Nelson Howard Ulmer
Submitted by: Barrett Young
Nelson Howard Ulmer served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known August 20, 1918 – September 23, 1919.
Nelson H. Ulmer, my great-grandfather, was born on May 16, 1896 in Dawson, Nebraska.
Nelson began his military career on August 20, 1918, at the local draft board in Falls City, Nebraska. In the afternoon, he and seven others boarded a train for Des Moines, Iowa. Near midnight, the train reached Camp Dodge, Iowa where Nelson spent forty-three days getting equipment, vaccinations, drilling, hiking, tests, and was even placed on stable duty for a time.
On September 21, he started for Camp Jesup (Near Fort McPherson, Georgia) passing through St. Louis, Missouri, Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Evansville, Indiana, Nashville, Tennessee, and arrived at Camp Jesup on September 23.
On October 20, new companies were formed and he became a part of Co. G. Unit 310. Motor Transport Corps. (The Motor Transport Corps (M.T.C.) was formed out of the Quartermaster Corps on 15 August 1918, by General Order No. 75. Men needed to staff this new corps were recruited from the skilled tradesmen working for automotive manufacturers in the US.)
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