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WWI hero


First Lieutenant L.C. Hanes of Ennis was cited three times for conspicuous gallantry while serving in France during the First World War, according to a report in the Daily Light on Sept. 5, 1919. One of the citations read: “1st Lt. Lawrence Hanes, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion, near Cantigny, France, on June 7, 1918, showed great courage while he was given command of a platoon and displayed exceptional coolness and absolute disregard of personal danger in going twice through our barrage to bring the fire of his guns to bear on enemy strong points in and around Crevancon, France, and while doing so was severely wounded.” Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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