WWI Purple Heart, with small oak leaf cluster (Girdzis, 3rd Division)

Product ID: B-3391
Country: United States
Condition: VF

Purple Heart, with small oak leaf cluster, numbered “53704”, hand-engraved “Paul Girdzis”.  With research.

Paul Girdzis was born in 1896 in Erzvilkas, Lithuania (then Russia) and enlisted in July 1917 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He served with Company G, 7th Infantry, 3rd Division. He served overseas from April 1918 through August 1919.  He was wounded on 24 July and 2 October 1918. Girdzis died in Detroit in October 1968.