Beightler, Gordon, PVT

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
605-Heavy Machine Gunner
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1918-1919, 566, 4th Infantry
Service Years
1916 - 1919
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Private


Three Service Stripes



Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1894
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Marysville, OH
Last Address
General Delivery
Marysville, Ohio

Casualty Date
Jun 04, 1923
 
Cause
Not Specified
Reason
Not Specified
Location
Not Specified
Conflict
World War I
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified
Military Service Number
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Wound Chevron (1917-1932) World War I Honorable Discharge Chevron Badge of Military Merit


 Unofficial Badges 

Warriors Medal Of Valor Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran





World War I/Champagne-Marne Campaign/World War I/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:
 
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