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Solomon “Sam” Arnold—WWI Collection

 Unprocessed — Box: 06562 C
Identifier: H2017-021

Content Description

The collection consists of World War I items pertaining to Solomon “Sam” Arnold. Solomon Arnold was born in Mound City (S.D.) to Emanuel and Justina Arnold on July 3, 1895. He was drafted into the United States Army on March 19, 1918 and report to Camp Funston, Fort Riley (KS) and served with the 341 Field Artillery Battalion in Europe. He arrived in France on July 9, 1918. After the war, Sam and his brother John homesteaded in the McIntosh (S.D.) area. Sam died in 1965. The collection includes Sam’s soldier pay record book, two letters sent to his brother John in February and April of 1919 and two YMCA soldier booklets titled, “How Five Men Found God” and “You’re in the Army Now.” The collection also includes a reprint photo of Sam in uniform, a photocopied certificate of promotion and a collage of various photos and a write up on Sam’s life.

Acquisition Type

Gift

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • 1918-1919

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet