William L. Moylan
Submitted by: Ken Moylan
In honor of the memory of my Grandfather and his service to our country in the First World War.
William L. Moylan (1894-1968) of Eveleth, Minnesota enlisted in June 1917, 3rd Minnesota, Company F. Soon after he was transferred into the 3rd Division, 30th Infantry Regiment, Company L. Days after arriving in France, the 30th Infantry Regiment was rushed to stop the German spring offensive at Hill 204, in the vicinity of Chateau Thierry. At the “Battle of the Marne” his battalion took very heavy casualties from the opening artillery barrage of explosives and gas. Over the next four hours, under this terrible barrage, in the dark woods and while wearing a gas mask. Private Moylan with no regard for his own safely, helped medics tend to the increasing numbers of dead and wounded.
Dates Served: June 1917- June 1919
Branch of Service: Army, AEF
Unit: 3rd Division, 30th Infantry Regiment, Company L