"Harry Ollrich American Legion Post #4" - Mt. Clemens, MI
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N 42° 36.829 W 082° 53.402
17T E 344982 N 4719662
This post is located on the west side of Groesbeck Hwy. just south of Elizabeth.
Waymark Code: WM9528
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 06/29/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member silverquill
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Seen this while traveling along Groesbeck Hwy.

This post is called the Harry Ollrich American Legion Post #4.

Ollrich, Harry John

Son of Henry and Mary Ollrich, of Mount Clemens, was born September 2, 1892, and entered the service at Camp Custer September 6, 1917. He was sent overseas in February, 1918, and was killed in action at Fismes, France, August 4, 1918. He received the Distinguished Service Cross and Croix de Guerre for bravery. The American Legion Post #4 in Mount Clemens is named in his memory. Buried in Clinton Grove Cemetery, section B-111.

Awards and Citations
Distinguished Service Cross
Awarded posthumously for actions during the World War I

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Private Harry J. Ollrich (ASN: 262315), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company E, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F., during the advance across the River Ourcq and from Cierges to Fismes, France, July 31 to 4 August 1918. Many times daily during this advance Private Ollrich displayed an entire disregard of personal danger in the carrying of messages through enemy barrages. Later in the fighting near Fismes, when it became necessary to send an important message to the commanding officer of the battalion, although Private Ollrich had been on constant duty night and day for four days, he attempted to deliver the message but was killed while crossing a shell-swept zone.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 116 (1918)
Action Date: July 31 - August 4, 1918
Service: Army
Rank: Private
Company: Company E
Regiment: 125th Infantry Regiment
Division: 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces
Street address: 401 N. Groesbeck Hwy, Mt. Clemens, MI.

Year the building was constructed.: 1982

Activities: Family activities

Hall rental: Yes

Can headgear be worn inside?: Didn't ask

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