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John S. McElmurray ROTC uniform

John S. McElmurray ROTC uniform

Descriptive Summary

Title: John S. McElmurray ROTC uniform
Creator: McElmurray, John Schneider, Sr., 1921-2010
Inclusive Dates: circa 1943
Language(s): English
Extent: 3 Linear Feet (1 box)
Collection Number: UA17-016
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

John S. McElmurray, Sr. (1921-2010) was a lifelong resident of Hephzibah, Georgia who graduated from the University of Georgia in 1943. In the 1942-1943 academic year at UGA, he served as Second Lieutenant in Troop G of the Army ROTC's Cavalry Regiment.

The Reserve Officer Training Corps, or ROTC, was established by the National Defense Act of 1916 and became official at the University of Georgia in 1919. During World War II, ROTC graduates, starting with the Class of 1940, began entering the service immediately after receiving their commissions.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of items from the ROTC uniform of John S. McElmurray, including his hat, boots, epaulets, and insignias. One item unrelated to McElmurray's ROTC service, his rat cap, is also included.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

John S. McElmurray ROTC uniform, UA17-016, University of Georgia Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

McElmurray, John Schneider, Sr., 1921-2010
Military uniforms.
University of Georgia. Army ROTC

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1ROTC hat, boots, belt, epaulets, insignia, and rat cap, circa 1943