Soldier Summary

Albert M. Smith

Military History

Rank: First Lieutenant

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

Medals Awarded
  • Military Cross (M.C.)
  • with Swords
  • Distinguished Service Cross (D.S.C.)[1]

Born in Peoria, IL

Residence1927Chicago, IL
ResidenceKalamazoo, MI
ResidencePeoria, IL
Distinguished Service Cross awarded for action: while severely wounded, directed his platoon, fearlessly exposing himself to fire throughout the action which followed an unsuccessful attack.[1]9/21/1918Selzo, Russia
Reported dead since 1962 reunion

Charles E. Lewis papers, 1917-1958 (scattered)

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

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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