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Stories of Service

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Frederick Lee Wilber

Submitted by: Barbie Jo Nielsen Great Granddaughter

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Frederick Lee Wilber born around 1895. Frederick Wilber 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

 

Served in 77th Div, Co. G 2nd Bn, 308th Inf Regt. Served during the "The Operation of the So-Called "Lost Battalion," Oct. 2nd to Oct. 8th, 1918. Meusse-Argonne, France.

 

 

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Charles Harry Prewitt

Submitted by: Louanne Pelletier {Daughter}

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Charles Harry Prewitt was born around 1898. Charles Prewitt served in World War 1 with the United States Navy. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1917.

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My father was an engineman on a Navy ship and the ship was in the Black Sea. He served 4 years in the navy.

 

 

 

John Joseph Winters, Sr.

Submitted by: John J Winters {Grandson}

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John Joseph Winters, Sr. was born around 1892. John Winters 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

 

Private First Class John J. Winters, Albany, NY
Enlisted June 11, 1917
October 29th received uniforms @ Troop B Armory, Albany
Set sail aboard the RMS Carmania (troop ship) May 3, 1918
Arrived in Liverpool England May 16th

BASE HOSPITAL NO. 33

Base Hospital No. 33 was organized in June, 1917, at the Albany Hospital, Albany, N. Y., and was mobilized November 19, 1917, at Troop B Armory, Albany, N. Y., where it remained in training for five months. On April 26, 1918, the organization entrained for Camp Merritt, N. J., where it remained until May 2. It embarked May 3 on the Carmania, leaving the same day for Liverpool, England, where it arrived May 16, 1918. It left immediately for the rest camp at Knotty Ash, where it remained for two days and was then transferred to the American rest camp, Winnall Down, Winchester. At Winnall Down the unit remained awaiting permanent assignment until June 3, 1918. The majority of the personnel during this time were assigned to duty in hospitals and camps in England. On June 3 the unit was assigned.

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Hugh Patrick Shields

Submitted by: Cathleen Shields Berger {granddaughter}

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Hugh Patrick Shields was born around August 15, 1893. Hugh Shields 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

 

Served in the Argonne and Belleau Wood. Survived mustard gas. Returned home to raise a family on Shields Street in Philly.

 

 

 

Oras Lenord Stutler

Submitted by: John Burgett {Grandson}

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Oras Lenord Stutler was born around 1896. Oras Stutler served in World War 1 with the United States Arm . The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1917.

Story of Service

 

Served in France in infantry unit.

 

 

 

Louis P Lacroix

Submitted by: Louis Lacroix {Son}

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Louis P Lacroix was born around 1893. Louis Lacroix served in World War 1 with the United States Army . The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1917.

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Horace Regent

Submitted by: Richard Crowther {Great Nephew}

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Horace Regent served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1917.

Story of Service

 

My Great Uncle was 19 years old when he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1917. He was KIA in the Battle of the Marne, in France. He had a Military Funeral with his casket carried by horses and caisson. He was buried at Lawn Croft Cemetery, in Lower Chichester Twp., PA.

  

 

Robert Lee Bullard II

Submitted by: Robert Bullard {Great Grandson}

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Robert Lee Bullard II born around 1863. Robert Bullard served in World War 1 with the United States Army . The enlistment was in 1900 and the service was completed in 1925.

Story of Service

 

Robert Lee Bullard II was Commanding General of the Big Red One at the beginning of the war with the AEF under General Pershing, and his 1st Division was the first AEF unit in action against the German Army in 1917. The 1st Division fought well alongside French and British Army units in many major battles.

Robert Lee Bullard’s military leadership and skills of maneuvers saved countless American soldiers lives while achieving victories over Germany. He was promoted to Lieutenant General commanding the US Army Second Army until Germany was defeated November 11, 1918.

The American People will always remember the hard fought victory of 1918 and cheer and be thankful for the great leaders this nation has then in the right place, at the exact moment in time they, like LTG Bullard, and General Pershing, were needed most. As General Eisenhower once said on June 6, 1944 about the weight and great responsibility of the required leadership decisions and consequences good or bad that follow. Our nation should remember the heavy burdens placed on our senior leadership and the incredible soldiers they had the honor to lead at critical moments in history.

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Alva Henry Cook

Submitted by: Daniel A. Anthony {grandson}

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Alva Henry Cook was born around 1895. Alva Cook served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1920.

Story of Service

 

The attached PDF is research I (Daniel Anthony, Grandson of Alva H. Cook) conducted on his service to the U.S. Army in WW1 for which he was severely wounded and permanently disabled. This study is based on an original typewritten account of his time served in World War I by Alva H. Cook, my Grandfather (my Mother’s Father), also with some of his time and experience after the war and a few anecdotes from his survivors. A copy of the original account is provided, and the account is also shown in italics.

This study corrects several phonetically spelled locations in France, and grammar; and is organized in a timeline, bulleted fashion for readability. Hyperlinked references are also provided for further verification and interest. The order of events and locations, as written, is awkward to reconstruct at times, and I have attempted to make this as accurate as possible. In some cases, place names had to be reconciled with the movements of the 32nd Division during WWI and associated war records or most plausible locations in the general area of operations.

Additional information is also provided by service/testimony not described in his original account. Research to confirm locations of various wartime facilities was conducted, and other publications or evidence, or other testimony among his papers or peers provide additional insight into his service.

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Hartley Allen Moon

Submitted by: Rick Erisman {Grandson}

Hartley Allen Moon

Hartley Allen Moon born around 1877. Hartley Moon served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1916 and the service was completed in 1919.

Story of Service

 

Colonel Hartley Allen Moon served in France during World War I. He served in the U.S. Army from 1916-1919. He was appointed Adjutant General by Governor Kilby and served as Acting Adjutant General until 1919. He also served on the General Staff of the U.S. Army in Washington, D.C.

Colonel Moon was a First Lieutenant of Infantry in the Alabama National Guard from 1909-1912. He served as Captain of Infantry Volunteer Reserves in 1908. He was Captain of Field Artillery, Alabama National Guard from 1912-1916. He was a Major in the Fourth Alabama Infantry and later in the One Hundred and Sixty Seventh U.S. Infantry, the Rainbow Division.

Hartley A. Moon held the rank of Colonel in the Adjutant General's Department in the Alabama National Guard, and as Adjutant General of Alabama in 1931 under Governor Miller.

Colonel Moon was severely wounded on June 9, 1918 in the Baccarat Defensive Sector, in Alsace, France. As a result, he lost the use of his left arm but participated in medical research to rehabilitate it without success.

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George Archer Parker

Submitted by: George N Parker {Grandson}

George Archer Parker

George Archer Parker was born around 17 April 1886. George Parker served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1914 and the service was completed in 1920.

Story of Service

 

George was the youngest son of Peter and Martha Parker. He enlisted in the Army Coast Artillery at Norfolk, Virginia on 11 Feb 1914. On 24 April 1917 he sailed for France with the 8th Provisional Coast Artillery Corps as a Corporal, arriving in Le Harve on 27 Sep 1917. He was stationed at Camp de Mailly and was rated as a gunner 1st class on 7 April 1918.

He participated in the following battles: Montdidier-Noyon, St. Michiel, Verdun, and Meuse-Argonne. He was promoted to Sergeant on 25 August 1918. On the day of Armistice, 11 Nov 1918, he was at Meurthe-et-Moselle.

He returned to the states on 11 March 1919, arriving in Hampton, Virginia on the S.S. Nansemond. The 53rd was sent to Camp Eustis, Virginia for where the men were demobilized. George married Esther Lee Meador on 9 Jan 1920 in Amelia County. They returned to Camp Eustis but Esther was not fond of the military lifestyle. George received a honorable discharge on 4 Jun 1920.

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