|Title||Jacket, Service, World War I, Em, Army|
World War I U.S. Army standing collar cotton jacket. Four patch pockets adorn the front of the garment. This jacket has the characteristic five-button closure, but it also has an extra hook at the bottom for a more secure fit. All buttons bear the U.S. crest. Collar insignia includes the "U.S" enlisted disk on the right and the sign of the Medical Corp on the left. The left shoulder patch, an Arabic '6' on a six-pointed red star, signifies membership in the Sixth Infantry Division. The other two chevrons on the left sleeve denote service and discharge. The red upward-facing chevron shows honorable discharge, while the two bars of the downward facing lower chevron indicates one year of overseas service. The label on the inside of the right bottom pocket indicates production and issuance of the jacket by Wasserman & Levy of New York.
TECHNIQUE: machine made
|Year Range from||1915|
|Year Range to||1919|
|Made||Wasserman & Levy, New York|
|Makers mark||No marks observed|
|Used||Marquette; Hamilton County; Nebraska; USA ; France|
Roberts, William. F.
USA, US Army, 6th Inf. Div.
|Other Name||Jacket, Men's, Military|
|Event||World War I|
|History||Worn by donor's father, William F. Roberts, during World War I. As a member of the 6th Infantry Division, Mr. Roberts served as a medic in France.|
|Credit line||James R. Roberts, Durango, Colorado|
|Collection||Roberts, James R.|