Here is some additional information related to COL Hunt:
Service Number: 0-762
Enroute to France in May 1918
In June 1918-Assigned to Judge Advocate, 2nd Corps AEF and Assistant to Chief of Operations (G-3), 2nd British Army (Ypres-Mt. Kemmel) and 4th British Army (Somme and Hindenburg Line) - Liaison to British Second Army Headquarters during Ypres and Mt. Kemmel Actions.
In November 1918 until April 1920-Sent to Third Army (German Occupation) in Luxembourg on staff of Army Commander and Commanding General, American Forces in Germany, OIC of Civil Affairs
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IrvinLeland Hunt of Califfornia
Appointed from California, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 15 June 1895 (24)
Second Lieutenant, 19th U. S. Infantry, 15 February 1899
First Lieutenant, 5th U. S. Infantry, 1 June 1900
Transferred to the 19th U. S. Infantry, 29 June 1901
Ivan Leland Hunt was born in California in 1899. He married Annie Butler shortly after graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1899 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant
He spent the next 3 years in Puerto Rico and the Philippines and was promoted to First Lieutenant.
In 1903, Hunt returned to West Point as an assistant professor of Law and History from 1903-1907. He wrote a pamphlet of instruction on the historical background of the Constitution and made several trips abroad on confidential missions for the government. He had a deep love of history and the philosophy of war and had
planned to continue this research after his retirement.
He transferred to the Judge Advocate General’s Department in 1916 to conduct a study of the military government’s intervention in Mexico. Before that, he was stationed in the Philippines; traveled to Japan, Korea, and China; and worked with the War Department in the Bureau of Insular Affairs.
He transferred to the Quartermaster Corps and then graduated from the Army War College.
He died unexpectedly in 1934 at the age of 56 at Walter Reed General Hospital and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
He also was OIC of Civil Affairs in the Occupation of Germany he also is listed in the following.https://arsof-history.org/icons/pdf/american_military_government_of_occupied_germany_1918-1920.pdf
Here is some information on where he is buried. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/32857804/irvin-leland-hunt
Army Distinguished Service Medal
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING World War I
Division: 3d Army, American Expeditionary Forces
War Department, General Orders No. 55 (1920)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Colonel (Infantry) Irvin Leland Hunt, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Colonel Hunt served with conspicuous success as the Officer in Charge of Civil Affairs in the occupied area with the 3d Army and with the American Forces in Germany. With excellent judgment and sound adherence to well-established policies in a field of intricate problems affecting the civil population, he perfected through his wide comprehension of conditions, an effective organization, which contributed materially to the efficiency of those forces.
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub. A search of our catalog has returned no specific series dealing solely with Foreign Awards to American Units for WW1, you may be able to find some reference to this in the unit histories for this time period. There series is listed below:
Records of Divisions, ca. 1918 - 1942
As not all of these records are digitized online, I might suggest reaching out to our College Park Textual Records division, where these records are held: mailto:Archives2reference@nara.gov
I hope this is helpful in your research!