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Louis Arieta

Submitted by: Robert Arieta

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Louis Arieta served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Unknown .


2nd ID, Purple Heart, locations served, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, and Defense Sector.

Purple Heart received for action in "No Man's Land". Louis was wounded, and hung up on barbed wire during a gas attack, given up for dead, Louie was discovered alive three days later. Apparently being hung up on the barbed wire kept Louie high enough off the ground where the gas effects were not deadly.




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