Original U.S. WWI US Army Medic Veteran Grouping - 12 Items
Original Items: Only One Grouping Available. From a medical standpoint, World War I was a miserable and bloody affair. In less than a year the American armed forces suffered more than 318,000 casualties, of which 120,000 were deaths. When the United States entered the war in 1917, the army did not have an established medical corps. During the war, the army medical corps copied parts of the French and English medical system that had been in use for the past three years. This system arranged military medical staff in a practical manner. Stretcher-bearers first came into contact with the wounded and moved them from trenches to waiting ambulances. The first aid treatment these medics gave often saved lives.
The owner in which these item belonged to was a Medic from an unknown unit. There is a name engraved on the reverse of the Croix de Guerre medallion which reads as C.L. Macfarland but we have not been able to locate any service record information, making for a wonderful research opportunity.
The Other Items In This Lot:
- 12 ⅛” x 6” Overseas Service Banner: The banner is faded but in wonderful condition. It is embroidered wool and reads as MEDICAL / WORLD WAR VETERAN.
- WWI Victory Medal: Good condition with minor fraying present, has a France battle clasp.
- Wisconsin WWI Victory Medal: The medal was awarded “by the citizens” of Fond Du Lac County, Wisconsin.
- x2 Caduceus Collar Devices: Great, functional condition with tarnishing present and minor surface rust.
- x2 Lapel Devices: The devices are for the Veteran of Foreign Wars and American Legion
- U.S. Collar Device: Wonderful condition, functional pin back.
- Enamel Red Cross: Wonderful condition with very minor cracking present on the red enamel.
- WWI Victory Medal Ribbon: Good condition with a single campaign star.
- Miniature French Fourragere: Used to suspend from the French Croix de Guerre.
All lovely items that come more than ready for further research and display.
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