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Find the unit of a WW1 soldier?

Started by illinigander , Apr 15 2018 05:16 PM

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#1 illinigander

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 05:16 PM

I know it is a long-shot but I recently obtained a post card group that belonged to Pearl (yes male) Blosser.  He was from Moweaqua, IL.  He trained as a draftee at Camp Taylor in Louisville, so that would be part of the 84th Div.  He seems to be involved in medical service; but I can't tell if as a patient or worker.  His last WW1 address was US General Hospital No. 2, Fox Hills, Staten Island, NY.  Thanks.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 05:51 PM

This should be your guy.  

 

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 05:56 PM

Back of the card says he was a Saddler with Field Hospital No. 6.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 06:03 PM

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 04:15 PM

Hello unclegrumpy & lettow-  Many thanks for solving my puzzle.  Was there a lot of harness repair for escort wagons, I assumed most US hospital transport was made with Ford and GMC ambulances?  But then I read an article today about a special group of Italian tailors, assigned to the USAS as the "sailmakers detachment" and repaired the fabric coverings, etc. on US warplanes.  But I digress , sorry.  

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