Thursday, November 9, 2017

Albert James Galligan's World War I Mementos

Just in time for Veterans Day, enjoy this amazing collection from Albert James Galligan (1896-1972), a World War I veteran from Cuba City. Galligan sailed for France in 1918, serving with the 86th "Black Hawk" Division, 331st Machine Gun Battalion. He returned safely to the U.S. in 1919. Thank you to the David and Mary Dall family for sharing! 


Albert James Galligan








Draft registration card for Albert James Galligan

 
World War I draftees from Cuba City. Image from the Cuba City Centennial history.








































 
Just outside Napoleon's tomb in Paris. This was taken on a sightseeing trip conducted by the YMCA.


 
Versailles, France. June 19, 1919.





 
Card sent by Galligan to his family in Cuba City to announce his return.

 
Upon his return to the United States, Galligan was sent to Camp Merritt in New Jersey.



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