Acton, Grant M., 1st Sgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
First Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1919-1919, 474th Aero Squadron, First Pursuit Group
Service Years
1917 - 1919

First Sergeant



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Year of Birth
1896
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Blackwell
Last Address
Blackwell, OK

Date of Passing
Jul 15, 1967
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

World War I Victory Button Army Honorable Service Lapel Pin (1920-1939) World War I Honorable Discharge Chevron


 Unofficial Badges 






 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SSDI Search: Shows  Walter W. Acton; Date of Birth shown as 04 Jan 1896; SSN issued in Maryland. Shows date of death 15 Jul 1967, place unspecified, possibly Maryland.
   
Other Comments:
ACTON, Grant
First Class Sergeant
Enlisted Blackwell, Oklahoma
Born Jan 27,1896, Kay County, Oklahoma
Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Acton
Entered Service August 4, 1917, Fort Logan, CO
Discharged Feb 25, 1919 at Garden City, Long Island (NY)
With 474th Aero Squadron/Attached to First Pursuit Group.
Twelve Months Overseas
At Eriz La Petite when armistice signed.



   


Champagne-Marne Campaign/Battle of Chateau-Thierry
From Month/Year
July / 1918
To Month/Year
July / 1918

Description
SThe Battle of Château-Thierry was fought on July 18, 1918 and was one of the first actions of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) under General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing. It was a battle in World War I as part of the Second Battle of the Marne, initially prompted by a German offensive launched on 15 July against the AEF, an expeditionary force consisting of troops from both the Army and Marine Corps, and the newest troops on the front.

On the morning of 18 July 1918, the French (some of them colonial) and American forces between Fontenoy and Château-Thierry launched a counter-assault under the overall direction of Allied généralissime Ferdinand Foch against the German positions. This assault on a 40 km (25 mi) wide front was the first in over a year. The American army played a role fighting for the regions around Soissons and Château-Thierry, in collaboration with predominantly French forces. The allied forces had managed to keep their plans a secret, and their attack at 04:45 took the Germans by surprise when the troops went "Over the Top" without a preparatory artillery bombardment, but instead followed closely behind a rolling barrage which began with great synchronized precision. Eventually, the two opposing assaults (lines) inter-penetrated and individual American units exercised initiative and continued fighting despite being nominally behind enemy lines.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
July / 1918
To Month/Year
July / 1918
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  86 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Lucas, Levi
  • Porter, Kenneth Lee, 1LT, (1917-1919)
  • Stubby, A. E. F., Sgt, (1917-1919)
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