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Honor Roll of Buena Vista County

Returning Veterans





Storm Lake


Born December 30, 1887.  Enl. August 29, 1918.  Pvt. Service Park Unit No. 503, Motor Transport Corps.  Trained at Camp Dodge and at Fort Sam Houston; taken to the base hosp., October 25.  Mustered out January 24, 1919.  (no photo)






Born June 13, 1887.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. A, 348th Mach. Gun Batt., 91st Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon; drilled for five weeks; to Camp Merritt, quarantined ten days for measles.  Sailed overseas on the U. S. S. America, September 19; landed at Brest, September 29.  To St. Amand; re-classlfied and put into Mach. Gun Batt. and sent to Lunery, trained there for three weeks; went to the 91st Div. where they were camped after returning from the Argonne battle; hiked to the front arriving there the morning the armistice was signed.  His division was given credit for the Lys-Mons Battle.  Hiked back to Houtkerque; to Noce for two and one-half months; to Nogent-le-Rotrou; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed from St. Nazaire on U. S. S. Arizona, March 25; landed at Hoboken, April 2.  To Camp Upton for sixteen days; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out April 22, 1919.







Born February 22, 1892.  Enl. December 15, 1917.  Pvt. in Gen. Hosp.  Trained for five months at Camp Dodge; ordered to Fort Des Moines until mustered out.  Mustered out October 21, 1919.





Storm Lake


Born August 26, 1883.  Enl. June 8, 1917.  Sergt. in Q. M. E. R. C, M. S. T. 406, Co. 321, attached to 41st Div. after arrival in France.  Trained at Presidio, near San Francisco.  Left San Francisco, December 17; arrived New York, December 23.  Sailed on S. S. Carmania from New York, January 8, 1918; arrived Liverpool January 24.  To Camp Morn Hill; to Le Havre.  To St. Nazaire; transferred from Q. M. C. to Co. 324, Motor Transport Corps, for convoy work and post duty hauling ammunition and supplies to the front; took exam, for commission November 1; commission signed November 11, but withheld on account of signing of armistice. Sailed from St. Nazaire on S. S. Huron, May 26, 1919; landed Newport News, June 7.  To San Francisco.  Mustered out June 24, 1919.







Born July 12, 1895.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Medical Corps.  Trained Camp Gordon.  Sailed from New York, September 13; landed France September 25.  Sailed on Matzonia. Trans, to S. O. S. October 15; stationed at Med. Supp. Dep. No. 2, Intermediate Section, Gievres.  Sailed from Brest on U. S. S. Imperator July 7, 1919; landed New York July 13, 1919.  To Camp Mills.  Mustered nut July 25, 1919.







Born May 23, 1898.  Enl. October 11, 1918.  Pvt. Inf. S. A. T. C.  Trained at Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, Iowa.  Mustered out December 13, 1918.





Sioux Rapids


Born December 23, 1895.  Enl. April 2, 1918.  Pvt. Supp. Co. 87th Inf. 19th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge, April 2 to May 1; to Fort Des Moines Hosp., May 1 to June 18; to Camp Dodge January 27, 1919.  Promoted private to wagoner.  Mustered out January 27, 1919.





Sioux Rapids


Born April 12, 1890.  Enl. December 6, 1917.  Pvt. 236th Aero Squadron, A. S. M. A.  Trained at Southern Field.  (no photo)




Storm Lake


Born April 21, 1896.  Enl. April 13, 1917.  Rejected; re-enlisted April 9, 1918, Corp. Co. M, 131st Squadron.  Trained Wisconsin State University; Wilbur Wright Field; Armour's Institute; Taylor Field Plying School.  Granted promotion, May 7, 1919, on re-enlistment.  After 30 day furlough spent at home in Storm Lake, returned to Wright Field, Aviation Repair Depot No. 3.





Storm Lake


Born March 30, 1899.  Enl. April 7, 1917.  Pvt. Co. M, 168th Inf. 42d Div.  Trained:  Cherokee, Des Moines, Camp Mills.  Sailed on President Grant. October 18, 1917; returned to U. S. October 28; sailed again November 14 on English ship Celtic; landed Liverpool.  To Winchester 1 week; to Southampton; to Le Havre.  To Rainacourt; to Langres; to Baccaret; entered line of fighting in Luneville sector at Baccarat February 22, 1918; to Champagne July 1, 1918; to Chateau-Thierry; on the Ourcq; to Hill 212; wounded in action capturing Sergy, July 29; sent to Base Hosp. 22 at Bordeaux; to Blois; to Le Havre, September 8 to December 1; to Brest.  Sailed from Brest on U. S. S. Rhode Island January 2, 1919; landed at Newport News January 16.  To Camp Hill; to Camp Lee; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out February 12, 1919.





Storm Lake


Born September 13, 1897.  Enl. April 13, 1917.  Corp. Co. M, Inf. 42d Div.  Trained:  Cherokee, Des Moines, Camp Mills.  Sailed on President Grant October 18, 1917; returned to port October 28; embarked November 14 on English ship Celtic; landed Liverpool.  To Winchester for nine days; to Le Havre.  To Rimacourt; to Langres; to Baccarat; entered line in Luneville sector February 22; to Champagne July 1, 1918; Chateau-Thierry July 22 to August 5; St. Mihiel September 12; to Argonne October 12; to Sedan on the line when the armistice was signed; to Germany with Army of Occupation; at Niederzessen [sic] from December 16 to March 6; to Niederbreisig; to Brest.  Sailed from Brest on U. S. S. Leviathan, April 18, landed New York, April 26.  To Camp Upton; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out May 17, 1919.





Storm Lake


Born October 4, 1890.  Enl. April 7, 1917.  Pvt. 1st-cl. Co. M, 168th Inf. 42d Div.  Trained:  Cherokee, Des Moines, Camp Mills.  Sailed from New York, October 28 on President Grant returned to port at New York, October 28; sailed on English boat Celtic November 14; landed Liverpool.  To Winchester; to Le Havre. To Rimacourt; to Langres; to Baccarat; in Luneville sector February 22; to Champagne July 1; to Chateau-Thierry July 2; wounded in action August 1; to Hosp. No. 67; trans, to Base Hosp. No. 44; returned to duty October 30, on front; after armistice to Germany as part of Army of Occupation at Niederzlssen [sic]; left March 6, 1919 for Niederbreisig.  Returned to U. S. with regiment.  Mustered out May 6, 1919.  Re-enlisted in 330th M. T. C.





Sioux Rapids


Born March 1, 1898.  Enl. April 20, 1917.  App. seaman.  Trained G. L. N. T. S.; Portsmouth, N. H.; and U. S. S. Rhode Island. Detailed to armed guard September 29.  Left Newport News on S. S. Hawaiian for Genoa, Italy; landed January 22, 1918.  Returned to New York March 12; left New York March 17; landed New Brunswick; left New Brunswick March 31 for Naples; landed April 27; visited Rome; steamship torpedoed May 20 (S. S. Hawaiian with New Sweden); arrived New York June 27; left July 17 for Brest.  From Brest to Bordeaux; to New York; landed August 6; left New York for Bordeaux, August 17; gas tanks on board ship burned on this trip and gassed several members of the crew — no fatalities; arrived Bordeaux September 3; to New York, September 27; left New York October 12; arrived Marseilles October 17; on this trip S. S. Lucia torpedoed; October 27 rammed and sunk S. S. Larch Grove (17 lives lost); arrived Marseilles, November 27; sailed for New York within month; arrived New York December 16; Mustered out on S. S. Hawaiian January 28, 1919.  Promoted to Seaman 2d-cl.; to Coxswain.





Storm Lake


Born November 15, 1887.  Enl. June 25, 1918.  Pvt. Co. F. 350th Inf. 88th Div.  Trained:  Camp Dodge.  Sailed from New York August 11 on H. M. S. Delta; landed London August 25.  To Romsey; to Southampton; to Cherbourg.  To Seman 3 weeks; to Hericourt; to Haute in Alsace sector three weeks; to Andilly on Toul sector; to Gondrecourt.  December 1; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed on U. S. S. Aeolus May 17, 1919; landed at Newport News May 30.  Mustered out June 5, 1919.







Born November 20, 1896.  Served one term in Navy and enlisted in the Army, May 22, 1918.  Sgt. 1st-cl. Park Battery, Third Corps of Artillery.  Trained: Fort Logan, 19th Co. Art.; Camp Jackson; Camp Wadsworth; Camp Hill.  Sailed from Newport News on British ship Keenan, August 12; landed Liverpool August 28.  To Southampton; to Le Havre August 30.  To Angouleme; to Clermont; to Chateau-Thierry; to Carnac; in fighting line September 16 to November 11; to Saint Juvin; to Hericourt until November 20; to Carnac; to Sievry; Riniacourt; to Le Mans; to Brest.  Sailed on U. S. S. Missouri, May 27, 1919; landed June 8, at Newport News.  To Camp Dodge.  Mustered out June 23, 1919.  (no photo)







Born May 31, 1891.  Enl. as Seaman Co. O, 7th Regt.  Trained at G. L. N. T. S.  (no photo)





Storm Lake


Born June 2, 1886.  Enl. September 16, 1918. 1st Lieut, unattached, Engineers.  Trained at Camp A. A. Humphreys to November 30, 1918.  Mustered out November 30, 1918.







Born May 28, 1893.  Enl. July 26, 1918.  Pvt. 1st-cl. Co. M, 331st Inf., 83d Div.  Trained Camp Gordon.  Sailed September 14 from Hoboken on the Calimiers; landed Brest September 28.  Used in several replm. cos.; two trips to Lemburg, Germany, with prisoners of war; a member of P. W. E. Co. 271 at Verneuil, France; also with P. W. W. Co. 96 at Is-sur-Tille; sailed from Brest October 12; arrived Hoboken October 20, made trip on Siboney.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge, October 25, 1919.







Born November 27, 1896.  Enl. September 6, 1918.  Pvt. Co. 56, 141 Bn. Int. 163d D. B. Trained at Camp Dodge.  Tried to enlist but was rejected.  Trans, to Hosp. Corps in 1918.  Mustered out December, 1919, at Camp Shelley.



1Eilers, Tom D.  Buena Vista's Part in the World War.  Storm Lake, 1920, pp. 71-75.

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