Camper, Robert Alexander.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Camper

(first name): Robert

(middle name): Alexander

Date of birth

(month): Aug.

(day): 1st

(year): 1896

Place of Birth

(town): Blacksburg

(county):

(state): Va

(country):

Name of father: James Thomas Camper

Birthplace (country): USA

Maiden name of mother: Effie Arglobright

Birthplace (country): USA

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): No

Church (denomination): Baptise

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(Preparatory): Publice school

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Occupation before entry into service: Lathing

employer: none

Residence before entry into the service

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(town): Blacksburge Va

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(town): Blacksburg

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(state): Va

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): May 8 1917

at (place): Radford Va

as a (rank): Private

in the: 2nd Va Infantry

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(company): M

(regiment): 2"nd Inf

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at (place): Radford Va

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School, camp, station, ship: Camp McCellan Ala

From (date): Sept 7 1917

to (date): June 12 1918

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to (rank): Corpl

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Embarked from (port): Hoboken NJ

on (ship): Finland

(date): June 15 1918

and arrived at (foreign port): St Nazaire France

(date): June 27 1918

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place):

(date): Aug 1918

Participated in the following engagements: Center sector Haute Alsace, Muse Argoone off north of Verdun

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): : none

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Permanently disabled (through loss of limb, eyesight, etc.) (specify disability): none

Arrived at (American port): New Port News Va

on (ship): Matsonia

Date: May 20 1919

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Discharged from service at (place): Camp Lee Va

(date): May 28 1919

as a (rank): Corpl.

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Lathing

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:: none

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

What was your attitude toward military service in general and toward your call in particular?: good

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?: A firm believer in God almighty

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

What has been the effect of all these experiences as contrasted with your state of mind before the war?: We should have(booze)

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

Additional data: (Photographs) You will find them in the rouges gallery Lost during the conflict.

Signed at (place): Camp Lee Va

on (date): May 28

year: I9I9

(full name): Robert A. Camper

(rank): Corpl.

(branch of service): Infantry

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

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