Alfred J. Gagne

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Mr. Gagne served in World War I.

He served in the U.S. Army in France.

During the war, Mr. Gagne was part of three significant offensives: the Aisne-Marne Offensive, the St. Mihiel Offensive, and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. He was also part of the Army of Occupation from December 1, 1918, until January 9, 1919.

Mr. Gagne originally enlisted in the National Guard on May 30, 1917, in Duluth, Minnesota. He served in Company C of the 3rd Minnesota Infantry. He served under Colonel Hubert V. Eva as a Private.

He was honorably discharged from the National Guard on August 5, 1917, when he was drafted into the U.S. Army.

Mr. Gagne’s Army serial number was 1431322. His rank was Private 1st Class. His last assignment was with the 3rd I. M. [?] Battery.

He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army on April 23, 1919, at Camp Grant, Illinois.

Mr. Gagne was born in Stillwater, Minnesota. He enlisted at age 22, and was a carpenter. He had no prior military service. He was single at the time.

Source: “Honorable Discharge from the United States Army” (form no. 525. A.G.O., October 9-18.), dated April 23, 1919, and “National Guard of the United States” discharge form (form no. 525, A.G.O. (For National Guard.) Ed. July 18-17—400,000), dated August 5, 1917.

Note: Company C later became the 125th Field Artillery.

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