Post WWII Occupied Germany Army 14th Ordnance Battalion Corporal Uniform with German Made Patches
The uniform is comprised of an olive drab wool Ike jacket (May, 1946 pattern), size 36 regular, and trousers (December, 1945 pattern), which lack any size designation. The jacket collar has clutch back “U.S.” and Ordnance Corps collar disks, while on the shoulders are clutch back enamel distinctive insignia of the 14th Ordnance Battalion. On the sleeves are the rank chevrons of a Corporal. Above the left breast pocket are three separate ribbons for the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Occupation Medal, and the National Defense Medal. On the shoulder is a German made “Germany” arc above an American made 7th Army patch, below which is a German made “Seven Steps to Hell” tab. In the pocket of the jacket was found a single Corporal rank chevron, a German made 7th Army patch, and another German made “Seven Steps to Hell” tab. Within both the jacket and the trousers is the laundry mark of “S 2686” and the initials “S.P.H.”. There is one very small hole in the left sleeve near the chevron, but otherwise the uniform is in excellent condition.