Earl W. Dahlem Uniform Group from 2nd Georgia Infantry Regiment with later service in 151 Machine Gun Battalion

Above and Below:  US Model 1912 cotton blouse for Earl W. Dahlem from 2nd Georgia Infantry.   Earl. W. Dahlem served as a sergeant, through first sergeant in the 2nd GA Infantry during the Mexican Punitive Expedition period. He was later commissioned in the 151st Machine Gun Battalion, 84th Brigade, 42nd Division in WW1. He was originally from Grand Forks, North Dakota and moved to Macon, GA and joined the 2nd GA Infantry. He later married in Macon, GA and had two children in that community. This was part of a long-standing WW1 uniform collection in Savannah, GA. All the items in the group are understood to be his and the uniform coat and shirt are stamped with the name "DAHLEM".


 Below:  Detail of Dahlem's First Sergeant insignia   

Below: Detail of a Georgia Button from Dahlem's coat

 Below: Transport record for B Company, 151st Machine Battalion going to France showing Earl Dahlem as a sergeant. Many Second Georgia troops were converted to 151st MG including Sergeant Dahlem


Below: Transport for 151st Machine Gun Battalion showing Earl Dahlem now as a Lieutenant returning from France to the USA  




Below: Service record for Earl W. Dahlem from 2nd GA Infantry, to 151st MG Bn, and the May 12, 1918 commissioned

Below: Service record for Earl W. Dahlem showing commissioned service in 11th Machine Gun Battalion and a further promotion to 1st Lieutenant (information provided by Austin Ragusa, Great-Great Nephew of Earl Dahlem)




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