World War I Corporal Samuel E. Duffield — Hometown Heroes

World War I Corporal Samuel E. Duffield Skillman KIA October 3, 1918 Corporal Duffield was wounded so severely in the battle of Mont Blanc Ridge, France, that he died the same day and was buried near the scene of the battle. Sam was a member of Company D, Ninth Infantry, Second Division, which opposed the Imperial German Army. The result of this battle was the expulsion of the Germans from the Champagne Region. “Sam was among the first, in fact the first, from this community to enlist in his country’s service after the US entered the war. He enlisted in April 1917, being then 19 years of age. He left home on the first day of May. He went to France in September 1917 with the Second Division,

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