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Stories of Service

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Percy G. Tripp

Submitted by: James Y. Myers {Friend of grand-niece}

 

no photo 300Percy G. Tripp born around 1897. Percy Tripp served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1918 and the service was completed in 1917.

Story of Service

 

Percy G. Tripp was a Prisoner of War in WWI. Click on the "Read more" below to read his autobiographical document "Facts on Experience of World War I as written by Percy G. Tripp"

 

 

 

 

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James J Lindsay

Submitted by: Kate Coffman {Family Friend}

 

James J LindsayJames J Lindsay born around 1897. James Lindsay served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1919.

Story of Service

 

Sgt. James J. Lindsay enlisted with the US Army in 1917 and was a Wagoner in France during WWI. He served with Company A of the 29th Engineers during is tour in France in 1918-1919.

During this time, he requested a transfer to the Tank Corps, but was denied. Prior to his service in France, he was a Machine Gunner with the 311th Machine Gun Battalion. He also served in Company I with the 29th Engineers.

He returned from France aboard the SS Mercury and was honorably discharged from service on July 12, 1919.

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Harry Richard Pool

Submitted by: Christopher Anglim {grandson}

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Harry Richard Pool born around 1894. Harry Pool served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1919.

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After his graduation from East High School In Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1911, Harry attended the University of Minnesota for baccalaureate studies. While at the "U of M", Harry became interested in Law and later attended University of Minnesota Law School. Harry's law school career was interrupted, however, by his service in the US Army during World War I.

He was hospitalized at City Hospital at the time of his registration, with diphtheria. He was a US Army field clerk and held no rank in the U.S. Army.

He left New York on July 17, 1917 and arrived back in New York on July 17, 1919. He served under General Pershing at the AEF headquarters in Paris France and under another general in Tours France beginning in January 7, 1918. He also visited Belgium and saw cities such as Brussels. He earned the Purple Heart and other decorations which are listed in a memorandum.

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Edward Thomas Anglim

Submitted by: Christopher Anglim {Grandson}

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Edward Thomas Anglim born around 1890. Edward Anglim served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1918.

Story of Service

 

Edward Anglim (1890-1976) was born in Ballykenny Ireland and immigrated to the United States in 1907.

He registered for military service soon after the United States entered World War I in April 1917. At the time, he lived at 916 Jones (Road) in Sioux City, Iowa. Edward was single at the time and worked as a cashier with Cudahy Packing Company, the largest employer in Sioux City at the time.

Prior to living on Jones Road, he roomed at 1011 13th in Sioux City. Even though he was married in January 1918, enlisted in the US Army, at the age of 28, on May 8, 1918 in Sioux City Iowa.

He was first sent Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis and served the duration of the war at Camp Grant, Illinois. He was discharged from the military on November 30, 1918 as a private in the US Army Infantry. While he was in the army, his wife Agnes lived with her father, at 1001-8th in Sioux City.

After Edward was discharged from the army, he became a charter member of the David Wisted-Zenith City American Legion Post in Duluth, MN.

 

William Hoyt Hyatt

Submitted by: Julia Saint submitting for niece Melba Hyatt Templeton

 

no photo 300William Hoyt Hyatt born around 1895. William Hyatt served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1918 and the service was completed in 1919.

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My uncle, William Hoyt Hyatt, was a Private in the U.S. Army during World War I.

He was born in Centralhatchee, Georgia on December 15th, 1895 and passed away on October 23rd, 1958.

He was married to Sally Hyatt and they had one son, Glenn Hyatt. They are all buried in the Centralhatchee Baptist Church Cemetery in Heard County, Georgia.

Submitted by: Melba Hyatt Templeton

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William Jesse Strickland

Submitted by: Julia Saint submitting for great niece Selmah Bowen

 

William Jesse Strickland mugWilliam Jesse Strickland born around 1898. William Strickland served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1918.

Story of Service

 

William Jesse Strickland and his brother, Larry Young Strickland, sent many letters to their sister during the war. The letters are now in the Heard County Historical Museum in Franklin, Georgia, and were donated by their great-niece, Selmah Bowen.

 

 

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Larry Young Strickland

Submitted by: Julia Saint submitting for great niece Selmah Bowen

 

Larry Young Strickland mugLarry Young Strickland born around 1896. Larry Strickland served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1919.

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Larry and his brother, William Strickland were the great uncles of Selmah Bowen. She has copies of letters that both men sent to their sister.

 

 

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Clarence M Gilchrist

Submitted by: Julia Saint submitting for his granddaughter, Bonnie Gilchrist Baker

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Clarence M Gilchrist born around 1895. Clarence Gilchrist served in World War 1 with the United States Navy. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1917.

Story of Service

 

Clarence Gilchrist served in the U.S. Navy during WWI. His granddaughter, Bonnie Gilchrist Baker, provided photographs and notes on the back of the photographs. Clarence served in the Navy Band for a while; he visited in Guantanamo, Cuba in 1918.

 

 

 

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Hilra Herman Hyatt

Submitted by: Julia Saint submitting for daughter Melba Templeton

 

Hilra Herman HyattHilra Herman Hyatt born around 1894. Hilra Hyatt served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1919.

Story of Service

 

My father, Hilra Herman Hyatt, was a Wagoner Sup. Co. 26th Infantry in World War I. He was inducted in the U.S. Army at Camp Gordon on October 2nd, 1917 and discharged at Camp Gordon on September 25th, 1919.

After my father was discharged from the Army, he married my mother, Carrie Eunice Adele Gladney Hyatt. They lived in Centralhatchee, Georgia, and twelve children were born from this union.

My father was born and reared in Heard County, Georgia. His birthdate is October 28th, 1893, and his death date is February 27th, 1958.

Submitted by: Melba Hyatt Templeton

 

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A Tradition of Service Logo 75Juan P. Quintana, Jr.

Submitted by: Barbara Gonzales {Daughter}

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Juan P. Quintana, Jr. was born around 1899. Juan Quintana served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1934.

Story of Service

 

Juan Quintana, Camp Mills, Long Island, New York 05/17/1919, enlisted on June 27, 1917 and was sent to Fort Logan, Colorado and Camp Kearney, California for his basic training.

The photograph by Joseph K Dixon is courtesy of the Mathers Museum Wannamaker Collection of photographs and letters documenting the service of Native Americans Indians. Juan was not a citizen but he became one June 2, 1924 when Congress authorized the Secretary of Interior to issue certificates of citizenship to Indians.

My father, Juan Phone Quintana was born on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation, August 24, 1899. He spent his first 16 years on the reservation helping his parents with the sheep. At the age of 9 he was finally caught by the Indian Agent and sent to school. He said his mother did not want the agent to find her children so she hid them.

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William B. Wilson

Submitted by: Harold G. Delamater {Commander VFW Post 666}

William B. WilsonWilliam B. Wilson was born around 1893. William Wilson served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1916 and the service was completed in 1918.

Story of Service

 

Beacon’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 666 commemorates the 100th anniversary of the death of the solider who is the eponym of that organization -- Private William B. Wilson. He was killed in action in Belgium on August 19, 1918, the first soldier from Beacon to die in World War I.

Today, a century after his death on the battlefield, few know of him or the reason why the Wilson Post was so named. History can be fickle and easily forgotten after a generation or two, but Private Wilson’s story of sacrifice needs to be retold and remembered.

Wilson went off to war with two of his best friends, George Van Pelt of Beacon and Herbert Miller of Newburgh. The three, with about 50 other Beacon boys, joined up in Newburgh’s “Company L” of the 107 Infantry Regiment. By late April of 1918, the regiment had landed in France.

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