In the Service of Our Country: The History of the United States Service Flag

In the Service of Our Country: The History of the United States Service Flag

by Jerry E. Dutscheck

Hardcover

$79.99

Overview

The U.S. Service Flag is a unique area of Americana. In this comprehensive study, author Jerry Dutscheck has gathered together more than 280 Service Flags and related artifacts - over 500 photos in total - including many previously unpublished from private collections. The scope is not limited to just flags and banners, but includes such things as badges and other awards, posters, magazine covers, even patriotic recordings and sheet music. Jerry Dutscheck spent more than nine years meticulously researching these flags and their stories. A must for collectors, historians and anyone interested in the pageantry of Service Flags.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943492787
Publisher: ELM Grove Publishing
Publication date: 11/06/2020
Pages: 348
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

Jerry Dutscheck has been an avid military artifact collector for over 40 years. Jerry serves as Director of Audio Visual and Production at Alverno College in Milwaukee WI. He holds a Master's degree and is also an adjunct instructor at the college. In addition to his primary occupation and teaching roles, Jerry has published several articles on flags and other military topics and has owned and operated the Military Collectibles Shop in West Allis, WI since 2001. Jerry also serves as the moderator of the home front category on the US Military Forum website. He lives in West Allis, with his supportive wife Shari.

Table of Contents

Prologue

Introduction

The Service Flag in WWI

The Father of the Service Flag (As We Know It)

An Explosion of Popularity

The Gold Star Service Flag

Gold Star Mothers

Multiple Star Service Flags

Group and Organizational Service Flags

City and Town Service Flags

House of Worship Service Flags

Other Service Flag Symbols

Unusual Service Flag Star Patterns

A Scandal on the Home Front

The Idea of the Service Flag

Proper Use of the Service Flag

Branch of Service Service Flags (WWI)

"Over There"

Welcome Home

"See It Through"

Canadian Service Flags

The Service Flag in WWII

Single Star Service Flags in World War II

The Gold Star Service Flag

Silver Star Service Flags

Multiple Star Service Flags in WWII

"V for Victory" Service Flags

Branch of Service Service Flags (WWII)

School, Group and Organizational Service Flags and Banners

Numbered Service Flags and Banners

House of Worship Service Flags

"V for Victory" Large Service Flags and Banners

Attributed Service Flags

Honorably Discharged Service Flags a.k.a. The "Ruptured Duck

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