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Soldier with rifle behind truck, Nevers, France
Soldier with rifle behind truck, Nevers, France
TitleSoldier with rifle behind truck, Nevers, France
Date of Original1918 or 1919
DescriptionAn unidentified soldier who may be August W. Lindegren holds a rifle and peeks out from behind a military truck in Nevers, France. A tent city is visible in the background.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectMilitary
People
Transportation
Subject (LCTGM)Trucks
Tents
Soldiers
Military uniforms
Rifles
Subject (LCSH)World War, 1914-1918
Personal NameLindegren, August W., 1894-1982
Organization NameUnited States. Army
LocationNevers (France)
Decade1910-1919
Item Number11063-171
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryAugust William Lindegren was born April 10, 1894, in Litchfield. A carpenter, August registered for WWI in Litchfield. He was sent to Camp Devens, Ayer, MA, and was stationed at Nevers, France, with Company D, 33rd Engineers, American Expeditionary Forces. By May 22, 1918, he had earned the rank of Corporal. While in France, his unit constructed infrastructure, including barracks, camps for German prisoners of war, and railroad car repair shops and yards. On May 7, 1919, August left Nevers; he arrived at Le Mans, France, the following day. He sailed on the U.S.S. Frederick, and on June 3, 1919, arrived at Camp Upton in Long Island, NY. August returned to Litchfield, where he lived until his death on October 25, 1982.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionLindegren Family Papers Mss 11063
Collection Finding AidConsult http://history.nd.gov/archives/manuscripts/inventory/11063.html
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (11063-171)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh11063171
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