WWI Identified Tunic From The 139th Field Artillery, HQ Company SOLD

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The tunic is identified to & ( Listed in unit history) George P. Reichhardt, Pvt. in Headquarters Co. of the 139th Field Artillery, 38th Infantry Division, A.E.F.  His service number is written in on the brown cotton lining of the tunic.

The tunic is all original with US and HQ FA disks on the collar. The 38th Division patch is huge, 4 inches in height with a great silver bullion ?CY? (Cyclone) centered on fine blue and red wool.  The left sleeve also has a discharge stripe and two overseas bullion tape stripes sewn on as well.  The right sleeve has corporal?s stripes, (apparently promoted to corporal).

His Victory Medal is pinned on the left breast and has the ?France? bar only. It appears that there may have been a ribbon bar on the pocket flap at one time or the medal previously.

Condition of the M-1917 tunic contracted in July of 1918 (has full label), is in excellent condition with one moth hole approximately ¼? on the lower back. One button has come loose and is present in the inner breast pocket.

There is a nice quality overseas cap included with the tunic; un-identified that came with the tunic. A photo copy of unit history title page and list of men in HQ comp. included.