Master Sergeant William Crismon R-131971
November 21, 1912 – November 30, 1943
b. August 15, 1894 - d. October 1, 1980
In 1979 the Commanding Officer of Fort Riley, Kansas hosted the William and Bessie Family Reunion. This reunion also celebrated the fiftieth wedding anniversary of William and Bessie. The first photo below was presented to Bessie showing Sergeant William Crismon (No.9) attending the NCO Course at the Cavalry School in 1932. The yearlong course included intensive study and work in hippology, horseshoeing, horsemanship, and cavalry weapons and tactics. The photo says a lot about Pop Crismon - always cheerful and alert.
The photo below is of William and Bessie seated in front of the US Cavalry Museum with Pop examining a McLellan saddle. (Momma probably thinking, "Oh no, not again!") Click on items in the following table to view copies of Sergeant Crismon's enlistment records.
Click HERE to see a McLellan saddle
Each document below contains a brief story
|Discharge Certificate - May 8, 1922||Honorable Discharge – Mar 1, 1934|
|Transcript from Record of Service||Enlistment Record – Mar 2, 1934|
|Honorable Discharge - Feb 5, 1925||Honorable Discharge – Mar 1, 1937|
|Enlistment Record – Feb 5, 1925||Enlistment Record – Mar 1, 1937|
|Honorable Discharge – Feb 23, 1928||Honorable Discharge – Mar 1, 1940|
|Enlistment Record – Feb 23, 1928||Enlisted Record – Mar 1, 1940|
|Honorable Discharge – Mar 1, 1931||Honorable Discharge – Nov 30, 1943|
|Enlistment Record – Mar 2, 1931||Commendation Letter – Oct 25, 1943|