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Members Will Probably Arrive in LeMars on March 20 After Going To Des Moines Where the Regiment Will be Mustered Out

Co. K will leave the border on Friday, March 2d, with the first section of the Second Iowa Infantry to start north. Captain Koenig wired yesterday that this was the plan and that unless something unforeseen occurred the boys would begin their homeward journey on Tues of this week. It will probably take a week to get to Des Moines and ten days to two weeks more to muster out the regiment, so it will probably be at least the 20th of March before Co. K marches through the streets of

LeMars to their armory. Plans are already being considered giving the boys a fitting reception when they get home.

The boys of Co. K continue to maintain the record for efficiency which they made from the start and last week at Leomaltu rifle range in the skirmish run, won first with a score of 5.91. Company A was second with a score of 5.84 and Co. L third with 5.74. Co L of the Fourth U.S. Infantry, finished sixth scoring 4.81.

The boys of Co. K have made a record in every way of which they community is proud and they will be given a welcome they will remember when they get back home.

~source: LeMars Sentinel Newspaper, LeMars, Plymouth Co., Iowa; 27 February 1917


- transcribed and submitted by Linda Ziemann
Iowa GenWeb County Coordinator, Plymouth, Monona, Sioux counties http://www.iagenweb.org
Iowa Old Press IAGenWeb Special Project Co-coordinator http://www.iowaoldpress.com/index.html