11" x 10" x 6"; blue/black hat with high front bearing the army insignia (large gold pin) gold braid and light blue grosgrain ribbon encircle hat; bill has a series of oak leaves on tip, black leather below; inside headband is leather insulated with a cork layer; in crown is a scotch taped business card "Major William J. Ver Hey, United States Arm" 7.125" size; :Luxemberg Military Outfitters, 485 Madison Ave., New York"; hat is enclosed in a zippered plastic back which is contained in a black box 11.5" x 11" x 6"; on side is a gold sticker showing "Keep this under your hat" Luxemberg Military & Civilian Tailors, New York, 84 Fifth Ave. at 14th St. New York 11, N.Y.
William Jacob Ver Hey Sr. was born in Michigan on 6/23/1919 to Nick and Hattie Ver Hey. The large family lived at 34 E 26th St. William graduated from Holland High School in 1939. He enlisted with the National Guard in April of 1941. He was a member of Company D, 126th Infantry. William then enlisted in the Army on April 2, 1951. William was married to Louise Claude Rove. They had 3 children; Margaret Jane (1952-54), Nicholas Charles (1953-2007) and William Jacob, Jr. (1955-56). William was released from the Army on August 23, 1974. William earned many awards during his time of service to our country. William died on December 4, 1998.
Gift ofVer Hey, Louise