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28 October 1918 : Cpl John Valentine Bildner


Parents Louis and Lizzie Bildner. In 1900, the second of three children living at 86 Conwell Street, Dearborn Country, Indiana. His German born grandparents lived at 84 Conwell Street.  A machinist before the war John was drafted into service with the 159th Depot Brigade at Lawrenceburg, Indiana on 29 March 1918, he was trained at Camp Taylor, Ken…

Devil Dogs Chronicle: Voices of the 4th Marine Brigade in World War I


Reviewed by Timothy Heck.  Works on the American participation in World War I are understandably harder to come by than those of their European counterparts. Books focusing on the experiences of one American unit are harder still. George B. Clark, in Devil Dogs Chronicle, has edited the memoirs, letters, and diaries of members of the 4th Marine Br…

29 December 1918: Wagoner Frank Powell


Frank was employed as a steam-boatman in his civilian life. He enlisted at Evansville, Indiana on October 5th 1917 and underwent training with the 335th Infantry at Camp Taylor, Kentucky and Camp Sevier, South Carolina where he transferred to the 119th Infantry. On December 16th 1917, Frank embarked on overseas service and was wounded in action d…