The 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Veteran Association

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French Croix de Guerre Recipients

from the 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division during

World War I

Surnames A through D

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The French Croix de Guerre, ‘War Cross,’ or literally ‘Cross of War,’ was established on 8 April 1915 to recognize acts of combat valor.   There are four degrees of the decoration, determined by the echelon of French military command in whose dispatches the individual or unit was cited: bronze star for regiment or brigade, silver star for division, gilt (gold) star for corps, bronze palm for army (a silver palm denotes those awarded five bronze palms).

The Croix de Guerre was often, but not always, bestowed upon U.S. service members for the same act of valor for which they were bestowed U.S. decorations.

Additional recipients from WWI will be added to this roster as they are identified.

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Read here of the deeds of these brave heroes and do not forget them!

The names which are preceded by an asterisk denote posthumous awards.

 

1.         

Abell, George

Sergeant, U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 
Hometown: 

 

2.         

Ackerson, Martin (Akerson)

Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army
Headquarters, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 4 June 1886 at Sweden
Hometown: Superior, Wisconsin

Death: 14 July 1960

Interred: Masonic Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa

 

Member of Typographical Union No. 163 at Superior, WI; married Mabel O., father of 1; enlisted in WNG ca. '04; commissioned 2d Lt. on 4 May '14; promoted 1st Lt. in Co. I, 3D Wis. Inf., at Superior, WI, on 4 Jan. '16; served during Mexican Border Crisis; 1st Lt. and Cdr. of the unit when mobilized; assigned to Co. F, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; rode to France on USS George Washington; promoted Capt. 5 Sep. '18; assigned Adjutant, 127TH Inf.; earned Croix de Guerre for his actions at Juvigny; also cited for bravery at Oise-Aisne and Meuse-Argonne; wrote The History of the 127th Inf... in '19; joined Regular Army after the war; assigned to 10TH Inf. at Camp Custer, MI; Col. Russell C. Langdon, former Cdr. of 127TH Inf., was Cdr. of 10TH Inf. at that time, he had several former 32D Div. officers serving with him and sent Capt. Ackerson to Milwaukee in Jul. '19 to recruit former members of 32D Div. to enlist to serve with 10TH Inf.; graduated Inf. School Co. Officers' Course in '21; assigned asst. professor of military science and tactics at U. of Iowa ca. Jun. '22; Maj. at Command and Gen. Staff School in '33, 1 of his student papers was, Operations of 127TH Inf., 32D Div.: Aisne-Marne offensive, 18 Jul.-6 Aug. '18; also served during WWII; reached Hawaii 6 Oct. '39 and assigned cmd. of a regt. at Schofield Barracks; witnessed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor; assigned as Admin. Off. at Ft. Bliss, TX ca. Jan. '44; son Frederick also served as Army off., Capt. when WIA in Korea, con artist saw his name on a casualty list and contacted his parents and tried to scam them out of money, told them he could get their wounded son home for Christmas leave if they sent money, father instantly recognized it as a scam (incident made the papers), Lt. Col. and Cdr. of 1ST Bn., 5TH Cav., 1ST Cav. Div. in Vietnam.

 

3.         

Adams, Arthur

Corporal, U.S. Army
125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 
Hometown: 

 

4.         

Adamski, Joseph

Private First Class, U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, presumed

 

He enlisted in Co. K, 1ST Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Milwaukee, WI; served with 127TH Inf., likely Co. K.

 

5.         

Adelsperger, Earl Raymond

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 9 October 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with gilt star

Citation: “An admirably courageous noncommissioned officer. At the head of a reconnaissance, he penetrated far beyond the enemy lines. Exposed to a violent enfilade fire, he placed his men under cover and advanced alone until he discovered the source of the fire. While returning he stopped to give aid to a wounded man whom he personally carried while bringing the patrol into our lines.”
General Orders: Order No. 16.103 ''D," 16 April 1919, General Headquarters French Armies of the East
Born: 30 May 1895 at Tiffin, Ohio
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan or Carey, Ohio

Death: Apr. '69

Interred: Attica Township Cemetery, Attica, Michigan

 

Also earned Distinguished Service Cross; WIA, listed on 6 Feb. '19 casualty list.

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6.         

Akin, Charles F.

Master Engineer, U.S. Army
107TH Engineer Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 
Hometown: 

 

7.         

Allen, Arthur

Private First Class, U.S. Army
125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 
Hometown: 

 

8.         

Allen, Ivan L.

Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
107TH Field Signal Battalion, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

He enlisted in HQ Co., 1ST Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Milwaukee, WI; was Pvt. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis.

 

9.         

Allen, Jerry J. (L.)

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 107TH Engineer Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 30 August to 2 September 1918

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with silver star

Citation: “From 30 August to 2 September 1918, at the farm of Juvigny, he served as liaison agent between the advanced reconnoitering detachment and the company post of command. He made several trips through a violent enemy fire of infantry and machine guns, displaying great bravery and zeal. On many occasions he assisted the wounded to get back to the rear and remained constantly at his post for four days.”
Orders: Order No. 14.522 "D," 16 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born:
Hometown: Dollar Bay, Michigan

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10.      

Anderson, Guy V.

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation:
General Orders:
Born: 
Hometown: 

 

He was transferred from a line co. to succeed Capt. Frank H. Crane as cdr. of Sup. Co., 127TH Inf. on 1 Nov. '18.

 

11.      

Anderson, John

Private, U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation:
General Orders:
Born: 
Hometown: 

 

12.      

Anderson, Pete

Private, U.S. Army
128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation:
General Orders:
Born: 
Hometown: 

 

13.      

Anderson, Richard C.

Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 31 July 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with bronze star

Citation: “At the peril of his life under a violent machine-gun fire he brought into our lines a wounded comrade who was found 30 meters from the enemy lines.”
General Orders: Order No. 12.372 "D," 16 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 9 December 1895 at Manistique, Michigan
Hometown: Manistique, Michigan

Death: 23 June 1956

Interred: North Farmington Cemetery, Farmington Hills, Michigan

 

Promoted to Sgt.; also earned Distinguished Service Cross; WIA; earned Purple Heart.

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14.      

Anderson, Wallace L.

Corporal, U.S. Army
107TH Engineer Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 30 August to 2 September 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with bronze star

Citation: “At Juvigny Farm from 30 August to 2 September 1918, as liaison agent between the advanced reconnoitering detachment and the company post of command, he displayed the greatest bravery in making several trips across a violent fire of enemy artillery infantry and machine guns.”
General Orders: Order No. 14.523 "D," 16 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 
Hometown: Dollar Bay, Michigan

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15.      

*Andrykowski, Victor

Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 31 July to 4 August 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with gilt star

Citation: “During the combat near Courmont, on July 31, 1918, he carried a wounded man through a violent artillery fire. On August 4, near Mont St. Martin he removed the wounded. Was killed by a shell.”
General Orders: Order No. 12.335 "D," 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 19 January 1890 at Austrian Poland
Hometown: Saginaw, Michigan

Death: 3 August 1918 (31 Jul. or 4 Aug.)

Interred: Arlington National Cemetery

Status: KIA

 

Married, father of (at least) 1; earned Distinguished Service Cross, posthumously, for his actions 31 Jul.-3 Aug. ‘18.

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16.      

Anthony, Clem

Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 30 August 1918
Degree of Award: Croix do Guerre with gilt star

Citation: “His unit having been ordered to withdraw he was the last to leave his post, exposing himself courageously to a fire of machine guns and riflemen in order to bring back a wounded comrade. He also brought back his automatic rifle and his ammunition. During the entire course of the action his conduct under fire was an example of coolness and courage for his comrades.”
General Orders: Order No. 13.069 "D," 28 January 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: circa 1887 at Kansas City, Kansas
Hometown: Newaygo, Michigan

Death: 1972

Interred: Reynolds Township Cemetery, Howard City, Michigan

 

Earned Distinguished Service Cross, WIA, listed on 29 Nov. '19 casualty list.

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17.      

Arkema, Bert

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 29 August 1918 (presumed)
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with bronze star

Citation: “Was a member of a patrol that attacked a trench under a violent machine-gun fire and succeeded in driving out the enemy. Although severely wounded, he remained at his post of combat.”
General Orders: Order No. 14.251 "D," 12 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 5 January 1898 (1897) at Kent County, Michigan
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Death: 24 September 1990 at Michigan

Interred: Woodlawn Cemetery, Florence County, Wisconsin

 

Enlisted in Michigan National Guard; WIA 29 Aug. '18 and carried a bullet in his heart for the rest of his life; transferred to Army Candidate School (ACS) at some point overseas; family history includes invitations from the President for him to be a member of the color guard for the 1st burial of the Unknown Soldier.

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18.      

Arndt, Richard

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed: According to newspaper articles, Sgt. Arndt earned his Croix de Guerre for his actions at Juvigny, “Sergt. Richard Arndt for acts of bravery in conducting his 37-millimeter cannon before the first line trenches and succeeding in destroying all the nests of snipers, thus permitting the advance of the infantry.”
General Orders:
Born: 1 November 1894 at Meeme, Wisconsin
Hometown: Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Death: 4 June 1930 at Tucson, Arizona

Interred: Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc, Wisconsin

 

Family moved Manitowoc, WI in '13; enlisted in Co. H, 2D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Manitowoc, WI in '15; was Pvt. in that unit when mobilized for Mexican Border Crisis, was Cpl. when mustered out; assigned to Co. H, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; promoted to Sgt. in France; WIA, gassed, suffered ill effects until he passed away; 1st Sgt. of the unit when it returned home in May '19; brother Herbert also served; served in post-war WNG; commissioned 2d Lt. shortly after the war; promoted to 1st Lt.; promoted Capt. and Cdr. of Co. E, 127TH Inf., at Manitowoc, WI in '25; retired due to ill health on 18 Aug. '26, succeeded by Capt. Robert Franz; graduated from Wis. Business College; worked as clerk for Chicago & North Western Railroad (C&NW); hired as chief clerk for City of Manitowoc public utility commission on 26 Jun. '22; member of Guy Drews Post No. 88 of American Legion at Manitowoc, WI; member of Masonic order.

 

19.      

Ashmun, William J.

Private First Class, U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with gilt star

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 2 May 1894 at Wisconsin
Hometown: Odanah, Wisconsin

Death: 26 May 1945 at his home near Marquette, Michigan

Interred: Holy Cross Cemetery, Trowbridge Park, Michigan

 

He enlisted in WNG on 14 Jul. '17, likely MG Co., 2D Wis. Inf. or Co. G, 6TH Wis. Inf. at Ashland, WI; served with 127TH Inf.; earned Croix de Guerre w/gilt star and palm (palm was likely unit award bestowed upon 127TH Inf.); WIA, earned Purple Heart, which he received in a ceremony at Escanaba, MI in '43; married Lenore L. Remortel, father of Edward L.; worked as prison guard at Marquette, MI at '30 census; worked for War Dept. at Escanaba, MI during WWII; passed away at age 51; son Edward L. was Army Pfc. at Caledonia in Pacific Theater at the time.

 

20.      

Aune, Elmer Carl

Sergeant, U.S. Army
121ST Machinegun, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 28 or 29 June 1893 at Barron County, Wisconsin
Hometown: Rice Lake, Wisconsin

Death: 10 or 11 February 1967

Interred: Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, California

 

He enlisted in MG Co., 3D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Rice Lake, WI; was Pfc. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; severely WIA, listed on 21 Dec. '18 casualty list; married Ellen Gustafson at Hennepin Co., MN 4 Mar. '22; married Jean.

 

21.      

Babcock, James D.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 29 August 1918 (presumed)
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with bronze star

Citation: “As runner between the company post of command and those of the advanced platoons, he kept up the liaison day and night while constantly exposed to the fire of artillery.”
General Orders: Order No. 14.251 "D," 12 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 31 January 1898
Hometown: Middleville, Michigan

Death: 24 August 1975

Interred: Fuller Family Cemetery, Carlton, Michigan

 

Enlisted in Michigan National Guard; WIA 1 Aug. '18; married Edna B.

 

22.      

Badeaux, Etienne (Etinne) Noah

Bugler, U.S. Army
Company F, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 2 May 1896 at Louisiana
Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana, presumed

Death: 24 July 1955

Interred: Garden Of Memories, Metairie, Louisiana

 

WIA; earned Purple Heart; married Leona Abreo, father of 5; resided at Upper 2406 Chartres, New Orleans, LA at '40 census.

 

23.      

Banann, George P.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 
Hometown: Reedsburg, Wisconsin, presumed

 

He enlisted in Co. A, 1ST Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Reedsburg, WI; assigned to Co. A, 128TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized.

 

24.      

Bank, Carl H.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with gilt star

Citation: “Though wounded in the leg he continued to lead his platoon during the attack and did not go to the rear to be bandaged until his company was re-formed. In spite of his wounds he retained command of his platoon the entire day. By his will power, his courage and his fine conduct he electrified the men placed under his orders.”
General Orders: Order No. 13.069 "D," 23 January 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: at Auburn, Indiana
Hometown: Lowell, Michigan

Death: 30 Apr. '69 at Chicago, Illinois

Interred:

 

He graduated Lowell H. S. in '16; resided at Flint, MI; he enlisted in Michigan National Guard and served during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Co. K, 126TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 28 Aug. ’18 near Juvigny; transferred to Army Candidate School (ACS); commissioned 2d Lt.; transferred to Aviation Section Signal Corps (ASSC); brother 1st Lt. Theodore P., Mich. NG, served in same unit, WIA, earned Croix de Guerre; graduated Northwestern U.; practiced dentistry at Chicago, IL.

 

25.      

Bank, Theodore P.

Sergeant or Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army
Company K, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 13 December 1897 at Berne, Michigan
Hometown: Lowell, Michigan

Death: June 1986

Interred:

 

He graduated Flint H. S.; enlisted in Michigan National Guard in Jun. '16 and served during Mexican Border Crisis; Sgt. assigned to Co. K, 126TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; WIA, gassed and shrapnel to knee; commissioned 2d Lt. 31 Oct. '18; promoted 1st Lt. 18 Mar. '19; also earned a British decoration; brother Carl H., Mich. NG, served in same unit, WIA, earned DSC and Croix de Guerre; returned home Jun. '19; enrolled at U. of Mich., football, basketball, baseball, boxing, bowling, Theta Chi, Sphynx, VFW, Gun and Blade, Flint Club, Class President, student council, graduated in '23; athletic coach and Superintendent of Schools at Patterson, LA for 6 years; asst. football coach and head boxing and baseball coach at Tulane U. '29-'35; head football coach at U. of Idaho '35-'41; married Madylin Huber, father of 2; also served during WWII; recalled to active duty 28 Mar. '41 as Maj. and cdr. of Athletics Section, Morale Branch; promoted Lt. Col. in Feb. '42; attained rank of Col.; appointed asst. head of Army Special Services Div. in '44; traveled to Antilles, Africa, England, Italy and France, participated in Operation Dragoon, invasion of southern France, landed via glider on D-Day; he helped develop Army physical training program and write Training Circular 87 (TC 87); discharged 1 Jan. '45; president of Athletic Institute, Inc. for 20 years.

 

26.      

Barber, LeRoy (Le Roy) Siebers

Sergeant, U.S. Army
107TH Engineer Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 21 September 1894 at Marion, Iowa
Hometown: Cedar Rapids or Marion, Iowa

Death: 29 March 1963 at Iowa City, Iowa

Interred: Cedar Memorial Park, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

WIA, listed on 4 Nov. '18 casualty list; attended U. of Iowa, soph. ca. '20, jr. ca. '21; married Esther Koch, father of at least 1.

 

27.      

*Barlow, Francis A.

First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army
Company H, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 31 July 1918

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with gilt star
Citation: “Near Cierges on July 31, 1918, although wounded by a machine-gun bullet he displayed great courage in refusing to be bandaged and in continuing to command his company until he received the order to withdraw. His spirit of sacrifice and his absolute disregard of danger gave a magnificent example to his men.”
General Orders: Order No. 12.334 "D," 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 9 June 1885 at Edmore, Michigan
Hometown: Cheboygan, Michigan

Death: 7 October 1918 near Gesnes, France

Interred:

Status: KIA

 

He went to work for the Post Office when he turned 17; attended McLaughlin Business College in Grand Rapids; married; enlisted in Michigan National Guard on 13 Sep. '15; served during Mexican Border Crisis; served with Co. H, 125TH Inf.; also earned Distinguished Service Cross, posthumously, for his actions 31 Jul. ‘18; namesake of Francis A. Barlow Post No. 95 of American Legion at Cheboygan.

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28.      

Barnes, Edgar Cole

Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Headquarters, 107TH Engineer Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 

Degree of Award: unknown
Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 3 February 1865 at Green Lake, Wisconsin
Hometown: Ripon, Wisconsin

Death: 10 February 1954 at Ripon, Wisconsin

Interred: Hillside Cemetery, Ripon, Wisconsin

 

Attended Ripon College ca. '82; graduated Rush Med. College in '88; post-graduate course at NY; interned at Brooklyn City Hosp.; practiced medicine with his father at Ripon, WI; Capt. and Cdr. of Co. D, 2D Wis. Inf., Ripon, WI, during Spanish-American War; commissioned 1st Lt. and Asst. Surgeon, 2D Wis. Inf. on 15 Jun. '99 during post-war reorganization of WNG; promoted Capt. on 1 Mar. '00; Asst. Surgeon, WNG Med. Dept. ca. '01; promoted Maj. on 29 Jul. '05; Surgeon, WNG Med. Dept. (assigned to 2D Wis. Inf.) ca. '13; Maj., San. Det., 4TH Wis. Inf. when mobilized 15 Jul. '17; served with 107TH Engr. Regt.; earned Croix de Guerre; Maj., Med. Det., 127TH Inf., Ripon, WI ca. '22; Lt. Col., Med. Sect., 22D Cav. Div., Ripon, WI ca. '24; promoted Col. on 1 Mar. '26; assigned Cdr., 135TH Med. Regt.; retired from WNG on 3 Feb. '29; married Amy Douglass Field; resided at 344 Jackson, Ripon, WI at '40 census.

 

29.      

Barrard, William L., Jr.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Troop, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 

Degree of Award: unknown
Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 
Hometown: 

 

30.      

Barrow, Ernest H.

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Troop, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 

Degree of Award: unknown
Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 
Hometown: 

 

31.      

Bates, Charles Edward Harold

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
103D Infantry Regiment, 26TH ‘Yankee’ Division, A.E.F. (later transferred to Company M, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division)
Date of Action: 26 September 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with palm

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 13 August 1894 at Alameda, California
Hometown: Alameda, California

Death: 17 June 1978 at San Francisco, California

Interred: Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, California

 

Son of Henry Lesley Alexander and Rebecca Helen (Rixon) Bates (father, NoK, was English, born in India, mother born in Canada), 727 Paru St., Alameda, CA; graduated Hitchcock Military Academy in '12; worked as surveyor for Pacific Electric Co.; attended U. of Cal., Berkeley, played football, withdrew during senior year to volunteer for Army service; completed Officers' Training School at Camp Kearney, CA and commissioned 2d Lt.; assigned to Co. D, 159TH Inf., 40TH Div.; sailed for France 8 Aug. '18; 40TH Div. designated a replacement unit; transferred to 103D Inf., 26TH Div. on 10 Sep. (1 Sep.) '18; earned Distinguished Service Cross (some references state Distinguished Service Medal) for his actions 26 Sep. '18 near Marchéville, his 1st time going "over the top"; transferred to Co. M, 126TH Inf. after the Armistice; served with Army of Occupation; received his DSC on 12 Feb. '19; promoted 1st Lt. on 18 Mar. (16 Mar.) '19; 3 brothers also served, Norman in USMC, Lesley in Air Service, Richard graduated Naval Academy in '15 and served during WWI and WWII; returned home and resumed medical education at Stanford and Cornell U.; married Elizabeth Marston or Elizabeth Marsden Black at Manhattan, NY on 6 Oct. '23, father of 3; earned med. degree in '24; after internship and residency returned to San Francisco area to establish med. practice (ENT), retired after 47 years; member of American Legion; 32nd Degree Mason; member of several other civic or fraternal organizations.

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32.      

Beach, George Brown

Captain, U.S. Army
128TH Field Hospital, 107TH Sanitary Train, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 30 July 1918, presumed

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with silver star
Citation: “An admirably energetic and courageous officer. Under a violent bombardment he effected the transport of the wounded and continued until he had to be evacuated.”
General Orders: Order No. 14.438 "D," dated 15 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 7 April 1865 at Port Carbon, Pennsylvania
Hometown: Scranton, Pennsylvania

Death: 31 December 1919 at Scranton, Pennsylvania

Interred: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Port Carbon, Pennsylvania

 

He graduated Jefferson Med. College of Thomas Jefferson U. in '86; married; member of Med. Society of Penn.; 1st Lt., med. off., assigned to Med. Det., 127TH Inf.; rode to France on USS George Washington; also served with 128TH Fld. Hosp., 107TH San. Tr.; promoted to Capt.; also earned Silver Star Citation; discharged 2 Jun. '19; passed away 31 Dec. '19 at Scranton, PA, 16 days after his wife passed away.

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33.      

Beck, Charles Leroy

Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 14 October 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with palm

Citation: “During an attack, the 126th Inf. was checked by the intense fire of the enemy machineguns and by grenades. Pvt. Beck volunteered to make a patrol which crossed the enemy lines, captured 10 machineguns, killed or made prisoners 15 of the enemy and forced a large number to surrender, purging Cote Dame Marie of the enemy and enabling the regiment to continue.”
General Orders: Order No. 16.004 "D," 13 April 1919, General Headquarters French Armies of the East
Born: 26 May 1896 at Brownstown, Indiana
Hometown: Westphalia, Indiana

Death: 3 June 1925

Interred: Sandborn Cemetery, Sandborn, Indiana

 

He was a farmer; entered service 27 May '18 at Vincennes, IN; trained at Camp Taylor, KY; assigned to Co. A, 153D Inf., 39TH Div.; overseas 6 Aug. '18; 39TH Div. was designated a replacement div. when it reached France; transferred to Co. M, 126TH Inf.; also earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 14 Oct. ‘18; discharged 29 May '19.

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34.      

Beck, Robert McCandless, Jr.

Colonel (Cavalry), U.S. Army
Headquarters, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 9 May 1879 at Westminster, Maryland
Hometown: Wickford, Rhode Island

Death: 4 July 1970 at Park Rapids, Minnesota

Interred: Arlington National Cemetery

 

He graduated USMA at West Point, Class of '01 (entered academy as Robert Taylor Beck, name changed Robert McCandless Beck, Jr. by authority of Secretary of War, 14 Mar. '98); commissioned 2d Lt., Cav., 18 Feb. '01; assigned to 12TH Cav.; promoted 1st Lt., 11TH Cav., on 2 Aug. '05; transferred to 12TH Cav. on 30 Oct. '05; assigned professor of military science and tactics at College of St. Paul (MN) on 29 Jul. '11; assigned to 2D Cav. on 11 Dec. '12; promoted Capt. on 12 Jun. '16; promoted Maj. on 5 Aug. '17; promoted Lt. Col. on 11 May '18; assigned to HQ, 32D Div. on 9 Jul. '18; Chief of Staff of 32D Div. in France; promoted Col. on 14 Sep. '18; earned DSM; also earned Officier de la Légion d'Honneur (French Legion of Honor); assigned to Gen. Staff, War Plans Div., Washington, D.C. on 3 Jul. '19; continued service in Regular Army after the war; instructor at Army War College; promoted Brig. Gen. ca. Jan. '37; retired as Maj. Gen. in '39.

 

35.      

Becker, Edward

First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: at Sparta, Wisconsin
Hometown: Sparta, Wisconsin

 

NoK Mrs. Anne Berg, sister, Angelo, WI; also had ties to Black River Falls, WI; enlisted in Co. L, 3D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Sparta, WI; was Cpl. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Co. L, 128TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; also earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 30 Aug. and 8 Oct. ‘18.

 

36.      

Bell, Frank J.

Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 1890 at White Earth, Minnesota
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Death: 3 July 1930

Interred: Sacramento City Cemetery, Sacramento, California

 

Native American, Chippewa, and French ancestry; NoK Mrs. Frank J. Bell, wife, 935 Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL; entered service 9 Nov. '17 at Camp Grant, IL; ca. 1 Aug. '18 near Cierges, he rescued his wounded assistant gunner by carrying him back to safety, he was struggling because his assistant was twice his size, Capt. Charles L. Sheridan, cdr., saw them and ran out to help him the rest of the way, Bell had left his 'sho-sho' (M-1915 Chauchat) in a wheat field in order to carry his comrade, after his buddy had been dragged to cover, he ran back out through heavy fire, retrieved his automatic rifle, and returned to the fight; WIA 6 Oct. '18; also earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 6 Oct. ‘18; award of the DSC was announced in General Orders on 26 Jul. '19, but the government couldn't find him to present the decoration, he had moved from his last known address, they were still searching for him as of 6 Apr. '21 (announcements were placed in newspapers and American Legion Weekly to try to find him).

 

37.      

Bently, Harry M.

Private, U.S. Army
32D Military Police Company, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 
Hometown: 

 

Served with 32D MP Co. (107TH MPs).

 

38.      

Bergen, Alphonse M.

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with bronze star

Citation: He volunteered to carry dispatches to his company. In spite of the terrible fire of machine guns and artillery, he often crossed the fire swept lines, displaying an absolute disregard for danger.”
General Orders: Order No. 14.383 "D," 15 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 8 February 1891 at Belgium
Hometown: Norway, Michigan

Death: 18 September 1951

Interred: Norway Township Cemetery, Norway, Michigan

 

Married Marie 'Mary' (Buytaert) Goodreau, step-father of Frank; owned a tavern at Norway, MI ca. '30s; night patrolman at Norway, MI ca. '43.

 

39.      

Best, Frederick Charles ‘Fred’

Major (Infantry), U.S. Army
Headquarters, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with gold star

Citation Needed:
General Orders: Order No. 14.382 "D," 14 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 19 June 1974 at Chicago, Illinois
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Death: 17 August 1945 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Interred: Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

He attended U. of Wis., freshman ca. '95; married Sophia Branson Kemper, father of 4; vice-president of Wis. Trust Co. ca. '16; attended Fed. Training Camp at Ft. Sheridan, IL 20 Sep.-17 Oct. '15; 1st Lt. and Adjutant, 3D Bn., 1ST Wis. Inf. as well as Aide-de-Camp to Brig. Gen. Lorrain T. Richardson, 1ST Wis. Bde., Wisconsin National Guard, during Mexican Border Crisis; promoted Capt. ca. 19 Jul. '17; Cdr. of HQ Co., 5TH Wis. Inf., WNG, at Milwaukee, WI when mobilized 15 Jul. '17; assigned Cdr. of Co. D, 119TH MG Bn. when 32D Div. was organized; rode to France on USS George Washington; landed at Brest on 4 Mar. '18; transferred to 121ST MG Bn. ca. Mar. '18; completed Gen. Staff College at Langres in Sep. '18; assigned Asst. Ops. Off., HQ, 32D Div.; temp. assigned Ops. Off., HQ, 128TH Inf. on 9 Nov. '18; returned to HQ, 32D Div. ca. 17 Nov. '18; promoted Maj. on 16 Mar. '19; earned Div. Citation; home for 2 week leave ca. 15 May '19, had to return to Camp Grant, IL for discharge; promoted to Lt. Col. at some point; Gen. Charles King, on his deathbed in Mar. '33, requested that Col. Best arrange his funeral.

 

40.      

Beuker, Harry

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with silver star
Citation: “He laid and repaired the telephone lines under an intense barrage of enemy machine guns and artillery. He always set a fine example for his comrades and displayed courage and absolute disregard for danger.”
General Orders: Order No. 14.559 "D," 17 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born:
Hometown: Central Lake, Michigan

 

He enlisted in 33D Mich. Inf., Michigan National Guard, possibly Co. I, or Co. L, or (?); may have served during Mexican Border Crisis; served with HQ Co., 125TH Inf.; hosted reunion of old NG unit at his home 30 Aug. '64.

 

41.      

Beveridge, Thomas Byron ‘Bev’

Major, U.S. Army
Headquarters, 3D Battalion, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 

Degree of Award: unknown
Citation: “Having received an order to attack five minutes before the hour set for its execution, he immediately assembled his company commanders on the spot and gave them their orders under fire of the enemy. He was wounded in the course of action.”
General Orders:
Born: 16 February 1876 at Canada
Hometown: Appleton, Wisconsin

Death: 27 December 1946

Interred: Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wisconsin

 

Family moved to U.S. when he was 6; graduated Lawrence U.; married Olive M.; newspaper reporter and editor at Appleton Crescent prior to WWI; enlisted in Co. G, 2D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Appleton, WI on 4 Jul. '96; served as Cpl. in Puerto Rico during Spanish-American War; Capt. assigned to HQ, 2D Wis. Inf. at Appleton, WI during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to HQ, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; rode to France on USS George Washington; WIA 1 Aug. '18, machinegun bullet to torso; WIA 30 Aug. '18, shrapnel to leg; listed on 21 May '19 casualty list; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; returned home in mid-Nov. '18 to assume cmd. of a regt. bound for France, that didn't happen due to Armistice; promoted Lt. Col. 8 Jun. '19; moved to Madison, WI in '20; assigned to Insp. Gen. Dept., State Staff (WI), on 1 Jan. '21; transferred to Insp. Section, HQ, 22D Cav. Div. on 1 Apr. '27; transferred to Insp. Section, HQ, 32D Div. on 15 Mar. '28; retired after 41 years of service in '37; became naturalized citizen of U.S. on 18 Jul. '38, he believed his father had become naturalized citizen while Thomas was a minor, which would have made Thomas a citizen as well, it turned out his father had not completed citizenship process; editor of Wis. Nat. Guard Review for 22 years, '22-'44; Rev. Gustav Stearns, former 32D Div. Chaplain, officiated his funeral.

 

42.      

Bilter, Benjamin G.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 26 April 1894 at Appleton, Wisconsin
Hometown: Wisconsin

Death: 19 March 1921 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton, Wisconsin

Interred: Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin

 

He enlisted in 2D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Appleton, WI, possibly Med. Det.; was Pfc. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; served with Co. H, 127TH Inf.; WIA, gassed; discharged 18 May '19; married Grace Williams; resided at 647 Superior St., Appleton, WI; assistant manager of Langstadt-Meyer Co., 767 College Ave., Appleton, WI; member of Eastern Star Masonic Order and United Commercial Travelers.

 

43.      

Bischoff, Clifford Edward

First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army
128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with palm

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: at Superior, Wisconsin
Hometown: Superior, Wisconsin

Death: 9 March 1948 at Shorewood, Wisconsin

Interred:

 

Bischoff, Clifford Edward

First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army
128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with gilt star

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: at Superior, Wisconsin
Hometown: Superior, Wisconsin

Death: 9 March 1948 at Shorewood, Wisconsin

Interred:

 

He attended U. of Ill. College of Med. ca. '13; enlisted in Co. I, 3D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Superior, WI; was Sgt. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; completed First Officers' Training Camp, Fort Sheridan, IL, 15 May-15 Aug. '17, assigned to 7TH Co., 10TH Regt.; assigned to 128TH Inf.; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions as 1st Lt. commanding a company and later a battalion 29 Aug. & 2 Sep. '18; bestowed Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur (French Legion of Honor), by Presidential Decree of 5 May '19, “for valor on the battlefield”; attended U. of Wis. ca. '19-'22; member of Exec. Committee of 32d Division Veteran Association; married Miss Nell Dwyer 30 Jun. '30 at New York; resided at 315 Bedford, Lexington, MA ca. '37.

 

44.      

Black, Archie

Private First Class, U.S. Army
128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action:

Degree of Award: unknown
Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 8 April 1897 at Jefferson County, Wisconsin
Hometown: Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

Death: 1967

Interred: Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

 

Attended U. of Wis. ca. '16; asst. instructor of Agricultural Chemistry at U. of Wis. ca. '22.

 

45.      

Black, Wilbur Karl (W. Karl)

Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Headquarters, 2D Battalion, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action:

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with palm
Citation: “Has shown unusual initiative and great courage in establishing advanced aid stations in line work. Has shown always great disdain for danger and has been a fine example for his men.”
General Orders: Order No. 14.251 "D", 12 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 11 October 1880, or 1879, at Freeport, Ohio
Hometown: Freeport, Ohio

Death: 6 October 1981 at Los Angeles, California

Interred: Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport, Ohio (presumed, wife is interred there according to her obituary)

 

He attended Oberlin College; attended U. of Ind.; attended Franklin College; graduated Chicago College of Med. and Surgery in '10; interned at Rockford City Hosp., Cook Co. Hosp., St. Mary's Hosp. at Chicago, IL, and St. Anthony's TB Hosp. at NY; established private practice at Lima, OH; commissioned 1st Lt., Med. Corps, in Jul. '17; sent to England and attached to British army; sent to France and assigned to fld. amb. unit in 37TH Div.; WIA, gassed, Nov. '17; evacuated to Base Hosp., Havre; returned to duty Dec. '17 and assigned to same hosp.; transferred to 2D Bn., 127TH Inf. on 1 May '18; earned Div. Citation, HQ 32D Div., Gen. Orders No. 28, 7 Apr. '19, “By his contempt for danger in establishing and maintaining advanced dressing stations, was inspiration to his men.”; served with 32D Div. with Army of Occupation until 18 Apr. '19; married Marcelle Teresa Apte, from Paris, on 6 Feb. '19 (her father was mayor of a French town and killed during the war), father of Odette, Suzanne J.; departed Brest 14 May '19 aboard Victoria, with his French wife; landed at NY 22 May '19; discharged at Camp Dix, NJ on 25 May '19; returned to OH and established private practice at Freeport, OH; moved to CA ca. '73.

 

46.      

Blaney, James C.

Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army
Company F, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action:

Degree of Award: unknown
Citation Needed: 2d Lt. Blaney likely earned his Croix de Guerre while serving with the 42D Div.
General Orders:
Born: 
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

 

He was commissioned 2d Lt. on 3 May '17; assigned to Co. I, 167TH Inf., 42D Div.; transferred to Sup. Co., 126TH Inf. on 5 Dec. '18; transferred to Co. F, 126TH Inf. on 27 Feb. '19; transferred to Base Section at Brest on 25 Apr. '19.

 

47.      

*Blomberg, Henry S.

First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army
Company D, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action:

Degree of Award: unknown
Citation: “In operations at Juvigny led his command in a brilliant manner and captured prisoners.”
General Orders:
Born: 3 August 1892 at Superior, Wisconsin
Hometown: Superior, Wisconsin

Death: 4 or 5 October 1918

Interred: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

Status: KIA

 

He graduated Aitkin, MN, H. S.; enrolled in State Normal School at Superior, WI where he was a top debater, played football and baseball, and was athletic editor of the school yearbook, Gitche Gumee, graduated in '16; teacher at Virginia, MN during brief period between Mexican Border Crisis and mobilization for WWI; enlisted in Co. I, 3D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Superior, WI; Sgt. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; 1st Sgt. in that unit when it mobilized 15 Jul. '17; assigned to Co. I when 127TH Inf. was organized; commissioned at some point; 1st Lt. assigned to Co. D by the time the 127TH Inf. sailed for France aboard USS George Washington; also earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 30 Aug. ‘18; may have been promoted to Capt.; may have been assigned to Co. M, 127TH Inf. at some point; namesake of Henry S. Blomberg Post No. 847 of VFW in Superior.

 

48.      

Blossom, Lynn

Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 30 August 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with gilt star

Citation: “A liaison agent who displayed uncommon bravery in carrying messages and in assuring the liaison with the units on the right and on the left under a violent fire of machine guns and artillery. Was wounded during the execution of this perilous task.”
General Orders: Order No. 13.069 "D," 23 January 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 17 September 1896 at Liberty, Michigan
Hometown: Liberty, Michigan

Death: 31 December 1971 at Rochester, Minnesota, resided at Clark Lake, Michigan

Interred: Horton Cemetery, Hanover, Michigan

 

He enlisted in Co. M, 31ST Mich. Inf., Michigan National Guard, at Jackson, MI; assigned to Co. F, 126TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; transferred to Co. I, 128TH Inf.; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 30 Aug. ‘18; brother Laurence also served; married Irene Young, father of at least 1; self-employed electrician; member of William Sparks Chapter 10 of DAV.

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49.      

Blumke, Richard H.

Private First Class, U.S. Army
121TH Machinegun Battalion, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 
Hometown: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Death: 4 June 1943

Interred: Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

50.      

Bocher, Alwin (Alvin) Ferdinand Edward (Boucher, Baucher)

Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with palm

Citation: According to newspaper accounts, Pvt. Bocher earned the Croix de Guerre by, “although wounded, singlehandedly attacked a German machinegun crew, killing two and forcing the third to run.”
General Orders:
Born: 10 December 1898 at Bonduel, Wisconsin
Hometown: Gillett, Wisconsin

Death: 10 August 1968 at Two Rivers, Wisconsin

Interred: Pioneers' Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers, Wisconsin

 

He graduated Gillett H. S.; served with Co. M, 127TH Inf.; WIA; married Agnes Schmeichel at Two Rivers, WI 25 Jun. '27, father of 3; retired as traffic manager at Hamilton Mfg. Co. after 38 years of service; chairman of fire and police commission at Two Rivers, WI for 20 years; helped found the Manitowoc-Two-Rivers Traffic Club in '38; served as on Two Rivers' War Transportation Committee, Two Rivers Harbor and Transportation Commission, Two Rivers Branch of American Red Cross, and Two Rivers Civil Defense Council during WWII; charter member of Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church; member of Robert E. Burns Post No. 165 of American Legion and Eleven Gold Star Post No. 1248 of VFW.

 

51.      

Bock, Ralph Werner (Buck)

Mess Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award:

Citation Needed:

General Orders:
Born: 29 September 1895 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Death: 29 July 1961

Interred: Union Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Worked as draftsman at A. O. Smith Co. and Vilter Manufacturing Co.; enlisted in Co. E, 1ST Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Milwaukee, WI on 19 Jun. '17; assigned to Co. E, 128TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; Alsace, Fismes, Juvigny, Romagne, Meuse-Argonne; earned Silver Star Citation for his actions 30 Aug. '18 near Juvigny, assumed command of a company and led it in attack after the officers fell wounded; discharged at Camp Grant, IL on 18 or 19 May '19; married Margaret H.; resided at S. 62nd St., West Allis, WI at '40 census.

 

52.      

Bohn, Harvey C.

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award:

Citation Needed:

General Orders:
Born: 16 November 1893 at Lime Ridge, Wisconsin
Hometown: Lime Ridge, Wisconsin

Death: 25 Mar. 1972 at Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Interred: Lime Ridge Cemetery, Lime Ridge, Wisconsin

 

He enlisted in Co. A, 1ST Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Reedsburg, WI on 22 Apr. '17; assigned to Co. A, 128TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; landed overseas 18 Feb. '18; earned Croix de Guerre; promoted Cpl. on 4 Nov. '18; departed France on 5 May '19; discharged 19 May '19; brothers Carl S. and Chester also served, Chester was severely WIA ca. 3 Oct. '18 and died 21 Oct., Edward A. was from Lime Ridge and also served in France, not sure of relationship; member of American Legion, VFW, and the 32d Div. Veterans Assn.

 

53.      

Bonack, Paul J.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 1892 at Three Lakes, Wisconsin
Hometown: Three Lakes, Wisconsin

Death: 1967

Interred: Forest Home Cemetery, Rhinelander, WI

 

He enlisted in Co. L, 2D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Rhinelander, WI; assigned to Co. L, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 30 Aug. ‘18; married Elizabeth F., father of at least 1; resided at Stella, WI at 1930 and 1940 census.

 

54.      

Bonneville, John Fitze

Private First Class, U.S. Army
128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 11 November 1888 at Wisconsin
Hometown: Camp Douglas, Wisconsin

Death: 22 August 1953 at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Interred: Forest Cemetery, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

 

Married Viola L., father of 1; resided at 715 Foster Ave., Coeur D'alene, ID at '40 census.

 

55.      

Boon, Stephen, Jr.

Captain (Cavalry), U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:

General Orders:
Born: 28 November 1895 at Junction City, Kansas
Hometown: Junction City, Kansas

Death: 7 February 1972 at McAllen, Texas

Interred: Roselawn Cemetery, McAllen, Texas

 

He graduated Junction City H. S. in '13; graduated Baker U., College of Liberal Arts, ca. '17; married Jean; commissioned 2d Lt., 14TH Cav., 9 Aug. '17; landed in France in Sep. '17; promoted 1st Lt., 6TH Cav., 12 Oct. '17; promoted Capt., brevet, 18 Jun. '18; served with 127TH Inf., some references state bn. cdr.; reportedly twice cited for gallantry; reportedly earned 2 Silver Star Citations (some references state he earned it as staff officer with III Corps in Germany, that is unlikely, he likely received it while assigned there); definitely earned Div. Citation, likely basis of Silver Star Citation; reportedly twice recommended for DSC; temp. assumed cmd. of Co. C, 127TH Inf. ca. Mar. '19; when Div. departed Germany for home in Apr. '19, he was transferred to HQ, III Corps and assigned Asst. Intel. Off.; returned to U.S. in Jul. '19; assigned to 13TH Cav. on 1 Feb. '20; attached to Tex. NG as Cav. instructor ca. '20; promoted Capt. on 1 Jul. '20; promoted Maj. on 1 Aug. '35; promoted Lt. Col. on 9 Aug. '40; also served during WWII; promoted Col. on 24 Dec. '41; regt. cdr. in 12TH Armor Div. ca. '43; appointed Asst. Commandant of Armor School, Ft. Knox, KY, ca. '45; retired 3 Jun. '46.

 

56.      

Borski, Jacob

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre w/palm

Citation Needed: Sgt. Borski likely earned his Croix de Guerre when he and his squad of 8 fought off an enemy attack for 2 hours, then went “over the top” and eliminated 8 machinegun nests and captured 64 Germans at Juvigny.

General Orders:
Born: 22 July 1879 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Death: 17 June 1954

Interred: Saint Adalbert's Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Married Emily, father of at least 1, resided at 665 Muskego Ave. or 716 6th Ave., Milwaukee, WI; worked as a baker at National Biscuit Co.; enlisted in Co. K, 1ST Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Milwaukee, WI on 19 Jun. '16; was Cpl. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; his employer vowed to pay his salary to his wife while he was mobilized; assigned to Co. K, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; overseas in Feb. '18; Alsace, Château-Thierry, Soissons, Juvigny, Argonne Forest; WIA, gassed; he and his squad were taken POW at Juvigny; he was released on 15 Dec. '18; landed in U.S. on 1 Apr. '19; discharged 20 Apr. '19 at Camp Grant, IL.

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57.      

Bowen, Charles Francis

Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army
Headquarters, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre w/palm

Citation Needed:

General Orders:
Born: 13 January 1889 at Manchester, New Hampshire
Hometown: Manchester, New Hampshire

Death: 11 Nov. '68 at his home at Manchester, New Hampshire

Interred:

 

He graduated McDonald H. S. and St. Joseph's H. S.; attended Valparaiso U. and Boston U. Law School; worked at newspapers at Manchester, Haverhill, Boston and New York; married Helen Elizabeth Rawlins on 2 Sep. '21, father of at least 1; enlisted in 1ST N. H. Inf., N. H. NG; served during Mexican Border Crisis; transferred to 128TH Inf.; transferred to G-1 Section, HQ, 32D Div.; Alsace, Aisne-Marne, Oise-Aisne, Meuse-Argonne; earned Silver Star Citation; earned Div. Citation, which may have been basis for Silver Star Citation; also earned Serbian/Yugoslavian Knight's Cross of the Order of the White Eagle, Polish Bene Merentibus; also served during WWII; appointed Adjutant Gen. for N. H. in '40; promoted Brig. Gen.; promoted Maj. Gen.; retired 13 Jan. '54 after 38 years of service; intended to write novels in retirement; member of American Legion, VFW, Rotary.

 

58.      

Bradow, Henry Maurice

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Machinegun Company, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with bronze star

Citation: “While making a reconnaissance to locate machine-gun posts, he discovered a wounded French soldier. In spite of the intense bombardment, he carried him to the rear.”
General Orders: Order No. 14.426 "D," 14 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 22 Jun. '99 at Case, Michigan
Hometown: Flint, Michigan

Death: 26 April 1994 at Modesto, California

Interred:

 

Also had ties to Clio, MI; married Polly C., father of 2; resided at 1519 Detroit St., Flint, MI ca. '22; resided at San Leandro, CA at '30 census.

 

59.      

*Bradshaw, Benjamin Joseph

Cook, U.S. Army
Company H, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation: Cook Bradshaw earned his Croix de Guerre when he “volunteered to carry the necessary supplies to the men in the front lines. Accomplished this task under terrible bombardments and under violent machine gun fire.”
General Orders:
Born: 5 May 1896 at Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hometown: Superior, Wisconsin

Death: 5 October 1918

Interred: Greenwood Cemetery, Superior, WI

Status: DW

 

He worked for Great Northern Railroad as a brakeman; enlisted in 3D Wis. Inf., likely Co. I, Wisconsin National Guard, 12 Jul. '17; assigned to Co. H when 128TH Inf. was organized; sailed for France Feb. '18; St. Gilles, Juvigny, Marne Woods; transferred out of the mess section into an infantry platoon 12 Sep. '18, tired of being a cook; once, lost and alone, he captured 2 Germans even though all he had was an empty pistol; earned Silver Star Citation, posthumously, for his actions 29 Aug.-2 Sep. ‘18.

 

60.      

Brennan, Elmer W.

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 31 July 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with gilt star

Citation: “Under a violent bombardment near Cierges on July 31, 1918, he displayed extraordinary courage in exposing himself to great dangers to help his wounded comrades. He guided a liaison officer up to Cierges through a lively bombardment.”
General Orders: Order No. 12.334 "D," 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: at Detroit, Michigan
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Death:

Interred:

 

He attended H. S. of U. of Detroit, 2nd year student ca. '16; original member, Bug., of Co. D, 125TH Inf. when organized from Co. D and Co. K, 31ST Mich. Inf., Michigan National Guard, on 30 Sep. '17; very likely Mich. NG; also earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 31 Jul. ‘18

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61.      

Briggs, James Keith

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 7 January 1897 at Cedar Falls, Wisconsin
Hometown: Neillsville, Wisconsin

Death: 10 September 1974 at Neillsville, Wisconsin

Interred: Mentor Cemetery, Humbird, Wisconsin

 

He enlisted in Co. A, 3D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Neillsville, WI on 7 Apr. '16; was Pvt. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; Pfc. when mobilized 15 Jul. '17; assigned to 128TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; discharged 19 May '19; worked as a longshoreman in CA; returned to WI and went to work for Northern States Power Co.; constable of Humbird, WI ca. '43; member of Melchor-Matti Post No. 320 of American Legion at Humbird, WI.

 

62.      

Brittain, William S.

Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army
Machinegun Company, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 31 August 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with palm

Citation: “A courageous officer who, animated by his spirit of offensive, went beyond the principal infantry line and took prisoner two German officers and 94 men and captured three machine guns. Then with his platoon he advanced toward the cannonade and by his quick decision captured two 105 mm. field pieces and six trench mortars. Immediately afterwards he attacked and captured 80 prisoners and three machine guns.”
General Orders: Order No. 16,045 "D," 13 April 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: circa 1890 at Flint or Suttons Bay, Michigan
Hometown: Flint, Michigan

Death: 28 Dec. '66 at his home at Detroit, Michigan at age 76

Interred:

 

Brittain, William S.

Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army
Machinegun Company, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with gilt star

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: circa 1890 at Flint or Suttons Bay, Michigan
Hometown: Flint, Michigan

Death: 28 Dec. '66 at his home at Detroit, Michigan at age 76

Interred:

 

He enlisted in Michigan National Guard in '16; likely served during Mexican Border Crisis; earned Distinguished Service Cross, which was reportedly pinned by Gen. John J. Pershing, who insisted on presenting it personally after he heard of Brittain's exploits; Gen. Pershing reportedly proclaimed Brittain's action was “one of the great individual feats of the war”; both Croix de Guerre were reportedly pinned by Gen. Charles Mangin himself; bestowed Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur (French Legion of Honor) on 5 Sep. '18, Presidential Decree of 5 May '19, “Full of courage and inspired by offensive spirit, went beyond the main line and captured a number of German officers and many men and guns.”; while not specified in the citations, he and his platoon reportedly turned the 2 captured German 105s on another German artillery position, destroying 3 artillery pieces; WIA 31 Aug. '18, shrapnel to spine, reportedly counted 90 bullet holes in his tunic at the end of the day; earned Purple Heart; recommended for Medal of Honor, “which is likely to be awarded at Camp Custer.”; landed at NY on 18 May '19; Gov. Alex J. Groesbeck designated Brittain as ‘Michigan's War Hero.’

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63.      

Brown, Donald K.

Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 
Hometown: 

 

64.      

Brown, Floyd F.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with palm

Citation: According to newspaper accounts, Sgt. Brown earned the Croix de Guerre when he displayed great bravery in maintaining a perilous exposed position.”
General Orders:
Born: 8 September 1885
Hometown: Oconto, Wisconsin

Death: 31 March 1923

Interred: Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto, Wisconsin

 

He enlisted in Co. M, 2D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Oconto, WI; was Pvt. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Co. M, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized.

 

65.      

Brown, Frederick C.

Sergeant Bugler, U.S. Army
Company C, 107TH Engineer Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with silver star

Citation: “He displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness. Went out at night on a mission and crossed a very dangerous ground, but nevertheless accomplished his mission although attacked by an airplane and exposed to various enemy fires.
General Orders: Order No. 14.559 "D," 17 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 
Hometown: Stephenson, Michigan

 

66.      

Brown, Harold S.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 107TH Engineer Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 1 September 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with silver star

Citation: “On 1 September 1918, he was sent out to make a reconnaissance north of Juvigny. This region was infested by machine-gun nests which, with the artillery, kept up a steady fire over the entire zone. In spite of these facts he continued his work heedless of danger and brought back very valuable information, complete and accurate, upon the strength and positions of our advanced infantry elements.
General Orders: Order No. 14.517 "D," 16 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 
Hometown: Houghton, Michigan

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67.      

Bruce, William Robert (H.) ‘Will’

Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 
Hometown: Appleton, Wisconsin

 

Resided at 648 South River St. (later 324 E. South River St. when number system changed ca. mid-'20s), Appleton, WI; also had ties to Menominee, MI; graduated Lawrence College in '15; graduate student, chemistry, at U. of Ill. ca. '15-'16; enlisted in Med. Det., 2D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Appleton, WI; was Sgt. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; Sfc. in the unit when mobilized again on 15 Jul. '17; assigned to Med. Det., 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; attended U. of Wis. ca. '22; worked as a chemist, teacher, and school administrator; superintendent of Sparta, WI schools ca. '38-'40.

 

68.      

Bruenn, John J.

Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army
125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 1890
Hometown: 

Death: 1979

Interred: Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden, Connecticut

 

Father William A. Bruenn, NoK, 127 Prospect St., Meriden, CT; enlisted in Co. L, 1ST Conn. Inf., Conn. NG; promoted to Sgt. ca. 16 Aug. '17; assigned to Co. L, 102D Inf. when 26TH Div. was organized; commissioned 2d Lt.; served with 125TH Inf.; WIA, listed on 1 May '19 casualty list; married Ada Burnett, father of Wayne B.

 

69.      

Brunkhorst, Johann Gottlieb ‘John’

Captain, U.S. Army
Company D, 121ST Machinegun Battalion, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 8 March 1875 at Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin
Hometown: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Death: circa 29 September 1964

Interred: Rienzi Cemetery, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

 

He and brother Henry G. owned Brunkhorst Bros. Saloon at 13 E. 2nd St., Fond du Lac, WI ca. '05, John was sole operator ca. '11, by '15 Henry was bar keeper at 102 N. Main St.; enlisted in Co. E, 2D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Fond du Lac, WI in or prior to '03; member of Co. E's winning basketball team in '03, played teams throughout the Mid-West; 1 of the organizers of the Fond du Lac Boxing Club, incorporated in '13, it may have been affiliated with Co. E somehow, the Cdr. was also 1 of the organizers; 1st Sgt. of Co. E, 2D Wis. Inf., during Mexican Border Crisis; 1st Lt. in Co. M, 5TH Wis. Inf., WNG, at Fond du Lac, WI when mobilized 15 Jul. '17; assigned to Co. D, 119TH MG Bn., when 32D Div. was organized; rode to France on USS George Washington; promoted Capt. and assigned Cdr. of Co. D, 121ST MG Bn. at some point; member of Military Order of Foreign Wars; married Margaret H.; resided at 103 Harrison Pl., Fond Du Lac, WI at '40 census; Fond du Lac Co. Register of Deeds '21-'58, re-elected in '58 but County Board forced him to retire because they thought he was too old for the job, he sued to keep the position he was elected to, but Wis. Supreme Court ruled against him.

 

70.      

Bufka, Frank Xavier

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed: Pvt. Bufka earned his Croix de Guerre “by turning a German machine gun against their forces.”
General Orders:
Born: 11 June 1894 at Manistee, Michigan
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Death: 10 May 1973

Interred: Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Married Grace, father of at least 1; served in Navy, possibly aboard USS South Carolina, during occupation of Veracruz, Mexico in '14; enlisted in Co. F, 1ST Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Milwaukee, WI; was Pvt. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; son, Francis, Jr., served in Army and Army Air Forces during WWII.

 

71.      

Bullion, George S.

Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 2 October 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with gilt star

Citation: “Soldier of admirable courage. Volunteered to assure, under the most perilous circumstances, the necessary liaison between his unit, which was charged with establishing a parallel 600 meters from the village of Cierges, and the neighboring unit under violent artillery and machinegun fire. In spite of complete exhaustion he fulfilled his mission well.”
General Orders:
Born: 1895 ('93, '96) at Denison, Texas
Hometown: Centralia, Washington

Death: 1934

Interred: Mountain View Cemetery, Centralia, Washington

 

He worked as apprentice at Tacoma Ledger; enlisted in Co. M, 2D Wash. Inf., Washington National Guard, at Centralia, WA on 1 Apr. '15; was Pvt. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; trained at Camp Elmer E. Brown before heading to Mexican border; initially trained at Camp Murray, WA after mobilization in Jul. '17; assigned to Co. M, 161ST Inf. when 41ST Div. was organized; sailed for France 12 Dec. '18 aboard President Lincoln; that unit was designated a replacement div. when it reached France; transferred to Co. C, 125TH Inf.; earned DSC for his actions 2 Oct. '18 as a company runner and liaison near Cierges; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 2 Oct. ‘18; some references imply he may have earned 2 Croix de Guerre; pinned with DSC ca. Apr. '19 before heading home; departed France in Apr. '19 aboard Great Northern; discharged at Camp Lewis, WA on 24 May '19; married Ruth F., father of George S., Benny E.; resided at Pierce Co., WA at 1920 census; resided at Eugene, OR at 1930 census; linotype operator at University Press at U. of Oreg. ca. '32; selected Grand Marshall of Eugene, OR Armistice Day parade in '32.

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72.      

Burke, William Henry

Captain, U.S. Army
Company D, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action:

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with silver star
Citation: “In spite of an intense bombardment and machinegun fire, he showed much courage in leading his company to its objectives. Was always an example of courage and heroism for his men.”
General Orders: Order No. 14.438 "D," 15 March 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 
Hometown: Ionia, Michigan

 

He enlisted in Co. D, 32D Mich. Inf., Michigan National Guard, at Ionia, MI in '16 at age 19; served during Mexican Border Crisis; commissioned 2d Lt. 16 Mar. '17; promoted 1st Lt. 4 Dec. '17; assigned to Co. D, 126TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized (newspaper article says he was 1st Sgt. of Co. D when 126TH Inf. departed NY aboard USS President Grant 16 Feb. '18 and promoted 2d Lt. shortly after arriving at Brest 4 Mar. '18); detailed acting adjutant of 1ST Bn. on 8 Jun. '18 and Scout Officer 1ST Bn. on 22 Jun. '18; assigned Regt. operations officer 30 Jul. '18; promoted Capt. on 5 Sep. '18; slightly WIA at Château-Thierry, minor shrapnel wound above his eye; earned Croix de Guerre w/silver star as Capt. and cdr. of Co. D, 126TH Inf. (newspaper article says he earned it as OIC of 126TH Inf. scouts during first raid on enemy trenches by U.S. troops in German territory near Mulhause, Alsace, 22 May '18, it was during that raid that Pvt. Joseph Guyton became first U.S. Soldier killed in German territory, “On their return from this raid, one man was found to be missing. Major Burke crawled on his hands and knees, 150 yards through machinegun fire to a shell hole where he found the missing man wounded, and brought him back to American lines.”); newspaper article says he earned DSC for effectively reorganizing his shattered Bn. while under fire in the Argonne (haven't found any other information); some references state he was cdr., as Capt., of 3D Bn. when armistice went into effect; promoted to Maj. on 16 Mar. '19 at age 22, Maj. Gen. Haan reportedly told him he was the youngest Maj. in the Army at that time; cdr. of 1ST Bn. 18 Apr. '19; served during WWII as commandant, rank of Col., at Army prison camps.

 

73.      

Burleigh, Nelson L.

Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 31 July 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with gilt star

Citation: “Heedless of his own severe wounds and of the danger he crawled out to administer first aid to a comrade whose life he thus saved.”
General Orders: Order No. 12.334 "D," 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 21 July 1899 at Saco, Maine
Hometown: Flint, Michigan

Death: 26 December 1967

Interred: Crystal Lake Township Cemetery, Frankfort, Michigan

 

He earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 31 Jul. ‘18; brother Paul C. also served; employed as auto worker and resided at 838 Spencer, Flint, MI ca. '20; married Sadie (Sadil) Carlson, father of at least 1; resided at 1102 W. Dayton, Flint, MI at 1940 census.

 

74.      

Burley, Harold O.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 29 August 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with silver star

Citation: “On August 29, 1918, near Juvigny he contributed by his bravery and his coolness in reorganizing his platoon which had been sorely tried in the attack of the designated objectives. His magnificent courage at the most critical moment of the attack gave his men the moral force needed to cross the violent barrage and reach the desired position.”
General Orders: Order No. 14.517 "D," 16 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: December 1895
Hometown: Cheboygan, Michigan

Death: 2 April 1963

Interred: Riverside Cemetery, Plymouth, Michigan

 

WIA; earned Purple Heart.

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75.      

Burley, John J.

Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
Headquarters, 63D Infantry Brigade, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 
Hometown: 

 

76.      

Burlingame, James Arnold

Private, U.S. Army
Machinegun Company, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with silver star

Citation: “Discovering that the advanced posts of another regiment were being embarrassed, he assumed command and succeeded in holding them on the line in spite of the terrible fire of the enemy guns. Was an example of courage and bravery.”
General Orders: Order No. 14.517 "D," 16 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 31 July 1894
Hometown: Flint, Michigan

Death: 18 January 1937

Interred: Gracelawn Cemetery, Flint, Michigan

 

77.      

*Burns, Harold Walton

First Lieutenant (Artillery), U.S. Army
308TH Trench Mortar Battery, attached to 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 23 October 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with palm

Citation: “He displayed zeal and courage on the morning of 23 Oct. '18, during the offensive operations in the Bossois Wood near Brabant-sur-Meuse. On open ground and under the direct fire of enemy machineguns and 77's he went from piece to piece to encourage his men. Affected by gas he refused to be evacuated and retained command of his battery until the end of the action. He assisted in the care of the wounded and was later evacuated.”
General Orders: Order No. 13.092 "D," 25 January 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 13 March 1896 at London, Ontario, Canada
Hometown: Gary, Indiana

Death: 2 November 1918

Interred: Oak Hill Cemetery, Gary, Indiana

Status: DW (KIA)

 

*Burns, Harold Walton

First Lieutenant (Artillery), U.S. Army
308TH Trench Mortar Battery, attached to 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 23 October 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with palm

Citation: “A very courageous officer. He encouraged his men during the attack. Although affected by gas he refused to be evacuated and retained command of his platoon until the end of the action.”
General Orders: Order No. 16.708 "D," 24 April 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 13 March 1896 at London, Ontario, Canada
Hometown: Gary, Indiana

Death: 2 November 1918

Interred: Oak Hill Cemetery, Gary, Indiana

Status: DW (KIA)

 

NoK Mrs. L. P. Goodwin (Godwin), mother, 812 Tyler St., Gary, IN, moved there in '09; graduated Gary H. S.; attended Cornell U., College of Architecture, Class of '18; entered First Officers' Training Camp at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN, in May '17; transferred to Artillery Training School at Ft. Monroe, VA; completed course and commissioned 2d Lt., Coast Artillery Corps, in Aug. '17; assigned to 4TH Trench Mort. Bn. or 4TH Trench Mort. Btry. at some point; overseas 12 Sep. '17; transferred to 308TH Trench Mort. Btry.; earned Distinguished Service Cross, posthumously, for his actions 23 Oct. '18 near Brabant-sur-Meuse; earned Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur (French Legion of Honor), by Presidential Decree of 14 May '19; WIA, gassed, 23 Oct. '18, initially refused evacuation (mustard gas affected eyes, nose, throat, and lungs); evacuated to hosp. 28 Oct. '18; DW (KIA) 2 Nov. '18 at Bordeaux.

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78.      

*Bush, Alden

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action:

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with gilt star
Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: at Rockford, Michigan
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Death: 1 August 1918 near Cierges, France

Interred: Aisne-Marne American Cemetery

Status: KIA

 

He also earned Distinguished Service Cross, posthumously, for his actions 1 Aug. ‘18.

 

79.      

Cable, Edwin Archer

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action:

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with bronze star
Citation: “A liaison agent full of courage and energy. Under the most difficult circumstances, he succeeded in delivering orders to his company.”
General Orders: Order No. 14.383 "D," 15 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 27 January 1900
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Death: 11 January 1959

Interred: Detroit Memorial Park West, Redford, Michigan

 

WIA, listed on 19 Jan. '19 casualty list; earned Purple Heart; married Martha Francis Reno or Martha Renauld, father of 3.

 

80.      

Callan, Luke H. ‘L. H.’

Colonel (Engineer), U.S. Army
Headquarters, 107TH Engineer Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action:

Degree of Award: unknown
Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 9 April 1875
Hometown: Bristol, Rhode Island

 

Road construction contractor at Bristol, RI ca. '12; Capt. and Cdr. of Co. C, 2D R. I. Inf. during Spanish-American War; Lt. Col. and XO of 107TH Engr. Regt. when it landed in France; promoted Col. and Cdr. of 107TH Engr. Regt. and 32D Div. Engr. at some point; earned Div. Citation, may have been basis of Silver Star Citation; earned Croix de Guerre; married Fannie O'Neil, father of Rita B., Luke H.; Col. in Officers' Reserve Corps ca. '20; promoted Brig. Gen. in Officers' Reserve Corps ca. '22; Cdr. of RI Dept. of American Legion ca. '22; ran for Gov. of RI ca. '34.

 

81.      

Campbell, Edgar H.

Major (Infantry), U.S. Army
Headquarters, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 28 August – 4 September 1918

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with gilt star
Citation: “Thanks to his military knowledge and his complete devotion to duty during the operation to the north of Soissons from August 28 to September 4, 1918, he kept up a perfect liaison between the staff of the 10th French Army and the 32d American Division.”
General Orders: Order No. 14.382 "D," 14 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 1871
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Death: 1950

Interred: Greenwood Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

Married Emma C.; executive at Klingman Sample Furniture Co., Grand Rapids, MI; enlisted as Pvt. in Michigan National Guard; Sgt. with Co. B, 32D Mich. Inf., during Spanish-American War; 2d Lt. in Co. B, 2D Mich. Inf., at Grand Rapids, MI ca. 26 Sep. '99; Capt. and Cdr. of Co. M, 2D Mich. Inf., at Grand Rapids, MI ca. '08; Adjutant, HQ, 1ST Mich. Bde., when mobilized 15 Jul. '17; assigned Adjutant, HQ, 63D Inf. Bde. when 32D Div. was organized; later served with HQ, 32D Div.; served in post-war Mich. NG; Maj. and Cdr. of 2D Bn., 126TH Inf. when it received federal recognition 31 Dec. '20 during post-war reorganization of 32D Div.; acting commandant of Soldiers Home at Grand Rapids, MI ca. '27; retired as Brig. Gen. ca. 28 Jun. '35; member of Guy V. Henry Post, Camp No. 3, United Spanish War Veterans, at Grand Rapids, MI.

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82.      

Canavan, John Peter

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Supply Company, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action: circa 30 August 1918

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with bronze star
Citation: “During the battle of Juvigny, he kept up the liaison for four days and accompanied a wounded man to the first-aid station under an enemy barrage.”

General Orders: Order No. 14.426 "D," 14 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 18 August 1892
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Death: 24 July 1954

Interred: Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan

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83.      

Carl, Erwin Earl

Private First Class, U.S. Army
128TH Ambulance Company, 107TH Sanitary Train, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action: 29 August 1918

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with bronze star
Citation: “Wounded by the explosion of an enemy shell, he continued to care for his comrades in spite of his dreadful wounds.”

General Orders: Order No. 14.523 "D," 16 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 27 February 1896
Hometown: Bay City, Michigan

Death: 15 August 1962

Interred: Gulf Pines Memorial Park, Englewood, Florida

 

He may have enlisted in 2D Mich. Amb. Co., Michigan National Guard, at Bay City, MI; WIA 29 Aug. '18 by artillery shell near Juvigny, Sgt. Carl H. Smith and Sgt. Ben Zielinski were also WIA and Pfc. John E. Olk was KIA by the same shell as the 4 men were trying to place a wounded Soldier in an ambulance; also earned Silver Star Citation and Purple Heart.

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84.      

Carlson, Louis H.

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
120TH Machinegun Battalion, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action: 

Degree of Award: unknown
Citation Needed:

General Orders:
Born:
Hometown:

 

85.      

*Carr, Barnell C.

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 

Degree of Award: unknown
Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born:
Hometown: Albany, Kentucky

Death: 28 August 1918

Interred: Arlington National Cemetery

Status: KIA

 

He also earned Silver Star Citation, posthumously, for his actions 22 Jul. ’18; the date of action for Silver Star might be erroneous, on 22 Jul. the Div. was in transit between the Alsace Sector and the Château-Thierry area, they “went over the top” 30 Jul. and reached the Vesle ca. 31 Jul.; WIA 22 Jul. '18; KIA 28 Aug. '18 (some references state DW 4 Aug. '18).

 

86.      

Case, Philip ‘Phil’

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company G, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 

Degree of Award: unknown
Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 1 April 1899 at Wisconsin
Hometown: Brokaw, Wisconsin

Death: 28 July (29 July) 1942 at Tacoma, Washington

Interred: New Tacoma Cemetery, University Place, Washington

 

He enlisted in Trp. H, 1ST Wis. Cav., Wisconsin National Guard, at Merrill, WI on 22 Jun. '17; served with Co. G, 128TH Inf.; earned Croix de Guerre; discharged on 12 May (29 May) '19; brother Pfc. Frederick T., WNG, served in same unit, KIA 4 Oct. '18; married Catherine D., father of 3.

 

87.      

Casey, John C.

Private, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 

Degree of Award: unknown
Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born:
Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri

 

88.      

Cavanaugh, Peter Alphonsus 'Alphonsus'

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with bronze star
Citation: “He carried messages to the battalion across terrain violently swept by the enemy machine guns and artillery.”
General Orders: Order No. 14.383 "D," 15 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 14 August 1895 at Big Rapids, Michigan
Hometown: Big Rapids, Michigan

Death: 9 April 1919 at Coblenz, Germany

Interred: Mount Carmel Cemetery, Big Rapids, Michigan

Status: DD

 

Son of Thomas Joseph and Bridget M. (Whalen) Cavanaugh, father NoK, 614 W. Bridge St. or 115 N. Warren Ave., Big Rapids, MI, both parents Canadian immigrants; member of Knights of Columbus, Big Rapids Council No. 1300; not listed in 32D Div. in WW as a casualty but his Croix de Guerre is listed.

 

89.      

Chandler, Isaac

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company L, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 31 July 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with palm

Citation: “In spite of severe wounds received near Cierges on July 31, 1918, he displayed heroic courage in refusing to be bandaged and in continuing to carry the messages to the battalion commander.”
General Orders: Order No. 12.335 "D," 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 18 July 1896 at Menominee, Michigan
Hometown: Menominee, Michigan

Death:

Interred: Riverside Cemetery, Menominee, Michigan

 

Married Priscilla; enlisted in Co. L, 33D Mich. Inf., Michigan National Guard, at Menominee, MI on 21 Jun. '16; served during Mexican Border Crisis; promoted Cpl. 16 Jul. '17; assigned to Co. L, 125TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; landed at Brest 24 Feb. '18; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 31 Jul. ‘18; severely WIA 31 Jul. '18; WIA 9 Oct. '18; returned to U.S. 18 May '19; discharged at Camp Custer, MI on 29 May '19.

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90.      

Charles, Richard E.

Private, U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 
Hometown: 

 

91.      

Chayie, Joseph A.

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company M, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action:

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 6 February 1887 at Calumet, Michigan
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Death: February 1966 at Detroit, Michigan

Interred:

 

He also earned Distinguished Service Cross.

 

92.      

Chellis, Walter L.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: circa 6 August 1918
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation: “Near Fismes [circa 6 August 1918], on his own initiative and accompanied only by his brother he made a reconnaissance of the zone beyond the front and executed it with great courage and much skill.”
General Orders: Order No. 12.373 "D, 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 1894 at Shelby, Michigan
Hometown: Ellsworth, Michigan

Death: 1958

Interred: Ellsworth Cemetery, Ellsworth, Michigan

 

Earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 31 Jul.-6 Aug. ‘18; married Kathryn Cornelia 'Kate' Wieland 8 Mar. '19, father of 3; son Walter served during WWII.

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93.      

Christensen, Hans P.

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 107TH Engineer Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 30 August to 2 September 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with silver star

Citation: “At the Juvigny Farm he served from 30 August to 2 September 1918, as runner between two advanced reconnaissance detachments and the advanced post of command of the company. He made several trips through a violent enemy infantry and machine-gun fire displaying great bravery and zeal. On many occasions he aided the wounded to regain the rear and remained at his post for four days.”
General Orders: Order No. 14.522 "D," 16 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 
Hometown: Hancock, Michigan

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94.      

Christianson, Christ E.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 25 February 1887
Hometown: Wausau, Wisconsin

Death: 2 January 1961

Interred: Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau, Wisconsin

 

He enlisted in Co. G, 3D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Wausau, WI; was Cpl. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Co. G, 128TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized.

 

95.      

Cieslinski, Benjamin B.

Private, U.S. Army
128TH Ambulance Company, 107TH Sanitary Train, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with silver star

Citation: “A very brave litter bearer, who though wounded in the performance of his task, refused to be put under shelter until the wounded man whom he was carrying was sent to the rear.”
General Orders: Order No. 14.522 "D," 16 March '19, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 
Hometown: Bay City, Michigan

 

SN 303384; this unit was organized as Mich. Ambulance Co. No. 2 at Bay City, MI so he might be Mich. NG.

 

96.      

Clay, Frederick Timothy ‘Fred’

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 31 July 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with gilt star

Citation: “A soldier of admirable courage. All the runners having been disabled while carrying messages he volunteered for that duty and contributed personally to the success during the entire day, fulfilling his functions with, the greatest contempt for danger in a zone swept by the enemy fire.”
General Orders: Order No. 16.103 "D," 16 April 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 1 November 1894 at Saginaw, Michigan
Hometown: Saginaw, Michigan

Death: 29 September 1955 at Saginaw, Michigan

Interred at Oakwood Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan

 

He earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 31 Jul. ‘18; married Elizabeth G. Dumma at Saginaw, MI on 12 Oct. '21, father of at least 4; worked at Niagara Lumber Co.

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97.      

Clemens, Paul Bernard

Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army
Headquarters, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action:

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 4 September 1882 at Superior, Wisconsin
Hometown: Superior, Wisconsin

Death: 31 October 1960 at Superior, Wisconsin

Interred:

 

Graduated U. of Wis.; Pvt., Cpl., and Sgt. Co. I, 3D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, 10 Aug. '01 to 13 Jan. '06; commissioned 1st Lt., infantry, on 14 Jan. '06; Capt. on 11 Jul. '10; cdr. of Sup. Co., 3D Wis. Inf. during Mexican Border Crisis; Adjutant, 2D Wis. Inf. Bde. when mobilized 15 Jul. '17; Maj. on 3 Sep. '17; graduated AEF Gen. Staff College at Langres in May '18, he was sent to France before Div. left Camp MacArthur; G-2, HQ, 32D Div. during WWI; promoted Lt. Col. 21 Sep. '18; earned Distinguished Service Medal, Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur (French Legion of Honor), by Presidential decree of 29 Apr. '19, “for the praiseworthy manner in which he performed the difficult task of furnishing information concerning the enemy, thus rendering great aid in the engagements of Juvigny and Terny-Sorny,” and Div. Citation during WWI; joint author and historian of 32D Div. in WW, exec. off. of 32D Div. Historical Detail; Lt. Col. and XO, HQ, 128TH Inf., West Salem, WI when it received federal recognition during post-war reorganization on 16 Apr. '21; Col. and cdr. of 128TH Inf., on 10 Apr. '22; Brig. Gen. and cdr. of 64TH Inf. Bde., on 2 Feb. '29; Brig. Gen. and cdr. of HQ, 64TH Inf. Bde., at Baraboo, WI on 15 Oct. '40; transferred from Div. and assigned director of security and intelligence for 7TH Service Command at Omaha, NE ca. '41; assumed command of 32D Div. on 28 May '46; his Regular Army commission as Brig. Gen. expired 30 Sep. '46 but he continued to serve with his Wis. Nat. Guard rank of Maj. Gen. until post-war reorganization was completed; relinquished cmd. of 32D Div. in '47; earned degree from U. of Wis.; attended U. of Minn., Western Central School of Agriculture, Morris, MN, ca. '16-'17; teacher and principal of Carpenter School at Superior, WI; moved to Milwaukee, WI (hometown WWII) ca. Sep. '22 and became principal of Walter Allen School; became asst. superintendent of public schools in Milwaukee in Nov. '23, retired in Jun. '53, held the position for 29 years (military leave of absence '40-'44); retired to country home at Solon Springs, WI; a new building dedicated at Wis. Veterans Home at King in '61 was named in his honor.

 

98.      

Cline, William

Private First Class, U.S. Army
128TH Ambulance Company, 107TH Sanitary Train, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 29 August 1918

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with silver star

Citation: “A very courageous litter bearer who was seriously wounded in four different places while evacuating the wounded under a violent fire of artillery. In spite of his own wounds and when his comrade who was assisting him to carry another wounded man was killed, he remained with the latter until he obtained the help of other litter bearers.”
General Orders: Order No. 14.522 "D", 16 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 21 October 1891 (1890) at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Death: 26 November 1950

Interred: Beverly National Cemetery, Beverly, New Jersey

 

Entered service at Columbus Barracks, OH or Wilmington, DE on 7 Jul. '17; trained at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN; transferred to Med. Det., 328TH FA Regt., 85TH Div. at Camp Custer, MI on 26 Aug. '17; transferred to 128TH Amb. Co., 107TH San. Tr. on 31 Oct. '17; overseas 10 Feb. (17 Mar.) '18; def. sec., center sec., Aisne-Marne, Oise-Aisne; promoted to Pfc. on 10 May '18; WIA 29 Aug. '18; earned Purple Heart, awarded 12 Jun. '40; returned to U.S. 20 May '19; discharged at Camp Dix, NJ on 2 Jun. '19.

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99.      

Coates, Howard George (C., O.)

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action:

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed: Sgt. Coates earned his Croix de Guerre for his actions at Oise-Aisne.
General Orders:
Born: 24 April 1898 at Martins Ferry, Ohio
Hometown: Bay View, Wisconsin

Death: 1987 at Kenosha, Wisconsin

 

Worked as machinist at Illinois Steel Co.; enlisted in 1ST Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Milwaukee, WI on 6 Apr. '17; served with Co. D and HQ Co., 127TH Inf., also possibly HQ, 32D Div.; Alsace, Aisne-Marne, Oise-Aisne, Meuse-Argonne; discharged at Camp Grant, IL on 18 May '19; married Luella, father of 2; worked as machinist and later as supervisor at Nash Motor Co.; resided at Kenosha, WI at '40 census; served on Kenosha city council ca. '42-'48; may have served in Wis. State Guard during WWII, 1st Lt. in Co. D at Kenosha.

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100.   

Coey, Robert John

Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 119TH Machinegun Battalion, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award:

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 2 October 1892 at Bruce, Wisconsin
Hometown: Bruce, Wisconsin

Death: 6 January 1953 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Interred: Greenwood Cemetery, Bradley, Wisconsin

 

He may have enlisted in MG Co., 4TH Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Tomahawk, WI; earned Silver Star Citation for rescuing a wounded Soldier 29-30 Aug.18 near Juvigny; History of Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties, Wis. states that he and Mech. Orville G. Scheffner were cited for running through an artillery barrage to warn the artillery that their barrage was falling short and inflicting American casualties; married Ella Emilie Pache 19 Aug. '20, father of 3.

 

101.   

Cohen, Jacob

First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action:

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed: 1st Lt. Cohen likely earned Croix de Guerre for his actions as a medical officer 30 Jul.-6 Aug. '18 near Cierges.
General Orders:
Born: 
Hometown: New York, New York

 

Commissioned 1st Lt., med. corps, on 10 Dec. '17; assigned to San. Det., 126TH Inf. on 28 Jun. '18; earned Silver Star Citation for his actions as med. off. 30 Jul.-6 Aug. '18 near Cierges; promoted Capt. on 30 Mar. '19.

 

102.   

Cole, Horace H.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 31 July to 5 August 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with bronze star

Citation: “During the advance from Cierges to Fismes from 31 July to 5 August  1918, he held his unit constantly in hand although it had suffered considerable losses. His initiative and his qualities as a leader were important factors in the success obtained by his platoon.”
General Orders: Order No. 12.372 “D,” 16 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 27 July 1891 at Battle Creek, Michigan
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Death: 16 September 1946 at Battle Creek, Michigan

Interred: Memorial Park Cemetery, Battle Creek, Michigan

 

Son of Hilan and Ida May (Turrell) Cole; he or NoK resided at 880 Beniteau Ave., Detroit, MI (hometown); SN 261418; served with Co. B, 125TH Inf.; earned Silver Star Citation for his actions and leadership on 22 Jul. ‘18 near Cierges; earned Belgian Chevalier de Ordre de Léopold II (Order of Leopold II), by Royal Decree of 27 Feb. ‘20, “In recognition of meritorious service rendered the Allied cause.”; WIA; earned Purple Heart; married Coral A. Beckwith at Battle Creek, MI on 20 Sep. ‘19, father of Alan L.; involved with Boy Scouts, Scout Master of Troop 8 at Battle Creek, MI ca. ‘20s; resided at 151 Summer, Battle Creek, MI ca. ‘32; son Alan L. served in Air Corps during WWII and Air Force Reserve after the war; worked for Post Office for 26 years; member of Metropolitan club, First Presbyterian Church and Lieut. Harold J. Payette Post of VFW.

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103.   

Coleman, Ernest P.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action:

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 17 April 1899
Hometown: in Missouri

Death: 11 March 1951

Interred: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, Missouri

 

WIA; earned Purple Heart.

 

104.   

Colton, James Stanley

Second Lieutenant (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army
Company F, 107TH Engineer Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 24 September 1893 at Wapello, Iowa
Hometown: Pasadena, California

Death: 9 October 1974

Interred:

 

He attended State U. of Iowa, College of Applied Sciences, ca. '11; transferred to U. of Calif. ca. '13, civil engineering; assigned to 116TH Engr. Regt., 41ST Div.; that unit was designated a replacement div. when it reached France; transferred to Co. F, 107TH Engr. Regt.; Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 4-6 Aug. '18, conducted bridge recon. under heavy fire along River Vesle, near Fismes; severely WIA ca. 6 Aug. '18, listed on 2 Oct. '18 casualty list; 1st Lt. in Officers' Reserve Corps. ca. '20.

 

105.   

Connor, Robert

Major (Infantry), U.S. Army
Headquarters, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action:

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with palm

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 1878 at Auburndale, Wisconsin
Hometown: Marshfield, Wisconsin

Death: 26 June 1934 at Chicago, Illinois

Interred: Ironwood, Michigan

 

He attended Hanover College; he and his brother William D. operated R. Connor Lumber Co., founded by their father Robert; enlisted as Pvt. in Co. A, 2D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard at Marshfield, WI in '02; commissioned 2d Lt. in '04; promoted Capt. and Cdr. in '09; resigned his commission in '15 to focus on business concerns; re-enlisted as Pvt. in Co. A, 2D Wis. Inf. in '16 for Mexican Border Crisis; during the mobilization he served as battalion sergeant major, was commissioned 1st Lt. and assigned bn. adjutant, and promoted Capt. and Cdr. of Co. I, 2D Wis. Inf., from Marinette, WI; Maj. and Cdr. of 3D Bn., 4TH Wis. Inf. when mobilized 15 Jul. '17; temp. Cdr. of Horsed Bn., 107TH Ammo Tr. for about 5 weeks ca. Nov. '17 while Maj. Martin D. Imhoff was on temp. assignment; served as assistant G-1, 32D Div.; attended Gen. Staff College at Langres; assigned G-1, HQ, 32D Div. on the eve of Meuse-Argonne when Lt. Col. John H. Howard went off to Gen. Staff College; earned Div. Citation; returned to U.S. and separated at Camp Upton, NY in Jun. '19; helped organize and was 1st cdr. of American Legion Post No. 54 at Marshfield, WI; elected mayor of Marshfield; moved to Ironwood, MI in '25; cdr. of American Legion Post No. 5; elected vice-commander of Mich. Dept. of American Legion; member of Elks, Masons, Knights Templar and the Shrine; passed away 26 Jun. '34 at Hines Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, at age 56, lung infection, believed result of gas during the war.

 

106.   

Connor, William Durward

Brigadier General, U.S. Army
Headquarters, 63D Infantry Brigade, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 3 August 1918

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with palm

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 22 February 1874 at Rock County, near Beloit, Wisconsin
Hometown: Clinton, Iowa

Death: 16 June 1960 at Washington, D. C.

Interred: United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, New York

 

Married Elsa Van Vleet on 6 Nov. '07; attended U. of Iowa; graduated USMA at West Point in '97, 1st in his class (honor graduate), capt. of football team; commissioned 2d Lt., engineer, 11 Jun. '97; promoted 1st Lt. on 5 Jul. '98; earned Silver Star Citation for his actions during Philippine Insurrection; graduated U.S. Engr. School, Willet's Point, NY, in Jun. '01; stationed at Washington Barracks, D.C., ca. '02; instructor at USMA 23 Aug. '03-28 Aug. '04; promoted Capt. on 23 Apr. '04; graduated Staff College on 30 Jun. '05; graduated Army War College in '09 ('08); promoted Maj. on 9 Feb. '10; served with Gen. Staff, War Dept., ca. '09-'16; Chief Engr., Philippine Dept., Nov. '16; Office of Chief Engr., Washington, D.C. in '17; promoted Lt. Col. 15 May '17; landed in France on 28 Jul. '17; assigned to Ops. Section, Gen. Staff, A.E.F.; promoted Col. (brevet) on 5 Aug. (27 Aug.) '17; promoted Brig. Gen. (brevet) 26 Jun. '18; assigned Chief of Staff, 32D Div. 1 May-21 Jul. '18; assumed cmd. of 63D Inf. Bde. on 22 Jul. '18, succeeded Brig. Gen. Louis C. Covell; earned Silver Star Citation for his actions 3 Aug. '18 near Mont St. Martin; assigned Cdr., Base Section No. 2, Service of Supply, Bordeaux, on 8 Aug. '18, succeeded by Brig. Gen. Robert Alexander; earned Distinguished Service Medal, British Companion of the Bath, Commandeur de l'Ordre de l'Etoile Noire (Order of the Black Star), Commandeur de la Légion d'Honneur (French Legion of Honor), Panamanian Medal of La Solidaridad; assigned Chief of Staff, Service of Supply, A.E.F. on 12 Nov. '18; assigned Cdr., Service of Supply, Army of Occupation, on 15 May '19; assigned Cdr. of A.E.F. on 28 Jul. '19, resided at 7 Rue de Tilloit, Paris, served until Jan. '20; in a communique to Army Chief of Staff on 29 Oct. '19, he proposed the idea of a formal ceremony to honor America's unknown dead, after learning of French plans for such a ceremony; assigned Chief of Staff, Supply Div., War Dept. Gen. Staff, ca. '22; Cdr., U.S. Army Forces in China ca. '23-'26; promoted Maj. Gen. in '26 and assigned Cdr., 2D Div.; Commandant of Army War College, Dec. '27-Apr. '32; Superintendent of USMA at West Point Apr. '32 until he retired in Feb. '38; recalled to active duty during WWII, assigned to War Dept. '41-'42.

 

107.   

Connette, Fred

Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 31 July 1918
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: at Canada
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

 

He earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 31 Jul. ’18.

 

108.   

Cook, Alva Henry

Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 31 July 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with silver star

Citation: He kept up the liaison between his company and battalion post of command in spite of a violent fire of machine guns and artillery. Was seriously wounded in accomplishing his duty.”
General Orders: Order No. 14.517 "D", 16 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 12 March 1895
Hometown: Ithaca, Michigan

Death: 19 July 1994 at age 99

Interred: Ithaca Cemetery, Ithaca, Michigan

 

Son of Henry and Dinah (Story) Cook, Box 96, R. F. D. No. 5, Ithaca, MI; SN 13974; severely WIA, listed on 6 Oct. '18 casualty list; married Ruby Belle Wright at Gratiot Co., MI on 23 Jun. '23.

 

109.   

*Cook, Richard Eugene

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company H, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 4 August 1918

Degree of Award: unknown
Citation: “2d Lt. Richard E. Cook, Co. H, 126th Inf., 32nd Div., displayed great bravery and heroism at Vesle River, Fismes, France on the morning of August 4, 1918 during the Marne drive. He left his shelter during heavy shell fire to give aid to wounded men. He was struck by a shell while bandaging the leg of one of his men and died instantly.”
General Orders:
Born: 8 June 1895 at Council Bluffs, Iowa
Hometown: Council Bluffs, Iowa

Death: 4 August 1918 near Mont St. Martin

Interred: Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

Status: KIA

 

Married; attended U. of Neb., Class of '20; withdrew from school to enlist; trained at Ft. Snelling; commissioned 15 Aug. '17; sailed for France 20 Nov. '17 with Co. C, 168TH Inf., 42D Div.; transferred to Co. H, 126TH Inf. 20 May '18; also earned Silver Star Citation, posthumously, for his actions 4 Aug. '18 near the Vesle River.

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110.   

Cooksey, Rogers Taylor 'Dick'

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action:  August 1918

Degree of Award: unknown
Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 24 May 1891 at Kentucky
Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin

Death: 1 July 1965 at Kentucky

Interred: Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green, Kentucky

 

Native of Bowling Green, KY; married Florence Matlock; graduated Vanderbilt U. Med. School in '15; interned at Madison Gen. Hosp. '15-'16; commissioned 1st Lt. and assigned to  Fld. Hosp. Co. No. 2, Wisconsin National Guard, at Madison, WI; may have served with 127TH Fld. Hosp., 107TH San. Tr. before being assigned to Med. Det., 127TH Inf.; earned Silver Star Citation for his actions as a med. off. 31 Aug. '18 near Juvigny; earned Croix de Guerre; practiced med. at Jackson Clinic, Madison, WI ca. '20; established private practice at Madison, WI in '23; surgeon and physician at Madison, WI for 50 years; appointed an honorary Kentucky col. in '61 by Gov. Bert Combs.

 

111.   

*Comiska, Charles Fred

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company L, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 28 August 1918 (some references state 31 Aug.)

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with palm
Citation: “He displayed extraordinary heroism and great initiative near Juvigny, on [28 August] 1918. His platoon having been completely destroyed by the fire of machine guns, he, with two comrades, captured an enemy machine gun. He turned the fire of the latter against an important nest, attacking it in flank and succeeded in capturing several pieces and 47 Germans.”  Cpl. Ernest A. Sheer was 1 of the men, earned Croix de Guerre for his actions that day, was recommended for DSC but never received it, received Silver Star in '74.  Pvt. Donald H. Towler was the 3rd man, earned French Medaille Militaire for his actions that day.
General Orders: Order No. 14.207 "D," 10 March 1919, General Headquarters French Armies of the East
Born:
Hometown: Grand Haven or Alpena, Michigan

Death: 28 August 1918 near Juvigny

Interred: Evergreen Cemetery, Alpena, Michigan

Status: KIA

 

NoK Mrs. Anna Comiska, R. F. D. 2, Alpena, MI; enlisted in Co. F, 32D Mich. Inf., Michigan National Guard, 19 Jul. '17 at Grand Haven, MI; assigned to Co. L, 126TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized.

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112.   

Cottingham, Miles Dixon

Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 120TH Field Artillery Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 

Degree of Award: unknown
Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 25 January 1882 (1983) at Benton, Wisconsin
Hometown: Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Death: 12 March 1952

Interred: Woodland Cemetery, Kohler, Wisconsin

 

Attended Benton H.S.; graduated Milwaukee Med. College (Med. Dept. of Marquette U.) in '07; practiced medicine at Scales Mound, IL ca. '12; practiced medicine at Lake Geneva, WI ca. '17; 1st Lt. in San. Det., 1ST Wis. Cav., Wisconsin National Guard, when mobilized 15 Jul. '17; assigned to Med. Det., 120TH FA Regt. when 32D Div. was organized; earned Croix de Guerre, received it on 21 Apr. '19 in ceremony at Camp Pontanezen, Brest; married Bess Roberts; resided at Milwaukee, WI at '20 census; resided at Kohler, WI at '30 census, address 407 Ridge Ct. at '40 census.

 

113.   

Coulin, Charles E.

Private, U.S. Army
128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 

Degree of Award: unknown
Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born:
Hometown:

 

114.   

Cournyer, Cuthbert J. (Cuthfort, Guthbert) (Couruyer, Cournmer, Couryner)

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company L, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 2 August 1918 (some transcripts of citation list date as 4 Aug., Co. L history states it happened on 2 Aug.)
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with bronze star

Citation: “Near Mont St. Martin on [2] August 1918, his noncommissioned officer having been wounded on open ground he applied first aid with fine disregard of the shells and bullets and with another soldier transported the wounded man to a place of safety.”  The other Soldier was Mech. Phillip R. Yaney and they rescued numerous wounded Soldiers, mostly from 1ST Bn., 126TH Inf., who had been lying on the battlefield nearly 24 hours.  Mech. Yaney was later KIA 5 Oct. '18.
General Orders: Order No. 12.392 "D," 16 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 13 November 1889 at Michigan
Hometown: Coopersville, Michigan

Death: 14 May 1978

Interred: Coopersville-Polkton Cemetery, Coopersville, Michigan

 

He enlisted in Co. F, 32D Mich. Inf., Michigan National Guard, at Grand Haven, MI on 21 May '17, was Pvt. in the unit when mobilized; assigned to Co. L, 126TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; promoted to Mech. ca. May '18; earned Silver Star Citation for his actions 2 Aug.. '18 as a litter bearer on the Vesle River; promoted to Cpl. ca. Sep. '18; also earned Div. Citation, likely basis for his Silver Star Citation; recommended for DSC by Capt. George L. Olsen for his actions at Aisne-Marne; WIA 10 Oct. '18; brother Cpl. Albert R. served with Btry. A, 328TH FA Regt.; resided at Marne, MI ca. '72.

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115.   

Covell, Lyman Townsend

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 28 July 1918

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with silver star

Citation: “By his magnificent coolness and courage he gave a fine example to his company. He exposed himself on open ground under the fire of machine guns in order to aid a great number of wounded.”
General Orders: Order No. 12.373 "D," 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 2 October 1887 at Muskegon Co., Michigan
Hometown: Whitehall, Michigan

Death: 3 September 1959

Interred: Oakhurst Cemetery, Whitehall, Michigan

 

Enlisted in Michigan National Guard; earned Silver Star Citation; awarded Belgian Ordre de Leopold II (chevalier), by Royal Decree of 27 Feb. '20, “In recognition of meritorious service rendered the Allied cause.”; earned Div. Citation, likely basis for Silver Star Citation; recommended for Distinguished Service Cross by Capt. George L. Olsen for his actions at Aisne-Marne; sent back to U.S. at some point; commissioned at some point; brothers Sgt. Lawrence G. served with Co. I, 126TH Inf.; Andrew J. served with 36TH Div., Alvin L. also served.

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116.   

Craft, Urban Valley

Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 322D Field Artillery Regiment, attached to 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 28 July 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with gilt star

Citation: “He displayed exceptional bravery in establishing and in maintaining the telephonic communications for 36 hours under artillery fire between the regimental post of command and that of an infantry unit.”
General Orders: Order No. 12.225 "D," 19 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 14 August 1894 at Rose City, Michigan
Hometown: West Branch, Michigan

Death: 10 July 1979

Interred: Rose City Cemetery, Rose City, Michigan

 

Son of Harry and Katherine (Catherine, Catharine) Cecelia (Schick) Craft, father NoK, Rose City, MI, father English immigrant; earned Silver Star Citation for his actions 28 Jul. '18 on the Vesle River, repaired telephone lines under heavy fire; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 15-18 Oct. '18 at Bois-de-Grand Montagne, repaired telephone lines under heavy fire; brother Pvt. Henry M. served with 256TH Fld. Hosp.; married Alvena A. Beck on 25 Jun. '19, father of at least 1.

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117.   

*Craidge, Robert E. (N.)

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 31 July 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with palm

Citation: “Three of his men having been killed and another completely blinded he remained at his post with indomitable courage and served his piece until he was himself killed.”
General Orders: Order No. 12.335 "D," dated 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: at Saginaw, Michigan
Hometown: Bay City, Michigan

Death: 31 July 1918

Interred: Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

Status: KIA

 

Also earned Distinguished Service Cross, posthumously, for his actions 31 Jul. ‘18; namesake Harding-Olk-Craidge Post No. 18 of American Legion.

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118.   

Crandall, John C.

Captain, U.S. Army
Headquarters, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action:
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 
Hometown: 

 

Also earned Div. Citation.

 

119.   

Croce, George Leroy (Groce)

Private First Class, U.S. Army
128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action:
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 13 November 1892 at Winchester, Kansas
Hometown: Fulton, Iowa

Death: 6 or 18 July 1939 at Norman, Oklahoma

Interred: West Lawn Cemetery, Henryetta, Oklahoma

 

Son of Samuel Wilson and Harriet Louella (Trower) Croce, father NoK, Fulton, IA (hometown); WIA, listed on 30 Oct. '18 casualty report; earned Purple Heart; married Effie Mae Cunningham at Muskogee Co. OK in Sep. '19, father of 5.

 

120.   

Croshaw, John Irl

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Troop, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 29 September - 20 October 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with silver star

Citation: “Constantly exposed to the fire of machine guns and artillery he remained at his observation post and obtained important information on the enemy. His excellent judgment, his courage and his tenacity were a great example for his men. Under his leadership the observation post was advanced to within 200 meters of the enemy in order to better observe.”
General Orders: Order No. 14.522 "D," 16 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 22 August 1891 at Missouri
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Death: 30 May 1944

Interred: Oakhill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

Married Grace E. McRobert ca. '12, father or step-father of at least 1; worked as streetcar conductor ca. '13, assigned to the infamous Grandville Ave. line, which had a reputation for conductors being beaten and robbed by ruffians late at night, legend has it that he was attacked by a gang of 4-7 thugs one night and he emerged victorious; earned an amateur boxing championship and ca. '13 had a brief professional boxing career, nicknamed “The Fighting Conductor”; enlisted in Michigan National Guard; SN 219938; assigned to HQ Co., 126TH Inf.; transferred to G-2 Section, HQ Trp., 32D Div.; earned Silver Star Citation for his actions 29 Sep.-20 Oct. '18 as Divisional Observer near Romagne; received his Croix de Guerre from Gen. Mangin at Rengsdorf, Germany on 13 Apr. '19; worked as a salesman at Grand Rapids, MI ca. '22; 1 of several Legionnaires injured in a brawl after an American Legion parade encountered a group of Communist agitators at Grand Rapids, MI on 1 Aug. '31, several of the Communists were thrown in the river; served during WWII; Lt. Col. assigned to Mich. Selective Service HQ at the time of his death.

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121.   

Crum, Leo Josephus

First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 1 August 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with gilt star

Citation: “He established a first-aid station at Cierges and evacuated all the wounded. At the advance toward the Vesle his incessant efforts and his bravery prevented suffering and saved many lives.”
General Orders: Order No. 12.334 "D," 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 2 April 1882 at Corunna, Michigan
Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan

Death: 15 March 1939

Interred: Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Michigan

 

He graduated Owosso H. S.; graduated U. of Mich. in '06; married Mary Florence 'Minnie' Schorr on 24 Oct. '06, father of Leo J. and Mary F.; resided at 1327 or 1329 Hill Crest Ave., Kalamazoo, MI; member of Masons, Owosso Lodge No. 81; joined Michigan National Guard ca. '01; 1st Lt. and med. off. assigned to San. Det., 126TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions running an aid station on 1 Aug. '18 near Cierges; promoted Capt. 4 Mar. '19; transferred to Base Sect. at Brest on 23 Apr. '19; discharged 28 Jul. '19 at Camp Custer, MI; served in post-war Mich. NG; Maj. in Med. Det., 126TH Inf. at Kalamazoo, MI ca. '22; had a medical office at 413 S. Burdick, Kalamazoo, MI ca. '21-'35; resided at 220 W. Cedar, Kalamazoo, MI; issued patent 1664664 for Exercising Device in '28; son enlisted in Co. C, 126TH Inf., Mich. NG, in '26, served during WWII but was assigned to different unit after he was commissioned 2d Lt.

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122.   

*Cunningham, Charles E.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 27 May 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with silver star

Citation: “He displayed valiant conduct at the head of a patrol which on encountering an enemy detachment in ambush succeeded in putting it to flight. Although twice badly wounded, he aroused the admiration of all by continuing to fire on the enemy until he fell exhausted and unconscious in the trench.”

General Orders: Order No. 302, 29 May '18, 9th French Division
Born: 31 July 1892 at Grand Rapids, Michigan
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Death: 3 July 1918

Interred: Greenwood Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Status: DW

He became a Maccabee (a.k.a. Knights of the Maccabees), Crescent Star Tent. No. 152 at Grand Rapids, 1 Sep. '15; enlisted in Michigan National Guard; also earned Distinguished Service Cross, posthumously, for his actions 27 May ‘18; WIA 27 May '18; DW 3 Jul. '18.

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123.   

Curnow, Carl L.

Corporal, U.S. Army
128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award:

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 
Hometown: 

 

Might be the same man as Cpl. Earl M. Curnow, below.

 

124.   

Curnow, Earl McGregor

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 2 September 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with gilt star

Citation: “Although severely gassed he remained in line with his company and assisted in carrying some wounded across a zone subjected to a violent fire of artillery and machine guns. He assumed this task voluntarily in spite of his physical condition. He again joined his company in the first lines and performed the duties of a sergeant. Displayed much bravery during the entire combat.”
General Orders: Order No. 13.069 "D," 23 January 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 28 June 1900 at Detroit, Michigan
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Death: 11 April 1961

Interred: Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley, Michigan

 

After completing grade school, he went to work for American Auto Trimming Co. at age 13; went to work for Detroit Lumber Co. as a sticker hand in '14; assigned to Co. H, 128TH Inf. on 9 Aug. '17; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 29 Aug.-2 Sept. '18 near Juvigny; WIA, severely gassed, 2 Sep. '18; returned to Detroit and the Detroit Lumber Co.; married, father of Margot E., John E.; started work as machinist at Kestrick Lumber Co. in '23; moved to Hammond, IN in '25, vice president of Woodmar Lumber & Supply Co.; moved back to Detroit in '29, machinist at Braun Lumber Co.; resided at Keego Harbor, MI ca. '31; member of Red Arrow Club and American Legion.

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125.   

Curtis, Rollin Benson

First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 10 August 1890 at Baraboo, Wisconsin
Hometown: Baraboo, Wisconsin

Death: 17 July 1975

Interred: Wayside Cemetery, Barron, Wisconsin

 

He enlisted in Co. A, 1ST Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Reedsburg, WI on 14 May '15; was Cpl. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Co. A, 128TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; landed overseas 4 Mar. '18; Alsace, Aisne-Marne; Chateau Thierry; Meuse-Argonne; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 1 Aug. '18 as a platoon leader near Cierges, twice WIA, and 9 Oct. '18 near Gesnes, assumed cmd. of the company after cdr. was killed and was WIA again; also earned Purple Heart w/1 OLC; sailed for home 5 May '19; discharged 17 May '19; commissioned at some point, 2d Lt. in Officers' Reserve Corps ca. '20; married Alma G. Anderson 18 Sep. '20 at Chicago, IL, father of 3; moved to Barron, WI in '22; ran Curt's Lunch for several years; served with Barron police dept. for several years; served as deputy sheriff and appointed acting sheriff while actual sheriff served during WWII; donated his medals to Barron Co. in '65, they were displayed in the courthouse; they were later returned to the family, his son displayed them at his car dealership.

 

126.   

Czaskos, Edmund Theofil

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company D, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 1 August 1918

Degree of Award:
Citation:
General Orders:
Born: 13 May 1896 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Death: 13 April 1966

Interred: Calvary Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

His father, Jakob Czaskos, was Army veteran; graduated South Division H. S.; graduated Cream City Business College; enlisted in Co. K, 1ST Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Milwaukee, WI on 6 or 21 Jun. '16; served during Mexican Border Crisis; got married a week before he left for the border; transferred to Co. I, 5TH Wis. Inf., at Milwaukee, WI ca. spring of '17; commissioned 2d Lt. about the time unit went to Camp MacArthur, ca. Aug. '17; assigned to Co. D, 128TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; promoted to 1st Lt. around that time; newspaper article states he earned DSC, not Silver Star, haven't found any other evidence; earned Silver Star Citation for his actions near Cierges on 1 Aug. '18; promoted to Capt. on 10 Jun. '18 and assumed command of Co. D about that time; WIA 31 Aug. '18 near Juvigny (7 pieces of shrapnel and several bullets); earned Purple Heart; wife intended to enlist as telephone operator and serve in France; 3 brothers-in-law, Harry, George, and Edward Rogalska, also served in 32D Div., George served in HQ Co., 128TH Inf. and was KIA 2 Aug. '18; may have served in post-war Wisconsin National Guard; guest of honor at 3rd annual Red Arrow Ball at Milwaukee, WI on 6 Jun. '22; Milwaukee Co. Register of Deeds on 2 Dec. '35; member of Retired Officers' Assn., Disabled Officers' Assn., Polish Legion of American Veterans, National Assn. of Internal Revenue Employees, American Legion Post No. 2 at Milwaukee, Military Order of the World Wars.

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127.   

Davitt, William Frederick

Chaplain (First Lieutenant), U.S. Army
Headquarters, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 31 July to 6 August 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with palm

Citation: “In the advance from the Ourcq to the Vesle, from July 31st to August 6th, 1918, he performed his duties constantly under violent fire and regardless of danger. By word and example he encouraged the men of his regiment in continuing the attack.”  It is unclear whether the decoration was presented to him or if it was bestowed posthumously, probably the latter.
General Orders:
Born: 6 January 1886 at Holyoke, Massachusetts
Hometown: Chicopee, Massachusetts

Death: 11 November 1918

Interred: Calvary Cemetery, Holyoke, Massachusetts

Status: KIA

 

He graduated Chicopee H. S. in '03; graduated College of the Holy Cross in '07, renowned football player and team captain; also wrestled and played basketball, accumulated numerous trophies; ordained at Grand Seminary, Montreal, CAN, in Dec. '11; member of Knights of Columbus, Holyoke Council; former assistant pastor of St. Ann’s Catholic Parish in Lenox, MA; served with 120TH MG Bn. before he was assigned as regimental chaplain for 125TH Inf.; sailed for France in Feb. '18; earned Distinguished Service Cross or Distinguished Service Medal for organizing and leading a group of volunteers to rescue 40 wounded Soldiers isolated in a ravine along the Vesle River on 6 Aug. '18; assigned special duty of chief burial officer for V Corps on 23 Sep. '18; cited by Maj. Gen. Summerall, V Corps Cdr., “for faithful and conscientious performance of duty and for extreme coolness under shell fire in the performance of his duty as Acting Chief Burial Officer, V Corps, during the Meuse-Argonne Operations.”; earned Silver Star Citation, posthumously, for braving heavy shell fire to bury the dead near Courmont on 4 Oct. '18; KIA at 1040 hours on 11 Nov. '18 near the Regt. CP at Ecurey (there are numerous, varied stories regarding the circumstances of his death, some sources state the time was 1045 or 0945 hours, cause ranges from sniper to artillery shrapnel, some references state he poked his head above the trench to wave the flag, others state he had just exited the CP after presenting a flag to the Regt. Cdr., others state he had just climbed down from a tree after suspending the flag); his funeral was officiated by Chaplain George S. L. O'Connor, who had recently been promoted from Senior Chaplain, 32D Div. to Senior Chaplain, III Corps, the two were college classmates and close friends; 32D Division's last combat casualty of WWI; numerous references consider him to be the last U.S. officer killed in battle during the war; also memorialized on Chaplain’s Hill at Arlington National Cemetery; Davitt Cottage at Lyman School for Boys, where he had been in charge of Catholic religious instruction, was dedicated in his honor; a song, “Father William Francis Davitt World War Martyr,” was composed in his honor by William Kimberley Palmer in '34; the Davitt Memorial Bridge in Chicopee was dedicated in his honor when it was built in '31, it was rebuilt in '13 and rededicated in his honor on Veteran's Day '13; namesake of William F. Davitt Post No. 625 of VFW; namesake of Davitt Square in Worcester, MA; brother, 1st Lt. James L., served with 94TH Aero Sqdn., commanded by Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker.

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128.   

Deal, Laverne Ezra

Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army
Company H, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 5 February 1890 at Monroe, Wisconsin
Hometown: Monroe, Wisconsin

Death: 15 February 1959 at Wisconsin

Interred: Greenwood Cemetery, Monroe, Wisconsin

 

Married Rosina (Rosa) Marty; worked at Monroe Electric Co.; enlisted in Wisconsin National Guard, at Monroe, WI; 1st Sgt. of Co. H, 1ST Wis. Inf. during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Co. H, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; commissioned 2d Lt. at some point; WIA, earned Purple Heart; served in post-war WNG; 1st Lt. in Co. K, 128TH Inf. at Monroe, WI when it received federal recognition on 2 Mar. '20 during post-war reorganization of 32D Div.; transferred to WNG Reserve ca. '21; worked at Wis. Power and Light Co., retired in '55 after 35 years; elected alderman in Apr. '57, did not seek re-election due to ill health; past commander of Zilmer-Riley Post of American Legion at Monroe, WI.

 

129.   

Decaire, George

Bugler, U.S. Army
Company G, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 31 July 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with palm

Citation: “Although severely wounded on July 31, 1918, near Cierges, he remained on duty and went forward under an intense artillery fire to transmit some messages, displaying such bravery and such spirit of self-sacrifice that it was necessary to order him to go and have his wounds dressed.”
General Orders: Order No. 12.335 “D,” 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: Houghton, Michigan
Hometown: Baltic, Michigan

 

He earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions as bn. message runner 31 Jul. ’18 near the Ourcq River; also earned Belgian Medaille Militaire, “In recognition of meritorious service rendered the Allied cause.”

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130.   

Decaire, George

Corporal, U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 
Hometown: 

 

131.   

Denison, Harry W.

Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 1 August 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with bronze star

Citation: “Seeing two of his comrades wounded during the capture of Cierges on August 1, 1918, he went through the village to their assistance under an intense fire while his company was reaching a relatively sheltered position.

General Orders: Order No. 12.372 "D," 16 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: circa 1898 at Michigan
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

 

He earned Silver Star Citation for his actions 1 Aug. '18 at Cierges, went to aid 2 wounded comrades under heavy fire (some transcripts of citation list date as 28 Jul., the Div. didn't enter front line in that sector until evening of 29 Jul., actual date is more likely 1 Aug., as stated in Croix de Guerre citation); married Flavie M.

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132.   

DeVall, John Randolph (De Vall, Devall)

First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army
Company H, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:

General Orders:
Born: 28 August 1888 (1889) at New York
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Death: 27 July 1953

Interred: Arlington National Cemetery

 

NoK Mrs. Ellen De Vall, Mount Pleasant, NY; enlisted in Co. H, 31ST Mich. Inf., Michigan National Guard; served during Mexican Border Crisis; commissioned 2d Lt. in Co. H on 14 Aug. '16; promoted 1st Lt. on 27 Jan. '17; assigned to Co. H, 126TH Inf. (128TH Inf.) when 32D Div. was organized; assumed temp. cmd. of Co. I, 126TH Inf. 28 Mar.-4 Apr. '18; returned to Co. H; assumed cmd. of Co. H, 126TH Inf. after Capt. Frederick W. Beaudry was struck by shrapnel 1 Aug. '18, died 2 hours later; earned Silver Star Citation for his actions 4 Aug. '18 near Fismes, stayed with his unit after being WIA; severely WIA 4 Aug. '18 near Fismes, listed on 3 Oct. '18 casualty list; returned to duty on 12 Aug. '18; ordered to U.S. as instructor on 14 Aug. '18; earned Div. Citation, likely basis of Silver Star Citation; promoted to Capt. ca. Oct. '18; promoted Maj. on 7 Jun. '19; served with Regular Army after the war; reverted to Capt. 1 Jul. '20; assigned to 37TH Inf. on 17 Mar. '21; promoted Maj.

 

133.   

Devereaux, Harold J.

Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 31 July 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with gilt star

Citation: “One of his comrades having been wounded by the fire of a machine gun he attacked the machine-gun nest alone and reduced it to silence.”
General Orders: Order No. 12.334 "D," 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 10 October 1898 at Elsie, Michigan
Hometown: Elsie, Michigan

Death: 1960

Interred: Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, De Witt, Michigan

 

Married Freda M. Blunt, father of 3; served with Co. M, 125TH Inf. (possibly Michigan National Guard, Co. M was from nearby Owosso, MI); earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 31 Jul. '18 near Sergy, singlehandedly eliminated a machinegun; resided at Ingham, MI at '30 and '40 census.

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134.   

Dimovich, Peter L. (Dimouich)

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with bronze star

Citation: “He led his men with much coolness and courage. Although, wounded, he refused to be evacuated until he had seen his company reach its objective.”
General Orders: Order No. 14.383 "D," 15 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

 

 

135.   

Doctor, William Raymond

Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 4 February 1887 at Iowa
Hometown: Cazenovia, Wisconsin

Death: 28 November 1935

Interred: Arlington National Cemetery

 

Married Esther Schrader at Milwaukee, WI on 20 Mar. ‘13, father of at least 1; graduated Marquette U. Med School in ‘14; established med. practice in WI, likely in or near Cazenovia, WI; commissioned 1st Lt., Med. Corps, and assigned to San. Det., 6TH Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard; assigned to Med. Det., 128TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; Alsace, Chateau Thierry, Juvigny, Meuse-Argonne, Army of Occupation; promoted Capt. in Apr. ‘19; discharged at Camp Grant, IL on 17 May ‘19; wife was active in Red Cross during the war; established practice at 3004 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN in Sep. ‘19; member of Hennepin Co. Med. Society, American Med. Assn., Lions Club, Automobile Club, Minneapolis Athletic Club, Minnetonka Golf Club.

 

136.   

Dollar, John W., Jr.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 107TH Field Signal Battalion, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with silver star

Citation: “He repaired the telephone lines under a violent enemy machine-gun fire and a terrible bombardment.”
General Orders: Order No. 14.559 "D," 17 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

 

Graduated Northwestern H. S.; entered service 25 Apr. '17; Alsace, Aisne-Marne, Oise-Aisne, Meuse-Argonne, Army of Occupation; earned a U.S. citation; discharged on 24 May '19.

 

137.   

Donnelly, Joseph Michael 'Joe'

Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army
Company G, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 29 August 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with palm

Citation: “On August 29, 1918, he courageously led his company to the assault in spite of the murderous fire of the enemy machine guns. Having reached the assigned objective he continued to strengthen the newly conquered position notwithstanding the terrible bombardment of the enemy artillery, and encouraged and aided each one of his men.”
General Orders: Order No. 14.207 "D," 10 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 26 December 1895 at Ontonagon, Michigan
Hometown: Ontonagon, Michigan

Death: 17 March 1975

Interred: Holy Family Catholic Cemetery, Ontonagon, Michigan

 

He graduated St. Thomas Military Academy; attended U. of Mich. ca. '15-'17; completed First Officers' Training Camp at Ft. Logan H. Roots, AR, 19 May-15 Aug. '17, assigned to 1ST Co., and commissioned 2d Lt.; assigned to Co. G, 125TH Inf. on 1 Oct. '17; promoted  1st Lt. on 9 Nov. '17; assumed cmd. of Co. G ca. mid-Aug. '18; also earned Order of the White Rose of Finland; promoted Capt. on 3 Oct. '18; severely WIA 9 Oct. '18, shrapnel to lung, listed on 21 Dec. '18 casualty list; earned Purple Heart; evacuated to Base Hosp. No. 104; discharged at Base Hosp. No. 29, Ft. Snelling, MN, on 16 May '19; graduated U. of Minn., law, in '20; married Virginia Testman on 18 Jun. '24, father of 4; probate judge, Ontonagon Co., MI, '21-'24; prosecuting attorney, Ontonagon Co., MI, '25-'28 and '31-'32; asst. attorney gen. of MI, '33; U.S. Attorney, '33-'37; law office at 322 Shelden Ave., Houghton, MI; member of American Legion, Knights of Columbus, Elks.

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138.   

Downer, Vernon L.

Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award:

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 29 July 1898 at Michigan
Hometown: North Portland, Oregon

Death: 12 May 1971 at Vancouver, Washington

Interred: Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Vancouver, Washington

 

Enlisted in Co. E, 3D Oreg. Inf., Oregon National Guard; married Mildred M.; resided at 231 Bay Blvd., Newport, OR at '40 census.

 

139.   

Downing, George S.

Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: Silver Star Citation lists date as 28 July 1918, but the Div. didn't enter front line in that sector until evening of 29 Jul., actual date is more likely 1 Aug., when 1st Lt. Donald C. McMillan was WIA or 4 Aug., when 2d Lt. Irving L. Kinkle was WIA)
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with palm

Citation: “The officer commanding his unit having been wounded he took command of the men, organized the new position and reestablished liaison with the remainder of the line.”

General Orders: Order No. 12.335 "D," 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 1882 at Michigan
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Death: 27 October 1942

Interred: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan

 

He enlisted in Michigan National Guard on 23 Jun. '16; likely served during Mexican Border Crisis; served with Co. G, 126TH Inf.; earned Silver Star Citation for his actions 28 Jul. '18 on the Vesle River, assumed cmd. after co. cdr. wounded (the Div. didn't enter front line in that sector until evening of 29 Jul., actual date is more likely 1 Aug., when 1st Lt. Donald C. McMillan was WIA or 4 Aug., when 2d Lt. Irving L. Kinkle was WIA); attained rank of 1st Sgt. before being commissioned 2d Lt. at some point after Oise-Aisne; transferred to Co. A, 139TH Inf., 35TH Div.; SN 280271; discharged 1 May '19.

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140.   

Draheim, Max E.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
127TH or 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
Orders:
Born: circa 1890 at Wisconsin
Hometown: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

 

He was Sgt. in Co. K, 2D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Beaver Dam, WI during Mexican Border Crisis; mobilized with the unit on 15 Jul. '17; likely assigned to Co. D or Co. M, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; brothers 1st Lt. George E., Sgt. Hugo F., Pvt. Arthur O., WNG, served in same unit at least up to mobilization on 15 Jul. '17; earned Croix de Guerre (32D Div. in WW lists him with 128TH Inf.); 1st Lt. in Co. E, 128TH Inf. at Beaver Dam, WI, when it received federal recognition on 11 Dec. '20 during post-war reorganization of 32D Div.; attended Inf. School, Camp Benning, GA '21-'22; married Stella, father of 4.

 

141.   

*Dressel, Everett (Egerett) Glee (C.) (Dressell)

Corporal, U.S. Army
Machinegun Company, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 31 August 1918

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with bronze star

Citation: “At the risk of his life he extinguished the fires ignited by incendiary shells in an ammunition depot captured by his company.”
Orders: Order No. 14.523 "D," dated 10 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 17 Apr. '93 at Ganges, Michigan
Hometown: Flint, Michigan

Death: 10 October 1918

Interred: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery; also memorialized at McDowell Cemetery, South Haven Highlands, Michigan

Status: KIA

 

Also earned Distinguished Service Cross, posthumously, for his actions 31 Aug. '18 near Juvigny.

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142.   

Dressel, Hilton E.

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 

Degree of Award:

Citation Needed:
Orders:
Born: 22 August 1894
Hometown: Wausau, Wisconsin

 

He earned Silver Star Citation for his actions 4 Aug. '18 near St. Gilles, rescued wounded Soldier under fire.

 

143.   

Dry, Wafford (Wofford) Allison

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 107TH Field Signal Battalion, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 

Degree of Award:

Citation Needed:
Orders:
Born: 11 September 1893 at Richfield, North Carolina
Hometown: Richfield, North Carolina

Death: 29 August 1918

Status: KIA

 

Son of James Crawford and Ida (May) Dry, father NoK, Richfield, NC; married Georgia F. Rogers at Ridenhour, NC on 21 May '14, preceded him in death; married Nellie Misenheimer, father of Wofford A. Dry, Jr.; served with Co. C, 107TH Fld. Sig. Bn.; earned Croix de Guerre; KIA 29 Aug. '18, strafed by German plane; listed on 21 Oct. '18 casualty list; interred at New Mount Tabor United Methodist Church Cemetery, Stanly Co., NC; son served in Army during WWII.

 

144.   

Dudley, Mack

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company G, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: circa 1895 at Dickson, Tennessee
Hometown: Dickson, Tennessee

 

Earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 1 Sep. '18.

 

145.   

Dunigan, Patrick Richard

Major (Chaplain), U.S. Army
126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 31 July - 4 August 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with gilt star

Citation: “As divisional chaplain during the operations with the 10th French Army he displayed the most absolute indifference to danger in going upon the battlefield to administer the last sacraments to the dying and in caring for the wounded. He displayed the greatest bravery under the most difficult circumstances.”
General Orders: Order No. 14.382 "D," 14 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 15 July 1870 or 1871 at Emmett, Michigan
Hometown: Emmett, Michigan

Death: 24 February 1934 at home in Flint, Michigan (pastor of St. Michael's Church in Flint at the time)

Interred: Kenockee Cemetery, Emmett, Michigan

 

Dunigan, Patrick Richard

Major (Chaplain), U.S. Army
126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 31 July - 4 August 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with silver star

Citation: “He contributed to maintain a high morale among the troops that he accompanied.”
General Orders: Order No. 17.836 "D," 23 May 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 15 July 1870 or 1871 at Emmett, Michigan
Hometown: Emmett, Michigan

Death: 24 February 1934 at home in Flint, Michigan (pastor of St. Michael's Church in Flint at the time)

Interred: Kenockee Cemetery, Emmett, Michigan

 

He attended Assumption College '88-'93 (Sandwich, Ont.), St. Jerome's College '93-'94 (Kitchener, Ont.), and St. Mary's Seminary '94-'98 (Baltimore, MD); elected mayor of Lapeer, MI in spring of '12 (supposedly the only priest elected mayor of a city up to that time); bestowed with Mich. Medal for Bravery for his efforts during a small-pox epidemic at Lapeer, MI; commissioned and assigned Chaplain of 2D Mich. Inf., Michigan National Guard, in '07; his unit was sent to UP in '12 during labor unrest in the copper mines, he conducted service in a nearby church where he met some Native Americans who presented him with an old chalice, they purported that Father Pére Jacques Marquette had given it to their ancestors for safekeeping in the 1660s, Dunigan bequeathed it to the Manresa Jesuit Retreat House in Bloomfield Hills, MI, some are convinced it was used by Father Marquette, others acknowledge it is old, but not old enough (it was used to celebrate Marquette U. High School's 150th anniversary in '07); promoted Capt. on 9 Sep. '14; served during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned Chaplain of 126TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions as Chaplain 31 Jul. & 1-4 Aug. '18 near Sergy; after Aisne-Marne he described how “thirty members of a band wore gas masks while transporting wounded from the battlefield. They went twenty-four hours without food. The men were under the command of John W. Rickert of Grand Rapids.”; bestowed Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur (French Legion of Honor), Presidential Decree of 24 Oct. '19; WIA, gassed, 1 Aug. '18 near Cierges; detailed as Div. Burial Off. 15 Sep. '18; assigned Chaplain of 32D Div. Div. on 13 Dec. '18; later transferred to HQ, V Corps.; served as senior Chaplain of Third Army with Army of Occupation; received at least 1 of his Croix de Guerre from Gen. Mangin at Rengsdorf, Germany on 13 Apr. '19; continued to serve as Chaplain of 126TH Inf. after the war; his DSC was presented to him by Maj. Gen. William C. Haan, former 32D Div. cdr., in a ceremony at Flint, MI in May '23; appointed Monsignor in May '23 by Pope Pius XI; bestowed with Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws by U. of Detroit on 8 Jun. '23; held pastorates at Detroit, Argyle, Croswell, Lapeer, and Flint; Mich. State Police Chaplain '32-'34; member of Elks, Knights of Columbus, Flint Country club, American Legion and VFW; namesake of Msgr. Patrick R. Dunigan Council 695 of Knights of Columbus at Flint, MI and Msgr. Patrick R. Dunigan Assembly No. 510 of Knights Of Columbus at Grand Blanc, MI.

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146.   

Dunn, Francis J.

Private, U.S. Army
121ST Machinegun Battalion, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 
Hometown: 

 

 

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