Buena Vista County, IA
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Honor Roll of Buena Vista County

Returning Veterans






Fairfield Township


Born January 18, 1895.  Enl. September 20, 1917.  Corp. 2d Bn. Int. Section 38th Regt. 3d Div.  Trained at Comp Dodge; to Camp Pike.  Landed in France July 1.  To Gondrecourt for training; in the Aisne-Marne offensive from July 18 to 27; in Vesle sector August 4 to 11; in Meuse-Argonne September 30 to October 27; with Army of Occupation December 1 to August 6, 1919.  Mustered out August 29, 1919.






Storm Lake


Born October 19, 1896.  Enl. September 5, 1918.  Pvt. Co. 105 Kerhoun Hosp. Center.  Trained at Camp Dodge, trans, to Med. Corps.  To France. Stationed at Kerhoun Hosp. Center; later moved to Pontomeyer Camp Hosp. No. 33, where he was stationed until October 19, when he returned to the United States. Mustered out November 4, 1919.





Providence Township


Born July 15, 1893.  Enl. September 5, 1918.  Pvt. Co. A, M. P. 19th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge, assigned to Co. 58, 15th Bn, 163 D. B.; October 15, trans, to Co. A. M. P. 19th Div.; November 1 trans, to Camp Grant to Officers' Training School and remained there until mustered out November 30, 1918.  (no photo)






Lee Township


Born April 15, 1887.  Enl. August 20, 1918. Pvt.  Trained at Camp McClellan May 25 to December 12; at Camp Gordon five weeks.  Mustered out at Camp McClellan December 12, 1918.






Maple Valley Township


Born November 30, 1895.  Enl. July 29, 1918.  Pvt. Co. C, 210th Engrs.  Trained at Camp Forest; Camp Funston; to Camp Mills; to Camp Humphreys; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out February 19, 1919.








Born July 16, 1901.  Enl. April 1, 1918.  Seaman, U. S. Navy.  Trained at G. L. N. T. S.; to U. S. Naval Operating Base, Hampton Roads.  Sailed on U. S. S. Finland January 9, 1919; trans, to U. S. S. Florida and left for Quantanamo Bay February 4 for battle practice; to St. Kitts Island, British West Indies; later cruised along coast of South America and Panama; to Cuba; to Haiti and Porto Rico; got under way for the United States April 10, 1919; anchored in North River April 16; ship gave a ball at Terrace Gardens, New York, April 20.  Mustered out May 1, 1919.






Providence Township


Born February 21, 1889.  Enl. February 25, 1918.  Pvt. Co. L, 131st Regt. 33d Division.  Trained at Camp Dodge and Camp Logan.  Sailed from New York May 22 on Leviathan; landed Brest May 30.  To Welville; to the line at Perrigott on Albert front until August 5; over the top at Albert front; to Chippiley; went over top August 9; to Amiens; to Verdun front at Germanville, served here ten days; on Meuse river September 26 for objective for five miles, held lines here until October 5; October 10 went over the top again, having hardest fight of campaign taking town of Sonstanvoy, was in reserve for six days; on outpost duty on this front, and went over top again November 10; in lines when armistice was signed; to Luxemburg, was here until April 13; to Brest.  Sailed May 13 on S. S. Kaiserin; landed New York May 22.  Mustered out May 31, 1919.








Born September 19, 1896.  Enl. May 23, 1917.  L. D. S. musician in Navy.  Trained at G. L. N. T. S. for nine months; to Naval Operating Base at Hampton Roads one month; to U. S. S. Arkansas; to U. S. S. San Francisco three months; to U. S. S. Baltimore five months; to Great Lakes one month.  Helped lay mine barrage between Norway and Scotland.  Mustered out August 17, 1919.






Maple Valley Township


Born June 1, 1894.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. 163d Inf. 41st Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon one month in 4th Replm. Regt. Co. D; to Camp Merritt.  Sailed on U. S. S. Plattsburg.  Trans, to 163d Inf. 41st Div. at St. George; was in hosp. with influenza; to Convalescent Hosp. at St. George; and later to Montrichord; to Pontlevise Hosp.; to St. George.  Sailed on U. S. S. Huntington February 4; landed Hoboken February 16.  To Camp Dix one week; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out March 4, 1919.








Born December 3, 1895.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. D, 4th Replm. Regt.  Trained at Camp Gordon. Mustered out December 16, 1918.






Elk Township


Born January 17, 1893.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. D, 4th Replm. Regt.  Trained at Camp Gordon. Mustered out December 21, 1918.






Sioux Rapids


Born July 15, 1893.  Enl. December 5, 1917.  Pvt. 122d Aerial Squadron, Army Aviation Branch.  Trained at Ft. Logan; Kelly Field; Camp Vail; H. J. Damm Field.  Mustered out July 22, 1919.






Fairfield Township


Born March 6, 1889.  Enl. February 24, 1918.  Pvt. 1st-cl. Co. K, 119th Inf. 30th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge February 24 to April 6 in 351st Inf. 88th Div.; ordered to Camp Sevier from April 9 to May 7; to Camp Merritt.  Sailed from Boston May 12 on British ship Loamedon; landed Liverpool May 27.  To Dover May 28; to Calais May 29.  To Uese May 31; to front lines in Belgium July 3 to 5; July 24 to first support line trenches in East Poperinge, Belgium; attached to Scotch Army for front line training; took charge of trenches on August 10 one-half mile south of Ypres; in 119th Field Hosp. with infuenza on September 1; to 106th British Field Ambulance September 5; to St. Pol; September 12 rejoined div.; to Tinnacourt September 23; to Sonime front; to St. Quentin sector; severely wounded September 30 near Bellicourt; to Trouville, British Hosp. No. 74, arm amputated; to Bath War Hosp. October 6 to 20; to U. S. Hosp. at Paignton, England November 29.  Sailed on U. S. Cedric December 14; landed New York December 23.  To U. S. Debarkation Hosp., Ellis Island; January 4 to Ft. Des Moines.  Mustered out at Hospital No. 26 May 13, 1919.







Enl. September 6, 1918.  Pvt. 163d D. B. Trained at Camp Dodge.  Mustered out January 6, 1919.  (no photo)








Born August 22, 1900.  Enl. October 11, 1918.  Pvt. S. A. T. C.  Trained at Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, Iowa.  Mustered out December 13, 1918.








Bern May 21, 1899.  Enl. June 7, 1918.  Yeoman 2d-cl. Navy.  Trained at G. L. N. T. S. one month; to Ellis Island; trans, to North Bombing Squadron.  Sailed on U. S. S. Gold Shell, in July; landed Brest July 29. Transferred to U. S. Naval Aviation Repair Base, Eastleigh. England, for eight months; to U. S. S. Brandenburg seven weeks until this boat was turned over to England; to U. S. Navy Mine Sweeping Forces, Inverness, Scotland, for five weeks.  Sailed for U. S. from Brest on U. S. S. Harrisburg June 25, 1919; landed Hoboken July 2.  To Bay Ridge Barracks; to Great Lakes.  Mustered out August 20, 1919.






Linn Grove


Born August 8, 1897.  Enl. in May, 1917.  Pvt. 1st-cl. Hdq. Co., 168th Regt., 42d Div.  Sailed for France in July, 1917.  In action from February 20, 1918; took part in nearly all battles in which Americans participated; Luneville sector, Champagne, Chateau-Thierry, St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne; was with Army of Occupation. Mustered out April 8, 1919.





Sioux Rapids


Born April 1, 1898.  Enl. October 1, 1918.  Pvt. S. A. T. C.  Trained Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, Iowa. Mustered out December 13, 1918.  (no photo)

1Eilers, Tom D.  Buena Vista's Part in the World War.  Storm Lake, 1920, pp. 137-41.

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