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Dodd, Lester Newton


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 3/15/2007 at 16:59:54

DODD, Lester Newton

Traer, IA

Serial No: 1113282

Born: October 7, 1897

Parents: Silas Newton and Hannah Mae Dodd

Entered Army: Apr 16, 1917, Signal Corps.

Training in US: Camp Samuel F. B. Morse, TX

Left for Overseas: Hoboken, NJ on April 30, 1918; arrived St. Nazaire, France, May 18, 1918.

Overseas Training: Officers training at Langres, France, Nov 1, 1918 to Feb 1, 1919. Assigned signal work 5th Div. Hq. Co. 61 Regt., Inf.

Sent to Front: May 25, 1918, 5th Div., to Nov 1, 1918.

Engagements: Six weeks with France Alpine Chasseurs in Vosges Mts., St. Mihiel sector, in Sep; Meuse-Argonne sector in October.
Returned to US: LeHavre, France, Mar, 1919; Hoboken, NJ, March 13, 1919.

Discharged: Des Moines, IA, Mar 25, 1919

Rating: 2nd Lt.

Months in Service: In US, 12; overseas, 11.

Present Occupation: Electrical contractor.

(Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered about 1948.)


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