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Honor Roll of Buena Vista County

Returning Veterans





Storm Lake


Born January 22, 1891.  Enl. July 23, 1918.  Pvt. in Engineers' Div. of Officers' Training School at Camp Pike and at Camp Humphreys.  Scheduled for commission two weeks after time of being mustered out.  Mustered out November 28, 1918.




Storm Lake


Born April 27, 1898.  Enl. October 1, 1918. Pvt. in Naval Unit, Student Army Training Corps, Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa. Mustered out December 24, 1918.





Born December 27, 1889.  Enl. August 5, 1917.  Sergt. major at General Headquarters, Cliaumont, France. Trained with South Dakota National Guard at Camp Carlton, Parker South Dakota; transferred to Camp Greene and assigned to the 147th Field Art., June 27, 1917; to Camp Mills, October 2, 1917; to Camp Merritt, December 7.  Sailed for overseas on Olympic, January 11, 1918; landed at Liverpool, January 18.  To Southampton; to Le Havre, France.  Reported for duty at General Head-quarters of Adjutant General at Chaumont, on February 20, where he was promoted to sergt. major, there he was connected with the printing department of the Adjutant General of the American Expeditionary Forces at Chaumont, Haute-Marne, and was engaged in the printing of several orders, special orders, codes, pamphlets, bulletins, stationery, blanks and other printed material needed by the American Expeditionary Forces.  Left Chaumont for Brest July 2, 1919.  Sailed from Brest for the United States on the Kaiserin Augusta Victoria, July 10, 1919; landed Hoboken, July 18, 1919.  To Camp Mills; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out, July 24, 1919.





Born September 20, 1892.  Enl. July 15, 1917.  Pvt. Co. B, 29th Engineers.  Trained at Camp Greene, Battery F, 147th Field Art., 41st Div.; to Camp Mills.  Sailed for overseas, January 11, 1918; landed at Liverpool, January 19.  To Le Havre, France, January 22.  Trained at Army Engineering School at Langres, there transferred to Co, B, 29th Engineers; reached the front with Sound-Ranging Sec. No. 2 on April 3, at the time when the 26th was relieving the 1st Div. on the sector northwest of Toul; was located at Grondru and then at Brossay; in the battle of Seicheprey; joined the French at Petite-Marclie; to Chateau-Thierry sector in June and was with the Second and Twenty-sixth Division; next moved to a point for the next drive; shell-shocked and was sent to a hospital for a month and half of treatment; rejoined sound-ranging section late in September and was located at Villers-sous-Preny until after the armistice was signed, the battalion was then mobilized at Toul — the first time it had been together — and was transferred by special order to the 74th Engineers and sent to the base port for transportation home.  Sailed from St. Nazaire for the United States, February 26, 1919; landed at Newport News, March 11, 1919.  Mustered out, March 21, 1919.



Providence Township

Born November 5, 1894.  Enl. September 19, 1917.  Corp. Headquarters Co, 58th Inf., 4th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge, Camp Pike, and Camp Greene; to Camp Mills.  Sailed from New York May 10, 1918; on S. S. Shermistles; landed at London, June 5, 1918.  To Folkstone, for four days.  To Calais, Prance.  To Liezey; to Chateau-Thierry, July 17, and was in line until wounded August 7, by a high explosive shell; to Base Hos. No. 17; to Base Hos. No. 24; to St. Aignan; back to outfit; attacked on September 26, in Meuse-Argonne fighting line until October 9; to Metz sector when armistice was signed; started for the Rhine, November 19; to Diedenhoff-Moselle; to Bondsdorff-on-the-Rhine, April 6; to Coblenz, May 22; to Brest, July 24.  Sailed from Brest for the United States, July 24; landed at New York August 1.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge, August 8, 1919.



Hayes Township


Born November 2, 1892.  Enlisted, July 25, 1918.  Private in Company A in infantry regiment.  Trained at Camp Gordon.  Mustered out January 13, 1919.




Storm Lake


Born July 5, 1897.  Enlisted September 5, 1918.  Private in Co. B, 88th Inf.  Trained at Camp Dodge.  Mustered out, January 27, 1919.  (no photo)




Sioux Rapids

Born July 14, 1899.  Enlisted April 12, 1917.  Yeoman 1st cl. on U. S. S. Montana.  Trained at Great Lakes Naval  Training Station for seven days; remainder of training on board ship.  Promoted to yeoman 1st cl. in July, 1918.  Montana was in continuous service from April 22, 1917, until December 10, 1918; made eleven trips with convoy to war zone and return.  Mustered out, December 10, 1918.




Storm Lake


Born March 2, 1896.  Enlisted, July 14, 1917.  Private 1st-cl., 109th Ammunition Train, 34th Div.  Trained at Fair Grounds, Des Moines, Iowa, for two months; transferred to Camp Cody, September 1, 1917, and remained there until August 10, 1918; transferred to Dimmel Motor Works, Chicago, drove trucks through to Raritan Arsenal at New Brunswick, New Jersey; to Camp Dix; to New York.  Sailed from Hoboken, October 17, on Olympic; landed at Southampton, October 23.  To Cherbourg.  To Camp St. Sulpice for two months; to Bordeaux; to Gononcourt.  Sailed for the United States, June 10, 1919; landed at Philadelphia, June 22.  To Camp Dix; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge, June 28, 1919.



Storm Lake


Born December 15, 1893.  Enlisted June 25, 1918.  Private in Co. C, 350th Inf.  Trained at Camp Dodge.  Given medical discharge at Camp Dodge, October 7, 1918.



Coon Township


Born March 28, 1896.  Enlisted August 20, 1918.  Corporal in Co. F, 6th Replm. Reg.  Trained at Camp Gordon until June 22, 1918; ordered to Camp Dodge to be mustered out.  Mustered out January 28, 1919.






Born November 23, 1896. Enlisted April 1, 1917. Private, Pack Train No. 303. Trained at Fort Bliss Remount Station. Mustered out June 1, 1919.




Storm Lake


Born February 6, 1897.  Enlisted September 7, 1918.  Private in Co. B, 88th Reg. 19th Div. Trained at Camp Dodge.  Mustered out February 25, 1919.




Storm Lake


Born February 1, 1892.  Enlisted July 22, 1918.  Pvt. Co. L. 148th Inf., 37th Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon; to Camp Merritt. Sailed from Hoboken on S. S. North Amberland; landed Liverpool, October 31.  To Camp Codford; to Southampton.  To LeHavre, November 6.  To Le Mans; to Brest, March 1, 1919.  Sailed from Brest for the United States, on S. S. Santa Olivia, March 16, 1919; landed at New York March 30.  To Camp Mills for ten days; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge, April 14, 1919.  (no photo)




Storm Lake


Born May 22, 1898.  Enlisted March 26, 1918.  Pvt. in Machine Gun Co., 48th C.A.C., 41st Div.  Trained at Fort Flagler and was sent to Camp Eustis.  Sailed from Newport News, October 7, 1918; landed at Brest, October 20; to St. Angiers; to La Charite; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed from St. Nazaire for the United States, February 28, 1919; landed at Newport News, March 13.  To Camp Stewart; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge, March 26, 1919.




Storm Lake


Born October 21, 1895.  Enlisted December 5, 1917.  Chief Quartermaster on U. S. S. Lake Frances.  Promoted from Seaman 2d-cl. to Quarter Master 2d-cl., to Quarter Master Ist-cl., to Chief Quarter Master.  Trained at Municipal Pier, Chicago.  Fourteen months continuous sea service overseas in France, England, Ireland, Wales, Belgium and Holland.  Sailed for the U. S. from Cardiff, Wales, August 28, 1919; landed New York, September 15.  Mustered out September 29, 1919.




Storm Lake


Born May 8, 1888.  Enlisted February 20, 1918.  Sergeant in Heavy Art., 54th C. A. C. Trained at Boston, Massachusetts.  Sailed for France August 15. 1918, on U. S. S. Mongolia; landed at St. Nazaire; to Angais; to Paris; to western front on November 5; to Pymide until February 15; to Brest.  Sailed for the United States from Brest on English ship Vedic, February 22, 1919; landed at Boston, March 8, 1919.  To Camp Devens; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge, March 28, 1919.  (no photo)




Storm Lake


Born February 16, 1892.  Enl. April 6, 1917.  Second Lieut. Co. D, 126th Mach. Gun Batt., 34th Div.  Trained at Ida Grove, Iowa, for two months; transferred to Camp Cody for ten months; to Camp Hancock; from July 15 to December 13, 1918.  Promoted to Corp., to sergt., to 2d lieut.  Mustered out December 13, 1918.




Fairfield Township


Born January 15, 1891.  Enl. February 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. E, 351st Inf., 88th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge until August 7, 1918; to Camp Mills, August 15.  Sailed from Hoboken, August 28, on the Scotia: landed at Liverpool, September 2.  To Southampton.  Landed in France September 3; to Cherbourg, September 4; to Champey, September 18; was sick with Spanish influenza for three weeks; at Fulaine, October 17 to October 20; to Alsace sector, October 30; on November 10 started for Metz, stopped at Francheville on November 29; to Houdancourt on December 16; to Base Hosp. No. 81 on account of rheumatism; December 30, back to Houdancourt; assigned back to company, January 7, 1919; back to American Base Hosp. No. 42 on account of mumps; assigned to Casual Co. 1450 at St. Aignan, January 24; to Brest, February 15.  Embarked at Brest on the U. S. S. Huntington March 11; landed at Hoboken March 24. To Camp Merritt; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge. April 2, 1919.






Born September 14, 1886.  Enl. July 11, 1917.  Cook 2d-cl. on U. S. S Sierra.  Trained at Great Lakes Naval Training Station; served from November 15, 1917, to February 10, 1918, in the Panama Canal Zone; then transferred to the receiving ship New York on March 3, 1919.  Promoted from fireman 3d-cl. to ship cook 4th-cl., to cook 2d-cl.  Sailed from New York, March 20, 1918; landed at Bordeaux, April 6, 1918.  Sailed from Bordeaux for the United States, April 6, 1919; arrived at New York, April 17, 1919.  Mustered out September 14, 1919.




Storm Lake


Born June 19, 1898.  Enl. October 1, 1918.  Pvt. Student Army Training Corps, Co. 2, Sec. A, Iowa State College.  Trained at Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa.  Mustered out December 13, 1918.






Born August 6, 1891.  Enl. July 25, 1918. Pvt. Co. C, 306th Inf., 77th Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon. S ailed from New York on U. S. S. Plattsburg August 29, 1918; landed at Brest, September 12. 1918.  To St. Georges; to St. Aignan; to Centres; transferred to 77th Div. November 13; at Colomby; ordered to Brest.  Sailed from Brest, on transport Mount Vernon.  April 17, 1919; landed at New York, April 25, 1919.  Mustered out May 18, 1919.


1Eilers, Tom D.  Buena Vista's Part in the World War.  Storm Lake, 1920, pp. 42-47.

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