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Stories of Service

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Charles Gilbert Miller

Submitted by: Nancy Miller

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Charles Gilbert Miller served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Unknown .

 

Served in the motor pool at Fort McHenry, where his unit was formed, preparing vehicles for shipment overseas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chester William Arms

Submitted by: Kathy Huff

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Chester William Arms served in World War One with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known Jun 05, 1917.

 

Enlisted June 5, 1917 and was in 9 days because he got sick.

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manuel E. ("Mannie) Reams

Submitted by: Michael Brimer

Mannie Ellsworth Reams

Manuel E. ("Mannie) Reams served in World War One with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known Sept 1917-31 Oct 1918.

 

Drafted in September 1917, assigned to newly forming 91st Division. Completed basic training at Fort Lewis Washington, then was assigned to 363rtd Bn and trained as a machine gunner. Traveled with the division to England, then to France.

Participated in several battles, was wounded and recovered, then sent back to front lines. Was part of the 363rd Battalion's attack on German positions in Spitaals Bosschen woods area. He was killed during the first day of the assault. He eventually was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

The American Legion Reams Post 182, Suisun City, CA was formed in 1920 and named after him. It has been in existence ever since.

 

George Washington Dick

Submitted by: Merrilee Jung

George Dick

George Washington Dick served in World War One with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Unknown .

 

Company A, 36th infantry., 7th Snelling, Minnesota.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roy Irvin Driver

Submitted by: Nancy Cramer

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Roy Irvin Driver served in World War One with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Unknown .

 

Conscientious objector who worked in the kitchen at Camp Funston, KS and wore the uniform.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Col. Norman J. Eckert

Submitted by: Richard Eckert, Sr. (son)

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Col. Norman J. Eckert served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known 1920 - 1954.

 

Colonel Norman J. Eckert, WW I, WW II, Korean War era




Colonel Norman J. Eckert Bronze Star: Father of Edward (Ed) Colonel US Army; William (Bill) Lt. Col. U.S. Army; and Richard (Dick), Captain USAR (author). My Dad enlisted in WW I to follow his older brother Jack P. Eckert, he rose from private, sergeant and received a commission as a 2n Lt. in 1920. He rose in rank as acting commander of the 25 Division artillery in WW II.

 

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Frank James Bleck

Submitted by: Beverly Przybylski

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Frank James Bleck served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known Dec 18, 1916 - Jun 30, 1919.

 

Enlistment record: St. Mihiel Offensive Sep 12/18; Offensive of Sep 26/18 operating between Montfaucon & Very. Attached to 17th French Corps, east of Meuse North of Verdun, Oct 7-8, 1918 - Offensive of Nov. 1/18 against Bois de Loges, Forest de Argonne. He was promoted to Corporal while in France. He was furloughed to the reserves on Jun 30, 1919, and subsequently received an honorable discharge.

 

 

 

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Herman Cornwell

Submitted by: Patricia Hein

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Herman Cornwell served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known 1917-1918.

 

Co I., 52nd U.S. Regulars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Glennie Long Tomlinson Miller

Submitted by: Nancy Miller

Glennie Long Tomlinson

Glennie Long Tomlinson Miller served in World War 1 with the the United States Navy. The dates of service are: Unknown .

 

Enlisted as a Yeoman 3rd class. She was assigned to the Division of Supplies and Accounts Disbursements to make out transportation slips for the men. In an article that appeared in the Richmond VA Times Dispatch on 23 Jan 1973, she states that she drilled 3 times a week, marched in parades for bond sales, and was paid $2 per day.

 

 

 

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Nelson Howard Ulmer

Submitted by: Barrett Young

Nelson Ulmer at Camp Jesup c.1918

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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Leonard Louis Nutter

Submitted by: Rachel Hill

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Leonard Louis Nutter served in World War One with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Unknown .

 

He fought in the battle of Muese-Argonne. He received a Purple Heart and a medal from that battle with two bronze service stars on his ribbon from Muese-Argonne.

He was shot in the lung in France where he almost died. He told my grandmother (his daughter) that he almost died because they wrapped him up very tight and he doesn't remember how long he laid in the trench before he got help. The hospital told him had he sat there any longer wrapped that tight that he would have died.

 

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