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#1 BeansEnHay

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 05:06 AM

Hello all. This is my first post on the forum. I recently purchased a Phillipine Ins. campign medal and then looked it up on the OMSA rolls. It turrns out to have been issued to Col. C.A. Williams. 21st Regt. I know the Army was small enough then, there must be references to this officer in several places. Can anyone direct me to some ? If I knew his full name Im sure Id have more luck searching.

I read the Armys history of the campaign on their site, and the only ref. to the 21st was their involvement in the fighting south of Manila ( Laguna, etc.), but no mention of its commander.

Any help would be most appreciated.


Thank you
Bob

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:11 AM

Hi Bob,

 

There are some paid sites such as FOLD3 to which you can subscribe, but I found this page for a Charles A, Williams who served in the Philippines with the 21st Infantry.  It may help give you a start in your research.  

 

http://penelope.uchi...ster/2544*.html



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:16 AM

If you have access to Fold3, you can find him listed in the officer's registers.   Here is one excerpt showing that he had been breveted.

 

Fold3_Page_304 williams.jpg

 

 



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:21 AM

It also appears that he was promoted to Colonel in 1904.

 

Fold3_Page_558 williams.jpg



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:44 AM

Interesting medal and man.

 

He also rec'ed Indian Wars Medal 701 on 29-Oct-08 (per Planchet Research Group PR6 "The Indian Wars Medal."

 

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#6 BeansEnHay

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 05:05 PM

Beast,
Thank you for the link. That was the motherlode! I do have fold 3, but am new to researching U.S. medals so didn’t think to look.
Thanks again
Bob


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