Major General Thomas H Green’s Ike Jacket & More – SOLD

Green was the Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army from December 1945. He was the Asst. JAG in the Hawaiian Department when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941.

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Thomas H. Green began his army career enlisting in Troop A, Massachusetts Cavalry on February, 4, 1913. He saw service on the Mexican Border in 1816 with that cavalry unit. During WWI, he  entered the Regular Army as a second lieutenant of cavalry in October of 1917, and went to France with the 15th U.S. Cavalry, one of the two regiments to serve as complete cavalry regiment in WWI overseas. He attained the rank of temporary major.

Green served with the cavalry until transferring to the Judge Advocate General’s Department in Washington. (By this time, Gen.Green had been educated at Tufts University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston University (LL.B), and George Washington University Law School, obtaining a master’s degree in law.)

Having served in various departments and commands, Green became the JAG for the Hawaiian Department, where he was on duty from August of 1940 to April. He also distinguished himself performing other duty as the Executive to the Military Governor of Hawaii, this during the time of the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.  He received the DSM for services as Executive to the Military Governor Lt. Gen. Delos C. Emmons.  He was award his second DSM on October 1845 for his services as Deputy JAG. He was promoted to major general as of 1 Dec., 1945, and remained the Judge Advocate General of the Army until 30 November, 1948, then retiring from active duty.

In retirement, Gen. Green worked as a law professor at the University of Arizona until his death in 1971.  He was buried with his wife, at Indian Mound Cemetery, Moravia, New York.

The uniform is a contract April 1944 “Ike” Jacket, with sewn-on bullion stars in the rank of major general. The collars are US and JAG, clutch back insignia. This jacket is probably an earlier Ike, in that the ribbon bars are not fully brought up to full status.  The ribbon bars are for the following:

  • Distinguished Service Medal (w/1olc), Army Commendation (w/3 olc), Mexican Border Service, WWI Victory( w/2 campaign stars), American Defense (w/star), American Campaign, Asiatic-Pacific, WWII Victory Medals.  Additional awards added were one more oak leaf cluster for the Army Commendation, and a star on the Asiatic-Pacific medals.

Completing the insignia is the Hawaiian Department Patch, and a 2 bar overseas service, being in the Territory of Hawaii.  (shirt and tie are not included).

  • 11×14 inch photo portrait of the general in Khaki uniform and OD cap. Inscribed on the reverse (see photo) and label, reading, “Brig. Gen.Thomas H. Green, Deputy Judge Advocate 1945.” Photo taken prior to 1 Dec., 1945.
  • 11×14 inch photo of LtGen. Delos Carlton Emmons, Military Governor of Hawaii, with Green, as a brigadier general. Taken in Lolani Palace, Honolulu, Hawaii, in the officer of the Mil. Gov.  Note the windows are blacked out for enemy air raids.  This photo was used in National Geographic Magazine of Oct. 1942.
  • 8×10 glossy photo of Gen. Green presenting a Silver Star medal, while wearing this Ike jacket.
  • 8×10 glossy photo of Green, taken at a testimonial dinner for Col. Verne Sparks, 1948. Gen. Green is wearing this Ike in the photo.
  • Biographical Notes.
  • Signed copy of his Military Record and Report of Separation Certificate of Service. Signed by both the outgoing and incoming Judge Advocate General (Edward F. Witsell).
  • The JUDGE ADVOCATE JOURNAL, Vol. II, No. 3, Fall-Winter, 1945, with article on Gen. Green. 46 pages, with an additional article on the JAG- Pearl Harbor to V-J Day (photo of JAG Dept, with Green in front row), many other interesting WWII related articles.
  • Inscribed book, THINK, Think Magazine’s Diary of U.S. Participation In World War II. Published by IBM, 1950, hard bound, 374 pages, profusely illustrated.  Inscribed on the flyleaf (see photo).

An historic Ike worn by the Top Lawman in the U.S. Army, in super condition.

Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 14 × 9 in