Soldier Summary

Clarence H. Zech

Military History

Rank: Private

Unit: United States. Army. Ambulance Company, 337th.

Medals Awarded
  • Distinguished Service Cross (D.S.C.)
Residence1927Detroit, MI
Residence[1]Detroit, MI
Residence1964Sarasota, FL
Distinguished Service Cross for action: for 2 days and nights under sweeping machine-gun and intense artillery fire made his way through swamps and forests to administer first aid and carry wounded to the dressing station. [1]9/27-28/1918Kodysh (Russia)

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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