World War II Army Jacket, 1943-1945
Army kahaki jacket worn by Sam Weinstein, who served during World War II in the European theater, primarily in Belgium. He contracted trench foot and spent much of his time in army hospitals. The jacket shows an overseas service bar on the left sleeve, the infantry branch isignia on the left lapel, and the honorable service button above the right pocket. Sam Weinstein was born in Denver, Colorado, in 1912. He graduated from the University of Denver College of Law in 1932 and practiced law. Samuel Weinstein joined the Lavender Hill Mob in 1947, which sent ammunition and guns to what was then known as Palenstine. He was a founding member of the Jewish War Veterans, Post 344.
- United States. Army. Infantry (Organization)
From the File: 2.25 Linear Feet (In textile box 31 x 25 x 6 inches.)
Scope and Contents
From the Collection: The collection includes Sam Weinstein's World War II army jacket and Jewish War Veterans uniform. The collection also contains a 1931 Kynewisbok (DU yearbook) that belonged to Rowena M. Akers and a folder with University of Denver memorabilia and graduation materials from 1933.