Witten, Eugene Bane.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Willen

(first name): Eugene

(middle name): Bane

Date of birth

(month): June

(day): 12

(year): 1896

Place of Birth

(town): Graham

(county): Tazewell

(state): Va

(country): USA

Name of father: {?Rauigb?} M Willen

Birthplace (country): USA

Maiden name of mother: Neil

Birthplace (country): USA

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: No

College Fraternities: NO

Previous military service or training: No

Education

(Preparatory):

(College): Two years

Education

(University):

(Degrees): none

Occupation before entry into service: Drug clerk

employer: GA R{?eynard?}

Residence before entry into the service

(street number):

(town): Graham

(county): Tazewell

Present home address

(street number):

(town): Graham

(county): Tazewell

(state): Va

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): Dec 6, 1915

at (place): Richmond, Va

as a (rank): Pvt

in the: Hospital Corps

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Assigned originally to

(company): National Guard

(regiment): 116th

(division): Infantry 29 Div

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Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Cam McClellan

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From (rank): 1st Cl. Pvt

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Embarked from (port): Hoboken

on (ship): USS Finland

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and arrived at (foreign port): St. Nazaire

(date): Jun 28, 1918

Proceeded from : St. Nazaire

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): July 28, 1918

(date): July 28, 1918

Participated in the following engagements:

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): :

Killed in action, killed by accident, died of wounds, died of disease, wounded, gassed, shell-shocked, taken prisoner:

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

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Discharged from service at (place): Camp Lee Va

(date): May 27, 1919

as a (rank): 1st cl pvt

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Drug Clerk

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?: To do my best while in service

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?: Good

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?:

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

Additional data:

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on (date):

year:

(full name):

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

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