The 131st U. S. Infantry (First Infantry Illinois National Guard) in the World War; Narrative-Operations-Statistics

The 131st U. S. Infantry (First Infantry Illinois National Guard) in the World War; Narrative-Operations-Statistics

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...near Eitnehem. We were on a carrying party bringing up rations and ammunition to the members of our platoon, who were in position near the Bray-Corbie road. We had just entered the wood on our way up when a number of high explosive and gas shells came over, and one of them struck in the middle of our party, killing Randell and wounding a number of others. Reeder, 1337233, Cpl. John P., Co. E. Information given by Stewart E. Muschott, Cpl. Co. E. Died of pneumonia. Left the line at Hamel the night of July 6. I was with him in formation when he asked me to help him along, as he felt sick. I took his arm and called stretcher bearers. He was carried to brigade headquarters, and as he left called back to me that he would be back with the company in a few days. Riddell, 1978268, Pvt. George, Co. K. Information given by Andrew G. Haverkamp, Pvt. Co. K. Pvt. Riddell was hit through the neck by a machine gun bullet. He died instantly, about 7 a. m., Oct. 12, 1918, near Sivry-sur-Meuse. I helped carry him from our position to burial place in Bois de Chaume. Information given by Peter McHugh, Cpl. Co. K. Pvt. Riddell was hit while on outpost duty about 7 a. m., Oct. 12, 1918, during a counter attack by the Germans on our position east of Sivry-sur-Meuse, France. He was hit by a machine gun bullet in the spine about at the waist line. His last words were "Oh." He died instantly. Several men carried his body back to the rear of our lines in the Bois de Chaume. Information given by Joseph P. Hannon, Pvt. Id. Co. K. I helped carry Pvt. Riddell to our lines. I was with him when he died from a bullet wound. Riddle, 2661399, Sgt. Lawrence S., Co. I. Information given by Chester C. Wesslund, Co. I. Sgt. Riddle was in the first wave of the attack on the...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 558g
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  • English
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  • 1236552369
  • 9781236552365