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Catalog Number 10410-1-(1)
Title Jacket, Service, World War I, Usmc; W/ Pants 10410-1-2
Object Name Jacket
Description U.S. Marine wool single-breasted standing collar jacket. This jacket is navy blue with red trim on the hem, sleeves, shoulder straps, collar and down the front of the 7-button closure. All buttons are brass and bear the images of the eagle, anchor and stars of the USMC. While no pockets adorn the outside of the garment, there are two inner breast pockets sewn into the black lining. A red upward -facing chevron on the left sleeve indicates honorable discharge and two downward-facing chevrons lower on the same sleeve denote one year of overseas service.
W/ Pants 10410-1-2
COLORS: navy, w/ red trim on outline of edges
Date 1917-1919
Year Range from 1917
Year Range to 1919
Material wool
Makers mark RED CHEVRON, 2 SERVICE CHEVRONS ON LEFT SLEEVE
People Flagg, Gould Bailey, 1895-1982
Other Name Jacket, 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