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John Martin Carrington

Submitted by: John R Carrington {son}

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John Martin Carrington served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known August 14,1917 to 1919.


My father was a member of Motor Truck Company 10 of the 39th. Division US National Guard which was Federalized August 14th 1917 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He and his cousin, Van Carrington, enlisted together.

The unit embarked at Brest France in 1917 as an ammunition truck company. He would never talk about the experiences he had other than to tell me about using the protruding legs of German soldiers in the trenches, who had been buried by shell fire, to hang their "tin pots" on.

As many others who returned he suffered his entire life with what we now call PTSD. I have only the muster roster from the unit to remember his service by.


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