Edward H. Monahan
|August 11, 1895
March 31, 1918
Co. L, 168th Infantry.
Wounded in action in the fighting in the Lorraine sector and
died of his wounds a few days later at Baccarat.
Private Monahan was the first of Sioux City's men to give his
life for his country. This distinction prompted his
living comrades in Sioux City to name their post of The
American Legion in his honor. He was awarded the Croix de
Guerre by the Commander of the 128th Division, General
Sergonne. He also was awarded an American citation for
exceptional gallantry in action.
Buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, June 12, 1921.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Monahan, 425 Rebecca Street,
Sioux City, Iowa.