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Twenty-Third Infantry Regiment


 

1918

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.
Glenn A. Ross, QMC, USA, Supply Co. 23rd U.S. Infantry Photograph (taken while serving with the 3rd U.S. Army Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead at Vallender Germany on Thursday, April 18th, 1919) of 1st Lt. Glenn A. Ross, QMC, USA, Supply Co. 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF.
Participated in the Defensive Sector at Verdun (Troyon), The Battle of the Aisne (Belleau Wood/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 the 3rd U.S. Army Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead, Germany in 1919.
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).
John D. Mathis, USAR, Co B., 23rd U.S. Infantry Photographed (taken after being commissioned in the Reserve Officer Training Program at the CMTC, Plattsburgh, New York on Friday, August, 3rd 1917) of 2nd Lt. John D. Mathis, USAR, Co B. 1st Battalion. 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF.
Awarded the Army Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star Medal, and the Purple Heart Medal for actions against the enemy.
KIA, June 6th, 1918.
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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.
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).
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).
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).
Thomas E. Hoke, Co I., 23rd U.S. Infantry Photograph (taken while assigned Co A. 1st Battalion, 161st U.S. Infantry Regiment, 81st Brigade, 41st Division, AEF at the AEF SoS, Port of Embarkation Camp, Camp Mills, New York on Monday, October 29th, 1917) of Pfc. Thomas E. Hoke, Co I. 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 Rifleman with Co I. during the 3rd Battalion, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment's attack on the French village of Vaux, France during the Battle of the Aisne on the afternoon 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).
Area of Operations Bouresches, Hill 201, Vaux Photograph taken of one of the original sector maps showing the Area of Operations Bouresches, Hill 201, Vaux) of the right flank held by the 3rd Brigade (9th & 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiments, and the 5th Machine Gun Battalion) 2nd Division, AEF during the Battle of the Aisne (Belleau Wood/Vaux) from Sunday, June 2nd, to Friday, July 5th, 1918.
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).
Arthur M. Olsen, USAR, Co F., 23rd U.S. Infantry Photograph (taken while in an reserve position near the French town of Montreuil-aux-Lions, France after the Battle of the Aisne (Belleau Wood/Vaux) on Tuesday, July 9th, 1918) of 2nd Lt. Arthur M. Olsen, USAR, Co F. 2nd Battalion, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF.
Awarded the Purple Heart Medal for actions against the enemy.
KIA July 18, 1918.
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Murphy J. Cole, Co H., 23rd U.S. Infantry Photograph (taken while serving with Co B. 1st Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, Louisiana National Guard on Saturday April 22nd, 1916) of Pvt. Murphy J. Cole, Co H. 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 H. during the 2nd Battalion, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment's assault near the Vauxcastille Ravine during The Aisne-Marne Offensive (Soissons) on the afternoon of Thursday, July 18th, 1918.
Isaac C. Savoie, Co E., 23rd U.S. Infantry Photograph (taken while assigned to Camp Syracuse, Syracuse, New York on Wednesday, June 6th, 1917) of Pvt. Isaac C. Savoie, 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, July 18, 1918.
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German Artillery dugout captured by elements of the 1st Battalion, 23rd U.S. Infantry Photograph taken during actual combat operations during the Aisne-Marne Offsenive (Soissons) of an captured camouflaged German Artillery dugout that was captured by elements of the 1st Battalion, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade near the French farm of Beaurepaire during their assault towards the Clancy Ravine on the afternoon of Thursday, July 18th, 1918.
Daved C. Grappin, Co E., 23rd U.S. Infantry Photograph (taken while assigned to Camp Syracuse, Syracuse, New York on Monday, June 11th, 1917) of Pvt. Daved C. Grappin, Co E. 2nd Battalion, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF.
WIA, July 18th, 1918.
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Arthur Mengel, Co B., 23rd U.S. Infantry Photograph (taken near the French village of Lesménils, France on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 14th, 1918) of Pvt. Arthur Mengel, Co B. 1st Battalion, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF, as he scans towards enemy positions while looking towards the French city of Metz, France while on Observation Duty during The Defensive Sector at Marbache, France.
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.
William S. Tucker, HQ's Co. 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment Photograph (taken while as a member of the University of Washington’s Law School, Seattle, Washington on Saturday, June 2nd, 1916) of Cpl. William S. Tucker, HQ's Co. 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF.
Awarded the Purple Heart Medal for actions against the enemy.
DOW, October 6th, 1918.
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Roy Logan, Co I., 23rd U.S. Infantry Photograph (taken while assigned Co B. 1st Battalion, 161st U.S. Infantry Regiment, 81st Brigade, 41st Division, AEF at the AEF SoS, Port of Embarkation Camp, Camp Mills, New York on Tuesday, November 6th, 1917) of Cpl. Roy Logan, Co I. 3rd Battalion. 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, AEF.
Awarded the Purple Heart Medal for actions against the enemy.
WIA, October 6th, 1918.
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Charles D. Lasley, Co B., 23rd U.S. Infantry Photograph (taken while home on leave at Centralia, Illinois with his first wife Opal on Tuesday, March 25th, 1919) of Pfc. Charles D. Lasley, 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, October 6th, 1918.
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Robert C. Gotwalt, Co A., 23rd U.S. Infantry Photograph (taken while assigned to Camp Syracuse, Syracuse, New York on Wednesday, June 6th, 1917 on Thursday, June 14th, 1917) of Pvt. Robert C. Gotwalt, Co A. 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 with Co A. during the 1st Battalion, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment's attack on the French village of Saint-Étienne, France during the Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge on the afternoon of Sunday, October 6th, 1918.
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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.
Clement L. Stafford, USA, Co F., 23rd U.S. Infantry Photograph (taken while serving with the 3rd U.S. Army Occupation of the Koblenz Bridgehead at Vallender Germany on Tuesday, May 20th, 1919) of 1st Lt. Clement L. Stafford, USA, Co F. 2nd 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 an Plt. Leader with Co F. while in the defense of his Co's position near the Forêt de Lemons near Mouzon, France during The Meuse-Argonne Offensive on the morning of Friday, November 6th, 1918.
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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.
 

1919

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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