Ludovicus Maria Matheus Van Iersel: An Immigrant Hero of World War I and World War II

Article written for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services History Office and Library as part of their commemoration of the World War I Centennial. It explores the life and military service of Ludovicus Maria Matheus Van Iersel, an immigrant to the United States who served in both World War I and World War II. Van Iersel received the Medal of Honor for his actions in World War I and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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