This service cap is from the United States Army of the United States Armed Forces. It was worn by Oliver Benson of Tawas, Michigan during World War I (1914-1918). This service cap is made of olive drab wool and has a brown leather chinstrap. It has the United States Army emblem on the center front.
Oliver Benson Oliver Benson of Tawas City, Michigan served in the United States Army during World War I. He was born in 1892 and passed away in 1962.
United States Army The United States Army is a service branch of the United States Armed Forces that specializes in ground-based offensive and defensive warfare. The mission of the United States Army is to fight and win our Nation's wars, by providing prompt, sustained, land dominance, across the full range of military operations and the spectrum of conflict, in support of combatant commanders.The United States Army we know today has roots that can be traced back to the Continental Army which was formed in 1775 during the American Revolutionary War. After the War, The Congress of the Confederation officially created the United States Army in 1784 to replace the disbanded Continental Army. The United States Army is the largest military branch of the armed forces in which participates in disputes worldwide today through preserving peace and security and providing for the defense of the United States.