Soldier Summary

John J. Piers

Military History

Rank: Private

Unit: United States. Army. Infantry, 339th. Company D.

Collection

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Events
EventDatePlaceDetails
Residence[1]1892Graafschap, MI
Residence1927Grand Rapids, MI
Residence[1]1970Grandville, MI
ResidenceHolland, MI
Discharged[1]9/30/1919Ft. Sheridan, IL
induction [1]5/29/1918Holland (Mich.)
Departed Russia[1]6/3/1919
Landed in Archangel[1]9/4/1918
Left from Camp Custer for overseas[1]7/14/1918
Unfit for further duty, sent to Eng.5/15/1919
Birth8/15/1892
Died3/27/1970
Sources

[1]John J. Piers diary, 1918-1919

Hugh D. McPhail papers, 1918-1957  [View online]

The Polar Bear, vol. 3, no. 1 (Feb. 1927).

 

 

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