Private Harold Francis Suprenand was born 14 September 1897 in Wisconsin to David and Emma Suprenand.
He enlisted into the U.S. Army on 05 August 1917 and was wounded during Combat Operations in France in WWI. He was released from the service on 13 March 1919.
After recovering from his wounds, he worked for many years as a refrigerator salesman (Admiral or Frigidaire) covering all of Southern California. He loved his work, but the depression took its toll on sales and he lost his job. He was then employed by the United States Postal Service, eventually serving as the superintendent of the San Gabriel office until his retirement. He would later pass on 29 July 1988 in Los Angeles. He is buried in the Wood National Cemetery in Milwaukee, WI. His wife was Alice Elizabeth Suprenand and she died in 1997. At the time of their death, they lived in Los Angeles.
The medal was rescued by Mrs. Annie Greer from a storage locker.
The medal was returned to Harold’s Grandson, Mr. Kurt Wochholz at the St. John’s Episcopal Church in Corona, CA.