WORLD WAR I
Bag, Laundry

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Description Cotton laundry bag; single piece of khahi cotton stitched at bottom and side; top is sewn over for a twill drawstring which passes through two brass eyelets. The front is marked in black ink: "R.T.F./Co. B./2nd WIS."

Ralph T. Fuller was the son of E. L. and Olive Fuller of Oshkosh. He enlisted in Company B, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard and served in Texas during the Mexican Border War 1916. In 1917 Company B, became Company B, 127th Infantry, 32nd Division and served in France during World War I. Ralph fought during the Aisne-Marne Offensive in July and early August 1918, but was killed by a German sniper on September 4, 1918 near Soissons, France during the Oise-Aisne-Marne Offensive.
Dimensions W-16.5 L-26 inches
Year Range from 1916
Event Mexican Border 1916
Year range to 1917
Material Cotton/Brass
Object ID 1778
Object Name Bag, Laundry
People Fuller, Ralph T.
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