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French Artillery Uniform



    Title French Artillery Uniform
    Description French uniform worn by Joseph Desloge of St. Louis. Desloge volunteered for the American Field Service in January 1917. He was assigned to the French army and worked as an ambulance driver. Desloge then joined the French Foreign Legion and served as an artillery liaison officer with the 11th Artillery Regiment. During the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in 1918 Desloge served as an artillery observer for the 22nd Infantry and organized forward communications near Vouziers on the south bank of the Aisne River. He was later decorated for valor for this actions near Vouziers.
    Site Accession Number 2014 079 0001
    Contributing Institution Missouri History Museum
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