WORLD WAR II
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Description Service Coat: olive drab wool; four gilt brass eagle buttons on front; four patch pockets on the front with flaps and gilt brass eagle buttons; both sleeves have Technician 4th grade chevrons; left shoulder has 6th Army patch; left cuff has four bars for overseas duty (two years); fold down collar and lapels; collar has "US" disk and lapels have Quartermaster Corps disks; left breast has Campaign Ribbons: Good Conduct; Asiatic-Pacific Theater with 2 stars; and Philippine Liberation; right breast has Honorable Discharge (Ruptured Duck) patch.

Leverette V. Pierce was a native of Oshkosh, WI and worked as the manager of Oshkosh Building Supply Company. He was drafted on April 30, 1942. He received his basic training at Fort Sheridan, IL and was assigned to the 230th Signal Operation Company. He was promoted to Private 1st Class on July 18, 1942 and rose to the rank of Technician 4th Grade. His unit served in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. While stationed at New Caledonia, Leverette and his friends built a sailboat called the "Southern Cross" and in 1944 built a motorboat called the "Chief Oshkosh".
Dimensions H-3 W-22 L-31 inches
Year Range from 1941
Event World War II
Year range to 1941
Made Jacob M. Franklin Inc.
Material Wool/Metal
Object ID 6677-1
Object Name Coat
People Pierce, Leverette V.
Used Pierce, Leverette V.
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