USMC Officer Dress Visor Cap – Named to Colonel later Mjr General USMC . HU1040


United States Marine Corps (USMC) Officer Visor Cap. The exterior of the cap shows some spots annd surface dirt, however, display well. The interior body is basket weave construction. Marker marked in dome area: “Headwear by Great Norther Union Made Phila. Pa”. The sweat shield is intact and beneath the identification compartment is the card of Colonel Jeremiah Williams Pearson, III. Colonel Pearson would ascend to the rank of Major General of the Marine Corps. He passed away in 2012. Below is a summary of General Pearson’s career as it appears in an online obituary.

“General Pearson began his military career as a Naval aviator and test pilot for the Marine Corps. He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in June 1960 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He then was assigned to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Beaufort, SC, for the first three years, and his first operational tour was aboard the USS Independence aircraft carrier. In 1966, General Pearson graduated from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School and joined the Flight Test Division. In July 1968, he joined the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in Da Nang, Vietnam, as the maintenance officer. During his tour, he flew more then 400 combat missions. Starting in September 1969, General Pearson spent the next four years at the Naval Missile Test Center at Point Magu, Calif., serving in Flight Test and as a project officer in the Western Pacific. From September 1974 through June 1977, he was assigned to Marine Corps Headquarters in Washington, DC, as the Aviation Plans officer, and it was there he was nominated as a USMC Space Shuttle pilot. In May 1984, General Pearson assumed command of Marine Aircraft Group 11 and later became Deputy Commander of Marine Central Command in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, during Operation Desert Shield/Storm. While serving in Vietnam and the First Gulf War, General Pearson was awarded two Distinguished Service Medals, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star and 26 air medals. Following his retirement from the Marine Corps, General Pearson became the Head of Manned Space Flight for the National Aeronautic Space Administration (NASA) in Washington, DC. For three years he was responsible for the four NASA Space Centers—Johnson Space Center, Kennedy Space Center, Marshall Space Center and Stennis Space Center—and managed a $6 billion budget with more than 20,000 people. For his service, Major General Pearson was awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Medal and the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal.”


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Weight 28 oz
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 6 in

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