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Description M1917 Enlisted Man's Tunic: olive drab wool; black cotton lining; five darkened bronze eagle buttons on front; four patch pockets with pointed flaps and small darkened bronze eagle buttons; shoulder tabs with small darkened bronze eagle buttons; gold chevron on right sleeve cuff (wound stripe); 42nd Rainbow Division patch on left shoulder (French made); three gold overseas chevrons on left cuff and red discharge chevron on middle of left sleeve; stand-up collar with darkened bronze collar disks of "US" and "MG/C" (Machine Gun Company C).

Used by Bugler Erick Baier. Erick Baier was born in Oshkosh, WI on July 31, 1895, the son of George and Mary Froelich Baier. He was working for Paine Lumber Company when he enlisted in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard on June 2, 1916. He served in Texas with the company during the Mexican Border War 1916. He reported for duty at Camp Douglas on July 15, 1917 when they became Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division. He served in France and was wounded in action by shrapnel in his left leg on August 2, 1918 near Chateau Thierry.
Dimensions W-20 L-29 inches
Year Range from 1917
Event World War I
Year range to 1918
Makers mark Seigel Bros & Goodman
Object ID 5863-T3
Object Name Coat
People Baier, Erick
Used Baier, Erick
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