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Hello,

I recently acquired a Purple Heart issued under a 1938 contract by Metal Art. It has a bent slot brooch..

It is numbered 69820 and named to Willie L Royse.

He was probably wounded in WW1 and issued a PH in the late thirties.

Can anybody give me more info on this soldier.

I shall try to upload some pictures.

Regards and thanks

Herman

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He was from Indiana, born in 1891. A February 1919 newspaper carried a story that included his name as among the wounded, but had no date or unit.

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Jeff, thanks for the info.

I welcome further information.

I add a more detailed picture of the reverse, so maybe the experts on PH's can comment on it.

regards

Herman

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I found this on the USMILITARIAFORUM http://www.usmilitar...hp/t129092.html WWI Draft Registration:

Name: Willie Leonard Royse

County: Washington

State: Indiana

Birthplace: Indiana;United States of America

Birth Date: 3 Sep 1891

Race: Caucasian (White)

FHL Roll Number: 1653172

DraftBoard: 0

SSN Death Index:

Name: Willie Royse

SSN: 314-26-1969

Last Residence: Indiana

Born: 3 Sep 1891

Died: May 1963

State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (Before 1951)

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Thanks very much.

Can anybody inform me in which unit Pvt Willie Royse served? I can't find that info anywere.

Thanks in advance..

Herman

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Hello, friends.

Its October 30 now and it struck me that the answers are not really coming in.

Who has the missing information.

regards in advance

Herman

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Your best chance will be to have a professional researcher get his card from the St. Louis Archives. The cost is minimal (approx. $10 per card) and the card has the man's unit, date of wound and date of the award of the Purple Heart.

Try Lori Miller at: redbirdresearch@gmail.com

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Please let us know what you find. This is a really desirable Purple Heart. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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Herman

great acquisition.!!

II also wanted a PH of a veteran of the great war ...

Very pretty.

Lambert

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Hello Herman,

what a nice medal and histroy

congraculation.

Elvis

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I received the AGO card through Red Bird research today. Great job of Lori Miller.

Willie Royce was in K coy, 120th Infantry, 30th Division.

He fought in France and was wounded on September 29, 1918. That day they breached the German Hindenburg line near Bellicourt.

He received his PH on July 6th, 1940.

Mystery solved.

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