Iowa in the Great War


Casualties of War


Private Ronald Leban, whose death of pneumonia in a hospital back of the lines in France was announced recently, enlisted in Webster City. His home was in Jewell south of that city. Private Lewis [?Maslanc], also dead of pneumonia, likewise enlisted there, though his home is unknown. Both were members of the Rainbow division.

Corporal Lewis Summers of Waterloo, a member of the Rainbow division, is now in a base hospital back of the French lines suffering from wounds received [illegible words] American troops made a raid on the German trenches. His condition is said to be critical. Corporal Summers was awarded the crox de gierre for bravery.


~ source:  Nashua Reporter, Nashua, Chickasaw co. Iowa, Thursday, April 11, 1918
~ submitted by Sharyl Ferrall Iowa Old Press



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