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Model 1917 Officer's Tunic: olive drab gabardine wool; five darkened bronze eagle button closure; four patch pockets with pointed flaps and small darkened bronze eagle buttons; Stand-up collar with two hooks and eyes and darkened bronze collar devices of "U.S." and Caduceus (Medical Corps); shoulder tabs with small darkened bronze eagle buttons and captain's bars on each shoulder; left pocket has World War I Victory Ribbon with 4 bronze stars and a Croix de Guerre Medal Ribbon Bar with Star (awarded to soldiers mentioned in dispatches by the French Government); left sleeve has Division patch of a red arrow piercing a line (32nd Division); a single red chevron (Discharge Stripe), 2 gold chevrons on cuff (six months overseas service for each); officers' mohair tape on each cuff; interior is lined in cotton. John M. Scantleton served as a surgeon in the Medical Corps of the 128th Infantry, 32nd Division, during World War I. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre Medal by the French Government.
Coat -WORLD WAR I -Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Left sleeve.

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