Re: 1937 shot at Ft. Belvoir

Denny Anspach <danspachmd@...>

Officer riding boots? : More probably they were “puttees”, strapped leather leggings that encased officer's trousers similar to riding britches, and which which fit over the tops of leather shoes. I always assumed that this was a rank-thing that hung over when officers were all on horseback.


Denny S. Anspach MD
Okoboji, IA

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