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His name is Joe, and he stands on the right. The photo was taken in Ochtendung. The handwritten notation on the back reads:

"My Buddy Joe during the World War, near where he got 9 machine gun bullet wounds, shrapnel, liquid fire, and mustard gas resulting to[sic] 9 months in a French hospital."

I think Joe's friend meant "My buddy Joe, who was my friend during the World War," because U.S. troops got nowhere near Ochtendung during the war, did they? This has to be a postwar photo.

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Hi Thomas... great pic! Thanks for sharing. :jumping: :jumping:

I did a quick search on Google and came up with a few links you might want to check out that mention our units in Ochtendung during WW1.

http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy-ab&hl=en&source=hp&q=were+U.S.+troops+in+Ochtendung+during+WW1%3F&pbx=1&oq=were+U.S.+troops+in+Ochtendung+during+WW1%3F&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=63l14597l0l15036l48l35l5l0l0l3l1280l18316l0.3.1.8.8.4.6.3l39l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=2f0b188327e19041&biw=1366&bih=643

Hope it helps. :beer:

Dan :cheers:

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