Buena Vista County, IA
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Honor Roll of Buena Vista County

Returning Veterans






Poland Township


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.






Lee Township


Born November 4, 1895.  Enl. July 29, 1918.  Pvt. Co. B, 214th Engrs. 14th Div.  Trained at Camp Forrest; Camp Custer. Mustered out February 7, 1919.






Brooke Township


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.





Sioux Rapids


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 photo)






Storm Lake


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.






Sioux Rapids


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 22, 1919.








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.






Brooke Township


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.






Providence Township


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.






Sioux Rapids


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.






Sioux Rapids


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.






Grant Township


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.






Storm Lake


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.







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 photo)








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.





Linn Grove


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)








Born March, 1894.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. 10th Bn. 4th Replm. Regt. Inf.  Trained at Camp Gordon.  Mustered out December 21, 1918.








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, 1919.








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 24, 1919.






Storm Lake


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, 1919.

1Eilers, Tom D.  Buena Vista's Part in the World War.  Storm Lake, 1920, pp. 151-56.

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