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Lieut. H.L. Eddy
[between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]
1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.
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Heroes All!: A Compendium of the Names and Official Citations of the Soldiers and Citizens of the United States and of Her Allies who Were Decorated by the American Government for Exceptional Heroism and Conspicuous Service Above and Beyond the Call of Duty in the War with Germany, 1917-1919 books.google.com/books?id=kwdNAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA136&l... indicates Lt. H. Leslie Eddy was killed in action at Chateau-Thierry on June 6, 1918.
This photo appeared in the New-York tribune., July 07, 1918, Page 4 with the caption: "Lieut. Henry Leslie Eddy, U. S. M. C. New Britain. Conn. Killed in action." chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1918-07-07/ed-...
According to valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=11745, the date of his death was June 4, 1918: "The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Second Lieutenant (Infantry) Henry Leslie Eddy, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Eighty-Second Company, Sixth Regiment (Marines) (Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F., at Chateau-Thierry, France, 4 June 1918. Second Lieutenant Eddy, U.S. Army, while attached to 82d Company, 6th Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps, gave the supreme proof of that extraordinary heroism which will serve as an example to hitherto untried troops."
The Middlebury register., February 07, 1919, Image 5 says that it was on June 6, s. article 'LIEUTENANT EDDY GETS WAR CROSS', col. 3. chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn93063557/1919-02-07/ed-...
According to www.cowhampshireblog.com/2016/07/01/the-lost-faces-of-wor..., he was born 30 July 1894.
Jon (LOC P&P)
Thanks swanq and B-59 for locating this soldier's name and background. We'll update the catalog record.