Monday, July 4, 2016

33rd U.S. Infantry Division in World War I-- Part 3: Medal of Honor Recipient Sgt. Willie Sandlin

The first two blog entries are on March 12, 2014.  Hit the 33rd Division label to go to them.

As we approach the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I next year.

Camp Grant, where the 33rd Infantry Division was inactivated was in Rockford, Illinois.  Its site is presently Rockford Airport.


Sgt. Willie Sandlin of Co. A, 132nd Infantry, 33rd Division, from Kentucky.

Single-handedly destroyed three German machine gun emplacements and killed 24 at Bois de Forges, France.

He died in 1949 of a lingering lung infection from a poison gas attack at the Battle of Argonne.  Sgt. Sandlin also fought in the War of 1812.

A Hero.

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