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Stofflet, Ross

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Ross Stofflet

Ross Stofflet

Photos provided by Ross Stofflet III, grandson of Ross Stofflett.

Ross Stofflet enlisted on July 17, 1917 in Ann Arbor, MI when he was 19. He served as a Corporal in Company E 126th Infantry 32nd Division, and later Company C 228th Infantry 85th Division.  He was discharged on April 11, 1919. Prior to his service, Ross Stofflet worked as a news agent in Ann Arbor.

During his service he was wounded twice. First on August 4, 1918 at the Aisne-Marne Offensive. He was hit in the shoulder with shrapnel. The second time on October 8, 1918 at the Battle of Argonne Forest. He received a machine gun bullet to the hip.

Ross Stofflet, Football

Many of the men would pass time playing sports, such as football. Ross Stofflet is shown here with some of his teammates.

Ross Stofflet - Football Team Champions 1917

Ross Stofflet – Football Team Champions 1917

Ross Stofflet, Football

Ross Stofflet, Football

Ross Stofflet, Football

Ross Stofflet, Football

Letters from Ross Stofflet to his parents printed in the Daily News.

Letters from Ross Stofflet to his parents printed in the Daily News.

Page two of letters from Ross Stofflet printed in the Daily News

Page two of letters from Ross Stofflet printed in the Daily News

An article from the Detroit Free Press describing Michigan's 32nd Division, which Ross was a part of.

An article from the Detroit Free Press describing Michigan’s 32nd Division, which Ross was a part of.

A Detroit Free Press article describing the actions of the 32nd Division.

A Detroit Free Press article describing the actions of the 32nd Division.

An outline of the treaty of peace, printed in the Herald Examiner, May 8, 1919.

An outline of the treaty of peace, printed in the Herald Examiner, May 8, 1919.

Continued pages from the treaty of peace printed in the Herald Examiner, May 8, 1919.

Continued pages from the treaty of peace printed in the Herald Examiner, May 8, 1919.

The New York Herald newspaper describing the events at the end of the war, November 12, 1918

The New York Herald newspaper describing the events at the end of the war, November 12, 1918

The New York Herald, November 12, 1918

The New York Herald, November 12, 1918

The New York Herald, November 12, 1918

The New York Herald, November 12, 1918

Ross Stofflet, Honorable Discharge

Ross Stofflet, Honorable Discharge

Ross Stofflet, Enlistment Record

Ross Stofflet, Enlistment Record

Ross Stofflet's record of service.

Ross Stofflet’s record of service.

A letter Ross wrote to his parents after being injured.

A letter Ross wrote to his parents after being injured.

A postcard Ross sent to his future wife, Rose.

A postcard Ross sent to his future wife, Rose.

A letter Ross's father, Harvey, wrote to Rose.

A letter Ross’s father, Harvey, wrote to Rose.

A letter sent to Harvey Stofflet from a friend in New York about Ross's homecoming.

A letter sent to Harvey Stofflet from a friend in New York about Ross’s homecoming.

A letter to Ross's parents from Fred Coryell, a friend in New York.

A letter to Ross’s parents from Fred Coryell, a friend in New York.

Continued pages of the letter from Fred Coryell.

Continued pages of the letter from Fred Coryell.

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