Soldier Summary

Gilbert T. Shilson

Military History

Rank: First Lieutenant

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

Medals Awarded
  • Croix de Guerre
Collection

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Events
EventDatePlaceDetails
Residence1922Lansing, MI
Residence1927Lansing, MI
ResidenceTraverse City, MI
Citation for bravery
Reported dead since 1954 reunion
Birth1897
Sources

The history of the American expedition fighting the Bolsheviki; campaigning in north Russia 1918-1919

Gilbert T. Shilson papers, 1919 and 1929

Biennial reunion programs

History of the 339th Regiment of Infantry, 1917-1926 (with who's who in and roster of the regiment)

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

 

 

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