Buena Vista County, IA
IAGenWeb Project


Honor Roll of Buena Vista County

Returning Veterans






Born January 18, 1891.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. H, 129th Inf. 33d Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon.  Sailed from New York on U. S. S. Plattsburg; landed Brest September 12.  To Le Mans; to St. Mihiel front from October 18 to November 11; on front lines four days; over top in one big engagement; left outfit at Luxemburg; to Hosp. No. 60 — bad arches and lung trouble; to St. Nazaire; to Brest.  Sailed on U. S. S. Leviathan February 5, landed New York February 12.  Mustered out February 25, 1919.





Born February 6, 1893.  Enl. July 24, 1918. Pvt. Co. M, 7th Inf. 3d Div.  Trained: Co C, 4th Replm. at Camp Gordon.  Sailed from U. S. August 30; landed Brest September 12.  Joined 3d Div. Oct. 29; served in defensive sector.  Second Army Area October 29 to November 11; with Army of Occupation December 1 to August 10, 1919.  Mustered out August 27, 1919.




Sioux Rapids

Born September 11, 1894.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Trained at Camp Gordon.  Pvt. Co. C, 4th Replm. Regt.  Mustered out December 7, 1918.




Storm Lake

Born October 6, 1896. Enl. July 12, 1918.  Has remainder of four years to serve in U. S. N. R. F., Aviation Corps, before receiving discharge. Trained: Went through detention with Co. 579, 14th Regt., at Camp Boone, G. L. N. T. S.  Transferred to following companies in the 15th Regt. at New Aviation Camp: Co. P, Co. N. Co. A, these being companies under instruction on aviation motors, including the Liberty Twelve. Released from duty December 24, 1918.




Sioux Rapids

Born April 16, 1889.  Enl. June 5, 1917.  2d Lieut. 112th Hdqrs. M. P. Vet. Corps, 37th Div.  Trained at Camp Perry June 5 to September 5, 1917; Camp Sheridan September 10 to June 12, 1918.  Sailed on Australian ship Lester June 28; landed Liverpool.  To Le Havre, July 12.  To Burmont; to Lorraine sector July 25 to September 1; to Meuse-Argonne offensive September 25 to October 9; to Thiaucourt in the St. Mihiel sector October 10 to 18; to St. Julian October 22; participated in offensive at Ypres-Lys from October 26 to November 11; left Div. February 22 and went to St. Aignan until March 17; transferred to 21st F. A. at Dedenlange, Luxemburg, until April 29; transferred to 313th Sanitary Train.  Sailed from St. Nazaire May 22 on Queen of Netherlands; landed Newport News June 4, 1919.  Mustered out at Camp Grant July 1, 1919.




Storm Lake

Born June 15, 1895.  Enl. August 2, 1918.  Pvt. 1st-cl. 22d Ordnance Guard.  Trained at Syracuse, N. Y., six weeks; to Portsmouth, at ammunition base on guard duty.  Mustered out March 12, 1919.




Sioux Rapids

Born April 16, 1889.  Enl. June 6, 1917.  Signalman, 1st-cl. Marines.  Trained at Mare Island until August 25; to Naval Station at San Diego until December 21; boarded U. S. S. Cincinnati December 21, did guard duty patrolling coast along Central America until February 8, 1918; through Panama Canal Zone to Bahia, Brazil; patrolled South American coast off Bahia until May 25; to Rio de Janeiro for month's patrol duty; returned to Virgin Islands July 3; to Key West to join American Patrol Detach.; to Charleston October 5; to Tampa, Florida; patrolling coast of Cuba and entered Havana Harbor February, 1919; to New Orleans March 22; transferred from ship to barracks at New Orleans March 23 to July 14, 1919.  Died in the Naval Hosp. at Ft. Lyons, November 26, 1919.  (Word was received just before going to press that Gilbert G. Smith died at Naval Hospital at Ft. Lyons, November 26.)




Sioux Rapids

Born July 12, 1890.  Enl. March 17, 1918.  Army Divisional Chaplain.  Served on Board of Examiners who investigated cases of conscientious objectors; also chief assistant chief psychological examinations.  Trained at Camp Dodge and Camp Fremont.  Promoted from brigade chaplain to divisional chaplain.  Sailed from Hoboken October 28; landed Brest November 9.  To Jouzac; to St. Gensis; to Puttanezen; poisoned November 30; sent to Officers' Casual Camp at Brest; to Naval Base Hosp. No. 1 December 20; operated upon for appendicitis December 21.  Sailed on U. S. S. President Grant January 4 from Brest; landed Hoboken January 18.  Sent to Hosp. at Ellis Island; to Base Hosp. at Ft. Des Moines.  Mustered out February 18, 1919.




Storm Lake

Born March 18, 1892.  Enl. August 27, 1917.  1st Lieut. Inf. Transport Engineers.  Trained at Ft. Snelling, in 2d Reserve Officers Training School, commissioned 1st Lieut, of Inf.; to Camp Dodge in 163d D. B.; to Co. C, 313th Supply Train; Division Exchange Officer, Camp Dodge; transferred to Engineers' Training Camp, Camp Humphreys July 30, 1918; transferred to Engineers' Corps, Highway School, Mustered out January 8, 1919.




Poland Township

Born January 15, 1893.  Enl. February 23, 1918.  Mech. Co. G, 351st Inf. 88th Div.  Trained at Camp Dodge until August 6.  Sailed from New York August 13 on Scotian; landed Liverpool August 28.  Crossed Channel to Cherbourg September 16.  To Campey until September 30; to front of Haute-Alsace offensive which lasted from October 12 to 29; to Toul sector and held trenches near Pont-a-Mousson until armistice was signed; to Gondrecourt Area November 29; to Liffoble Grande December 26 to April 10; to Casual Camp at St. Aignan; to Marseilles.  Sailed on Europia May 10; landed New York May 27.  To Ft. Sheridan.  Mustered out at Camp Dodge June 23, 1919.




Sioux Rapids

Born September 24, 1894.  Enl. May 9, 1917.  Sgt. 1st-cl., Medical Dept. 16th Balloon Co. 7th Div. Air Service.  Trained at Angel Island; at Camp Morrison.  In reserve at St. Mihiel September 4 to 20; active service at Thiaucourt September 20 to November 11; with Army of Occupation April 20 to July 14, 1919; served with American Polish Relief Expedition July 19 to December 6 — in Poland October 1 to December 6, 1919.  Mustered out December 6, 1919.




Sioux Rapids

Born March 1, 1898.  Enl. January 24, 1918.  Sgt. Air Service, 4th Co. 7th Regt.  Trained at Jefferson Barracks; Camp Hancock; at Camp Green.  Sailed from New York July 15; landed Liverpool July 31.  To Southampton August 1; to Le Havre August 5.  To Romorantin; the largest air field in Europe, August 8; to Orly Field, Paris; to Neufchateau August 26; to Meuse-Argonne September 14; to Tricourt September 18; to Langres November 7; was in Argonne Forest 38 days; to Luxemburg November 18; to Coblenz December 16 to July 22, 1919.



Storm Lake

Born December 31, 1898.  Enl. June 18. 1915.  Corp. Co. M, 14 2d Regt. 36th Div.  Trained: Enl. at Cherokee, Iowa; to Camp Cody; saw service on border during Mexican trouble.  Sailed from Hoboken August 6; landed Liverpool August 17.  To France August 24; landed Le Havre.  To Le Mans; to Bar-sur-Aube; in Meuse-Argonne sector.  Sailed from Brest May 17; landed in U. S. June 2, 1919.  Mustered out June 12, 1919.


Brooke Township

Born September 19, 1894.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. D, 4th Replm. Regt.  Trained at Camp Gordon until November 5; to Camp Shelby until December 22; to Camp Dodge.  Mustered out December 30, 1918.  (no photo)




Storm Lake

Born December 17, 1893.  Enl. August 27, 1917.  2d Lieut. Batt. F, 337th F. A. 88th Div.  Trained at Ft. Snelling, where he was com- missioned 2d Lieut.; reported at Camp Dodge December 15, 1917; attached to Batt. F, 337th F. A. 88th Div. until January 2, 1918; to Camp Jackson May 22; assigned to Batt. C, 3d Bn. F. A. Replm. Depot; to School of Fire at Ft. Sill for ten-weeks' officers' course June 16, was graduated August 23; assigned to School of Fire in the Dept. of Material August 23.  Mustered out January 15, 1919.




Born June 2, 1896.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. L, 107th Inf. 27th Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon.  Sailed from Hoboken on U. S. S. Plattsburg, August 29; landed Brest September 12.  To St. Aignan; to St. Georges; to Tours; to Dieppe; to British sector on Hindenburg Line for seven days - over top three times here; to St. Suplet in continual fighting; took Jean de Merc Ridge and another town; to Glissy until November 11.  Sailed from Brest February 28, on S. S. Amsterdam; landed New York, March 9.  Mustered out March 29, 1919.




Born July 24, 1891.  Enl. July 24, 1918.  Pvt. Co. H, 316th Inf. 79th Div.  Trained at Camp Gordon; to Camp Merritt.  Sailed from Hoboken on U. S. S. Plattsburg August 30; landed Brest September 12.  To Tours; to Verdun; to Base Hosp. No. 47; to Beaune; to St. Aignan; to Brest.  Sailed on S. S. Hollandia March 3; landed Hoboken March 15.  To Camp Merritt.  Mustered out March 25, 1919.


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

Contributed Anonymously