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Record Group Number: 900000
Series/Collection Number: M90- 24
Creator: McMullen, W. George, 1898-
Title, Dates: W. George McMullen memoirs, 1985.
Amount: 1.00 folder
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Organization/Arrangement: Chronological.
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Biographical/Historical:     W. George McMullen was born in 1898 at Largo, Florida. He remained in that area until enlisting in the Army in 1917. McMullen served with the Ninth Infantry Regiment of the Second Division, American Expeditionary Force. This division was unique in its composition of two regiments of Army infantry and two regiments of Marines. The units of the Second Division were among the first United States forces in France to meet the Germans in battle during World War I. The Third Brigade, Ninth and Twenty-third Infantry Regiments engaged the Germans at Vaux; and the Fourth Brigade, Fifth and Sixth Marine Regiments engaged the Germans at Belleau Wood. These battles helped to halt the last major thrust by the German Imperial Army and signaled the start of the Allied drive that ended in Germany's collapse.

    McMullen was present for much of the early fighting. He also served in the occupying forces. Upon his return to the U.S., he went back to survey work until he joined the United States Customs Service in 1931. He served as a Federal Treasury agent in the Customs Service and the Alcohol Tax Unit in Florida until his retirement in 1959.

Summary:     The collection contains the memoir of W. George McMullen of his participation in World War I. McMullen relies upon his memory for most of the details of his narrative. His recollections deal with the who, what, where and when of his military life, and he presents the information in a conversational manner. The anecdotes express the realities of army life both in the United States and in Europe.

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Reproduction Note: Photocopies.
Location of Originals/Duplicates: In possession of donor.
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Subject Access Fields: United States. Army.  --Infantry Regiment, 9th.
World War, 1914-1918.
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