U.S. WW2 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment Grouping
U.S. WW2 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) Uniform Grouping awarded to First Sergeant Michael J Wilson (13230663) with 42R size Ike jacket, shirt, tie, trousers 34 waists, and overseas Garrison Cap complete with 505th PIR enable badge. The olive drab woolen Ike jacket comprises the 82nd Airborne Division patch on the left sleeve, with 17th Airborne Battalion patch on the right sleeve. On the left chest includes Silver Parachute Jump Wings with 505th jump oval, with Silver Combat Infantryman Badge below complete with the following medal ribbon bars (Purple Heart with bronze Oak Leaf, Good Conduct Medal, with four loops, WW2 American Defence Medal, WW2 US Army American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, with two bronze stars and arrowhead to denote participation in airborne or amphibious assault landings. On the right chest includes Presidential Unit Citation awarded to the unit for action at Sainte-Mere-Eglise during D-Day 1944. On the breast pocket is pinned Sharp Shooters Badge including the following bars (Rifle, Hand Grenade, Sub Machine, Carbine, Mortar, B.A.R. Expert Auto Rifle.
The collars include regular U.S Army Infantry collar insignia including a set of enamel 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment insignia. The right shoulder includes Belgian Red and Green Fourragère, and on the left is the orange lanyard awarded to the 82nd Airborne Division for the defense of the Netherlands awarded by the Dutch government for Operation Market Garden.
On each sleeve includes rank insignia for First Sergeant, on the lower left sleeve includes four yellow bars indicating 24+ months in oversea service, and two honourable service stripes which denote 6 years’ service.
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