U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary

Ike Jacket

The term was not authorized in the Marine Corps and when used would subject a Marine to a reprimand. (background) Marines remembered General Eisenhower’s comment that he would have no Marines in Europe (having forgotten that his reserve force in Northern Ireland was Marine and paying no attention to the OSS personnel in the theater). A uniform jacket of similar design was authorized just after World War II and continued into the early 1960s. It was a forest green fabric with a faux belt and no skirt below the belt. (see Battle Jacket.)


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