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Allen Melancthon Sumner, Jr. Collection

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Allen Melancthon Sumner, Jr. Collection

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Name:
Allen Melancthon Sumner, Jr.
State of Birth:
MA
Home State:
MA
Gender
Male
Race
White

War or Conflict
World War, 1914-1918
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1907-1918
Entrance into Service
Commissioned
Branch of Service
Marine Corps
Unit of Service
81st Company, 6th Machine Gun Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, American Expeditionary Forces
Location of Service
Annapolis, Maryland; Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Virginia; Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia; Cuba; France
Battles/Campaigns
Verdun, Chateau Thierry, Belleau Wood, Second Battle of the Aisne, Second Battle of the Marne
Highest Rank
Captain
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran was killed in action on 07/19/1918 near Vierzy, France, while supervising a platoon during counterattack against German Forces. The USS Allen M Sumner (DD 692) was commissioned in his honor. He served from 03/17/1907 to 01/01/1914 and 04/1917 to 07/19/1918.

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Type of Resource:
Manuscript: Correspondence [78 items] -- Handwritten document
Manuscript: Clippings [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [3 items] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Memoirs [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Photograph: Original photographic print [1 item] -- Photographs
Manuscript: Correspondence [19 items] -- Handwritten document
Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Computer File: DVD [1 item] -- Electronic file of manuscript
Photograph: Copy photographic print [2 items] -- Photographs
Contributor:
Richard Hinton
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/105990
Subjects:
Sumner Jr., Allen Melancthon
World War, 1914-1918--Personal Narratives
United States. Marine Corps.
Cite as:
Allen Melancthon Sumner, Jr. Collection
(AFC/2001/001/105990), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2017-12-19
 

 

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