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Catalog Number 10769-2
Title Cap, Sailor, Military; Wool, Navy
Object Name Cap, Sailor
Description Wool, Navy Service cap, no bill, dark blue wool, cotton sweatband, outside band marked "USS Wilkes"
Date 1918
Year Range from 1918
Material wool, cotton
Place of Origin USA
Height (in) 3
Diameter (in) 10
People Albrecht, Louis Sr.
Other Name Cap, Men's, Military
Event World War I
History Worn by Louis M. Albrecht, Sr., who served in the Navy in World War One.

Louis was born in 1896 in southwest Nebraska. Louis enlisted in May of 1918 and served with the Atlantic fleet during the last months of the War. He served on the Cuyama and the Wilkes. The Wilkes performed convoy duty, protecting ships carrying troops to the battlefields in France.

After the war, Louis attended the state agricultural school at Curtis, Nebraska, a seminary in Chicago and Kearney State Teachers College (1920-1924). He was ordained in the Congregational-Christian church serving five churches in Nebraska. He died in 1969 and is buried in Lincoln Legion cemetery.
Credit line Lillian L. Dudley, Crete (Saline), Nebraska
Collection Dudley, Lillian L.
Notes on Related Objects See also Albrecht, Louis M., Sr., 1896-1965 [RG5466]