Group to Sergeant Elias Hoihjelle, 135th Infantry
Group of six to Sergeant Elias Hoihjelle, 135th Infantry: Army Excellence in Competition Badge, Infantry, Rifle, bronze, hand-engraved “Sergeant/Elias Hoihjelle/Co. I. 1st Inf, Minn NG/1921″; Army Excellence in Competition Badge, Infantry, Rifle, bronze, hand-engraved “Sergeant/Elias Hoihjelle/Co. I, 135th Inf, Minn NG/1922″; Chief of the Militia Bureau’s Indoor Rifle Team Match Medal, engraved “E. Hoihjelle”, wrap brooch; Military and Naval Challenge Trophy (Hilton Trophy) Medal, with top bar “US-National Matches 1921″ (ribbon worn); 135th Infantry Marksmanship Medal, rifle, unmarked; Minnesota State Rifle Matches Medal, top bar “Offhand Match”; pair of 135th Infantry distinctive unit insignia (pin-back).
Elias Hoihjelle (1894-1975) served as a corporal in the 338th Field Artillery in World War I. He qualified as a Distinguished Marksman in 1923.