Buena Vista County, IA
IAGenWeb Project


Honor Roll of Buena Vista County

Returning Veterans








Born February 13, 1892.  Enl. May 23, 1917.  Musician 1st-cl. on Transport Service Ships Band and on U. S. S. Pastores.  Trained at G. L. N. T. S.; to Norfolk, Va.  Sailed from New York December 6; landed Bordeaux December 13, 1918.  Transported troops between New York and Bordeaux on U. S. S. Pastores; holds records for number of trips (21) in transporting troops; Pastores was second ship to dock with troops from the United States; average number of troops transported, including officers and men, 2,500.  Played in Sousa's 300-piece band on tour of Middle West and Eastern States for 2d Liberty Loan.  Mustered out at G. L. N. T. S. August 7, 1919.







Maple Valley Township


Born October 9, 1888.  Enl. June 26, 1918.  Corp. Co. C, 313th Engrs. 88th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge; to Camp Mills.  Sailed on Plassy August 16; landed Liverpool August 28.  To Southampton; to Le Havre.  To border of Switzerland; to Alsace sector; to Lorraine near Metz; there when armistice was signed; built railroads near Metz one month; to Gudercourt; to Densian Hdqrs.; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed on Madawska May 25; landed New York June 6.  To Camp Dodge.  Mustered out June 16, 1919.





Washington Township


Born December 11, 1891.  Enl. November 2, 1918.  Pvt. Automobile Machinist, Co. A, 4th Detach.  Trained at Iowa State College. Mustered out December 11, 1918.  (no photo)






Storm Lake


Born October 19, 1895.  Enl. Sept. 25, 1917.  In Medical Reserve Corps, Iowa, assigned to Iowa City.  Remained continuously in medical college by order of Surgeon General from October 1, 1917, to December 1, 1918.  Would have received commission as 1st Lieut.  March 27, 1919.  Mustered out December 1, 1918.






Storm Lake


Born July 8, 1876.  Enl. June 22, 1917.  Captain, Spruce Production Division.  Trained at Ft. Riley; at Vancouver Barracks in Spruce Production Division; in status of field officer during entire period of service; attached to troops getting airplane material along mouth of Columbia River with hdqrs. at St. Bend and Raymond, Washington.  Mustered out January 18, 1919.






Fairfield Township


Born July 5, 1895.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. K 316th Inf. 79th Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon in 4th Replm. Regt., trans, to 316th Inf. January 1, 1919.  Sailed on U. S. S. Plattsburg August 30; landed Brest September 12.  To St. George; to rest camp; to aviation field; to Verdun; to Argonne November 8; to Donnileans until January 1; to Issencourt; to Burroni; to Cumgoine; to Sont Huinsi.  Sailed on U. S. S. Texan May 16; landed May 29 at Philadelphia.  To Camp Dix; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out June 10, 1919.





Fairfield Township


Born July 5, 1895.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. D, 4th Replm. Regt.  Trained at Camp Gordon.  (no photo)








Born January 14, 1896.  Enl. July 26, 1918.  Pvt. Co. D 362d Inf., 91st Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge; to Camp Dix.  Sailed from New York September 10, on Grandscow; landed Glasgow, September 23.  To Southampton; to Cherbourg.  To Monpont for three weeks of training; to Flanders October 30 to November 5; relieved French on Flanders front; went over top; moved to immediate rear about three months; to France, ordered back to front the day of armistice; in line on Flanders front; to France in the Le Mans area.  Sailed from St. Nazaire April 3 on Edward Luckenbach; landed New York April 14.  To Camp Merritt; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out April 30, 1919.








Born May 22, 1894.  Enl. June 26, 1918.  Pvt. Hosp. Co. 350th Inf. 88th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge.  Sailed August 10 on S. S. Delta from New York; landed Liverpool August 25.  To Southampton; to Cherbourg.  To Semur; to Bracquemont; to Girmagny; to Laginy Woods November 11; to Minaucourt; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed for U. S.; landed Newport News.  Mustered out June 5, 1919.







Born March 11, 1893.  Enl. July 29, 1918.  Pvt. Co. D, 209th Engrs. 9th Div.  Trained at Camp Forrest; Camp Sheridan; Camp Dodge.  Mustered out February 3, 1919.  (no photo)






Providence Township


Born September 26, 1892.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. F, 350th Regt. 88th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge.  Sailed from New York August 11; landed Liverpool August 25.  To Southampton; to Brest September 1.  To Alsace-Lorraine front as automatic gunner for 11 days; taken sick with influenza, later with trench fever; was in eight different hospitals.  Sailed January 31; landed New York February 12.  To Camp Merritt.  Mustered out March 3, 1919.








Born September 29, 1887.  Enl. December 13, 1917.  1st. Lieut, attached to Hdqrs. Staff, Division of Ordnance.  Trained at Camp Hancock Machine Gun School; at Wilbur Wright Aviation Field.  Promoted from corp. to 2d Lieut., to 1st Lieut.  Sailed on S. S. Adriatic October 6, 1918; landed Liverpool October 17.  To Le Havre October 21.  To Blois, to read instructions to incoming troops; to Hdqrs. in Paris; February 1, 1919, to Ordnance Repair Shops at Mehun; March 1 entered Univ. of Montpelier.  Sailed from Brest on S. S. Northern Pacific August 6; landed Hoboken August 12.  To Camp Dodge.  Mustered out September 3, 1919.








Born March 1, 1901.  Enl. July 9, 1918.  Pvt. Co. K 3d Bn. 11th Regt. Marine Corps.  Trained at Mare Island.  Sailed from Quantico, Va.; Landed in France.  Did guard duty at Bordeaux.






Albert City


Born February 8, 1895.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. D, 164th Inf. 41st Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon; to Camp Merritt.  Sailed August 30 on U. S. S. Plattsburg; landed Brest September 12.  To St. George; to St. Aignan; to Schousay; to Brest.  Sailed February 8 on U. S. S. President Grant; landed New York February 26.  To Camp Dix; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out March 10, 1919.






Lee Township


Born June 29, 1889.  Enl. September 5, 1918.  Pvt. 1st-cl. M. P. in Depot Brigade.  Trained at Camp Dodge.  Mustered out March 1, 1919.






Scott Township


Born December 8, 1894.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Corp. Development Bn. No. 2, Officers' Training Camp.  Trained at Camp Gordon; to Camp Wheeler.  Mustered out December 18, 1919.






Barnes Township


Born June 23, 1895.  Enl. May 25, 1917.  Corp. Co. D, 5th Engrs. 7th Div.  Trained at Ft. Logan; to El Paso; to Brownsville; to Corpus Christi; to Camp Merritt.  Sailed from iNew York on H. R. Mallory; landed Brest August 12.  To Pont-et-Massene Barracks five days; to Perigny-sur-Armanson-Yonne six weeks; to Chaligny; to front lines; to St. Mihiel sector September 26; to Minneville two weeks; to front at Puvenvile Woods; to Villers-sur-Preny; to Thiaucourt engaged in road construction near Metz; salvage work at Bouillionville from December 5 to January 1; to Barbache; to Brest.  Sailed February 15 on U. S. S. George Washington; stopped at Boston February 24; landed New York February 25.  To Camp Mills; to Camp Humphreys; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out March 25, 1919.






Barnes Township


Born December 19, 1890.  Enl. July 29, 1918. Pvt. Co. A 122d Engrs.  Trained at Camp Forrest; to Camp Upton.  Sailed from New York September 29; landed Brest October 13.  To Angers two weeks; to Gievres nine days; to Alencon November 13; to forwarding camp at Le Mans; to Jaineville-le-Pont May 5, 1919; to Brest June 21.  Sailed June 30; landed Camp Mills July 12.  To Camp Dodge.  Mustered out July 19, 1919.






Storm Lake


Born June 15, 1894.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Replm. Co.  Trained at Camp Gordon.  Discharged on account of physical disability.






Washington Township


Born June 19, 1889.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. 316th Inf. 79th Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon thirty days with Co. E, 4th Replm. Regt.  Six months service in France with the 79th Div.; at Argonne, Verdun.  Mustered out May 10, 1919.






Sioux Rapids


Born April 10, 1889.  Enl. June 7, 1918.  Carpenter's mate 2d-cl. in Naval Aviation.  Trained at Pensacola, Fla.; Charleston, S. C, for one month, repairing seaplanes.  Mustered out April 9, 1919.






Sioux Rapids


Born June 5, 1889.  Enl. May 13, 1918.  Pvt. Co. H 64th Inf. 7th Div.  Trained at Camp MacArthur until August 15.  Sailed from New York August 24 on U. S. S. Mt. Vernon; landed Brest September 3.  To Stigney one week; to Argentueil ten days; to Doulard one week; to Toul sector October 10, held line at a point ten miles from Metz for eight days; returned to reserves October 21 to 25; to Gegencourt; returned to reserve position for five days; back to Gengencourt November 2; received accidental gunshot wound in right eye November 3; to Base Hosp. No. 45 at Toul until December 26; to Base Hosp. at Savaney; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed on Manchuria January 10; landed New York January 22.  To Hosp. No. 2 on Staten Island three weeks; to Ft. McHenry three weeks; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out March 20, 1919.






Sioux Rapids


No service Record Included






Coon Township


Born February 18, 1894.  Enl. June 26, 1918,  Pvt. Co. D 350th Inf. 88th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge until August 8.  Sailed from New York August 11 on the S. S. Delta; landed England August 25.  To Southampton; to Le Havre. T o Semur three weeks; to Chassias until October 4; to Alsace-Lorraine sector October 5; in offensive two weeks before armistice was signed; moved off front to Naix December 1 until May 7, 1919.  Sailed from St. Nazaire May 19; landed Newport News.  To Camp Dodge.  Mustered out June 5, 1919.






Sioux Rapids


Born March 10, 1890.  Enl. April 26, 1918.  Corp. Co. D, 360th Regt. 90th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge; at Camp Travis; and at Arbot, France.  Landed in France June 14.  To front August 22; in St. Mihiel drive September 12 to 16; captured Hill No. 317 September 15; at Meuse-Argonne October 26 to November 11; on November 1 took Grand Carre Farm and advanced to Hill 243; Nov. 2 took part in operation of taking Hill No. 321; November 11 on front just out of Baalon near Mouzay; November 17 to Verton, Belgium; November 26 to December 23 hiked to Germany, passing through Trier and up Moselle Valley, stopping at Wehlen where he stayed until May 17, 1919; entrained for St. Nazaire.  Sailed May 27; landed Boston June 7.  To Camp Devens; to Camp Sherman.  Mustered out June 15, 1919.



1Eilers, Tom D.  Buena Vista's Part in the World War.  Storm Lake, 1920, pp. 168-172.

Contributed Anonymously