Military Exhibit

Military Exhibit

US Army Eisenhower Jacket, "Ike Jacket", was part of Dr. H. E. McKay's uniform during World War II.

The Texas Defense Guard Uniform jacket was worn by 1st Lieutenant David V. Kersh.

The US Army Uniform Jacket was part of the World War II uniform of Elbert Samuel Goodwin, Charles Goodwin's brother.

Uniform Jackets

Humble Area men and women have a proud history of service in the U.S. Armed Forces. These residents face challenging and sometimes dangerous combat situations with skill, bravery, sacrifice, and dedication in the defense of our nation. Over the years, our community has supported the efforts of soldiers in countless ways including rationing, recycling, fund raising, and making do with less. All the while anxiously awaiting news of those far away, and mourning, as a community, when loved ones cannot make it home.

This section of the Humble Museum is dedicated to the many men and women who have served our state and country.

Dr. McKay During WWII

Jacket and Chest

Manicure Set (1942), Sewing Kit, Cavalry Spurs

These items were used by Captain Haden Edwards McKay, III. Dr. McKay wore the spurs during his time in the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Bliss in El Paso during World War II. During his time in the Army, Dr. McKay worked at Maryland Edgewood Arsenal, Beaumont Hospital in El Paso, and Camp Howie Station Hospital in Gainesville, TX. He was released on February 1, 1946 and stayed in the Reserves until his discharge on April 1, 1953.

WWI Artifacts

WWI era artifacts include the following:

New Year’s Day Menu, 1918, from the USS Vestal. The USS Vestal was a repair ship in service with the US Navy from 1913 to 1946, serving in both World Wars. She was damaged during the attack on Pearl Harbor and received two battle stars for her WWII Service.

English-French Handbook used by United States soldiers.

Catholic Prayer Book, 1918

World War I Mess Kit, khaki leggings, and WWI bayonet with leather case with inscription US 1902.

WWII Books

WWII books include:

The Basic Field Manual Soldiers Handbook, 1941, which belonged to W.M. Treadwell.

"On to Victory" and "On Duty". These pamphlets were given to service men of WWII by the First Baptist Church of Humble.

WWII at Home

WWII Artifacts

WWII artifacts include:

Sewing Kit, Aviation Flight Log Book, Airman and US Marine Corps Identification belonged to C.F. Tuffly, USMCR WWII.

Frost Fones No. 163: WWII Era Headphones.