1 / 20 Sgt. William Shemin portrait, 1917. VIEW ORIGINAL 2 / 20 Photo of Sgt. William Shemin (far left) and three Soldiers in front of pup tent. VIEW ORIGINAL 3 / 20 Photo of Sgt. William Shemin at Camp Greene, North Carolina, 1917. VIEW ORIGINAL 4 / 20 Soldiers near bridge, France, 1918. VIEW ORIGINAL 5 / 20 Photo of William Shemin (first row, right) and the first graduating class of New York State Ranger School, 1914. VIEW ORIGINAL 6 / 20 Photo of William Shemin (front row, right) at the Army-Navy Legion of Valor Convention, 1940s VIEW ORIGINAL 7 / 20 Photo of Sergeant at Arms William Shemin (right), receiving a plaque at the JWV Post 226 dinner. VIEW ORIGINAL 8 / 20 Photo of William Shemin (far right) at the Army-Navy Legion of Valor Convention, 1940s. VIEW ORIGINAL 9 / 20 Photo of William Shemin standing at the 4th Infantry Division monument in France: Septsarges, Bois de Fays, Bois de Foret. VIEW ORIGINAL 10 / 20 Photo of William Shemin at New York State Ranger School, 1914. VIEW ORIGINAL 11 / 20 Photo of Sgt. William Shemin (front row, left) sitting on steps. VIEW ORIGINAL 12 / 20 Photo of Sgt. William Shemin (right) and another Soldier. VIEW ORIGINAL 13 / 20 Sgt. William Shemin portrait in campaign hat. VIEW ORIGINAL 14 / 20 Portrait of Sgt. William Shemin (seated) with another Soldier posed. VIEW ORIGINAL 15 / 20 Soldiers resting in grass by pup tent (Sgt. William Shemin shown kneeling second from the left). VIEW ORIGINAL 16 / 20 Portrait of Sgt. William Shemin in uniform overcoat. VIEW ORIGINAL 17 / 20 Photo of William Shemin on the Syracuse Varsity football team, left guard. VIEW ORIGINAL 18 / 20 Photo of William Shemin (left) with baseball teammates. VIEW ORIGINAL 19 / 20 Photo of William Shemin (second row, second from the right) with 47th Infantry Co. G baseball team. VIEW ORIGINAL 20 / 20 Photo of William and Bertha Shemin on their wedding anniversary, 1950s. VIEW ORIGINAL
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At an upcoming ceremony, the Medal of Honor will be awarded to Sgt. William Shemin, for conspicuous gallantry his actions during World War I.
Shemin will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions while serving as a member of Company G, 2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, American Expeditionary Forces. He distinguished himself during combat operations in the vicinity of the Vesle River, Bazoches, France, on August 7-9, 1918.
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