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Kit, First Aid

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Description First Aid Packet and Carrier: khaki canvas case with two snap closures on front; canvas loop with wire belt hooks on back; interior stamped "R.I.A. 1917" (Rock Island Arsenal). Packet: painted brown tin container;
stamped "First Aid Packet-US Navy/Contract Feb 26, 1917/Bauer & Black/Chicago, USA/To Open-Pull Ring/patent Applied For"; and pull-ring opener on side.

Emil F. Kraning was born in Germany in 1875. His family immigrated to America and settled in Oshkosh, WI. On July 11, 1893 he enlisted in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard. His enlisted records indicate that he was Five feet, 10 1/2 inches tall, with gray eyes and brown hair. and a wood worker by profession. He reenlisted on July 13, 1896 and again on July 13, 1897. During the Spanish American War he was a sergeant in Company F. On February 1, 1905 he was promoted to Captain and commanded Company F, and commanded the company during the Mexican Border War. On July 14, 1917 he was promoted to Major commanding the 3rd Battalion 6th Wisconsin National Guard. When the 32nd Division was formed in August 1917 at Camp MacArtur, Texas, Kraning was assigned to command the 107th Supply Train. He was on the USS Tuscania when it was sunk off the coast of Ireland by a German submarine. In France he became ill with trench fever and rheumatism and was relieved of command on July 1, 1918 and sent back to the United States.
Dimensions H-1 W-4.25 D-6 inches
Year Range from 1917
Event World War I
Year range to 1917
Made Bauer & Black
Object ID 5445-T1
Object Name Kit, First Aid
Place of Origin Chicago, IL
People Kraning, Emil F.
Used Kraning, Emil F.
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