1980s

Map Case

Lieutenant Colonel Steven Goligowski purchased this map case during the 1980s when he was in the 101st Airborne Division. Goligowski opted for the nondescript bag because “Carrying a briefcase in a combat zone attracts too much unwanted attention.” He sewed a spare name tag on the front flap and carried it as a field briefcase during deployments and exercises for the rest of his career. Army and Division policy prohibited him from wearing full-color 1st Infantry Division (1ID) patches on his combat uniforms but said nothing about ancillary equipment. He sewed a full-color 1ID patch on the front flap before departing to Saudi Arabia and carried the case through Operation Desert Storm and after.

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UnitHeaquarters
Date1980s
ConflictDesert Storm
RightsFirst Division Museum
Identifier2017.84.5
On-DisplayNo
Citation"Map Case." First Division Museum. Accessed June 27, 2019, https://www.fdmuseum.org/collections/map-case/.

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