Branch: U. S. Army
Date of Service: 9-18- 1917 to June 2, 1919
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Frank Pugh was born in Livermore, Iowa, on June 12, 1889, to parents Josh and Lidia (Smith) Pugh.
Frank entered the US Army on September 19, 1917, and received his Basic Training at Camp Dodge, in Johnston, Iowa. His military specialty was taking care of horses, lumberman, cruiser and surveyor.
Frank was assigned to Company D, 4th Battalion, 20th Combat Engineers Regiment. The 20th Engineers traces its origins to August 15, 1917, when the War Department issued General Order Number 108, forming the 20th Engineer Regiment for World War 1.
On November 11, 1917, the first contingent of the newly formed regiment departed for St. Nazaire, France; where the regiment grew to become the largest regiment in the history of the US Army, comprised of 29 battalions and over 46,000 soldiers.
The 20 Engineers operated in various areas of French forestlands, managing forest growth, felling and logging timber and operating sawmills for the war effort.
Frank Pugh was stationed in the forested area near Marchenoir, France.
Frank was discharged on June 2, 1919.
Frank Pugh passed away on July 26, 1962, and is buried in the Bagley City Cemetery
Plot: 9 Side: North Row from Bottom: 2
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