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Catalog Number 10122-7-(1)
Title Jacket, Service, USA; W/ Pants 10122-7-2
Object Name Jacket
Description U.S. military drab wool jacket. Complete with four front patch pockets. shoulder straps and a five-button closure, all of which bear the U.S. crested bronze buttons, this standing-collar jacket is fully lined and has two inside hidden pockets. Collar insignia includes the standard "U.S" disk on the right and the medical corp disk on the left. The left shoulder patch, a gold rooster on in a circle of red, denotes that the donor participated in ambulance service. Three chevrons accompany this patch on the left sleeve. A single red upward-facing chevron indicates honorable discharge, and two downward-facing chevrons show one year of oversears service.
COLORS: drab
Date 1918
Year Range from 1918
Year Range to 1919
Material wool
Makers mark SHOULDER PATCH, RED CHEVRON, SERVICE CHEVRON, COLLAR ORN MED CORP US
People Mills, Corbett E.
Other Name Jacket, Men's, Military
Event World War I
History Corbett Emmett Mills was drafted into the U.S. Army in June 1918. His order of induction states that he reported to the local board (#5 City Hall, Omaha, NE) on June 27, 1918. His jacket indicates participation with the ambulance service.
Credit line Dr. & Mrs. Lloyd S. Jones, Chico, California
Collection Jones, Lloyd S.