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Honor Roll of Buena Vista County

Returning Veterans





Storm Lake


Born January 23, 1891.  Enl. July 21, 1918.  Pvt. Mach. Gun Co. 361st Regt., 91st Div.  Trained:  Camp Gordon two months; Camp Merritt ten days.  Sailed from Hoboken on U. S. S. America September 20; landed Brest September 29.  Trained at St. Amant until October; trans. to Belgium October 27, going by way of Dunkirk, England; participated in battle Lysle-Schuldt, in support position when armistice was signed; returned to Belleme; in France January 1 to last of March; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed April 3 on U. S. S. Mexican; landed Camp Mills April 15; remained here one week.  To Camp Dodge.  Mustered out April 28, 1919.





Hayes Township


Born June 8, 1899.  Enl. October 1, 1918.  Corp. S. A. T. C.  Trained:  Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, Iowa.  Mustered out December 13, 1918.





Storm Lake


Born June 13, 1890.  Enl. June 27, 1918.  Seaman 2d-cl. U. S. N. R. F.  Trained at G. L. N. T. S.; receiving ship at Brooklyn Navy Yard; to Base No. 6, Queenstown, Ireland, via S. S. Glacier; transferred to U. S. S. Texan, Sixth Battle Squadron, operating with British Grand Fleet in North Sea for four months of service; Sixth Battle Squadron took part in surrender of German High Seas Fleet November 21, 1918.  Released from active service December 31, 1918.





Albert City


Born September 24, 1893.  Enl. June 25, 1918.  Pvt. Co. D, 350th Inf. 88th Div.  Trained:  Camp Dodge; Camp Cody.  Mustered out November 27, 1918.  (no photo)





Poland Township


Born December 3, 1887.  Enl, July 24, 1919.  Pvt, Co. C, 4th Replm. Regt.  Discharged by reason of physical disability, July 31, 1918, at Camp Dodge.  (no photo)







Born November 22, 1891.  Enl. April 26, 1918.  Pvt. Co. B, 338th Bn., 88th Div.  Trained:  Camp Dodge until June 30, when he contracted acute spinal meningitis, was taken to hospital at once and held there until date of discharge.  Mustered out December 11, 1918.







Born February 26, 1896.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. C, 4th Regt. 3d Div.  Trained:  Camp Gordon.  Sailed from New York on Leviathan August 25; landed Brest September 1.  To Roseierre for one month's training; to Desseljim; to lines on Belgium front for three days; was in battle of Ypres on November 11; to Camp Noyan, Belgium; to Egie, France, all winter; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed on S. S. Virginia, April 8, 1919; landed New York, April 20.  Mustered out May 7, 1919.







Born April 18, 1891.  Enl. May 26, 1918.  Pvt. 352d Regt. Inf. 88th Div.  Trained:  Camp Dodge.  Sailed from New York August 15; landed Liverpool August 28.  To Southampton; to Cherbourg September 1.  To Hericourt two weeks; to Alsace-Lorraine front for four days; to Rope two weeks; to Luiyon on way to Metz, November 11; to Bibeaucourt, May 11; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed on S. S. Canonicus; landed Newport News, June 4, 1919.  Mustered out June 12, 1919.





Storm Lake


Born May 6, 1891.  Enl. May 26, 1918.  Pvt. Mach. Gun Co. 352d Inf. 88th Div.  Trained:  Camp Dodge until August 8; to Camp Mills.  Sailed from New York August 16; landed Liverpool August 28.  To Winchester; to Southampton: to Le Havre.  To Gresigny for two weeks; to Noval; to Chermont; to Morterechaeton; to Haute-Alsace sector for five days; to Belfort; to Fort Lucy, at this fort when armistice was signed was headed for Metz sector; to Bonnet, winter headquarters from November 30 to May 9, 1919; to Le Mans; to St, Nazaire.  Sailed for U. S. May 21 on U. S. S. Canonicus; landed Newport News June 3.  To Camp Dodge. Mustered out June 13, 1919.  (no photo)





Storm Lake


Born September 25, 1887.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Corp. Co. C, 163d Replm, Regt; trans, to 77th Div.  Trained:  Camp Gordon. Sailed for France August 10, 1918.  Was on German border when armistice was signed.





Storm Lake


Born December 6, 1889.  Enl. January 9, 1916.  Sgt. 1st-cl. Med. Dept. 126th F. A. 34th Div.  Trained:  Fort Riley; Camp Cody, joined 34th Div.; to school at Camp Stanley; moved from Camp Cody to Fort Sill, July 3, 1918.  Sailed from New York September 23 on British transport H. M. S. Kashmir, wrecked with the H. M. S. Toronto in Irish Sea October 6, the Kashmir having to land at Glasgow, Scotland; sailed from Southampton to Le Havre October 8.  Billeted at Lamarque from October 11 to November 1; moved to Camp De Souge, where regt. received artillery preparation for the front, was here when armistice was signed.  Sailed from Bordeaux December 25, 1918; landed Newport News January 6, 1919.  Mustered out January 21, 1919, at Camp Dodge.





Storm Lake


Born January 17, 1893.  Enl. February 12, 1918.  Pvt. 1st-cl. Co. B, 32d Eng.  Trained:  Camp Dodge and Camp Grant, to Camp Upton June 8.  Sailed from New York on Leviathan June 15; landed at Brest June 22; there two weeks.  Three months at Bordeaux, where co. built camp basins regt. split up, our co. to Marseilles and spent the remainder of the time in France at that place building railroads, docks and camps.  June 7 embarked from Marseilles on French boat Patria; landed New York June 22.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge, June 30, 1919.





Storm Lake


Born August 14, 1879.  Enl. in U. S. Army December 14, 1899.  Sgt. Instructor Co. B. 30th and 19th Inf.; at Vancouver Barracks; served twelve years in Philippine Islands from 1899 until 1912; six months in Mexico during Vera Cruz Campaign 1912 and 1913; was given a captaincy commission as an instructor for several states; conducted a non-commissioned officers' school at Council Bluffs, Iowa; served at Camp Dodge, when the camp was first started; to Fort Sam Houston; to Fort Bliss; to Fortress Monroe; to Fort Pickens.  Three months after war was declared resigned captaincy commission in hopes of getting overseas, and re-enlisted in Coast Artillery.  (Still in service.)





Albert City


Born October 4, 1893. Enl. July 29, 1918. Pvt. Co. F, 212th Eng. 12th Div. Trained at Camp Forrest; to Camp Devers. Mustered out at Camp Dodge, January 31, 1919.





Fairfield Township


Born April 14, 1891.  Enl. September 19, 1917.  Pvt. P. W. E. Co. No. 21.  Special training with Escort Co. No. 21.  Trained: Camp Dodge in Co. A, 350th Inf.; to Camp Cody, Co. L. 133d Regt. 34th Div.; to Camp Merritt.  Sailed June 30 on Glasgow; landed at Glasgow, Scotland.  To Southampton; to Le Havre.  To St. Aignan; to Tours; to Mermeis; to Marseilles; to Bordeaux. Sailed December 25 on Netherland; landed Newport News.  To Camp Lee; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out February 2, 1919.





Albert City


Born November 3, 1886.  Enl. February 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. I, 1st Bn. Inf. 163d D. B.  Trained at Camp Dodge from February 24, 1918 until December 12, 1918.  Mustered out December 12, 1918.







Born April 29, 1894.  Enl. July 10, 1918.  1st Lieut. O. R. C, Dental Co. No. 1, Med. Dept. Branch.  Trained:  Camp Greenleaf; Camp Merritt.  Promoted to 1st Lieut. Officers' Reserve Corps.  Mustered out February 1, 1919.







Born July 25, 1899.  Enl. October 3, 1918. Sgt. S. A. T. C.  Trained at Iowa City, Iowa, with 1st S. A. T. C. Bn.  Promoted from bugler to sgt.  Mustered out December 21, 1918.





Nokomis Township


Born January 24, 1892.  Enl. April 25, 1918.  Pvt. Co. C. 357th Inf. 90th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge; Camp Travis; Camp Mills.  Left New York June 20; landed Liverpool July 15, 1918.  To Southampton; to Le Havre.  To Ouconnigrot, August 20; to St. Mihiel, September 1; to Argonne October 15; wounded in Argonne October 24; to Base Hosp. 36. October 25; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed on transport Susquehanna; landed Newport News December 6.  To Base Hosp.  To Camp Dodge.  Mustered out January 11, 1919.





Nokomis Township


Born February 26, 1895.  Enl. June 5, 1918.  Pvt. Co. B, 349th Inf. 88th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge, Co. C, 350th Inf. 88th Div.; to Camp Upton.  Left Hoboken August 9; landed Southampton August 16.  To Le Havre.  To St. Jeanne; to Danjatan; to Frabas; entered trenches on Alsace front latter part of October: to Grasser Manqs; to Camp Hermitage: on November 30 to Huverni; to Chameure; to La Sure; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed for U. S. on U. S. S. Henry Mallory May 18; landed Brooklyn May 28.  To Camp Mills; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out June 10, 1919.





Storm Lake


Born April 19, 1892.  Enl. February 25, 1918.  Pvt. Co. L, 131st Reg-t., 33d Div.  Trained:  Camp Dodge; Camp Logan; to Camp Upton.  Landed Brest May 30.  To Amiens front July 1 to August 25; to Toul sector; to Verdun, September 8 to 26; severely wounded September 26, taken to Johns Hopkins Hosp. for one week; to Base Hosp. No. 11 at Martes October 3 to January 9, 1919; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed for the United States; landed Newport News February 11, 1919.  Sailed on U. S. S. Princess Matoka. To Camp Dodge.  Mustered out February 22, 1919.





Linn Grove


Born in 1895.  Enl. May, 25, 1917.  Pvt. Co. D, 142d Inf. Hdq. Co.  First service in Co. M. Second Iowa N. G.  Trained:  Camp Cody, trans, to Co. C, 127th N. G. Bn., to Co. I, 133d Inf., to M. G. Co. 133d Inf.; to Camp Dix.  Sailed October 10, 1918; landed October 22 in France.  Trans, to Co. D, 142d Inf., to Hdq. Co. 142d Inf.  Left France May 19, 1919; landed New York May 31.  Mustered out June 7, 1919.




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Linn Grove


Born November 18, 1894.  Enl. June 15, 1918.  Mech. in Hdq. Co, Mechanical Branch of Army.  Trained:  Iowa State College; was instructor in truck driving at Valparaiso, Indiana.  Mustered out December 23, 1918.





Linn Grove


Born November 18, 1894.  Enl. May 28, 1917.  1st-cl. petty officer U. S. Navy.  Trained:  G. L. N. T. S. Served at U. S. Naval Base at Brest from May, 1918 to December, 1918. Trans, to Paris for duty with Peace Commision on January 10, 1919; on January 22 became member of Military Mission and went to Berlin for duty at that place, returning when mission was withdrawn; to Paris on February 16 for duty; on March 10 trans, to U. S. Naval Hdq. at Brest for duty until September 21, 1919.  Returned to U. S. on Powhatan.  Mustered out October 21, 1919.





Linn Grove


Born February 5, 1898.  Enl. June 21, 1918.  Electrician in Radio Section.  Trained at G. L. N. T. S.; to Radio School at Cambridge; to Seaplane School at Pensacola, Fla.; where he operated wireless on seaplanes.  Mustered out April 9, 1919.





Storm Lake


Born December 4, 1894.  Enl. July 1, 1917. Corp, Co. M, 168th Inf., 42d Div. Sailed for France from New York October 18, 1917, on U. S. S. President Grant; returned to port October 28; re-embarked November 14 on British transport Celtic; landed Liverpool, there for ten days.  To Le Havre.  To Ramicourt; to Langres; to Baccarat: entered the line February 22, 1918, in Luneville sector; at Badonviller; to Champagne July 1, 1918; to Chateau-Thierry July 22 to August 6; to Verdun and St. Mihiel September 12 to 25; to Argonne October 5; to Sedan; left for hosp. November 9 with influenza; rejoined Co. M April 15, 1919; to Germany with the Army of Occupation along the Rhine; left Germany April 6 for Brest.  Sailed on U. S. S. Leviathan; landed at New York.  To Camp Upton; to Camp Cody.  Mustered out May 17, 1919.



1Eilers, Tom D.  Buena Vista's Part in the World War.  Storm Lake, 1920, pp. 80-85.

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