Abstract of Military Service for Max Blum

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Abstract of Military Service for Max Blum

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Abstract of World War I Military Service


World War, 1914-1918



The abstract of World War I military service for Private Max Blum. The document includes Blum’s surname, Christian name, Army serial number, whether White or Colored, home address, place of enlistment, place of birth, date of birth, organizations served in, with dates of assignments and transfers, grades, with date of appointment, engagement, wounds or injuries received in action, dates served overseas, date of discharge, and remarks.

Max Blum was born in 1895 in New York City. He grew up in a Jewish family to parents who had immigrated to the United States from Germany. Blum served in the United States Army during World War I. His military service began in July of 1918, and he served in the Quartermaster Corps until April of 1919. After his military service, he had a career as a window trimmer in New York. Later in life, he moved to Leesburg, Florida, where he was active in Veterans organizations. Blum passed away in 1989, and is buried at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


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Digital reproduction of original typewritten abstract of military service, April 25, 1919.


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External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.
Tuchman, Barbara W., and Robert K. Massie. The Guns of August: The Outbreak of World War I. 2014.


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Adjutant General's Office. “Abstract of Military Service for Max Blum.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed December 2, 2022, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/10115.



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