Chappell, Gilbert Rufus, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
605-Heavy Machine Gunner
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1919-1919, Camp Pike, AR
Service Years
1917 - 1919

Private First Class

One Service Stripe

Two Overseas Service Bars

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Home Town
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Last Address

Date of Passing
Mar 15, 1970
Location of Interment
Newkirk Cemetery - Newkirk, Oklahoma
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Last Known Activity
Discharged from Army on July 31, 1919, at Camp Pike, AR.

Honor Roll and Service Record, Kay County, Oklahoma, 1920: Gold Star Mothers;

SSDI Search: SSDI Match of DOB of Aug 3, 1894; SSN issued in Oklahoma;
Residence at time of death: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Date of Death: Mar 15, 1970;
Other Comments:
Name: Chappell, Gilbert R.
Rank: Private First Class
Home of Record: Newkirk, OK
DOB: Aug 3, 1894
POB: Newkirk, OK
NOK: Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Chappell, Newkirk, OK
DOE: Active Duty: Oct 3, 1917
POE: Active Duty: Camp Travis, TX
DOS: Active Duty: July 31, 1919
POS: Camp Pike, AR
Remarks: With Company D, 132nd Machine Gun Battalion (132nd Infantry Regiment). 11 months overseas; Served in the Meuse-Argonne Offensives.
(Source: "Honor Roll and Service Record, p. 31", published by Blackwell Job Printing Company, Blackwell, OK, in 1920)

Thirty-sixth, 36th Division (Texas and Oklahoma National Guard)
Source No. 2: 36th (old 15) Division - Texas and Oklahoma. Trained at Camp Bowie in Fort Worth, Tex.
Nickname: Panther Division or Texas Division
141st, 142nd, 143rd, 144th Infantry (Inf.)
131st, 132nd, 133rd Artillery (Art.)
131st, 132nd, 133rd Machine Gun (M. G.)
111th Engineers (Eng.)
Major General Commanding: W. R. Smith.
Engaged: Argonne, Champagne.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Battalion, 132nd Infantry RegimentArmy GarrisonsU.S. Army
  1917-1918, 605, 1st Battalion, 132nd Infantry Regiment
  1918-1919, 605, Army Garrison Camp Travis, TX
  1919-1919, Camp Pike, AR
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1918-1918 World War I/Champagne-Marne Campaign/World War I/Battle of Chateau-Thierry
  1918-1918 World War I/World War I/Meuse-Argonne Campaign
  1918-1918 World War I/World War I/Meuse-Argonne Campaign
  1918-1918 World War I/World War I/Meuse-Argonne Campaign
  1918-1918 World War I/Meuse-Argonne Campaign/Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Phase 2
  1918-1918 World War I/Meuse-Argonne Campaign/Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Phase 3
  1918-1923 Occupation of Germany, 1919 to 1923
 Colleges Attended 
University of Kansas
  1914-1916, University of Kansas
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