Brown, Orville James.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Brown

(first name): Orville

(middle name): James

Date of birth

(month): January

(day): 23

(year): 1896

Place of Birth

(town): Wythville

(county): Wythe

(state): Va

(country): U.S.A.

Name of father: Joseph Brown

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Maiden name of mother: Blanche Repass

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): None

Married: No

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Fraternal Orders: none

College Fraternities: none

Previous military service or training: none

Education

(Preparatory): Common School

(College): none

Education

(University): none

(Degrees): none

Occupation before entry into service: Farming

employer: J.A. Rudder

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Bland

(county): Bland

Present home address

(street number):

(town): Bastian

(county): Bland

(state): Va.

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): May,14 1918

at (place): Bland, Va.

as a (rank): Private

in the: Infantry

section of the : National Army

Identification number: 3171778

Assigned originally to

(company): 3rd

(regiment): 1st Bn

(division): 155 Depot Brigade Tr. Center

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at (place): Camp Lee

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp Lee

From (date): May 24, 1918

to (date): Latter part of Aug. 1918

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Transferred to:-

Company: July Automatic Replacement Camp.

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Date: Aug-1918

New Location: Camp Lee 163 Infantry

Company: K

Regiment: 101 Inf

Division: 26th

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Date: Sept 1918

New Location: France

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Embarked from (port): Newport News

on (ship): Cant Remember

(date): latter part of Aug-1918

and arrived at (foreign port): Brest

(date): Sept. 1918

Proceeded from : Brest

to: Coutrais

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From: Coutrais

to: St. Mihiel Front

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Country: Coutrais

Place: France

From (date): Sept-1918

to (date): ten days

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): St. Mihiel Offensive

(date): Sept 12-1918

Participated in the following engagements: St. Mihiel Offensive; Tryon Sector; Virdun Sector; Meuse Argonne Offensive

Cited, decorated, or otherwise honored for distinguished services (give circumstantial accounts of exploits, including dates and places where performed, also by whom and in what manner the honors were bestowed): :

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Under medical care:-

Name of hospital: Base Hospital #28

Location: La Mose

From (date): October 1918

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Permanently disabled (through loss of limb, eyesight, etc.) (specify disability):

Arrived at (American port): Boston

on (ship): America

Date: April 1919

(from): Brest France

Discharged from service at (place): Camp Lee

(date): April 22nd, 1919

as a (rank): Private

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Saw Milling

If a change of occupation was occasioned by reason of disability acquired in the service, describe the process of re-education and readjustment, and indicate the agencies or individuals chiefly instrumental in furnishing the new occupations::

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

What was your attitude toward military service in general and toward your call in particular?: was ready to go when called

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United States upon yourself -- mental and physical?: Good

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?: Good

What effects, if any, did your experience have on your religious belief?: no

If you took part in the fighting, what impressions were made upon you by this experience?:

What has been the effect of all these experiences as contrasted with your state of mind before the war?: Cant see any change

Photographs-- If possible enclose one taken before entering the service and one taken afterwards in uniform, both signed and dated.

Additional data:

Signed at (place): Bastian Va

on (date): Nov 30th

year: 1921

(full name): Orville James Brown

(rank): Private

(branch of service): Infantry

The information contained in this record, unless otherwise indicated, was obtained from the following persons or sources::

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