MATTELIN, CLARENCE R.
Born December 10, 1894. Enl. February 24, 1918. Pvt. Co. L, 131st Inf.
33d Div. Trained at Camp Dodge from February 24 to April 1; to Camp
Logan until May 10. Sailed from New York May 22 on Leviathan; landed
Brest May 30. Moved to British sector June 5 to August 24,
participating in Chippily Ridge August 8; to Verdun sector August 28; in
battle of Verdun September 26; wounded by machine-gun bullet in right
knee on morning of September 26; to Base Hosp. No. 25 until November 7;
to Base Hosp. No. 69 until February 5; to St. Nazaire. Sailed February
5 on Kronland; landed Newport News February 18. Was at Old Soldiers'
Home at Hampton, Virginia until March 7; started to Camp Dodge.
Mustered out May 10, 1919.
Born November 4, 1895. Enl. July 29, 1918. Pvt. Co. B, 214th Engrs.
14th Div. Trained at Camp Forrest; Camp Custer. Mustered out February
MATZDORFF, WILLIAM J.
Born April 4, 1895. Enl. July 29, 1918. Pvt. Supp. Co. 325th Inf. 82d
Div. Trained at Camp Dodge four weeks; to Camp Gordon one week; to Camp
Upton. Sailed on S. S. Kyber April 24; landed Liverpool May 6. Crossed
Channel to Le Havre May 17. To Toul; to Mananville; to Willeman; to
Mortincourt; to Nancy; at Argonne Forest 28 days, when armistice was
signed; stationed at Damery four months; to Bordeaux. Sailed on U. S.
S. Alaskan; landed Hoboken. To Camp Upton; to Camp Dodge. Mustered out
June 8, 1919.
MAYER, ERNEST WILLIAM
Born April 22, 1883. Enl. August 10, 1918. Pvt. Co. A, 70th Engrs.
35th Div. Trained at Ft. Douglas; Camp Humphreys; to Camp Upton. At
embarkation camp when armistice was signed. Mustered out January 8,
1919. After being mustered out January 8, 1919, he crossed Atlantic on
a cargo of wheat as a sailor expecting to go to Belgium, but the
vessel's course was changed and he was landed at Rotterdam. The wheat
was loaded on German scowboats and taken up the Rhine into Germany. (no
MAY, FRANK G.
Born May 31, 1899. Enl. October 11, 1918. Pvt. S. A. T. C. Trained at
Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, Iowa. Mustered out December 11, 1918.
Born February 11, 1900. Enl. April 20, 1917. Fireman, U. S. Navy.
Trained at G. L. N. T. S.; at Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H.; at Norfolk,
Va.; boarded transport President Grant at New York July 29, on ship 13
months and 22 days, completing six trips to Brest and return; confined
to hospital from September 18, 1918, to March 14, 1919; on Bay Ridge
receiving ship after March 14 until discharged. Mustered out September
Born January 9, 1896. Enl. August 29, 1918. Pvt. Co. F, 20th Inf. 10th
Div. Trained at Camp Funston to December 17; to Nitro, West Virginia,
for guard duty until May 18, 1919. Mustered out May 14, 1919.
MEINKING, EDWARD C.
Born April 3, 1895. Enl. June 25, 1918. Pvt. 1st-cl. Engrs. and
Military Police. Trained at Camp Dodge; to Camp Mills; to Quebec.
Embarked August 17 on Des Mothenre; landed Liverpool September 2. To Le
Havre. To Semur three weeks; to Argonne-Meuse sector in October, until
armistice was signed; to Bar-sur-Rule November 27 until March 24, 1919;
to Coblenz; remained at Coblenz until June 2; to Brest June 29. Sailed
on U. S. S. Lewisville June 29; landed New York July 7, 1919. Mustered
out at Camp Dodge July 14, 1919.
MERNIN, EDWARD J.
Born March 21, 1894. Enl. July 24, 1918. Pvt. Co. D, 4th Replm. Regt.;
later promoted to post-office clerk. Trained at Camp Gordon. Mustered
out January 9, 1919.
MERRY, BLANCHE ADEIL (Nurse)
Born August 22, 1895. Enl. July 24, 1918. Nurse in Red Cross Nurse
Corps. Finished training course at Chicago Civilian Hospital; stationed
at Ft. Riley in operating room. Mustered out October 1, 1919.
MERRY, ROSCOE CECIL
Born December 24, 1898. Enl. June 1, 1917. Sgt. Co. E, 107th
Ammunition Train, 32d Div. Trained at Camp Merritt. Sailed from New
York February 1 on H. M. S. Orduna; joined convoy at Halifax; Co. E was
to sail on Tuscania, but orders were changed, and when off coast of
Ireland learned that the Tuscania had been sunk; landed Liverpool
February 17. To Le Havre February 22. To Guear February 25; to Camp
Quicqidon; to Belfort June 12; to Vouthiermont; to Retzwiller, Alsace,
July 24; to Chateau-Thierry July 31; went into action at Chateau-Thierry
July 31 with 32d Div.; to Vic-sur-Aisne near Soissons August 20; crossed
Aisne river August 28, here 32d Division fought battle in connection
with l0th French Army, being the only American troops on this particular
front; in battle of Guvigney Plateau; to Argonne Forest and the Meuse.
Mustered out June 1, 1919.
MESECK, ARTHUR H.
Born February 14, 1897. Enl. September 6, 1918. Pvt. 58th Co. 163d D.
B. Trained at Camp Dodge. Mustered out January 27, 1919.
Born April 9, 1893. Enl. June 26, 1918. Pvt. Co. E, 350th Inf. 88th
Div. Trained at Camp Dodge one month; at Camp Upton; trans. to port of
embarkation. Sailed from New York on Delta August 11; landed New
London, Eng. To Camp Rimmsey; sailed across Channel August 29 to
Cherbourg. Trained at Semur one month; to Belfort; to Boschello near
front, 23 days on patrol duty; to Toul sector; to Sanzy; to Commercy; to
Mullemont for maneuver work; to Prov. Hosp. No. 1 on account of
influenza and typhoid fever three months, had operation for mastoid
infection; to Base Hosp. No. 79; to Evac Hosp. No. 31; to Deson June 5.
Sailed as casual on U. S. S. Leviathan June 5; landed Hoboken June 12.
To Camp Dodge. Mustered out June 19, 1919.
MEYER, ORA WILLIAM
Born August 3, 1895. Enl. September 20, 1917. Pvt. Co. B, 103d Regt.
26th Div. Trained at Camp Dodge to October, 1917; to Camp Cody, trans,
to 133d Inf. 34th Div; to Camp Merritt. Sailed to Liverpool, June 22.
To Le Havre. Transferred to 26th Div. at Chateau-Thierry; to St.
Mihiel for first participation in line September 12; to Royalla, which
town was taken September 26; to Verdun October 15 to November 11;
slightly wounded, to Hosp. at Mesver for two weeks; to St. Aignan in
Casual Co. 483. Sailed from St. Nazaire February 1; landed Hoboken
February 14. To Camp Dodge. Mustered out February 25, 1919.
MEYERS, HARRY J.
Born December 9, 1888. Enl. July 28, 1917. Cook 1st-cl. Aero Squadron,
Aviation Corps. Trained at Kelly Field. Sailed from Hoboken September
11 by way of Halifax; landed Liverpool September 27. To Southampton; to
Le Havre Sept. 30. Stationed at Colemby Lebelle with American 1st Air
Depot; bombed by German aviators on December 5, being our first taste of
war; many raids but no casualties. Mustered out May 29, 1919. (no
MEYERS, WARREN E.
Born July 24, 1891. Enl. December 15, 1917. Corp. 21st Prov. Ord.
Depot Co., Advance Ammun. Depot No. 4, Ordnance Dept. Trained at Camp
Gordon; Camp Hancock. Landed overseas June 8, 1918, with the 21st Prov.
Ord. Depot Co., and was assigned to duty at once at Advance Ammunition
Depot No. 4, from which place, during most of his time he did railway
ammunition transportation; to the front lines during the battle of the
Marne, the St. Mihiel offensive, and the Argonne-Meuse offensive; was in
the battle of Chateau-Thierry and helped to turn back the Germans on
July 21. Mustered out at Camp Taylor July 24, 1919.
MICKELSON, ANDREW R.
Born December 12, 1893. Enl. September 20, 1918. Pvt. Co. 2, S. A. T.
C. Trained at University of Minnesota; studied civil engineering.
Mustered out December 12, 1918. (no photo)
MICKELSON, CARL EDWIN
Born March, 1894. Enl. July 24, 1918. Pvt. 10th Bn. 4th Replm. Regt.
Inf. Trained at Camp Gordon. Mustered out December 21, 1918.
MIKELSON, ROY AARON
Born March 19, 1901. Enl. April 24, 1917. Musician 2d cl. on U. S. S.
Minnesota. Trained at G. L. N. T. S.; sailed from Philadelphia on U. S.
S. Minnesota March 18, 1918; landed Brest March 29, 1918. To New York;
to Philadelphia; to Brest; to Rhode Island, Va.; to Brest; to Hampton
Roads, Va.; to Philadelphia Navy Yard; to G. L. N. T. S. Promoted from
app. seaman to seaman 2d-cl. to musician 2d-cl. Mustered out August 11,
Born May 18, 1891. Enl. July 24, 1918. Pvt. Co. F. 313th Inf. 79th
Div. Trained at Camp Gordon. Sailed from New York August 28; landed
Brest September 12. To St. George; to Verdun front November 1 for ten
days; on the advance 6 days in open warfare; after armistice stayed in
Verdun or near Verdun until February 12; was fallen to hospital with
influenza and pneumonia, Rimacourt; to Bordeaux; to Brest. Sailed May 5
on S. S. Von Steuben; landed New York May 13, 1919. Mustered out May
MILES, JAMES A.
Born June 6, 1895. Enl. February 25, 1918. Pvt. Co. H, 129th Inf., 33d
Div. Trained at Camp Dodge six weeks; to Camp Logan three weeks.
Sailed from New York May 10 on U. S. S. President Lincoln; landed Brest
May 23. To Ault; to Oisemont in Eu training sector; June 21 to front
lines; to Villers; to Vreateuniax in Amiens sector with Australians to
right of Albert six days in lines; to Round Woods; to Kaily-Moil Woods;
to Toul sector; to Verdun sector on September 5, in line 19 days;
September 26 to Meuse-Argonne; October 8 in attack with French east of
Meuse; to St. Mihiel front on October 23 until November 11; to Fresnes;
to Ettlebruck, Luxemburg; to Trier, Germany; at Trier four weeks; to
Luxemburg; to Brest. Sailed May 15 on U. S. S. Leviathan; landed
Hoboken May 22. To Camp Merritt; to Camp Dodge. Mustered out June 2,
Vista's Part in the World War.
Storm Lake, 1920, pp. 151-56.