Richard Procknow & Frank E. Coffers

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Collection Richard Procknow
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Description Gelatin print on cardstock of Corporal Richard Procknow & Frank E. Coffers.
Year Range from 1917
Event World War I
Year range to 1917
Medium Photographic Paper/Ink
Notes Bust view image of Corporal Richard Procknow and Frank Coffers. Both men wear the Model 1912 Tunic and Garrison Hats. John Coffers enlisted on July 13, 1917, just prior to Company F joining the 42nd Division. He was wounded slightly by shrapnel in the left arm on July 30, 1918, the same day that Richard Procknow was killed.
Richard Procknow was born in Black Wolf on September 23, 1895, the son of William Procknow. He worked for Waite Grass Carpet and Deltox Grass Rug Company. In 1916 he joined Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard and saw service on the Mexican Border in 1916. In 1917 they became Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division. He rose to the rank of sergeant. He died one and a half hours after an artillery shell blew off both his legs on July 30, 1918. His body was returned and buried at Riverside Cemetery in Lot 10, West 1/2 Block 163.
Object ID P1935.19.2
Object Name Postcard, Photographic
People Procknow, Richard
Coffers, Frank E.
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 3.5" x 5.5"
Subjects Group photographs
World War I
2nd Wisconsin National Guard
150th Machine Gun Battalion
42nd Division
Title Richard Procknow & Frank E. Coffers
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