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WW1 medals
Posted by: Dana Nowak (ID *****2024) Date: May 11, 2011 at 13:00:16
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My grandfather Frederick G Wright was a WW1 veteran. He proudly served in the 91st (pine tree) division, Co K 363rd (San Francisco's own) infantry. He served in the Meuse-Argonne offensive and was wounded by mortar shrapnel at the Second Marne. He was deemed KIA when after the battle he didn't show up. A telegraph was sent to his mother. He crawled 6 miles in the hedgerows till an ambulance picked him up and he went to a field hospital. Later he went home to SF and recuperated at Letterman army hospital. He received 5 medals. WW1 Victory medal, Verdun medal from France for his service, Purple Heart (got this after the war when they brought it back), possibly a Serbian medal of St Sava and a medal for service in St Mihiel. I would like to know who gave out the St Mihiel medal. My dad's father signed up too late and his unit (the 222nd Field Signal Battalion) was at Hoboken NJ waiting to go over when armistice had been called.


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