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Catalog Number 10410-2
Title Hat, US Marine Corps
Object Name Cap, Military
Description U.S. Marine Hat, dark blue with red piping around base and also around crown. Leather bill, dark brown, with rounded front, adjusting strap, also dark brown. Marine device on front of crown and two copper alloy buttons attaching adjusting strap. Bell top shaped crown with a wicker supporter inside to maintain stiffness of crown. Leather sweat band, light brown, inside.
Name: G. B. Flagg inked on sweat band in back.
Date 1917, ca.
Year Range from 1917
Year Range to 1919
Place of Origin USA
Height (in) 5
Length (in) 10.25
Width (in) 8.2
People Flagg, Gould Bailey, 1895-1982
Other Name Hat, Men's, Military
Event World War I
History Worn by Gould Bailey Flagg, Sr. Gould was born in Shanghai, China in 1895. His father was Commodore of the China Steamship Navigation Co. After his father passed away, Gould returned with his family to Newcastle, Maine (in 1910). Gould came to Burwell, NE in 1914 to live with his uncle. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from June 1917 to Jan. 1919, enlisting in Denver from Burwell, Nebraska. He trained at Mare Island, CA and served in Pearl Harbor, Guam, and Vladivostak, Siberia. Their mission was to attack the Germans from the North. Half way through Siberia, the Russian Revolution began and they were sent back to Pearl Harbor.

Gould married in 1920 and lived in Burwell and served two terms and mayor. In 1924, he moved to Ord, where he also served two terms as mayor. He moved to Lincoln in 1941 and served in the Nebraska State Legislature for 24 years. He worked as Chief of the Bureau of Dairies and Foods, for 21 years. Gould passed away in 1982.
Credit line Doris Hostetter Flagg, Lincoln (Lancaster), Nebraska
Collection Flagg, Doris Hostetter