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Article about: My Grand father WW1 vet: Chester L. Smith Pvt. F.C. 26th Division 102 co. L (2nd CT NG) July 11, 1917 to March 3, 1919 Have found his existing awards stored away, no uniform: DSC bar only CD

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    My Grand father WW1 vet:
    Chester L. Smith Pvt. F.C.
    26th Division 102 co. L (2nd CT NG)
    July 11, 1917 to March 3, 1919

    Have found his existing awards stored away, no uniform:
    DSC bar only
    CDG with bronze star medal with ribbon, no bar
    Victory Medal with defense sector clasp
    VFW veterans medal
    Silver discharge pin
    40/8 medal
    two wound stripes converted in 1934 to Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster
    three overseas service stripes

    Awards card says:
    Victory medal with defense sector clasp
    Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster 1934

    discharge paper say he saw action:
    Chemin Des Dames
    Schiezeprey ? Spelling
    Chateau Thierry

    Wounded in action:
    Chemin Des Dames (gassed)
    Chateau Thierry (lost his leg ended his battle experience July 23, 1918)

    He is not on the roll for DSC...but somehow he has the bar??

    All in all I wonder what awards are correct...As I see it he should have:
    WW1 Victory Medal with Champagne-Marne, Aisne-Marne and Defense sector clasps
    Purple Heart with Oak leaf cluster
    Wound veterans silver Discharge pin
    Croix De Guerre with bronze star

    How can I find out about the CDG?
    DSC ?

    He mentioned in a letter in 1978 that he was sited for meritorious service by G.O. #31 March 1918 but did not receive the awards...
    How can I see G.O. #31 to see what was mentioned? was it his DSC? who knows....

    Any help would be appreciated...Elliott

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    Any Ideas???

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