Gold Stars 



Edith Genevieve Becker

October 14, 1889

December 24, 1918

Red Cross Nurse


     Died of influenza and bronchial pneumonia at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana.

     Buried at Ossian, Iowa, December 24, 1918.

     Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Becker, Ossian, Iowa. Sister of Mr. William J. Becker, 214 Wirick Apartments, Sioux City, Iowa


Edward H. Monahan

August 11, 1895

March 31, 1918

Pvt. 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.






~ scanned and submitted by Paula Hinkel