84th Brigade; 42nd division
Distinguished himself as brigade commander and commanded the Division for a short period. Much more popular with the troops in World War I than in subsequent wars.
Ambulance Service; Field Artillery
The future Librarian of Congress, Pulitizer Prize winning poet and WWII government official volunteered early to drive an ambulance and then joined the Field Artillery when America declared war.
4th Marine Brigade; 2nd Division
Biographer of Jefferson. Details of service requested.
Chief of AEF Artillery / Army Chief of Staff
Recalled from France in late 1917 to serve as Chief of Staff of the Army. Outstanding organizer whose reputation would be tarnished in a post-war "Battle of Memoirs" with Pershing.
4th Artillery Brigade; 4th Div.
Best selling author of the sardonic novel "The Late George Apley". Details of service requested.
Marshall, George C.
1st Division / 1st Army HQ
Chief of Operations for St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne Offensives; after Pershing, the single most influential and important member of the AEF. US Army Chief of Staff in WWII. Subsequently won Nobel Peace Prize.
Chemical Warfare Service
Accidentally gassed in a drill; ensuing illness shortened hall of fame pitching career during which he won 373 baseball games; death from TB in 1925 was likely connected to his service injuries.
The future Arkansas Senator and crime buster served as a Signal Corps Lieutenant in France. Later, he would lose three sons in World War II.
McCloy, John J.
77th FA Rgt and 160th FA Brig.
A highly successful lawyer and banker, McCloy was the consummate Washington insider. History may remember him most strongly as the Asst. Secretary of War to Henry Stimson who helped shape the discussion on how the atomic bomb would be used to end World War II.
5th Field Artillery, 1st Division
Became Colonel and Pershing staff member during brief, but impressive, service; publisher of Chicago Tribune; Republican leader; Isolationist and very critical of FDR during WWII. Left beautiful estate outside of Chicago, "Cantigny", to the public and in honor of the First Division.
McGee, Fibber [James Jordan]
Became ill at St. Nazaire; told commander of earlier stage and singing experience; allowed to entertain troops and became popular; married sweetheart Marian when he returned home and she became Molly.
1st Division / AEF HQ
Senior artillery training officer of the AEF who established a tremendous reputation in the Army for his performance. During WWII was Commander of US Ground Forces and later during the Normandy campaign became the most senior American officer [Lt. General] killed in the war.
A future General who's WWII commands included the Anzio beachead, and the VIIIth Corps in Belgium, the principal initial target of the 5th and 6th Panzer Armies at the Battle of the Bulge. Middleton led an infantry battalion in the Great War.
Mitscher, Marc A.
The famed WWII carrier task force commander was mostly involved in the development and training program for naval air during the Great War. One of his ships, however, saw time escorting convoys across the Atlantic.
USN, Ship Unknown
Navy radio operator who became Leading American architectural critic and social commentator. Details of service sought.
Nelson, Charles. P, "Juggy"
Corfu Naval Detachment
Colorful commander of USN torpedo boat flotilla in the Adriatic.
Noyes, W. Albert
308th Signal Battl.; 83rd Division
One of the future leaders of the US chemical industry enlisted and eventually won his commission as a member of the AEF. Before he went home he was awarded an educational fellowship by the American Field Service and was allowed to complete his scientific studies in Europe.
Distinguished religious writer who volunteered for YMCA service in France.
War correspondent and friend of Pershing who was given a commission as a major. Essentially, Palmer was the press officer for the AEF. As such, he visited every sector and battlefield of the AEF. Subsequently wrote many works on the war including a friendly, intimate look at General Pershing.
Well know story that doesn't need elaboration. Patton commanded the US Light Tank Brigade at St. Mihiel and in the Argonne where he was wounded. Shown here as VMI cadet.
Peters, Richard F.
101st Infantry, 26th Division
Sixty-seven year old 2nd Lt. awarded the Croix de Guerre by the French for serving while being so damned old. Cited by L. Stallings.
369th Infantry Regiment
A member of a segregated unit, Pippin was wounded and partially paralyzed in the right arm. For rehabilitation, he started painting by burning designs in wood panels then filling in with paint. Became respected folk art painter. Considered by some to be the greatest Afro-American painter. His most famous work is of John Brown going to his hanging.
Volunteer Salvation Army 'Ensigns' credited with introducing the doughnut to the Doughboys in September 1917. See the Doughboy Center's Salvation Army page for the full story.
Reece, B. Carroll
102nd Infantry; 26th Division
Future Tennessee Congressman, Educator, Newspaperman and Republican National Chairman who served with great distinction while commanding the 3rd Battalion of the 102nd Infantry in combat. Also, one of numerous Doughboys who became isolationist in their political career. He is honored with his own museum on the campus of East Tennessee State University.
37th Division / Stars and Stripes
Sports writer who became artillery officer with 37th Division. Pulled in to be sports editor for the Doughboy's newspaper, he returned to his artillery unit in Flanders.
94th Aero Squadron
Greatest US air ace of WWI with 26 aircraft destroyed. Former race car champion who started out as Pershing's chauffeur. Based on war reputation as Medal of Honor winner tried to start auto company but failed; bought Indiananapolis Speedway. Then, "Capt. Eddie" concentrated on aviation and became General Mgr. and President of Eastern Airlines. Had incredible life-boat survival adventure in WWII.
Rin Tin Tin
Spoils of War
Alsatian puppy found in the German trenches around Metz by Doughboy Sgt. Lee Duncan. Became a major Hollywood film star and made at least one B-movie about the war.
51st Infantry; 6th Division
Fought in later Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Later became Eisenhower's Training and Operations Head in WWII. After leaving the Army he became the first Head of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration.
Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt's Family
Five children and a son-in-law saw service in the Great War. Two were severely wounded and one, Quentin, was killed in action. Visit our major article: Theodore Roosevelt's Family in the Great War.
Stars and Stripes
Sgt Ross with several of his colleagues from Stars and Stripes like Alexander Wolcott founded New Yorker magazine. Recent biography covers his adventures in France very well.
317th FA, 81st Division
Wounded in the Argonne, Royall became a World War II Brigadier in charge of Legal and Financial Services. Afterwards, he was Secretary of the Army when the Cold War emerged.