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WW1 Chaplain tunic

Article about: Named WW1 tunic to Lt. Walter O Lewis 90th Infantry Division 360th Infantry Regiment. His ribbon does not reflect his campaigns. Marty

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    Quote by AndyM35 View Post
    This looks fantastic. Really thoughtfully presented too!

    Items where we know some of the history, makes the item so much more interesting and add another dimension.

    Andy
    Thanks Andy,
    I have more stories of his service, not many but it is nice with any object to have a name so the history of said item can continue.

    Marty
    Fortune favors the brave 644th td

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    The Regiment found in two major offensives; the St. Mihiel Offensive in which he was one of two Chaplains on the front line. The other offensive was Meuse- Argonne which I can’t find any records of his actions during that time.

    Marty
    Fortune favors the brave 644th td

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    Thanks for sharing this beautiful set with us Marty, undoubtably a man who was witness to some of the worst and best of humanity during his time in service.

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    A Chaplain is there when you enlist/drafted,
    He is there when you ship out, He is there with you in battle, He is there with you when you are wounded, He is there to buried our hero’s, He is there to comfort your family.
    Fortune favors the brave 644th td

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    Default Walter Oliver Lewis 1877 - 1965

    Greetings Marty,

    Had some free time so, I endeavored to look your Chaplain up on Newspapers.com & Ancestry.com. Likely, you have viewed these, but if not ...enjoy.

    Best Regards,

    V/r Lance

    Double click on images to enlarge.



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    No, I had not seen any of this information before. I am so EXCITED to see and read it. Wow….what insight to Chaplain Lewis and to read that he lived out of country, that explains how he knew the German language. Thank you, thank you!!!

    Marty
    Fortune favors the brave 644th td

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    I had to enlarge his letter of commendation.
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    Resting place among other heroes in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC.
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