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Dunham, Clayton C.

DUNHAM

Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 3/15/2007 at 16:09:49

DUNHAM, Clayton C.

Reinbeck, IA

Serial No: 42968

Born: July 26, 1897

Parents: Dennis Clark and Annabelle Pierce Dunham

Enlisted in Army: May 10, 1917, Inf.

Training in US: Fort Logan, Denver, CO; El Paso, TX

Left for Overseas: Hoboken, NJ June 14, 1917; arrived St. Nazaire, France, June 25, 1917.

Overseas Training: Gondrecourt Area, July 14, 1917; DeMange, France.

Assigned 1st Div., 16th Inf. Co. F

Sent to Front: October 21, 1917

Engagements: Montdidier-Noyon, Jun 9-13, 1918; Soissons, Jul 18-21, 1918; Cantigny, May 28, 1918; St. Mihiel, Sep 11, 1918; 2nd Battle of the Marne; Coblenz Bridgehead; Army of Occupation.

Wounded: July 21, 1918, machine gun bullets in arm.

Hospitalized Overseas: Nantes, France, (3 weeks) wounds

Medals-Ribbons: Purple Heart, Silver Star, 4 Bronze Stars.

Returned to US: Bordeaux, France Aug, 1919 to New York, Sep 3, 1919.

Discharged: Camp Dodge, IA, Sep 24, 1919

Rating: Cpl

Months in Service: In US: 1 mo, 2 days; overseas 26-1/2

Present Occupation: Farming

(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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