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STRAUB, ELMER FRANK: 1894-

Elmer Frank Straub was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Dec. 5, 1894, the son of Frank and Emma Hofmann Straub. He earned the A.B. degree from the University of Glasgow and served in World War I. In 1921 he married Freda Griffin and they had two sons, Jack Franklin and Peter Griffin.

Straub worked for Weidely Motors Company ( Indianapolis ) and was field manager of the memorial campaign conducted by Indiana University. He was field secretary for Indiana University and held the position of manager of business development for the Universal Credit Company, Inc. In 1933 he was appointed adjutant general of Indiana and was reappointed in 1937. Straub began serving in World War II early in 1941 but was recalled by the governor late in that year to resume his duties as adjutant general. He was assigned page: [592][View Page [592]] to supreme headquarters in Europe in 1942 and received a Bronze Star and Legion of Merit.

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  • A Sergeant's Diary in the World War; the Diary of an Enlisted Member of the 150th Field Artillery (Forty-Second Rainbow Division) October 27, 1917, to August 7, 1919. Indianapolis, 1923.Search "A Sergeant's Diary in the World War; the Diary of an
                                        Enlisted Member of the 150th Field Artillery (Forty-Second Rainbow Division)
                                        October 27, 1917, to August 7, 1919" by STRAUB, ELMER FRANK: 1894- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
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