Schaffner, Fred, PO3 Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary Designator/NEC
PhM-0000-Pharmacist Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Pharmacist's Mate
Last Duty Station
1918-1918, PhM-0000, Other Military Service/US Army (USA)
Service Years
1916 - 1918
PhM-Pharmacist's Mate

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
ROCK ISLAND, IL

Casualty Date
Apr 18, 1918
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Other Cause
Location
France
Conflict
World War I*
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Duty Stations
US Marine Corps (USMC)/6th Marine RegimentOther Military Service/<B>US Army (USA)</b>
  1917-1918, PhM-0000, US Marine Corps (USMC)/6th Marine Regiment
  1918-1918, PhM-0000, Other Military Service/US Army (USA)
 Combat and Operations History
  1914-1918 World War I*
  1918-1918 World War I*/Chateau-Thierry Sector
  1918-1918 World War I*/Battle of Belleau Wood
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Last Known Activity
*SCHAFFNER, FRED C.
Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy
6th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred C. Schaffner, Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action during the gas-shell bombardment of April 13, 1918. After having been gassed himself Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Schaffner courageously helped in the treatment of more than 100 cases of gas casualties, disregarding his own condition until overcome. He died, April 18, 1918.
General Orders No. 88, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Rock Island, IL
   
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