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WWII US Army Named 6th Cavalry Regiment Uniform Grouping With Theater Made DI's & Shoulder Patch
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Beautiful WWII named uniform grouping of Tech Corporal Gerald E. Yoakam ASN 35979186. This grouping consists of 1) Ike jacket, with theater made DI's and a stunning theater made shoulder patch. Jacket also sports a ribbon bar with  Good Conduct, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Winged Victory Medal, and Army of Occupation Medal. Ike jacket still retains the oilcloth tag that says it's a size 38R and is also dated 7/14/44. 2) shirt with gas flap size 14X33. 3) Two sets of wool trousers size 31X31 both named to the inside. 4) Visor hat size 7. 5) four overseas caps all sized 7 or 7 1/8 with two being named to him. 5) small grouping of paper items including manuals most noted is a FM 23-90 for the 81MM mortar. Most of them having his name in them. 6) Cased Purple Heart with another mans name of the inside flap. R. Yelders of 1733 Dolman St. St. Louis Mo. This must have been a close friend to have his Purple Heart but I have no idea why it was in suitcase. 7) Various patches and insignia (most of them not being shown). This uniform set came in this period brown suitcase with all items being tucked always inside of it.
 
The 6th Cavalry, which became part of George S. Patton's Third Army during World War II, had one of the most outstanding combat records to come out that conflict, starting in October 1943 where it embarked on the Queen Elizabeth bound for northern Ireland.

In January 1944, the 6th Cavalry Regiment was disbanded and reorganized into the 6th Cavalry Group and assigned to XV Corps. The unit spent the first part of 1944 in intense basic, small unit, and special combat training. Finally in July 1944, the unit set sail across the English Channel to land at Utah Beach (Sainte-Mère-Église, France). Throughout World War II, the Sixth was part of most of the major campaigns, some of which included "Task Force Polk," the engagement in the Ardennes, and the Battle of the Bulge. It was also responsible for the screening and protection of the corps in the Bastogne area, defending the Our River, breaching the Siegfried Line, and the big job of crossing the Rhine River and the drive to the east.

Toward the end of hostilities, the Sixth was left with the detail of mopping up enemy stragglers to its final battle with the capture of Adorf & Markneukirchen. The Sixth Cavalry was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation (Army), for its valor during World War II.

As "Patton's Household Cavalry", the regiment was tasked with observing the advances of the Third Army's troops, reporting its observations directly back to Third Army headquarters, improving General Patton's situational awareness – very much like the British GHQ Liaison Regiment did.

Price: $350.00 USD (Sale Pending)