347th Infantry was organized 27 August 1917 at Camp Pike, Arkansas as an element of the 87th Division. Overseas August 1918 but arrived too late to see combat. Returned to the U. S. in January 1919. 87th Division demobilized 14 February 1919 at Camp Dix, New Jersey relieving components from assignment (reconstituted and reactivated in the Organized Reserves in 1921). Regiment later disbanded.
Regiment reconstituted, allotted to Organized Reserves and assigned to 87th Division 24 June 1921 and organized at New Orleans, Louisiana in December 1921. Division redesignated 87th Infantry Division 11 July 1941. Inducted into active Federal service 15 December 1942 at Camp McCain, Mississippi. Overseas November 1944. Three campaign credits: Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace and Central Europe. Major General Frank L. Culin, Jr. commanded the division in Europe. Division returned to the U. S. in September 1945 and was inactivated 21 September 1945 at Fort Benning, Georgia. Activated in the Organized Reserves 6 November 1946 at Birmingham, Alabama. Division has undergone numerous reorganizations from 1946 to present but that's another story.
1st Battalion, 347th Infantry awarded Presidential Unit Citation for the crossing of the Rhine River (this doesn't involve your subject inasmuch as Company F was an element of 2d Battalion; just thought I'd throw it in). You may find more in "347th Infantry", Volume Five of "An Historical and Pictorial Record of the 87th Infantry Division in World War II, 1942-1945" (Army & Navy Press, Baton Rouge, 1946) (if you can locate a set).
The 87th Infantry Division Association recently moved its website