WORLD WAR I
Guard Mount, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard

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Collection Richard Procknow
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Description Gelatin print of members of Guard Mount, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard.
Year Range from 1916
Event Mexican Border 1916
Year range to 1916
Medium Photographic Paper/Ink
Notes Outdoor view of sixteen members of Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard. They are standing in front of the guardhouse wearing overcoats and campaign hats. Captain Emil F. Kraning is the officer wearing a sweater at far right. The officer at left wearing a pitol is Lieutenant Gustave Schwandt.
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 P1935.19.5
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Kraning, Emil F.
Schwandt, Gustave C.
Place Camp MacArthur, TX
Print size 2 1/4" x 3 1/4"
Subjects Group photographs
Male
Soldiers
Coats
Mexican Border War
2nd Wisconsin National Guard
Guardhouses
Guards
Title Guard Mount, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard
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