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Dale County 's Gold Star Soldiers

 

 

    In honor of the centennial anniversary of Alabama's involvement in World War One, we celebrate and remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The term Gold Star family is a modern reference that comes from the Service Flag. These flags/banners were first flown by families during World War I. The flag included a blue star for every immediate family member serving in the armed forces of the United States, during any period of war or hostilities in which the armed forces of the United States were engaged. If that loved one died, the blue star was replaced by a gold star. This allowed members of the community to know the price that the family had paid in the cause of freedom. Below is a listing of Gold Star soldiers from World War One who came from Dale County.

 

NAME RANK UNIT FROM BIRTH DEATH
SAMUEL E. ANDREWS 2ND LT CO. H, 145TH INFANTRY EWELL 11/5/1895 9/28/1918