Colonel Maurice K. Kurtz 14th Armored Division Jacket
Magnificent WW2 14th Armored Division Jacket to Colonel Maurice Keyes Kurtz – 14th Armored Division Artillery Commander during WW2.
Includes: double-patched officer’s jacket, dress shirt, and tan tie.
Jacket is double-patched with United States Training and Doctrine Command patch and 14th Armored Division patch. Ribbon highlights include Silver Star ribbon, Legion of Merit ribbon, Bronze Star ribbon, EAME Campaign ribbon with 4 campaign stars, and WW1 Victory ribbon with 1 campaign star. Jacket has tailor tag “Worsted-tex”. Jacket has hand-written name on inside above tailor tag “MK Kurtz” and is stamp numbered “2809” on inside of sleeve.
According to our cursory research, Maurice Keyes Kurtz graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1919 (at one point, serving overseas during WW1 prior to graduating). Kurtz would remain in active service throughout the interwar period, eventually attaining the rank of Colonel. During WW2, Kurtz would gain the position of Division Artillery Commander for the 14th Armored Division and would lead the division’s artillery throughout the war. In July 1945, Kurtz would be awarded the Silver Star for his actions in leading the 14th Armored Division artillery in defense of the Moder River Line in February 1945. Colonel Maurice Keyes Kurtz would pass away in 1966 and would be interred at Arlington National Cemetery.
A superb piece of WW2 history for the discerning collector.