Buena Vista County, IA
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Honor Roll of Buena Vista County

Returning Veterans






Storm Lake


Born October 6, 1884.  Enl. October 18, 1918.  1st Lieut. Co. N, 2d Bn.  In service at Edgewood Arsenal, Edgewood, Md. Mustered out January 30, 1919.






Storm Lake


Born October 23, 1881.  Enl. August 27, 1917.  Major, Chemical Warfare Service.  Served in Chemical Warfare Service, 2d Bn. Edgewood Arsenal; at Second Training Camp Ft. Snelling; at Fortress Monroe, Coast Artillery U. S. R. November 27, 1917. Promoted to 1st Lieut. Ordnance Corps; to Captain, Ordnance N. A. June 29, 1918; to Major, Chemical Warfare Service July 20, 1918.  Mustered out March 20, 1919.






Coon Township


Born December 12, 1891.  Enl. July 29, 1918.  Pvt. Co. A, 122d Engrs.  Trained at Camp Forrest July 30 to September 18.  Sailed from New York September 30 on U. S. S. George Washington; landed Brest October 13.  To Javes to November 12; to Allencon to November 20; to Le Mans November 21 and stationed there until May 1, 1919; to Joinville May 7 and assisted in building stadium; to Brest June 21.  Sailed from Brest June 30 on Pretaria; landed Hoboken July 12, 1919.  To Camp Mills; to Camp Dodge. Mustered out July 20, 1919.








Born April 11, 1896.  Enl. February 24, 1918.  Pvt. 1st-cl. Co. 48. 20th Engrs.  Trained at Camp Dodge in Co. E, 351st Inf.; trans, to Co. 48, 20th Engrs.; to Washington, D. C.  Sailed on U. S. S. Leviathan May 22; landed Brest May 30. June 15 to Sens, truck driver for American lumber mill; to Vaux Gironde September 14; to point near Bordeaux March 10, drove truck for lumber mill. Sailed from Bordeaux June 10; landed New York June 21.  Mustered out June 30, 1919.








Born September 28, 1895.  Enl. March 9, 1918.  Pvt. 75th Co., Regt. Hdtp-s. C. A. C.  Trained at Fort Moultrie.  Sailed from Hoboken on U. S. S. Sippeney September 6; landed Brest September 18.  To Grieves; to old Marne for training to November 11; to Le Mans; to St. Naizaire.  Sailed February 28 on Kronland; landed March 10.  Mustered out March 17, 1919.






Nokomis Township


Born August 5, 1886.  Enl. May 10, 1918.  Seaman 2d-cl.  Trained at G. L. N. T. S.; to receiving ship at Broklyn Navy Yard; to Ellis Island; to Philadelphia; put aboard oil tank to Ireland; Naval Bay, six or seven weeks; to U. S. S. destroyer Duncan, on this ship until January 14, 1919; to Norfolk; on receiving ship one week; to Key West; on U. S. S. Dolphin on South Atlantic Coast Patrol until July 28, 1919; to G. L. N. T. S.  Mustered out August 5, 1919.






Hayes Township


Born September 17, 1894.  Enl. February 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. E, 117th Regt. 30th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge; Camp Sevier. Sailed overseas.  From July 17 to September 5 was in defensive warfare in the Ypres sector in Belgium; battle engagements and skirmishes experienced along the Hindenburg line near Bellicourt and Nauroy September 29 to 30; to Poncheaux and Geneva; to Premont; October 8 wounded; to hospital at Trouville for two months.  Sailed for U. S. March 27 with division.  Mustered out April 10, 1919.






Elk Township


Born October 26, 1895.  Enl. June 21, 1916.  Sgt. Co. M, 168th Inf. 42d Div.  Trained at Cherokee, Iowa, in Co. M, T. N. G.; spent winter of 1916-1917 in service on Mexican border at Brownsville, Texas; to Cherokee; to State Fair Grounds in spring of 1917, when company was sworn into Federal service.  Sailed from Hoboken October 18; landed Liverpool November 8; to Winchester; to Le Havre, December 1.  To Ouimacourt; to Baccarat; entered trenches in Luneville sector March 9; wounded March 9; to Baccarat Hosp.; to Base Hosp. No. 32; to Base Hosp. No. 9; to special training battalion at St. Aignan; to Evac Hosp. No. 1; to Nancy; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed on U. S. S. Princess Matoka; landed Newport News April 27, 1919.  To Camp Hill; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out May 5, 1919.






Elk Township


Born February 12, 1890.  Enl. June 25, 1918.  Pvt. Co. D, 350th Regt. 88th Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon four weeks; to Camp Upton.  Sailed from New York August 11; landed London August 25.  To Southampton; to Cherbourg.  To Semur; on Alsace-Lorraine front ten days; to Toul sector, in this area when armistice was signed; to Nein; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed for U. S. May 19 on Avlas; landed Newport News May 30.  To Camp Dodge.  Mustered out June 6, 1919.






Washington Township


Born October 9, 1897.  Enl. May 5, 1917.  Engineer, Co. D, 2d Regt.  Trained at G. L. N. T. S.; to New York; served on U. S. S. South Dakota two years; then transferred to Frederick.  Enlisted for four years - still in service.






Washington Township


Born February 7, 1901.  Enl. January 29, 1918.  App. Seaman, Co. C, 13th Regt.  Trained at Camp Paul Jones at G. L. N. T. S. Enlisted for four years - still in service.






Storm Lake


Born October 11, 1889.  Enl. July 23, 1918.  Acting N. C. O. Co. 14, unorganized.  Trained two months at the School of Auto Mechanics at Austin; Balloon School, San Antonio, four months.  Mustered out January 23, 1919.






Storm Lake


Born November 13, 1886.  Enl. May 13, 1918.  Pvt. Co. A, 102d Regt., 26th Div.  Trained at Jefferson Barracks; to Camp McArthur; to Camp Merritt.  Trained in U. S. with Co. A, 102d Regt. 26th Div., to which he was joined after sailing with 55th Regt. of 7th Div.  Sailed August l8; landed Brest.  To camp one week; September 4 to front lines; hiked every night for a week to reach St. Mihiel, September 10; into action at 8:00 a. m.; October 29 gassed and severely wounded; to Evac. Hosp. No. 24 until January 28; to St. Aignan to casual company; to Brest.  Sailed March 12 on U. S. S. Huntington; landed New York March 23.  To Camp Dodge.  Mustered out April 2, 1919.





Storm Lake


Born February 10, 1896.  Enl. May 13, 1918.  Pvt. Co. L, 56th Regt. 7th Div.  Trained at Camp McArthur; Camp Merritt.  Sailed on Leviathan August 3; landed Brest.  To Bradglong; to Ft. Villa-de-Sac; to Lorraine front October 10; to Argonne October 23; on the line when armistice was signed; to Manonville December 9; to Ft. de Pagny April 6; to Le Mans May 23; to Brest.  Sailed for U. S. June 16; landed Newport News June 21.  To Camp Stewart; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out July 5, 1919.  (no photo)






Sioux Rapids


Born May 17, 1896.  Enl. April 30, 1917.  Fireman 2d-cl. on U. S. S. Virginia.  Trained at G. L. N. T. S.; served on hospital ship Solace; to U. S. S. Virginia.  Also saw service in U. S. Army and is still in service in France.  Released from naval service February 5, 1918.





Storm Lake


Born February 10, 1886.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  2d Lieut. 140th Engrs.  Trained at Camp Shelby; Camp Gordon; Camp Humphreys. Promoted from pvt. to 2d Lieut.  Mustered out December 20, 1918.  (no photo)






Storm Lake


Born November 4, 1896.  Enl. July 18, 1918.  Musician 1st-cl.  Trained at G. L. N. T. S., with Third Regimental Band.  Mustered out March 25, 1919.






Storm Lake


Born February 8, 1899.  Enl. April 16, 1917.  Pvt. Co. M, 168th Regt. 42d Div.  Trained:  Company originated at Cherokee, Iowa; later trained at State Fair Grounds; Camp Mills.  Sailed from New York on U. S. S. President Grant October 18; returned to port October 28; sailed again on the Celtic November 14; landed Liverpool.  To Southampton; to Le Havre; to Rimacourt; to Langres; to Baccarat; in action February 22 on Lorraine front of Luneville sector; to Champagne July 3 to 18; to Chateau-Thierry July 22 to August 2; to Chaumont; to Vaville; to St. Mlhiel September 12; wounded at 6:30 a. m. September 12 by machine gun bullet in knee; to Base Hosp. No. 23 at Vitol 8 days; to Base Hosp. No. 24 at Limoges to January 10; to Brest.  Sailed on Leviathan; landed New York, April 2.  To Camp Upton; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out April 22, 1919.






Washington Township


Born March 4, 1895.  Enl. June 26, 1918.  Pvt. 1st-cl. Co. F, 350th Inf. 88th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge; to Camp Upton.  Sailed on Delta August 11; landed London August 25.  To Cherbourg September 1; to Semur; to Chogey, October 4; to center sector Haute-Alsace; to Toul sector November 7, on offensive when armistice was signed; to Gondrecourt area until May 7.  Sailed from St. Nazaire on U. S. S. Aeolus May 19, 1919; landed Newport News May 30.  To Camp Dodge.  Mustered out June 12, 1919.







Born November 22, 1892.  Enl. February 25, 1918.  Pvt. Co. E, 351st Inf. 88th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge.  Sailed from New York April 25, on English transport Corovia; landed Liverpool May 7.  To Southampton; to Le Havre May 15; landed Le Havre May 17.  Trained at different camps in France before going into active service; entered trenches July 18, in trenches for 28 days at Argonne Forest; was wounded and sent to hospital.  Returned to U. S. on the U. S. S. Huron; landed Newport News January 18, 1919.  Mustered out February 8, 1919.  (no photo)





Nokomis Township


Born February 7, 1907.  Enl. September 15, 1918.  Pvt. S. A. T. C.  Trained at 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. 147-51.

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