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History of Ambulance Company Number 139

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PRESS OF E. R. CALLENDER PRINTING CO KANSAS CITY, KANSAS

Foreword

THIS BOOK IS AN ATTEMPT TO GIVE A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE OF THE MEN OF AMBULANCE COMPANY NUMBER 139 DURING THEIR SERVICES IN THE GREAT WAR. IT WAS WRITTEN BY THE MEN WHILE THEY WERE AWAITING SAILING ORDERS FOR HOME. IN BARN LOFT BILLETS OF THE VILLAGE OF AULNOIS SOUS VERTUZEY, FRANCE, WHILE THE MEMORIES OF OUR EXPERIENCES WERE STILL FRESH IN OUR MINDS.

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CONTENTS

ORGANIZATION OF AMBULANCE COMPANY 139 Page 5

LIFE AT CAMP HOEL " 6

TRAINING AT CAMP DONIPHAN " 8

DEPARTURE FROM CAMP DONIPHAN " 12

THE TRIP ACROSS THE ATLANTIC " 14

OUR FLYING TRIP THROUGH ENGLAND " 18

FROM SOUTHAMPTON TO LE HAVRE " 20

OUR TRIP THROUGH FRANCE TO ELOYES " 22

IN ACTION ON THE WESSERLING SECTOR " 25

VENTRON " 31

LE COLLET " 32

THE MARCH FROM LUNEVILLE TO BENNEY " 37

BENNEY TO FIVE TRENCHES " 40

FROM FIVE TRENCHES TO SENARD " 42

MEUSE ARGONNE OFFENSIVE " 43

WITH THE KITCHEN IN THE ARGONNE OFFENSIVE " 48

CITATIONS AND CASUALTIES " 50

THE STAY IN VAUBECOURT " 52

THE VERDUN FRONT " 53

MOVE TOWARD METZ AND THE ARMISTICE " 56

THE FIRST REPLACEMENTS " 59

FURLOUGHS GRENOBLE " 62

LA BOURBOULE " 64

THE FURLOUGHS AT AIX LES BAINES " 67

TRIP TO MARSEILLES " 68

A CASUAL IN THE S. O. S. " 71

PERSHING REVIEWS THE 35th DIVISION " 73

FROM COUSANCES TO AULNOIS " 74

THE HOME GOING " 75

FROM AULNOIS TO "CIVIES" " 76

FICKLE WOMEN " 78

COMPANY ROSTER " 80

ORGANIZATION OF AMBULANCE COMPANY 139

When war was declared on Germany April 5th, 1917, the government sent out calls for volunteers. The auxiliary organizations were to be the first ones to go across, and it looked as if ambulance companies would be among the first to get into action. Many of the universities and colleges in the east started at once to organize ambulance companies. These companies were quickly filled, and the enthusiasm spread quickly to the west.

Early in April Dr. Edwin R. Tenney of Kansas City, Kansas, was appointed by the adjutant general of the State of Kansas to organize a national guard ambulance company in that city. Until this time there had never been a national guard ambulance company in the State of Kansas. Dr. Tenney had been a practicing physician in Kansas City for a number of years and before coming to the city he served as a physician during the Spanish American war. For the past five years he had held a lieutenant's commission in the U. S. Army Reserve Corps. It was through his efficient work that this company was recruited to full strength within a month after he received his appointment.

The recruiting office in the press room at the city hall was a very busy place during the month of April. Every one was anxious to join some branch of the army. By April 25th the company was recruited to its full strength of sixty four men and the office was closed. However, orders were received the next day to recruit the company to eighty four men, so again the office was opened for business with a sign which read, "Join a motor ambulance company and ride ... Continue reading book >>




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