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World War II Army Jacket, 1943-1945

Identifier: B412.02.0002.00001


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 in Denver. 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.


  • 1943-1945



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. An accrual in September 2022 brought in material culture items, including dresses, jackets, baby dresses, black swimming slippers, and household items. Five photographs were also included in the accrual. Charles Goldberg and Dr. Dennis Battock donated their Bar Mitzvah plates that were hand-painted by Rowena Weinstein.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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