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 S through Z

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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.

 

439.   

Sabourin, Virgil Vincent

Corporal, U.S. Army

Company I, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with bronze star

Citation: He carried orders of great importance under a terrible lire of artillery and machine guns and passed through a cloud of gas to fulfill his mission.

General Orders: Order No. 14.383 "D," 15 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: 1897

Hometown: Bay City, Michigan

Death: 1954

Interred:

 

Married Helen McDonough, father of 3; worked as painter and resided at 920 N. Lincoln Ave., Bay City, MI, ca. '31; son Virgil, Jr. was Army Lt. during WWII.

 

440.   

Salik, Alexander W.

Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company K, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F. (Many references erroneously list unit as 120TH Inf., 30TH Div.)

Date of Action: 28 August 1918

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with gilt star

Citation: “At a critical moment when half of his men were disabled he reformed his platoon under a most intense fire. Although severely wounded before the attack and suffering from mustard gas burns he remained at his post during the entire action and thanks to his remarkable bravery and devotion he was able to reestablish order in his platoon which had been disorganized by heavy losses.'”

General Orders: Order No. 13.069 "D," 23 January 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: 8 August or 3 August 1895 at Poland

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Death: 8 December 1887 at Grand Rapids, Michigan

Interred: Resurrection Cemetery, Wyoming, Michigan

 

Enlisted in Michigan National Guard; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 28 Aug. ’18 near Juvigny, continued in attack with his unit, even though he had been severely WIA and exposed to mustard gas; married Martha M. Garnowicz (Gornowicz) on 26 Aug. '19, father of 3.

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441.   

Sands, Robert Howe (Sauds)

Lieutenant (Engineer), U.S. Army

Company A, 106TH Engineer Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:

General Orders:

Born: 6 August 1893 (1894) at Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Hometown: Munising, Michigan

Death: 7 March 1963 at Boston, Massachusetts

Interred: Shawsheen Cemetery, Bedford, Massachusetts

 

Attended Wyman School of Forestry (Wyman School of the Woods) at Munising, MI; enlisted in Michigan National Guard, possibly Co. A, 1ST Mich. Engr. Bn. at Calumet, MI; Sgt. in Co. A, 107TH Engr. Regt. when 32D Div. was organized; commissioned 2d Lt., engr., on 9 Jul. '18 at Army Engr. School at Langres; married Hildred Georgina Robb at Waterloo, QC, CAN, on 3 Jun. '20, father of 2; worked as logging engineer.

 

442.   

Scantleton, John Martin

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: 1889
Hometown: Sparta, Wisconsin

Death: 16 June 1953 at Sparta, Wisconsin

Interred: Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta, Wisconsin

 

Freshman at U. of Wis. ca. '09; graduated Chicago Med. College (Northwestern U. Med. School) in '13; interned at Denver Co. Hosp.; physician at Sparta, WI (hometown); 1st Lt., Med. Corps, in San. Det., 3D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, when mobilized 15 Jul. '17; assigned to Med. Det. 128TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; promoted to Capt. ca. Sep. '18; physician at Sparta, WI ca. '19; coroner at Sparta, WI ca. '42.

 

443.   

Scheffner, Orville George

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

Citation Needed: Mech. Scheffner earned the Croix de Guerre for his actions as a message runner through heavy artillery fire at Soissons.

General Orders:
Born: 15 November 1897 at Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Hometown: Tomahawk, Wisconsin

Death: 30 June 1980 at Richland, Washington

Interred: Evergreen Cemetery, Benton City, Washington

 

He may have enlisted in MG Co., 4TH Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Tomahawk, WI; earned Silver Star Citation for his actions 30 Aug. '18 near Juvigny; History of Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties, Wis. states that he and Pvt. Robert J. Coey were cited for running through an artillery barrage to warn the artillery that their barrage was falling short and inflicting American casualties; received his Croix de Guerre at Tomahawk, WI on 23 Apr. '28, “Those things don't mean bread and butter and the glamor of the whole business has sort of faded by this time.”; served with Tomahawk Fire Dept. '28-'37; Lincoln Co., WI treasurer ca. '42; married Nell E., father of 1; married Kathryn (Frannsen) Pulliam on 4 Jun. '62 at Franklin Co., WA.

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444.   

Schlegel, Louis (Schlegal)

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

Citation Needed:

General Orders:
Born: 19 July 1892 at Austria
Hometown: Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Death: 31 December 1975 at Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Interred: Greendale Cemetery, Kohler, Wisconsin

 

He enlisted in Co. C, 2D Wis. Inf., WNG, at Sheboygan, WI; was in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Co. C, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; escaped death the morning of 19 Oct. '18 at Bois de Bantheville when a large shell exploded near him, blew him off his feet and threw him several yards, Pvt. Rudolph C. Van Handel and Pvt. Ira Smith were KIA, but Schlegel was unscathed; married Ann M. Babich, father of at least 2.

 

445.   

Schmidt, Charles R.

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:

General Orders:
Born: 20 April 1898 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Married, resided at 629 7th St., Milwaukee, WI; worked at Holland Furnace Co.; enlisted in Wisconsin National Guard at Milwaukee, WI on 6 Jul. '17; Aisne-Marne, Oise-Aisne, Meuse-Argonne; earned Silver Star Citation for his actions 14 Oct. '18 during Meuse-Argonne; discharged at Camp Grant, IL on 18 May '19.

 

446.   

Schmidt, Harold Mark (B.) ‘Nig’

Captain (Engineer), U.S. Army
107TH Engineer Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 29 August – 25 September 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with gilt star

Citation: “During the period from 29 August to 25 September 1918 at Juvigny, he assured the excellent operation of the services of reconnaissance, evacuation of the wounded, as well as the upkeep of violently bombarded routes. An example of courage and abnegation.”

General Orders: Order No. 14.382 "D," 14 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 26 December 1889 at Saginaw, Michigan
Hometown: Houghton or Calumet, Michigan

Death: 6 February 1936 at University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan, during spleen operation

Interred: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan

 

Attended Saginaw H. S., captain of football team; graduated Michigan School of Mines; married Rose Luccille Haas, father of 2; worked at Trimountain Copper Mine ca. '11-'16; worked at Calumet & Hecla Mining Co. ca. '17; Capt. and Cdr. of Co. B, 1ST Mich. Engr. Bn., Michigan National Guard, at Houghton, MI when mobilized 15 Jul. '17; assigned to 107TH Engr. Regt. when 32D Div. was organized, possibly Co. B; partner in Wells and Schmidt Construction Co.; later maintenance supervisor at Chevrolet Grey Iron Foundry; resided at 1414 (216) Gage St., Saginaw, MI.

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447.   

Schneider, William

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

Citation Needed:

General Orders:
Born:
Hometown: Sheboygan, Wisconsin

 

NoK Henry Schneider, R. F. D. 1, Edgar, WI; enlisted in Co. C, 2D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Sheboygan, WI; was Pvt. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Co. C, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; WIA 1 Sep. '18, listed on 20 Nov. '18 casualty list.

 

448.   

Schultheis, Bernard A.

Private, U.S. Army

Machine-Gun Company, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action: 1 September 1918

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with gilt star

Citation: “He volunteered to carry an important message to an advanced unit and accomplished his task displaying the greatest contempt for danger.”

General Orders: Order No. 14.381 "D," 14 March 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: at St. Louis, Michigan

Hometown: Flint, Michigan

 

He earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 1 Sep. '18 as message runner near Terny-Sorny; brother Alfred also served.

 

449.   

Schultz, Arthur

Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company I, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action: 30 August 1918

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:

General Orders:

Born: at Menasha, Wisconsin

Hometown: Neenah, Wisconsin

 

Mother Mrs. Robert Schultz, NoK, 217 E. Water St., Neenah, WI; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 30 Aug. '18 near Juvigny, attacked machinegun nests and rescued wounded comrades.

 

450.   

Schultz, George B.

Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army

Medical Detachment, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with bronze star

Citation Needed:

General Orders:

Born: 22 February 1887

Hometown: Baraboo, Wisconsin, presumed

Death: 13 May 1954 at Baraboo, Wisconsin

Interred: Walnut Hill Cemetery, Baraboo, Wisconsin

 

Worked as a cabinet maker; enlisted in Wisconsin National Guard; was Sgt. in San. Det., 3D Wis. Inf., during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Med. Det., 128TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; promoted Sfc. on 24 Oct. '17; Alsace, Aisne-Marne, Oise-Aisne, Meuse-Argonne; member of Post No. 26 of American Legion at Baraboo, WI and 40 and 8.

 

451.   

Schwanekamp, Leo (Lee) Robert

Captain, 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: September 1892 at Superior, Wisconsin

Hometown: Superior, Wisconsin

Death: 26 August 1927 at San Bernardino, California

Interred: Calvary Cemetery, Superior, Wisconsin

 

He enlisted in Sup. Co., 3D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Superior, WI; Sgt. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; 2d Lt. in that unit when mobilized 15 Jul. '17; served with 128TH Inf.; earned Croix de Guerre; brother Leonard J. served as Pvt. in Army Svc. Corps; resided at Butte, MT at '20 census; passed away 26 Aug. '27 at San Bernardino, CA at age 34, he was severely injured at about 2300 hours on 24 Aug. '27 after being thrown from his Chevrolet coupe when it overturned after striking an exposed rail at the Southern Pacific Railroad grade crossing at Barton Ave., the grade crossing (a.k.a. Bryn Mawr crossing) was under construction.

 

452.   

Scott, James Robert

Lieutenant Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army

Headquarters, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:

General Orders:

Born: 13 October 1874 at Appleton, Wisconsin

Hometown: Appleton, Wisconsin

Death: 18 February 1951 at San Diego, California

Interred: Glen Abbey Memorial Park, Bonita, California

 

Graduated Appleton H. S.; graduated Rush Med. College in '00; established med. practice at Hortonville, WI; married Laura Erb on 27 Nov. '00, father of at least 1; completed post-graduate studies at NY Polyclinic, NY Ear and Eye Infirmary, and Chicago Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat College in '02-'03; established ENT practice at Appleton, WI, office at 814 College Ave., Appleton, WI, resided at 719 Drew St., ca. '10; enlisted in Co. G, 2D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Appleton, WI; was Pvt. in that unit when mobilized for Spanish-American War, transferred to Hosp. Corps before unit deployed to Puerto Rico; promoted Capt. on 1 Feb. '09; promoted Maj. on 28 Apr. '14; Cdr. of Med. Det., 2D Wis. Inf., WNG, at Appleton, WI, during Mexican Border Crisis and when mobilized 15 Jul. '17; Div. Surgeon, HQ, 32D Div.; earned Div. Citation; Lt. Col. in WNG Reserve ca. '23; resided at Chula Vista, CA ca. '24.

 

453.   

Scott, John J.

Lieutenant Colonel (Signal Corps), 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: 6 April 1878 at Fort Bridger, Wyoming

Hometown: Fort Bridger, Wyoming, presumed

Death: 14 December 1939 at Walter Reed Hospital at age 61

Interred: Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, California

 

Son of John and Mary Love (Lawless) Scott, father was officer in 4TH Inf. for 20 years; graduated U. of Ky. in '97; married Florence Spencer Nesbit; enlisted as Pvt. in Co. A, 2D Inf. on 1 Jun. '00; commissioned 2d Lt., infantry, 1 Feb. '01 and assigned to 4TH Inf.; promoted 1st Lt. in '07; served in Philippines and at Vera Cruz, Mexico; promoted Capt. in '16; served with Punitive Expedition in Mexico; transferred to Sig. Corps 30 Oct. '16; promoted Maj. (brevet) on 5 Aug. '17; landed in France in Dec. '17; served with 1ST Div. near Soissons; transferred and assigned Sig. Off., HQ, 32D Div. in Aug. '18, Oise-Aisne to Army of Occupation; promoted Lt. Col. (brevet) on 30 Jun. '18; earned Div. Citation, Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur (French Legion of Honor), by Presidential Decree of 16 Mar. '19; when he left Div. he served with 5TH Div. in Luxembourg; reverted to permanent rank of Capt. 31 Aug. '19; promoted Maj. in '20; assigned to faculty of Command and Gen. Staff School at some point; graduated Army School of the Line in '20; graduated Gen. Staff School in '21; graduated Army War College in '22; promoted Lt. Col. in '23; assigned to VI Corps Area, Chicago, ca. Aug. '32; promoted Col. in '33; assigned to 27TH Inf. at Hawaii when he fell ill.

 

454.   

Seaman, Gilbert Edmund

Colonel, 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: 19 September 1869 at Alpena, Michigan

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Death: 25 May 1941 at his home at Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Interred: Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Seaman, Gilbert Edmund

Colonel, 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: 19 September 1869 at Alpena, Michigan

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Death: 25 May 1941 at his home at Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Interred: Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Son of Dr. Ami L. and Jessie (Gordon) Seaman, father Canadian immigrant, mother Scottish immigrant; attended Episcopal Academy of Mich.; attended Detroit Med. College; graduated Mich. Med. College; post-graduate study of medicine at U. of Berlin, Germany; started med. practice at Milwaukee, WI (hometown) in '92 (office in Goldsmith Bldg. in '21); married Elizabeth H. Sivyer, father of 4; president of Milwaukee Co. Med. Society ca. '04; president of Milwaukee Council of Tuberculosis in '10; secretary and treasurer of Milwaukee Co. Sanatorium for Tuberculosis Assn. ca. '11; enlisted as Pvt. in Michigan National Guard in '89; transferred to Wisconsin National Guard when he moved to Milwaukee in '92; commissioned Asst. Surgeon of WNG in '93; Capt. and Asst. Surgeon of 4TH Wis. Inf. during Spanish-American War; served under Gen. MacArthur during Philippine Insurrection in '99, cited for gallantry several times; returned to a hero’s welcome in Milwaukee in '00; rejoined WNG and served as Regt. Surgeon and later Chief Surgeon; wrote Compendium for Med. Officers in '17; Lt. Col. and Div. Sanitary Inspector when 32D Div. was organized; assigned Div. Surgeon soon after arrival in France; assigned Corp Surgeon, VI Corps, after Meuse-Argonne; earned Distinguished Service Medal; also earned Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur (French Legion of Honor); returned home 26 Feb. '19; nominated for Gov. of Wis. in '20; appointed by U.S. Secretary of State to represent Army Med. Dept. at International Congress on Military Medicine and Pharmacy at Warsaw, Poland in '27 and London, England in '29; asst. health commissioner of Milwaukee, WI; superintendent of Northern Hosp. for Insane at Winnebago, WI ca. '37; clinical directorship at Riverside Sanatorium at Milwaukee, WI; resident physician at Milwaukee Sanatorium at Waukesha, WI; appointed State Director of Mental Hygiene in Oct. '39; member of American Psychiatric Assn., national and state mental hygiene assns., Wis. and American Med. Assns., Milwaukee Neuropsychiatric Society, Royal Inst. of Public Health, American College of Surgeons; son, Gilbert E., Jr., served with WNG State Staff at Madison, WI during WWII, attained rank of Lt. Col.

 

455.   

Seeler, Wilfred

Private First Class, U.S. Army

Medical Detachment, 125TH Infantry Regiment (Attached), 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action: 5 August 1918

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with gilt star

Citation: “Under a violent artillery fire he remained at his post until he had administered first-aid to all of his wounded comrades. By his bravery and his coolness under fire he saved the lives of many.”

General Orders: Order No. 12.334 "D," 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: circa 1896 at Canada

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

 

NoK Mrs. Bedelia Seeler, Shelldrake, MI; resided at 353 Medbury St., Detroit, MI (hometown); earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 5 Aug. '18 as a medic near Fismes; married Mary Martin; resided at 4697 Dickerson, Detroit, MI at 1940 census.

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456.   

Setter, Severin

Mess 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: March 1895 at Norway

Hometown: Menomonie, Wisconsin

Death: 17 November 1932 at Menomonie, Wisconsin

Interred: Evergreen Cemetery, Menomonie, Wisconsin

 

He enlisted in Co. H, 3D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Menomonie, WI; was Cook in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; served with 128TH Inf., likely Co. H; earned Div. Citation, may be basis for Silver Star Citation; served in post-war WNG; commissioned 2d Lt. in Co. A, 128TH Inf. on 12 Jul. '21.

 

457.   

Shaw, James W.

Major (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: West Allis, Wisconsin

 

Capt. and Cdr. of Co. A, 1ST Wis. Engr. Bn., Wisconsin National Guard, Milwaukee, WI when mobilized 15 July '17; assigned to 107TH Engr. Regt. when 32D Div. was organized.

 

458.   

Shedlewski, John F.

Private First Class, U.S. Army

Company A, Motor Battalion, 107TH Ammunition Train, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action: 4 September 1918

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:

General Orders:

Born: circa 1892 at Menasha, Wisconsin

Hometown: Menasha, Wisconsin

 

He enlisted in Co. E, 4TH Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Menasha, WI; assigned to Co. A, Motor Bn., 107TH Ammo Tr. when 32D Div. was organized; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 4 Sep. '18 at Juvigny; received his DSC ca. 20 Mar. '19 in Germany (possibly by Gen. Pershing).

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459.   

Sheer, Ernest Albert

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company L, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 28 August 1918, presumed
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with palm

Citation Needed: Cpl. Sheer likely earned his Croix de Guerre for his actions 28 Aug. ’18 (some references state 31 Aug.), when he and two others captured an enemy machinegun, turned it on the enemy, and captured 47 Germans and several pieces of equipment.  Pfc. Charles F. Comiska was 1 of the men, earned Croix de Guerre for his actions that day.  Pvt. Donald H. Towler was 1 of the men, earned French Medaille Militaire for his actions that day.
General Orders:
Born: 16 June 1897 at Illinois
Hometown: Buda, Illinois

Death: 21 January 1975

Interred: Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, Illinois

 

He enlisted in Michigan National Guard at Muskegon, MI on 16 Jun. '16, likely Co. G, 32D Mich. Inf.; likely served during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Co. L, 126TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; Alsace, Château-Thierry, Soissons, Argonne; promoted Cpl. 8 Aug. '18; recommended for Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 28 Aug. (31 Aug., 18 Aug.) '18, he and two others captured an enemy machinegun, turned it on the enemy, and captured 47 Germans and several pieces of equipment, but he never received the decoration (both 32D Div. in WW and 126WwG list him as having received it), it doesn't appear his comrades were decorated either; received his Croix de Guerre in '19; WIA 5 Oct. (4 Oct.) '18; earned Purple Heart; discharged 28 May '18; resided at Detroit, MI at 1920 census; married Nellie A. Ward, father of 2; son William E. served during WWII; resided at Black Hawk, IL at 1940 census; resided at Milan, IL at some point; in 1968 a friend, Mrs. Shirley Barrett, Rock Island, set out to learn why he had never received a U.S. decoration; Army determined “the recommendation was never entered into official Army records” and awarded him the Silver Star on 15 Apr. '74 during a ceremony at Rock Island Arsenal.

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460.   

Sheridan, Charles L.

Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army

1ST Battalion, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with silver star

Citation Needed:

General Orders:

Born: 6 June 1886 at Marshalltown or Linn County, Iowa

Hometown: Bozeman, Montana

Death: 20 October 1953

Interred: Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Montana

 

He graduated Gallatin Co. (MT) H. S.; attended Mont. State College; worked for Post Office and as a forest ranger; enlisted in 2D Mont. Inf., Montana National Guard, in '06; promoted Cpl. In Feb. '08; promoted Sgt. in Sep. '09; promoted 1st Sgt. in '10; commissioned 2d Lt. in Feb. '13; promoted 1st Lt. in Jul. '13; served during Mexican Border Crisis; Capt. and cdr. of Co. A, 163D Inf. when 41ST Div. was organized; transferred to 1ST Bn., 128TH Inf.; Alsace, Chateau-Thierry, Ourcq River; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 31 Jul.-1 Aug. ’18 at Hill No. 230, near Cierges; also earned Belgian Croix de Guerre (Belgian War Cross); recommended for Medal of Honor; WIA 5 times on 3 separate dates (4 Aug. '18 at Fismes, 5 Sep. '18 at Juvigny, 14 Oct. '18 at Romagne); earned Purple Heart w/3 OLCs; succeeded by Capt. Arthur R. C. Langholff as cdr. of 1ST Bn., 128TH Inf. on 14 Oct. '18; returned to U.S. aboard Zealandia on 22 Dec. '18; served in Regular Army after the war; Maj. and cdr. of 3D Bn., 49TH Inf. at Ft. Leavenworth, KS ca. May '19; married Hebe M. Roberts in '24; promoted Col. at some point; resigned from Regular Army ca. '20 due to problems with his war-time injuries; served in post-war Mont. NG; appointed Adjutant Gen. for Mont. in '21; promoted Brig. Gen.; selected Mont.'s Outstanding Soldier by DAV in '22; retired from military in '33; appointed Collector U.S. Customs for MT, WY & ID by Pres. Calvin Coolidge in '26, reappointed by Pres. Herbert Hoover in '30; chief of police at Great Falls, MT ca. '33-'36; later chief of police at Helena, MT; appointed Mont. Highway Patrol Supervisor ca. 30 Jan. '41; elected Mont. State Treasurer ca. ‘52; passed away 20 Oct. '53 at age 66, suffered heart attack during hunting trip; namesake of Col. Charles L. Sheridan Trophy, awarded for marksmanship by Mont. NG ca. '30s-'40s; Col. Sheridan Hall, a U.S. Army Reserve Center on Euclid Ave., Helena, MT, was named in his honor ca. Apr. '58.

 

461.   

Shipman, Stephen V.

Private, U.S. Army

Company C, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action: 1 August 1918

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with palm

Citation: “During an attack near Cierges on August 1, 1918, he displayed great courage and a remarkable sense of duty. Assisted by one comrade he rushed across open ground under bursts of enemy fire, killed the crew of a machinegun and turned the piece against the enemy.”  The other Soldier was Sgt. Orrie G. Thompson, also Mich. NG, also Co. C.

General Orders: Order No. 12.335 "D," 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: at Benton Harbor, Michigan

Hometown: Bangor, Michigan

 

Mother Mrs. Louise Shipman, NoK, 60 Safirk Pl., Buffalo, NY; Michigan National Guard; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions as a Pvt. on 1 Aug. '18 near Cierges, he and another Soldier attacked a machinegun that had been inflicting heavy casualties on their unit, they killed the crew, captured the weapon, and turned it on the enemy; WIA 1 Aug. '18.

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462.   

Shirley, Walter L.

First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army

Headquarters, 2D Battalion, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action: 18 October 1918

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with silver star

Citation: “A very talented observer who displayed fine courage in watching the movements of the enemy under violent bombardments. He obtained accurate information and contributed to the destruction of the enemy machine-gun nests.”

General Orders: Order No. 14.438 ''D," 15 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: at New Carlisle, Ohio

Hometown: Jackson, Michigan

 

Mother Mrs. Mary J. Shirley, NoK, Quincy, MI; resided at 127 W. Wesley St., Jackson, MI; enlisted in Mich. NG; Pfc. in Co. E, 126TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; commissioned 2d Lt. and assigned to Co. F, 126TH Inf.; assigned Scout Off., 2D Bn., 126TH Inf.; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 18 Oct. (15 Oct.) '18 near Bois-de-Bantheville, continued on his reconnaissance mission after he was WIA; evacuated to hosp.; returned to duty 26 Oct. '18; promoted 1st Lt. 9 Nov. '18; assigned Regt. Intel. Off., HQ, 126TH Inf. 16 Nov. '18; assigned to Co. F, 126TH Inf. 5 Dec. '18; assigned to HQ Co., 126TH Inf. 6 Jan. '19.

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463.   

Shisler, Perry R.

Corporal, 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: 

 

464.   

Shonk, Herbert Bronson

Captain (Quartermaster), U.S. Army

Headquarters, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with gilt star

Citation Needed:

General Orders:

Born: 28 Oct. '81 at Plymouth, Pennsylvania

Hometown: New York, New York, presumed

Death: 24 or 26 Sep. '30 at White Plains, NY

Interred: Saint James the Less Cemetery, Scarsdale, New York

 

He graduated Wesleyan U. in '03; graduated Harvard Law School in '06; established law practice at New York, NY; married Gertrude Knight on 28 Oct. '07, father of 4; commissioned Capt., QM, 7 Jun. '17; entered service at New York, NY on 20 Jun. '17; assigned to HQ, 32D Div. in Dec. '17; sailed for France on 13 Jan. '18; Alsace, Aisne-Marne, Oise-Aisne, Meuse-Argonne; transferred to intel. section, HQ, V Corps, 4 Oct. '18; cited in orders by Maj. Gen. Charles P. Summerall, V Corps Cdr.; transferred to HQ, 40TH Div., 11 Jan. '19; attained rank of Maj.; returned to U.S. 13 Mar. '18; discharged 21 Mar. '19; elected to New York state assembly '23-30; numerous business interests in addition to law practice; 1st cdr. of American Legion Post at Scarsdale, NY; member of Freemasons; both sons were Navy pilots during WWII, Peter M. survived the war, Herbert B., Jr., survived sinking of Lexington but has been MIA since 25 Mar. '43, when a P-40 collided with his SBD over the Pacific during training exercise.

 

465.   

Sieber, Floyd Ward

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: 6 January 1895 at Fleming, Kansas

Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma, presumed

Death: passed away 13 January 1978 at Longview, Washington

Interred: Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon

 

Married Josephine; resided at Tulsa, OK at '20 census; member of Joe Carson Post No. 1 of American Legion at Tulsa, OK; married Alice, father of 1; resided at Joplin, MO at '30 census; resided at Tacoma, WA at '40 census.

 

466.   

Slagsvol, Oscar Trygve

Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army

128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed: Said to have earned two Croix de Guerre, it is likely that one of them was bestowed for his actions 3 Aug. ’18.

General Orders:

Born: 30 October 1888 at Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Hometown: Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Death: January 1969

Interred: Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

 

Slagsvol, Oscar Trygve

Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army

128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed: Said to have earned two Croix de Guerre, it is likely that one of them was bestowed for his actions 3 Aug. ’18.

General Orders:

Born: 30 October 1888 at Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Hometown: Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Death: January 1969

Interred: Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

 

He attended U. of Wis., he was 2nd year student of Course of Commerce Nov. '10; attended First Officers Training Camp at Fort Sheridan, IL, which ran 15 May-15 Aug. '17, assigned to 2D Btry.; “...unsuccessfully sought a commission in the First Fort Sheridan officers camp. He entered the national guard upon leaving the camp”; he was Sgt. in HQ, 6TH Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, when promoted 2d Lt. ca. 14 Dec. '17; WIA 3 Aug. '18 near St. Gilles; also earned Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart w/OLC, Chevalier de Légion d'Honneur (French Legion of Honor), Chevalier de l'Ordre de l'Etoile Noire (Order of Black Star); promoted 1st Lt. ca. Jan. '19.

 

467.   

Smith, Carl Henry

Sergeant, 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: “Although dangerously wounded by a shell which burst and carried away his arm, he continued to give orders for the care of the wounded.”

General Orders: Order No. 14.559 "D," 17 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 9 July 1898
Hometown: Bay City, Michigan

Death: 1961

Interred:

 

He graduated Western H. S. in '15, top of his class; enlisted in Michigan National Guard; served with 2D Mich. Amb. Co. during Mexican Border Crisis; WIA 29 Aug. '18 by artillery shell near Juvigny, lost his arm, Pfc. Erwin E. Carl 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; earned Purple Heart; married, father of 3, both sons served in USMC during WWII; attended U. of Mich.; lawyer and judge at Bay City and Bay Co., MI; president of State Bar of MI, son also became lawyer and later held this post; very active in American Legion, to include election as State Commander of American Legion; also member of Elks, Red Cross, and Trustee of Alma College; prominent member of Bay Co. Republican Party.

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468.   

Smith, C. S.

Lieutenant Colonel, 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:
Hometown:

 

469.   

Smith, Clarence Urling ‘C. U.’

Captain (Engineer), U.S. Army

Company E, 107TH Engineer Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:

General Orders:

Born: 20 June 1883 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Death: 25 February 1952

Interred: Arlington National Cemetery

 

Resided at 399 33rd St., Chicago, IL ca. '06; graduated Armour Inst. of Technology in '07; went to work as instrumentman for Milwaukee Road (MILW) at Taft, MT in Jun. '07; promoted to asst. engr. in charge of concrete work, Middle District, Milwaukee, WI in '14; Capt. and Cdr. of Co. B, 1ST Wis. Engr. Bn., Wisconsin National Guard, at Milwaukee, WI when mobilized 15 Jul. '17; Cdr. of Co. E, 107TH Engr. Regt. when 32D Div. was organized; sailed for France 29 Jan. '18; Alsace, Aisne-Marne, Oise-Aisne, Meuse-Argonne; returned to U.S. on 18 May '19; discharged on 21 May '19; married Nellie Gaither; resided at 4747 Kenwood Ave., Chicago, IL ca. '21; promoted to district engr., Middle District, for MILW on 1 May '22; resided at 426 Lafayette Pl., Milwaukee, WI ca. '23; appointed harbor terminal director (harbor master) at Milwaukee, WI ca. 23 Apr. '26.

 

470.   

Smith, Clarence W.

Corporal, 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: “Although severely wounded, he continued to advance under violent fire of machine guns in order to aid a wounded officer. Although he could use only one arm he displayed extraordinary heroism and endurance in aiding to transport this officer to shelter.”

General Orders: Order No. 12.334 "D," 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: at McArthur, Ohio

Hometown: Flint, Michigan

 

He enlisted in Co. A, 33D Mich. Inf., Michigan National Guard, at Flint, MI; was Pvt. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Co. E, 125TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 31 Jul. '18 near Cierges, after being seriously WIA, he crawled forward to give first aid to a severely wounded lieut. and assisted in his evacuation to the rear.

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471.   

Smith, Ivan H.

Sergeant, 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 palm

Citation: “During the battle of the Ourcq near Cierges on July 31, 1918, he captured a machine gun. After having been wounded he reorganized his platoon before going to be bandaged.”  Some references suggest he was one of two men who assisted Cpl. Gustave A. Michalka, who earned DSC for similar event, but Smith acted alone according to his DSC citation.

General Orders: Order No. 12.335 "D," 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: 8 August 1895 at Bay Port, Michigan

Hometown: Flint, Michigan

Death: 27 August 1969

Interred: Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

 

He enlisted in Co. A, 33D Mich. Inf., Michigan National Guard, at Flint, MI; was Pvt. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Co. E, 125TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 31 Jul. '18 near Cierges, single-handedly captured a machinegun, WIA during the event; married Ida M., father of Ivan H., Jr.; resided at 1442 Delaware Ave., Flint, MI, and worked as clerk at Flint Evening Tribune ca. '22; son was Lt. (jg) in Navy during WWII.

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472.   

Smith, Russell

Corporal, 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:

 

473.   

Smith, William R.

Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company M, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with bronze star

Citation: “A very brave and courageous noncommissioned officer who succeeded in getting his platoon forward under a violent fire. Although wounded he remained with his men until the relief.” 

General Orders: Order No. 14.523 "D," 16 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born:

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

474.   

Snoberger, Rantz Edward

Captain (Dental Corps), U.S. Army

Medical Detachment, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with silver star

Citation: “A very brave officer who particularly distinguished himself in taking care of the wounded in a first aid station of the front line. He worked without respite and personally searched for the wounded in the most dangerous localities.”

General Orders: Order No. 14.438 "D", 15 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: 25 November 1893 at Silver Lake, Indiana

Hometown: Gays Mills, Wisconsin

Death: 1 March 1965 at Indiana or Broward, Florida

Interred: Violett Cemetery, Goshen, Indiana

 

Graduated Chicago College of Dental Surgery in '15; dentist at 1438 Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL ca. '16; entered service 12 Sep. '17, commissioned 1st Lt. Dent. Officers' Reserve Corps and sent to Camp MacArthur, TX; served with Med. Det., 128TH Inf.; overseas 18 Feb. '18; Alsace, Aisne-Marne, Oise-Aisne, Meuse-Argonne; promoted Capt. 9 Mar. '19; landed in U.S. ca. 5 May '19; discharged 17 May '19; practiced dentistry at Gays Mills, WI; married Elizabeth Pauline Harkness ca. '20, father of Robert C. and Philip H.; resided at 4711 Graceland Ave., Indianapolis, IN at '40 census.

 

475.   

Snowden, Samuel

Sergeant, 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 bronze star

Citation: “Being exposed to an intense fire of machine guns and artillery he crawled out to one of his wounded men and gave him first-aid. In spite of being severely wounded himself he brought in another wounded man under intense fire to the first-aid station.”

General Orders: Order No. 12.352 "D," 16 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: circa 1892 at Cheboygan, Michigan

Hometown: Wyandotte, Michigan

 

Father Jonathon Snowden, NoK, Detroit, MI; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 31 Jul. '18 as Sgt. near Cierges, provided first aid to a wounded Soldier and was himself WIA, right leg, in the process, then carried another more seriously wounded comrade to the aid station; commissioned 2d Lt.

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476.   

Sole, Horace H.

Sergeant, 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:

 

477.   

Sond, Logan A.

Private, 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:

 

478.   

Southworth, Franklin A. ‘Frank’

Corporal, 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: 22 February 1893

Hometown: in Nebraska

Death: 28 December 1958

Interred: Galveston Memorial Park, Hitchcock, Texas

 

479.   

Spencer, John Daniel

First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army

Company B, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action: 4 August 1918

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed: Earned Croix de Guerre for his actions at Fismes on 4 Aug. ‘18. Continued to lead his unit in attack after being twice severely wounded.

General Orders:

Born: 14 June 1890 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Hometown: Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Death: 14 April 1963 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Interred: Riverside Cemetery, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

 

He was 1st Lt. with Co. B, 2D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Oshkosh, WI during Mexican Border Crisis; same position and unit when mobilized 15 Jul. '17; assigned to Co. B when 127TH Inf. was organized; rode to France on USS George Washington; severely WIA 4 Aug. '18; also earned Distinguished Service Cross and Purple Heart; attained rank of Capt.

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480.   

Springer, Harold Arnold ‘Brownie’

Sergeant, U.S. Army

Supply Company, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with bronze star

Citation: “He accomplished the service of supply in spite of the fire of artillery and machine guns. By his fine example he stimulated the courage of his comrades during five days of the attack working day and night without rest or pause.”

General Orders: Order No. 14.251 "D," 12 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: 28 January 1895 at Michigan

Hometown: Port Huron, Michigan

Death: November 1984

Interred: Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron, Michigan

 

He graduated Port Huron H. S. in '12, capt. of football and baseball teams, participated in track; attended Olivet College ca. '13-'14, football, baseball, track; attended Mich. Agricultural College ca. '15-'16, football, baseball; resided at Desmond Beach, Port Huron, MI; served with Sup. Co., 125TH Inf. Regt.; member of unit football team at Camp MacArthur, TX; coach and QB of football team in France; coached baseball team in Germany (Army of Occupation); resided at Fort Gratiot, MI at '20 census; attended Mich. Agricultural College ca. '19-'20, football and baseball, capt. of football team in '20; coached football and baseball  at Port Huron H. S. '21-'22; coached football, baseball, track at Lansing Central H. S. '23-'27; coached football, basketball, baseball at St. Stephen’s H. S. '28-'30; resided at Port Huron, MI at '30 census; married Helen M. Foster, father of Margaret L.; resided at 912 10th, Port Huron, MI at '40 census; inducted into Port Huron Sports Hall of Fame.

 

481.   

St. James, Leonard

Private First Class, U.S. Army

Company I, 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 soldier. On several occasions he crossed a zone of 500 meters swept by the enemy machine guns in order to carry messages to the battalion post of command. During one of these trips he found a wounded man whom he carried after having given him first-aid.”

General Orders: Order No. 16.103 "D," 16 April 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: 12 June 1898 at Whittemore, Michigan

Hometown: Bay City, Michigan

Death: 15 February 1980 at age 81

Interred: Esmond Evergreen Cemetery, Hale, Michigan

 

He enlisted 19 Jul. '17, likely Michigan National Guard; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 9 Oct. '18 as message runner near Romagne, also rescued a wounded Soldier; discharged 3 Dec. '18; married Laura Patrick; married Sarah Elizabeth; married Anna.

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482.   

Stafford, Frank

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Headquarters Troop, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 30 August 1918

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with silver star
Citation: “On August 30, 1918, during the combat for the capture of the railroad near Juvigny in the course of the operations with the 10th French Army, he carried numerous messages under an extremely violent fire, keeping up the liaison between the company post of command and the firing line, thus contributing to an advance of the lines. Had three of his comrades wounded.”
General Orders: Order No. 14.522 "D," 16 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

 

Previously served with Co. A, 125TH Inf.

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483.   

Stafford, Thomas J.

Private, 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: 28 March 1895 at Canada

Hometown: Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Death: 18 Jun. '62

Interred: Forest Home Cemetery, Marinette, Wisconsin

 

He enlisted in Co. L, 2D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Rhinelander, WI, on 15 Apr. '17; assigned to Co. L, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 1 Sep. '18 near Juvigny, as a Pvt., successfully organized and led a patrol to attack an enemy machinegun nest; married Alice 'Ella'; moved to Marinette or Peshtigo, WI ca. '29; worked at paper mill.

 

484.   

Stamps, Thomas Dodson ‘T. Dodson’

Captain (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: 23 July 1893 at Kingsbury, Texas
Hometown: Kingsbury, Texas

Death: 12 April 1964 at Walter Reed General Hospital

Interred: United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, NY

 

Attended Seguin, TX H. S.; attended Baylor U.; graduated U. of Tex. in '12; graduated USMA at West Point, commissioned 2d Lt., engr., and assigned to 107TH Engr. Regt. on 30 Aug. '17 (Class of '18 graduated early due to the war); promoted 1st Lt. on 30 Aug. '17; promoted Capt. on 19 Sep. '17; joined 107TH Engr. Regt. at Camp MacArthur, TX on 8 Oct. '17; landed in France 19 Feb. '18; Alsace, Aisne-Marne, Oise-Aisne, Meuse-Argonne; assigned to Army Engr. School at Langres 12 Oct. '18-30 Jan. '19; rejoined his unit with Army of Occupation in Germany; earned Légion d'Honneur (French Legion of Honor); returned to U.S. on 18 May '19; assigned to 8TH Engr. Regt. at Fort Bliss, TX; married Lois Baker 4 Oct. '19, father of 2; graduated Mass. Inst. of Technology in '21; assigned as instructor to Mass. NG at Boston, MA; assigned as instructor to Ala. NG at Huntsville, AL; assigned to Corps of Engineers at Memphis and New Orleans; assigned 1ST Engr. Regt. at Ft. Du Pont '28-'30; stationed in Tokyo, supervised construction of American Embassy and American Consulate in Yokohama; assigned Asst. Dist. Engr. at Chicago in '31; assigned to Office of the Chief of Engineers at Washington, D.C. in '33; graduated Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS in '38; head of Dept. of Military Art and Engineering at USMA '38-'56 and dean of academic board '56-'57; retired as Brig. Gen. in '57; awards include Legion of Merit w/OLC; director of military studies at U. of Md. to Aug. '63; member of Society of American Military Engrs., American Society of Engr. Education, and American Military Institute; coeditor of A Short Military History of WWI and A Military History of WWII; contributed numerous articles to technical publications.

 

485.   

Starr, Fred R.

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: 

 

486.   

Staudinger, John Anton

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: 
Hometown: 

 

487.   

Stevens, John Franklin

Major (Cavalry), U.S. Army
Headquarters, 1ST Battalion, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 31 August 1918

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with palm
Citation Needed: “On 31 August 1918, at Juvigny, he kept up constant communication with the regiment on the right, and continued to advance his battalion although his right was checked by a violent fire. On the following morning he took the initiative of reorganizing his battalion in spite of an intense enemy fire and led it to the outskirts of Terny Sorny where he continued to exercise a constant pressure on the opposing positions.”
General Orders: Order No. 14.207 "D", 10 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 22 June 1891 at Connecticut
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Death: 12 August 1942 at Station Hosp., Fort Ord, California

Interred: National Cemetery at the Presidio of San Francisco, California

 

Married Helen, father of 3; graduated USMA at West Point on 12 Jun. '15, admitted from PA; commissioned 2d Lt., cav.; assigned to 6TH Cav. at Los Indios, TX 19 Sep. '15; served with Punitive Expedition and served at Boquillas, Marathon, Glenn Springs, La Noria, San Antonio, Ft. Sam Houston, TX; promoted 1st Lt., 6TH Cav., 1 Jul. '16; promoted Capt., 6TH Cav., 25 Jul. '17; landed in France 9 Apr. '18; assigned to 32D Div. on 3 Jul. '18; promoted Maj. on 30 Jul. '18; assigned Cdr. of 1ST Bn., 127TH Inf.; Alsace, Aisne-Marne, Aisne-Oise, Meuse-Argonne; evacuated to hosp., sick, at Nantes 13 Oct. '18; returned to duty 3 Mar. '19 and assigned Adjutant, Nantes Area; assigned Cdr. of Nantes Area 30 Jun. '19; closed Nantes Area 11 Jul. '19 and returned to U.S.; after leave, assigned to Ft. Oglethorp, GA 12 Aug. '19; completed Cavalry School Troop Officers Course in '22, graduated Command and Gen. Staff School, in '27; completed QM Subsistence School in '29; instructor at Cavalry School; in '34 he received orders for Army War College, the required physical revealed a heart ailment, which resulted in his retirement, effective Sep. '34; recalled to active duty in May '40; assigned Cdr. of Cav., ROTC, at Texas A&M; relieved due to illness in '41; requested active duty immediately after 7 Dec. '41; assigned Plans and Training Officer at Ft. Ord, CA in Mar. '42.

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488.   

Stevens, Levi

First 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: 15 October 1896 at Trenton, New Jersey (some references state Trenton, Michigan, or somewhere in Kentucky)

Hometown: Alpena, Michigan

Death: 3 August 1976

Interred: Evergreen Cemetery, Alpena, Michigan

 

Son of Levi, Jr. and Margaret A. Stevens, mother NoK, 433 State St., Alpena, MI; enlisted in Michigan National Guard; 1st Sgt. when unit departed for Camp MacArthur, TX; served with 125TH Inf.; earned battlefield commission; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 9 Oct. '18 near Romagne, led detachment in capture of a strong machinegun position, turned it on the enemy, WIA during the event; married Edith Ladkau on 21 Dec. '25, father of 10.

 

489.   

Stevens, Matt Leon

Corporal, U.S. Army

Company E, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action: 31 July - 8 August 1918

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with silver star

Citation: “On duty as messenger during the advance between the Ourcq and Fismes, he kept up the transmission of messages night and day, under the fire of machine guns and artillery. His complete indifference to danger and his prompt and intelligent assistance saved many lives.”

General Orders: Order No. 12.373 "D," 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: 1894 at St. Johns, Michigan

Hometown: St. Johns, Michigan

Death: 1974

Interred: Wacousta Cemetery, Wacousta, Michigan

 

NoK Charlotte Stevens, wife, Wacousta, MI; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 31 Jul.-8 Aug. '18 as message runner near Fismes, also rescued many wounded comrades.

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490.   

Stiggleman, James Walker

Lieutenant, 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: 3 September 1889 at Indiana

Hometown: Wabash, Indiana

Death: 8 April 1958

Interred: Fairmount-Willow Hills Memorial Park, Willow Springs, Illinois

 

He completed Second Officers' Training Camp at Ft. Sheridan, IL, 27 Aug.-28 Nov. '17, assigned to 14TH Co., 11TH Regt.; served with 127TH Inf.; WIA; earned Purple Heart; married Blanche (Buelah) Peritz, father of 1; resided at Chicago, IL at '40 census.

 

491.   

Stone, Clarence G.

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

Citation Needed:

General Orders:
Born:
Hometown:

 

Earned Silver Star Citation for his actions 31 Aug. '18 near Juvigny under heavy fire.

 

492.   

Stone, William A.

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

Citation Needed:

General Orders:
Born:
Hometown:

 

493.   

Streich, Arthur W. (F.)

First 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: 26 July 1896 at Wausau, Wisconsin

Hometown: Wausau, Wisconsin

Death: 3 March 1958

Interred: Restlawn Memorial Park, 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; earned Croix de Guerre; brother Max H. also served; married Alfrieda, father of 1.

 

494.   

*Stuart, Arthur J.

Corporal, 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: “During a combat near Sergy on July 31, 1918, he displayed the greatest heroism and zeal in attempting to bring in a wounded man. Was killed on entering our lines.”

General Orders: Order No. 12.334 "D," 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: at Canada

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Death: 31 July 1918

Interred:

Status: KIA

 

He also earned Distinguished Service Cross.

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495.   

Swann, Elmer T.

Private 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: Pfc. Swann earned the Croix de Guerre for treating wounded comrades under heavy machinegun and artillery fire.

General Orders:

Born: 1892 at Brodhead, Wisconsin

Hometown: Brodhead, Wisconsin

Death: 1968

Interred: Oquawka Cemetery, Oquawka, Illinois

 

Teacher; enlisted in Wisconsin National Guard on 15 Jul. '17; assigned to Med. Det., 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; sailed for France aboard SS George Washington 18 Feb. '18; landed at Brest 4 Mar. '18; fought at Alsace, Château-Thierry, Juvigny, etc.; WIA 0930 hours 1 Sep. '18 near Juvigny by machine gun bullet while attempting to save his friend, Pfc. Harold M. Zachow, who was KIA; spent a month in Red Cross Hosp. No. 2 in Paris, then Savenay for 2 weeks; sailed from Brest 18 Oct. '18 aboard SS Great Northern; landed at Hoboken 25 Oct. '18; held at Ellis Island for 2 weeks; U.S. Hosp. No. 11 at Cape May 10 Nov. '18 to 5 May '19; discharged 21 May '19 at Camp Grant, IL; described his experiences in Brodhead's Tribute to Her Men of the Service; brother James Lee also served, DD, pneumonia, 24 Apr. '18; not sure if he is namesake of Swann-Gehr Post No. 197 of American Legion at Brodhead, or his brother, or both; may have attended U. of Chicago ca. '21-'22; married Ruth Swann, father of (at least) 4, Taylor, Donald, Jean, Ann; resided at Oquawka, IL at 1940 census; listed as Dr. in brother's (F. Lloyd) obit. in '68, not sure if MD or PhD.

 

496.   

Swartout, Donald Leonard

Private First Class, U.S. Army

Company I, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action: 1 September 1918

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with bronze star

Citation: On 1 September 1918, between Juvigny and Terny Sorny, he displayed initiative and courage in carrying very important messages on eight different occasions under the fire of machine guns. Having been wounded in the leg, he continued on duty, refusing to be evacuated until he had accomplished his mission.”

General Orders: Order No. 14.383 "D," 15 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: June 1893 at Jackson, Michigan

Hometown: Cement City, Michigan

Death: 8 December 1960 at Dayton, Ohio

Interred: Donnelsville Cemetery, Donnelsville, Ohio

 

WIA; married Anna M. Morse at Battle Creek, MI in '21, father of 2.

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497.   

Sweet, Andrew Thomas

Captain (Engineer), U.S. Army

Company B, 107TH Engineer Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action: 30 August 1918

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with gilt star

Citation: “On the night of 30 August 1918, he took his whole company on to the battlefield to pick up the wounded. This work was accomplished under the fire of snipers, machine guns and artillery. His courage, his conduct and his intelligence particularly on the railroad embankment to the west of Juvigny gave an example to his men which incited them to make the greatest effort.”

General Orders: Order No. 14.381 "D," 14 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: 16 October 1890 (19 November 1889) at Wakefield, Michigan

Hometown: Marquette, Michigan

Death: 1 September 1975 at Salt Lake City, Utah

Interred: Holladay Memorial Park, Holladay, Utah

 

Born Andrew Bymas (Byman) on 16 Oct. '90 (19 Nov. '89) at Wakefield, MI; adopted son of Luther ‘Luke’ and Julia (Haslam, Haslett, or Hasseland) Sweet, passed away in '08 and '04 respectively; later adopted by Frank J. and Mary L. (Sweet) Whydotski (natural daughter of Luther and Julia Sweet); resided at 757 Bluff St., Marquette, MI; graduated Marquette H. S. in '10; graduated Marquette Normal School (Northern Mich. Normal School) in '13; worked for M. C. Mines, Houghton, MI ca. '13; graduated Mich. College of Mines in '16; Instructor of Metallurgy and Ore Dressing at Mich. College of Mines ca. '17; likely enlisted in Mich. NG; served with Co. B, 107TH Engr. Regt.; attained rank of Mstr. Engr. before being commissioned; promoted to Capt.; discharged Jun. '19; married Ellevina or Elivina R. Ostrom at  Negaunee, MI on 30 Jun. '20, father of 2; president of 107TH Engr. Assn. ca. '20; appointed senior engineer of metallurgy recovery for U.S. Bureau of Mines at Salt Lake City, UT ca. '40.

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498.   

Swens, Alfred

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: According to a newspaper account, Pfc. Swens “distinguished himself by executing a patrol whose object was to mark a nest of machineguns. Came in conflict with the enemy, with some comrades he succeeded in capturing 2 machineguns and 76 prisoners whom he took to the rear, having to go through a violent artillery barrage.”  Pfc. James Faulds was likely 1 of the other Soldiers, Sgt. Joseph G. Witeck's citation suggests he was 1 of them too, both also earned Croix de Guerre.

General Orders:

Born: circa 1893 at Finland

Hometown: Eureka, Utah

Death: 14 October 1918

Interred: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

Status: KIA

 

NoK Mr. and Mrs. John Enlund, relatives, Eureka, UT; entered service shortly after war was declared; family notified 6 Jan. '19; not listed in 32D Div. in WW as casualty but Croix de Guerre is listed.

 

499.   

Swift, Harry C.

Private, U.S. Army

Company G, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:

General Orders:

Born: at Detroit, Michigan or possibly Pennsylvania

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

 

His mother resided on S. Main St., Archibald, PA; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 28 Aug. (29 Aug.) '18 near Juvigny, volunteered to serve as message runner after 4 of his comrades were killed performing that task; while returning from a mission he found his company cdr. lying wounded on the battlefield and was severely WIA in neck and shoulder while carrying him to safety; while returning from another mission he found his Cpl. lying seriously wounded, while assisting him to safety, Swift was severely WIA in left leg and right arm; received his DSC ca. Aug. '19 at Ft. McHenry, MD, where he was being treated for his injuries; on leave visiting his mother at Archibald, PA in Sep. '19.

 

500.   

Tarzynski, Stanley W. (Tarznyski)

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 with palm

Citation Needed:

General Orders:

Born: 10 November 1892

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Death: 27 June 1955

Interred: Arlington Park Cemetery, Greenfield, Wisconsin

 

NoK Mrs. Mary Sicko, Mosinee, WI; enlisted in Co. K, 1ST Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Milwaukee, WI in Feb. ‘16; was Pfc. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Co. K, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 30 Aug.-1 Sep. ‘18 on the Sorny road near Juvigny; WIA 1 Sep. ‘18, listed on 4 Nov. ‘18 casualty list; rejoined his unit in Germany with Army of Occupation, received his Croix de Guerre there; served in post-war WNG; assigned to Co. K, 127TH Inf.; commissioned 2d Lt. on 23 Jan. ‘26; transferred to WNG Reserve ca. 25 Jan. ‘27; received an educational bonus; graduated Stout Institute in ‘28; instructor at West Allis Vocational School ca. ‘29; married Eleanor T. in Jun. ‘29; received his DSC 30 Nov. ‘29; member of George Washington Post No. 2 of American Legion at Milwaukee, WI; elected secretary of the Post's “last man's club” when they organized it in '37; also served during WWII, was Capt. and Cdr. of Co. G, 1ST Wis. Inf., Wis. State Guard, at Milwaukee, WI ca. ‘41-‘42.

 

501.   

Tautges, Jacob

Private First Class, U.S. Army

Company D, 121TH Machinegun Battalion, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:

General Orders:

Born: 28 September 1889

Hometown: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Death: 11 January 1978

Interred: Saint Charles’ Cemetery, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

 

Son of Joseph H. ‘Joe’ and Minnie Tautges, father NoK, 390 Morris St., Fond du Lac, WI (findagrave.com and other references list parents as August William and Theresa Ertl Tautges); married Rachel M. DuFrane at Fond du Lac, WI, on 25 Jun. '19, father of 3; son Armand served during WWII; worked at Gambles’ Warehouse and Gurney Refrigeration Co.; resided at 75 N. Lincoln Ave., Fond du Lac, WI, ca. '69, when they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

 

502.   

Taylor, James A.

Private First Class, U.S. Army

Company M, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with bronze star

Citation: As runner between the post of command of the company and those of the advanced platoons, he kept up the liaison day and night exposed to the direct fire of enemy machine guns and artillery.”

General Orders: Order No. 14.383 "D," 15 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born:

Hometown: Lowell, Michigan

 

Enlisted in Michigan National Guard.

 

503.   

Taylor, William

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:

 

504.   

*Teichler, John Carl

Sergeant, 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 silver star

Citation: “Although severely wounded during a combat near Cierges on July [31], 1918, he displayed extraordinary heroism, abnegation and endurance in attempting to bring a wounded comrade to the rear. Was killed in the accomplishment of this task.”

General Orders: Order No. 12.373 "D," 15 December 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: 26 November 1892 at Menominee, Michigan

Hometown: Menominee, Michigan

Death: 31 July 1918

Interred: Riverside Cemetery, Menominee, Michigan

Status: KIA

 

He enlisted in Co. L, 33D Mich. Inf., Michigan National Guard, at Menominee, MI ca. '10; re-enlisted 29 Jun. '16; served during Mexican Border Crisis; SN 263816; assigned to Co. L when 125TH Inf. was organized; landed at Brest, France 24 Feb. '18; also earned Distinguished Service Cross; also bestowed with the green and red ribbon of the French Republic; brother 2d Lt. Alfred L. also served in the Army.

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505.   

Thalke, Max Paul

Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company I, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:

General Orders:

Born: circa August 1895 at Aurora, Illinois or Wisconsin

Hometown: Menasha, Wisconsin

 

Son of William and Mary (Marie) Thalke, German immigrants, mother NoK, 469 Manitowoc St., Menasha, WI; enlisted in Co. I, 1ST Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Neenah, WI; was Pvt. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; brother William, WNG, served in same unit; assigned to Co. I, 128TH Inf. (127TH Inf.) when 32D Div. was organized; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 30 Aug. '18 near Juvigny, led his platoon under heavy fire and administered first aid to and evacuated wounded Soldiers; WIA, listed on 5 Nov. '18 casualty list; received his Croix de Guerre ca. 10 May '19 at Camp Grant, IL.

 

506.   

Thibeau, Jean A.

Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army

Company B, 107TH Engineer Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action: 30 - 31 August 1918

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with silver star

Citation: “At Juvigny during the night of 30-31 August 1918, he commanded a squad of eight engineer soldiers employed as litter bearers. For twelve hours with extraordinary bravery under intense machine-gun fire he administered first aid not only to the men in the most advanced positions of his own sector but extended his work of devotion even into 'No Man's Land,' where he rescued many wounded.”

General Orders: Order No. 14.517 "D," 16 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: 8 August 1889 at Michigan

Hometown: Dollar Bay, Michigan

Death: 12 November 1965

Interred: Arlington National Cemetery

 

Promoted to Mstr. Engr.; married Josephine Piche, father of 1; resided on Vetter St., Lake Linden, MI at '40 census.

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507.   

*Thomas, Walter E.

Private First Class, U.S. Army

Company K, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:

General Orders:

Born: circa 1897

Hometown: Palmyra or Sullivan, Wisconsin

Death: 10 November 1918

Interred:

Status: KIA

 

Namesake of Walter Thomas Post No. 304 of American Legion at Palmyra, WI.

 

508.   

*Thompson, Orrie G.

Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company C, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action: 1 August 1918

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with palm

Citation: “He displayed great bravery during the attack of a wood near Cierges on August 1, 1918. Aided by one comrade he outflanked the position of a machine-gun nest which was decimating the American line and in spite of a violent fire crossed an open space, reached the objective, killed the gunners and captured the piece.”

General Orders: Order No. 12.335 "D," 15 December '18, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: 15 March 1898 at Bangor, Michigan

Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan

Death: 20 October 1918

Interred: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

Status: DW

 

He enlisted in Michigan National Guard at Kalamazoo, MI on 19 Jun. '16; served during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Co. C when 126TH Inf. was organized; WIA 18 Oct. '18 at Argonne Forest; DW 20 Oct. '18; also earned Distinguished Service Cross.

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509.   

Thomson, Daniel Duke (Thompson)

Captain, U.S. Army

Headquarters, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:

General Orders:

Born: 28 October 1893 at Kentucky

Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky

Death: 21 April 1970 at California

Interred: Victor Valley Memorial Park, Victorville, California

 

He attended Central U. of Ky., freshman ca. '13; Capt. in Officers' Reserve Corps; assigned Aide-de-Camp to Maj. Gen. William G. Haan, 32D Div.; rode to France on USS George Washington; earned Silver Star Citation for his actions 14 Oct. '18 near Romagne; also earned Div. Citation, which was likely basis for Silver Star Citation; also earned Croix de Guerre; brother Capt. Robert R. also served; Maj. in Officers' Reserve Corps and resided at 700 W. Main St., Louisville, KY, ca. '20; married Constance Eugenia Smith on 18 May '20, father of at least 1; also served during WWII; attained rank of Lt. Col.; president of Axton-Fisher Tobacco Co.

 

510.   

Thomson, Jerrold B. (Thompson)

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company L, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 4 August 1918, presumed
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with gilt star

Citation: “Struck by a shell fragment he refused to remain at the rear and placed himself at the disposition of his captain to resume his role as guide.”

General Orders: Order No. 12.334 "D," 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 1898
Hometown: Muskegon, Michigan

Death: 19 September 1924 at Seattle, Washington

Interred: Fort Lawton Cemetery, Seattle, Washington

 

He was telegraph editor at Muskegon Chronicle; he and fellow employee Merle H. Smith enlisted in Co. G, 32D Mich. Inf., Michigan National Guard, at Muskegon, MI ca. 13 Jul. '17; assigned to Co. L, 126TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; earned Silver Star Citation for his actions 4 Aug. '18 on the Vesle River (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 4 Aug., when he was WIA); also 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; his former co-worker, Sgt. Merle H. Smith, has been MIA since 28 Aug. '18; married Ada A. Millard 10 Jan. '20.

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511.   

Thrall, Henry G. ‘Harry’

Private, U.S. Army

Company E, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action: 4 August 1918

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with silver star

Citation: “On August 4, 1918, at Fismes although seriously wounded he displayed the greatest bravery and a high sense of duty in refusing first aid and in delivering his message at its destination.”

General Orders: Order No. 12.373 "D," 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: circa 1889 at Dunningville, Michigan

Hometown: Dunningville, Michigan

 

Son of Joseph and Marry Ann Thrall, mother NoK, Allegan, MI; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 4 Aug. '18 near Fismes, severely WIA, shrapnel to leg, while delivering a message to battalion headquarters, he refused medical treatment until the he delivered the message.

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512.   

Tice, Stuart P.

Private, 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 bronze star

Citation: “At the attack of July 31, 1918, near Cierges he displayed great courage and an absolute indifference to danger in going out in front of the line and bringing in a wounded comrade to put him under shelter.”

General Orders: Order No. 12.372 "D," 16 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: circa 1900 at Michigan

Hometown: Croswell, Michigan

 

NoK Mrs. Minnie Tice, Richmond, MI; served with Co. L or Co. I, 125TH Inf.; earned Silver Star Citation for his actions 31 Jul. '18 on the Vesle River, rescued wounded comrade under heavy machinegun 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 31 Jul., as stated in Croix de Guerre citation); WIA, listed on 25 Nov. '18 casualty list; married Evelyn, father of 2; resided on Broad Ave., Leonia, NJ at '40 census; cdr. of Post No. 1 of American Legion at Leonia, NJ; worked for Finance Division, U.S. Army, at Vienna, Austria ca. '49; cdr. of Blue Danube Post No. 1 of American Legion at Vienna, Austria ca. '49 (it was organized in Jun. '48).

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513.   

Tindall, Philip

First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army

Company G, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed: Likely awarded for his actions 2 Oct. ’18.

General Orders:

Born: 20 August 1878 or 1877 at Washington, D.C.

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Death: March 1965

 

Father William Tindall, NoK, District Bldg., Washington, D.C.; father served as Pvt. in Co. G, 1ST Del. Inf. during Civil War; graduated George Washington U. Law School in '98; practiced law in Washington, D.C.; moved to Seattle, WA (hometown) ca. '05 and practiced law; resided at 1718 E. Pine St., Seattle, WA; enlisted as Pvt. in Co. L, 2D Wash. Inf., Washington National Guard, at Seattle, WA; served during Mexican Border Crisis; was Sgt. in same unit by the time it mobilized 5 Aug. '17; assigned to 161ST Inf. when 41ST Div. was organized; landed in France Dec. '17; completed Officers' Training School at Gondrecourt and commissioned 2d Lt. ca. Mar. '18; returned to 161ST Inf. to newly arrived Soldiers (41ST Div. was designated a replacement unit); he requested transfer to a combat unit and was assigned to Co. K, 126TH Inf. on 12 Sep. '18; transferred to Co. D, 126TH Inf. on 19 Sep. '18; assigned cdr. of Co. G, 126TH Inf. on 27 Sep. '18; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 2 Oct. '18 near Gesnes, continued to lead his company in the attack even though severely WIA by shrapnel in the shoulder, reluctantly evacuated, nearly unconscious, the next day after objective was secured; evacuated to hosp.; returned to U.S. in Sep. '18 for continued med. care at Washington, D.C. hosp.; listed as DD on 17 Dec. '18 casualty list; listed as “Wounded Severely, Previously Reported Died of Disease” on 20 Dec. '18 casualty list; temp. assigned to War Dept. Claims Board while continuing med. care in D.C.; discharged ca. Nov. '19; elected to Seattle city council in '20, served until '32.

 

514.   

*Togstad, Morris O.

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army

Headquarters Company, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:

General Orders:

Born: 1897

Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin

Death: 10 November 1918

Interred: Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wisconsin

Status: KIA

 

He was assigned to sports desk at Wis. State Journal ca. 24 Apr. '15, also worked for Madison Democrat at some point; enlisted in Co. G, 1ST Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Madison, WI; served with HQ Co., 127TH Inf.; earned battlefield commission; Aisne-Marne; Oise-Aisne; Meuse-Argonne; KIA 10 Nov. (11 Nov.) '18 by shellfire at Breyville [sp.] at age 21; listed as MIA for a while; he was the last Madison, WI Soldier killed in the war; namesake of Morris O. Togstad Chap. No. 2 of DAV, later renamed Togstad-Glenn; S. Sgt. Victor S. Glenn, WNG, Co. G, 128TH Inf., was the 1st Soldier from Madison, WI killed in WWII; Togstad Glenn is a street in Madison, WI also named in honor of both of these men.

 

515.   

Tolkren, William

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:

 

516.   

Touton, Forrest (Forest) Cedric

Sergeant, U.S. Army

Headquarters Company, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:

General Orders:

Born: 27 March 1895

Hometown: Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

Death: 14 May 1965

Interred: Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

 

He graduated Fort Atkinson H. S. in '14; attended U. of Wis., freshman ca. '15; attended Lawrence College ca. '16; married Grace Redella Hannah, father of 3; resided on Whitewater Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI ca. '23; resided at 9 South St., Fort Atkinson, WI at '40 census; son David served in Navy during WWII.

 

517.   

Tremain, John

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: 22 May 1888 at Michigan

Hometown: Deer River, Minnesota

Death: 4 October 1992

Interred: Pine Ridge Cemetery, Deer River, Minnesota

 

Son John and Rosina Tremain, father NoK; family resided at Charlevoix Co., MI at '00 census and moved to MN prior to '10 census; severely WIA, listed on 6 Oct. '18 casualty list; earned Purple Heart.

 

518.   

Trimble, Clarke (Clark) R. (A.)

Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company E, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with bronze star

Citation: “Cognizant of the danger which he ran to accomplish his mission he voluntarily and successfully carried an important message over a terrain observed and constantly swept by the enemy.”

General Orders: Order No. 14.251 "D," 12 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born:

Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan

 

He attended Mich. Agricultural College ca. '19-'22.

 

519.   

*Turley, Clarence Lonnie

Corporal, U.S. Army

Company I, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:

General Orders:

Born: 13 November 1894 at Marion, or elsewhere in Crittenden Co., Kentucky

Hometown: Pasco, Washington

Death: 30 August 1918

Interred: Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, also memorialized at Piney Fork Cemetery, Piney Fork, Kentucky

Status: DW

 

Also earned Distinguished Service Cross, posthumously, Silver Star Citation, and Purple Heart.

 

520.   

Uhl, Thomas J.

First Lieutenant (Artillery), U.S. Army

Battery B, 120TH Field Artillery Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:

General Orders:

Born: 27 September 1888 (1890) at Pana, Illinois

Hometown: Springfield, Illinois

Death: 5 April 1979 at University Park, Texas

Interred: Calvary Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Dallas, Texas

 

Resided at 829 S. 4th St., Springfield, IL; worked as a bookkeeper; member of Knights of Columbus, Springfield Council No. 364; entered service at Springfield, IL on 27 Aug. '17; completed Second Officers' Training Camp, Ft. Sheridan, IL; sailed for France aboard USS Philadelphia on 27 Dec. '17; assigned to 232D French FA; transferred to Btry. B, 120TH FA Regt.; Veho, Alsace, Aisne-Marne, Fismes, Soissons, Juvigny, Terny-Sorny, Avecourt, Meuse-Argonne; WIA, gassed; earned Croix de Guerre, earned it or received it on 8 Apr. '18(?) (if date is accurate he likely earned it while assigned to French arty.); earned U.S. citation after Juvigny, earned or received it 2 Sep. '18; promoted 1st Lt. ca. 19 Oct. '18; discharged at Camp Grant, IL on 17 May '19; brother, Sgt. Victor A., served with 23D FA Regt.; married Genevieve, father of Robert V.; son was Sgt. in 5TH Marine Div., died 14 Mar. '45 at Iwo Jima, earned Silver Star.

 

521.   

*Vibbert, Edward Thomas

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 palm

Citation: “Near Sergy on July 31, 1918, he was mortally wounded while carrying a message to a unit in the front line.” The officer he delivered the message to was Lt. Robert Horine, also from Co. M and the Corunna, MI area.

General Orders: Order No. 12.335 "D," 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: 23 December 1894 at Brockport, Pennsylvania

Hometown: Corunna, Michigan

Death: 31 July 1918

Interred: Oise-Aisne American Cemetery; also memorialized at Pine Tree Cemetery, Corunna, Michigan

Status: KIA

 

He enlisted in Co. G, 33D Mich. Inf., Michigan National Guard, at Owosso, MI in Jun. '17; SN 242283 or 263983; also earned Distinguished Service Cross.

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522.   

Vieau, Manuel P.

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 bronze star

Citation: “On August 29, 1918, near Juvigny, he accompanied the French tanks until they were destroyed. He then joined the nearest company, continuing to fight under the most violent fire.”  His hometown newspaper stated, “Young Vieau was a sergeant in the second intelligence section, and when Lieutenant Jenkinson was wounded he was placed in command, and led the French tank advance in an all day’s engagement winning the objective, the railroad track, that uprooted the Germans from their very strong position on the hill.”

General Orders: Order No. 14.383 "D," 15 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: 12 August 1887 at Michigan

Hometown: Cheboygan, Michigan

Death: March 1971 at Bay County, Michigan

Interred: Calvary Cemetery Chapel of the Resurrection, Cheboygan, Michigan

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523.   

Vissillo, Isidore (Isadore, Isidoro) (Vissilo)

Private First Class, U.S. Army

Company A, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action: 1 August or 5 October 1918, likely the former, when he earned Silver Star Citation.

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with gilt star

Citation: “Although severely wounded he bravely continued to transport the wounded under a violent fire until all had been taken to the first aid station.”

General Orders: Order No. 12.334 "D," 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: 1892 at Italy

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

 

He earned Silver Star Citation for his actions 1 Aug. '18 on the Vesle River, volunteered to remain with 7 wounded comrades under heavy fire when unit was forced to withdraw; WIA 1 Aug. '18 near Cierges; WIA 5 Oct. '18; earned Div. Citation, likely basis for Silver Star Citation; married Diana, father of 1; resided at Detroit,  MI at '40 census.

 

524.   

Vonk, Cornelius J.

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: “He voluntarily exposed himself on open ground swept by the artillery and machine guns in order to regain contact with the nearest American units. He thus aided his unit to advance and resume its place on the line.”

General Orders: Order No. 12.334 "D," 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: 1888 at Netherlands

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Death: 14 January 1938

Interred: Oakhill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

He enlisted in Michigan National Guard; earned Silver Star Citation for his actions 28 Jul. '18 on the Vesle River (the Div. didn't enter front line in that sector until evening of 29 Jul.); also earned Div. Citation, likely basis for Silver Star Citation; WIA 18 Oct. '18; married Ivy M. Van Waardhuizen; worked as a tailor at 46 Ionia Ave. NW and resided at 458 Wealthy Ave., Grand Rapids, MI ca. '22.

 

525.   

Walker, Archibald Albert

First Lieutenant (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: 5 July 1888 at Callicoon Depot, New York
Hometown: Callicoon Depot, New York

Death: 14 December 1877

Interred: Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, New York

 

At about age 15 he was resuscitated after drowning while swimming at Callicoon Depot, NY ca. 30 Jun. '04; graduated Albany Med. College in '15; entered service 17 Jan. '18; commissioned 1st Lt., Med. Corps; trained at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA and Camp Wadsworth, SC; assigned to Base Hosp. No. 42; overseas 16 Apr. '18; assigned to Med. Det., 128TH Inf.; Alsace, Aisne-Marne, Champagne, Meuse-Argonne; earned Croix de Guerre w/bronze star; landed in U.S. ca. 26 Mar. '19; discharged 20 May '19; married Helen Moore Drew at Brooklyn, NY in '19, father of 2.

 

526.   

Walker, Charles E.

Sergeant, 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:

 

527.   

Wallen, Silas (Sillas) F.

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: 9 February 1898 at Wisconsin
Hometown: Taylor, Wisconsin, presumed

Death: 11 March 1948

Interred: Bay City Cemetery, Bay City, Wisconsin

 

Married Myrtle C.; attended U. of Wis. ca. '19; worked in insurance; served as part-time Veterans Service Officer for Jackson Co., WI ca. '42-'46; elected Village President of Taylor, WI in '47; member of Carl Hanson Post No. 368 of American Legion at Taylor, WI, post cdr. ca. '37-'39.

 

528.   

*Walling, Carl Wooley

Corporal, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 147TH Field Artillery Regiment, attached to 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 30 August 1918

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed: His citation was summarized in the local newspaper thusly, “remained at an observation post under intense enemy bombardment and aided in directing the fire of the allied batteries until fatally wounded.”
General Orders:
Born: 20 August 1893 at Yamhill County, Oregon
Hometown: Portland, Oregon

Death: 30 August 1918

Interred: Mount Scott Cemetery, Portland, Oregon

Status: KIA

 

He worked as boiler maker at Willamette Iron & Steel Works, Portland, OR; enlisted in Btry. A, Oreg. FA, Oregon National Guard, in Apr. '17, shortly after war was declared; SN 139050; assigned to Btry. A, 147TH FA Regt., when 41ST Div. was organized; transferred to HQ Co., 147TH FA Regt., on 26 Aug. '18; also earned Silver Star Citation, posthumously; KIA (DW) 30 Aug. (5 Aug., 1 Sep.) '18 by shrapnel while manning an OP near Valpriez Farm, 2 km west of Juvigny, north of Soissons; parents were notified ca. 30 Sep. '18, not through official channels, but via letters his buddies had sent home to their families; mother received his Croix de Guerre, along with another Gold Star Mother, in a ceremony in Portland, OR on 8 Aug. '19.

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529.   

Walsh, Thomas E.

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

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 17 November 1900 at Ballycastle, County Mayo, Ireland
Hometown: Sparta, Michigan

Death: 17 May 1988 at Grand Rapids, Michigan

Interred:

 

Family emigrated when he was very young ; orphaned at age eight (mother died when he was seven, father died a year later); placed in St. John's Orphanage at Grand Rapids, MI; apprenticed to a farmer near Parnell, MI at age 12, but ran away to live on his own; worked for Watson Higgins Milling Co. and Pere Marquette Railroad; hometown Sparta, MI; he enlisted in Mich. NG in Apr. '17 at age 16; served with Co. C, 126TH Inf.; Alsace through Army of Occupation; may be the one mentioned in news release after Aisne-Marne who “potted two Germans from a kneeling posture at 300 yards” or it may have been Pfc. Thomas M. Walsh from HQ Co., likely the former; severely WIA, earned Purple Heart; married Beatrice Norton in '23, father of 3; president of Lane and Walsh Real Estate Co. '23-'28; owned Walsh Insurance and Real Estate '28-'32; manager of Kent Co. Airport '30-'57; member of Mich. Aeronautics Board '32-'44 (Director '41-'44; member of Mich. Aviation Commission '44-'53 (Director '44-'45); charter member and 1st cdr. of Lekstrum-Burnett Post No. 107 of American Legion at Sparta, MI; member, including chairman, of American Legion Aeronautics Committee '31-'53; member of American Legion's National Security Commission '41-'53; head of American Legion's Committee to Combat Communism for 20 years; National President of Polio Foundation in '33; State Chairman of Mich. Cancer Drive in '52; Civil Defense Director for Kent Co. ca. '56; member of 32D Div. Veteran Assn.; resided at 22 Baylis SW, Grand Rapids, MI at '40 census; his photographs, letters, and other documents are held at Grand Rapids Public Library.

 

530.   

Waltman, Wallace W. (J.)

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 29 August 1918

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with bronze star

Citation: “As a member of a combat patrol he attacked an enemy trench under a violent fire of machine guns. Was severely wounded.”
General Orders: Order No. 14.523 "D," 16 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 1898 at Michigan or Indiana
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Death: 17 September 1956

Interred: Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Michigan

 

Enlisted in Michigan National Guard; WIA 29 Aug. '18; worked as electrician and resided at 639 Livingston Ave., Grand Rapids, MI ca. '22; married Irene Kruyt, father of 2.

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531.   

Ward, Frank

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

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 2 January 1890 at Daviess, Missouri
Hometown: Cedar Falls, Iowa

Death: 16 September 1974 at Bradenton, Florida

Interred: Arlington National Cemetery

 

Married Mary Belle Nicoson in '13, father of at least 2; graduated First District Normal School, Kirksville, MO, a.k.a. Kirksville State Normal School in '11, Capt. of the Cadet Corps; taught manual training, history, athletics, at Cedar Falls, IA ca. '12-'17; attended Iowa State Teachers College ca. '16-'17; entered service in '17; completed Officers Training Camp at Camp Logan H. Roots, AR on 15 Aug. '17, assigned to 6TH Co.; commissioned Capt. ca. 15 Aug. '17; served with HQ, 32D Div.; ordered home as an instructor after 8 mos. in France; assigned acting G-2, HQ, 12TH Div., on 14 Oct. '18 at Camp Devens, MA; he may have served with AEF Siberia; served with 32D Inf.; served 19TH Inf.; assigned to 20TH Inf. at Fort Sill, OK, in '20; stationed there at least to '24.

 

532.   

Ward, William A.

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

Citation: “Having been sent out on reconnaissances during the attack of Juvigny, he passed through the enemy barrage and succeeded in bringing back accurate information.”
General Orders: Order No. 14.559 "D," 17 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born:
Hometown: Houghton, Michigan

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533.   

Ward, William Walter

Second Lieutenant (Infantry), 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: “On July 31, 1918, near Cierges, he displayed courage, endurance and fine qualities of leadership in continuing to command his unit although seriously wounded and shocked. His magnificent example inspired his men until the order to withdraw was given.”
General Orders: Order No. 12.334 "D," 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 29 March 1895 at Eureka, Kansas
Hometown: Cass City, Michigan

Death: 15 February 1956 at Tampa, Florida

Interred: Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Michigan

 

He enlisted in Co. A, 33D Mich. Inf., ‘Flint Union Blues,’ Michigan National Guard, at Flint, MI; served during Mexican Border Crisis; served with Co. E, 125TH Inf.; earned Silver Star Citation for his actions 31 Jul. '18 on the Ourcq River (1 reference states 8 Aug., but the Div. was relieved on 7 Aug.); also earned Div. Citation, likely basis for Silver Star Citation; earned Belgian Chevalier de la Ordre de la Couronne (Order of the Crown), by Royal Decree of 17 Feb. '20, “In recognition of meritorious services rendered the Allied cause.”; severely WIA, listed on 20 Dec. '18 casualty list; brother Elwin S. also served; married Myrtle Campbell, father of 2.

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534.   

Wardell, Ivan

Mechanic, 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: 16 June 1888 at West Davenport, New York
Hometown: Oneonta, New York

Death: November 1964

Interred: Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Unadilla, New York

 

Married Diadama (Diadana) Fisk at Oneonta, NY on 16 Jul. '13, father of 2, 20 Franklin St., Oneonta, NY (hometown); WIA, listed on 16 Nov. '18 casualty list; resided at Little Falls, NY at '40 census; passed away Nov. '64, resided at Shingleton, MI.

 

535.   

Watkins, William Clarence

Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with palm

Citation Needed: According to newspaper accounts, Maj. Watkins earned his Croix de Guerre for his “effective medical work under fire.”
General Orders:
Born: 24 August 1878 ('79, '80) at St. Clair, Pennsylvania, or Oconto, Wisconsin, or Wales, United Kingdom
Hometown: Oconto, Wisconsin

Death: 19 March 1941

Interred: Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto, Wisconsin

 

He graduated U. of Md. School of Medicine in '05; commissioned 1st Lt. and med. off., 2D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, ca. Jul. '14; served during Mexican Border Crisis; promoted Capt. on 1 Jul. '17; assigned to Med. Det., 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; rode to France on USS George Washington, landed 18 Feb. '18; Alsace, Aisne-Marne, Champagne, Aisne, Meuse-Argonne; 32D Div. in WW lists him as Distinguished Service Cross recipient, but I've found no other information about it; earned Silver Star Citation for his actions as Capt. and med. off. on 31 Aug. '18 near Juvigny; Croix de Guerre awarded on 25 Apr. '19; WIA, earned wound chevron; promoted Maj. 1 Dec. '18; sailed for US on 5 May '19; discharged on 20 May '19; Maj. in HQ, 135TH Med. Regt. when it received federal recognition ca. Jul. '21 during post-war reorganization of WNG; promoted Lt. Col. in WNG Reserve on 15 Mar. '28; ca. Jul. '29 he was again serving with 135TH Med. Regt.; married Bessie; resided at 415 Michigan Ave., Oconto, WI ca. '22; resided at 558 Main St., Oconto, WI at 1940 census.

536.   

Watt, William

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:

 

537.   

Waugh, William Newman

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: Sgt. Waugh was recommended for Croix de Guerre by his co. cdr. for “repeated acts of bravery.”
General Orders:
Born: 4 July 1899 at Wisconsin
Hometown: South Beloit, Illinois

Death: 17 June 1969

Interred: Pinnacle Hill Cemetery, Roscoe, Illinois

 

He earned Silver Star Citation for his actions 5 Oct. '18 near Tronsot Farm, France; commissioned at some point, he was 2d Lt. in HQ, 1ST Inf. ca. '20 during post-war reorganization of Wisconsin National Guard; transferred to WNG Reserve 30 Jun. '23; officer in DAV Post at Beloit, WI in '20s; married Nellie Kaehler, father of 6; resided at Roscoe, IL at '40 census; worked at war industry plant at Beloit, WI ca. '42; son Robert J. served in Army Air Force/USAF in WWII, Korea, Vietnam; son William R. served in Navy during WWII; son Donald E. served in Army during Korea and Vietnam; son Russell E. served in Navy.

 

538.   

*Webster, Leroy P. ‘Roy’

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 4 August 1918
Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with palm

Citation: “On 4 August 1918, near Ville-Savoye he reorganized his unit with magnificent coolness and marched it forward under a violent fire. Although severely wounded by a shell fragment he gave the necessary orders to his successor. By his fine example of bravery and endurance he inspired his men with new courage.”
General Orders: Order No. 12.335 "D," 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born:
Hometown: Grand Haven, Michigan

Death: 4 August 1918

Interred: Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

Status: KIA

 

Mother Mrs. Mary C. Webster, NoK, Grand Haven, MI; also had ties to Chicago, IL; moved to Grand Haven ca. ’16; was Cpl. in Co. F, 32D Mich. Inf., Michigan National Guard, Grand Haven, MI when mobilized; assigned to Co. L, 126TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; while at Camp MacArthur, passed entrance examination for admission to USMA at West Point, denied admission because he was a few months over the age limit; promoted to Sgt. shortly after landing in France; earned Silver Star Citation, posthumously, for his actions 4 Aug. '18 on the Vesle (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 4 Aug., as stated in Croix de Guerre citation); recommended for Distinguished Service Cross by Capt. George L. Olsen for his actions at Aisne-Marne, some references state he was awarded it, posthumously; KIA 4 Aug. '18; mother was not notified until 23 Dec. '18; not listed in 32D Div. in WW as a casualty but Croix de Guerre is listed.

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539.   

Wedvick, Paul Michal (Michael) John

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: 28 December 1890 at Norway
Hometown: Stoughton, Wisconsin, presumed

Death: 8 July 1985 at Stoughton, Wisconsin

Interred: Floral Lawn Cemetery, South Beloit, Illinois

 

Married Amanda Clarenson, father of 1; resided at Dunkirk, WI at '40 census.

 

540.   

*Weine, William Fredrich

First Lieutenant (Infantry), 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 silver star

Citation: “Although severely wounded during the operations to force the passage of the Ourcq on July 30, 1918, he displayed bravery and uncommon spirit in assembling his men to continue the attack before consenting to be evacuated.”

General Orders: Order No. 12.373 "D," 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: 1894 at Alpena, Michigan

Hometown: Alpena, Michigan

Death: circa October 1918

Interred: Evergreen Cemetery, Alpena, Michigan

Status: KIA

 

Son of Paul Adolph and Amelia J. Weine, father NoK, 315 Oldfield St., Alpena, MI; likely Michigan National Guard; served with Co. M, 125TH Inf.; earned Distinguished Service Cross, posthumously, for his actions 31 Jul. '18 as 1st Lt. near the Cierges River, continued to lead his unit after being seriously WIA in the abdomen; also earned Belgian Ordre de la Couronne (chevalier) “In recognition of meritorious services rendered the Allied cause.”; KIA (DW) ca. Oct. '18, listed on 21 Nov. '18 casualty report; listed as severely WIA on 31 Aug. '18 casualty report; brother 2d Lt. Richard H. may have also been Mich. NG, served with Co. L, 60TH Inf., and was WIA 12 Oct. '18, during same battle in which William was killed; namesake of William F. Weine Post No. 65 of American Legion at Alpena, MI; not listed in 32D Div. in WW as a casualty or DSC recipient, his Croix de Guerre is listed.

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541.   

Weir, Orville Hagen

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 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: “In the course of the combat near Cierges on July 31, 1918, he constantly encouraged his men to hold fast in spite of heavy losses, thus displaying his courage and his qualities as a leader. He took command of the platoon after its commander had been wounded.”

General Orders: Order No. 12.372 "D," 16 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 21 August 1895 at Detroit, Michigan
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Death: 1 February 1972

Interred:

 

He earned Silver Star Citation for his actions 31 Jul. '18 (some transcripts of citation list date as 18 Aug., the Div. was not on the front line 7-27 Aug., actual date is more likely 31 Jul., as stated in Croix de Guerre citation, or maybe 28 Aug.); delegate to Paris caucus for creation of American Legion 15-17 Mar. '19; married Lillian Mary Alexander at Detroit, MI on 1 Jan. '20, father of 7; resided at 12734 Omaha, Detroit, MI at '40 census.

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542.   

Weller, Elmer George

Private, 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 telephone lines under an intense bombardment and thus on several occasions kept open the indispensable communications between the regiments of infantry and artillery.

General Orders: Order No. 14.517 "D," 16 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 25 September 1898 at Michigan
Hometown: Milan, Michigan

Death: 4 February 1969

Interred: Marble Park Cemetery, Milan, Michigan

 

543.   

*Wescott, Ira L.

Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company M, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with bronze star

Citation: “As a member of a combat patrol he attacked an enemy trench under a violent fire of machine guns. Was severely wounded.”

General Orders: Order No. 14.523 "D," 16 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: circa 1896 at Byron Center, Michigan

Hometown: Grandville, Michigan

Death: 9 October 1918

Interred: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

Status: KIA

 

He enlisted in Co. M or Co. I, 32D Mich. Inf., Michigan National Guard, at Grand Rapids, MI; also earned Distinguished Service Cross; last name may have been Westcott.

 

544.   

*Westnedge, Joseph Burchnall

Colonel, U.S. Army
126TH 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: “Between the Ourcq and the Vesle from July 31 to August 6, 1918, he displayed great qualities as a leader and great coolness under fire and largely contributed to the success of the operations of his brigade.”
General Orders: Order No. 12.335 "D," 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 16 August 1872 at Kalamazoo, Michigan
Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan

Death: 29 November 1918 at Base Hospital No. 11 at Nantes

Interred: Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Status: DD

 

He attended Kalamazoo College, prominent football player; worked at Kalamazoo Paper Co., later asst. manager at Western Board and Paper Co.; enlisted in Co. C, 2D Mich. Inf., Michigan National Guard, on 12 Feb. '94; promoted Cpl. 25 Mar. '95; promoted Sgt. 8 Mar. '96; commissioned 2d Lt. 3 May '97; promoted 1st Lt. 22 Oct. '97; volunteered for Spanish-American War, promoted Capt. and cdr. of Co. C, 32D Mich. Inf. 26 Apr. '98; brother, Lt. Richard B., served during the war asst. surgeon, 3D Inf. (U.S.) and DD 10 Jun. '99 at Manila, Philippines; after the war, reverted to 1st Lt. with Co. C, 2D Mich. Inf.; promoted Capt. and cdr. of Co. C, 2D Mich. Inf. 30 Jul. '99; promoted Maj., 2D Mich. Inf., 5 Aug. '01; elected 1st cdr. of Richard B. Westnedge Camp No. 16, United Spanish War Veterans of Kalamazoo in '04; promoted Lt. Col., 2D Mich. Inf. 17 Jan. '11; 2D Mich. Inf. redesignated 32D Mich. Inf. on 22 Apr. '15; served during Mexican Border Crisis; promoted Col. and cdr. of 32D Mich. Inf. on 16 Jan. (7 Feb.) '17; cdr. of 126TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; designated Commander of Troops aboard USS President Grant for trip to France; earned Distinguished Service Medal, posthumously, for his skillful command of the Regt. from its organization until his hospitalization (many references state DSC, 32D Div. in WW lists him as recipient of DSC and DSM, I haven't found any official information about DSC); earned Silver Star Citation, posthumously; earned a 32D Div. Citation, but that was likely the basis for the Silver Star Citation; WIA, gassed, at some point; on 6 or 7 Nov. '18, after several days of urging by Regt. Surgeon and other officers, he was admitted to hosp. for “severe cold, aggravated by gas burns of the lungs, had brought on bronchitis and kindred diseases that made it imperative that he receive medical attention without delay”; evacuated to Base Hosp. No. 11 at Nantes on 11 Nov. '18; DD 29 Nov. '18, “pneumonia and other complications induced by gas burns”; the highest ranking casualty of the Div.; namesake of Joseph B. Westnedge Post No. 36 of American Legion at Kalamazoo, MI; wife was elected 1st president of the Post's Women’s Auxiliary; Kalamazoo's West St. and an old cemetery on that street were renamed Westnedge Ave. and Westnedge Park in honor of him and his brother in '20; his mother was elected 1st president of Kalamazoo Co. Chapter War Mothers of America on 30 Aug. '18.

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545.   

Weyandt, Alfred J. ‘Al’

Corporal, U.S. Army

Company I, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with bronze star

Citation Needed:

General Orders:

Born: 29 October 1896 at Matchwood, Michigan

Hometown: Brule, Wisconsin

Death: 8 November 1941 at Brule, Wisconsin

Interred: Iron River City Cemetery, Iron River, Wisconsin

 

Son of Alfred Spang and Anna Mae (Denny) Weyandt, father NoK, 412 Cass Ave., Allouez, WI; earned; WIA, listed on 3 Dec. '18 casualty list; brother Rollo B. served in Navy during the war; married Lucille Molly Lyons, father of at least 1.

 

546.   

Wheat, Harry Ray

Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army

125TH Infantry Regiment (Attached), 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:

General Orders:

Born: 16 August 1887 at North Groton, New Hampshire

Hometown: Springfield, Massachusetts

Death: 25 July 1983

Interred: Longmeadow Cemetery, Longmeadow, Massachusetts

 

Son of Sylvester and Mary Louise (Merrill) Wheat, mother NoK, 1911 Massachusetts Ave., North Cambridge, MA; graduated Tufts College Med. School in '13; practiced medicine at 175 State St., Springfield, MA (hometown); joined Med. Reserve Corps in Jul. '17; reported to Army Med. School in Washington, D.C. for initial training; served 6 mos. at Alderhay Hosp., Liverpool, England; served 2 mos. at hosp. at Oxford; then sent to France and assigned to 125TH Inf.; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions as 1st Lt. 1-6 Aug. '18 from Sergy to Mont St. Martin; Capt. and Med. Off. in Officers Reserve Corps after the war; married Alice Ormsbee, father of 2; resided at 5 Maden Brock Rd., Longmeadow, Hampden, MA at 1940 census.

 

547.   

Wheeler, Leland E.

First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army

Company A, 126TH 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: Although wounded, he insisted on retaining command of his unit. He refused all first aid and did not quit his platoon until it had attained its objective.”

General Orders: Order No. 14.438 "D," 15 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: 1895 at Michigan

Hometown: Coldwater, Michigan

Death: 1976

Interred: Oak Grove Cemetery, Coldwater, Michigan

 

He was 2d Lt. in Michigan National Guard when mobilized 15 Jul. '17; assigned to Co. A, 126TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; promoted 1st Lt. on 15 Nov. '17; attended First Army Corps School 29 Apr.-4 Jun. '18; WIA 29 Aug. '18 near Juvigny; returned to duty 27 Nov. '18; transferred to III Corps on 2 Apr. '19; served in post-war Mich. NG; 1st Lt. in Co. A, 126TH Inf. at Coldwater, MI, when it received federal recognition 23 Feb. '21 during post-war reorganization of 32D Div.; attained rank of Lt. Col. (cemetery monument implies he retired from Regular Army, AUS); married Esther E., father of 3; resided at Batavia, MI at '40 census.

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548.   

Whitman, Guy W.

Private First Class, U.S. Army

Company F, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:

General Orders:

Born: 1898 at Shawano, Wisconsin or Leslie, Michigan

Hometown: Shawano, Wisconsin

Death: 19 September 1935

Interred: Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin

 

Son of Norman Christopher ‘Christian’ ‘Christ’ and Maude Amelia (Arman) Whitman, mother NoK, 531 Outagamie St., Appleton, WI; enlisted in Co. F, 4TH Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Shawano, WI on 10 Apr. '17; assigned to Co. F, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 4-20 Oct. '18 as message runner near Gesnes; received his Croix de Guerre on 16 Mar. '19; received his DSC ca. 13 Apr. '19; discharged 18 May '19; married Ida Adams at Appleton, WI on 25 Jun. '25; resided at 920 W. Lawrence St., Appleton, WI.

 

549.   

Williams, Charles Robert

Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army

Headquarters Troop, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:

General Orders:

Born: 19 September 1870 at Rio, Wisconsin

Hometown: Camp Douglas, Wisconsin

Death: 15 September 1926 at Camp Douglas, Wisconsin

Interred: Volk Field-Camp Williams Memorial Cemetery, Camp Douglas, Wisconsin

 

He enlisted in Wisconsin National Guard in 1888; Capt. and QM, 3D Wis. Inf. during Spanish-American War; promoted Maj. on 2 Apr. '97; State QM for WI when mobilized 15 Jul. '17; promoted Lt. Col. on 13 Jul. '17 at Camp Douglas, WI; assigned Asst. Div. QM when 32D Div. was organized; succeeded Lt. Col. Hjalmer Erickson as Div. QM shortly after arrival in France, after Lt. Col. Erickson was assigned a command; his son, Pvt. Robert W. Williams, WNG, served with 64TH Inf. Bde. HQ and DD 11 Mar. '18; evacuated to hosp., illness, when Div. was halted at the Saar River from 23 Nov.-1 Dec. '18; also earned Div. Citation; landed in New York ca. 2 Mar. '19; released from active duty 18 Apr. '19; assigned U.S. Property and Disbursing Officer for WI 16 Sep. '19, resigned 17 Jun. '26 due to ill health; the Wisconsin Military Reservation, generically referred to as Camp Douglas due to its proximity to that town, was named Camp Williams in his honor in '27.

 

550.   

Williams, Clarence M.

Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army

125TH Infantry Regiment (Attached), 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action: 31 July - 7 August 1918

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with palm

Citation: “During the operations between the Ourcq and the Vesle, from July 31 to August 7, 1918, he commanded the first-aid station close to the front line. His devotion to the wounded, his heroic self-sacrifice and his untiring activity saved a great number of lives.”

General Orders: Order No. 12.335 "D," 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: 25 December 1874 at Mumby, Michigan

Hometown: Alpena, Michigan

Death: 11 December 1928

Interred: Evergreen Cemetery, Alpena, Michigan

 

Married Clara Hoey; graduated U. of Mich., med., in '01; completed several courses at Johns Hopkins U. ca. '15-'16; joined Med. Reserve Corps; stationed at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN ca. '17; transferred to Camp MacArthur, TX ca. Nov. '17; served with 125TH Inf.; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 31 Jul-1, 2, & 3-7 Aug. '18 between the Ourcq River and the Vesle River, maintained an advanced dressing station during heavy fighting and under heavy artillery and machinegun fire; elected vice-president of Mich. State Med. Society 27 May '20.

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551.   

Williams, Pontiac J., Jr.

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 gilt star

Citation: “On July 31, 1918, near Cierges he volunteered to go out in front of our lines to bring in a wounded soldier. Wounded in the face, he displayed much courage and endurance in persisting in the execution of his mission and in bringing his man through a violent artillery fire.”

General Orders: Order No. 12.334 "D," 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: ca 1896 or 1899 at Hart, Michigan

Hometown: Bay Shore, Michigan

 

Native American, Ottawa, great-grandson of Chief Pontiac; son of John and Nancy (Pontiac) Williams, many references list him as Jr. for some reason; NoK Mrs. Mary Chingman, aunt, R. F. D. 1, Bay Shore, MI; enlisted at Detroit, MI; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 31 Jul. '18 at Hill 212, near Sergy, went forward to rescue a wounded message runner, he succeeded, even though he was severely WIA, shot in the face, during the event; some references imply he earned more than 1 wound chevron; listed on 16 Oct. '18 casualty list; married Rosemary; resided at Cold Springs Township, Kalkaska Co., MI at 1940 census.

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552.   

Williston, Bert

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:

 

553.   

Wilpolt, Louis Elmer

Sergeant, 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 Needed:

General Orders:

Born: 22 March 1896 at Hollandtown or Town of Buchanan, Wisconsin

Hometown: Kaukauna, Wisconsin

Death: 2 May 1941 at Veterans Hospital at Wood, Wisconsin

Interred: Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

He enlisted in Wisconsin National Guard, “with the Kaukauna volunteer company”; served with Co. H, 128TH Inf.; WIA, listed on 10 Oct. '18 casualty list; earned Purple Heart; 2 brothers also served, Albert in Navy and John 'Jack' in Canadian army; married Gladys Ruth Brewster on 9 Sep. '19, father of 3; worked as a tinsmith for Haas Hardware Co. in Kaukauna and the Chicago & North Western (C&NW) railway; started with Kaukauna Fire Dept. in Mar. '34; member of VFW and past commander of American Legion Post No. 41, at Kaukauna; resided at 807 Desnoyer St., Kaukauna, WI.

 

554.   

Wilson, Guy M.

Major (Infantry), U.S. Army

2D Battalion, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with palm

Citation: “During the advance from Courmont to Mont-St.-Martin from July 31 to August 4, 1918, he inspired all his men with confidence by the sound judgment he displayed during the attack.”

General Orders: Order No. 12.335 "D," 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: 29 November 1875, or1876, at Forest Beach in Emmett County or Thetford or Forest Township in Genesee County, Michigan

Hometown: Flint, Michigan

Death: 16 August 1936 at his home in Flint, Michigan

Interred: Glenwood Cemetery, Flint, Michigan

 

Wilson, Guy M.

Major (Infantry), U.S. Army

2D Battalion, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with palm

Citation: “An officer of admirable courage and devotion who, for five days, victoriously led his battalion to the attack on very strongly defended enemy positions between the Marne and Vesle.”

General Orders: Order No. 16.047 "D," 13 April 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: 29 November 1875, or1876, at Forest Beach in Emmett County or Thetford or Forest Township in Genesee County, Michigan

Hometown: Flint, Michigan

Death: 16 August 1936 at his home in Flint, Michigan

Interred: Glenwood Cemetery, Flint, Michigan

 

He graduated Flint H. S. in '93; graduated U. of Mich. with law deg. in '96; returned to Flint to practice law; served as police commissioner and secretary of School Board; enlisted in Co. A, 3D Mich. Inf., Michigan National Guard, on 24 Jul. '99 and mobilized with them at Orchard Lake; Cpl. on 20 Nov. '99; Sgt. on 3 Jul. '00, 1st Sgt. later that year; 1st Lt. on 17 Jul. '02; Capt. on 24 or 26 Jul. '04; Maj. on 28 Aug. '11; mobilized for Mexican Border Crisis in cmd. of a bn. on 19 Jun. '16, served at Camp Cotton near El Paso, TX; after returning from TX, he and his bn. were sent to Fort Brady to guard the locks at Sault Ste. Marie; to Camp MacArthur, near Waco, TX with his bn. in Oct. '17; his unit became 2D Bn., 125TH Inf. when the 32D Div. was organized; sailed for France 10 Feb. '18; earned Distinguished Service Cross; also earned Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur (French Legion of Honor), by Presidential Decree of 5 May '19; seriously WIA on 29 Aug. '18 near Juvigny, shrapnel wound to the head; returned to duty on 1 Nov. '18; assumed temp. cmd. of 126TH Inf. on 19 Nov. 19 and led it on march to the Rhine; Lt. Col. on 16 Mar. '19 and assigned as Div. Inspector; landed at NY with his old unit, 2D Bn., 125TH Inf. on 18 May ‘19; discharged 8 Jul. '19 (he had been on active duty since 19 Jun. '16); wife was Red Cross worker in Flint during the war; Lt. Col. on 23 Apr. '21; Col. on 26 Jan. '22; Brig. Gen. on 2 May '23; Maj. Gen. on 21 Jun. '26, cdr. of 32D Div. about that time.

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555.   

Wilson, Hazen P.

Private, 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: “He displayed exceptional bravery in carrying messages from his company in line to the regimental post of command through a terrible enemy fire. Knocked down on several occasions by bursting shells, he continued to carry out his mission.”

General Orders: Order No. 16.103 "D," 16 April 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: circa 1897 or 1898 at Monroe County, Michigan

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Death: 1981

 

Son of John S. and Mathilda Wilson, mother NoK, 1776 Scotten Ave., Detroit, MI; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 9 Oct. 18 as message runner near Gesnes; married, father of at least 2; resided at 14650 Forrer, Detroit, MI at 1940 census.

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556.   

Wilson, James McMeekan

Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army

Headquarters, 1ST Battalion, 126TH 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: 17 June 1893 at Bloomingdale, Michigan

Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan

Death: 1967

Interred: Mount Ever-Rest Memorial Park South, Kalamazoo, Michigan

 

Wilson, James McMeekan

Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army

Headquarters, 1ST Battalion, 126TH 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: 17 June 1893 at Bloomingdale, Michigan

Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan

Death: 1967

Interred: Mount Ever-Rest Memorial Park South, Kalamazoo, Michigan

 

Wilson, James McMeekan

Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army

Headquarters, 1ST Battalion, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action: 8 July 1918

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with gilt star

Citation: “After the execution of a raid he returned under the fire into the enemy lines to search the barbed wire entanglement for two members of his patrol who were missing. Although wounded he surmounted his sufferings which he endeavored to conceal and brought his two men back into our lines, where he lost consciousness.”

General Orders: Order No. 16.103 "D," 16 April 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: 17 June 1893 at Bloomingdale, Michigan

Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan

Death: 1967

Interred: Mount Ever-Rest Memorial Park South, Kalamazoo, Michigan

 

Son of Charles S. and Mary A. 'Matie' (McMeekan) Wilson; grandfather George S. Wilson served during Civil War; resided at 1120 S. West St., Kalamazoo, MI; attended Bloomingdale H. S., Kalamazoo H. S., and Parsons Business College; enlisted in Co. M, 2D Mich. Inf., Michigan National Guard, on 1 Apr. '12; served with Co. D, 32D Mich. Inf., during Mexican Border Crisis; was Sgt. in Co. C, 126TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; commissioned 2d Lt. on 4 Dec. (31 Oct.) '17 and assigned Adjutant, 1ST Bn., 126TH Inf.; sailed for France 1 Feb. '18; assigned Scout Off., 1ST Bn., 126TH Inf. on 20 Jun. '18; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 8 Jul. '18 as 2d Lt. at Ammertzwiller (Ammertzviller), near Hecken, Alsace, after returning from a raid, he went back out (with 2 of his Soldiers) and recovered 2 of his Soldiers who were MIA, seriously WIA during the event (2 bullet wounds, another bullet hit his canteen cover, where he kept grenades, none exploded), he refused treatment until he collapsed; also earned Silver Star Citation for his actions 8 Jul. '18; received is DSC 14 Aug. '18; returned to duty 19 Aug. '18; promoted 1st Lt. on 5 Sep. '18; WIA, gassed, 8 Sep. '18 at Juvigny; severely WIA 5 Oct. (15 Oct.) '18 near Romagne; returned to duty 17 Jan. '19 and transferred to Co. C, 126TH Inf.; promoted Capt. 18 Mar. '19 transferred to F. & S., HQ, 126TH Inf. on 11 Apr. '19; earned Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur (French Legion of Honor), by Presidential Decree of 11 Nov. '18; earned Belgian Chevalier de la Ordre de la Couronne (Order of the Crown) (32D Div. in WW listed “Decoration of Chevalier of the National Order,” not sure if they meant the Order of the Crown or the Order of Leopold II, both are national orders and both have degree of chevalier, I think it is the former); earned Meritorious Service Citation (likely the basis of Silver Star Citation); earned Purple Heart w/3 OLCs (received 11 Nov. '32); 1 reference states he received Croix de Guerre w/bronze star on 11 Nov., the day he received 1 of his Croix de Guerre w/palm, either they confused bronze star for gilt star or he earned 4 Croix de Guerre, I think it is the former; discharged at Camp Custer, MI 10 Jun. '19; started insurance agency in '19 (later evolved into James M. Wilson Agency, Inc. and J. M. Wilson Corp.); married Margaret I. Hoag on 17 Apr. '20, father of 3; son James M., Jr. served during WWII; 1st cdr., and likely founding member, of Joseph B. Westnedge Post No. 36 of American Legion at Kalamazoo, MI; elected to Mich. House of Representatives in '28, re-elected in '30, '32, '34.

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557.   

Wilson, Merritt B. ‘Tug’

Captain, U.S. Army
Company F, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 2 August 1918

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with gilt star

Citation: “An admirably courageous officer who at the head of 30 men penetrated the Chenet Wood where he encountered a German company supported by machine guns. Thanks to his splendid qualities as a leader, he broke up this resistance and captured the Wood. His ear-drum having been broken by the explosion of a shell he disregarded his sufferings and led his men to reinforce the left wing of the battalion, breaking the enemy attacks until nightfall.”
General Orders: Order No. 16.103 "D," 16 April 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 11 Mar. '85 at Menominee, Michigan
Hometown: Menominee, Michigan

Death: 9 June 1959

Interred: Park Cemetery, Marquette, Michigan

 

He enlisted in Co. L, 33D Mich. Inf., Michigan National Guard, at Menominee, MI in '12; served during Mexican Border Crisis; 2d Lt. in '17; assigned to Co. F when 125TH Inf. was organized; landed at Brest, France 24 Feb. '18; Alsace sector, Oise-Aisne, Fismes, Aisne-Marne, Château-Thierry, where he was WIA 5 Aug. '18; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 2 Aug. '18; cdr. of Co. H, 125TH at Meuse-Argonne, where he was WIA 9 Oct. '18; evacuated to Vitale Hosp.; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; returned to duty 11 Nov. '18 as cdr. of Co. F, 125TH Inf.; served with Army of Occupation at Harschbach, Germany; returned to U.S. 1 May '19; discharged 26 May '19 at Camp Custer.

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558.   

Wilson, Nathan Dodd

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

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 5 September 1897 at Vernon County, Wisconsin
Hometown: La Farge, Wisconsin, presumed

Death: 15 March 1989

Interred: Rockton Cemetery, Rockton, Wisconsin

 

Severely WIA, listed on 7 Oct. '18 casualty list; brothers Clarence V. and Calvin G. served during WWII; attended U. of Wis. ca. '20; married Eldora S. Stalsberg.

 

559.   

Wilson, Wendell

Private First Class, U.S. Army

Company M, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with bronze star

Citation: “As runner between the company post of command and the posts of command of the advanced platoons he kept up the liaison day and night exposed to the direct fire of enemy machine guns and artillery.”

General Orders: Order No. 14.383 "D," 15 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born:

Hometown: Hastings, Michigan

 

560.   

Winans, Edwin Baruch, Jr.

Brigadier General, U.S. Army

Headquarters, 64TH Infantry Brigade, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with palm

Citation:

General Orders:

Born: 31 October 1869 at Livingston County, Michigan

Hometown: Hamburg, Michigan

Death: 31 December 1947 at Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D.C.

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

 

Winans, Edwin Baruch, Jr.

Brigadier General, U.S. Army

Headquarters, 64TH Infantry Brigade, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with palm

Citation:

General Orders:

Born: 31 October 1869 at Livingston County, Michigan

Hometown: Hamburg, Michigan

Death: 31 December 1947 at Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D.C.

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

 

Son of Edwin Baruch and Elizabeth (Galloway) Winans, Hamburg, MI, father was Gov. of MI; enrolled at Orchard Lake Academy at age 13, where he was a prominent cadet; graduated USMA at West Point in '91, commissioned 2d Lt., cavalry, 12 Jun. '91; assigned to 5TH Cav.; married Edith May Auman 1 Jun. '92, father of at least 2; taught military science and tactics at Mich. Military Academy ca. '97-'98; served with 34TH Mich. Inf. during Spanish-American War; served during Philippines Campaign Sep. '99-Mar. '00; Capt. with 4TH Cav. 2 Feb. '01; professor of military science and tactics at Penn. Military College 18 Aug. '09-'20 Aug. '11; inspector-instructor, 3D Cav. Dist., 20 Aug. '11-20 Apr. '12; trp. cdr. at Nogales, AZ 8 May-3 Jul. '12; attended Mounted Service School, Ft. Riley, KS 20 Sep. '12-26 Jan. '13; trp. cdr. at Schofield Barracks, HI 13 Feb. '13-Sep. '14; promoted Maj. 2 Sep. '14; attached to 4TH Cav. to 14 Jan. '15; attached to 7TH Cav. 9 Feb. '15; Post Adjutant, Camp Stotsenburg, Philippines to 15 Nov. '15; Mounted Service School, Ft. Riley, KS 25 Jan. '16; sqdn. cdr. in 7TH Cav. during Punitive Expedition into Mexico 16 Mar.-25 Aug. '16, earned Silver Star Citation for his actions 15 Mar. '16-7 Feb. '17; cdr., Remount Depot, Ft. Bliss, TX 1 Sep. '16-1 Feb. '17; promoted Lt. Col. and assigned to 3D Cav. 2 Feb. '17; chief of Remount Service, Southern Dept., to Jun. '17; promoted Col. (brevet) 5 Aug. '17; sailed for France 14 Nov. '17; assigned to Gen. Staff College at Langres 7 Dec. '17-20 Feb. '18; G-3, Service of Supply, at Tours Mar. '18; cdr. of Pontanezen Barracks at Brest 1 Apr.-14 May '18; promoted Brig. Gen. (brevet) 26 Jun. '18; assumed cmd. of 64TH Inf. Bde. on 25 Jul. (26 Jul.) '18, succeeded Brig. Gen. John A. Lejeune (USMC); earned Distinguished Service Medal for his actions during 2nd Battle of the Marine, capture of Juvigny, and operations at Bois-de-la-Morine, Bois-de-Chene Sec, and Bantheville Woods; also earned Officier de la Légion d'Honneur (French Legion of Honor); landed at NY aboard Cap Finistere with 64TH Inf. Bde. HQ and part of the 127TH Inf. on 5 May '19; reverted to permanent rank of Col. and commanded 10TH Cav. at Ft. Huachuca, NM and was post commander Aug. '20-Feb. '23; promoted Brig. Gen. on 30 Dec. '22; promoted Maj. Gen.; superintendent of USMA at West Point ca. '27-'28; cdr. of VIII Corps Area ca. '33; member of Col. William Mitchell's court martial board; retired 31 Oct. '33 after 42 years of service; intended to retire to a 2,000 acre estate near Fairfax, VA, the house was built in 1780.

 

561.   

Winterbottom, Howard R.

Stable Sergeant, U.S. Army

107TH Engineer Train, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation Needed:

General Orders:

Born: 7 April 1893 at Vermont

Hometown: Smithtown Branch, Long Island, New York

Death: 9 June 1952

Interred: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California

 

Served with 107TH Engr. Tr. or 107TH Engr. Regt.; survived Tuscania sinking after it was torpedoed by German submarine 5 Feb. '18; married Gladys; resided at 5927 Reseda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA at '40 census; worked as a set decorator for at least 9 movies in Hollywood from at least '46 to at least '49.

 

562.   

Witeck, Joseph George

Sergeant, U.S. Army

Company M, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:

Degree of Award: unknown

Citation: According to newspaper accounts, Sgt. Witeck earned the Croix de Guerre when he “led a patrol across no man's land, where they thought they would get in touch with the 128TH Regt., but came upon 70 Germans and a machinegun crew, they turned it upon the enemy, forcing them to surrender.”  It might be same incident for which Pfc. James Faulds and Pfc. Alfred Swens also earned the Croix de Guerre.

General Orders:

Born: 3 January 1893

Hometown: Oconto, Wisconsin

Death: 10 January 1983 at King, Wisconsin

Interred: Oconto Catholic Cemetery, Oconto, Wisconsin

 

Married Josephine Leslie Juneau, father of 3; he enlisted in Co. M, 2D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Oconto, WI; Pfc. when unit mobilized 15 Jul. '17; assigned to Co. M, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; his Croix de Guerre was awarded to him on 7 Apr. '19 by Gen. Mangin at Rengsdorf, Germany.

 

563.   

Wolfe, Arthur

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:

 

564.   

Xygogasrepolos, Tom

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:

 

565.   

*Yaney, Phillip Roscoe

Mechanic, U.S. Army
Company L, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 2 August 1918

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with bronze star

Citation: “A noncommissioned officer of his company having been wounded, he assisted in bandaging him on open ground. Although constantly exposed to the fire of machine guns he improvised a litter and with the assistance of another soldier transported the wounded man to the first-aid station two kilometers away.”  The other Soldier was Cpl. Cuthbert J. Cournyer and they rescued numerous wounded Soldiers, mostly from 1ST Bn., 126TH Inf., who had been lying on the battlefield nearly 24 hours.
General Orders: Order No. 12.372 "D," 16 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born:
Hometown: Muskegon, Michigan

Death: 5 October 1918

Interred: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

Status: KIA

 

Son of Israel Phillip ‘Phillip’ and Daisy Rebecca (Long) Yaney, father NoK, 368 Pine St., South Muskegon, MI; enlisted in Co. G, 32D Mich. Inf., Michigan National Guard, at Muskegon, MI on 22 Jun. '16; SN 281175; likely served during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Co. L (Co. I), 126TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; earned Silver Star Citation, posthumously, for his actions on 2 Aug. '18 near Cierges while on duty as a litter bearer; recommended for DSC by Capt. George L. Olsen for his actions at Aisne-Marne, The Old Command states he was awarded it; KIA (DW) 5 Oct. '18, he lay on the battlefield for 5 hours after being severely WIA, 2 comrades found him and were carrying him on a stretcher to the aid station when an artillery shell exploded, instantly killing all 3 men.

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566.   

Yokie, Herman S.

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: “A very brave and courageous soldier. Under a terrible machine-gun barrage he served as a guide for the tanks advancing to the attack and signaled to them the positions of several machine-gun nests which they destroyed.”
General Orders: Order No. 14.523 "D," 16 March 1919, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East
Born: 1893 at Michigan
Hometown: Hancock, Michigan

Death: 9 February 1943

Interred: Lakeside Cemetery, Hancock, Michigan

 

Married Helen, step-father of 1, father of 5.

 

567.   

Zeldam, John J.

Private, U.S. Army

Company M, 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: “Although wounded he left his shelter to go to the assistance of a disabled man whom he succeeded in bringing into the lines.” The wounded Soldier he attempted to rescue was Pfc. William E. Welmerink, also from Co. M and Grand Rapids, MI, his boyhood friend and schoolmate. There is some discrepancy regarding the date of action. Most references state that Pvt. Zeldam was WIA and earned his DSC on 1 Aug. ’18, but most references state that Pfc. Welmerink was KIA on 2 Aug. ’18.

General Orders: Order No. 12.334 "D," 15 December 1918, General Headquarters, French Armies of the East

Born: 22 January 1896 at Grand Rapids, Michigan

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Death: 9 October 1979

Interred: Mansion Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Ellenton, Florida

 

He enlisted in Co. M or Co. I, 32D Mich. Inf., Michigan National Guard, at Grand Rapids, MI; also earned Distinguished Service Cross.

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568.   

Zink, Phillip Jacob

Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army

HQ, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action: 31 August 1918

Degree of Award: Croix de Guerre with silver star

Citation: “He displayed initiative in utilizing cover in which to install an observatory. He was severely wounded in the consequence of a bombardment to which he was subjected.”

General Orders:

Born: 23 October 1870 at Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Hometown: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Death: 2 February 1944

Interred: St. Patrick's Cemetery, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

 

He went to work at his father's cooper shop on Madison St. near Water St. at Beaver Dam, WI at age 15; later worked at Beaver Dam Woolen Mills; later worked at Malleable Iron Range Co.; later owned a tavern with Louis E. Schulze; appointed to Beaver Dam's 1st fire and police commission; elected to Wis. Assembly (amidst a contentious issue at the State Capital ca. '27 it was said, “as he surveys the spectacle here, he yearns for the “peaceful” scenes of a French battlefield.”); married Mary Hartl on 26 Jan. '98, father of Arthur J., she preceded him in death; married Clara Voreck on 19 Nov. '23; enlisted in Co. K, 2D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Beaver Dam, WI in '88; promoted Cpl. in '93; promoted Sgt. in '94; commissioned Lt. at some point; promoted Capt. and cdr. of Co. K, 2D Wis. Inf. in '96; served during Spanish-American War, Puerto Rico; he played a key role in building the Armory at corner of Front St. and Beaver St. in '08; promoted Maj. on 28 Oct. '08 and assigned cdr. of a bn. in northern WI; promoted Lt. Col. in '15, assigned XO (2nd in cmd.), HQ, 2D Wis. Inf.; served during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to HQ, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; rode to France on USS George Washington; severely WIA 31 Aug. (30 Aug., 20 Aug.) '18, including vertebra fractured by a shell; returned to duty 1st week of Nov. '18; earned Silver Star Citation for his actions 29-31 Jul. '18 near Cierges; also earned Distinguished Service Medal and Purple Heart; returned home in May '19; retired from military in Jun. '19 after 31 years of service; 1st commander of John E. Miller Post of American Legion at Beaver Dam, WI.

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