Buckle, Belt

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Description German Belt Buckle: stamped rectangular steel buckle; steel rod inside with two steel tongues; nickel disk soldered to front with cast "GOTT MIT UNS" (God With Us) across the top and a German Imperial crown design in the center with a half wreath design on the bottom. Late war production steel frame.

Brought home as a souvenir by Otto Suess during World War I. Otto Suess was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin October 10, 1890. He worked as a shipping clerk prior to enlisting in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard. He transferred with the rest of the company to the US Army and was assigned to Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion. He was later assigned to the Headquarters Detachment. He was promoted to Private First Class and Corporal. He survived the war and returned April 28, 1919.
Dimensions H-0.5 W-2 L-2.5 D-0.5 inches
Year Range from 1916
Event World War I
Year range to 1918
Material Metal
Object ID 1651-9-T1
Object Name Buckle, Belt
People Suess, Otto
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