Buena Vista County, IA
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Honor Roll of Buena Vista County

Returning Veterans





Lee Township


Born December 11, 1889.  Enl. June 15, 1918. Pvt. Co. E, 8th Div. of Motor Transport Corps.  Trained at Iowa State College from June to August 13; at Valparaiso from August 15 to October 1; at Fort Sheridan until October 20; to Camp Mills.  Sailed from the United States on November 4, but returned on November 9, when three days out.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge, February 12, 1919.




Maple Valley Township


Born March 26, 1888.  Enl. February 25, 1918.  Corp. Co. E. 351st Inf., 88th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge.  Sailed on the Scotian from Hoboken, August 16; landed at Liverpool, August 28.  To Brockwood; to Camp Stony Castle; landed at Cherbourg. France, September 3.  To rest camp; to Paullenay on the morning of the 7th, billeted in an old castle which was built in 1554, after drilling there left on September 14 for Champau for further drill; went into lines October 19 in a quiet sector near the Swiss border in Alsace-Lorraine; to Belfort, billet in Chaux, just out of Belfort; on the evening of November 10, started for Argonne-Meuse front — not in action — arrived at Francheville, near Toul, and remained there until November 28; hiked to Houdelaincourt for maneuvers and drills; to Lefaulz for convoy work into Germany; May 4, back to Houdelaincourt; to Gondrecourt; to Avoys; to St. Nazaire, May 18. Sailed from St. Nazaire on U. S. S. Mercury, May 20; landed at Newport News, May 31.  To Camp Hill; to Camp Dodge — paraded in Des Moines.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge, June 7, 1919.




Storm Lake


Born January 28, 1896.  Enl. June 4, 1917.  Pvt. Co. C. 315th Engineers. 90th Div.  Formerly Cook, Co. M, 168th Inf., 42d Div. Trained at Cherokee, Iowa; to State Fair Grounds, Des Moines, Iowa; to Camp Mills.  Sailed for France on President Grant, October 18, 1917; returned to New York October 28; entered St. Mary's Hosp. at Englewood, New Jersey, with pneumonia on November 8; left hospital December 20; to Camp Merritt; sailed for France January 3, 1918, on U. S. S. Mercury; landed at St. Nazaire, France, January 15.  To St. Aignan; to Berncastle, Germany; to Coblenz; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed from St. Nazaire on the S. S. Alaskan; landed at New York, June 15, 1919.  To Camp Mills; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out June 26, 1919.




Grant Township


Born December 6, 1894.  Enl. December 11, 1917.  Yeoman 1st-cl., on U. S. S. Philippines.  Promoted to seaman 2d-cl., to yeoman 1st-cl. Trained at G. L. N. T. S. from December 15, 1917, to September, 1918.  Went on U. S. S. Bali September 9, 1918. Left the United States from New York, September 16, 1918; landed at Bordeaux.  Returned on Bali and landed in New York, November 11, 1918.  Started second trip for Bordeaux, out two days and returned.  Relieved from Bali and sent to receiving ship in New York from November 28, 1918, to May 9, 1919. Transferred to U. S. S. Philippines transport until May 19, 1919.  Discharged from U. S. S. Philippines, May 19, 1919.




Storm Lake


Born July 18, 1895.  Enl. May 13, 1917.  Pvt. (sharpshooter) Co. A, 88th Engineers (Mtd.).  Trained at Fort Logan May 15 to May 28; ordered to Fort Bliss until August 25; reported for duty on Mexican Border and participated in engagement against Villistas near Juarez, Chihuahua, June 15-17, 1919.  Made sharpshooter, May 20, 1919.  Headquarters Co., 8th Engineers.  Mustered out August 25, 1919.




Providence Township


Born October 20, 1892.  Enl. July 24, 1918. Bugler, Co. C, 4th Replm. Regt.  Trained at Camp Gordon.  Mustered out January 9, 1919.




Sioux Rapids


Born May 16, 1896.  Enl. May 28, 1918.  Pvt. Co. L, 352d Inf., 88th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge from May 28, until August 9, 1918.  Sailed from New York, August 16, on S. S. Ulysses; landed at Liverpool, August 28, 1918.  Crossed English Channel to Le Havre.  Moved to Lavazan; to Belfort, September 15; hiked to Vezelois until October 1; moved to Rougemont for one week; then to Camp Norman; to Lorraine front, October 15; held as reserve in lines until November 1; returned to Belfort until Noveinber 12; to Lucy, until November 20; sent to hosp. at Toul on account of foot until November 30; moved to hosp. at Orleans; at casual camp until December 30, 1918; to St. Aignan; to Brest.  Sailed from Brest on transport Mount Vernon, March 3, 1919; landed at New York, March 11, 1919.  To Camp Merritt; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out March 21, 1919.  (no photo)




Sioux Rapids


Born January 17, 1894.  Enlisted April 14, 1917.  Quarter Master Ist-cl. (General).  Promoted from apprentice seaman to Quarter Master Ist-cl. (General).  Trained at Great Lakes Naval Training Station from April 18-24, 1917; at Naval Station, Algiers, Louisiana, from April 24, 1917, to June 9, 1917.  Assigned to duty on the U. S. S. Kealsarge with the Atlantic fleet; on duty with Signal Corps until March 1, 1918; transferred to General Quarter Master and remained on duty with same ship until June 3, 1919. Mustered out at Great Lakes Naval Training Station, June 3, 1919.  




Scott Township


Born July 4, 1888.  Enlisted September 4. 1918.  Private, unassigned.  Medical Corps.  Trained at Fort Riley from September 5, 1918, until February 1, 1919.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge, February 4, 1919.




Scott Township


Born June 12, 1892.  Enlisted April 26, 1918.  Corporal, Company E, 338th Machine Gunners, 88th Division.  Trained at Camp Dodge; to Camp Upton.  Sailed from Hoboken on Kashmar, August 16; landed at Liverpool, August 28.  To Southampton; to Cherbourg.  To Marrigney for two weeks; to Lucy; to Toul sector when armistice was signed; to Metz; to Coureprits for five months; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed for the United States on May 22, 1919; landed at Newport News, June 4.  The king of the Netherlands was on the ship on which he sailed for the United States.  To Camp Hill; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out June 15, 1919.




Scott Township


Born February 15, 1884.  Enlisted August 8, 1918.  Private, Battery D, 2d Reg., Field Art.  Trained at Camp Taylor and Fort Logan (three weeks).  Mustered out at Camp Taylor, December 11, 1918.




Scott Township


Born August 12, 1888.  Enlisted May 22, 1918.  Private Ist-cl., at Gen. Headquarters, Chaumont, France.  Promoted from private to private Ist-cl.  Sailed from Hoboken, August 20, on Leviathan; landed at Liverpool, August 31, To Southampton; to Cherbourg.  To Paris; to Gen. Headquarters at Chaumont.  Sailed from Brest August 20, on Vaterland; landed at Hoboken, September 1, 1919.  To Camp Dix.  Mustered out September 15, 1919.




Storm Lake


Born July 5, 1891.  Enlisted April 10, 1917.  Cook, Battery B, 103d Field Artillery, 26th Div.  Trained at Camp Green during erection of that camp; ordered to Camp Mills with the 147th Field Artillery, 41st Div.; to Newport News Remount Station.  Sailed with four companies of casuals on March 5, 1918, on the Northwestern, a small passenger boat taken off the west coast service; after rough trip reached Brest, March 14, without convoy; after laying in harbor four days disembarked and proceeded to Lacourtine.  In April left for Lorraine-Toul sector with the 103d Field Artillery, 26th Div.; at Chateau-Thierry July 8 to August 4; rested on banks of the Vesle river; to Chalbons until August 20; arrived at St. Mihiel September 6, taking up gun position September 10 to September 18; after advancing across No Man's Land held position at St. Reny until October 3, fighting in battles of Meuse-Argonne and Verdun; after armistice was signed went on long hike back to Neufchatel; arrived at Le Mans January 23, 1919; transferred to Military Police Corps, serving in Paris until July 9, 1919; guarding prisoners at Tours until September 20; spent four days in Paris; worked at Headquarters of Commandant of American Forces in France until November 11, 1919; assigned to convoying supplies to different parts of France.  Still in Paris when this record was compiled.




Maple Valley Township


Enl. September 3, 1918.  Pvt. Base Hosp. 1.  Trained:  Camp Dodge; Camp Beauregard; Camp Upton; Camp Merritt; Camp Lee. Mustered out December 31, 1918.  (no photo)






Born September 26, 1899.  Enl. October 11, 1918.  Pvt. in Student Army Training Corps.  Trained at Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, Iowa. Mustered out December 13, 1918.




Maple Valley Township


Born June 13, 1895.  Enl. June 13. 1918.  Pvt. Bat. E, 338th Art., 88th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge.  Went to Desnth, France. After the armistice was signed was transferred to Military Police.  Was at Lorraine sector.  Returned to the United States about February 8, on the U. S. S. Pocahontas.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge, February 27, 1919.  (no photo)




Sioux Rapids


Born August 22, 1895.  Enl. December 8, 1917.  Pvt. Co. 8, 41st Aerial Squadron.  Trained at Kelly Field and Camp Mills.  Sailed from New York, May 3, 1918; landed at Liverpool, May 16.  To Winchester; to Salisbury; to Liverpool; to Calais.  To Liverpool. Sailed from Liverpool November 28; landed at New York, December 11, 1918.  Mustered out December 27, 1918.




Storm Lake


Born January 14, 1898.  Enl. April 8, 1917.  Sergt. Co. B, 166th Regt., 42d Div.  Trained at Cherokee; to Camp Cody, left Co. K. 133d Inf. at Camp Cody in June as Replm. Co. No. 3.  Sailed from New York, June 28; landed at St. Nazaire, July 10.  Transferred to 162d Inf., 41st Div., then to 42d Div. at Champagne sector, July 14; to Chateau Thierry; to St. Mihiel; to Verdun; to Meuse-Argonne; to Sedan; to Coblenz, Germany; to Base Hosp. No. 36 for six weeks; to Toul for three weeks; to Podensac; to Bordeaux. Sailed from Bordeaux on Walter A. Luckenbach, March 6, 1919; landed at Camp Mills, March 18.  At Camp Mills for eighteen days; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out April 8, 1919.






Born April 4, 1901.  Enl. April 25, 1917.  Seaman on U. S. S. Welles.  Promoted from apprentice seaman to seaman.  Trained at G. L. N. T. S.; to Philadelphia; to New York.  Made four trips on S. S. Pioneer with armed guard gun crew.  First, second and third trips were round trips touching at Liverpoo, Le Havre, Rouen, and then back to Plymouth; fourth trip to Gibraltar, Algiers, Tunis, Brezerta Island of Malta, and Gibraltar.  Left Gibraltar for New York on S. S. Pioneer; landed at Bayonne, New Jersey; to Brooklyn; at Brooklyn transferred to the U. S. S Gamble.  To Cuba; to Norfolk; to Boston; to Rockland, Maine; to Boston to convoy President Wilson's ship, the George Washington, into harbor; to Norfolk; to Key West; to Cuba; to New York.  Transferred to U. S. S. Welles.  Mustered out August 30, 1919.  On September 2, 1919, re-enlisted for two years.






Born January 2, 1900. Enl. October 11, 1918.  Pvt. Student Army Training Corps.  Trained at Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, Iowa.  Mustered out December 13, 1918.  Died of scarlet fever October 2, 1919.






Born September 20, 1898.  Enl. May 7, 1917.  Seaman on U. S. S. Wisconsin. Promoted from apprentice seaman to seaman. Trained at Newport, Rhode Island; sent to receiving ship at Boston; to New York; to U. S. S. Wisconsin, general service on U. S. S. Wisconsin, cruising on Atlantic Coast, the work of the ship being to train naval men for service; cruised in summer of 1919 for midshipman training.  Mustered out at G. L. N. T. S., August 3, 1919.


1Eilers, Tom D.  Buena Vista's Part in the World War.  Storm Lake, 1920, pp. 49-54.

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