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10 must-haves for the World War I infantryman – and one piece of junk | Defense News

10 must-haves for the World War I infantryman – and one piece of junk | Defense News

The World War I soldier endured bitter cold, poison gas, enemy snipers and a grueling fight from the trenches.The U.S. joined the Allies in 1917, making this year a big one for the WWI Centennial and a fitting time to honor the doughboys.Here are our picks for must-haves on the battlefield in WWI, as described by retired Army Lt. Col. Ed Kennedy, a volunteer with the U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum here in Huntsville.

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