Posted 10 years ago
I was really surprised to receive this when cleaning out the grandparent's estate. Not everything came out at once. We found the victory medal one place, the hat another, and so on. It all came together, though. I have the Pants and boot covers too, but those aren't so glamorous.
The only thing "missing" from the uniform is the discharge stripe, not sure why his uniform doesn't have it. There's a lot of moth nips and I still need to give it a proper presentation (the hanger it's on is not at all to my liking).
The hat has the white text blacked out for some odd reason. If you have worked with cleaning this type of cloth in the past and know a good method to try to remove such a thing, I would be eternally grateful. I'm in charge of looking after this kind of family stuff.
MY gt. grandfather was a copper smith in the Navy, hence the "machinist" patch. I'll post some documents soon.