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Alam C Peterson

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1998
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326508
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s

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Title Alam C Peterson
Description 1918. He was in charge of the seventeen men called from Sanpete County, until they arrived at Camp Lewis, Washington. He was also called to drill many of the recruits because of his previous training. They crossed the country by train and the Atlantic Ocean on the British Warship Olympic They crossed the English Channel to France on a cattle boat named Australand. They arrived July 23, 1918. From then on it was mostly drilling and hiking across France toward the front line, the Meuse Argonne, battle ground. They were twenty miles of front line, and his division was in the center of the line. The bombardment was continuous. It was almost impossible for the men to sleep. All they could do was wait for the time to go (over the top), The whole sky was lit up from horizon to horizon. The German shells fell among them, wounding a number of men. The advance was slow and costly. I would like to quote a few lines from Alma's Journal. When I was about half way to the woods I could hear a shell coming my way. I fell flat on the ground. The shell hit right behind me, threw dirt on me, buried itself under me, but it did not explode. (I thanked the Lord for preserving my life.) I got up, took two steps, and I could hear another shell coming my way. Again I fell fiat on the ground. This shell struck dose to my side, threw dirt on me, but did not explode. I never felt once that I would be killed or wounded. (But I always asked the Lord for help.) The day's fighting had netted us two miles but we paid the price for our gains. The 28th of September will go down in the annals of the regiment (365th Infantry) as being the hardest day of battle. It was fight for every yard, every minute. This day Ardray Wintch, a neighbor and friend of mine, was wounded and Hyrum Stutznegger, a school pal of mine was killed, and sometime during this battle, Clarence Tuttle, a pal of mine, was gassed. Alma fought in several battles, but the Battle of Argonne was probably the longest and most important battle of the war. He. went (over the top) three times. He arrived home April 23, 1919, 32
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326380
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s/326380