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A Tribute To Capt. Harry B. Doremus
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November 20, 1918
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November 25, 1918
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December 3, 1918
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December 5, 1918
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Says Captain Doremus
was Fearless

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December 6, 1918
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Writes He Was With Capt. Doremus On the Firing Line on Nov. 9
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January 2, 1919
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Says Captain Doremus
was a brave man

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January 2, 1919
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Captain Doremus articles on Company G state side 1917:

Sergt. Ocenasek is wounded
May 28, 1917

Capt. Doremus makes several promotions
July 6, 1917
Company G boys get
promotions

August 7, 1917
Company G boys safe and well
September 10, 1917
G boys were remembered
December 14, 1917

hackensack heroes

Harry Doremus is highlighted in yellow.
Photo taken from Images of America: Hackensack Authors: Barbara J. Gooding,
Terry E. Sellarole, Allan Petretti, and Theresa E. Jones

 

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Harry B. Doremus


Captain Doremus was born on April 30, 1876 and served during World War I and served in the Spanish–American War and the Cuban conflicts. He called Hackensack, NJ his home. He had a great impact on the community of Hackensack as you read the newspapers accounts of World War I. They named the American Legion Post Doremus Drum and Bugle corps after him. He was killed in action on October 25, 1918, only 17 days before the Armistice was signed on November 11, 1918
on a Battlefield near Verdun.

To view pictures of Post 55 American Legion Harry B. Doremus, click here.

To view Harry Doremus's Foschini Park Memorial, click here.

German Maxim machine gun team
Photo taken from:
http://www.roebuckclasses.com
/102/resources/WWI/clock.htm
German machine-gun section with gas masks
(Verdun, 1916)
Photo taken from:
wereldoorlog1418.nl
German snipers waiting in their trench for a victim
Photo taken from:
wereldoorlog1418.nl

Doremus received the Distinguished Service Cross for his service at this time.



The Distinguished Service Cross is awarded to a person who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, distinguishes himself or herself by extraordinary heroism not justifying the award of a Medal of Honor; while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States; while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing/foreign force; or while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing Armed Force in which the United States is not a belligerent party. The act or acts of heroism must have been so notable and have involved risk of life so extraordinary as to set the individual apart from his or her comrades.

 

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