Alfred G. Last

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Collection Alfred G. Last
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Description Gelatin print of Alfred G. Last , Company I, 376th Infantry, 94th Division.
Year Range from 1943
Event World War II
Year range to 1944
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Outdoor image of Alfred G. Last. Alfred is wearing a Mackinaw coat; knit gloves; and a hood. He is holding a cup of coffee and is posed between a shelter tent, or pup tent, and a firing stand. A row of soldiers in the background are lined up for firing on a rifle range. Taken at Camp Phillips, Kansas wher the 94th Division trained.
Alfred G. Last was born on May 17, 1920 in Algoma Township, Winnebago County, WI, the son of Alfred H. Last. Alfred G. Last married Valroes Zurn on June 28, 1941 at the 10th Street Methodist Church in Oshkosh, WI. He was drafted and reported for service on August 19, 1942. He went through basic training at Camp Grant, IL, advanced training at Camp Phillips, Kansas and was later assigned to Company I, 376th Infantry, 94th Division. On August 6, 1944 the 94th Division left the US for England. They landed at Utah Beach on September 8, 1944. The 94th went into action on September 17, 1944 near St. Nazaire, France and spent 106 days on the front lines. They returned to action as a part of the XX Corps on January 8, 1945. On February 19, 1945 the 376th Infantry Regiment was detached to the 10th Armored Division. The 3rd Battalion was cut off from the rest of the regiment on February 22, 1945 on the east bank of theSaar River. Alfred was wounded in the right back on February 25, 1945. He returned to duty on May 28, 1945 and was assigned to the Headquarters Company, 9th Armored Battalion, 6th Armored Division. He was honorably discharged on September 26, 1945. Alfred had been awarded the Good Conduct Medal; Purple Heart Medal; European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Medal with three bronze battle stars (Northern France, Ardennes, Rheinland); and the Combat Infantry Badge.
Object ID P2005.11.4
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Last, Alfred G.
Print size 2 1/4" x 3 1/4"
Subjects Portrait photographs
World War II
Rifle ranges
Title Alfred G. Last
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