My uncle’s WWI army uniform blouse. On the right sleeve. the shoulder insignia (the “A”) denotes First Army. The red chevron signifies an honorable discharge and the three inverted chevrons indicate 1.5 years of overseas service (each represents 6 months). On the left sleeve, the artillery shell and underline represent that he was a Gunner First Class and the single inverted chevron is a wound stripe (the precursor to the Purple Heart which was established in 1932)

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