POKESTY, WILLIAM A.
Born April 9, 1891. Enl. August 6, 1918. Pvt. Co. D, 1st Bn. Inf. O. A.
R. D. Trained at Jefferson Barracks; to Camp MacArthur; to Camp Merritt.
Sailed November 9; recalled November 11 to Camp Merritt. To Camp Dodge.
Mustered out December 15, 1918.
Born May 28, 1887. Enl. September 4, 1917. Sgt. Co. B, 313th Engrs.
88th Div. Trained at Camp Dodge. Sailed from New York; landed
Liverpool. To Winchester; to Le Plavre. Saw 28 days of active service
in Alsace-Lorraine sector. Landed in U. S. June 6, 1919. Mustered out
June 16, 1919.
PONSOR, OSCAR ANDREW
Born March 27, 1891. Enl. July 29, 1918. Pvt. Co. 41, 20th Engrs.
Trained at Camp Forrest; Camp Merritt. Sailed October 28 on George
Washington; landed Brest November 7. To Angers one week; to Bordeaux;
to Camp Buricus until May 1; to Camp Genicourt. Sailed May 15 on
Luckenbach; landed Hoboken June 1. To Camp Merritt; to Camp Dodge.
Mustered out June 16, 1919.
PORATH, ALEX C.
Born July 29, 1890. Enl. February 25,
1918. Pvt. Co. I, 130th Regt. 33d Div. Trained at Camp Dodge and Camp
Logan. Sailed from New York on Agamemnon May 17; landed Brest May 24.
Trained a month near Abbeyville; to Somme front two weeks; to Albert
front six weeks; to Verdun until October 10; wounded by machine-gun
bullet on October 10; taken to Evac. Hosp. No. 6; to Base Hosp. No. 25;
to Base Hosp. 38 near St. Nazaire. Sailed December 10 on S. S.
Zeelandia; landed Newport News December 22, 1918. Mustered out May 9,
PORATH, AUGUST FRED HERMAN, JR.
Born May 25, 1898. Enl. June 25, 1918.
Pvt. Co. E, 350th Inf. 88th Div. Trained at Camp Dodge until July 25;
to Ft. Riley until September 27. Mustered out September 27, 1918.
PORATH EMIL A.
Born September 6, 1886. Enl. July 24,
1918. Pvt. Co. C, 4th Replm. Regt. Trained at Camp Gordon. Discharged
July 31. On October 3 again inducted into service; sent to Jefferson
Barracks. Discharged December 15, 1918.
PORATH, FRED A.
Born December 1, 1898. Enl. October 11,
1918. Pvt. S. A. T. C. Trained at Buena Vista College, Storm Lake,
Iowa. Mustered out December 13, 1918.
PORTER, CLIFFORD EUGENE
Born February 27, 1897. Enl. July 16,
1918. Seaman 2d-cl. U. S. Navy. Trained at G. L. N. T. S.; sailed from
Newport News June 16, 1919; landed St. Nazaire June 29. To Newport
News; to Brest; trans, to U. S. S. Susquehanna; landed at New York
August 27; to Brooklyn Hosp.; to Washington, D. C; to Philadelphia; to
G. L. N. T. S. Mustered out October 21, 1919.
PORTER RAY E.
Born August 24, 1895. Enl. July 6, 1917.
Seaman on U. S. S. Great Northern. Trained at G. L. N. T. S. for 18
months; to Naval Barracks at N. Y. February 9, 1919; assigned to U. S.
S. Great Northern; made five round trips from New York to Brest from
April 3 to 6th of July, 1919. To G. L. N. T. S. Mustered out August
Born January 25, 1893. Enl. February 25,
1918. Pvt. Co. 45, 20th Engrs. A. E. F. Trained at Camp Dodge; at Camp
American University. Sailed on President Lincoln May 10; landed Brest
May 23. To Bazoilles May 31, worked in timber here until August 5; to
Renner to build a sawmill; to Gironcourt September 20; to Chimilin and
attached to the M. T. C. of Chimilin until November 24, here his arm was
broken and he was sent to Base Hosp. No. 66 at Bazolues; joined company
at Ponteux in southern France; worked in timber until May 13. Sailed
from Bordeaux on Luckenbach for the U. S. May 17; landed Hoboken June 1.
Mustered out June 9 at Camp Dodge.
POULSEN, RASMUS JORGEN
Born March 3, 1898. Enl. October 13,
1918. Pvt. 113th Engrs. 2d Prov. Regt. Trained at Vancouver Barracks.
Mustered out February 1, 1919, at Camp Dodge.
POWELL, ALBERT L.
Born November 29, 1892. Enl. July 26,
1918. Sgt. Co. G, Replm. Inf. Trained at Camp Gordon; at H. C. O.
School at Camp Gordon. Mustered out December 23, 1919.
PRESTON, DAVID E.
Born July 27, 1894. Enl. November 14,
1917. Fireman 2d-cl. Trained at G. L. N. T. S. Broke shoulder and had
operation for appendicitis while in service, was granted medical
discharge as permanently disabled. Mustered out November 1, 1918.
PRESTON, WILLIAM JEROME
Born July 5, 1892. Enl. July 10, 1917.
Pvt. Mach. Gun Co. 142d Inf. 36th Div. Trained at Cherokee; at Camp
Hyatt; at Camp Cody. Sailed from New York on H. M. S. Anchises October
13; landed Liverpool October 24. To Southampton; to Le Havre. To Le
Mans; to Clairmont; to Piercy; to Liegners for six months. Sailed from
Brest on U. S. S. Von Steuben May 29; landed New York June 6. Mustered
out at Camp Dodge June 16, 1919.
QUICK, WILLIAM M.
Born March 20, 1897. Enl. June 1, 1918.
Sgt. Co. A, 5th Training Engrs. Trained at Camp Humphreys. Mustered
out January 1, 1919.
Vista's Part in the World War.
Storm Lake, 1920, pp. 181-85.