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Object Name Blouse
Catalog Number 1977.47.33
Maker Pettibone Bros. Mfg.
Date ca. 1950
Material(s) Wool
Dimensions H-31 W-16 inches
Description This is a blue-gray wool Kentucky Military Institute cadet fatigue uniform coat. It has four brass Kentucky state seal buttons. There are two patched breast pockets and two flap over skirt pockets. Each pocket has a state seal button as well. There are brass collar ROTC insignia and KMI crossed rifles on each lapel. Each epaulette has rank insignia pinned to it. Each sleeve has black chevrons. On the right sleeve above the chevrons is an oval KMI patch. Near the cuff are three stripes, a "C" in a yellow wool diamond, and an embroidered white five-pointed star. On the left sleeve above the chevron is a round red, white, and blue ROTC patch with a lit torch in the center. There is a maroon cord on the left shoulder. There is a ribbon bar above the left breast pocket. There are silver and gold embroidered five-pointed stars sewn to the left breast pocket flap. There is also an enameled blue pennant pin that has a swallow-tale shape and features a white cross in the center. The coat includes a belt of matching material with a brass buckle.
Notes This uniform was worn by James E. Kurz, the donor's son. Kurz was a member of the 1952 graduating class at the Kentucky Military Institute (KMI).
Collection Eckherdt Kurz Collection
People Kurz, James E.
Subjects Military schools
Military students
Military uniforms
Military academies
Search Terms Kentucky Military Institute (KMI)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS