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



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Ed Peterson came to Emmetsburg Wednesday from Camp Dodge. He had been at Camp Pike, being sent to Camp Dodge to be mustered out. Thursday morning he came to Ruthven to visit a few days with his parents.


- Carl Iverson returned home from Camp Pike Tuesday. He has just been discharged from the army.


The following Iowans have been reported during the last week as killed in action or died of wounds or disease: August W. Kottke, Guttenburg; Charles Calhoun, Le Mars; Andrew De Graff, Hospers; George Schilling, Little Rock; Henry A. Watland, Rudger; Rex Strait, Rock Rapids; Clarence V. Voltz, Dubuque; Leon E. Courbot, Riceville; Ruby V. Harlen, Missouri Valley; Edgar G. Davidson, Brighton; Elmer V. Nord, Red Oak; Maurice Freldsturn, Britt; Edward S. Snipley, Birmingham; Harry A. Smock, Des Moines; William T. Cunningham, Fairfax; Walter J. Linehan, Davenport; Jesse C. Strong, Mondamin; Charlie Nielson, Newell; Henry Miller, Audubon; Louis Radlof, Dubuque; John E. Reinig, Portsmouth; Homer J. Hall, Charter Oak; Peter A. Hanson, Soldier; Henry Klowe, Jr., Leeds; Gerrit Tilstra, Hawarden; Lloyd T.
Smith, Defiance; Walter L. Mabeus, Mount Pleasant; Frank D. Kellerman, De Witt; Frank Anthony, Speck Ferry; Ed F. Mahanke, Parkersburg; Clarence G. Scott, Kanawha; Edward T. Olsen, Missouri Valley; Elnar L. Fossum, Des Moines; Corp. Lou Berry, Des Moines; Ernest Bartlett, Tripoli; John Albert, Hartung; Hans H.E. Olsen, Jessup; Sergt. Willaim C. Pegum, Victor; Corp, Frank Norris, Gravity; John C. Russell, Milton; Corp. Hale P. Fuller, Stacyville; Corp. Edward F. Steinhauer, Burlington; Anson Jones, Larrabee; Louis Ames; William Schultz, Spirit Lake; Moren Jorgenson, Battle Creek; Henry J. Minter, Denison; Frank V.O' Toole, Dubuque; Otto Achatz, Council Bluffs; Arthur Beike, Clarksville.

Lieut. Col. A. Marston of the Ninety-seventh engineers, Camp Leach, Washington, and Major T. R. Agg of the Ninety-eighth engineers, have returned to Iowa State College and have resumed their former positions. Col. Marston will be dean of the engineering school, and Major Agg will take his place on the engineering faculty. The two men entered military service shortly after the war began and were finally booked to go overseas in November about the time of the signing of the armistice. Dean Marson declared that engineering education is bound to undergo radical changes as a result of lessons learned during the war.

James Fitzgerald of Sioux City, who has been in the ambulance service overseas for some months, has been awarded the cross of honor by the Italian government for gallantry in action. Private Fitzgerald participated in the last great Italian drive against the Austrians. In the letter apprising his father of the honor that had been bestowed upon him he said nothing about the specific act which won him the honor, but said "it all came in the day's work." He saw service on the Mexican border before going across the seas.


~ source: Ruthven Free Press, Ruthven, Palo Alto, Iowa, Wednesday, Jan 8, 1919

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