Gold Stars 



Donald Nickerson

March 1, 1895

October 8, 1918

Pvt. Camp Pike Replacement Troops


    Died of bronchial pneumonia at Debarkation Hospital at Brest, France.

    On August 1, 1920, the first body of Sioux City's Gold Stars who died overseas was laid to rest in Graceland park Cemetery. This was the body of Private Nickerson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Amos B. Nickerson, 921 Eighth Street, Sioux City, Iowa


Laurens Corning Shull

January 17, 1894

August 5, 1918

1st Lieut. Commanding Co. G, 26th Infantry


       Wounded in action July 20, 1918, and died of his wounds at American Red Cross Hospital No. 1, Neully, near the west gates of Paris.

       Lieut. Shull was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for exceptional bravery and leadership in action, and promoted to the Commandership of his company. In his honor the Sioux City post of The Veterans of Foreign Wars have named their post Laurens C. Shull Post No. 580.

      Buried in Graceland Park Mausoleum, December 11, 1921.

      Son of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Shull, 2709 Jackson Street, Sioux City, Iowa.






~ scanned and submitted by Paula Hinkel