Jumper,WW I,officer dress blue
Blue wool uniform jacket, four pockets, gold braid at cuffs, brass buttons, US Iowa collar insignia, ribbons pinned above left pocket, 30.5" long. Ribbons correspond to the following medals: Distinguished Service, Philippine Congressional, Philippine Campaign, Spanish War Service, Mexican Border Service, World War I Victory with seven stars, French Legion of Honor with rosette, and French Croix de Guerre with two gold stars.
Matthew A. Tinley was trained as a physician and surgeon. He began his military career as a Private in 3rd Iowa National Guard 1894-98. He was promoted to Colonel during World War I. In 1921 he was placed in command as Brigadier General of the 67th Infantry Brigade and then promoted to Major General in charge of the 34th division in 1924. He combined his medical practice and his military service by maintaining a practice in Council Bluffs when not on active duty. Died 1956. For more see The Annals of Iowa, vol. 33, no. 5, Spring 1956.
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World War I