IOWA SOLDIERS CALLED
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
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