A look back at Iowa's contribution to the Great War.



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The following Iowans have been reported during the last week as killed in action or died of wounds or disease: Lieut. Mathew D. Eckerman, Des Moines; James F. Boothe, Prairie City; Frank D. Steckelberg, Hanson; James M Dungan, Logan; Tom D. Dvorak, Cresco; Charles A. L. Clarke, Melrose; Clarence L. Hughes, Iowa City; Burney A. Demuth, Bloomfield; Ernest B. Peterson, Dayton; Corp. Frank Marcheck, Mystic; Carl Herman Kroneger, New Albin; Fred Ninke, Rockwell City; Harry E. R. Otto, Mapleton; Mathias Werner, McIntyre; Arthur Anderson, Patten; Lee Brannon, Birmingham; James C. Ware; Centerville; James O. Thorp, Knoxville; Leo J. James, Burton; Corp. Clyde L. Mongier, Troy; Andrew W. Marshback, Worthington; John H. Reylts, Hull; Louis B. Thro, Dubuque; Serg. Horace S. Marshall, Des Moines; Chester W. Desilva, Des Moines; Carl S. McConkey, Des Moines; Corp. John R. Moss, Missouri Valley; John C. Knutson, Fertile; Gilbert H. Powelka, Oxford Junction; Irvan B. Lyons, Charter Oak; Freeley H. Golly, West Oelwein; Lewis H. Ehlers, Boone; Joseph J. Christopherson, Remsen; Clayton W. Klinetob, Allison; Fred McGraph, Manly; Martin Hill, Gilman; Joel A. Parson, Webb; Roy B. Pickel, Oakley; Jesse Galen, Ft. Dodge; William E. Bane, Burlington; Fred F. Bruning, Breda; Walter H. Jacobson, Lake Park; Cornelius B. McCabe, Oskaloosa; Glen D. Ruby, Oskaloosa; Adolph H. Schuler, Atkins; Edwin L. Lowin, Guttenberg; Walter Davenport, Glidden.


- Sargeant Nels Nelson returned home Saturday. He has been discharged from the army.
- Bernard Carrigan returned home Wednesday of last week, from Camp Shelby where he had been serving in the army.
- Donald Logan has been discharged from the army and returned to his home in this city Sunday.
- Conrad Malendorp came to Ruthven Friday to visit at the Doerr home for a few days. He has been serving in the regular army and has recently been discharged.
- Francis Carrigan who has served four years in the U.S. marine corps at Quantico, Va., was discharged and came to Ruthven Wednesday. He will make his home with his parents near this city.


~ source: Ruthven Free Press, Ruthven, Palo Alto, Iowa, Wednesday, Jan 1, 1919

~ contributed by a volunteer for Palo Alto Co, http://www.celticcousins.net/paloalto/