2ND ENGINEERS RECOGNIZED.
Two Local Boys in Honored Detachment.
The Second Engineers, in which Ernest L. Bale and Irvan Gaard of
this city are serving, have been cited for bravery and have been
decorated with the Croix de Guere. It is also important that this
is the only company of engineers in the A.E.F. to receive this
coveted honor. In speaking of their bravery and dauntless courage
the Stars and Stripes of January 3, has the following to say:
finally been captured, but all the ground traversed by the
attack was covered with wounded and no further progress
could me made that night. The American troops, such of them
as remained, dug themselves in, and the next morning the
2nd Engineers followed the Engineers' prerogative of
digging all day, advanced through the remnants of the 9th
Infantry and the 6th Marines, through those of the 23rd
Infantry and at 7 o'clock drove forward again more than
five kilometers to Tigny, where on the edge of Bois
d'Hartennes and less than a kilometer west of the Soissons-Chateau-Thierry
highway, the depleted American units were brought to a
stop, but entrenched themselves, and aided by the men of
the macine [sic] gun battilion [sic], held every inch of
HAWKEYE STATE NEWS
The following Iowans have been killed or died of
accidents or wounds during the last week:
Corp. Floyd Ernest Griggs, Albion; Myron J. Brooks, Luasa; Harvey
G. Pierce, Missouri Valley; Thomas E. Langon, sergeant, Council
Bluffs; Corps. Louis E. Wenieke, Burlington; Clifford W. Kinhead,
Rippey; Hans P. Sorensen, Adair; Louis J. Turner, Oskaloosa; Pvts.
Garbrand H. Haase, Carroll; Marvin E. Peterson, Linn Grove;
Louis J. Snider, Alden; John F. Kounenburg, Ashton; Anthony ?
Roederer, Burlington; Robert W. Todlock, Mediapolis; Tom Reese,
Carbon; Anthony Baleer, Cedar Rapids; John H. Reneker, Douds;
Peter F. Tempus, Independence; Charley Vetter, Nashua; Roland P.
Roeder, Grundy Center; Fred V. Rosenbaum, Calmar; Charles
Wilkins, Ottumwa; James Kelter, Ottumwa; Henry H. Hildegrand,
Winfield; Mitchell Houchin, Burlington; Clare S. Mahoney,
Stanley; Carl A. Harrington, Redding; Jake Weisman, Marble Rock;
Johnny J. Rost, Hartley; Chris N. Johnson, Moorhead; Thorolf
Simonson, Webb; Kristian Jensen, Newell; Robert T. Lock, Hartley;
Ernest E. Benson, Center Point; Joe Middendorff, Breda; Walter R.
Picket, Osceola; John Rottman, Wilton Junction; Chester E.
Rutledge, Des Moines; Louis Spring, Tipton;
Floyd Allen, Scranton; Clair Daniel, Prescott; John W. Dinham,
Murray; Paul E. Fackier, Atlantic; Niale Drake, Masonville;
William Huismann, Titonka; Milton J. McElroy, Indianola; Peter
Smith, Newell; Francis P. Scannell, Des Moines; Chauncey Schmidt,
Muscatine; Chris M. Christensen, Ellsworth; John
Ehrig, Gladbrook; Francis E. Kellog, Volga; Harry Reese, Wilton
Although Ury J. Odell of Bloomfield was worth over $25,000, he
refused to purchase Liberty bonds, War Savings Stamps, or donate
to the Red Cross. Odell also made a number of utterances against
the government and its allied activities, resulting in his being
declared guilty of violating the espionage act in United States
District court at Ottumwa. Odell is middle aged and served in the
Spanish-American war, of which he is ashamed, he declared in
court. He will be sentenced soon.
~ source: Ruthven Free
Press, Ruthven, Palo Alto, Iowa, Wednesday, February 12, 1919
~ transcribed by volunteer for Palo Alto Co, IA