Century Pennsylvania National Guard medals received by this. Who prior to his WW1 service was one of 4800 Pennsylvania Guardsmen who saw action in the. Fighting along the Mexico/Texas border under. In 1912, at the age of 16, he joined his home State Guard. Achieving immediate firearms training he achieved acclamation as an Expert Marksman for all 6 years of his service in the Guard.
At age 20, he was promoted to Sergeant, while training at Mt. Gretna (in preparation for Mexican Expedition) in July of 1916 as a member of Co. Regiment, PENNSYLVANIA NATIONAL GUARD, he later became a member of 112.
ARMY INFANTRY DIVISON once again, under. Later in the war, General Pershing. While fighting in France and Germany during World War 1.
The 28th Infantry was comprised of approximately 32,00 troops and distinguished itself highly in such campaigns and battles as the. Champagne - Marne; Aisne-Mame; Oise-Aosne; Ypres-Lys and the Meuse-Argonne Campaign and its subsequent offensive which has been described as the Last Great Battle of the War.
According to government records, the 28. Division of Infantry, served in Europe from the spring of 1917 until the armistice on November 11, 1919 The 28th Infantry Division lost 2165 soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice and 9895 soldiers wounded. Sergeant Heisler was among the wounded and was gassed in battle as well.
His WW1 Jacket or tunic included in this lot actually bears blood stains from his injuries. Also included are the following in theatre artifacts once belonging to Sergeant Heisler.
His original battle worn Dough Boy helmet which is in its original paint and has his Division insignia nice painted on its side along with Sergeant. Markings and the large letter. What appears to be the markings.
Appear stamped into the underside rim of the helmet. His original battle worn jacket which has shoulder patches, collar insignia, buttons and battlefield blood stains that are thought to be his own.
A knit overseas cap bearing Sgt. Heislers name in handwritten ink.His original wrist bracelet Dog Tag which he wore throughout the war. Four photos of the Sergeant.
Three are training photos taken at Fort Bliss, Texas in 1916 while preparing for action in the Mexican Expedition a few weeks later. The fourth photo is a period souvenir photo of which is mounted on a celluloid oval that has Stars and Stripes decoration and proclaims ARMY and NAVY FOREVER! Included in this lot that were won by. NATIONAL GUARD WW 1 Medal for the U. Division with 4 Battle Stars.
THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILIZATION Medal with 4 Battle Decorations and a Defense Sector Award. Mexican Expedition and Pennsylvania National Guard Awards. FOR SERVICE ON THE MEXICAN BORDER which is numbered. A 1916 William Penn medal. NATIONAL GUARD 1916 and MEXICAN BORDER SERVICE which is numbered.Official promotion document (to Sergeant), dated July 8. Uniform decoration bars for corresponding medals and awards. Division history (poor condition) and Our Boys in the Great War. (2) Civilian Bugle Manuals Sgt. Heisler was also a military bugler.
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This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\United States\Uniforms". The seller is "ryanjordan71" and is located in VACATIONLAND, MAINE. This item can be shipped to United States.