Powell, Ralph Thomas.

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STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Powell

(first name): Ralph

(middle name): Thomas

Date of birth

(month): August

(day): 6

(year): 1895

Place of Birth

(town): near Vienna

(county): Fairfax

(state): Va

(country): U.S.A.

Name of father: Thomas W. Powell

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Maiden name of mother: Daisy E. Hitaffer

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): Methodist

Married: No

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Fraternal Orders: none

College Fraternities: none

Previous military service or training: none

Education

(Preparatory): 8th Grade

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Occupation before entry into service: Restaurant Manager

employer: Mrs. Carl Blanbock

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Great Falls

(county): Fairfax

Present home address

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(town): Great Falls

(county): Fairfax

(state): Va

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): Nov. 7, 1917

at (place): Fairfax Va.

as a (rank): Private

in the: Infantry

section of the : National Army

Identification number:

Assigned originally to

(company): I

(regiment): 318th

(division): 80th

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at (place): Camp Lee, Va.

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp Lee

From (date): Nov. 7, 1917

to (date): May 20, 1918

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Transferred to:-

Company: 9th Army Candidates School

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Date: 9/12/18

New Location: Langres, France

Company: A

Regiment: 61st

Division: 5th

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Date: 11/1/18

New Location: A. E. F.

Company: D

Regiment: 318th

Division: 80th

Ship:

Date: After 1919

New Location: A. E. F.

Promoted:-

From (rank): Pvt.

to (rank): cpt.

Date: Feb 1, 1918

From (rank): cpt.

to (rank): sgt.

Date: May 3, 1918

Embarked from (port): Hoboken N.J.

on (ship): Levithan

(date): May 22, 1918

and arrived at (foreign port): Brest, France

Proceeded from : Brest

to: Calais

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From: Calais

to: Enqinhaut

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to: Fieffes

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Trained or stationed abroad:-

Country: France

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Country: Belgium

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Country: Lutenburg

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): July, 1918

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Participated in the following engagements: Artois Seetor St. Mehiel Meuse ara

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): Newport News, Va.

on (ship): Main

Date: May 27, 1919

(from): Brest, France

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

(date): June 5, 1919

as a (rank): Su. Lt.

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Restaurant Manager

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?: I consider the military service and excellent training for young men.

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United State upon yourself -- mental and physical?: I consider that both were improved by my experiences.

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?: If it changed me in any way, it made me a better man.

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?: It improved me with the fact that individual man is a very small part of the make up and the earth.

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

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): Fairfax, Va.

on (date): Oct. 1

year: 1919

(full name): Ralph Thomas Powell

(rank): 2nd Lt.

(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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