Named WW1 Purple Heart – Kellogg

Captivating Named WW1 Purple Heart (George William Kellogg). Bailey Banks & Biddle contract. Numbered “474”. Officially hand engraved with name “George W. Kellogg“. Additional engraved details present on this Purple Heart are not official and were likely added by Kellogg after his receipt of the medal. As pictured, ribbon is absent from the medal. Wear and patina to the planchette appears to evidence that this medal was carried around by Kellogg (likely in a pocket) as a token after his discharge. Includes case.

According to our research, Private First Class George W. Kellogg, a native of Camden, New Jersey, served with Company E, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division during WW1. Enlisting on July 22, 1917 and serving through July of 1920, Kellogg was a veteran of numerous American campaigns during the First World War, including: Aisne, Champagne-Marne, Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel, and Meuse-Argonne. Kellogg would be wounded in the right leg at the Second Battle of the Marne in 1918, an injury which would plague him through the rest of his WW1 service and one which would ultimately lead to an amputation upon his return to the United States in 1921.