In military service during WWI in France, Galen Otto Hunt distinguished himself in battle and received special citations for courageous service at Belleau Woods, and at Chateau Thierry. He was awarded medals for service across the Marne River, in the St Michael Sector, and at Dead Man's Hill during the Battle of the Verdun Front. At the Verdun Front Galen Hunt that he was seriously wounded by a shell and by phosgene poison gas, which severely injured his lungs.
He was removed by ambulance and hospitalized at Mesves Hospital Center located near Neviers, France. Surgery was performed and a metal plate inserted in his injured leg, which he carried for the remainder of his life. Recovery was a slow but steady process for Galen. Upon returning to the states, he enrolled in school in spite of the difficulties of his phosgene gas damaged lungs, attending classes on crutches.
The rest of the story is here. You can read about Galen Hunt's law practice in Chicago here. The photo at left of this page is of Galen's father, William Chester Hunt,and sons Galen Otto Hunt and Ivo LeRoy Hunt. William Chester Hunt, (Photo-below) the father of Galen Hunt, was born September 6, 1868, in Chequest, Davis Co, Iowa.
He died on May 29, 1937 in Batavia, Iowa. and Margaret Elizabeth Burger, the daughter of Joseph Madison Burger and Selinda Jane Burger. Margaret Elizabeth Burger was born December 27, 1879, in Russell Co. Kansas. She died on January 17, 1905 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and is buried in New Sweden Cemetery, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. William Chester Hunt and Margaret (Maggie) Burger married on May 19, 1897 in Jefferson County, Iowa. Their 2 sons were:
Galen Otto Huntwas born on
May 22, 1898
at Chequest, Davis County, Iowa.
Ivo LeRoy Hunt
Born January 10, 1902
Davis County, Iowa.
Galen Hunt is buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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Alana Campbell is the daughter of Galen Otto Hunt. She is married to Tom Campbell and lives in Washington state. They are the parents of six children.
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