September 26, 2013

Interruption to the Case Family Saga: Special Additions to Ammasa Gunter Posts

Thanks to Jim Ritz, grandson of Ammasa Gunter (Am) for sending several items to add to the story of his grandfather, beginning with this wonderful photo from World War I.

 The first post is here and part 2 is here, while his enlistment record and Honorable Discharge appear here with his final letters written from the war home to his family members.

These documents are full of great information about his service in the Rainbow Division of the American Expeditionary Forces and the specific battles in which he participated.  A good description of a World War I soldier's life also may be found here.

 I'm not sure of the wound he received on July 15, 1918 that is abbreviated as 
F. C. R....I haven't been able to find good information on that acronym, but somehow I think it has to do with being overcome with gas.  Anyone know? 

These items really enrich the story of a country boy turned soldier in the European theater 1917-1919.


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