Offenbacher, Charles Henry.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Offenbacher

(first name): Charles

(middle name): Henry

Date of birth

(month): Jan

(day): 27

(year): 1893

Place of Birth

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(state): Va

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Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): No

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WAR RECORD

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

at (place): Elton Va

as a (rank): Pvt

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section of the : National Guard

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Assigned originally to

(company): Co. D

(regiment): 2nd Va. Inf.

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School, camp, station, ship: Camp McClellan Ala

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Company: Co. D 2nd Va.

Regiment: 116th Inf.

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Date: Oct. 1917

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Embarked from (port): Hoboken N.J.

on (ship): Finland

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and arrived at (foreign port): St. Nazaire

(date): June 24, 1918

Proceeded from : St. Nazaire

to: Loret

(date): July 1, '18

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Country: France

Place: Laret

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place):

(date): August 2, 1918

Participated in the following engagements: Alsace Lorraine 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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Arrived at (American port): Newport News

on (ship): Matsonia

Date: May 20

(from): St. Nazaire

Discharged from service at (place): Camp Lee

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RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Farmer

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?: none

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United States upon yourself -- mental and physical?: none

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?: none

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?: none

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: none

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(full name): Charles Henry Offenbacher

(rank): Pvt.

(branch of service): Co. D 116 Inf.

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

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