Sunday, July 24, 2011

Military Monday - Martin Joseph Cayemberg

MJ Cayemberg awarded Purple Heart

 "Martin Cayemberg [sic], 875 Shawano avenue, was awarded the Purple Heart, United States Army medal for meritorious service in the World war, during the Memorial day program at the Columbus club Friday morning.  Cayemberg [sic] served with Co. A, 38th infantry, Third division.  H. J. Menard, master of ceremonies for the Memorial day observance, is pictured above pinning the medal on Cayemberg [sic] who is at the left."

MJ Cayemberg w/WWII Soldiers at DAV

"Nurse's Aide Miss Marianne Van Drisse is shown serving lunch to Privates Paul M. Albert, Jack Stricker, and Robert Davis with Martin J. Cayemberg, commander of the local D.A.V. after they donated blood to the American Red Cross mobile unit Monday evening.  The unit will complete a five day engagement here Friday afternoon."

Some newspaper clippings I came across in a scrapbook of articles that was passed on to me.  I had found the below article on him being "slightly wounded" during World War I in the Washington Post, but hadn't seen the articles on him being awarded the purple heart until I began scanning those albums!

Washington Post 11FEB1919 pg 8
Thanks to that fire at the National Personnel Records Center in 1973, this was the only information NPRC could/would release to me.  Can anyone explain to me why it's on a Freedom of Information Act form?

Without these newspaper articles an important part of Martin's life and military story would not have been told.