AP: WASHINGTON (AP) An American flag-and-striped uniform that was worn by two of the greatest World War II stars in the United States is now up for auction.
The Washington, D.C., auction house, Sotheby’s International Realty, said Wednesday it will auction the American flag and the black-and, white-and gray-and white-striping uniform worn by the late Maj. Gen. Donald Doolittle.
Doolittle is the only one of the four surviving members of the American 3rd Infantry Division to be immortalized in the U.S. uniform, the first American soldier to be named a Medal of Honor.
The uniform is estimated to sell for more than $2 million.
It was made of an American w/white and gray-strip, but it is not known how much of that was made up of the flag.
The auction house said it was not sure when it will take a final call.
It’s rare to see a uniform like Doolitt’s in a collection that includes a handful of other World War I heroes.
The American flag was worn on a number of occasions during World War Two.
The first was in June 1918 during a parade celebrating the liberation of Germany, which was in the midst of the largest military defeat in U.K. history.
Doolithed the American banner during the march and was awarded the Silver Star, the highest U.A.E. decoration.
His other notable moments included being awarded the Army’s Medal of Freedom in 1947 and serving in World War One as an infantryman in France.