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  1. I am trying to find information about a Pvt. Paul Krug (R-648665) that escorted the body of Nurse Annie Williams back to be reburied in Fredonia, New York in 1921. He traveled from Hoboken, New Jersey on June 1, 1921 on the New York Central Railroad and arrived in Fredonia on June 3, 1921 and returned on June 4, 1921.

  2. My Grandfather, Edward Leo Myers participated in several major U.S. engagements of WWI while in the 16th Regiment. He fought in Cantainy, Soissons, Battle of Saint-Mihiel, and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. All of these offensives had great historical importance as they marked the Allied Counter Offensives to the German Spring Campaign of 1918. The counter offensives eventually ended the war. In addtion, Edward was in the 16th Inf. part of the 1st Division known as the “Big Red One”. On 3 November 1917, while occupying a section of trenches near Bathlémont, the 16th Infantry became the first U.S. regiment to fight and suffer casualties in the trenches during World War I when it repelled a German night raid. (Edward had not yet arrived for this engagement) In the months that followed, the 16th Infantry would sustain even more casualties in defensive battles at Ansauville, Cantigny, and Coullemelle. The regiment’s first major attack was made during the bloody three-day drive near Soissons in late July 1918. Along with the rest of the Big Red One, it relentlessly attacked until a key German rail line was severed forcing a major withdrawal of the enemy’s forces. The regiment also participated in the First U.S. Army’s huge offensive to reduce the St. Mihiel salient in September. Arguably the regiment’s most gallant action was the grueling drive that liberated the little village of Fléville in the Argonne forest region on 4 October 1918. This feat was significant in that the 16th Infantry was the only regiment in the entire First Army to seize its main objective on the first day of the Meuse-Argonne Campaign. To this day that action is celebrated annually during the 16th Infantry Regiment’s Organization Day.
    Interesting History: He was wounded on October 5, 1918. He was listed as being gassed in the eyes, throat and scrotum. Received a Purple Heart in 1932.

  3. A/2/16: A group of guys served in Vietnam in 1666 and 1967, We just had our 20th reunion with our “mortar platoon” . If anyone was there during that time in our company, we would love to hear from you.

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