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Doings Of Battery B

328th Field Artillery American Expeditionary Forces

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 LIEUT. JOHN BENSON Saginaw, Mich. LIEUT. LELAND S. JENNINGS LIEUT. HOWARD GRIFFITH Flint, Mich. These were three sergeants that have all expressed their love for their old home outfit, Battery B, 328th F. A., and the boys have always been proud that they were three more of our lot to become officers. They were inducted at Camp Custer, Septemher 12, 1917, being of the first twelve recruits. Benson and Jennings were promoted to the rank of Corporal October 1, 1917; Griffith on November 11, 1917. On this same date Benson and Jennings were made Sergeants. Griffith was appointed our first Battery Clerk and later received the rank of Sergeant. Jennings, on October 21, 1917, then a Corporal, accompanied Lieut. Hays in command of thirty two privates to Camp McArthur. January 6, 1918, this trio were the first to go to the Officers’ Training School from the Battery. While we were located at Pont-a-Mousson, Lieut. Jennings made us a visit Thanksgiving Day. He was stationed near Toul and had been serving as an aerial artillery observer. When he heard that we were stationed in the same vicinity he managed to get a ride on a French truck passing through to Metz. To think of these three bring up eventful days at Custer.

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