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Here's a photo of my grandfather, Walter Fields. He was a member of the 322nd Field Artillery (83rd division) but his unit was attached to the 32nd Division. Sorry for the less than stellar photography work on my part but in the photo, his collar disk clearly reads: S-crossed cannons-322 and he has the 32nd division patch sewn to his uniform.
A less savvy collector who picks up such a uniform might assume it had been messed with considering the apparent mismatch between collar disk and patch!
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Here is a photograph of my great grandfather, Mack L. Hughes. Mack served in Company E, 146th Infantry Regiment 37th Infantry Division.

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A fine thread - thanks for posting!

 

 

Here's a Threesome set that turned up on the last tide the other day: Yes they're named but as yet unresearched.

 

- Charles. C. Jordan, 36th Engineers,

- Geo. Wm. Archer, Aviation,

- Headley E. Jordan, Transportation.

 

The solo guy's also in a SpanAm war period studio portrait foto, and another in the field w/2 other horsemen - the back of that one (fading badly!) says "Rough Riders" and mentions a battle...

 

Can anyone help w/any of this? The patch maybe? I like the Aviator's bullion wings.

 

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This is my great-great uncle Samuel R Smith. He served with the 413 motor supply trans. motor truck co 432.

 

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three Louies - one aviator, one in transpo, and one in 34th engineers. large 8X12s in studio covers of "Knox" an Atlanta, GA photog.

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I really can't get enough of these WW1 studio portraits. Keep posting guys, I know there have to be more out there!

 

Adam

 

thanks Adam yeh there are some really super ones - the MPs and other armed foks are great...

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A recent addition to my collection: Lt. B. Meredith Langstaff, a lawyer from Brooklyn (Harvard and Columbia Law). Co I, 308th Infantry Regiment.

 

A quote from the 308th History: The engagement on August 22nd of Company I, under Captain Harrington, and of Company K, under Captain Frothingham, in their positions beyond the Vesle was one of the severest experienced by the 308th Infantry.

The following vivid account of Company I's engagement is furnished by Lieutenant Langstaff of the 4th platoon:

 

"The fight grew hotter especially in our rear, I called in Sergeant Riley's post, because it was too far away to control. I sent runners to Lieutenant Fowler, only one of whom returned with news that he was safe and putting up a hard fight on his front. Men straggled in from the 3rd platoon and reported that it had been split by the enemy in overwhelming numbers and had fallen back on the 4th and 2nd platoons. Lieutenant Galligan joined Lieutenant Fowler."

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I have posted some extensive pictures of another 308th Infantry soldier in Company H. It is on another website (WAF) and I really don't want to repeat the entire process for this great forum. If you are interested in WWI, I think you will find this collage interesting Here's the link,...

 

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/sho...ad.php?t=157415

 

Greg

My collection is strictly what my dad brought back from the ETO.

Sgt. Mahlon E. Sebring, 82nd Airborne, 319th Glider Field Artillery, A Battery - Normandy, Holland, The Bulge, and Germany... finishing with occupation duty in Berlin

http://ww2-airborne....ts/319/319.html

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From my collection. A 3rd Division vet who was awarded a DSC:

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MAY, LESTER T.

Private First Class, U.S. Army

Company F, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lester T. May, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Ballois Farm, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. During a heavy shelling, Private May volunteered and delivered messages over routes, where all other runners had been either killed or wounded.

General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919

Home Town: Wyalusing, PA

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" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

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New to my collection: a 1st Division EM with his aiguillette and what looks to be a mourning band on his arm. His cap has an officer style US device.

 

This thread is better than I ever dreamed it could be. You could make a fine book out the photos posted so far.

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New addition to the collection. ID'd on the back with the comment "Officer of the Guard during the war".

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" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

View my website honoring the men and women of Indiana: http://indianavets.wix.com/indiana-at-war and follow my updates on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/IndianaModernAgeofWar/
Interested in US uniforms? Join the Association of American Military Uniform Collectors! http://aamuc.org/or find us on Facebook! facebook.com/AAMUC.ORG

 

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From my collection. A 3rd Division vet who was awarded a DSC:

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MAY, LESTER T.

Private First Class, U.S. Army

Company F, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lester T. May, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Ballois Farm, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. During a heavy shelling, Private May volunteered and delivered messages over routes, where all other runners had been either killed or wounded.

General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919

Home Town: Wyalusing, PA

Hi All,

He is also listed in the "SOLDIERS OF THE GREAT WAR MEMORIAL EDITION"

CPL LESTER T. MAY, WYALUSING, PA. W.A. (WOUNDED IN ACTION) with picture.

Just thought you would like to know.

Yours,

Terry

You are his witness now, without a witness, they just disappear!

Quote from the movie TAKING CHANCE 2009

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post-629-1183856407.jpgHere is one I thought you would like to see. I guess just after war on occupation duty. How about those belts on EM's

Yours,

Terry

You are his witness now, without a witness, they just disappear!

Quote from the movie TAKING CHANCE 2009

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On post #72, those are enlisted M1910 Garrison Belts. They would have the "US" on the belt plate. The officer's version has a national eagle.

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Here are a few more...

 

1) Wounded 1st Div Engineer

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WANTED!

WWI Aero Squadron items such as insignia, uniforms & my favorite- PHOTOS! Will purchase or work out a possible trade

HIGHLY SOUGHT- Anything related to the AEF Photo Sections or 85th,258th & 278th Aero Squadrons.

To be alone, to have your life in your own hands, to use your own skill, single-handed, against the enemy. It was like the lists of the Middle Ages, the only sphere in modern warfare where a man saw his adversary and faced him in mortal combat, the only sphere where there was still chivalry and honour. If you won, it was your own bravery and skill; if you lost, it was because you had met a better man
-Cecil Lewis


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