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|Sgt. Isadore Drucker
Co. F, 28th Infantry, 1st Division
August 6, 1891- October 10, 1918
In the book, "The American Army in the European Conflict," two French officers, Col. De Chambrun and Capt. De Marenches, describe the kind of fighting in which Isadore Drucker participated when he made the supreme sacrifice. A regiment was surrounded by an enemy superior in number. The officers and men refused to surrender. The French officers relate, "After four days of resistance and privations during which their own airplanes succeeded in dropping a few loaves of bread, but during which a rain of bullets and shells came from enemy direction and caused heavy losses, this handful of brave troops succeeded in maintaining their position until their comrades forced a passage to their relief." Isadore Drucker was born in Carmi, Ill., August 6, 1891. When he was a child the family moved to Shawneetown, Ill., where he attended the public schools and the high school until his senior year. He engaged in business with his father, and remained there when the family moved to Evansville. In May, 1918, he entered the service and was sent to Camp Gordon where he was assigned to Co. F, 28th Infantry. In July he sailed for France from New York. He was engaged in action on the Meuse River. As his organization was advancing west of the Meuse, Sergeant Drucker received a wound from a machine gun bullet, and died October 10, 1918, in Base Hospital No.18. _____ Sons of Men: Evansville's War Record, Compiled by Heiman Blatt, Published by Abe P. Madison, 1920 p56.
October 25, 1998