The Price of Our Heritage: In memory of the Heroic Dead of the 168 Infantry, by Winfred E. Robb. 1919 Published at Des Moines, Iowa by American Lithographing and Printing Co.
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Adams, Paul R., #100924, Corporal, Company E.

Killed south of Beney [France], September 13, 1918.

Corporal Adams was an original Company E man who had served faithfully through the Lorraine, Battle of Champagne and Chateau Thierry. He was a brave and fearless soldier.

He early became known for his courage and daring and was respected by all of his many comrades.

Relative's address, Mrs Amy Aldrich, Shenandoah, Iowa.

Born at Malvern, Iowa in 1900. [page 305]


Bosley, Guy E., #101186, Private, Company F.

Killed July 26, 1918 at Chateau Thierry [France].

Buried in Grave No 21-F, Map of Conde-en-brie.

Son of Mr and Mrs E.E. Bosley, Clarinda, Iowa.

Born May 22, 1896.

Private Bosley was killed by machine gun fire. When the platoons were formed to go over the top, Alabama troops came through F Company and evidently Bosley went on toward the Red Cross Farm with the Alabama men. He was buried near the spot where he fell in the woods southwest of the Farm. Private Bosley was a splendid soldier. [page 179]


Brummet, Fred C., #101187, Private, Company F. Wounded in action March 9th, at Neu Ville, and died in the hospital at Baccarat [France] on March 10, 1918.

Buried March 13th in Grave No 24, Baccarat Cemetery.

Son of Mrs Rushia Brummett, Clarinda, Iowa.

Private Brummett was wounded in the back by a high explosive shell. He received immediate and the best of care from American and French surgeons, but they failed to save him. He was a young man of splendid character. His last words were about his mother, whom he greatly loved.

Private Brummett was awarded the Croix de Guerre before he died. [page 60]


Cooper, Lawrence F., #101196, Private, Company F.

Killed at Chateau Thierry near Sergy [France], July 28, 1918.

Buried in Grave No 14, Map of Fere-en-Tardinois.

Son of Mr and Mrs John Cooper, Clarinda, Iowa.

Company F had advanced to the Ourcq river and the column had been held up for a moment. Private Cooper was sitting behind a tree when a shell lit near. A small piece of the shrapnel struck him in the head and killed him instantly.

Private Cooper was an earnest soldier and always dependable, never shirking his duties. He had done very good work in the first two days of fighting at Chateau Thierry [France]. [page 216]


Flowers, Pierce H., #100858, Corporal, Company E.

Killed July 28, 1918 at Sergy [France].

Son of Mr and Mrs Flowers, Coin, Iowa.

On the night of July 28th Corporal Flowers was chosen as the leader of a patrol to enter Sergy. On the edge of the town the patrol was met by machine gun fire and Pierce was killed. His was the first patrol to enter the town of Sergy and the report brought back was of the greatest benefit to the officer in charge of the operations.

Corporal Flowers was a brave and fearless soldier who had distinguished himself on several occasions.

Born near Coin, Iowa, May 21, 1895. [page 205]


Green, Lee A., #101219, Private, Company F.

Killed at Argonne Forest [France] near Hill 288, October 14, 1918.

Buried near where he fell.

Private Green was asleep in his dug-out on the side of the hill, when a German shell lit directly at his feet, nearly blowing off one leg. The shock was too great and he died while he was being carried to the ambulance. Private Green was liked by everyone and was a first class soldier.

His wonderful nerve was commented on by his surgeon.

Son of Mr and Mrs J.A. green, Clarinda, Iowa. [page 342]


Harris, Charles B., #100895, Private First, Class Company E.

Drowned July 24, 1918 in the Marne River at St Jean, France.

Buried at the town of Changis across the river from St Jean.

Son of Mr and Mrs C.W. Harris, Coin, Iowa.

Charles was an original Company E boy and had served throughout the Lorraine Campaign and the Battle of Champagne. He was known as a good soldier and respected by all the men for his high qualities and ideals. [page 161]


Hoffman, Elmer A., #101277, Private, Company F.

Killed at Chateau Thierry near Croix Rouge Farm, July 26, 1918.

Relative's address, Mrs Charles Krouse, Clarinda, Iowa.

Private Hoffman was an automatic rifleman. Although a small man he proved himself capable of doing a man's full part whenever called on for duty. He was killed instantly by a German shell just after the squad had been formed to go "over the top." [page 181]


Jackson, Floyd E., #101144, Corporal, Company F.

Killed at Chateau Thierry [France] near the Croix Rouge Farm, July 26, 1918.

Buried in Grave No 15-E, Map of Conde-en-brie.

Corporal Jackson was killed instantly by a high explosive shell. He was in charge of the mail, also corporal of the Headquarters Squad. When the order came to go "over the top" he formed the squad and started forward with the remark that his section might not be very busy, but they could show the Dutch how to fight.

Corporal Jackson was one of the best soldiers of his company and well liked by all.

Relative's address, Mrs John Hayes,Clarinda, Iowa. [page 193]


Kendall, Harry N., #100817, First Sergeant, Company E.

Killed July 15, 1918 Northeast of Suippes at Camp 3/5.

Buried July 17th near Camp 3/5, Grave No 15, Map No 3.

Son of Mr and Mrs B.F. Kendall, Shenandoah, Iowa.

Sergeant Kendall was of the highest type of a soldier. During three years' service on the Mexican Border and in France he had risen to the rank of First Sergeant of Company E. He had been selected to go to Officers' Training School three days later. In the early hours of the Champagne Battle he started to move his men to a safer position; he had just ordered the last squad out of their present quarters when a shell hit him and killed him instantly. [page 117]


Marshall, John, Private, Company F.

Relative's address, Dale D. Marshall, Clarinda, Iowa.

Private Marshall was transferred from the 168th Infantry to the 351st Engineers.

He was killed working on a road near the village of Fayen-Hay, France on September 14, 1918. [page 308]


McCunn, Merle W., First Lieutenant, Company E.

Died in Field Hospital No 109, 28th Division.

Wounded July 26th in Foret de Fere near Chateau Thierry [France].

Lieutenant McCunn had seen eleven years of National Guard Service, having served on the Mexican Border and through the Lorraine compaign and the Battle of Champagne.

Relative's address, Mrs Merle W. McCunn, Shenandoah, Iowa.

Born at Shambaugh, Iowa, October 8, 1887. [page 190]


Miller, Chas., #101014, Private, Company C.

Buried August 1st.

Son of Mr and Mrs J.A. Miller, Blanchard, Iowa.

Private Miller served two months with the Battalion Intelligence Platoon, where he did excellent work. He was in first patrol that entered the town of Sergy; afterwards going into the town alone as a runner.

Bravery and courage were among his excellent qualities. He was as faithful and true a soldier as ever entered the service. His work was always looked upon with pride by his superior officers. [page 261]


Nolan, William Guy, #100908, Private First Class, Company E.

Killed July 15, 1918 at Camp 3/5.

Buried in Grave No 11, Map No 3.

Relative's address: Mrs Jennie Moreford, Shenandoah, Iowa.

Private Nolan was one of the original Company E boys. He was a clean, manly soldier of the highest type.[page 141]


Scott, George S., #101030, Private, Company E.

Killed July 15th at Camp 3/5 northeast of Suippes [France].

Buried in Grave No 31, Map No 3.

Son of Mrs Ella Scott, Shenandoah, Iowa.

Private Scott had served throughout the Lorraine Campaign and was known as a fine soldier, always willing to do his part.

He enlisted in Company E in March, 1917. [page 140]