Polyester, cotton, horn, metal
Overall: 1 x 15 1/2 x 43 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 39.4 x 110.5 cm )
Olive drab polyester trousers; 5 button fly with metal hook and eye at the top, fabric tab at the top to the left which fastens to a button on the inside; 7 belt loops around the waistband; right side horizontal slit watch pocket beneath waistband, vertical slit pockets at the side seams; 2 rear horizontal slit pockets that button closed; 6 buttons around the inside of the waistband, waist and pockets lined with cotton.
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, through Major Kenneth C. Miller
printed: inside waistband, maker's label: "RIDABOCK & CO. / NEW YORK / DATE / W / INSEAM / ORG." stamped: inside waistband, on maker's label: "OCT 22 1943" handwritten: inside waistband, on maker's label: "1st Lt. K. C. MILLER / 7 REGT"
This coat is part of a uniform worn by Kenneth C. Miller when he served in the 107th Infantry Regiment of the New York National Guard, 1940-1947. He was 1st Lieutenant when he was issued this uniform and he rose to the rank of Captain, but was breveted on the reserve list in 1947 with the rank of Major. Miller has donated a substantial collection of N.Y.N.G. uniforms to the Society.
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