But he also had some other military wear, which was owned by his great uncle. The only patch I found with it was the name patch which was in the left front pocket below where it was obviously located on the jacket and just above the stenciled name which matches that on the patch.The jacket is in excellent condition for a 60-year-old piece of leather clothing. The died sheepskin collar is soft and supple as is the leather. Both front pocket buttons are intact. There are no tears but I did spot a couple of very small spots where the leather was worn, and the ribbed cuffs apparently were neatly cut off by the original owner decades ago. The jacket was made by the Ralph Edwards Sportswear Co.
It is 22 inches across from armpit to armpit and my guess it is a 40 regular or 42... Neither of my grown children, both in their mid- to late 30s, nor my two grandsons have expressed any interest in inheriting these or any of the other antiquities and antiques my wife and I have acquired or inherited over the last 50 years. And please do not hesitate to ask any question, because as a long retired newspaper editor, I know (and used to tell my new reporters) that the only dumb question is the one not asked.