Gold Stars 



H. Van der Burg

August 3, 1888

October 27, 1918




     Died of influenza at a hospital in Oakland, California, Government Shipyards service.

     Buried in the Oakland Cemetery for Service Men, near Oakland, California, October 29, 1918.

     Husband of Mrs. H. Van der Burg, 693 Brockhurst Street, Oakland, California.  Son of John Van der Burg, 1105 West Nineteenth Street, Sioux City, Iowa.


Merwyn E. Smith

November 11, 1898

October 18, 1918

Pvt. Headquarters Company, 168th Infantry



     Instantly killed in action in Argonne Forest while carrying food to fighting comrades. A piece of shrapnel pierced his heart.

      Buried in the cemetery at Sloan, Iowa, 18 October 1921.

      Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Smith, Sloan, Iowa.





~ scanned and submitted by Paula Hinkel