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I think this photo is of Lawrence Fisk taken at Great Lakes. He later attended the "Radio School" in Cambridge, Mass. He almost died of the flu and had recuperated at home (all this info is taken from the photo post card).

 

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"Lew" on the left, his buddy on the right. Taken in "Parsons". This is the take away from the info on back.

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Identified as: N. K Evans , Lincoln, Illinois

SpanAm War era I would guess. It looks like he is wearing a good conduct medal.

 

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My grandfather, Pvt T. O'Sullivan, 51st Co., 2/5 Marines. Taken either at Philadelphia where he had basic training or in France after arrival in late June 1917.

 

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Now Second Lieutenant T. O'Sullivan, 67th Co., 1/5 Marines. Taken some time in Germany between early Dec 1918 and Spring 1919. Good view of overcoat with 1/5 insignia.

 

 

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Second Lieutenant T. O'Sullivan, 67th Co., 1/5 Marines. Taken some time in Germany Spring 1919. Two more casual depictions of uniforms worn by Marines at the time.

 

 

 

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Fritz, Mitter2K1, Chris 3bs, kfields & 12A54 …

 

Thanks for adding to what looks to be a pretty good thread with a lot of diversity in it.

 

It's great to see the early pre WW I stuff, along with the Navy, Marine and Army pics, and of course, the AEF subject matter.

 

Let's hope other members and visitors keep on posting.

 

Thanks to all for participating and looking. World War I Nerd ...

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Fritz, Mitter2K1, Chris 3bs, kfields & 12A54 …

 

Thanks for adding to what looks to be a pretty good thread with a lot of diversity in it.

 

It's great to see the early pre WW I stuff, along with the Navy, Marine and Army pics, and of course, the AEF subject matter.

 

Let's hope other members and visitors keep on posting.

 

Thanks to all for participating and looking. World War I Nerd ...

Thank you WWI Nerd. I have quite a few images left to share and will try to get some more posted up soon.

 

-Mike

 

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I am always looking for named items to Central Illinois WWI veterans.

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Here are three individual shots of an officer. Only one was named and all it had was Will McKee, Chilicothe. I did a bit of research and found out this. There is a couple of gaps in his service that I am attempting to find, but it is still neat what you can find with as little info as this.

 

Major Will Meek McKee from Chilicothe, Ohio

Born March 3, 1877

Comissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the Corps of Engineers on May 24, 1917

Promoted to 1st Lt. on Nov. 12, 1917. Captain on March 2, 1918. Finally made Major on September 17, 1918.

He was overseas with the AEF from July 9, 1917 to September 17, 1918.

Served with the 5th Engineer Regiment until Assigned to the 15th Engineers (dates unknown)

Transferred to the 3rd Engineer Training Regiment until November 1, 1918.

 

Thanks

Mike

 

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This is one of my early photos and it may pre-date what it is marked. The only information on the back is "Emil F. Arbeen 1917, LaSalle, ILL." There is a lot of interesting things shown in this photo and I will try to name them all. If I miss something, please jump in and correct me or add what was missed. First off he is wearing a campaign hat and early uniform coat with the standing/falling collar and bellowed pockets. I believe he has Mills M1903 suspenders and M1907 ammo belt with the early leather scabbard for the M1905 bayonet. Finishing off this photo is a M1903 rifle and what appear to be M1910 canvas leggings.

 

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This One arrived in the mail today. I was interested in the brassard, but after seeing it in person, I can't figure out what it is? Anybody know?

 

It's named on the front:

 

"Your Riley Rudd 12/25/18"

 

Another curious thing about this image is his collar disc. I've never seen one like it before. Take a look at the enlargement (the next post) and let us know if you can figure it out.

 

And what about the ribbon on his pocket?

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I know that this photo isn't an all the way full length photo, but it's just too good not to post.

 

This is one hungry dude! No ID or other info … just a guy who, if he takes a bite, probably won't have to pay for a beer for the entire year.

 

The trio of Span-Am canteens are a nice touch. I guess he needs a lot of water to wash down his midday nourishment … yum!

 

He's probably at a training camp somewhere in the southwest, like Texas.

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Group picture is 1105th Aero Squadron men, Your guess is as good as mine on this old guy!! The aviator standing in front of the Jenny is Lt. William Campbell.

I think the old guy is Bruce Bairnsfathers character Old Bill. Possibly a movie still? https://free-classic-movies.com/movies-04/04-1941-03-01-Old-Bill-and-Son/index.php

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1st Pic Sgt Walter X. Spellman, 11th Balloon Co. 2nd Pic Lt. Earl Forsyth training at the 8th Aviation Instruction Center, Foggia Italy. Notice he is wearing the Italian pilots badge over his left pocket. Sorry I cut off his toes.

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