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Doings Of Battery B

328th Field Artillery American Expeditionary Forces

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 CORP. ALFONCE COLLINS North Star, Mich. Was assigned for duty with Battery B on September 22, 1917. Promoted to Corporal June 13, 1918. In France, at Camp Coetquidan. Corp. Collins was taken ill with the influenza and sent to Camp Hospital No. 15, where he remained up until the week we started for the front. While in action Corp. Collins was in charge of all detail of the reserve men of the Battery, performing the work of a Duty Sergeant with the Combat Train. At Pont-a-Mousson Corp. Collins was made Corporal of the Provost Guard, under Sergt. Reddaway, from November 17th until January 29th. He had the advantage of being able to talk French fluently. He was by birth a Belgian, but this was hard to detect, as he had grown up in the States. He did double service in that he avenged the wrongs of his native country and fought under the flag of the country of his adoption. Everyone liked to be detailed under Corp. Collins, as he was of a happy-go-lucky, pleasant disposition.

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