Camp Custer, Michigan

Posted on Sunday, November 8th, 2020

Camp Custer, Michigan
Michigan’s response to America’s entrance into the Great War was to immediately construct a massive facility responsible for preparing its young men for war. Camp Custer, named for Michigan’s Civil War and Indian […]

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1st Lieutenant Clarence Primm – Company M, 339th Infantry

Posted on Saturday, October 31st, 2020

Clarence J. Primm
 Clarence J. Primm was born June 8, 1886 in South Dakota; his parents, Sarah and John Primm who had begun his career as a physician out on the frontier. The family soon moved […]

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The Archangel-Vologda Railroad : “The Railroad Front”

Posted on Sunday, October 25th, 2020

The Archangel-Vologda Railroad connected Archangel with Moscow and Petrograd (St. Petersburg). Its tracks extended south from Archangel about 300 miles to Vologda, a main rail-connecting hub for both Russia’s north-south lines, as well as those […]

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Corporal Clement A. Grobbel — Company I, 339th Infantry

Posted on Sunday, October 18th, 2020

Clement A. Grobbel (1895-1977)
Corporal, Company ‘I’, 339th Infantry
 
Clement Grobbel was born November 2, 1895, and grew up on his parents’ farm, along with two brothers and two sisters. He attended local schools and graduated from […]

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Captain Joel R. Moore — Company M, 339th Infantry

Posted on Saturday, October 10th, 2020

Joel R. Moore
 
Joel Moore was born July 2, 1879 in Litchfield, MI. He grew up here, his parents Emma and William Moore having established a prosperous farm equipment sales business. Joel excelled in school and […]

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