Soldier Summary

James R. Waggener

Altername names
  • Waggoner, James R.
Military History

Rank: Private

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

Serial Number: 2022102

Medals Awarded
  • Military Medal (M.M.)
  • Silver Star Citation[1]
Residence1927Royal Oak, MI
Silver Star Citation for action[1]09/29/1918Obozerskaya (Russia)

[1]Military Times Hall of Valor

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

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



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