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Jacob Feldman

Submitted by: Ben Katzberg

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Jacob Feldman served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known 1909- September 1918.


The Story of Jacob Feldman

First Lieutenant Jacob Feldman of 17 West Park Avenue, Merchantville, was killed under heroic circumstances. He was attached to Company D, 110th Infantry, formerly the 3rd Regiment, National Guard of Pennsylvania.

Feldman was mortally wounded on September 12, 1918, in the Marancourt sector, in the advance on Hill 212. All of the officers of the company were casualties and Feldman assumed command and reformed the unit and ordered the charge. As they dashed across the open ground he was hit in the stomach by an explosive bullet and fell. He struggled to his feet and beckoned his men on. He was struck by two more bullets and fell. Handing his papers to First Sergeant Harold M. Nash, he shouted "Forward, men!" He died in an ambulance on the way to the hospital. He was buried at Reddy Farm, near Cohan, the following day.

His regiment had gone overseas in April, 1918, and participated in the Chateau-Thierry battle. He was the son of Isaac & Dora Feldman, of Merchantville NJ, and had several brothers and sisters.

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