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Description Identification Tag (Dog Tag) and religious medal: aluminum disks with one hole punched through near edge; stamped on obverse: "OTTO SUESS/PVT/3RD CO./150 M.G.B.N./83 INF. BRIG./42 DIV."; small cast silver religious medal with image of Jesus with arms extended; back has sign with stars around it; both suspended from brown cotton shoe string which would be worn around the neck.

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-20 D-0.125 Dia-1.5 inches
Year Range from 1917
Event World War I
Year range to 1919
Object ID 1651-9
Object Name Tag, Identification
People Suess, Otto
Used Suess, Otto
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