French Summer Service Kepi of Medical Inspector General Jean-Marie Dornoy
This is a French medical general's kepi dating to the 1980s. The kepi was worn by Medical Inspector General Jean-Marie Dornoy. It features three brass stars on the front. Below the stars is a maroon velvet chinstrap with Medical Corps embroidery. The chinstrap is attached to the front by a pair of gold buttons embossed with the Medical Corps insignia. The rest of the kepi is tan, indicating it was worn as a summer field cap. On the inside is a champagne satin liner and manufacturer's label for H. Grandpierre.
Jean-Marie Dornoy enter French service in 1925. He was made a colonel in the Medical Corps by 1927. It was not until after World War II (1939-1945) that Dornoy was promoted to general. During his time in the French military, Dornoy was sent to both Korea and Indochina. He also spent time in Algeria, thus being active in every major French conflict of the Cold War. He retired in 1985 and died five years later on September 26, 1990. During his service, Dornoy earned the rank of commander in the Legion of Honor and received many service awards for his various tours of duty.