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May 12, 2014

Army master sergeant’s field jacket

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 12:01 am

Army master sergeant's field jacket

U.S. Army master sergeant’s “Eisenhower” field jacket that belonged to Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Donald E. Rudolph of South Haven, MN. The jacket has a 5th Army patch on the left sleeve shoulder, a 6th Division patch on the right sleeve shoulder and chevrons for the rank of master sergeant on each sleeve above the elbow. It also has ribbon bars for the Congressional Medal of Honor, Bronze Star, Purple Heart (with one oak leaf cluster), Army Good Conduct, American Defense Service, American Campaign, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign (with two battle stars and a spearhead), National Defense Service, Philippine Liberation, and WWII Victory medals.

For more information, view this jacket in our collections database.

To see a photograph of Donald Rudolph in 1945 please see this Star Tribune newspaper photograph in our collections database.

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