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Military History/127th inf. co.d 32nd div.


On Oct.4,1918 the 32nd releived the 91st,including the 127th. Co.'s A, B,C, were in offensive positions and co.D was held in reserve. My great uncle was killed on either the 4th or 5th October. He was a sniper in Co.D. My question is if D was held in reserve why would he be in harms way. Any additional info on Co D. Would be helpful.

An educated guess: As a sniper he could have been with the reserve unit and still done that job.

I don't have any info on that unit, but I would recommend you check with the Army Center of Military History and see what they have or suggest.

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