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Alfred Pugh
Birth: Jan. 17, 1895
Everett
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 8, 2004
Bay Pines
Pinellas County
Florida, USA

United States Soldier. He served in the United States Army during World War I, and when he died in January 2004 he was the last living combat wounded veteran from that war. He had enlisted in 1917, serving with the 77th Infantry Division. Because he spoke French, he was used an interpreter in his first days overseas, but was soon thrown into the grind of the 1918 Muese-Argonne offensive. While in combat in the Argonne forest, he inhaled mustard gas that left him unconscious and gave him chronic laryngitis or the rest of his life. He was a recipient of the Chevalier of the National Order of the Legion of Honor given by the French Government in honor of the 80th anniversary of the end of the war in 1998. (bio by: Erik Lander) 
 
Burial:
Memorial Park Cemetery
Saint Petersburg
Pinellas County
Florida, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Erik Lander
Record added: Jan 09, 2004
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Alfred Pugh
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Alfred Pugh
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Thank you for what you did in WWI.
- David Botticelli
 Added: Jan. 17, 2016

- sjm
 Added: Jan. 17, 2016

- Lazer
 Added: Jan. 17, 2016
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