Venice Archives and Area Historical Collection
1939 KMI Uniforms
Venice Archives and Area Historical Collection

Old "West Point" style uniforms....

1944 era uniform
Tommy R. Young Collection

1944 era hat
Tommy R. Young Collection

SUMMARY OF COST: 1932-1933

Fixed charges   $850.00
              Uniform  100.00
                   Total  $950.00

Fixed charges include tuition and admission to lectures; room; board; laundry (22 pieces per week); bugle instruction; medical care at school; athletic coaching, uniforms, equipment and the use of the grounds and gymnasium; and admission to all athletic games played on the school grounds.

Uniform includes:
1 English style coat or blouse
1 pair straight trousers
2 pair fatigue breeches
3 gray shirts
1 pershing style cap
1 trench coat
1 pair black regulation shoes
1 pair black leather puttees
1 regulation sweater
2 black neckties
1 black leather belt with KMI buckle
2 pair white duck trousers
2 pair white gloves
white belting and buckles

1 military overcoat, $30.00

Allowance:  $1.50 per week provided by parent

Source: 1932-33 KMI Catalog

Venice Archives and Area Historical Collection

1951 style uniforms...
Pictured are cap insignia, honor roll stars, collar insignia, KMI and ROTC shoulder patches, and supply sergeant stripes, all dating from 1945-48
Jay Hearst '49
Venice Archives and Area Historical Collection

"New style" KMI uniforms

1952 era uniform
Roger Carson '52

1959 era uniforms
Tommy R. Young Collection

Tommy R. Young Collection
1959 era Wool Jacket & Pants
photograph by John Stork,KMI '69

(San Marco Building Historical Display)

Early Motto - Dates used: unknown!
Tommy R. Young, '59
Roger Carson '52

SOURCE: Wikipedia

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The M1 was used heavily by U.S. forces in World War II, the Korean War, and, to a limited extent, the Vietnam War. Most M1 rifles were issued to American Army and Marine troops, though many thousands were also lent or provided as foreign aid to America's allies. The Garand is still used by drill teams and military honor guards. It is also widely sought by the civilian population as a hunting rifle, target rifle, and military collectible. The name "Garand" is pronounced variously as [gəˈrænd] or [ˈgærənd]. According to experts and people who knew Garand, the latter version is preferred.[3][4]

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