This World War One enlisted Man’s Overcoat was recently Donated to the 116th Foundation for use in our programs.
The Overcoat belonged to a member of the 29th Division who may have been from Roanoke, VA. He has sewn a hand made Division patch on the left shoulder made from French uniform material. The gold colored chevron on the lower left sleeve indicates 6 months of overseas service, a combat theater veteran.
The overcoat is in excellent condition with only a very few small moth holes and= very little wear to the wool and linen materials.
This item was donated by a retired Army service member who had trained with the 29th Division and felt our organization would be the best place to preserve it.