Posted 5 years ago
This ceramic tobacco humidor was acquired by PVT William L. O'Donel of Battery D during his occupation of Germany and has his name painted on the lid.
He was a member of the 148th Field Artillery, which was comprised of units from Western States. Some units of the 148th came from the Wyoming National Guard and the "Bucking Bronco" insignia was adopted.
Also on the humidor is the Third Army patch worn by the 148th during its occupation of Germany.
During the War the 148th was part of the 66th Artillery BDE, 41st Division and participated in many battles (also annotated on the side).
I have seen several examples of similar humidors (and own more). All that I have seen are from the 146th FA (also part of the 66th) or the 148th FA.
There is one pictured in Jane Kimball's book, "Trench Art An Illustrated History".