This Dec. 20, 2012 photo shows a detail of the military tunic originally worn by 1971 West Point graduate Joseph Francis Albano. When Mary Helen Taft picked up the jacket on consignment about 20 years ago, she had thought it was an elaborate costume. When the story of an 80-year-old military tunic found among Superstorm Sandy debris at the Jersey Shore made national headlines, Taft realized the item in her closet was not just a run-of-the-mill coat. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)

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This Dec. 20, 2012 photo shows a detail of the military tunic originally worn by 1971 West Point graduate Joseph Francis Albano. When Mary Helen Taft picked up the jacket on consignment about 20 years ago, she had thought it was an elaborate costume. When the story of an 80-year-old military tunic found among Superstorm Sandy debris at the Jersey Shore made national headlines, Taft realized the item in her closet was not just a run-of-the-mill coat. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)
This Dec. 20, 2012 photo shows a detail of the military tunic originally worn by 1971 West Point graduate Joseph Francis Albano. When Mary Helen Taft picked up the jacket on consignment about 20 years ago, she had thought it was an elaborate costume. When the story of an 80-year-old military tunic found among Superstorm Sandy debris at the Jersey Shore made national headlines, Taft realized the item in her closet was not just a run-of-the-mill coat. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)
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