Cooney, Elgy, Pvt

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605-Heavy Machine Gunner
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1918-1919, 657, USAT Chateau Thierry
Service Years
1917 - 1919
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate


Five Service Stripes

Two Overseas Service Bars

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 Official Badges 

Wound Chevron (1917-1932) Infantry Shoulder Cord World War I Victory Button WWI Discharge Pin (Wounded)

Army Honorable Service Lapel Pin (1920-1939) World War I Honorable Discharge Chevron Badge of Military Merit

 Unofficial Badges 

Warriors Medal Of Valor Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Discharged April 16, 1919, at Greanco, VA.
Other Comments:
Name: Cooney, Elgy E.
Rank: Private
Home of Record: Tonkawa, OK
DOB: Jan 19, 1897
POB: Nardin, OK
NOK: Mr. and Mrs. John Cooney, Tonkawa,OK
DOE: Active Duty: Dec 20, 1917
POE: Active Duty: Paris Island, SC
DOS: Active Duty: Apr 16, 1919
POS: Greanco, VA
Stateside Units: (1) 72nd Inf Bn; (2) 86th Inf Bn;
Overseas Units: (1) 137th Inf Bn; (2) 96th Inf Bn (France)
Combat Service at (1) Verdun; (2) Chateau-Thierry; (3) St. Mehiel (France)
Wounded twice.
(SOURCE: "Honor Roll and Service Record, p. 30" published by Blackwell Job Printing Company, Blackwell, OK, in 1920.)

World War I/Champagne-Marne Campaign/World War I/Battle of Chateau-Thierry
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July / 1918
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July / 1918

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

Stateside Assignments: (1) 72nd Company (2) 86th Company; Overseas Assignments: (1) 137th Inf Bn; (2) 96th Inf Bn; Active service at Verdun, Chateau-thiery, and St. Mehiel. Wounded twice;

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  86 Also There at This Battle:
  • Lucas, Levi
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