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Record 273/678
German Belt Buckle: stamped rectangular brass 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. 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.
Buckle, Belt -WORLD WAR I -Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum

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