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Accession Number: 2017.28.19

Physical Description: World War II United States Army garrison cap. Khaki with light blue Infantry piping. Straight crown. Pink rayon liner with brown leather sweatband. Union tag on inside of sweatband.

History of Object: Worn by Private First Class John Lee Meyer, Jr. Meyer, a native of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was drafted into the Army in 1943. He saw heavy combant in Germany as part of the 1st Infantry Division, 18th Regiment, Company F, eventually receiving both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. After the war, Meyer was reassigned to the 1st Division, Chief of Council, Presentation Department in Nuremberg. His new duties included building the architectural model for the redesigned courtroom at the Palace of Justice in preparation for the Nuremberg Trials. Following his discharge, Meyer received a degree in civil engineering from University of Kansas in 1949 and then worked for the Kansas Department of Transportation in Topeka until his retirement in 1987.

Date: Between 1943 and 1946

Dimensions (in cm): 12.80 (H) 29.00 (W)

Marks/Inscriptions: [tag] UNITED HATTERS CAPS & MILLINERY WKRS INT UNION / 2036022 //

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Associations and Subjects

    Use, Place of: Germany
    Business / Organization: United States. Army. Infantry
    Theme/topic: Labor unions
    Theme/topic: World War, 1939-1945
    Business / Organization: 1st Infantry Division
    Individual: Meyer, John L., Jr.

Status: Cataloged

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