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Keith, Douglas L.


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 4/6/2007 at 23:59:27

KEITH, Douglas L.

Windom, Minnesota
Serial No: 657196
Born: Nov 10, 1892
Parents: Andrew and Ellen Keith
Entered Army: May 17, 1918, England
Training in US: Washington Barracks, D.C.
Left for Overseas: Hoboken, New Jersey on Jul 8, 1918; arrived Brest, France on Jul 22, 1918.
Overseas Training: Fort St. Menge, Langres, France, Jul-Sep. Assigned Co. D, 29th Engs., Flash Ranging Sect. No. 3; 74th Engs., and Co. C of 29th.
Sent to Front: Sep 15, 1918, with F.R.S. Sect. 3, Co. D.
Engagements: Defensive sector following St. Mihiel drive.
Hospitalized Overseas: Hospital at Camp Montoir, St. Nazaire, France, Dec 2, 1918 to Feb 25, 1919, influenza.
Medals-Ribbons: Defensive sector
Returned to US: St. Nazaire, France on Feb 25, 1918; into Newport News, VA on Mar 11, 1918.
Discharged: Camp Dodge, IA; rating: Pvt.
Months in Service: In US, 2; overseas, 8.
One son, Gordon, Served 3 years in World War II in 69th Inf. Div. He was awarded Combat Infantry Badge, Rating of Sgt.
Present Occupation: Editor and publisher, Cottonwood County Citizen.

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


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