U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) WW2 Vandergrift Jacket. Nice set of EGAs on collar. Ruptured duck (honorable discharge) cloth insignia above one pocket with nice x-type custom stitching. Very faded naming in neck area of jacket in typical USMC black stencil. Bottom two small closure button appear to be missing. Worn and used condition.
Additional Notes: After the Guadalcanal Campaign, the 1st Marine Division under Major General Alexander Vandegrift were posted to the cooler climate of Melbourne, Australia. As the Marines only had their utility and tan summer uniforms, they were issued Australian army battle dress with the Marines calling the short jacket the “Vandegrift jacket”. An American-made, forest green version of the jacket was issued to officers in December 1944 and to the enlisted Marines in August 1945
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|Dimensions||11 × 10 × 4 in|