U.S. Army regulation jacket. Made of heavy wool, this fully-lined olive drab jacket has a standing collar (with two metal hooks), two shoulder straps, four front patch pockets, and a five-button closure. All buttons bear the U.S. crest. The label in the inner breast pocket reads, "Issued by Authority of United Garment Workers of America." The issue number is 0443047.
|Year Range from||1915|
|Year Range to||1919|
Roberts, William. F.
|Other Name||Jacket, Men's, Military|
|Event||World War I|
William F. Roberts came to Crawford in the early 1900s to visit his family and decided to relocate there. He had a drayline and sold it to enter the army in World War I.
After the war he returned to Crawford and worked in the Ford Garage for two months, when he bought another drayline and transferred mail. He continued this career for twenty-five years.
From 1926-1936, Mr. Roberts was the chief of the Crawford Fire Department. During World War II he was captain of the Fire Department Companies stationed at Fort Robinson.
In October 1917 Mr. Roberts married Emma Uhl. They had five children.
|Credit line||James R. Roberts, Durango, Colorado|
|Collection||Roberts, James R.|