Buena Vista County, IA
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Honor Roll of Buena Vista County

Returning Veterans





Storm Lake


Born May 16, 1899.  Enl. October 12, 1918.  Pvt. Co. F, 2d Bn. Aviation Section, S. A. T. C.  Trained at University of Chicago.  Mustered out December 12, 1918.  (no photo)






Coon Township


Born October 16, 1892.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. G, 316th Inf. 79th Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon until August 26, 1918.  Sailed from Hoboken on U. S. S. Plattsburg, September 1; landed Brest September 13, 1918.  To St. Georges until September 30; to Verdun sector, stationed at Issencourt until October 25; to Meuse sector of Verdun front October 28; in offensive from October 28 to November 11; wounded by high-explosive shell in right jaw and right leg November 3, 1918; to hosp. at Verdun and then to Portiers from November 6 until January 18, 1919; returned to co. at Issencourt; to Heipps and hiked to Trampot; to Vallet April 1; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed May 16 on U. S. S. Texan; landed Philadelphia May 29.  To Camp Dix; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out June 8, 1919.





Scott Township


Born February 4, 1895.  Enl. June 4, 1917.  Pvt. with Med. Dept. 109th Engrs. 34th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge one year; to Camp Dix.  Sailed from New York September 17, on Cretic; landed Liverpool October 1.  To Winchester; crossed Channel to Cherbourg.  To Mesves; to Bulcy four months; to St. Amiens three and one-half months; to Le Mans one month; to Precigne two weeks; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed on June 17 on Pastoria; landed New York June 26.  To Camp Mills; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out July 2, 1919.  (no photo)






Storm Lake


Born June 26, 1882.  Enl. May 14, 1917.  Major Maintenance and Reconstruction of Trenches, and Supervision of Railroad Building and Highway Improvement.  Commissioned 1st Lieut, after training at Ft. Snelling; to Ft. Leavenworth until August 27; to Camp Dodge where he was with Co. B, 313th Engrs. 88th Div.  Promoted to Captain August 15. 1917.  Temporary Division Ordnance Officer at Camp Dodge until September 22, 1917; promoted to rank of Major February 25, 1919, while in France.  August 5, 1918, to Camp Mills.  Sailed from New York on British ship Plassy; landed Liverpool August 28.  To Knotty Ash; to Southampton; crossed Channel on U. S. S. Yale; landed Le Havre September 2.  To Les Laumes; to Cote d'Or; to Hericourt with 1st Bn. of which Co. B was a part; ordered to Chavanne, arrived September 19; to Elbach, Alsace, October 7, to be in charge of maintenance and reconstruction of trenches of 350th Inf.; at Pagne-de-Barrine when armistice was signed; after armistice co. rebuilt railroad from Paris to Metz, later engaged on highway work.  Sailed from St. Nazaire May 25 on U. S. S. Madawska; landed New York June 6.  To Camp Dodge.  Mustered out after 26 months of service, July 2, 1919.






Barnes Township


Born March 9, 1892.  Enl. July 29, 1918.  Pvt. 1st-cl. Co. B, 214th Engrs. 14th Div.  Trained at Camp Forrest; Camp Custer.  Mustered out February 7, 1919.








Born April 15, 1894.  Enl. June 10, 1918.  Landsman machinist's mate, 1st-cl. Co, H, 15th Rest.  Trained at G. L. N. T. S., at main station.  Mustered out January 17, 1919.






Scott Township


Born April 22, 1897.  Enl. September 5, 1918.  Pvt. Co. F, 88th Inf. 19th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge.  Mustered out March 26, 1919.






Storm Lake


Born August 24, 1893.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. 1st-cl. Co. D, 4th Replm. Regt.  Trained at Camp Gordon.  Mustered out January 28, 1919.






Sioux Rapids


Born September 17, 1885.  Enl. July 8, 1917.  2d Lieut. Vet. Corps at Camp Greeleaf; Depot Quarter Master, Chicago.  Called into service from Marathon; reported for duty at Camp Greenleaf - this was a large training camp for Veterinary, Dental and Medical Officers; the course was 90 days, but the need for officers in Vet. Corps was so urgent that all men with any previous experience were picked and put through in 60 days.  Having been a member of the N. G. and also experienced as a veterinarian with 1st Illinois Art. in 1916, he was ordered to the Depot Quarter at Chicago, on duty there as inspector and drill instructor for 60 days; to Camp Lewis as Asst. Camp Vet. Meat and Dairy Insp.  Mustered out July 21, 1919.





Storm Lake


Born March 2, 1900.  Enl. July 22, 1918.  Fireman 1st-cl. on U. S. S. Supply.  Trained at G. L. N. T. S., Ft. Monroe, and on U. S. S. Supply.  (no photo)





Storm Lake


Born September 29, 1891.  Enl. May 9, 1918. Corp. Co. F, Ordnance Supply School.  Trained at Jefferson Barracks; to Camp Hancock; to Camp Merritt.  Sailed with 7th H. M. O. R. S. October 4; landed Brest October 15.  Trained at Angouleme and Souhesmes with the 1st Army.  Sailed from St. Nazaire January 10 on Manchuria; landed Hoboken.  To Camp Merritt; to Camp Dix; to Camp Grant.  Mustered out February 11, 1919.  (no photo)





Storm Lake


Born May 3, 1893.  Enl. July 17, 1918.  Signal Service under civil service at Washington, D. C.  Mustered out December 20, 1918.  (no photo)






Providence Township


Born September 11, 1897.  Enl. August 7, 1918. Pvt. Co. D, 9th Separate Bn. U. S. Marines.  Trained at Paris Island.  Sailed from New York on the Henderson; landed Brest November 1.  To Tours; to St. Nazaire for guard duty until June, 1919.  Sailed on U. S. S. Roanoke; landed Charleston.  Mustered out June 21, 1919.






Storm Lake


Born March 28, 1893.  Enl. December 14, 1917.  Machinist 1st-cl.  Squadron 6; also Aerial Gunner.  Trained at U. S. N. Training Station; G. L. N. T. S.; and Naval Air Station.  Mustered out March 29, 1919.






Storm Lake


Born March 12, 1893.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Camp Hdqrs., Camp Gordon.  Trained at Camp Gordon.






Providence Township


Born June 28, 1886.  Enl. May 7, 1918.  Machine Gunner, Co. A, 303d Bn. 304th Brigade Tank Corps.  Trained at Camp Worgret; Wareham; Dorset - all in England.  Sailed from New York August 14; landed Liverpool August 28.  Two months in training camps in England; crossed Channel October 31 to Le Havre.  To reserve lines November 4; trained at Langres and Haute-Marne.  Promoted to pvt. 1st-cl. Training consisted in machine gunnery, six pounders, tank driving, and regular infantry drill.  Sailed for Hoboken from Marseilles by way of Gibraltar March 22, 1919.  Mustered out April 7, 1919.





Storm Lake


Enl. May 20, 1918.  Sailed overseas June 30 with A. E. F. with Engrs. in France; in Russia with Engrs. from April 17, 1919, to July 28, 1919.  Landed U. S. August 17, 1919.  (no photo)

1Eilers, Tom D.  Buena Vista's Part in the World War.  Storm Lake, 1920, pp. 160-62.

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