WWI 79th Division Veteran w/ Purple Heart and Uniform in the 1940s


A wonderful set of negatives from a family in Pennsylvania shows the lighthearted side of aging WWI veterans.  An elderly member of the 316th Infantry Regiment of the 79th Division pals around with friends and family while showing off his war medals.  A Purple Heart medal was awarded to our subject for wounds received in battle, and was likely delivered to him in the early 1930s when the current medal was officially created.  Enjoy the images!

Legs Wraps and All!

4 thoughts on “WWI 79th Division Veteran w/ Purple Heart and Uniform in the 1940s

  1. The jacket and pants are the same, but the soldier (Mac) in G’s album has tall boots… cavalry? May I post a photo of my grandfather in uniform? He was with the 79th. I have his uniform with the Cross of Loraine shoulder patch.

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