Buena Vista County, IA
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Honor Roll of Buena Vista County

Returning Veterans






Storm Lake


Born June 12, 1893, at Chatebor, Bohemia; came to the U. S. August 15, 1912.  Enl. as pvt. in Co. M, 31st Inf.; from April, 1917, to August, 1918, the 31st Regt. was stationed in Philippine Islands at Camps Eldridge and McGrath, and Forts Mills and Wm. McKinley; engaged in garrison work and field training; August 31, 1918, the regt. sailed from Manila to Vladivostok, and has since been stationed there guarding mines and railroads; on April 30, 1919, the War Department reported Co. M to be at Souchan, Siberia, with Company H -- address of all units of 31st Regt. is Vladivostok, Siberia.







Born February 28, 1892.  Enl. May 28, 1918.  Pvt. Co. E, 127th Inf. 32d Div.  Trained at Camp Lewis; Camp Kearny.  Fought in Argonne sector in France.  Mustered out April 27, 1919 at Fort D. A. Russell.  (no photo)






Elk Township


Born July 9, 1890.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. D, 163d Inf. 41st Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon in Co. C, 4th Replm. Regt.; to Camp Merritt.  Sailed from Hoboken August 30 on U. S. S. Plattsburg; landed Brest September 12.  To camp near old fort of Napoleon one week; to St. Georges one week; was trans, there to Co. L, 163d Inf. 41st Div.; to La Valbonne; to Funa from September 29 to December 16; trans, to Inf. Cannondots School Bn. from September 29 to April 10, 1919; spent part of time at Le Mans; moved towards Brest.  Sailed April 10, on Charleston; landed New York April 21, 1919.  To Camp Merritt one week; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out May 1, 1919.






Storm Lake


Born February 28, 1894.  Enl. August 27, 1917.  Sergt. Co. M, 350th Regt. 88th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge.  In service 22 months, nine of which were spent in France.  Was in Haute-Alsace sector, under fire four weeks; six days in front line trenches; three weeks in reserve trenches.  Qualified as sharp-shooter.  Mustered out June 6, 1919, at Camp Dodge.






Storm Lake


Born December 11, 1881.  Enl. August 22, 1917.  Cadet, 2d Co. 13th Training Regt.  Trained at Ft. Snelling.  Mustered out November 11, 1917.






Washington Township


Born June 24, 1888.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. M, 316th Inf. 79th Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon four weeks.  Sailed from New York on U. S. S. Plattsburg August 30, with 24th Automatic Replm.; landed Brest September 12.  To St. Georges September 20; to Verdun October 1; to Issencourt about ten days; to Genicourt where he joined the 79th Div. on front lines relieving the 26th Div. on October 28; to Base Hosp. No. 44 on account of "flu"; rejoined regt. at Heippes January 16; to Chambroncourt; to Tiffauges; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed for U. S. May 11; landed New York May 29.  Mustered out June 8, 1919.








Born March 7, 1888.  Enl. September 20, 1917.  Pvt Co. G, 163d Inf. 41st Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge until November 20, with Co. A, 350th Inf.; to Camp Pike, Co. I, 347th Inf. 87th Div.; to Camp Merritt.  Sailed June 20, 1918, member of 5th Casual Replm. Co.; landed Liverpool July 1, 1918.  To Winchester two days; to Southampton; crossed Channel July 4 to Cherbourg.  To St. Aignan; joined the 163d Inf. Co. G; left July 14; joined the 2d Div. July 16; to Soissons July 18 to 20; St. Mihiel September 12 to 16; Mont Blanc Ridge; Changpre sector, October 3 to 12; Meuse-Argonne; severely wounded November 4; operated on in Evac. Hosp. No. 15; to Hosp. Mobile 8; to Base Hosp. No. 86; to Mesves Center; Base Hosp. No. 69 February 25; Hosp. No. 35 Kerhoun Center Brest.  Sailed April 7; landed New York April 17, 1919.  Taken to the U. S. Debarkation Hosp. No. 3; to Camp Dodge. Mustered out May 2, 1919, with 25 per cent disability.






Lincoln Township


Born January 23, 1892.  Enl. February 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. B, 12th Eng. 2d Army.  Trained at Camp Dodge; Camp Grant; to Washington Barracks; to Camp Merritt.  Sailed August 29 on Bellank; landed Liverpool September 13.  To Winchester; to Southampton; to Cherbourg; to Angers; to Manillatown; to Gosgrove, operating a railroad.  Sailed from Bordeaux on Camp May; landed New York April 27.  To Camp Upton; to Camp Funston.  Mustered out May 17, 1919.





Coon Township


Born July 3, 1893.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. D, 4th Replm. Regt. Inf.  Trained at Camp Gordon.  Discharged by reason of physical disability.  Mustered out July 31, 1918.  (no photo)

1Eilers, Tom D.  Buena Vista's Part in the World War.  Storm Lake, 1920, pp. 130-31.

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