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  1. Hi, The second photo shows a New Jersey state seal button. I am not sure of the date of manufacture. -hist3891
  2. I have a US disk that is similar in construction, but it has a pinback instead of the screw post. I agree that the thin brass collar disks are French made.
  3. See attached. These are from FamilySearch.
  4. Hi Robinb, Thank you for posting those great pictures! I actually had this stretcher on wheels in mind when I first read the article. I have seen a Signal Corps photo of one in use (33rd Division troops, I think), but these are the first pictures of a surviving example that I have seen. I was just wondering if the regimental medical detachment might not have also had something similar to the little horse drawn carts that the machine gun units used. I don't know that I would describe myself as "driving" a wheeled stretcher. -hist3891
  5. Hi, I was recently researching a World War I soldier who served in Company I of the 307th Infantry. In the printed excerpts of a letter dated 28 August 1918, he writes "My work now is with a doctor. I drive a two-wheeled cart and take care of his saddle horse. I now wear red cross on my arm." Another soldier calls the same vehicle "a two-wheeled cart of the Red Cross, but not an ambulance." Does anyone know if this was a specialized vehicle attached to the company medical personnel? If some one has pictures, I would very much like to see them. -hist3891
  6. Hi, What is the collar brass? It looks like he was in the 60th Infantry. -hist3891
  7. The two volume history of the 37th Division in World War I is available at: https://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015062807352.
  8. Hi, National Guard units lost their state designations when they were drafted into federal service. Some were kept together in new units (for example, the 4th Ohio Infantry was used as the base regiment to organize the 145th Infantry) while others were broken up with their personnel being scattered among a number of different commands. The 10th Ohio Infantry fell into the latter category, with its personnel being distributed as follows: Cos. I, K, L, & M: 136th Machine Gun Battalion Cos. A, B, part of G, & Machine Gun Company: 135th Machine Gun Battalion
  9. Hi, you have been helping me find info about my grandfather from the 3rd Div, 30th infantry. I want to thank you by mailing something to you that you may want. Could you look at my post in the trade section and pick something out? I really appreciate your sincere help, it means a lot to me. 

  10. Hi, Too bad NPRC already confirmed that they do not have his service record. There is probably a roster somewhere that breaks down the individual platoons, but I do not know where it would be. I checked the regimental muster rolls for the 16th Infantry (available online) and they do not identify platoon or specialty. Please let me know if you are ever able to find an answer. He sailed with Company D, 3rd Army Composite Regiment aboard the Leviathan on 9/1/1919. In organizing the Composite Regiment, I think they tried to group soldiers together by original unit as
  11. Hi, Glad I could help with this topic. The 37mm gun in the photo posted by Patches is indeed the weapon that the one-pounder platoon was equipped with. It was a bulky piece of equipment that was often difficult to get in to position. I have read that troops did not like being around them because they rapidly drew enemy artillery fire. Still, they were quite effective against machine gun nests when the gun crew could get a clear shot. What does the discharge say under "Marksmanship, gunner qualification or rating"? I was hoping that he may have mentioned his special
  12. Chapter on the 30th Infantry in the History of the Third Division: https://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015063733151?urlappend=%3Bseq=159.
  13. Hi, The Headquarters Company of an American infantry regiment in World War I was composed of different specialists. The breakdown as shown in the History of the 353rd Infantry (89th Division) is as follows: MAXIMUM STRENGTH HEADQUARTERS COMPANY From Tables of Organization of May, 1918. OFFICERS MEN Headquarters Staff............2.........42 Orderly Section.........................29 Band..........................1.........49 Signal Platoon................1.........76 Bombers and Sappers Platoon...2.........48 Pounder Pl
  14. An example of the disk.
  15. Hi, I would say it is probably a script Pennsylvania disk. See the attached photo of a member Company M, 1st Pennsylvania Infantry.
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