Friday, May 19, 2017

A Roads Classic: Twenty Surprising Doughboys

This is a non-comprehensive list of individuals who served in the AEF and went on to prominence in other fields of after the war. We've left out the generals, battlefield heroes, and most political types. Separate lists are being assembled for the Navy and volunteer groups. If you happen to have photos of any of these individuals please send them along.  (email) We will be featuring them on the Doughboy Center website in the future.
Grover Cleveland Alexander 
322nd Field Artillery
Baseball Hall of Fame

Hervey Allen 
28th Division
Author: Toward the FlameAnthony Adverse
Edwin Armstrong 
Signal Corps
Father of FM Radio
Steven Bechtel 
20th Engineering Battalion
Mega Construction Comp. Leader
Walter Brennan
101st Field Artillery; 26th Div.
Multiple Academy Award-Winning Actor
James M. Cain 
HQ Company, 79th Div.
Author: The Taking of MontfauconPostman Always Rings Twice
Meriam Cooper 
Air Service
Produced Movie King Kong
Dr. Harvey Cushing, Jr.
Medical Corps, 5th Base Hospital
Neurosurgeon, Biographer of Osler

Everett Dirksen 
69th Balloon Observer Company
U.S. Senate Minority Leader
Conrad Hilton 
304th Labor Btln, 79th Div.

Jay C. Hormel 

Ice Plant Company 301
Company Produced Spam
Edwin Hubble 
343rd Infantry, 86th Division

Buster Keaton 
159th Infantry, 40th Div.
Entertainment Great

Fibber McGee
(James Jordan)
122nd Engineers
Radio Entertainer
Horace Pippin 
369th Infantry Regiment
Artist: John Brown

Harold Ross 
RR Engineers, Stars and Stripes Editor
Founder, New Yorker magazine

Edward Steichen 
Photographic Section
U.S. Air Service
Photo Artist

Henry Stimson 
31st and 305th Fld. Art.
Secretary of State & War

Gene Tunney 

USMC, Svcs of Supply
Heavyweight Boxing Champion

DeWitt Wallace
139th Infantry, 35th Div.
Founder of Reader's Digest

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