Iowa in the Great War.



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The great war is brought closer home to Iowa people by the recent order creating the Third Iowa Infantry for early duty on the fighting line in France and filling its ranks from the various national guard units now in temporary camp in the state. These men were ordered to report in DesMoines
on Monday of this week and a certain percent of men were drawn from each company. Four Akron men and two Westfield men were included in this selection-Philip Maxon, Albert Hoschler and Carl Barr, of Company K, LeMars; Chas. M. Swift, of Company L, Sioux City. The Westfield men were Leo V. Pike and Leslie E. Pope, of Company L, Sioux City. Sixty-eight out of 123 men were taken from Co. K., of LeMars, and at Sioux City 68 from Co. L. The Third Iowa infantry will be consolidated with the 168th United States infantry and these troops will receive final training at Camp Mills, near
Hempstead, N.Y., before being sent to the fighting front in France. Both at LeMars and Sioux City great ovations were given the soldier boys Monday morning upon their departure for their new duties to begin at DesMoines. It is believed the remaining men in the Second Iowa infantry may be started for the big training camp at Deming, New Mexico, by the first of next week.

-source: Akron Register-Tribune, Akron, Plymouth Co., Iowa; Thursday, 23 Aug 1917


-Submitted by Linda Ziemann
Iowa GenWeb County Coordinator, Plymouth, Monona, Sioux counties
Iowa Old Press IAGenWeb Special Project Co-coordinator