CSM Mellinger was presented the award last week at the 2015 Doughboy Dinner and Award Presentation at the National Infantry Museum in Columbus, Georgia.
company, announced today that retired Command Sergeant Major Jeffrey Mellinger, Bell Helicopter s aircraft design liaison, received the2015 Doughboy Award.
Therefore, on some nights, the marching doughboys had to eat, rest, and sleep alongside the road wherever they had stopped.
In other cases, the doughboys themselves added to the confusion.
The doughboys used the tractor as transportation for part of the march until one of their officers caught on and made them abandon it for fear of being mistaken for a German unit.
doughboys, hiking through the towns behind their regimental bands to the beat of "Suwannee River" and "Dixie," created a positive impression on the Germans.
The Army Medical Department determined that approximately 90 percent of the Third Army doughboys had some degree of lice infestation.
When the spring of 1919 finally arrived, the Third Army logisticians had completed their work and the doughboys were as well-dressed and well-fed as they had ever been.
As a result, the doughboys suffered a lower percentage of debilitating foot injuries than U.
Early versions of the heavyweight woolen overcoats issued to the doughboys proved to be too long to wear in the muddy trenches of Europe, so the length of the coats were shortened to the knee and the recovered material was used to make the overseas hats.
Logisticians' part in the march to the Rhine and their ability to feed, clothe, and support a quarter of a million combat-weary doughboys on the move in the dead of winter was truly a noteworthy accomplishment.