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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Collins

(first name): Lee

(middle name): None

Date of birth

(month): July

(day): 4

(year): 1897

Place of Birth

(town): Dublin

(county): Pulaski

(state): Va

(country): USA

Name of father: Marion Collins

Birthplace (country): USA

Maiden name of mother: Fannie Carter

Birthplace (country): USA

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: white

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): No

Church (denomination): None

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Fraternal Orders: None

College Fraternities: None

Previous military service or training: None

Education

(Preparatory): Public School

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Occupation before entry into service: Farmer

employer: None

Residence before entry into the service

(street number): Dublin

(town): Pulaski

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(street number): Dublin

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(county): Pulaski

(state): Va

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): July 22, 1917

at (place): Radford, Va.

as a (rank): private

in the: 2nd Va. Infantry

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(company): M

(regiment): 2nd Reg.

(division): Infantry

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Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp McClellan, Ala

From (date): Sept. 7, 1917

to (date): June 12, 1918

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From (rank): Private

to (rank): Corp.

Date: Aug. 18, 1918

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Embarked from (port): Hoboken,N.J

on (ship): Finland

(date): June 15, 1918

and arrived at (foreign port): St.Nazaire

(date): June 27,1918

Proceeded from : St.Nazaire

to: Gilley

(date): June 27 - 18

From: Gilley

to: [Vest Mont?]

(date): July 5 - 18

From: Verdun

to: Beinheim

(date): Aug.5 - 18

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place):

(date): Aug 3rd, 1918

Participated in the following engagements: Center Sector Haute Alsace offensive East Meuse 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):

Arrived at (American port): Newport News

on (ship): Matsonia

Date: May 20,1919

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Discharged from service at (place): Camp Lee, Va.

(date): May 27, 1919

as a (rank): Corp

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Farming

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?: none

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

What has been the effect of all these experiences as contrasted with your state of mind before the war?: none

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): Camp Lee, Va

on (date): May 26

year: 1919

(full name): Lee Collins

(rank): Corp

(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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