NAMED WORLD WAR I PURPLE HEART MEDAL #331593 ITEM #331593
Original Named "Clarence B. Ditty" United States World War I awarded Purple Heart Medal #331593, w/ 2nd award Oak Leaf Cluster, pin-back ribbon bar w/ 2nd award Oak Leaf Cluster, Lapel Pin, & titled leatherette case. +27 pages research.
United States Army Corporal Clarence Boyd Ditty (service #42762) was born in Rockville Missouri, Feb. 26th 1883. Records show him as a rancher in civilian life.
He enlisted in the Army June 28th 1917 as a Private in Company E. 16th U.S. Infantry. Pvt. Ditty Departed for France during World War I with Company F. 163rd Infantry Dec. 15th 1917 on SS Leviathan. While fighting in France he was Wounded in Action May 2nd 1918 & again on July 18th 1918. The Pvt. departed Brest France, Jan. 10th 1919 on the SS Canada, & arrived in Boston Massachusetts Jan. 21st 1919. Pvt. Ditty was was discharged from the Army March 12th 1919 at Camp Lewis Washington.
Pvt. Ditty reenlisted in the Army Dec. 31st 1920 in WA. as a Pvt. in Company B. 60th U.S. Infantry. He served until July 13 1921 when he was discharged as a Corporal at Camp Jackson S.C.
In 1927 Cprl. Ditty was admitted to the National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. In 1930 Mr Ditty was living in the Los Angeles National Military Home Reservation working as a Quartermaster. In 1940 records show Mr Ditty living in Beverly Hills, CA at the veterans Administration Facility.
Ditty was awarded this officially Government engraved Purple Heart #331593 with Oak Leaf Cluster, July 26th 1943, for the wounds he received in the Great War.
Corporal Ditty Passed away Sept. 9th 1962 in Napa, CA. He is buried at the Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Matteo County, CA, Plot Y. 1033.
I am including 27 pages of research on Corporal Ditty.