I have found the picture and the medal bar that belonged to Frank Freeman and have uploaded them in this listing. There is also a letter written by him dated 1944 to a family member that will come with this group, I did not have enough pictures left so that i could upload it also.I have over 5000 items that I have been collecting for the last 47 years that i will be listing on ebay, all are WW I and WW II items of all country's mainly US and Germany & Japan. about 1/2 I cannot list on ebay due to offensive symbols. Its time to start clearing off the shelfs. This is a U.S Navy Coast Guard Cutter USS Samuel Chase combat fowl weather smock or jacket named to Frank W Freeman of the APA -26 Samuel Chase. The Samuel Chase was one of the first cutters to start landing troops of the famous 1st infantry division at Normandy France on Omaha Beach at 5:30 in the morning 11 miles out. This smock belonged to one of the crewman named Frank W Sweeny who was awarded the bronze star for bravery after his LCVP-LCI was hit under extreme fire from the German Positions. This smock is in excellent condition with some stains and it has its original navy tag. The hood is still attached and in excellent condition. The material is a canvas cloth heavy material and one sleeve button strap is missing on the right sleeve. I am a disabled vet so it will take me a day or two to get things packed and shipped. I try to ship as quickly as possible. Most small items will go USPS 1st class or priority and larger items will go parcel post. Payment is expected with in 7 days of end of the auction. If you would like a package shipped a different way please let me know. All over seas packages will be shipped USPS priority mail international or express, that is so we can track it and follow it in case there is a problem. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT SHIPPING WILL BE HIGHER THAN STATED TO ALL FOREIGN BUYERS. I ONLY SHIP USPS PRIORITY INTERNATIONAL MAIL SO THAT I CAN TRACK THE PACKAGE. IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO EXCEPT THESE TERMS PLEASE DONT BID.All are items we sell are from a pet free and a smoke free home.
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