1934 US Marines Evening Dress Jacket from USMC Brigadier General John Groff
Fully marked tag dates jacket to 12/26/1934 which coincides with his time spent in Quantico, VA. The epaulettes were found with jacket but may have been added at a later date in Groff’s career, since the leather straps are a tad short to fasten to jacket and safety pins were used to hold in place. No pants were found, just the jacket. Condition of jacket is very good with no moth holes, no smell and very clean. The inside collar red fabric has a partial tear and will need to be re-sewn/repaired(see close up photo). Outer gold applied collar will need to be re-sewn in a few areas, as it is loose in spots. John Groff (February 14, 1890 October 2, 1990) was a Brigadier General in the United States Marine Corps whose military career spanned from 1912 to 1946. Groff was a highly decorated veteran of World War I, earning the Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, and Purple Heart medals. He also participated in the Banana Wars (in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Nicaragua), and World War II. At the time of his death in 1990 at age 100, BG Groff was the oldest surviving general officer in the Marine Corps. The item “1934 US Marines Evening Dress Jacket from USMC Brigadier General John Groff” is in sale since Monday, August 07, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “kricketlb1971″ and is located in Gilbert, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States