Buena Vista County, IA
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Honor Roll of Buena Vista County

Returning Veterans








Born January 23, 1892.  Enl. May 5, 1918.  2d Lieut, assigned to Co. K, 809th Pioneer Inf.; later assigned to Co. 65, 17th Bn. 163 D. B.; later had charge of Co. 18, 5th Bn. 163d D. B.  Trained at Camp Dodge; pvt. Co. 2, 4th Officers' Training School, 88th Div.  Commissioned 2d Lieut. Inf. U. S. A. August 26, 1918.  Assigned to first-named organization after receiving commission.  Mustered out December 2, 1918.






Poland Township


Born September 4, 1894.  Enl. June 8, 1917.  Wagoner, Co. A, 7th Engrs. 5th Div.  Trained at Ft. Leavenworth until February 15, 1919.  Sailed from New York March 15 on Orduno; landed Liverpool March 28.  To Winchester; To Le Havre, to Montigny; to LeRoy until July 15; to St. Die and engaged in battle four days; remained in this sector until August 15; to St. Mihiel September 12 to 16; near Toul for rest; to Argonne sector September 26 until November 11; to Luxemberg from November 20 until July 5, 1919; to Brest.  Sailed July 15 on Rodna; landed New York July 28.  To Camp Merritt; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out August 4, 1919.





Coon Township


Born November 18, 1888.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. M, 31th Inf. 79th Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon until August 24.  Sailed from Hoboken September 1 on U. S. S. Plattsburg; landed Brest September 13.  To St. Georges; to Verdun front, in raids and held lines until November 11; to Neippel until March 23; to 4th Area, Chambrecourt, March 28; to St. Nazaire two weeks.  Sailed on Knollond May 18; landed New York May 29. To Camp Dix; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out June 8, 1919.  (no photo)






Providence Township


Born December 1, 1892.  Enl. September 20, 1917.  Pvt. Co. C, 9th Regt. 2d Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge; Camp Pike.  Sailed from New York June 19; landed Liverpool July 1.  To Winchester; to Southampton; Cherbourg.  To St. Aignan; joined 2d Div. July 16 near Soissons in attack on July 18 and 19; to Marbach sector August 9 to 24; St. Mihiel September 12 to 16; to Base Hosp. No. 30 at Clermont September 25 with influenza two weeks; rejoined regt. October 25; at Meuse-Argonne November 1 to 11; to Beaumont to November 17; in Army of Occupation at Bendorff to outpost thirty miles on other side of the Rhine; at Puderback; to Brest.  Sailed July 23 on Princess Matoka; landed New York August 1.  To Camp Merritt; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out August 14, 1919.






Sioux Rapids


Born July 1, 1892.  Enl. April 14, 1917.  Baker 1st-cl.  Trained at G. L. N. T. S.; to New York; on receiving ship at Bay Ridge; to U. S. S. Floridan; sailed on Ploridan from Brooklyn March 14; landed St. Nazaire; to Hoboken; to St. Nazaire; to Brooklyn; to St. Nazaire; to Hoboken; to Bordeaux; to Brooklyn — all on transport duty.  Mustered out at G. L. N. T. S. August 14, 1919.





Sioux Rapids


Born February 19, 1900.  Enl. April 20, 1917.  Trained at G. L. N. T. S.; trans, to Portsmouth; to U. S. S. Texan; to U. S. S. Pennsylvania; to U. S. S. North Dakota; to receiving ship at Norfolk; to Philadelphia; sailed on English transport Olympic from Hoboken June 23; to Southampton June 30; to Queenstown; to Inverness Base No. 18; to U. S. S.. Brandenburg; to U. S. S. Louisville; to El Oriente (2 trips from Hoboken to Bordeaux and return); two trips from Newport News to Brest and return; to Philadelphia.  Mustered out September 25, 1919.  (no photo)






Storm Lake


Born January 17, 1896.  Enl. May 17, 1918.  Pvt. Co. B, 40th Replm. Regt. Engrs.  Trained at Washington Baracks; Camp Merritt.  Sailed September 1; landed Liverpool September 13.  To Winchester; Southampton; Cherbourg.  To Angers, Dijon, Celmen, Argonne and Verdun sector; in front lines two weeks; joined 90th Div. on 11th of November; to Romagne; to Brest.  Sailed January 5; landed New York January 24.  Mustered out February 14, 1919, at Camp Dodge.








Born August 19, 1899.  Enl. June 1, 1918.  Midshipman.  Naval Academy, Annapolis.  Class of 1922.  Trained at Annapolis; at Marion Institute, Ala.  Still in service at Annapolis.








Born April 5, 1895.  Enl. July 22, 1918.  Inspecting sgt, Co. B, No. 312 M. T. C.  Trained at Camp Mabray; had passed examination for commission on November 11, but it was not granted.  Ten months foreign service. Landed Brest.  Stayed there short time and sent to Bordeaux; at Motor Inspection Park where 15 of company passed 18,000 trucks and touring cars; June 17 he and 304 more of his unit were transferred to Motor Park at St. Sulpice doing transportation for Hdqrs. of Base Section No. 2. July 22 was ordered to report to U. S. for discharge.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge August 26, 1919.





Storm Lake


Born October 19, 1891.  Enl. July 14, 1917.  Wagoner Co. D, 109th Amm. Train, 34th Div.  Trained at State Pair Grounds with Co. F, Iowa Amm.  Tr. Motor Section, July 23 to September 25; at Camp Cody 11 months in Co. D, 109th Amm.  Tr. 34th Div.; to Chicago; with convoy of motor trucks to Camp Raritan; to Camp Dix. Sailed from Hoboken on U. S. S. Olympic October 17; landed Southampton October 24.  To Cherbourg October 26.  To Bordeaux October 29 to June 10, 1919, in M. T. C. service.  Sailed on U. S. S. Iowan June 10; landed Philadelphia June 22.  To Camp Dix; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out June 28, 1919.  (no photo)








Born July 31, 1890.  Enl. August 2, 1918.  Pvt. 28th Co. 22d Office, Q. M. C.  Trained at Camp Johnston five months; to Camp Dodge.  After two weeks training at Camp Johnston was trans. to 22d Training Co. Mustered out January 11, 1919.






Linn Grove


Born September 2, 1899.  Enl. October 11, 1918.  Pvt. S. A. T. C.  Trained at Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, Iowa.  Mustered out December 14, 1918.








Born September 14, 1895.  Enl. February 23, 1916.  Musician 1st-cl.  Trained at San Francisco for five months; to Norfolk, Va., September 8; on battleship Wyoming November 25, 1917; to Orkney Islands; joined British Fleet and co-operated with British Fleet during period of war; to Scotland; to England; was with Allied Fleets when the German Imperial Fleet surrendered; met the U. S. S. George Washington with President Wilson on board and escorted ship into Brest.  Sailed from Brest for U. S. December 14; landed New York December 26, 1918.  Enlistment expires February 23, 1920.






Nokomis Township


Born February 9, 1893.  Enl. September 22, 1917.  Sgt. Co. F, 316th Engrs. 91st Div.  Trained at Camp Lewis ten months; to Camp Mills.  Sailed from New York July 6 on Armeck; landed Liverpool July 20.  To France, at St. Mihiel September 11 to 16; at Meuse-Argonne September 26; at 1st Station for Army of Occupation; to Brussels; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed April 6; landed Hoboken April 23.  To Camp Merrit; to Ft. D. A. Russell. Mustered out April 29, 1919.  Received the D. S. C for extraordinary heroism in action at Audenarde, Belgium, November 1.








Born November 2, 1887.  Enl. April 15, 1917.  Musician 2d-cl.  Trained at San Francisco in Naval Training Band for sixteen months; to Columbia University six weeks; then promoted to machinist's mate of the 1st-cl.; assigned to Submarine Chaser No. 250; did patrol duty off New England coast and convoy duty to transport ships.  Mustered out at Submarine Chaser Base, New London, Conn., March 31, 1919.






Linn Grove


Born December 23, 1898.  Enl. September, 1918.  Pvt. S. A. T. C.  Trained at Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, Iowa.  Mustered out December 13, 1918.


1Eilers, Tom D.  Buena Vista's Part in the World War.  Storm Lake, 1920, pp. 185-86.

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