Soldier Summary

Charles B. French

Military History

Rank: Sergeant, 1st class

Unit: United States. Army. Engineer Regiment, 310th. Company A.

Serial Number: 2031428

Medals Awarded
  • Silver Star Citation[1]

Master Engineer

Residence1919Scranton, PA
Silver Star Citation for action[1] 10/8/1918Seltso, Russia
Wounded in action10/14/1918Seltso, Russia

[1]Military Times Hall of Valor

Note: Companies D, E, and F of the 310th Engineers were not members of the original Polar Bear Expedition, but they did attend Polar Bear reunions after the war.



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