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Description Spiral Wrap Puttees: olive drab green wool strips with green cotton tape on one end for tying. These were worn wrapped spirally from the ankle up to the knee by members of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I.

Adolph Castonia enlisted in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard in 1917. Company F, became Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division during World War I. Because of his blacksmith experience making horseshoes, he was made Ferrier. He also drove ammunition wagons. He was able to speak French, and was often in demand of his comrades to act as an interpreter.
Dimensions W-3.75 L-143 inches
Year Range from 1917
Event World War I
Year range to 1919
Material Wool/Cotton
Object ID 1997.44.2
Object Name Puttee
People Castonia, Adolph
Used Castonia, Adolph
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