Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

Month: February 2022

Medal of Honor: Charles Barger

Previously we have featured articles about all of the WW1 Medal of Honor recipients with a Kansas connection. However, we missed one.

Pfc. Charles Barger, 354th Infantry, 89th Division, was born in Galena, Kansas but grew up in Scott City, Missouri. Post-war he lived in and around Kansas City, except for a six-month re-enlistment in the army in 1921. He was then a Kansas City police officer for over 12 years, and was shot five times in the line of duty. more

Kansans in the Great War – Clyde Grimsley, PoW

We’ve previously written about the first American officer to be killed in action, First Lieut. William Fitzsimons, MC from Burlington, Kansas (you can read about him by clicking here). Another first was claimed by Pvt. Clyde Grimsley of the 16th Infantry, from Stockton, Kansas, who was one of the first six American Doughboys to be captured by the Germans. You can read more about Grimsley and his comrades by clicking here. more

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