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Catalog Number 1977.13.56
Object Name Letter
Accession number 1977.13
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1977.13.56_C.O. Battery B., 129th F.A. to Lottie Hewitt_April 30, 1921_Page 01

COPY From: C. O. Battery B., 129th F.A. To: Commander in Chief, American Expiditionery Forces (Thru Channels) Subject:- Recommendations for award of Distinguished Service Cross, Corp. Clyde C. Chilson, 1464365, Battery B, 129th F. A. for extroadinary heroism and devotion to duty on the night of October 1- 2, 1918, during a hostile mustard gas and H. E. Shell attack at Charpentry, France. During the night and morning he went among the men to make secure their mask protection and by making a number of gas tests, was himself gassed, yet continued his duty, thus saving many lives. He continued to perform his duties while in a serious state of gas poisoning, without divulging his physical condition to his comrades or his Battery Commander. He died in hospital from the effect of gas several days later. The nearest kin of the above soldier is, Mrs. Lottie Hewitt 3712 Michigan Ave., Kansas City, [Missouri]

From the service of Corporal Clyde Chilson, Battery B., 129th F.A., 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date n.d.
Subjects World War I
Military decorations
Gas masks
Gas warfare
War casualties
Military hospitals
Medical facilities
Death & burial