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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Service Years
1917 - 1918
MOS
AAF 1056-Pilot Single-Engine Fighter
Home State
New York
First Lieutenant

AAF Pilot Badge


Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Germany
Conflict
World War I
Oct 29, 1918
Service to 1918
Army Distinguished Service Cross
Criteria
The Distinguished Service Cross may awarded to a person who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, distinguishes himself by extraordinary heroism not justifying the award of a Medal of Honor. T... More
Comments
See Citation comments;

Name: Aldrich, Perry H.
Rank: First Lieutenant
Position: Air Service Observer, 135th Aero Squadron:
Awarded Distinguished Service Cross for heroism in connection with military opera... 
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1918
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1918
Army Wound Ribbon (WWI)
Criteria
The Wound Ribbon was to be awarded to each officer or enlisted man who was "honorably wounded in action."
Description
Last Known Activity
1st Lt. Perry Aldrich was an Agriculture Teacher in Waterbury, Vermont when he was required to register for the draft in June 1917.

In France, he served with the 135th Aero Squadron,... 
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1918
WWI Victory Medal
Devices : Silver Star Gallantry Device
Criteria
The World War I Victory Medal was awarded for military service during the First World War. It was awarded for active service between April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918; for service with the American... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1918
St. Mihiel Campaign
Description
St. Mihiel, 12 - 16 September 1918. By September 1918, with both the Marne and the Amiens salients eliminated, there remained but one major threat to lateral rail communications behind the Allied line... More
1918 - 1918
Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Phase 1
Description
During the initial phase (26 September-3 October) the First Army advanced through most of the southern Meuse-Argonne region, captured enemy strong points, seized the first two German defense lines, an... More
1918 - 1918
135th Aero Squadron
135th Aero Squadron
Rank
First Lieutenant
Location
St. Michiel - France
Comments
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First Lieutenant
1917 - 1918
Service from 1917

 
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