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Officer's Model 1917 Tunic: olive drab gabardine wool construction; five blackened bronze eagle buttons on the front; four patch pockets with pointed flaps and small eagle buttons; shoulder loops with small eagle buttons and gold bullion rank insignia; stand up collar with officer's "US" and Infantry crossed rifles with "127" on both sides; officer's mohair braid on cuffs; cotton lined; left shoulder has red arrow 32nd Division patch, red discharge chevron in middle of sleeve, two overseas chevrons near cuff (one year); and Mexican Border Service ribbon on left breast above pocket. Model 1917 Officer's Breeches: olive drab gabardine wool construction; belt loops on waist; plastic button fly closure; two front pockets and watch pocket; two back pockets; plastic button closure at calves. Edwin Horace Newton was born in Oshkosh, WI on October 30, 1888, the son of Selim H. and Ina M. (Finney) Newton. He and his father both worked for Webb's House Furnishing Company. He married Harriet "Hattie" Manda Daniels on July 3, 1912. Newton was a member of Company B, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard and became 2nd Lieutenant on June 29, 1915. He served with the company in Texas during the Mexican Border War 1916. In World War I, their company became Company B, 127th Infantry, 32nd Division. Late in 1918, Newton was promoted to 1st Lieutenant. He was later reassigned to the 161 Depot Brigade.
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