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Richard Procknow & Friend

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Collection John T. Matschi
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Richard Procknow & Friend.
Year Range from 1917
Event World War I
Year range to 1917
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Candid outdoor image by Sergeant John Matschi. The image shows Richard Procknow (left) and an unidentified member of Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division, at Camp Mills, New York. They wear pistol belts, holsters, 1st aid carriers and ammunition pouches marked "3/150/M.G.". Taken prior to their departure for France.
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 P1935.27.577
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Procknow, Richard
Place Camp Mills, NY
Print size 3" x 4"
Subjects Group Photographs
Male
Soldiers
150th Machine Gun Battalion
42nd Division
World War I
Military camps
Tents
Title Richard Procknow & Friend
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