Russell Alexander Uniform
The Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota is please to display these donated articles that belonged to Russell E. Alexander from Aberdeen, SD while in the CCC.
New Civilian Conservation Corps enrollees were normally issued 3 sets of clothes. One was WWI surplus uniform.
When first issued to U.S. "doughboys" in World War I, the hat was called the overseas cap and later issued as "the garrison cap."
Since the mid-19th century, soldiers of various nations, especially infantry, often wore leggings or spats to protect their lower leg, to keep dirt, sand, and mud from entering their shoes, and to provide a measure of ankle support.
Donated by John Carson, great nephew of Russell AlexanderThese articles belonged to Russell E. Alexander from Aberdeen, SD while in the CCC.