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Twenty-Third Infantry Regiment


Alvin E. Nebeker, 23rd Infantry Regiment Photograph (taken while assigned to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, on June 12th, 1917) of Pfc. Alvin E. Nebeker, Co L. 3rd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF.) Participated in the Defensive Sector at Verdun (Troyon), The Battle of the Aisne (Vaux), The Aisne-Marne Offensive, (Soissons), The Defensive Sector at Marbache, The St. Mihiel Offensive, The Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge, and the 3rd U.S. Army Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead, Germany in 1919.
Marvin H. Taylor, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment Photograph (taken while stationed at Saint-Thiébault, France on Friday, February 22nd, 1918) of 2nd Lt. Marvin H. Taylor, USAR, Co B. 1st Battalion, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF. Participated in the Defensive Sector at Verdun (Troyon), the Battle of the Aisne (Vaux), The Aisne-Marne Offensive (Soissons), The Defensive Sector at Marbache, The St, Mihiel Offensive, The Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge, The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, and with the 3rd U.S. Army Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead, Germany in 1919.
Ervin Taylor, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment Photograph (taken while assigned to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, on Thursday, June 14th, 1917) of Pvt. Ervin Taylor, Co I. 2nd Battalion, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF. Awarded the Purple Heart Medal for actions against the enemy. KIA while serving as a Rifleman with Co I. while in the defense of his Co's positions near the French village of Bouresche, France during the Battle of the Aisne (Vaux) on the evening of Monday, June 29th, 1918. Participated in the Defensive Sector at Verdun (Troyon).
William D. Meyering, Platoon Leader, Co D., 23rd Infantry Photograph taken of 1st Lt. William D. Meyering, USA, Platoon Leader, Co D. 1st Battalion, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF. Awarded the Army Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart Medal, and the French Criox de Guerre w/ Gilt Star for actions against the enemy. WIA during a enemy attack on his company trenchline position outside of Riga, France during combat operations in the Verdun (Toulon) Sector on the early morning of Saturday, April 6th, 1918. Shown here at AEF HQ's after being decorated by the AEF CinC, General John J. Pershing, USA.
Chaumont, France, May 30th, 1918.
Benjamin Cardosi, 23rd Infantry Photograph (taken while assigned to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, on July 2nd, 1917) of Pfc. Benjamin Cardosi, Co A. 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF. Awarded the Purple Heart Medal for actions against the enemy. KIA while serving as a Rifleman during the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment's attack outside of the French village of Bouresches, France during the Battle of the Aisne (Belleau Wood) on the evening of Thursday, June 6th, 1918. Participated in the Defensive Sector at Verdun (Troyon).
Aime Gagne, 23rd U.S. Infantry Photograph (taken while assigned to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, on Tuesday, July 10th, 1917) of Cpl. Aime Gagne, Co K. 3rd Battalion, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF. Awarded the Purple Heart Medal for actions against the enemy. KIA while serving as a Squad Leader during the 3rd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment's attack outside of the French village of Bouresches, France during the Battle of the Aisne (Belleau Wood) on the evening of Thursday, June 6th, 1918. Participated in the Defensive Sector at Verdun (Troyon).
George J. Maxfield, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment Photograph (taken while assigned to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, on Friday June 29th, 1917) of Pvt. George J. Maxfield, Co C. 1st Battalion, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF. Awarded the Purple Heart Medal for actions against the enemy. KIA while serving as a Rifleman with Co C while in the defense of his Co's position near the French village of Bouresches, France during the Battle of the Aisne (Belleau Wood) on the afternoon of Thursday, June 13th, 1918. Participated in the Defensive Sector at Verdun (Troyon).
German Prisoners of War at  Le Ferte, France Photograph taken during actual combat operations showing German Prisoners of War as they are passing through the French village of Le Ferte, France as they are being escorted back to the 2nd Division, AEF rear area under armed guard by French soldiers of the French 39th Division, who were captured by elements of the 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF during the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF's assault and capture of the French village of Vaux, France during the Battle of the Aisne on the afternoon of Monday, July 1st, 1918.
Le Ferte, France, July 1st, 1918.
Mario Ruconich, Co L., 23rd Infantry Photograph (taken while living in Detroit, Michigan on April 17th, 1916) of Pfc. Mario Ruconich, Co L. 3rd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF. Awarded the Purple Heart Medal for actions against the enemy. KIA while serving as a Rifleman during the 3rd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment's attack on the French village of Vaux, France during the Battle of the Aisne on the evening of Monday, July 1st, 1918. Participated in the Defensive Sector at Verdun (Troyon).
Vernon Wymer, Co K, 23rd U.S. Infantry Photograph (taken while serving with Co E, 146th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, AEF, Camp McClellan, Alabama on April 27th, 1918) of Pvt. Vernon Wymer, Co K, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF. Awarded the Purple Heart Medal for actions against the enemy. KIA while serving as a Rifleman during the 3rd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment's assault on the French village of Vaux during the Battle of the Aisne on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 2nd, 1918. Participated in the Defensive Sector at Verdun (Toulon),
Wells Armstrong, 23rd Infantry Photograph (taken while at the 23rd Infantry Regiment Cantonment Area outside the French village of Bourmont, France on December 17th, 1917), of Pvt. Wells Armstrong, Co M. 3rd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF. Awarded the Purple Heart Medal for actions against the enemy. KIA while serving as a Rifleman during the 3rd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment's attack on the French village of Vaux during the Battle of the Aisne on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 2nd, 1918. Participated in the Defensive Sector at Verdun (Troyon).
Julius J. Babst, Regimental Chaplain, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment Photograph (taken during actual combat operations at the French village of Bouresches, France on July 7th, 1918) of Julius J. Babst, Regimental Chaplain, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF.
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Bouresches, France, July 7th, 1918.
Herbert Stafford, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment Photograph (taken while assigned to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, on Monday, June 25th, 1917) of Pvt. Herbert Stafford, Co E. 2nd Battalion, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF. Awarded the Purple Heart Medal for actions against the enemy. KIA while serving as a Rifleman during the 2nd Battalion, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment's attack near the French village of Vierzy, France, during the Aisne-Offensive (Soissons), on the afternoon of Thursday, July 18th, 1918 Participated in the Defensive Sector at Verdun (Troyon), and The Battle of the Aisne (Vaux).
Lt Col. Milo C. Corey, Regimental CO, 23rd U.S. Infantry at Gondrecourt, France. Photograph (taken in the field at the 1st U.S. Army Officer Training School at Gondrecourt, France) of (in the center pointing), Lt Col. Milo C. Corey, USA, Regimental CO, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF. shown here as a Senior Instuctor an he oversee's the final training briefing of officer candidates in the field as they prepare for their final attack before graduation on the afternoon of Friday, August 16th, 1918.
Col. Paul B. Malone, USA, Regimental CO. 23rd U.S. Infantry Photograph (taken during the Awards Ceremony of the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF to personnel that were cited for Gallantry in Action during The Battle of the Aisne (Belleau Wood/Vaux) and The Aisne-Marne Offensive, (Soissons), on July 18th - 19th, 1918 at the 2nd Division, AEF Parade Field at the Bois de L'Eveque, France on the afternoon of Sunday, August 25th, 1918) of Col. Paul B. Malone, USA, Regimental CO. 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF.

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Band of the 23rd Infantry Regiment at Colombey-les-Belles, France Photograph taken while at the Marbache Sector, France showing the Regimental Band of the 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF as they entertain the local town folks and school children of the French village of Colombey-les-Belles, France during 2nd Division, AEF training during the 2nd Divsion, AEF's rest and refit period outside of Nancy France on August 25th, 1918.
Marvin D. Driver, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment Photograph (taken while assigned to Camp Bowie, Texas, on Monday, June 4th, 1917) of Pvt. Marvin D. Driver, Co C. 1st Battalion, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF. Awarded the Purple Heart Medal for actions against the enemy. WIA (Gassed) while serving as a Rifleman with Co C. during 1st Battalion, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment's defense of their positions in the Bois d'Heiche near the French village of Thiaucourt, France during the St. Mihiel Offensive on the afternoon of Friday, September 13th, 1918. Participated in the Defensive Sector at Verdun (Troyon), The Battle of the Aisne (Vaux) and in the Defensive Sector at Marbache.
Earl E.. Miller, MG Co. 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment Photograph (taken while as a member of the Raymond High School, Class of 1914, Raymond, Illinois on June 5th, 1914) of Sgt. Earl E.. Miller, MG Co. 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF. Awarded the Purple Heart Medal for actions against the enemy. KIA while serving as a HMG Section Sgt. while in direct support the 1st Battalion, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment's defense of their positions in the Bois d'Heiche near the French village of Thiaucourt, France during the St. Mihiel Offensive on the afternoon of Friday, September 13th, 1918. Participated in the Defensive Sector at Verdun (Troyon), The Battle of the Aisne (Vaux) and in the Defensive Sector at Marbache.
John G. Gillen, Co C. 1st Battalion, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment Photograph (taken while assigned to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, on Tuesday, July 10th, 1917) of Pvt. (future Sgt.) John G. Gillen, Co C. 1st Battalion, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF. Awarded the Purple Heart Medal for actions against the enemy. KIA while serving as a Section Sgt. during the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment's attack near Hill 210 outside Médéah Farm during the The Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge on the morning of Thursday, October 3rd, 1918. Participated in the Defensive Sector at Verdun (Troyon).the Battle of the Aisne (Vaux). The Aisne-Marne Offensive (Soissons), The Defensive Sector at Marbache, and The St. Mihiel Offensive.
Raymond Jacobs, Co B. 1st Battalion, 23rd U.S. Infantry Photograph (taken while as a member of the Raymond High School, Class of 1914, Wellsville, Ohio on Saturday, August 30th, 1919) of Pvt. Raymond Jacobs, Co B. 1st Battalion, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF. Awarded the Purple Heart Medal for actions against the enemy. WIA while serving as a Rifleman while in direct support the 1st Battalion, 141st U.S. Infantry Regiment, 71st Brigade, 36th Division, AEF's attempted assault towards the French village of Saint-Étienne during the Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge on the morning of Wednesday, October 9th, 1918. Participated in The Defensive Sector at Marbache, The St, Mihiel Offensive, The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, and the 3rd U.S. Army Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead, Germany in 1919.
23rd Infantry near Landres-et-Saint-Georges, France Photograph taken in combat of a M1916 37mm cannon crew from the "One Pounder" Plt. HQ's Co. 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF while in support of the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiments attack in the Bois des Hazois near Landres-et-Saint-Georges, France during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive on the afternoon of Friday, November 1st, 1918.
Sam Beaver, 23rd Infantry Photograph (taken while assigned to Camp Bowie, Texas, on May 27th, 1918) of Pvt. Sam Beaver, Co B. 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF. Awarded the Purple Heart Medal for actions against the enemy. KIA while serving as a Rifleman during the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment's attack outside of the French village of Landres-et-Saint-Georges, France during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive on the morning of Friday, November 1st, 1918. Participated in the Defensive Sector at Marbache, the St. Mihiel Offensive, and The Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge.
Col. Milo C. Corey, Regimental CO, 23rd U.S. Infantry, Mersch, Luxembourg. Photograph taken during the "Long March" towards the 3rd U.S. Army Bridgehead at Koblenz, Germany of Col. Milo C. Corey, USA, Regimental CO, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF. Awarded the Silver Star Medal -2, for actions against the enemy during combat operations outside of Mouzon, France during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive from November 1st -11th, 1918. Shown here as he watches the 23rd Infantry Regiment about move out of their cantonment area inside Luxembourg towards the german border.
Mersch, Luxembourg, November 21st, 1918.
American Cemetery #18 in the Bois des Clerembants (Triangle Farm) Photograph taken of the inner gates of American Cemetery #18 in the Bois des Clerembants (Triangle Farm) built between the French villages of Le Thiolet and Bouresches and first established by the 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF. during the Battle of the Aisne (Belleau Wood) on June 5th, 1918.
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Bois des Clerembants (Triangle Farm), France, December 3rd, 1918.
37mm "One Pounder" Gun Platoon, HQ's Co. 23rd Infantry Photograph taken of the Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Soldiers of the Number #1 Gun Section, 37mm "One Pounder" Gun Platoon, HQ's Co. 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF. out front of their billeting area during the Occupation of 3rd U.S. Army Bridgehead at Koblenz, Germany in 1919.
Vallendar, Germany, Thursday, March 13th, 1919.
 
Photographs and descriptive text contributed by:
SSG Steven C. Girard, (Ret.)
WWI Marine Corps Archivist/Historian.
 
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