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Walter Clarence Henning

Submitted by: Debbie Reveles {Granddaughter}

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Walter Clarence Henning born around 1899. Walter Henning served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1919.

Story of Service

 

Walter was the oldest of 6 children born to Julius and Martha Henning. He enlisted in the Army 4 months after his 18th birthday. His basic training was at Camp MacArthur in Waco, Texas. He was a Private 1st Class In Headquarters Company 128th Infantry of the 32nd Division.

He arrived in France in March of 1918. He was in the Aisne Marne offensive, the Oise-Aisne offensive, the Meuse-Argonne offensive and the Army of Occupation. He was gassed 3 months before Armistice.

One year after he discharged from the Army he married Lillian Kapok. He never spoke about his service except to tell his granddaughter that he never had any desire to see Europe. And he never went on a boat, even a simple row boat on a lake.

 Walter_Henning_in_uniform_and_Lillian_Kapke_1919Walter Henning in uniform and Lillian Kapke, 1919

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