I was fortunate enough to acquire this from his estate, where these items had been stored in a closet probably since 1958. It's such a wonderfully complete collection that I couldn't bring myself to break it up.
Our Soldier, Albert Luthanen, appears to have been active in the 7th Army, most likely in an artillery unit, from 1948-54. Operators permit (drivers license) and dog tags of our soldier, Albert. There is also a blood donor card which shows that Albert donated blood on July 7, 1952, at Camp Breckinridge, KY. This is most likely where he did his Basic Training.
His operator's permit lists him as a "motor officer". On the back the permit has the symbol of the USAREUR, or US ARMY EURope. My guess is that for a portion of his service he would have been stationed in Germany, most likely Heidelberg, providing support services for the troops. From what I can tell, his ribbon bar reflects a National Defense Service Medal and an Army Occupation Medal, which would work with this scenario. I'm not an expert in Army history, so please forgive any erroneous speculations on my part.
Albert went back home to Ohio after his service and was an exemplary employee for one of the largest companies in the area, Lubrizol. He enjoyed working with his hands and was a woodworker and craftsman. This collection reflects the history and honors the memory of a simple, hard working American. This collection includes: Two Eisenhower Jackets size 42 S; one has a button missing Two matching pairs of dress pants; one has a repair, size 33 x 29 One long wool coat in good condition but with one button missing, size 36 R Five khaki shirts with insignia; 3 have a corporals rank and four also have the 7th army patch One wool officer's dress shirt size 15 1/2 x 33 Three sets of work shirts Matching set of three work pants, size 34 x 33, which are in pretty rough condition, but still wearable. One long underwear, one-piece union suit w label that reads Healthgard, size 48 2 Cotton/wool?
Long John bottoms Two nice full sets of long johns; bottoms and tops, one is white, one is khaki. Three khaki caps/hats, one with blue trim, two with red trim Three green wool hats with red trim 6 pr white cotton skivvies, some stains 6 green tank tops 2 green towels and a wash cloth 3 ties, beige, brown, and reddish-brown 1 belt with brass buckle One pair of wool gloves One long white pair of knitted wool socks 9 single green socks 2 pairs of light brown khaki socks Ribbon strip I lapel pin with U. 1 lapel pin with crossed cannons Canteen with cover in nice shape I. Papers and Operators Permit I carefully washed the woolens and cottons, but left the coat, the Eisenhower Jackets and the matching dress pants alone.
All of these items are in used condition; some have holes, repairs, paint stains or other soil stains, but some of them are in fairly good condition. I've tried to note any obvious defects but they did not all make it onto the list, so please be prepared. The wear on these items helps to tell the Soldier's story.
More photos available on request. The item "WWII Korean War Uniforms ID'd Soldier 50+ pc Eisenhower Jacket Long Wool Coat" is in sale since Tuesday, June 19, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Korea (1950-53)\Original Period Items".em" and is located in Bristolville, Ohio.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.