|Object Name||Cap, Garrison|
White and blue military cap with red piping. Interior of cap is white satin type fabric with black leather band sewn with black thread around circumference of cap. Interior has white tag with "6 7/8 / W" printed in black which probably refers to the size. Yellow edged and blue bordered three-sided embroidered patch with white center on one side of cap. In center is red rose with bud and green leaves and stem. "U.S.A. / VETERANS OF WORLD WAR 1" around edge of patch in yellow with five stars. Blue bordered three-sided enameled metal pin with white center near patch. In center is red rose with bud and green leaves and stem. Blue border contains "U.S.A. / VETERANS OF WORLD WAR 1" in gold letters and two gold stars. Gold metal numbers, "2652", near patch and pin. "V.W.W.1" embroidered in gold on bottom edge. "QUARTERMASTER" embroidered in gold on bottom edge of other side of cap.
From www.qmfound.com: "The U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps is the nation's oldest combat service support branch. Founded June 16, 1775 and since the early days of the American Revolution, Quartermasters have participated in every war, every major campaign, and in every theater of operations where U.S. soldiers have been deployed; supporting victory by America's Army with required supplies and services. Quartermaster soldiers feed, clothe and equip the United States Army. World War I showed the increased importance of logistics in the modern era, and witnessed the first use of specialized Quartermaster units on the Western Front. Several "logistics warriors" were also singled out for valor in the Great War and received the nation's highest honors for bravery. "
Accession 2004.014. was framed by Edwin Ruff and housed at the Moses Lake VFW Club. The VFW Club closed on 06/30/04 and Edwin Ruff brought it to the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center the same day.
|Collection||Edwin Ruff Collection|