Wesley Zimmerman Wounded

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Title

Wesley Zimmerman Wounded

Alternative Title

Sergt. Wesley Zimmerman Wounded

Subject

Veterans--Florida
World War, 1914-1918

Description

A newspaper article published in The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on October 22, 1918. The article reports that Wesley John Zimmerman (1893-1990) was wounded on the first day of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive on September 26, 1918. He was attached to the 138th Infantry Division, which suffered heavy casualties that day.

Born on August 20, 1893, in St. Louis, Missouri, Zimmerman joined the United States Army in 1917. Originally an infantry cook, he was later transferred to the front as a machine gunner with the 140th Infantry Division. After his service, Zimmerman returned to St. Louis and married Agnes Maines. He would stay in St. Louis for the remainder of his working life. He retired to Florida during the 1960s, where he spent the rest of his life. Zimmerman died on July 27, 1981, and was 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.

Source

Digital reproduction of original newspaper article: "Wesley Zimmerman Wounded." St. Louis Post Dispatch, October 22, 1918.

Date Created

1918-10-22

Format

image/jpg

Extent

709 KB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

St. Louis, Missouri

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and published by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and is provided here by RICHES for educational purposes only.

Curator

Connolly, Lehman
Cravero, Geoffrey

Source Repository

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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