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Description Leather holder: contains identification card with owner's name and next of kin; rosary in small envelope; silver or nickel cross with "BEHOLD THIS HEART WHICH HAS SO LOVED MEN/FATHER FORGIVE THEM"; two religious medallions; gold leaf embossing; and sacred heart paper. On paper: copyright 1915 by Apostleship of prayer in league with the sacred heart.

Private Suess carried this with him during World War I. Otto Suess was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin October 10, 1890. He worked as a shipping clerk prior to enlisting in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard. He transferred with the rest of the company to the US Army and was assigned to Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion. He was later assigned to the Headquarters Detachment. He was promoted to Private First Class and Corporal. He survived the war and returned April 28, 1919.
Dimensions H-6.5 W-4.5 L-16 D-0.5 inches
Year Range from 1915
Event World War I
Year range to 1915
Made Catholic Church Extension Society
Object ID 1651-8
Object Name Card, Identification
People Suess, Otto
Used Suess, Otto
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