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WW1 Military News Gleanings


Oliver J. Mollman, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Mollman, 1475 Cleveland Avenue, arrived last night just in time to celebrate his sister Juliette's birthday. Oliver has been in service 19 months, of which 13 months he was located at Gievers, France, 75 miles from Paris, in the Q. M. C. supply Co. No. 314. He received his discharge at Camp Mills, L. I. He enlisted in Denver, May 10, 1917.
[E. St. Louis Daily Journal, 3 July 1919, Donated by Betty Cohn and Cathy Weber]

Fred J. Schrempp, 921 Millet avenue, has just returned from France, where he was serving with Company E, 34th Infantry of the 7th Division. He crossed the ocean on the transport America which landed at Brest, August. 27, 1918, and established a record of unloading American soldiers in Europe by clearing the ship in 36 hours. His battalion was the first of his regiment to go over the top and they captured one-third of the prisoners taken by the regiment. Schrempp was a marksman and had the honor of partaking in a rifle and pistol tournament last spring at LeMans, which was open only to those who had previously won medals for their firing. He was wounded once, gassed once, and killed three Germans. Over 15 percent of the men in his battalion became casualties before the armistice was signed. In speaking of his exploits he says, "I do not regret my experience, but I'm through with Europe." [
E. St. Louis Daily Journal, 2 July 1919: Donated by Betty Cohn and Cathy Weber]


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