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French, Larry A., 1900-1988


Larry A. French was born in Charleston, Missouri on December 13, 1900. The family later settled in Cairo, Illinois. After leaving school, he was a barber in his father’s shop until enlisting in the army at Cairo, Illinois on July 9, 1917. He served as a bugler in Company K, 130th Infantry. Shipped to France, he saw service on the Somme and during the Meuse Argonne offensive of 1918. Following the armistice, he served with the army of occupation until sailing home on the U. S. S. Siboney in the late spring of 1919. He was discharged on May 31, 1919 at Camp Grant, Illinois.

Note: French’s name as given in his army enlistment papers was Auberdene Lewis French. However, for most of his life he went by the name of Larry A. French.

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Larry A. French Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-671
Arrangement The collection is arranged into three series, as follows: Series 1, Subject Files, 1917-1983 and undated; Series 2, Memorabilia, c. 1918-1919; and Series 3, Photographs and Postcards, 1917-1919 and undated.