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Description Identification Tag (dog tag): aluminum disk; hole in the bottom for cord; stamped on obverse with "RICHARD PROCKNOW/CPL/3RD.CO./150TH M.G.BN./83RD.INF.BRIG./42ND. DIV." and "113339" on reverse.

"This tag, issued to Richard Procknow, was taken from the casket in which he was shipped back to the United States." 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.
Dimensions D-0.063 Dia-1.375 inches
Year Range from 1917
Event World War I
Year range to 1918
Object ID 1637-7
Object Name Tag, Identification
People Procknow, Richard
Used Procknow, Richard
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