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Snell, Sumner Cummins


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 4/7/2007 at 19:31:24

Snell, Sumner Cummins

LaPorte City, IA

Serial No: not available

Born: Nov. 5, 1895

Parents: James and Sarah Snell

Entered Army: Feb, 1918

Training in US: Camp Dodge, IA; Camp Logan, TX

Left for Overseas: NJ, May 12, 1918; arrived Brest, France, May 20, 1918

Overseas Training: British sector
Assigned Co. E, 130 Inf, 33rd Div, Illinois Nat. Guard Div.

Sent to Front: July 4, 1918

Engagements: Chapilly Ridge, Somme Offensive, Reserve at St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Metz Offensive at Armistice

Wounded: Meuse-Argonne, also at Metz, gassed

Hospitalized Overseas: Gas first aid and regimental hospital

Medals-Ribbons: Victory, 3 Campaign Ribbons, Defensive Sector Ribbon

Returned to US: Brest, France, May, 1919; Camp Mills, NY, May 1919.

Discharaged: Camp Dodge, IA, May 29, 1919. Rating: Pvt

Months in Service: In US, about 3; overseas, 15

Edward Kubik, for whom the Traer American Legion post is named, was in the same division; was in the same battle in which he was killed.

Present Occupation: Farming

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(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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