In The Service of Our Country
The History of The
United States Service Flag
Jerry E. Dutscheck
The U.S. Service Flag is a unique area of Americana. In this comprehensive study of the US Service Flag, author Jerry Dutscheck has gathered together more than 280 Service Flags and related artifacts – over 500 photos in total – including many previously unpublished from private collections. The scope is not limited to just flags and banners, but includes such things as badges and other awards, posters, magazine covers, even patriotic recordings and sheet music. Jerry Dutscheck spent more than nine years meticulously researching these flags and their stories.
A must for collectors, historians and anyone interested in the pageantry of Service Flags.
348-pages, large format 8.5" x 11" (215mm x 280mm) profusely illustrated with color and b/w photographs, most of which have never been previously published.
GREAT REVIEWS FOR
IN THE SERVICE OF OUR COUNTRY:
“...you have done a fantastic job. The breadth of items shown and discussed is quite amazing. I especially enjoy the period images showing items in use. It’s great when you can definitely place items in a certain period. Overall, really great reference on a little covered area. I must say it’s a nice addition to my library." - Henry
“...I want to congratulate you for doing a wonderful job on the book. It’s absolutely superb! Amazing examples of all different aspects and kinds of the in service banners. It will help teach a lot of people about these awesome historical items." - Caleb
“I have devoured it... What a truly magnificent informative, patriotic tribute to America’s effort to show pride and appreciation for those who have served to protect and preserve our nation… THANKS again for producing such a scholarly, profusely illustrated volume.” - Mark
Jerry Dutscheck has been an avid military artifact collector for over 40 years. Jerry serves as Director of Audio Visual and Production at Alverno College in Milwaukee WI. He holds a Master’s degree and is also an adjunct instructor at the college. In addition to his primary occupation and teaching roles, Jerry has published several articles on flags and other military topics and has owned and operated the Military Collectibles Shop in West Allis, WI since 2001. Jerry also serves as the moderator of the home front category on the US Military Forum website. He lives in West Allis, with his supportive wife Shari.
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