WORLD WAR II
Shirt

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Description Model 1937 Shirt: Olive Drab wool; fully opening with seven plastic buttons down the front; two breast pockets with flaps and button closure; placket in front; split cuffs with buttons; gusset. Standard issue to all soldiers in the U.S. Army and was the basic uniform shirt in all theaters.

Leverette V. Pierce was a native of Oshkosh, WI and worked as the manager of Oshkosh Building Supply Company. He was drafted on April 30, 1942. He received his basic training at Fort Sheridan, IL and was assigned to the 230th Signal Operation Company. He was promoted to Private 1st Class on July 18, 1942 and rose to the rank of Technician 4th Grade. His unit served in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. While stationed at New Caledonia, Leverette and his friends built a sailboat called the "Southern Cross" and in 1944 built a motorboat called the "Chief Oshkosh".
Year Range from 1937
Event World War II
Year range to 1942
Material Wool/Plastic
Object ID 6677-2
Object Name Shirt
People Pierce, Leverette V.
Used Pierce, Leverette V.
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