Vietnam 9th Division Commander Julian Ewell Fatigue Shirt
Custom Asian made fatigue shirt from
General Julian Ewell, 9th Division Commanding, Vietnam
An excellent condition OG107 pattern fatigue that appears to have been tailor made, laundry label only, with in-country made insignia as worn with 9th Division patch on the right shoulder combat unit patch and Field Force on the left shoulder for his next command. The cap is US made with insignia and unnamed. Includes matching trousers with Ewell's laundry tag inside.
His bio follows the description.
Julian Johnson Ewell, from Stillwater, Oklahoma, attended Duke University before entering the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, graduating in 1939. A paratrooper in WWII he jumped into Normandy with the 101st Airborne Division on D-Day. So many paratroopers missed their landing zones that then Lt. Colonel Ewell found only 40 of the 600 men in his battalion, but they managed to regroup and engage the Germans. In fall 1944, he parachuted into Holland. Ewell was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Army’s second-highest honor, for holding off two German divisions.
He later spent four years at West Point, rising to Assistant Commandant of Cadets. He became Executive Assistant to presidential military aide General Maxwell Taylor at the Kennedy White House. He later served as executive to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon and as chief of staff at V Corps in Germany before he went to Vietnam in 1968 as a Major General.
Gen. Ewell held two top command positions in Vietnam, as commander of the 9th Infantry Division in the Mekong Delta and later as commander of II Field Force. He commanded the 9th through some of their most trying times.