Buena Vista County, IA
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Honor Roll of Buena Vista County

Returning Veterans





Storm Lake


Born November 3, 1899.  Enl. October 1, 1918.  Pvt. S. A. T. C.  Trained:  Iowa State College.  Mustered out December 20, 1918.





Grant Township


Born July 27, 1895.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. M, 316th Inf. 79th Div.  Trained:  Camp Gordon, trans, to Replm. Div.  Sailed on U. S. S. Plattsburg, August 30; landed Brest September 12.  To St. George; to Verdun; to Issencourt; joined 79th Div. October 29 at Genicourt; in front lines in attack on Hill 378 November 4; in lines until November 11; to German prison camp until November 29; to Base Hosp. No. 31 with "flu," pneumonia, and typhoid; operated on January 1 for enypyema; February 1 to Base Hosp. No. 79; April 19 to Base Hosp. No. 69; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed May 14 on Mercy; landed New York May 25.  To Grand Central Palace one week; to Ft. Sheridan; home on leave August 23; returned for treatment September 21; on furlough in November; gradually regaining health and expected to be discharged early in 1920.





Lee Township


Born July 9, 1893.  Enl. July 1, 1918.  Water tender.  Trained:  G. L. N. T. S., July 1 to August 1; to Norfolk; boarded Iowa August 15; left Commonwealth Pier, Boston, sailed to Montreal; sailed on Dancy October 31; landed St. Nazaire November 25.  By boat to Rochefort; to Cardiff, Wales, December 10 to 22; Tonnchurente River December 25 to January 2, 1919; Newport; Wales, January 24 to 30; Barry Docks, January 30 to 31; to Rotterdam, Holland, February 3 to 11; to Danzig, Germany, February 15; to New Castle, England, March 1.  Released from G. D. N. T. S. September 15, 1919; still subject to call as reserve.





Lee Township


Born October 13, 1891.  Enl. May 15, 1918.  Wagoner, Batt. D, 163d Brigade, 337th Regt. P. A.  Trained:  Dunwoody Institute May 16 to July 8; Camp Dodge July 14 to August 15; to Camp Mills.  Left U. S. August 18 on transport Bohemian from Hoboken; landed Liverpool August 31.  To Southampton September 2; crossed Channel to Le Havre September 4 on Narragansett.  To Clermont; Ferrand, September 8; trained two and one-half months at Cetezeta; did motor work at Clermont October 13 to 27; December 3 arrived Camp St. Sulpice; to Bordeaux.  Sailed January 8, 1919; landed Hoboken January 19.  To Camp Merritt January 20.  Mustered out January 31, 1919, at Camp Dodge.





Poland Township


Born October 20, 1898.  Enl. October 1, 1918.  Pvt. S. A. T. C.  Trained:  Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, Iowa.  Mustered out December 13, 1918.





Linn Grove


Born February 14, 1892.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. 315th Inf. Sanitary Detach., 79th Div.  Trained:  Camp Gordon.  Sailed September 13; landed Brest September 31.  Trans, to the 79th Div. October 23, attached to the 315th Inf. San. Detach.; arrived at the front 18 miles north of Verdun October 21, taking part in the Meuse-Argonne offensive up to the time of the armistice.  Mustered out June 7, 1919.





Sioux Rapids


Born May 26, 1891.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. G, 5th Replm. Inf., 5th Replm. Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon.  Mustered out October 24, 1918.  (no photo)





Providence Township


Born March 21, 1895.  Enl. July 24, 1918. Pvt. Co. D, 4th Replm. Regt. Trained at Camp Gordon.  Mustered out December 8, 1918.







Born January 14, 1896.  Enl. May 28, 1918.  Cook Co. 3, 34th Eng.  Trained: Camp Taylor; to Fort Benjamin Harrison; to Camp Upton.  Sailed from Long Island August 16; landed Liverpool August 28.  September 1, crossed English Channel to France. Remained a cook during all time that he was in France.  Sailed from St. Nazaire, June 28, 1919, on the U. S. S. Edgar F. Luckenbach.  Mustered out July 15, 1919.





Storm Lake


Born August 11, 1895.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. C, 4th Replm. Regt.  Trained:  Camp Gordon three months; to Camp Shelby. Mustered out December 30, 1918.





Albert City


Born December 17, 1885.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. 316th Inf. 79th Div.  Trained:  Camp Gordon; Camp Merritt.  Sailed August 31 on U. S. S Plattsburg; landed Brest September 13.  To St. George, trained there two weeks; to Somme Forest and stayed one week; to the front and stayed until the signing of the armistice — in France 9 months; was in the battle of Argonne Forest, at the front about two weeks.  Mustered out June 8, 1919.





Fairfield Township


Born December 19, 1893.  Enl. July 29, 1918.  Pvt. Co. C, 116th Eng. 81st Div.  Trained:  Camp Forrest; October 24 to Camp Merritt.  Embarked on U. S. S. George Washington November 1; landed Brest November 9. November 16 to N. J. Camp; to Louzerra.  Sailed for U. S. Dec. 27; landed Newport News January 9, 1919.  To Jefferson Barracks.  Mustered out January 28, 1919.





Elk Township


Born January 22, 1893.  Enl. February 25, 1918.  Pvt. 314th Trains Hdq. Trained:  Camp Dodge one month, pvt. Co. H. 351st Inf. 88th Div.; at Camp Upton, pvt. in 27th Eng., there was taken sick and was sent to camp hosp. ward A-5 for two months; trans, to 29th Co. D. B., then from 29th to 40th D. B.; to Camp Mills, to 314th Trains Hdq.  Sailed June 27 on Saxon; landed Glasgow, Scotland.  To Winchester; to Southampton by boat; to Le Havre.  To Rimacourt; to Mein-la-Town; to Grosvire; to Riececourt; to  Tubecourt; to Bouillanville; on Toul sector: at St. Mihiel; Damphian sector; to Meuse-Argonne sector; to Kylburg, Germany, December 6 to May 11, 1919; to Toul; to Brest.  Sailed May 19 on Crown Prince Fredrich Wilhelm; landed Hoboken May 27.  To Camp Upton; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out June 7, 1919.





Sioux Rapids


Born May 21, 1891.  Enl. May 29, 1917.  Pvt. Co. M, 168th Inf. 42d Div.  Trained:  Cherokee, Iowa, from May to August 20, 1917; to Des Moines two weeks; to Camp Mills for two weeks.  Left U. S. October 18 from Hoboken on U. S. S. President Grant; returned and went over on Celtic; landed Liverpool.  Crossed Channel to Le Havre November 25, 1917.  To Rimacourt until October 1; to Lorraine front October 1 to June 15, 1918; went over top March 9, 1918; with Co. M took railroad at Baccarat; to Champagne July 4; in offensive from July 14 to 20; moved to Chateau-Thierry from July 21 to 28; wounded in arm and shoulder by high explosive shell July 28; to Field Hosp. No. 4; to Base Hosp. No. 116; to Vichy; trans, to Base Hosp. No 8; at Savenay September 25; to Brest.  Sailed for U. S. October 8; landed Newport News October 21.  To Fort Des Moines October 26. Mustered out July 14, 1919.





Storm Lake


Born July 25, 1892.  Enl. May 15, 1917.  1st Lieut., Co. E, 350th Inf. 88th Div.  Trained:  Ft. Snelling and Camp Dodge.  Promoted to 2d Lieut; to 1st Lieut.  Sailed for France; was overseas from August 11, 1918, to May 30, 1919.  Center Hautp-Alsace sector October 4 to November 1; Argonne-Meuse November 8 to 11.  Mustered out June 20, 1919.







Born June 8, 1900.  Enl. October 1, 1918.  Pvt. S. A. T. C.  Trained:  Iowa State College.  Mustered out December 9, 1918.





Storm Lake


Born February 25, 1888.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Bugler, Co. A, 352d Inf. 88th Div.  Trained:  Camp Dodge; to Camp Mills.  Sailed for England August 30, 1918.  Saw active service; short time in Germany; now at Ribeaucourt, France.





Storm Lake


Born April 7, 1898.  Enl. May 2, 1918.  Sec. Yeoman, Co. 18 Rest. B.  Trained:  O. L. N. T. S.; trans, to Brooklyn Navy Yard. Mustered out at Brooklyn, June 1, 1919.





Grant Township


Born July 12, 1887.  Enl. February 20, 1918.  Pvt. Co. I, 130th Inf. 33d Div.  Trained with original assignment with Co. E, 351st Regt.  Left U. S. May 18, 1918.  (no photo)





Storm Lake


Born December 13, 1894.  Enl. July 24, 1918. Pvt. Co. E, 315th Inf. 79th Div.  Trained:  Camp Gordon one month; Co. D, 4th Replm. Regt.; to Camp Merritt.  Sailed for France from Hoboken on U. S. S. Plattsburg, August 30, 1918; landed Brest September 12. To rest camp one week; to St. George two weeks; assigned to Co, E, 315th Inf, 79th Div.; to Verdun sector; Belleau sector for two weeks, wounded in right forearm by piece of shrapnel; to field hosp. out of Verdun: to Base Hosp. No. 28 for two months; to Base Hosp. No. 114 at Bordeaux three months.  Sailed March 19 on U. S. S. Henderson; landed at Hoboken April 2.  To Debarkation Hosp. No, 3 twelve days; to Ft. Des Moines.  Mustered out July 2, 1919.





Storm Lake


Born April 5, 1890.  Enl. December 15, 1917.  Sergt. 1st-cl, Med. Corps.  Trained at Camp Dodge and Fort Des Moines. Promoted from pvt. to Corp., May 15, 1918; to sergt., July 1, 1918; to sergt. 1st-cl., June 1, 1919.  Still in service.



1Eilers, Tom D.  Buena Vista's Part in the World War.  Storm Lake, 1920, pp. 90-94.

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