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Clean Named WWII Army Officer Visor Cap
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A very clean example of a World War II Army officer's visor cap. The cap shows relatively light honest wear and looks quite good. The olive green wool fur felt top is free of stains or mothing. The interior shows some modest wear but it is complete and intact. The cap band is a bit misshapen from storage but would recovers nicely after a bit of time on a display form. There is no interior size tag but the cap looks to be about a size 7. Beneath the interior leather sweatband is written the name and unit of the owner, "Sidney R. Foster", 168th Field Artillery. AAn internet source indicates that, as of January, 1941, Foster was a 2nd Lieutenant in the 168th Field Artillery Regiment in Colorado. With other officers and men of the unit he was inducted into active service effective in February of 1941, reflecting some of the preparations for war that were being made 10 months before Pearl Harbor. During the war, men in elements of the unit earned battle stars for participation in the campaigns in the Aleutian Islands; Normandy,; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; and Central Europe. Other men served in the pacific and earned battle stars for New Guinea and Luzon. A very nice hat whose owner is certainly worthy of further research.