W. GARDNER - Class of 1908
Entered the Corps of Engineers on May 8, 1917, and attended the First
Officers? Training Camp. Commissioned 1st Lieutenant, Engineers Reserve
Corps, US Army and assigned to the 20th Engineers (Forest) September
16, 1917. Served in Washington DC and in France until July 10, 1918.
The assigned to the 2nd Engineers, 2nd US Division until wounded and
evacuated to a hospital November 4, 1918. After recovering from the
wound he was assigned to the War Trade Board, American Commission to
Negotiates Peace, Paris, March 16, 1919. Returned to the states and
discharged June 21, 1919. Awarded the Victory Medal with 4 Battle Clasps
and the French Fourragere.