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Record 408/678
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Model 1912 Officer's Garrison Hat: wool crown with wire stiffener in top; officer's mohair band around base of crown; grommet hole in front for officer's eagle insignia; blackened bronze officer's eagle insignia; brown leather visor; brown leather chin strap; two blackened bronze eagle buttons for chin strap; and leather sweatband inside base of crown. Used by Dio Dunham. Dio Edgar Dunham was born in Oshkosh, WI on January 21, 1892. He was the son of James W. and Emma Norton Dunham. His father owned a variety store on Main Street, which became the Dunham-Fulton Gun Company. In 1916, Dio was teaching at the Manual Training School in Oshkosh. In 1917 he enlisted in the United States Army and was one of eight Oshkosh men accepted into the Officers Training School at Fort Sheridan, IL and graduated as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry. On December 15, 1917 he was assigned as a white officer and 1st Lieutenant in the 804th Pioneer Infantry (African Americans). In the 1919 Oshkosh City Directory he is listed as serving in the US Army. He was living in Duluth, MN in 1920 and was teaching in a public school. In 1930 he was still teaching and was living in Detroit, MI with his wife and two children. He died in Livonia, MI on July 20, 1974.
Cap, Garrison -WORLD WAR I -Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
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