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Alt C. Wilkin - War Hero

WILKIN WILKEN

Posted By: S. Ferrall (email)
Date: 8/9/2004 at 06:33:05

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS
Alt C. Wilkin, private, Company M, 168th Infantry. He aided materially in the advance against the Prussian Guards near Sergy, France, July 28, 1918. Despite three wounds he continued firing with his automatic rifle until his right hand was shattered.

Residence at enlistment: Atlantic, Iowa

-source: Official Register, State of Iowa 1921-1922, Twenty-Ninth Number, Military Decorations of Iowans in the World War, pg. 373

NOTE: Surname is spelled WILKIN in the original source. However, a descendant has contacted IAGENWEB and indicated that this spelling was incorrect, and that the correct spelling was WILKEN.


 

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