WORLD WAR I
Puttee

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Description Spiral Wrap Puttees: long olive drab wool strips with cotton tape sewn to one end. Adopted by United States forces in Europe during World War I. These would be wrapped around the ankles and calves in a spiral and tied below the knee.

Walter A. Rumbarger served as a Wagoner in the 107th Train Headquarters, 32nd Division, during World War I. Enlisted April 26, 1918 at Dayton, Ohio, when he was 23 years old. He was involved in battles of: West of the Meuse River Sept. 26 to Oct. 2, 1918, Bois de la Grandemontaigne Oct. 4 to 30, 1918, East of Meuse Nov. 9 and 10, 1918.
Year Range from 1917
Event World War I
Year range to 1919
Material Wool/Cotton
Object ID 7122-4
Object Name Puttee
People Rumbarger, Walter A.
Used Rumbarger, Walter A.
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