Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Donald V. Hoard, WW1 Vet
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
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FROM THE ARGONNE FRONT TO FLANDERS FIELDS.  Mansfield Boy Saw Service all Along the Line – Had Many Wonderful and Exciting Experiences, and Came Out Without Injury.  Donald V. Hoard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Hoard, of this boro, arrived in town Saturday night, his father meeting him at Elmira and bringing him back in their car.  Donald has been in the States since March 27, but various things conspired to prevent him from getting home before, the last thing being the quarantine placed on Camp Sherman.  However, May 1 he received his honorable discharge and on the 3rd he arrived here.  He left here in April, 1918, and was sent to Camp Lee, Va., attached to Co. M, 145th Inf., a National Guard regiment, in which he served during the Argonne drive, later being attached to Headquarters Company, and then the 145th Reg. Band, with which he returned to the States and played in various places.  On June 15, 1918, the Company left Hoboken on the Leviathan, and his history from then on is the same as that of the other members of his company which we have referred to from time to time, with the exception that Donald was among those who escaped injury and fought it out with the Hun all along the line until they gave the kaiser’s men the surprise of their lives up in Belgium, and hastened the signing of the armistice.  He had many close calls, once having been completely buried when a high explosive shell exploded near him covering himself and a corporal completely over with the earth which it threw up.  He fought in the Baccarat sector, Avocourt (St. Mihiel sector), Pannes sector of Meuse-Argonne offensive, and in the Flanders offensive, thereby seeing much of the hardest fighting of the war
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 11/15/2003
By Joyce M. Tice

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