The Story Behind the Object

A collection of 99th Infantry Division memorabilia


Description: Socks another item crucial for the well being of the soldier. All were advised to remove shoes, socks, rub feet and put on dry socks as a precaution against frostbite and trench foot.” G.I.s typically hung their wet socks around their necks to provide a spare pair that would be warm and dry.

2nd picture source: online- Medical Personnel inspect the feet of fellow GIs for the presence of “Trench Foot”, a condition rife in the cold damp conditions of the “Battle of the Bulge”, Belgium December, 1944

Material: Wool

Catalogue number

US GI Socks