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WWI Killed in Action US Dog Tag
« on: October 29, 2018, 12:28:45 PM »
This dog tag was included in a group of items belonging to a father and son who served in WWI and WWII respectively.

I haven't been able to make any connection to either individual, so not sure how it came to be included with those items.

Dog tag is named to Cpl, Ora C Dean, Co. H, 18th Infantry, 1st Division. Not much information online. I was able to confirm Pvt. Dean unfortunately never made it back stateside alive after his WWI service.

According to his headstone, he died October 22nd 1918. His body was sent home aboard the USAT Wheaton, a ship that carried home many WWI deceased. Dean arrived home December 15th, 1920.

I can only surmise he was buried in a temporary cemetery overseas, and later repatriated.
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