|Catalog Number||X1971.29.07 a-b|
|Dimensions||W-28 L-32 inches|
|Foundry||"U.S. / T / W.H.H. Co."|
Belonged to the donor's father. He was born in Radarsburg, and was living in Geyser, when he enlisted in the army in Great Falls 4-27-1918. He was 23 years old and an engineer at the time. He was in the 91st (Pine Tree) Division, Co. C., stationed in France where he was a wagoneer in an ammo.train (316th Sup. Train). He was in the Argonne Drive 9-26 thru 10-30-1918. He was gassed while driving an F.W.D. truck in an ammunition convoy of 250 men. All died except for himself and four other men. He was honorably discharged 5-8-1919 at Ft. Russell Wyoming.
Objects are: olive drab wool twill jacket (a). Mandarin collar with inside tab under pair of heavy hooks and eyes. Single breasted jacket closure with five .875" diameter buttons. Snap closure below waist. Four patch pockets with button-down flaps. Buttoned Epaulets. Straight loose sleeves lined with khaki muslin. Body lining of brown cotton twill with left breast pocket. Right sleeve has gold cloth wagon wheel insignia (denotes wagoneer). Left sleeve has green cut-out pine tree (91st Division logo), red wound chevron, and brown grosgrain "V" for six months overseas service. Collar has 1" metal "US" button on right and "T" button (denotes ammunition train) on left. Olive drab wool twill pants (b). Jodhpur style with 10 pairs grommets and cord laces. Two waist pockets and one watch pocket. Six belt loops. Buttons and hook and eye fly closure. Adjustment strap with toothed buckle at upper back. Waistband and 3" of upper back is lined with white cotton twill.
World War I