50th Artillery - Coast Artillery Corps - Regimental History Website
Wedding day September 3, 1918
Albany, New York
Private 1st Class, Headquarters Company, 50th Artillery, CAC
Military History 5 June 1918 through 24 February 1919
Samuel Robert Bierman enlisted in the US Army on the 5th of June 1918. Bierman was immediately assigned to the 132nd Coast Artillery Company, 1st Company CAC at Fort Totten at Long Island Sound, East New York.
On July 14th, 1918 Bierman was reassigned to the newly formed 50th Artillery, Coast Artillery Corps located at Fort Eustis, Virginia(near Newport News Virginia). Upon his transfer to the 50th CAC, Bierman was designated to Battery D.
On the 1st of October 1918 Bierman was transferred to HQ Company where he remained during the remainder of his service.
Bierman was honorably discharged on the 24th of February 1919, when the 50th Artillery was demobilized.
The "Tot" was the official newspaper for Camp Totten in 1918. The 50th Artillery was formed at Camp Eustic, Virginia, by a culmination of a number of smaller Coast Artillery Companies situated around the United States. SR Bierman saved this copy from his time with the 1st Company CAC, which was stationed at Camp Totten located on the North Shore of Long Island, New York
Portrait by A. Rosen July 1918
Image courtesy of NARA
Passenger List from the Troopship USS America, Oct 7, 1918