Rice, Walter Leonard

Title

Rice, Walter Leonard

Last Name

Rice

First and Middle Name

Walter Leonard

Hometown

Appomattox, Virginia

VPI Graduating Class

1923, attended VPI after serving in World War I

Undergraduate Major

Agronomy

Graduated

Yes

Service Branch

Army

Unit

5th Machine Gun Battalion, 2nd Division

Rank

Lieutenant

Military Events

According to the 1923 VPI Bugle yearbook Rice was severely wounded in the left ankle while leading his platoon in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. He was sent back to the United States as a casualty.

Battles or Engagements

Served in the Mexican border. In September 1917 he was sent to France and served in the Toul-Troyon, Aisne, Aisne-Marne (Belleau Wood and Cheateau-Thierry), and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive

Files

Walter Leonard Rice portrait from the 1923 VPI Bugle.jpg
Walter Leonard Rice picture from the 1923 VPI Bugle.jpg
Walter Leonard Rice from the 1923 VPI Bugle.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Rice, Walter Leonard,” VPI in World War I, accessed April 19, 2019, http://vpiworldwarone.lib.vt.edu/items/show/1126.

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