Major General’s Holmes Ely Dager’s identified fine condition cap made in tan khaki,
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I bought this cap from a collection of General Officer material several years ago, and just brought this one out. It is a very simple construction, using the typical mohair wool officer banding with a body made in tan khaki. Quality brown leather visor with the underside having a chamois feel in a natural color. The chinstrap of brown leather held in place by two rimmed eagle buttons.
The interior has a clear plastic protector in the crown; wide leather sweatband, with 7 3/4 paper size label glued on (another size label sewn into the construction under the sweatband). Some of the stitching has come loose toward the front (approx 4″). The general stenciled his name “GEN. DAGER / 5013” (ASN) on both sides of the sweat band.
Overall condition suggests one of the last caps he purchase, or one he had light need for during wartime.
“United States Army Major General. Born in Asbury Park New Jersey, he served in World War I, as an officer in 51st Infantry and participated in the Meuse-Argonne offensive. In September 1941, he was promoted Brigadier General in command of the 8th Armored Division, Fort Knox, Kentucky. During World War II, he served as the Assistant Chief of Staff, 1st Army, commanding officer, 41st Armored Infantry Regiment, Combat Command B, 8th Armored Division and was promoted to Major General in March 1945. After the war, he was Commanding General of the 4th and 11th Armored Divisions, North-West Europe. In 1947, he retired from active service as Commanding General of the US Forces, Austria.” (nice and brief bio found on “Find A Grave.”)
A great Army history with an excellent condition cap.