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Coat

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Title:
Coat
Date: 
1917-1918
Medium: 
Wool, cotton, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 23 x 31 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 58.4 x 80 cm )
Date End: 
1 918
Description: 
Khaki-colored wool single-breasted Army officer's coat; 2" closed stand-up collar (2 sets hooks and eyes), with "U.S." and caduceus insignia at the corner of each side; shoulder loops which button at the collar end; 5 buttons down the front, 4 front pockets with flaps which button closed, 2 campaign bars above left pocket; closed sleeves (no cuffs) with a band of yellow lacing around each wrist, left shoulder patch, with "A" encircled in red against dark blue ground, 2 stripe chevron on left wrist above lacing; 3 panels on the back; coat lined with green twill-weave cotton, sleeves lined with white cotton.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John B. Walker
Object Number: 
1942.444a
Gallery Label: 
This coat was worn by Dr. John B. Walker, while he served as a colonel in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army during World War I. He was commanding officer of Base Hospital No. 116, Army Expeditionary Forces, and later consultant to the government during demobilization. He was awarded a distinguished service medal in 1922 for his work "standardizing and supervising the treatment of the wounded suffering from gun-shot fractures."
Date Begin: 
1917
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group