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Re: John Wills in the Phillipines
Posted by: Frank Odin (ID *****9780) Date: April 12, 2002 at 09:41:25
In Reply to: John Wills in the Phillipines by Jim Feld of 893

This is information I received about my Grand-Father Arthur Stephen Odin from the Vetrans Administration. If you write to the below address you will probably also received the information you are seeking about your relative.

For further information from VETRANS ADMINISTRATION - Regional Office
941 North Capitol St., N.E., Washington, D.C. 20421
refer to: 372/272C
XC 00 373 712

During Arthur's 1st enlistment (1898-1901) he served in Co."I", 9th U.S. Infantry.

During his 2nd enlistment (1917-1919) Arthur graduated from Officer Candidate School as a 2nd Lt., served and saw action in France and was discharged honorably from the Quartermaster Corps with the rank of Captain.

MILITARY SERVICE - Vetran of the Spanish - American War, the Philippine Insurection (wounded in the left forearm at the battle at the Zapote River),
the Boxer Rebellion - China, and served in France during WWI.

SERVICE MEDALS Received - Distinguished Service Cross, McKinley Medal
of Honor, and the Purple Heart.

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