Honor Roll of Buena Vista County

Returning Veterans




Buena Vista County, IA
IAGenWeb Project


Hayes Township


Born June 2, 1892.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. C, 11th Regt. Marine Corps.  Trained at Paris Island.  On September 15 ordered to Quantico. September 29, sailed from Philadelphia on U. S. S. De Kalb; landed at Brest, October 13.  To Mehun; to Gievres on guard duty; to Brest on July 15, 1919; to Camp Hosp. No. 33, where he underwent an operation for appendicitis.  Sailed from Brest on U. S. S. Agamemnon, August 10; landed at Hoboken, August 18.  To naval hosp. until August 24.  To Quantico, where he was mustered out on September 13, 1919.  (no photo)




Storm Lake


Born May 11, 1893.  Enlisted July 24, 1918.  Pvt. 1st-cl., Co. C, 316th Regt. 79th Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon and St. Georges, France. Promoted from pvt. to pvt. 1st-cl.  To Camp Merritt.  Sailed from New York on the U. S. S. Plattsburg, August 29; landedat Brest, September 13. To St. Georges for training; to Verdun; in Meuse-Argonne offensive; in Battle of Grande Montagne.  Sailed from St. Nazaire on U. S. S. Texan, May 16, 1919; landed at Philadelphia, May 29.  To Camp Dix; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out, June 8, 1919.




Grant Township


Born December 20, 1896.  Enl. September 6, 1918.  Pvt. in Quarter Master Corps, 163d Depot Brigade.  Trained at Camp Dodge from September 8 to November 8, 1918; to Camp Johnson from November 10 to January 10, 1919; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out January 11, 1919.




Sulphur Springs


Born January 16, 1882.  Enl. April 13, 1917.  Pvt. 1st-cl. Engineers, Railroad Reserve.  Trained at Municipal Pier, Chicago.  Sailed from New York, July 22, 1917, on R. M. S. St. Louis; landed at Liverpool, August 1.  To Borden Camp, paraded in London August 15, with 1st U. S. troops in London; to Le Havre, France, August 17.  To Chalons-sur-Marne for two weeks; to Fleury-sur-Aire until April, 1919; to Marseilles.  Sailed on U. S. S. Belvidere; landed at New York, April 28.  To Camp Merritt; to Chicago for Parade; to Camp Grant.  Mustered out May 12, 1919.




Linn Grove


Born June 12, 1888.  Enlisted September 20, 1917.  Pvt. Co. G, 26th Inf., 1st Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge and Camp Pike.  From Camp Pike to port of embarkation for overseas.  Sailed on June 12, 1918; landed in France July 1.  Arrived on front lines July 19, and participated in drive known as the Second Battle of the Marne; in St. Mihiel offensive from September 12 to 16; in Meuse-Argonne offensive from September 26 to November 11; on Victory Hike through Germany from November 15 to December 20; crossed the Rhine, December 13; remained with Army of Occupation until August 17, 1919.  Sailed from France August 23; landed at Hoboken, September 4.  Paraded in New York City and in Washington. D. C. Was in service two years and four days; overseas, fourteen months and sixteen days.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge, September 24, 1919.




Linn Grove


Born January 13, 1893.  Enl. July 29, 1918.  Pvt. Co. C, 211th Engineers.  Trained at Camp Forrest and at Camp Meade.  Mustered out January 17, 1919.




Storm Lake


Born July 14, 1892.  Enl. September 5, 1917.  Pvt. Supply Co. 307th Regt., Quartermaster Corps.  Trained at Fort Logan; at Madison Barracks. Sailed for France, November 12, 1917, on Madawaska; landed at St. Nazaire.  To Issurtille; to Hosp. No. 119 at Saveney on account of sinusitis. Sailed from St. Nazaire on the Manchuria, May 11, 1919; landed at New York, May 21, 1919.  To Camp Merritt; to Fort Sheridan.  (no photo)




Storm Lake


Born August 31, 1885.  Enl. January 19, 1918.  Fireman 1st-cl. on U. S. S. Conner.  No special training after last enlistment, but had had eight years previous service.  Served on board the U. S. S. Conner.  Sailed from New York for overseas on May 12, 1918; first port, the Azores Islands; to Brest, where he was stationed for the rest of his stay overseas, doing convoy duty.  Left Brest for the United States on June 16, 1919; landed at New York, June 26, 1919.  Released from naval service on July 7, 1919, subject to call in United States Naval Reserve Force.  First enlistment September 7, 1907; discharged on December 2, 1915.  No real battle engagements.  But was in several submarine attacks.




Storm Lake


Born September 28, 1894.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. in inf. unassigned.  Trained at Camp Gordon, attended Non-Commissioned Officers Training School.  November 1, transferred to Camp Shelby.  Recommended for promotion to sergt.  Mustered out December 30, 1918.




Maple Valley Township


Born September 14, 1894.  Enl. September 9, 1917.  Musician Headquarters Co., 78th Field Art., 6th Div.  Trained at Fort Logan for five weeks, in the 24th Co. Band Barracks; ordered to Fort Riley October 21, 1917; at this camp the 20th Cavalry originated from the old 13th Cavalry which was in service on the Mexican border and he was stationed there with the cavalry outfit for two weeks; sent to Camp Logan, Texas, for six months and was with the 78th Field Art.; to Camp Doniphan; to Fort Sill, May, 1918, trained here until July 3; to Camp Mills, July 4.  Sailed for Liverpool, England, July 13; landed July 26, 1918.  To rest camp at Knotty Ash; to Winchester; to Southampton; crossed the English Channel and landed at Le Havre.  In box cars to Vercel; was billeted at Vercel for seven weeks; hiked to Camp Valhadon and camped there for six weeks; to Liffol-le-Grande; was in reserve for the front lines at the time that the armistice was signed; hiked on December 6, for a week's hike to Baigneux-le-juifs where he remained from December 13 to the middle of January; left company on account of sickness on April 6, 1919; sent to Camp Hosp. No. 48 at Recy for ten days; to Base Hosp. No. 103 for four days; evacuated to Hosp. Center at Saveney; to Base Hospital No 113 for one week; sent to camp near Brest for twelve days.  Sailed from Brest, May 6; landed at Hoboken, May 16.  Sent to Base Hosp. at Camp Merritt until June 14; sent to Gen. Hosp. No. 29 at Fort Snelling for an operation.  Mustered out July 24, 1919.




Maple Valley Township


Born September 10, 1891.  Enl. January 20, 1918.  Musician 3d-cl., Headquarters Co., 350th Regt., 88th Div.  Promoted from pvt. to musician 3d-cl.  Trained at Camp Dodge; trans, to Camp Upton.  Sailed overseas on S. S. Delta.  Trained at Semur, France, for five weeks; at Chagny for three weeks; to Alsace front; relieved the 29th Division; then trans, to a point near Toul for three weeks; to Menoncourt; took tour in Southern France; returned to Menoncourt for three months; played for the sick and the wounded at Toul for one week; sent to the Le Mans area; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed on the Aeolus; landed at Newport News.  To Camp Dodge.  Was with the 350th Inf. Band all of the time that he was in the service.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge, June 5, 1919.




Maple Valley Township


Born April 6, 1897.  Enl. September 5, 1918.  Pvt. Motor Transportation Trucks Corps.  Trained at Camp Dodge for two months; transferred to Fort Sam Houston for one month; to Camp Normoyle for one month; sent back to Fort Sam Houston for one month; to Chicago Municipal Pier, two weeks; transferred to Brenan School for six weeks, for service in Motor Transportation Trucks Corps, garage work.  Mustered out March 18, 1919, at Brenan School.




Maple Valley Township


Born March 12, 1890.  Enl. December 15, 1917.  Musician, 15th Cavalry Troop.  Trained at Denylas, Arizona, for one and one-half months; transferred to Camp Merritt.  Sailed for France from Hoboken, March 14, 1918; landed at Brest, March 26, 1918.  Regt. Was split up on landing and sent to several remount stations, taking horses to different fronts; from March to January 1, 1919, he was engaged in this work; entire regiment was released from remount duty and trans, to military police duty for six months.  Sailed from St. Nazaire, June 8, on Pammusun; landed at New York, June 19, 1919.  To Camp Mills; all members of the band were then trans, to Fort D. A. Russell; then trans, to Camp Grant.  Mustered out July 9, 1919.




Storm Lake


Born April 17, 1891.  Enl. July 24, 1918, Pvt. Co. A, 361st Regt., 91st Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon for six weeks; to Camp Merritt.  Sailed overseas on America, September 4; landed at Brest, September 14,  to rest camp three days; to Lunery for two weeks; to Rulaire, Belgium; to Odenahr; to Flanders front; was at front until armistice was signed; moved back to St. Martin and remained there from December 1 to March 20, 1919: to St. Nazaire.  Sailed from St. Nazaire April 3; landed at New York April 14. To Camp Merritt; to Camp Dodge Mustered out at Camp Dodge April 26, 1919.






Born August 10, 1898.  Enlisted October 18, 1918.  Pvt. Co. G, Student Army Training Corps.  Trained at Iowa State University, Iowa City, Iowa.  Mustered out December 21, 1918. (no photo)




Poland Township


Born August 23, 1898.  Enl. January 14, 1918.  Wagoner, Aviation (Army) in Motor Headquarters Depot, 104th Ammunition Train, 29th Div.  Trained at Camp McClellan for two weeks; at Kelly Field from February to May 1, 1918.  Promoted from pvt. to wagoner, July, 1918.  Sailed from Hoboken, June 29; landed at Gilburg, July 21, 1918.  To Cherbourg.  To Poitiers one month for training; to Camp de Mencon from August 25 until November 9; to Jussy until March 10, 1919; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed from St. Nazaire on S. S. Fairfax, May 11; landed at Newport News, May 21.  To Camp Mills four days; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out May 27, 1919.




Lee Township


Born August 6, 1896. Enl. July 24, 1918. Pvt. Marine Corps. Started to Paris Island for training but was called back to Cincinnati, Ohio. Mustered out at Chicago, November 14, 1918.  (no photo)




Sioux Rapids


Born December 28, 1895.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. M, 316th Inf., 79th Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon from July 27 until August 24.  Sailed from Hoboken on U. S. S. Plattsburg, August 30; landed at Brest, September 12.  To St. Georges for two weeks; moved to a position near Verdun until October 20; received an injury in his left foot while hilling to lines; sent to Base Hosp. No. 43 at Blois, and remained there until November 2; to St. Aignan as a casualty: to St. Nazaire.  Sailed on S. S. Finland from St. Nazaire, December 28; landed at Newport News January 9, 1919.  To Camp Hill until January 19; to Camp Dodge, arrived January 22.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge, January 29, 1919.




Washington Township


Born January 20, 1895.  Enl. May 28, 1918.  Corp. Bat. A, 337th Field Art.  Trained at Camp Dodge, left Camp Dodge for Camp Mills.  Promoted from pvt. to corp.  Sailed from New York, August 18.  Landed at New York, on return from overseas, January 19, 1919; sent to the U. S. with Casual Detachment No. 51.  Mustered out January 31, 1919.




Grant Township


Born May 29, 1895.  Enl. January 3. 1918.  Pharmacist's Mate 3d-cl., Hosp. Corps.  Trained at G. L. N. T. S. for thirteen months; trans, to Chelsea Naval Hosp.; to Ammunition Depot, Hingham, Massachusetts; to U. S. S. Delaware; on February 16, 1919, sailed from Boston to Cuba; to Martinique; to Fort de France; to Tangiers Sound for battle practice; trans, to U. S. S. Rhode Island; to San Francisco by way of Panama Canal; detained at Balboa thirty days on account of broken propeller shaft, then proceeded to San Francisco with one propeller.  Mustered out at St. Louis, September 22, 1919.




Storm Lake


Born November 23, 1888.  Enl. October 28, 1918. Second Lieut., Sanitary Corps.  Trained at Yale Army Laboratory School. Mustered out December 20, 1918.





Storm Lake


Born November 21, 1891.  Enlisted September 7, 1918.  Pvt. Co. E, 161st Inf., 41st Div.   Trained at Camp Gordon.  Sailed overseas, October 26, 1918; landed at Liverpool, November 4, 1918.  (no photo)


1Eilers, Tom D.  Buena Vista's Part in the World War.  Storm Lake, 1920, pp. 54-59.

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