Buena Vista County, IA
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Honor Roll of Buena Vista County

Returning Veterans





Poland Township

Born October 7, 1894.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt., unassigned, in Inf.  Trained at Camp Gordon until October 20 in Replm. Co. and Non-commissioned Officers' School; at Camp Wheeler from October 21 until December 15.  Mustered out December 21, 1918.




Storm Lake

Born January 22, 1888.  Enl. June 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. I, 349th Inf. 88th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge; at Camp Upton. Sailed from Hoboken August 9 on Olympic; landed Southampton August 16.  To Le Havre August 19.  To Corrombles; to Les Laummes; to Belfort September 18; to Mennecourt; to trenches October 2 to 28; to Reppe Offermont; to Belfort; to Bernecourt; to Minorville; to Lu Horgue; December 1 to Reffry; May 8 to De Mange; to La Souge; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed May 19 on Ryndham; landed Hoboken May 30.  To Camp Merritt; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out June 11, 1919.



Storm Lake

Born December 23, 1888.  Enl. April 9, 1918.  Sgt. 17th Bn. Replm. Depot. F. A., later in 8th Corps Artillery Park, 96th Division.  Trained at Wisconsin State University Vocational School two months; to Camp Jackson; to Camp Wadsworth in 8th Corps Artillery Park, 96th Div. until December 6; transferred to Salvage Div. Mustered out February 6, 1919.




Born December 25, 1898.  Enl. January 23, 1919.  Seaman, 8th Co. Elec. School.  Trained at Hampton Roads, Va., at Naval Operating Base. Enlisted for four years.  (no photo)




Sioux Rapids

Born May 25, 1892.  Enl. September 20, 1917.  Pvt. Hdq. Co. 315th Regt. 79th Div.  Trained at Camp Cody.  Was with the 79th Div. at Verdun from late in September to November 11, under shell fire all the time.  Mustered out October 13, 1919.



Fairfield Township

Born February 21, 1893.  Enl. April 25, 1918.  Pvt. Machine Gun Co. 338th M. G. Bn. 88th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge; at Camp Upton.  Sailed from New York Aug. 6 on Kashmir; landed Liverpool August 24.  To Winchester; to Southampton; to Cherbourg.  To Belfort; to front lines in Alsace sector October 5 for 14 days; to Bessencourt; to Toul; near Metz when armistice was signed; to Gondrecourt area; to St. Nazaire.  Sailed on Netherlands; landed Newport News June 9.  To Camp Hill; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out June 15, 1919.  (no photo)




Maple Valley Township

Born December 11, 1890.  Enl. September 20, 1917.  Sgt. Quarter Master Corps, Reclamation Co.  Trained at Camp Dodge with Co. A, 350th Inf. 88th Div.; at Camp Pike with 347th Inf. 87th Div., later transferred to Military Police; to Q. M. C; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out March 5, 1919.





Born December 17, 1892.  Enl. February 24, 1918.  Cook Co. K, 139th Inf. 35th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge; at Camp Douglas.  Sailed from New York on City of Brisbane April 26; landed England.  To France.  In British reserve back of firing line in Belgium two months; to Alsace-Lorraine, held front lines from July 18 to August 18, without relief, under heavy shell fire daily; to St. Mihiel drive; taken to hosp. September 12; was on duty there cooking for 825 sick and wounded patients until February; sent back to his co. at Le Mans; after two weeks inspection of men and equipment was sent to St. Nazaire.  Sailed on LT. S. S. Matsonia April 13; landed Newport News April 24, 1919. Mustered out May 5, 1919.



Coon Township

Born March 30, 1894.  Enl. April 2, 1918. Pvt. Hdq. Troop, 3d Army Corps, veteran corps of the A. E. P.  Trained at Camp Dodge and Camp Mills.  Sailed June 4 on Tennyson from Brooklyn; landed London June 21.  To Winchester; to Southampton; crossed channel June 25; landed Le Havre June 26.  To Bains-les-Bains, joined the 3d Army Corps; to Remiremont; to Meaux July 14, to take part in the Aisne-Marne battle; operated under French at Soissons offensive; was in three major offensives:  Aisne-Marne, Oise and Meuse-Argonne; on Verdun sector September 10 to 26; at Romagne when armistice was signed; to Dun-sur-Meuse; to Longuyon; to Longwy; to Luxemburg; to Linster; Echitemach; to Kilburg; to Daun; to Polch; to Neuwied December 15 to July 15, with Army of Occupation; to Aix-la-Chapelle; to Liege; to Namur; to Charleroi; to Amiens; to Rouen; to Le Mans; to Rennes; to Brest.  Sailed on Finland July 24; landed Hoboken August 4.  To Camp Merritt; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out August 13, 1919.




Brooke Township

Born December 4, 1895.  Enl. May 26, 1918.  Corp. Co. A, 352d Inf. 88th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge two and one-half months; to Camp Mills.  Sailed from New York August 14; landed Liverpool August 28.  To Gendicourt.  Was at Gendicourt five months; to Brest.  Sailed May 20 on Konicicus; landed Newport News June 3.  To Camp Dodge.  Mustered out June 13, 1919.




Storm Lake

Born July 15, 1893.  Enl. June 17, 1918.  2d Lieut. Batt. F, 38th Art. C. A. C.  Trained at Ft. Monroe; to Ft. Adams; to Camp Abraham Eustis; to Camp Stewart; to Ft. Wadsworth; to Ft. Hamilton.  Mustered out December 19, 1918.



Storm Lake

Born January 14, 1893.  Enl. March 25, 1918.  Nurse, U. S. A. N. C.  Trained at Camp Devens.  Sailed from New York July 29 on S. S. Wilmer Castle; landed Liverpool.  To Southampton; crossed the Channel to Le Havre.  To Paris; to Camp Man-sur-Allser; Base Hosp. Center No. 14 for six months; to Base Hosp. No. 103 six months; to Brest.  Sailed July 14 on Rotterdam; landed Hoboken July 22.  Released, but subject to call, July 22, 1919.




Hayes Township

Born May 13, 1891.  Enl. July 25, 1918.  Pvt. Casual Co. No. 1349.  Trained at Camp Gordon two and one-half weeks; to Camp Merritt. Sailed overseas.  Was in the same casual company all the time.  Mustered out May 1, 1919, at Camp Dodge.




Hayes Township

Born July 22, 1897.  Enl. August 26, 1917.  Pvt. 109th Supply Train.  Trained at Camp Cody ten months; transferred to Q. M. Supply Train; to Detroit, Michigan; did convoy work to Baltimore one month; one trip from Cleveland, Ohio, to New York; to Camp Dix one month.  Sailed from Hoboken with 109th Supply Train; landed Southampton.  Did convoy work out of St. Nazaire; to Le Mans; to Coblenz from St Nazaire for nine months.  Sailed on S. S. DeKalb from St. Nazaire; landed Newport News.  To Camp Dodge.



Nokomis Township

Born May 3, 1896.  Enl. October 27, 1917.  Chauffeur, Air Service.  Trained: Enl. at Sioux City and trained there for three and one-half months; to Camp Morrison.  Sailed June 29 on S. S. America; landed Brest July 14.  To Court Cotequidan until August 26; to Toul; to St. Mihiel sector; to Argonne front, advanced to front until armistice; to Consences billets; remained at billets until February 10; to Column Bey; to La Belle; February 22 to Crevan; through Gennicourt Camp.  Sailed April 20 on Susquehanna; landed Newport News May 3.  To Camp Stewart; to Camp Lee; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out May 15, 1919.



Nokomis Township

Born September 8, 1889.  Enl. June 6, 1916.  Corp. Co. M, 168th Inf. 42d Div.  Trained at Camp Hyatt; at State Fair Grounds; served on border nine months; to Camp Mills.  Discharged at Camp Mills, just before 168th sailed for France.  Honorable discharge granted by reason of disability, October 21, 1917.


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

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