Edward Tinkham

Edward Tinkham

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First to lead American troops into battle on the European Battlefields

  • Verdun, France

From The Chicago Tribune on 17 June 1917

"Capt. Edward I. Tinkham (aged 22), winner of the War cross for service in the American ambulence corps at Verdun, headed an American corps, consisting mainly of young me immediately after the president's declaration of war, and led them into action on the Aisne front..."

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