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Catalog Number 9995-18
Title Jacket, Service, Em, USA
Object Name Jacket
Description U.S. Army military jacket. Olive drab and made of wool, this standing-collar jacket has four front patch pockets, a five-button and two-metal clasp closure, and shoulder straps. All buttons bear the U.S. crest. Insignia on the left shoulder demonstrates the donor's participation in the 314th Supply Train of the 89th Division. The red chevron on the same sleeve indicates honorable discharge, while the downward-facing chevron shows participation in an overseas theater lasting six months. On the upper right arm, the sergeant stripes are accompanied by a patch denoting rank of "Quartermaster Sergeant Senior Grade M.T.C. (Motor Transport Corps)." The label on the inside pocket reads, "Society Brand Clothes - Made in Chicago by Alfred Decker and Cohn."

COLORS: drab,w/ red chevron,
Date 1917
Year Range from 1917
Year Range to 1919
Made Society Brand Clothes
Place of Origin USA: Illinois, Chicago
People Bunger, Elmer LeRoy, 1890-1969
USA, 89th Div., Co. E, 314th Supply Train
Other Name Jacket, Men's, Military
Event World War I
History Elmer L. Bunger was born in Humboldt, NE. At the age of 27, he enlisted in the army and served as a sergeant in Company E, 314th Supply Train of the 89th Division. He trained at Camp Funston, Kansas, and participated in the A.E.F. in the St. Mihiel Offensive, Meuse-Argonne Offensive, and Lucey and Euvezin Sectors. On June 12, 1919, he was honorably discharged at Camp Dodge, Iowa.
Credit line Mrs. Lola E. Detlefsen, Grand Island (Hall), Nebraska
Collection Elmer L. Bunger