Putting up Tents

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Record 218/678
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Collection Harvey Stich
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Photographic Postcard of Harvey Stich and members of Company C, 150th MGB. Inscribed, "Turn this card around and see if you can find me, best Regards/ [To} Mr. Alfred Stich/614 19th St./oshkosh, Wis."
Year Range from 1917
Event World War I
Year range to 1917
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Outdoor view of Private Harvey Stich (far right) and other members of Company C, 150th MGB, 42nd Division at Camp Mills New York. They are putting up a pyramid tent. They are wearing pull-over shirts; M1917 Breeches; canvas leggings; Campaign hats; and Field Boots. Taken in Camp Mills, NY during service in World War I. There are pyramid tents in the background.
Harvey Stich was the son of Charles Stich. He was born in Nekimi on February 15, 1898. The family moved to Oshkosh when he was young. He worked in the press room of Diamond Match Company. He enlisted in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard in March 1917 and was sent to Camp Douglas in July 1917. Company F became Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division and left for France in October 1917. He served in every action and was in the Army of Occupation in Luxembourg. He died there December 27, 1918 of pneumonia. He was buried in France, but was disinterred and returned to Oshkosh in September 1920. He is buried in Doty Street Lutheran Cemetery.
Object ID P2003.15.4
Object Name Postcard, Photographic
People Stich, Harvey
Place Camp Mills, NY
Print size 3.5" x 5.5"
Subjects Portrait photographs
World War I
2nd Wisconsin National Guard
42nd Division
150th Machine Gun Battalion
Death & burial
Title Putting up Tents
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