Buena Vista County, IA
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Honor Roll of Buena Vista County

Returning Veterans




Coon Township

Born March 18, 1890.  Enl. July 25, 1918.  Pvt. Co. B, 4th Inf. Regt.  Trained at Camp Gordon; transferred on December 3, 1918, to 107th Ordnance Depot Co.  Promoted to Company Mechanic.  Mustered out March 31, 1919.



Storm Lake

Born November 11, 1892.  Enl. May 12, 1917.  First lieut.  Mach Gun Co., 26th Reg., 1st Div. Com. 2d lieut.  August 15, 1917; promoted to 1st lieut., October 26, 1918.  Trained at Fort Snelling; in Third British Army Inf. School at Aux-le-Chateau, British Gen. Headquarters; and at Small Arms and Mach. Gun School at Camiers.  Sailed from New Jersey, August 29, 1917; landed Liverpool.  Le Havre, France, September 16.  At Third British Army Inf. School, Auxi-le-Chateau, September 26 to October 30; assigned to 26th Infantry, November 10 detached service; at British Mach. Gun School from December 1 to December 25; taken sick in British Gen. Hosp, No. 20 at Camiers on December 26, 1917, to February 24, 1918; rejoined regiment at Bouconville, March 10, 1918; left Toul sector on April 2 for Picardy; in Montdidier sector from April 16 to July 6; at Soissons July 16 to July 26; at Pont-a-Mousson July 30 to August 20; at St. Mihlel September 6 to 18; in Verdun area September 21 to 30; in Argonne from September 31 to October 4, until severely wounded in start of second phase of battle of the Argonne near Hill 272, southeast of Fleville, on October 4; in base hosp. No. 44 at Pouques-Lormes from October 8 to November 24; discharged from hosp. on December 30, 1918; to Blois; to Angers, to Brest. Sailed for the United States from Brest on January 13, 1919.  Discharged at Camp Dix, January 25, 1919.




Born March 6, 1893.  Enl. March 6. 1918. Pvt. in Co. K, 59th Regt., 4th Div.  Trained at Camp Greene.  Sailed on U. S. S. Olympia, May 5, 1918; landed Southampton, May 13.  To Liverpool; to Dover; to Calais. France.  Trained with the British for six weeks at Samer; to Chateau Thierry from July 19 to August 7, in continual fighting; to Velie from August 7 to 12; fighting for five days on the Vesle river; after short training-period was sent to Toul sector for six days; on trench outpost duty after September 1; from September 7 to 17 at St. Mihiel continual fighting, was in capture of one town; to Argonne from September 26 to October 16, continual fighting; wounded by shrapnel in foot in Argonne, October 6, and sent to field hosp., but joined his Co. on October 10; was in reserve at Metz when armistice was signed.  Started for Germany; served at Bremen and Coblenz; left for Brest July 24.  Sailed from Brest on LT. S. S. Texan; landed at Norfolk, August 5, 1919.  Mustered out August 11, 1919.



Coon Township

Born October 10, 1895.  Enl. July 24. 1918.  Pvt. in Co. M, 316th Inf., 79th Div.  Trained Camp Gordon; to Camp Merritt, August 25.  Left September 1, in 27th Replm. Co.; landed at Liverpool September 14.  To Le Havre, France.  To St. Georges; left St. Georges on October 7, for the front at Verdun; remained at Verdun until wounded in head and right shoulder on November 10. Sailed on Christmas day for the United States.  Mustered out April 22, 1919.



Coon Township

Born October 19, 1889.  Enl. April 24, 1918.  Pvt. 1st cl., Medical Corps, 14th Infantry. Trained  at Camp Dodge until December 1; ordered to Camp Grant.  Mustered out at Camp Grant, May 13, 1919.



Coon Township

Born August 17, 1887.  Enl. February 25, 1918.  Pvt. Co. E, 132d Inf., 33d Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge until April 15; to Camp Logan until May 7.  Sailed from New York, May 15, on transport Mount Vernon; landed at Brest, May 24.  Moved to Abbeville, June 9; to Amiens sector, June 29 to August 23; to Trouville-en-Barrois in Toul sector, August 26; moved to Verdun sector, September 6; engaged in Meuse-Argonne offensive, September 26 to November 11; moved to Luxemburg December 1; stationed there until March 1, 1919; moved to Brest.  Sailed from Brest for the United States, May 9, on the transport Mount Vernon; landed at New York, May 17.  To Camp Mills; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge, May 26, 1919.



Storm Lake

Born July 9, 1895.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Sergt. in Headquarters Department, 4th Replm. Regt.  Trained at Camp Gordon.  Mustered out January 26, 1919.  (no photo)



Lee Township

Enl. June 2, 1918.  Apprentice Seaman on the U. S. S. Ryndam.  Trained at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station.  Crossed on transport duty five times.



Albert City

Born March 5, 1893. Enl. May 11, 1918. Seaman 2d cl. Trained at Camp Lewis, Great Lakes Naval Training Station, in 17th Regiment. Naval Station; trained at Camp Decatur until May 29; to Camp Dewey; June 3, to Camp Paul Jones; August 3, to Camp Perry, December 5, to Camp Lewis. Mustered out February 10, 1919.



Albert City

Born March 21, 1891. Enl. July 24, 1918. Pvt. Co. D, 316th Inf. 79th Div. Trained at Camp Gordon.  Sailed from New York, August 30, 1918, in U. S. S. Plattsburg; landed at Brest, September 12. Two weeks of intense training at St. George; arrived at Verdun, October 12, but was not sent into the line of fighting until October 29; was hit by fragments of a high explosive shell on November 3, taken to a field hospital, then to Evacuation Hospital No. 15, where he had first operation; to Base Hospital No. 53 for 18 days; to Base Hospital No. 10 at Kerhornou, near Brest. Sailed from Brest as stretcher case on U. S. S. Agamemnon, December 27; arrived at Debarkation Hospital No 5, New York City, January 5, 1919. Remained at Debarkation Hospital No. 5 about four weeks till recuperation was sufficient to allow him to walk on crutches; to the general hospital at Des Moines, and after six weeks in this hospital he was given a furlough and upon his return waited about a month for his discharge. Mustered out May 23, 1919.



Poland Township

Born June 22, 1896.  Enl. April 8, 1918.  Pvt. Batt. D, 77th Field Artillery, 4th Div.  Trained at Madison, Wisconsin, from April 8 to June 12, 1918; to Camp Jackson, from June 12 to July 17.  Left from Hoboken, July 23 on transport Tydens; landed in London. August 8, to September 1.  To Le Havre, France, September 4.  To Camp Hunt at Bordeaux; joined 4th Div., September 19; in Meuse-Argonne offensive from September 26 until November 11; to Pont-sur-Meuse for one week; moved into Army of Occupation at Kaisersesch, Germany, until May 25, 1919; to Neunahr until July 11; to Brest.  Sailed from Brest, July 17, 1919, on U. S. S. Tiger; landed at New York, July 29, To Camp Merritt; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge, August 5, 1919.




Born November 19, 1891.  Enl. April 8, 1918.  Pvt. 110th Aerial Squadron, Mach. Gun Dept.  Trained at Madison, Wisconsin, in Detachment School until June 8; to Dayton, Ohio, until September 25; trans, to Carlton Field until November 1; to Dorr Field until February 1, 1919; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge, February 10, 1919.  (no photo)



Fairfield Township

Born July 29, 1892.  Enl. May 27, 1918.  Pvt. Co. K, 352d Inf., 88th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge; to Camp Mills on August 9. Sailed August 16, on Ulysses; landed at Liverpool, August 28.  To Camp Winchester ; to Southampton.  To Le Havre, France.  To rest camp; to Les-Loumer, September 2; to Alles-St. Reinine, September 4; to Vegeloise; to Chevermont, Oct. 6; to Rowghont, Oct. 10; to Camp Norman, Oct. 13; to Hagenbach, Oct. 24; to trenches in Alsace-Lorraine sector, Oct. 31; to Toul sector, Nov. 4, to support the proposed drive of the newly-organized Second American Army; arrived at Belfort Area, Nov. 8, and remained there until November 11; to Lucy, Nov. 13; to Bonnet, Nov. 30 to May 11, 1919; ordered to Le Mans; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed May 21, 1919, on the U. S. S. Pocahontas; landed at Newport News, June 1.  To Camp Dodge.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge, June 14, 1919.



Storm Lake

Born April 3, 1893.  Enlisted October 8, 1917.  Pvt. Co. A, 350th Regt., 88th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge for two months; trans, to 87th Div. at Camp Pike.  Mustered out February 2, 1918, on account of physical disability.



Elk Township

Born January 30, 1896.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. K, 11th Inf., 5th Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon for four weeks; to Camp Merritt.  Sailed from Hoboken on Leviathan, August 30.   Landed at 3rest on September 7.  To Le Mans for five weeks; to Verdun sector until the armistice was signed; to Luxemburg with the Army of Occupation for seven months; to Brest.  Sailed for the United States, on July 11. 1919, on the U. S. S. Plattsburg; landed at Hoboken, July 20.  To Camp Mills; to Camp Dodge. Mustered out at Camp Dodge. July 28, 1919.




Born May 6, 1888.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. A, 5th Div. Trained at Camp Gordon, in Co. C. 4th Replm. Regt.; to Camp Merritt.  Left Hoboken on Vaterland, August 29, 1918; landed at Brest, September 6.  To Le Mans; to Nancy; to Nixeville, where he was transferred to Co. A, 5th Div,; entered line of fighting at Cunel on October 12; to Brest, July 8.  Sailed on Aquitania, July 12, 1919; landed at New York, July 20.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge, July 28, 1919.   (no photo)



Linn Grove

Born May 25, 1896.  Enl. August 20, 1918.  Pvt. 1st cl., Remount Dept., Field Artillery.  Trained at Camp McClellan.  Mustered out April 2, 1919.



Albert City

Born June 19, 1894.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. L, 163d Inf., 41st Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon; to Camp Merritt.  Embarked August 29; landed at Brest, France, September 20.  To St. Georges; January 26, 1919, to Brest.  Sailed from Brest, February 4; landed at Camp Dix, February 16.  To Camp Dodge.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge, March 4, 1919.



Linn Grove

Born July 6, 1892.  Enl. July 30, 1918.  Musician in Inf., Headquarters Co., 153d Depot Brigade.  Trained at Syracuse, New York, and at Camp Dix.  Passed examination for "gas hound."  Mustered out December 11, 1918.



Nokomis Township

Born May 16, 1890.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. 205th Co., 103d Military Police Battalion.  Trained at Camp Gordon four weeks; ordered to Camp Merritt.  Sailed from New York, Aug. 3 on U. S. S. Plattsburg; landed at Brest, September 13.  To St. Georges four weeks; to Auton one month; to Tours from November 10 to July 26, 1919; to Brest.  Sailed on Mercury, August 3; landed at Norfolk, August 13.  To Army Base Supply at Norfolk; to Camp Dodge, Mustered out Camp Dodge, August 20, 1919.




Born January 22, 1895.  Enl. Sept. 20, 1917.  Corp. Co. L, 9th Inf., 2d Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge for two months in Co. A. 350th Reg., 88th Div.; to Camp Pike for four months; to Camp, Merritt.  Sailed from Hoboken on transport Mount Vernon, April 19, 1918; landed at Brest, April 28, 1918.  Took sick on boat and went to Base Hosp. Sec. 5; one month after leaving hosp. joined Co. L, 9th Inf., 2d Div. near Chateau Thierry, was there twelve days and was wounded and sent to Field Hosp. No. 1 for three days and then was sent to Base Hosp. No. 20 for one month, then sent back through classification camp to Co. L. 9th Inf., 2d Div. near St. Mihiel sector for four days; to Champagne front 8 days; to Argonne until armistice was signed; on hike to Germany to Bendorff, for four months; to Ruschied for three months; left Ruschied, July 16, 1919, on train for Brest.  Sailed on Princess Matoka, July 23, 1919; landed Hoboken, August 1, 1919.  To Camp Merritt; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge, August 14, 1919.  (no photo)



Nokomis Township

Born April 11, 1893.  Enl. June 25, 1918.  Pvt. 274th Field Hosp., 19th Sanitary Train to Base Hosp. Detachment.  Trained at Camp Dodge for 10 months, promoted to horseshoer at Field Hosp. Dec. 19, 1918; transferred to 163d Depot Brigade from engineers, transferred to 274th Field Hosp., 19th Sanitary Train to Base Hosp.  Detachment. Mustered out at Camp Dodge, May 1, 1919.



Lincoln Township

Born August 24. 1891.  Enl. Sept. 4, 1917.  Sergt. in Co. A, 25th Mach. Gun Batt.  Trained at Camp Dodge from Sept. 5, 1917 to Apr. 15, 1918; to Camp Hancock, August 12, 1918; to Camp Sheridan; February 4, 1919; to Camp Dodge.  Promoted to Sergt. January 4, 1918.  Mustered out Camp Dodge, February 12, 1919. (no photo)



Storm Lake

Born January 2, 1893.  Enl. July 29. 1918.  Wagoner, Co. B, 211th Engineers, 11th Div.  Promoted from private to wagoner. Trained at Camp Forrest from July 21, 1918 to Oct. 31, 1918; to Camp Meade.  Mustered out Camp Dodge, February 6, 1919.



Fairfield Township

Born September 30, 1886.  Enl. February 25, 1918.  Pvt., Co. H, 327th Inf., 82d Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge, at Camp Gordon and Camp Upton.  Sailed from Boston on S. S. Grampian, May 1, 1918; landed Liverpool.  To Southampton; to Le Havre.  Trained at Franieu; to Toul; entered line of fighting about twenty miles from Toul, July 20, relieved, Aug. 5; to Pagney for two weeks; to Nancy sector, Aug. 17 to Sept. 19; to rest billets for a few days; to Chaumont, Sept. 30; joined 30th Div. in Argonne Forest at Commes, and was twenty-four days in fighting line; ordered to Champlitte and remained there from October 30, 1918 until March 1, 1919; to St. Medard.  Sailed from Bordeaux, May 7; landed at New York, May 18.  To Camp Upton; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out Camp Dodge, May 26, 1919.



Storm Lake

Born April 12, 1897.  Enl. December 14, 1917.  Corp. Co. A, 1st Batt., A. O. B. D. F.  Trained at Camp Dodge for two months and twenty-two days; transferred to Camp Merritt.  Promoted from private to corporal.  Sailed from Hoboken, March 13, 1918, on ship Henry R. Mallory; landed at Bordeaux, France, March 28.  To Ginicourt, one week; to Geivers, two weeks; to Is-sur-Tille, nine months; to Mayan, two months; to evacuation camp, one month; to St, Lager, six weeks; to Bordeaux.  Sailed on S. S. Black Crow, April 24, 1919; landed at Hoboken, May 6.  To Camp Dodge.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge, May 20, 1919.



Storm Lake

Born August 18, 1898.  Enl. September, 1918.  Pvt. in Student Army Training Corps, in Co. 9, Iowa State College, Ames Iowa,  Mustered out December 21, 1918.



Maple Valley Township

Born April 18, 1894.  Enl. August 20, 1918.  Pvt. in Salvage Co., Quartermaster Corps.  Trained at Camp McClellan.  Mustered out February 25, 1919.

1Eilers, Tom D.  Buena Vista's Part in the World War.  Storm Lake, 1920, pp. 35-42.

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