Samuel Robert Bierman enlisted in the US Army on the 5th of June 1918. Bierman was immediately assigned to the 132nd Coast Artillery Company, 1st Company CAC at Fort Totten at Long Island Sound, East New York.
On July 14th, 1918 Bierman was reassigned to the newly formed 50th Artillery, Coast Artillery Corps located at Fort Eustis, Virginia(near Newport News Virginia). Upon his transfer to the 50th CAC, Bierman was designated to Battery D.
On the 1st of October 1918 Bierman was transferred to HQ Company where he remained during the remainder of his service.
Bierman was honorably discharged on the 24th of February 1919, when the 50th Artillery was demobilized.
Official Portrait of SR Bierman
The "Tot" was the official newspaper for Camp Totten in 1918. The 50th Artillery was formed at Camp Eustic, Virginia, by a culmination of a number of smaller Coast Artillery Companies situated around the United States. SR Bierman saved this copy from his time with the 1st Company CAC, which was stationed at Camp Totten located on the North Shore of Long Island, New York
Portrait by A. Rosen July 1918
Wedding day September 3, 1918
Albany, New York