Desert Shield Tour Jacket USS Eisenhower Patch Gulf War

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 09, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House
USS Dwight D Eisenhower Tour jacket from the first Gulf War. On the back is embroidered " USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN-69) "Florida", then a dragon and " Suez Canal Med.-Persian Gulf Cruise 1991-92" and the following countries & bodies of water, Dubai, U.A.E., Gulf of Oman, Spain, Red Sea and Israel. T are also patches of some of the countries on one sleeve and a double dragon patch near the cuff. On the other arm is a US flag, a rebel flag, the Florida state flag, a Pink Panther patch and a double bucking horse patch near the cuff. On the front of the jacket is the original owners name, Alex, as well as a Operation Desert Shield patch, a Tomcat patch, a Persian Gulf Excursion patch and a patch that has King Tut on it and reads " Suez Canal I did the ditch". The jacket is in good worn condition with some wear and tear the the liner , especially near the bottom of the jacket and in the armpit areas and inside collar. T is no size or manufacturer tag inside. From shoulder to shoulder measures about 20 1/2 inches. The sleeves measure about 26 inches. This is an original and not a repro.
The Eisenhower was the third nuclear powered and second Nimitz class aircraft carrier constructed. It was authorized by congress in 1970 and christened Oct 11th 1975 by Mamie Doud-Eisenhower, the widow of the late President.
In 1990, IKE
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