The 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Veteran Association

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Silver Star Citation (Citation Star) Recipients

from the 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division during

World War I

Description: WW2 32nd Division insignia

The Silver Star is our Nation’s third highest decoration for heroism; it ranks behind the Distinguished Service Cross and the Medal of Honor. It is fifth highest overall in the order of precedence of decorations, but the Defense Distinguished Service Medal and Distinguished Service Medal are awarded for meritorious service, while the Silver Star is awarded for gallantry or valor. Originally known as the Citation Star or Silver Star Citation, it was established as a result of an Act of Congress on 9 July 1918 (amended by act of 25 July 1963). If authorized a Citation Star, a small 3/16” diameter silver star was attached to the ribbon of the service medal for the campaign for service in which the citations were given. The Citation Star was replaced with the Silver Star medal by the Secretary of War on 19 July 1932. The Silver Star is awarded to a person who, while serving in any capacity with the U.S. Army, is cited for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force, or while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party. The required gallantry, while of a lesser degree than that required for the Distinguished Service Cross, must nevertheless have been performed with marked distinction.

I do not know how many Soldiers from the 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division earned the Silver Star Citation during WWI, but we have to start somewhere. Let us begin with these one hundred and sixty-nine brave men and women. Additional recipients from WWI will be added to this roster as they are identified.

Pvt. Frank Dettlaff may have earned two Silver Star Citations.

Much of the information on this roster was collected from the outstanding Hall of Valor website, the outstanding Home of Heroes website, as well as numerous other historic references.

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

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

 

1.         

Adams, Edward

U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, possibly Headquarters Company (presumed), 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born:
Hometown:

 

2.         

Alderman, Edgar Lynn

Color Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born: 10 December 1887
Hometown: Portage, Wisconsin, presumed

Death: 21 or 22 July 1933, killed in car accident while on duty as Wis. DNR Warden

Interred: Silver Lake Cemetery, Portage, Wisconsin

 

He enlisted in Co. F, 3D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Portage, WI; was Mess Sgt. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; served in post-war WNG, Co. F, 128TH Inf. at Portage, WI; commissioned 2d Lt. 1 Apr. '22; resigned ca. 9 Feb. '28; married Ellen Josephine Miller.

 

3.         

*Anderson, Fred R.

First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 31 August 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), First Sergeant Fred R. Anderson (ASN: 275041), United States Army, is cited (Posthumously) by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. First Sergeant Anderson distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company L, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Juvigny, France, 31 August 1918, while directing the advance of his platoon under heavy enemy fire.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 9 (August 1, 1920)
Born: circa 1898
Hometown: Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Death: 2 September 1918

Interred:

Status: KIA

 

Soldier in Wisconsin National Guard when it mobilized 15 Jul. ‘17; served Alsace, Fismes, Juvigny.

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4.         

Arntz, Gerald E.

Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born: 13 April 1900 at Pittsville, Wisconsin

Hometown: Pittsville, Wisconsin

Death: 6 August 1934 at Veterans hospital at Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Interred: Mound Cemetery, Pittsville, Wisconsin

 

He may have enlisted in Co. A, 2D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Marshfield, WI; assigned to Co. A, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; married Harriet Beattie 27 Jan. '29; moved to Milwaukee, WI; worked at the Union Depot; member of VFW; passed away

 

5.         

Beach, George Brown

Captain, U.S. Army
128TH Field Hospital, 107TH Sanitary Train, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 30 July 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Captain (Medical Corps) George B. Beach, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Captain Beach distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving as a Medial Officer with the 128th Field Hospital, American Expeditionary Forces, in action at Ronchères, France, 30 July 1918, in caring for the wounded under terrific machine gun and artillery fire.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 1 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 7 April 1865 at Port Carbon, Pennsylvania
Hometown: Scranton, Pennsylvania

Death: 31 December 1919 at Scranton, Pennsylvania

Interred: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Port Carbon, Pennsylvania

 

He graduated Jefferson Med. College of Thomas Jefferson U. in '86; married; member of Med. Society of Penn.; 1st Lt., med. off., assigned to Med. Det., 127TH Inf.; rode to France on USS George Washington; also served with 128TH Fld. Hosp., 107TH San. Tr.; promoted to Capt.; also earned Croix de Guerre w/silver star for his efforts to treat the wounded under fire; discharged 2 Jun. '19; passed away 31 Dec. '19 at Scranton, PA, 16 days after his wife passed away.

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6.         

*Beaton, Lloyd Orendorff

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 119TH Field Artillery Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 4 August 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Second Lieutenant (Field Artillery) Lloyd O. Beaton, United States Army, is cited (Posthumously) by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Second Lieutenant Beaton distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the 119th Field Artillery Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Fismes, France, 4 August 1918, in supervising the laying of a wire over a shell swept field.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 1 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 20 October 1890 at Kansas City, Kansas
Hometown: Baldwin City, Kansas

Death: 30 August 1918 near Juvigny

Interred: Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

Status: KIA

 

He graduated Baker U. '12; entered Second Officers Training Camp at Fort Sheridan, IL, assigned to 2D Battery; sailed for France 24 Dec. '17; may have been cited for bravery a second time.

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*Bell, Newtown

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 23 June 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Corporal Newton Bell (ASN: 1981673), United States Army, is cited (Posthumously) by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Corporal Bell distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company M, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Diefmatten, Alsace, 23 June 1918, in repelling an enemy raid.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 1 (June 3, 1919)
Born: September 1893
Hometown: Muses Mills, Kentucky

Death: 10 October 1918

Interred: Muses Mills Cemetery, Muses Mills, Kentucky

Status: KIA

 

He, Sgt. Dewey F. Slocum and Cpl. John C. Phillips were part of a patrol from 4TH Plt. of Co. M in the early morning of 23 Jun. ‘18, led by 1st Lt. Carl A. Johnson; they were making their way through the trenches to occupy an advanced OP near Diefmatten, Alsace, when they were attacked by a German raiding party; 1st Lt. Johnson, in the lead, was seriously wounded and the rest of the patrol was forced to withdraw, leaving Slocum, Bell and Phillips cut off and vulnerable in the trench; they could not withdraw, but refused calls to surrender; they inflicted at least 4 casualties while holding off the German raiding party before the enemy laid down a heavy artillery barrage on the position; the 3 of them were able to withdraw through the barrage and rejoin their group; 1st Lt. Johnson became the first U.S. officer killed on German soil.

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Beranek, Joseph B.

Private, U.S. Army
Medical Department, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 7 November 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Private Joseph B. Beranek (ASN: 17451), United States Army, is cited (Posthumously) by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Private Beranek distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Department, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action between Fountain and Brandeville, France, in the Meuse Sector, 7 November 1918, while caring for wounded in the first line under heavy enemy fire.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 8 (March 1, 1920)
Born: circa 1895
Hometown: La Crosse, Wisconsin

Death: 7 November 1918 (some references state 6 November)

Interred: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

Status: KIA

 

Soldier in Wisconsin National Guard when it mobilized 15 Jul. ‘17.

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9.         

Berkedal, Norman Marvin

Musician Second Class, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born: 14 June 1896 at Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Hometown: Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Death: 17 June 1974

Interred: Knollwood Memorial Gardens, Town of Kossuth, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin

 

He enlisted in Co. H, 2D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Manitowoc, WI; was Bugler in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Band, HQ Co., 127TH Inf., when 32D Div. was organized; brother Olaf served with MG Trp., 12TH Cav.; married Delia Seibling 3 Feb. '25, father of Janet; Sheriff of Manitowoc Co., WI '37-'41; captain of guard force at Manitowoc Shipbuilding during WWII; sales representative for Kingsbury Breweries Co. for 15 years; also worked for  Manitowoc Seating Co. and J.J. Stangel Hardware Co.; member and past commander of Otto Oas Post of VFW; member and past vice commander of Drews-Bleser Post No. 88 of American Legion; member of Last Man's Club, Sea Gulls, American Federation of Musicians Union, Eagles Aerie No. 706, United Commercial Travelers, and Men's Club of First Lutheran Church; leader Lyric Orchestra, Berke's Blue Birds, and the Legion Band.

 

10.      

Bewick, Clifton A.

Private, U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, possibly Headquarters Company (presumed), 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born: 16 September 1894 at Otranto Township, Mitchell County, Iowa
Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin

Death: 20 July 1969

Interred: Roselawn Memorial Park, Monona, Wisconsin

 

Son of Thomas H. and Elnora R. 'Nora' (Fletcher) Bewick, father NoK, Necedah, WI; resided at 622 University Ave., Madison, WI; worked as barber at 127 State St., Madison, WI; served with 127TH Inf., possibly HQ Co. (presumed); WIA, listed on 11 Mar. '19 casualty list.

 

11.      

Bluesky, William J.

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Machinegun Company, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born: 9 December 1896 or 1895 at Wisconsin
Hometown: Winter, Wisconsin

Death: December 1950

Interred: New Post Cemetery, New Post, Wisconsin

 

Native American; may have enlisted in MG Co., 2D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Ashland, WI; assigned to MG Co., 127TH Inf., when 32D Div. was organized; married Marion; resided at Hunter Township, Sawyer Co., WI at 1940 census.

 

12.      

Bock, Ralph Werner (Buck)

Mess Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 30 August 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Mess Sergeant Ralph W. Bock (ASN: 283845), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Mess Sergeant Bock distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company E, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Juvigny, France, 30 August 1918, in assuming command of a company during an advance after the officers had been wounded.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 8 (March 1, 1920)
Born: 29 September 1895 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Death: 29 July 1961

Interred: Union Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Worked as draftsman at A. O. Smith Co. and Vilter Manufacturing Co.; enlisted in Co. E, 1ST Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Milwaukee, WI on 19 Jun. '17; assigned to Co. E, 128TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; Alsace, Fismes, Juvigny, Romagne, Meuse-Argonne; earned Croix de Guerre; discharged at Camp Grant, IL on 18 or 19 May '19; married Margaret H.; resided at S. 62nd St., West Allis, WI at '40 census.

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13.      

Boon, Stephen, Jr.

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

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

Death: 7 February 1972 at McAllen, Texas

Interred: Roselawn Cemetery, McAllen, Texas

 

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

 

14.      

Bowen, Charles Francis

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

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

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

Interred:

 

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

 

15.      

*Bradshaw, Benjamin Joseph

Cook, U.S. Army
Company H, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 29 August to 2 September 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Cook Benjamin J. Bradshaw, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces [posthumously], for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Cook Bradshaw distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company H, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Juvigny, France, 29 August to 2 September 1918, in bringing up food under heavy shell fire.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 1 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 5 May 1896 at Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hometown: Superior, Wisconsin

Death: 5 October 1918

Interred: Greenwood Cemetery, Superior, WI

Status: DW

 

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

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16.      

Buettner, Louis

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born:
Hometown: Shawano, Wisconsin

 

He enlisted in Co. F, 4TH Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Shawano, WI on 8 Jun. '17; assigned to Co. F, 127TH Inf., when 32D Div. was organized; transferred to HQ Co., 127TH Inf. on 26 Jan. '18; promoted Pfc. 1 Mar. '18; discharged 23 Jan. '19.

 

17.      

Carl, Erwin Earl

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

Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Possibly earned the decoration for his actions on 29 Aug. ’18 near Juvigny, see below.

General Orders:
Born: 27 February 1896
Hometown: Bay City, Michigan

Death: 15 August 1962

Interred: Gulf Pines Memorial Park, Englewood, Florida

 

He may have enlisted in 2D Mich. Amb. Co., Michigan National Guard, at Bay City, MI; WIA 29 Aug. '18 by artillery shell near Juvigny, Sgt. Carl H. Smith and Sgt. Ben Zielinski were also WIA and Pfc. John E. Olk was KIA by the same shell as the 4 men were trying to place a wounded Soldier in an ambulance; also earned Purple Heart; also earned Croix de Guerre w/bronze star for continuing to treat wounded comrades after he was WIA.

 

18.      

Carpe, David

First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action: 
Citation Needed:

General Orders:
Born:
Hometown: Jackson, Michigan

 

He received the medal ca. Aug. '38.

 

19.      

*Carr, Barnell C.

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 22 July 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Corporal Barnell C. Carr (ASN: 1981859), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces [posthumously], for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Corporal Carr distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company K, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action on the Vesle River, France, 22 July 1918. After having his wound dressed at the aid station, he returned to his company for further duty under heavy shell fire.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 6 (June 3, 1919)
Born:
Hometown: Albany, Kentucky

Death: 28 August 1918

Interred: Arlington National Cemetery

Status: KIA

 

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

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20.      

Coey, Robert John

Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 119TH Machinegun Battalion, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 29 - 30 August 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Private Robert J. Coey (ASN: 2296959), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Private Coey distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company A, 119th Machine-Gun Battalion, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Juvigny, France, 29 - 30 August 1918, in carrying a wounded comrade to a place of safety through shell fire.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 5 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 2 October 1892 at Bruce, Wisconsin
Hometown: Bruce, Wisconsin

Death: 6 January 1953 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Interred: Greenwood Cemetery, Bradley, Wisconsin

 

He may have enlisted in MG Co., 4TH Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Tomahawk, WI; earned Croix de Guerre; History of Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties, Wis. states that he and Mech. Orville G. Scheffner were cited for running through an artillery barrage to warn the artillery that their barrage was falling short and inflicting American casualties; married Ella Emilie Pache 19 Aug. '20, father of 3.

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21.      

Cohen, Jacob

First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 30 July to 6 August 1918

Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), First Lieutenant (Medical Corps) Jacob Cohen, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. First Lieutenant Cohen distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving as a Medical Officer with the 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Cierges, France, 30 July to 6 August 1918, in constantly caring for the wounded during this period of heavy fighting.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 1 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 
Hometown: New York, New York

 

Commissioned 1st Lt., med. corps, on 10 Dec. '17; assigned to San. Det., 126TH Inf. on 28 Jun. '18; earned Croix de Guerre; promoted Capt. on 30 Mar. '19.

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22.      

Cole, Horace H.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 22 July 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Sergeant Horace H. Cole (ASN: 261418), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant Cole distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company B, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Cierges, France, 22 July 1918, and by his brilliant leadership of his platoon.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 5 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 27 July 1891 at Battle Creek, Michigan
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Death: 16 September 1946 at Battle Creek, Michigan

Interred: Memorial Park Cemetery, Battle Creek, Michigan

 

Son of Hilan and Ida May (Turrell) Cole; he or NoK resided at 880 Beniteau Ave., Detroit, MI (hometown); SN 261418; served with Co. B, 125TH Inf.; earned Belgian Chevalier de Ordre de Léopold II (Order of Leopold II), by Royal Decree of 27 Feb. ‘20, “In recognition of meritorious service rendered the Allied cause.”; earned Croix de Guerre w/bronze star, Order No. 12.372 “D,” 16 Dec. ‘18, GHQ, French Armies of the East, “During the advance from Cierges to Fismes from 31 July to 5 August  1918, he held his unit constantly in hand although it had suffered considerable losses. His initiative and his qualities as a leader were important factors in the success obtained by his platoon.”; WIA; earned Purple Heart; married Coral A. Beckwith at Battle Creek, MI on 20 Sep. ‘19, father of Alan L.; involved with Boy Scouts, Scout Master of Troop 8 at Battle Creek, MI ca. ‘20s; resided at 151 Summer, Battle Creek, MI ca. ‘32; son Alan L. served in Air Corps during WWII and Air Force Reserve after the war; worked for Post Office for 26 years; member of Metropolitan club, First Presbyterian Church and Lieut. Harold J. Payette Post of VFW.

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*Collins, Herbert B.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 9 October 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Sergeant Herbert B. Collins (ASN: 262593), United States Army, is cited (Posthumously) by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant Collins distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company F, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Romagne, France, 9 October 1918. Although sick, Sergeant Collins continued in the attack until he was fatally wounded.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 1 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 1896
Hometown: Alpena, Michigan

Death: 9 October 1918

Interred: Evergreen Cemetery, Alpena, Michigan

Status: DW

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Condon, James Patrick

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born: 29 March 1890 at New Haven, Connecticut
Hometown: New Haven, Connecticut

Death: 1 June 1936 at Hartford, Connecticut

Interred: Northwood Cemetery, Windsor, Connecticut

 

Married Bertha May Dalrymple; member of Rau-Locke Post of American Legion.

 

25.      

Connor, William Durward

Brigadier General, U.S. Army
Headquarters, 64TH Infantry Brigade, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 3 August 1918

Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Brigadier General William Durward Connor, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Brigadier General Connor distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving as Commanding General, 63d Infantry Brigade, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Mont St. Martin, France, 3 August 1918, in personally directing and controlling the attack under severe shell fire.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 1 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 22 February 1874 at Rock County, near Beloit, Wisconsin
Hometown: Clinton, Iowa

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

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

 

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

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26.      

*Cook, Richard Eugene

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company H, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 4 August 1918 (the citation on HoV lists date of action as 7-8 Sep. ’18 but every other reference states he was KIA 4 Aug.)
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Second Lieutenant (Infantry) Richard E. Cook, United States Army, is cited (Posthumously) by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Second Lieutenant Cook distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near the Vesle River, France, [4 August] 1918, in dressing the wounded under severe artillery and machine gun fire.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 1 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 8 June 1895 at Council Bluffs, Iowa
Hometown: Council Bluffs, Iowa

Death: 4 August 1918 near Mont St. Martin

Interred: Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

Status: KIA

 

Married; attended U. of Neb., Class of '20; withdrew from school to enlist; trained at Ft. Snelling; commissioned 15 Aug. '17; sailed for France 20 Nov. '17 with Co. C, 168TH Inf., 42D Div.; transferred to Co. H, 126TH Inf. 20 May '18; also earned Croix de Guerre, posthumously, for his actions 4 Aug. '18 near Fismes, KIA while providing aid to wounded comrades.

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27.      

Cooksey, Rogers Taylor 'Dick'

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 31 August 1918

Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), First Lieutenant (Medical Corps) Rogers T. Cooksey, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. First Lieutenant Cooksey distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving as a Medical Officer with the 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Juvigny, France, 31 August 1918, in attending to the wounded under terrific machine gun and shell fire.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 1 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 24 May 1891 at Kentucky
Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin

Death: 1 July 1965 at Kentucky

Interred: Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green, Kentucky

 

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

 

28.      

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

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company L, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 2 August 1918 (some transcripts of citation list date as 28 Jul., the Div. didn't enter front line in that sector until evening of 29 Jul., actual date is more likely 2 Aug., as stated in Co. L history)
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Mechanic Cuthbert Couryner (ASN: 281184), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Mechanic Couryner distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company L, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action on the Vesle, France, [2 August] 1918, while on duty as a litter bearer.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 6 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 13 November 1889 at Michigan
Hometown: Coopersville, Michigan

Death: 14 May 1978

Interred: Coopersville-Polkton Cemetery, Coopersville, Michigan

 

He enlisted in Co. F, 32D Mich. Inf., Michigan National Guard, at Grand Haven, MI on 21 May '17, was Pvt. in the unit when mobilized; assigned to Co. L, 126TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; promoted to Mech. ca. May '18; earned Croix de Guerre w/bronze star for his actions 4 Aug. ’18 near Mont St. Martin, he and another Soldier rescued a wounded comrade, other Soldier was Mech. Phillip R. Yaney and they rescued numerous wounded Soldiers, mostly from 1ST Bn., 126TH Inf., who had been lying on the battlefield nearly 24 hours, Yaney was later KIA 5 Oct. '18; promoted to Cpl. ca. Sep. '18; also earned Div. Citation, likely basis for his Silver Star Citation; recommended for Distinguished Service Cross by Capt. George L. Olsen for his actions at Aisne-Marne; WIA 10 Oct. '18; brother Cpl. Albert R. served with Btry. A, 328TH FA Regt.; resided at Marne, MI ca. '72.

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29.      

Covell, Lyman Townsend

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 28 July 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Sergeant Lyman T. Covell (ASN: 128251), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant Covell distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company L, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action on the Vesle, France, 28 July 1918, in conducting a reconnaissance under heavy machine gun and artillery fire.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 5 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 2 October 1887 at Muskegon Co., Michigan
Hometown: Whitehall, Michigan

Death: 3 September 1959

Interred: Oakhurst Cemetery, Whitehall, Michigan

 

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

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30.      

Craft, Urban Valley

Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 322D Field Artillery Regiment, attached to 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 28 July 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Private Urban V. Craft (ASN: 2038959), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Private Craft distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Headquarters Company, 322d Field Artillery, 83d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action on the Vesle, France, 28 July 1918, in maintaining telephone communications for 36 hours under heavy artillery fire.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 1 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 14 August 1894 at Rose City, Michigan
Hometown: West Branch, Michigan

Death: 10 July 1979

Interred: Rose City Cemetery, Rose City, Michigan

 

Son of Harry and Katherine (Catherine, Catharine) Cecelia (Schick) Craft, father NoK, Rose City, MI, father English immigrant; also earned Croix de Guerre w/gilt star for his efforts to maintain communications under fire; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 15-18 Oct. '18 at Bois-de-Grand Montagne, repaired telephone lines under heavy fire; brother Pvt. Henry M. served with 256TH Fld. Hosp.; married Alvena A. Beck on 25 Jun. '19, father of at least 1.

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31.      

Creamer, Joseph B.

U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, possibly Headquarters Company (presumed), 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born:
Hometown:

 

32.      

Croshaw, John Irl

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Troop, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 29 September - 20 October 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Sergeant J. Irl Croshaw (ASN: 219983), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant Croshaw distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the G-2 Enlisted Section, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Romagne, France, 29 September to 20 October 1918, while on duty as Divisional Observer.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 1 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 22 August 1891 at Missouri
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Death: 30 May 1944

Interred: Oakhill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

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

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33.      

Czaskos, Edmund Theofil

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company D, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 1 August 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), First Lieutenant (Infantry) Edmund T. Czaskos, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. First Lieutenant Czaskos distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Cierges, France, 1 August 1918, and by his brilliant leadership.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 1 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 13 May 1896 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Death: 13 April 1966

Interred: Calvary Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

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

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*Davitt, William Frederick

Chaplain (First Lieutenant), U.S. Army
Headquarters, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 4 October 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Chaplain William F. [Davitt], United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Chaplain Davill distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Courmont, France, 4 October 1918, in burying the dead under heavy shell fire.”  The transcript of the citation on HoV has the last name misspelled “Davill” instead of Davitt.
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 1 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 6 January 1886 at Holyoke, Massachusetts
Hometown: Chicopee, Massachusetts

Death: 11 November 1918

Interred: Calvary Cemetery, Holyoke, Massachusetts

Status: KIA

 

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

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35.      

Denison, Harry W.

Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 1 August 1918 (some transcripts of citation list date as 28 Jul., the Div. didn't enter front line in that sector until evening of 29 Jul., actual date is more likely 1 Aug., as stated in Croix de Guerre citation)
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Private Harry W. Denison (ASN: 261680), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Private Denison distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company C, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action at Cierges, France, [1 August] 1918, in going to the assistance of two wounded comrades under heavy shell fire.

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 5 (June 3, 1919)
Born: circa 1898 at Michigan
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

 

He earned Croix de Guerre w/bronze star for rescuing 2 wounded comrades 1 Aug. ’18 at Cierges; married Flavie M.

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36.      

Dettlaff, Frank

Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 13 October 1918
Citation: By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Private Frank J. Dettlaff (ASN: 273766), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Private Dettlaff distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Headquarters Company, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Gesnes, France, 13 October 1918, in rescuing a wounded officer under heavy shell fire.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 1 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 24 March 1893
Hometown: Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Death: 9 October 1958 at Wood (Milwaukee), Wisconsin

Interred: Saint Adalbert's Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Dettlaff, Frank

Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: May have earned 2nd Silver Star Citation.  Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born: 24 March 1893
Hometown: Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Death: 9 October 1958 at Wood (Milwaukee), Wisconsin

Interred: Saint Adalbert's Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

He resided at 332 W. Algoma, Oshkosh, WI; worked at Paine Lumber Co.; enlisted in Co. F, 2D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Oshkosh, WI; was Pvt. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; served with HQ Co., 127TH Inf.; brother Henry H. served in Air Service; married Katharina, Katherine, or Catherine Gronowski, father of 1; moved to Milwaukee, WI after '20 census, before '30.

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37.      

DeVall, John Randolph (De Vall, Devall)

First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army
Company H, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 4 August 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), First Lieutenant (Infantry) John R. DeVall, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. First Lieutenant DeVall distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Fismes, France, 4 August 1918. Although wounded, First Lieutenant DeVall remained on duty for three days.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 2 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 28 August 1888 (1889) at New York
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Death: 27 July 1953

Interred: Arlington National Cemetery

 

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

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38.      

Donlon, Patrick J.

Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born: 1896 at Ireland
Hometown: Pomfret, Connecticut

 

He entered service 26 Apr. '18 at Camp Upton; married Ann Melia, father of 2.

 

39.      

Dowall, Benjamin

U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, possibly Headquarters Company (presumed), 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born:
Hometown:

 

40.      

Downing, George S.

Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 28 July 1918 (the Div. didn't enter front line in that sector until evening of 29 Jul., actual date is more likely 1 Aug., when 1st Lt. Donald C. McMillan was WIA or 4 Aug., when 2d Lt. Irving L. Kinkle was WIA)
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Private George S. Downing (ASN: 280271), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Private Downing distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company G, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action on the Vesle, France, 28 July 1918, in assuming command of his company and brilliantly leading it.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 5 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 1882 at Michigan
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Death: 27 October 1942

Interred: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan

 

He enlisted in Michigan National Guard on 23 Jun. '16; likely served during Mexican Border Crisis; served with Co. G, 126TH Inf.; earned Croix de Guerre w/palm for assuming command of his unit after officer was WIA; attained rank of 1st Sgt. before being commissioned 2d Lt. at some point after Oise-Aisne; transferred to Co. A, 139TH Inf., 35TH Div.; SN 280271; discharged 1 May '19.

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41.      

Dressel, Hilton E.

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 4 August 1918

Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Private First Class Hilton E. Dressel (ASN: 17437), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Private First Class Dressel distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Department, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near St. Gilles, France, 4 August 1918, while rescuing a wounded comrade under enemy fire.”
Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 8 (March 1, 1920)
Born: 22 August 1894
Hometown: Wausau, Wisconsin

 

He also earned Croix de Guerre.

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42.      

Duke, Robert

U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, possibly Headquarters Company (presumed), 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born:
Hometown:

 

43.      

Emerson, Harlow B.

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F. (citation on HoV lists unit as 120TH Inf., 32D Div.)
Date of Action: 31 July 1918 (citation on HoV lists date of action as 28 Jul. '18, but the Div. saw its first major combat the morning of 30 Jul.)
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Corporal Harlow B. Emerson (ASN: 263625), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Corporal Emerson distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company K, 120th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action on the Vesle, France, [31] July 1918. Although wounded, he dressed the wounds of three other wounded soldiers, and refused to go to the rear until ordered to do so by his commanding officer.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 5 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 1896at Saginaw, Michigan
Hometown: Saginaw, Michigan

Death: 1971

Interred: Pine Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport, Michigan

 

NoK Mrs. Jessie Murray, sister, 1725 Lapeer St., Saginaw, MI; NoK Mrs. Clara Bushaw, Rt. No. 5, Lansing, MI; resided with aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Jacobs, at Fort Wayne, IN for a while, moved back to Saginaw, MI in '16; also had ties to Detroit, MI; entered service Mar. '18; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 31 Jul. '18 on Hill 212 near Cierges (near Sergy), continued leading his squad after he was WIA (arm/shoulder); earned Silver Star Citation for dragging several wounded Soldiers  to safety and providing first aid, even though he himself was WIA on 31 Jul. '18 (transcript of citation on HoV lists date of action as 28 Jul. '18 but the Div. saw its first major combat the morning of 30 Jul.); he then returned to battle and was seriously WIA by machinegun fire to the leg/foot; also earned Croix de Guerre w/bronze star for administering first aid to wounded comrades after he was WIA; returned to U.S. ca. Mar. '19 and assigned to Army Gen. Hosp. No. 36 at Detroit, MI; awarded his Croix de Guerre in a ceremony at the hosp. in May '19; married Bertha, father of at least 3.

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44.      

Emmick, William H.

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 3 October 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Corporal William H. Emmick (ASN: 261746), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Corporal Emmick distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company C, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Cierges, France, 3 October 1918, in maintaining liaison.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 2 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 
Hometown: 

 

Also earned Div. Citation, likely basis for Silver Star Citation.

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45.      

Engel, George F.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 10 October 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Sergeant George F. Engel (ASN: 274128), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant Engel distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company F, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Gesnes, France, 10 October 1918, while leading a patrol in advance of our lines and returning with valuable information.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 9 (August 1, 1920)
Born: 30 July 1897 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Death: 12 December 1968 at his home at age 71

Interred: Radisson Cemetery, Radisson, Wisconsin

 

He enlisted in WNG at Milwaukee, WI in '14 at age 17; served with Co. F, some reference state Co. D, 127TH Inf.; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 10 Oct. '18 near Gesnes, continued leading his recon. patrol after he was badly WIA; awarded his DSC 1 Apr. '19; returned home and worked as truck driver and machinist; married Clara, father of 3; commander of Craig-Schlosser Post No. 31 of American Legion at Milwaukee, WI; worked at A. O. Smith Co. at Milwaukee, WI; moved to Radisson, WI in '62; member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church; member of Dave DeRosia Post No. 297 of American Legion at Radisson, WI.

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46.      

Evans, Willis

U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, possibly Headquarters Company (presumed), 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born:
Hometown:

 

47.      

Fails, Roy F. (Fails-Flacke, Roy) (Flacke, Roy F.) (Fails, Leroy J.)

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born: 11 June 1896 at Wisconsin
Hometown: Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Death: 18 June 1978

Interred: Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Son of Franklin James 'Frank' and Joan Perren (Worner) Fails (Fails-Flacke), Wauwatosa, WI (father changed his surname from Flacke to Fails when he moved to WI from NY); grandfather Charles H. Flacke served with 128TH NY Inf. during Civil War; great-grandfather John A. Heaney served during Revolutionary War; also had ties to Milwaukee, WI; enlisted in HQ Co., 5TH Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Milwaukee, WI on 26 Jul. '17; served with HQ Co., 127TH Inf.; earned Silver Star Citation, 64TH Inf. Bde. GO No. 4, 16 Apr. ’19, signed by Brig. Gen. Edwin B. Winans; Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients on the list, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it; discharged at Camp Grant, IL on 18 May '19; married Agnes, father of 3.

 

48.      

*Falk, Oscar Thomas (G.)

Captain, U.S. Army
Company F, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 31 July 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Captain (Infantry) Oscar Falk, United States Army, is cited (Posthumously) by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Captain Falk distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action on the Vesle, France, [31] July 1918. Although so seriously ill that he was about to be evacuated, Captain Falk remained on duty until he was killed.” There are some discrepancies regarding the circumstances of CPT Falk’s Silver Star Citation and his death. Transcripts of his citation list date of action as 25 July. That is almost certainly a typo because the entire Division was enroute from the Alsace front to the Aisne-Marne front on 25 July and 31 July was the 63D Brigade's 1st day of active combat on the Aisne-Marne front.
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 2 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 12 August 1863 at Stockholm, Sweden
Hometown: Menominee, Michigan

Death: 1 August 1918

Interred: Riverside Cemetery, Menominee, Michigan

Status: DW

 

Married, father of at least 1, a son who enlisted in Army chemical warfare service in WWII; worked at Post Office in Menominee, MI; enlisted in Co. L, 33D Mich. Inf., Michigan National Guard, at Menominee, MI on 31 May '89; 1st Lt. 21 Nov. '03; Capt. 24 Feb. '08; cdr. of Co. L, 33D Mich. Inf. during Mexican Border Crisis; cdr. of that unit when it guarded ore docks at Escanaba 12 Apr. until 31 Jul. '17; cdr. of that unit when mobilized for WWI; original cdr. of Co. L when 125TH Inf. was organized; landed at Brest, France 24 Feb. '18; transferred to Co. F, 125TH Inf.; he was either slightly WIA, seriously ill, or both on 31 Jul. '18 and was about to be evacuated by ambulance; he refused to be evacuated and returned to his unit to lead the attack; seriously WIA 31 Jul. '18 when artillery shell exploded amidst a group of Soldiers in Jomblets Woods, near Cierges on the Vesle; evacuated to 125TH Fld. Hosp., where he DW 1 Aug. '18 when the hosp. was bombed, 11 days shy of his 55th birthday; also earned Croix de Guerre w/palm, posthumously, participated in attack with his unit even though he was sick; repatriated and re-interred at Riverside Cemetery, Menominee, MI 4 Sep. '21; namesake of Oscar Falk Post No. 146 of American Legion, Menominee, MI.

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49.      

*Fowler, Arthur Vern

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 31 July 1918 (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)
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Sergeant Arthur V. Fowler (ASN: 261436), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces [posthumously], for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant Fowler distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company B, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action on the Vesle, France, [31] July 1918, and by his brilliant leadership.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 5 (June 3, 1919)
Born:
Hometown: Bay City, Michigan

Death: 29 August 1918

Interred:

Status: DW

 

Mother Lillian Fowler, NoK, 605 N. Henry St., West Side, Bay City, MI; earned Silver Star Citation for his actions 31 Jul. '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 31 Jul., as stated in Croix de Guerre citation); listed on 18 Oct. '18 casualty report; earned Croix de Guerre w/bronze star, posthumously, for assuming command of his platoon 31 Jul. ‘18 near Cierges after platoon leader was WIA.

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50.      

Freward, Paul

U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, possibly Headquarters Company (presumed), 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born:
Hometown:

 

He might be the Paul Freward who was born ca. 1895, passed away 12 Dec. '53, and is interred at Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto, WI.

 

51.      

*Frye, George E.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Battery D, 322D Field Artillery Regiment, attached to 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 8 to 29 October 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Sergeant George E. Frye (ASN; 1952198), United States Army, is cited (Posthumously) by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant Frye distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Battery D, 322d Field Artillery, American Expeditionary Forces, in action in the Verdun Sector, France, 8 - 29 October 1918. Although gassed, Sergeant Frye continued on duty until killed by shell fire.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 2 (June 3, 1919)
Born:
Hometown: Ohio

Death: 31 October 1918 (some references state 29 October or 4 November)

Interred: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

Status: KIA

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52.      

Fuller, Russell Allen

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Ambulance Section, Headquarters, 107TH Sanitary Train, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 2 August 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Sergeant Russell A. Fuller (ASN: 17322), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant Fuller distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Headquarters, Ambulance Section, 107th Sanitary Train, American Expeditionary Forces, in action at Hill 212, France, 2 August 1918, in voluntarily aiding the wounded under heavy shell fire.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 2 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 2 December 1899 at Raymond Center, Wisconsin
Hometown:

Death: 16 December 1981

Interred: Mount Vernon Memorial Park, Fair Oaks, California

 

He enlisted in Wisconsin National Guard 8 Jun. '16 at age 16; served with artillery unit during Mexican Border Crisis; served with Army of Occupation in Germany; discharged 27 May '19; worked on development of Norden Bombsight at Wright Patterson and North Island in '30s; bomb sight foreman at Sacramento Air Depot (McClellan AFB) 1 Apr. '40; commissioned 1st Lt., AAF, 28 May '42; promoted Capt. 20 Nov. '42; attained rank of Maj.

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53.      

Galbraith, John Mason

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company B, 119TH Machinegun Battalion, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 7 September 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), First Lieutenant (Infantry) John M. Galbraith, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. First Lieutenant (Infantry) Galbraith distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company B, 119th Machine-Gun Battalion, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Dun-sur-Meuse, France, 7 September 1918, while assisting in capturing six German gunners and two machine guns.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 8 (March 1, 1920)
Born:
Hometown: Stanley, Wisconsin

Death:

Interred:

 

Formerly from Co. B, 4TH Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Stanley, WI; joined Co. B, 119TH MG Bn. at Camp MacArthur; rode to France on USS George Washington; promoted 1st Lt. 16 Mar. '19.

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54.      

Gansser, Augustus H.

Major, U.S. Army
1ST Battalion, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 30 October 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Major (Infantry) August H. Gansser, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Major Gansser distinguished himself by fearlessness and good leadership in action while serving with the 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in Meuse – Argonne. Major Gansser took command of patrols and advanced under heavy fire, accomplishing the entire mission of the patrols by obtaining contact with the enemy and locating machine gun nests.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 2 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 5 July 1872 at Württemberg, Germany
Hometown: Bay City, Michigan

Death: 25 April 1951 at Bay City, Michigan

Interred: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Bay City, Michigan

 

He enlisted in the Peninsulars, Michigan National Guard, on 16 Jun. '92; 1st Sgt. of Co. C, 3D Mich. Inf. by '97; married 17 Mar. '98; served with Co. D, 34TH Mich. Vol. Inf. during Spanish-American War, including siege of Santiago; commissioned 1st Lt. and adjutant by Gov. Pingree Jun. '99; 2d Lt. of Co. B, 3D Mich. Inf., 17 Jul. '00; Capt. and cdr. of Co. B, by Gov. Bliss, 15 May '01; senior Capt. of the regt. by '05; wrote History of Bay Co., Mich. and Representative Citizens in '05; elected to Mich. State House of Representatives '11 to '13 and State Senate '15 to '18; Maj. in Co. H, 33D Mich. Inf., Mich. NG, during Mexican Border Crisis; Maj. and cdr. of 3D Bn., 125TH Inf. ca. Feb. '18; wrote letter describing voyage to France, printed in newspaper 30 Apr. '18; WIA 30 Jul. '18; earned Silver Star Citation for his actions as cdr. of 1ST Bn., 125TH Inf. on 30 Oct. '18 in the Bois de Bantheville; Lt. Col. and cdr. of 125TH Inf. with Army of Occupation; brother was Capt. Emil B. Gansser, cdr. of Co. M, 126TH Inf.; Historian of 125TH Inf. Veteran Association, wrote brief summary of Regt. History printed in local newspaper 7 May '19; Mich. State Senator '23 to early '32.

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55.      

Garrett, Harry W.

U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, possibly Headquarters Company (presumed), 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born:
Hometown:

 

56.      

Gauthier, Laurence B. (Lawrence)

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 30 August 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Sergeant Laurence Gauthier (ASN: 275035), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant Gauthier distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company I, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Juvigny, France, 30 August 1918, while rescuing a wounded comrade under enemy fire.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 8 (March 1, 1920)
Born: circa 1898 at Wisconsin
Hometown: Rhinelander, Wisconsin

 

NoK Mrs. Elizabeth Gauthier, 1108 Mason St., Rhinelander, WI; enlisted in Co. L, 2D Wis. Inf., WNG, at Rhinelander, WI; was Pvt. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; served with Co. I, more likely Co. L, 127TH Inf.; earned Croix de Guerre; WIA, listed on 25 Nov. '18 casualty list; commissioned at some point; served during post-war WNG; promoted to 1st Lt., Co. B, 127TH Inf., at Rhinelander, WI on 9 Jun. '23; married Hannah B., father of at least 1.

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57.      

Gehl, Edward John

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
__, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action:  31 July 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Captain (Infantry) Edward J. Gehl, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Captain Gehl distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action at Cierges, France, 31 July 1918, in volunteering to establish a message center for the attacking units and phoning all information concerning the progress of the attack to headquarters.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 2 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 26 January 1890 at Hartford, Wisconsin
Hometown: Hartford, Wisconsin

Death: 28 August 1956 at Madison, Wisconsin

Interred: Holy Angels Cemetery, West Bend, Wisconsin

 

He graduated from Hartford H. S. in '08; graduated U. of Wis. Law School in '13; member of Knights of Columbus; partner of Bucklin & Gehl at West Bend, WI until he entered service in '17; completed First Officers' Training Camp at Fort Sheridan, IL, 15 May-15 Aug. '17, assigned to 1ST Co., 10TH Regt.; 1st Lt. assigned to Co. H, 127TH Inf. when he sailed for France aboard USS George Washington; severely WIA, listed on 27 Aug. '18 casualty list; earned Purple Heart; promoted to Capt.; returned to West Bend to practice law (most references state he practiced at Hartford, but West Bend directories before and after the war list him there); married, father of a daughter; served in post-war WNG; attained rank of Lt. Col.; retired from military in '50; U.S. district attorney for Eastern District of Wis. in '32-'33; elected to 13th Judicial Circuit in '40; served as chair of Wis. Board of Circuit Judges in '47; elected to Wis. Supreme Court in '49; during the war he had served with 3 other future Wis. Supreme Court justices, Roland J. Steinle, John E. Martin, and Theodore G. Lewis.

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58.      

Gmeiner, Loren Lionel

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: ca. 29 or 30 August 1918
Citation Needed: Newspaper clipping states he earned Silver Star Citation for manning outpost under heavy artillery fire near Juvigny, which would put date of action around 29 or 30 Aug. ’18.
General Orders:
Born: 17 September 1894
Hometown: Waupaca, Wisconsin

Death: 15 June 1973

Interred: Lakeside Memorial Park, Waupaca, Wisconsin

 

He was 2d Lt. in Co. C, 4TH Wis. Inf. at Waupaca, WI, when Wisconsin National Guard mobilized 15 Jul. ‘17; don’t know which unit he was assigned to when 32D Div. was organized; cdr. of 2D Bn., 127TH Inf. at Buna, New Guinea in WWII and earned OLC to Silver Star for his actions there.

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59.      

Guernsey, Albert R.

Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 4 October 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Private Albert R. Guernsey (ASN: 77096), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Private Guernsey distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company F, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Tronsol Farm, Gesnes, France, on 4 October 1918, in caring for the wounded under terrific enemy fire.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 2 (June 3, 1919)
Born:
Hometown:

Death:

Interred:

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60.      

Harris, Edward A.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 15 October 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Sergeant Edward A. Harris (ASN: 638615), United States Army, is cited for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant Harris distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company K, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F., in action near St. Georges, France, 15 October 1918. During the time his company was subject to very heavy shell fire Sergeant Harris called for volunteers to help, and, improvising litters, worked all night under heavy shelling carrying the wounded to a place of safety 3 kilometers to the rear. His devotedness in caring for the wounded, his splendid self-sacrifice, and untiring activity saved a great number of lives.”

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 3 (1922)
Born:
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

 

61.      

Harris, Emile

U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, possibly Headquarters Company (presumed), 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born:
Hometown:

 

62.      

Harstad, Arthur C.

Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born: 2 January 1896 at Wisconsin
Hometown: Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

Death: 1978

Interred: Rest Haven Cemetery, Washington, WI

 

He enlisted in 1ST Sep. Co., soon-to-be designated Co. A, 4TH Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Chippewa Falls, WI on 15 Apr. (15 Jul.) '17; assigned to Co. E, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; landed overseas 20 Feb. '18; returned to U.S. on 5 May '19; resided at Dallas, WI at '20 & '30 census; married Hannah Sophia Amundson, father of 2.

 

63.      

*Haugen, Oscar O.

Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born: circa January 1892 at Minnesota
Hometown: Hanska, Minnesota

Death: 17 October 1918

Interred:

Status: KIA

 

Son of Ole J. (I.) and Kari Haugen, father NoK, Hanska, MN, parents Norwegian immigrants; enlisted in Minn. NG in '16, possibly Co. H, 2D Minn. Inf. at Mankato, MN; served during Mexican Border Crisis; transferred to Co. E, 127TH Inf.; family notified ca. last week of Jan. '19; 3rd man from Hanska, MN to die in combat; namesake of Oscar O. Haugen Post No. 365 of American Legion at Hanska, MN.

 

64.      

Hawks, Arthur Edward

Supply Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 28 July 1918 (date is likely a typographical error, the Div. didn't enter front line in that sector until evening of 29 Jul.)
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Supply Sergeant Arthur E. Hawks (ASN: 281173), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Supply Sergeant Hawks distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company L, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action on the Vesle, France, 28 July 1918, in voluntarily reconnoitering under concentrated artillery fire.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 5 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 11 November 1895
Hometown: Whitehall or Montague, Michigan

Death: 1 November 1963 at Texas

Interred: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas

 

Was Mech. in Co. F, 32D Mich. Inf., Michigan National Guard, at Grand Haven, MI when mobilized; assigned to Co. L, 126TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; earned Croix de Guerre w/palm for his actions near Mont-St. Martin; recommended for Distinguished Service Cross by Capt. George L. Olsen for his actions at Aisne-Marne; transferred to Army Candidate School (ACS) ca. 26 Oct. '18; married Delorise, father of 1; resided at Val Verde Co., TX at '30 census; resided at Clifton, TX at '40 census; worked in construction engineering; also served during WWII, CPO in Navy construction bn.

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65.      

Heckel, Edward G.

Colonel, U.S. Army
125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 24 November 1877 at Menasha, Wisconsin
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Death: 19 November 1941

Interred:

 

He graduated Menasha H. S. in '94; moved to Houghton, MI ca. '03; worked as banker; later moved to Detroit, MI; married, father of at least 1; enlisted in Wisconsin National Guard in '98; served during Spanish-American War; commissioned in '00; promoted Capt., Michigan National Guard, 11 Dec. '03; cdr. of Go. G, 3D Mich. Inf. at Houghton, MI ca. '07; promoted Maj. 15 Aug. '07; promoted Lt. Col. 15 Sep. '11; served during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to 125TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; promoted Col. and cdr. of 125TH Inf. 20 Sep. '18; succeeded Col. William R. Morrow, who was WIA 29 Aug. '18; discharged 7 Jun. '19; also earned Distinguished Service Medal; promoted Brig. Gen. in Reserve Corp. in '22; appointed Commissioner of  Detroit Parks and Boulevards in '19; worked in real estate and lumber; appointed State Commissioner of Corrections ca. 20 Jul. '39, held that position until death; attended 1st annual reunion of Co. M, 125TH Inf. on 6 Jun. '31 at Owosso, MI; a Detroit park was named in his honor ca. '33.

 

66.      

Helgeson, Clyde O.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 1 September 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Sergeant Clyde O. Helgeson (ASN: 284240), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant Helgeson distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company G, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action during the attack on Terny-Sorny, northwest of Soissons, France, 1 September 1918, and by his brilliant leadership.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 2 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 1891 at Wisconsin
Hometown: Ephraim, Wisconsin

 

He enlisted in Co. F, 5TH Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Sturgeon Bay, WI; assigned to Co. G when 128TH Inf. was organized; also earned Div. citation, which was likely the basis of the Silver Star; also earned Croix de Guerre, assumed command of his platoon after officer fell; he was near Pfc. Earl O. Richmond when he was KIA 1 Sep. '18 and provided the 1st information about the death when he returned home ca. Apr. '19; his early arrival home may indicate he was WIA, but there could be another reason; married Mildred T., father of at least 1 son; resided at Gibraltar, WI at '20 and '30 census; avid fisherman, numerous newspaper articles depict him with large gamefish; he and his brother-in-law, Leland A. Thorp, and their wives owned a couple of seasonal hotels, Sunset Hotel at 74th St. and Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL as well as Chimney Lodge and Cottages near St. Petersburg in the winter months and Thorp Hotel and Cottages, Fish Creek, WI, in the summer months.

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67.      

Helwig, Albert F.

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company G, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born: 27 January 1897 at Washington
Hometown: Pe Ell, Washington

Death: 9 February 1972

Interred: Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon

 

Son of Albert and Rika (Freda) Helwig, parents German immigrants; family resided at Thurston, WA at '00 census, resided at Pe Ell, WA at '10 census; entered service at OR; brother Otto also served.

 

68.      

Henderson, Isaac

U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, possibly Headquarters Company (presumed), 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born:
Hometown:

 

69.      

Herbig, Will

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born:
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

 

70.      

Hinkle, Clarence Leroy ‘Roy’

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 5 October 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Corporal Clarence L. Hinkle (ASN: 280705), United States Army, is cited for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Corporal Hinkle distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company I, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F., in action near Gesnes, France, 5 October 1918, by crawling in advance of his squad and silencing an enemy machine gun by sniping fire.”

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 30 (1921)
Born: 28 April 1888 at Celina, Ohio
Hometown: Morley, Michigan

Death: 29 March 1980

Interred: Aetna Township Cemetery, Morley, Michigan

 

Farmer near Morley, MI; Michigan National Guard; earned Croix de Guerre w/silver star, singlehandedly suppressed a machinegun which was holding up his unit’s advance; WIA 9 Oct. '18; brother Jesse J. also served; married Emma Oliva Peterson, father of 1.

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71.      

Hintz, Edward J.

U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, possibly Headquarters Company (presumed), 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born:
Hometown:

 

72.      

*Holt, Walter W.

Private, U.S. Army
Battery D, 119TH Field Artillery, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 10 September 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Private Walter W. Holt (ASN: 1634070), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Private Holt distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Battery D, 119th Field Artillery Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Juvigny, France, 10 September 1918, in removing the wounded to a place of safety under heavy enemy fire.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 2 (June 3, 1919)
Born:
Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Death: 1 October 1918 (some references state 29 September)

Interred: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

Status: ACC

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73.      

*Howard, Alva

Corporal, U.S. Army
Originally Headquarters Troop, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, transferred or attached to Company B, 344TH Battalion, Tank Corps, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 29 September 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Corporal Alva Howard (ASN: 258953), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Corporal Howard distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company B, 344th Battalion T.C., American Expeditionary Forces, in action on 29 September 1918, west of Apremont, France, in helping a wounded officer under heavy enemy fire.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 2 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 1896
Hometown: Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Death: 11 October 1918

Interred: Thompsonville Cemetery, Thompsonville, Michigan

Status: DW

 

Also had ties to Thompsonville and Watersmeet, MI; enlisted in Co. L, 2D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Rhinelander, WI; was Pvt. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to HQ Trp. when 32D Div. was organized; transferred or attached to Co. B, 326TH Bn., Tank Corps; that bn. was later redesignated 344TH Bn., Tank Corps, he was still with Co. B.

 

74.      

Hudson, Lewis (Louis)

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 1 August 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Corporal Lewis Hudson (ASN: 281151), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Corporal Hudson distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company L, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action in Les Jomblettes Woods, France, 1 August 1918, in covering the withdrawal of his platoon under heavy shell and machine gun fire.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 5 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 1896
Hometown: Traverse City, Michigan

 

He enlisted in Co. F, 32D Mich. Inf., Michigan National Guard, at Grand Haven, MI; was Pvt. in the unit when mobilized; promoted to Cpl. shortly before unit departed Grand Haven for Camp Grayling, MI; assigned to Co. L, 126TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; earned Croix de Guerre w/bronze star for rescuing a wounded man; 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; WIA 5 Oct. '18.

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75.      

Hunter, William G.

Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 14 October 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Private William G. Hunter (ASN: 262047), United States Army, is cited for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Private Hunter distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company F, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F., in action during the Meuse Argonne Offensive, France, 14 October 1918. When two machine guns were firing on his company, Private Hunter went out in advance of the company and drew the fire of one of the guns, thereby enabling his company to locate and capture them.”
General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 10 (1922)
Born: 
Hometown: Capac, Michigan

Death:

Interred:

 

He was the ringleader of a small group in the unit nicknamed the “Blood Hounds,” of which Capt. Edmund P. Arpin noted, “I liked these boys, but for me they sometimes produced an acute attack of gray hairs.” and “constantly in trouble when we were back in the rear and incurable souvenir hunters anywhere near the front line”; also earned Croix de Guerre w/silver star for his courage under fire; promoted to Sgt.; he might be the same man as Pvt. William G. Hunter, an original member of Co. D, 125TH Inf. when it was organized.

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76.      

Hustedt, William H.

Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born: 16 August 1897 at Illinois
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Death: 7 June 1985 at Wisconsin

Interred: Sand Prairie Cemetery, Sand Prairie, Wisconsin

 

Resided at Lincoln, WI at '30 census; married Dolly Doris Simpson, father of at least 4.

 

77.      

Hynan, John Lawrence

First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army
Company E, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 31 July - 8 August 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), First Lieutenant (Infantry) John L. Hynan, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. First Lieutenant Hynan distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action at Cierges, France, 31 July to 8 August 1918, in refusing to be evacuated although severely shell-shocked, and for his brilliant leadership.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 3 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 2 June 1886 at Genesee County, Michigan
Hometown: Mount Morris, Michigan

Death: 14 November 1953 at Genesee County, Michigan

Interred: Mount Morris Cemetery, Mount Morris, Michigan

 

Married Katherine Pearl Hackney, father of 2; farmer, R. F. D. 2, Mount Morris, MI; enlisted in Co. A, 3D Mich. Inf., ‘Flint Union Blues,’ Michigan National Guard, at Flint, MI, on 10 Jul. '05; promoted Sgt. on 18 Apr. '08; commissioned 2d Lt. on 2 Oct. '11; unit redesignated Co. A, 33D Mich. Inf.; served during Mexican Border Crisis; served with Co. E, 125TH Inf.; also earned Croix de Guerre w/palm for continuing to lead his unit in attack 31 Jul. ‘18 near Cierges after he was WIA; WIA 31 Jul. '18; also gassed at some point on the Ourcq River; listed on 30 Nov. '18 casualty list; attained rank of Capt.; bestowed with Honor Sword by Flint H. S. Cadets on 4 Jul. '19, he had been a member while he was in school.

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78.      

Jennings, Edgar A.

Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army
125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 29 July 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Sergeant Edgar A. Jennings (ASN: 263921), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant Jennings distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action on the Ourcq River, France, 29 July 1918, and by his brilliant leadership of his section.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 5 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 30 September 1890 at Pocahontas, Virginia
Hometown: Owosso, Michigan

Death: 26 November 1963

Interred: Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, California

 

He worked as a brakeman on Ann Arbor Railroad at Owosso, MI; enlisted in Co. H, 33D Mich. Inf., Michigan National Guard, at Owosso, MI; was Pvt. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 31 Jul. '18 near Cierges; also earned Purple Heart, French Croix de Guerre and Belgian Croix de Guerre (Belgian War Cross).

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79.      

Jewasinski, Stanley A.

First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 31 August 1918 (some transcripts of citation list date as 3 Aug., the Div. was not close to Juvigny on that date, actual date is more likely 31 Aug., the same as French 1st Lt. Maurice J. V. Ritt’s DSC citation)
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), First Lieutenant (Infantry) Stanley A. Jewasinski, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. First Lieutenant Jewasinski distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action at Juvigny, France, [31] August 1918, in causing the capture of an enemy machine gun nest and thirty-two prisoners.”  1st Lt. Jewasinski and French 1st Lt. Maurice J. V. Ritt worked together to capture the 32 Germans, at the time they were acting as liaison between the 127TH Inf. and an adjacent French unit.  1st Lt. Ritt was bestowed the DSC for his role in the event.
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 3 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 15 April 1895 or 1896 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Death: 6 April 1982 at Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

Interred: Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield, Wisconsin

 

Worked at Milwaukee Journal; enlisted in Sup. Co., 1ST Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Milwaukee, WI; was Wag. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; 1st Lt. in Co. B, 5TH Wis. Inf. at Milwaukee, WI when mobilized 15 Jul. '17; assigned to Co. C, 127TH Inf. at some point before it departed Camp MacArthur, TX; when 127TH Inf. departed Camp Merritt, NJ for the trip to France, he and Lt. Ralph Grassold were left behind take charge of Soldiers who had been quarantined; on 5 Jun. '18, he and Capt. Paul W. Schmidt received orders to report to Gondrecourt to attend First Army School, 4 week course; transferred to HQ, 127TH Inf. and assigned as Adjutant soon after completing the course; Alsace, Aisne-Marne, Oise-Aisne, Army of Occupation; “cited three times in general orders”; earned Croix de Guerre w/gilt star; earned Div. Citation, likely basis for Silver Star Citation; WIA at Soissons, gunshot wound; transferred to Co. B, 127TH Inf. at some point; discharged 5 Jun. '19; married Anna, father of 3; returned to work as a reporter at Milwaukee Journal in '19; graduated Marquette U. Law School in '23; Maj. ca. '31; resided at Wauwatosa, WI at '40 census; worked in clerk's office of Milwaukee Co. Civil Court when he left for military service in Sep. '41; also served during WWII; reportedly served as a Lt. Col. in Gen. George S. Patton's Third Army; appointed Civil Court clerk ca. 4 Nov. '45, shortly after his discharge, the man who was temp. appointed during the war contested, not sure how it turned out, but he retired in '66 as chief deputy clerk of Civil Court; appointed Wauwatosa alderman in '49 to complete the term of 1 who passed away.

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80.      

Johnson, Carl C.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 15 July 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Sergeant Carl C. Johnson (ASN: 279198), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant Johnson distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company C, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Château-Thierry, France, 15 July 1918, and by his brilliant leadership of his platoon.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 5 (June 3, 1919)
Born:
Hometown:

Death:

Interred:

Status:

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81.      

Kappus, Bert Edgar

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company E, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born: 18 July 1891 at Minnesota
Hometown: Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Death: 5 November 1969

Interred: Teegarden Cemetery, Knapp, Wisconsin

 

He married Loma at Eau Claire, WI on 11 Jun. '19, father of Laura, Leonard; resided at Eau Claire, WI at '20 census; married Julia M. Schulz at Hennepin Co., MN on 18 Jul. '28, father of Elroy, Bert N., Margaret, Estir (Ealin), Elmer E., Eleonor, Gerald; resided at 1805 Hampshire Ave. SE, Mason City, IA at '40 census.

 

82.      

Keavener, Henry

U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, possibly Headquarters Company (presumed), 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born:
Hometown:

 

83.      

*Kelly, Roy W. (Kelley)

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Machine Gun Company, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 30 August 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Second Lieutenant (Infantry) Roy W. Kelly, United States Army, is cited (Posthumously) by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Second Lieutenant (Infantry) Kelly distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Machine Gun Company, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Juvigny, France, 30 August 1918, in directing the fire of his guns and breaking the enemy's resistance.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 3 (June 3, 1919)
Born: circa 1895
Hometown: Ashland, Wisconsin

Death: 31 August 1918 near Juvigny

Interred: Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

Status: KIA

 

Married; enlisted in MG Co., 2D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Ashland, WI; assigned to MG Co. when 127TH Inf. was organized; sailed to France on USS George Washington; also earned Croix de Guerre w/silver star, posthumously, for capturing a machinegun and turning it on the enemy; namesake of Roy W. Kelly Post No. 90 of American Legion at Ashland, WI.

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84.      

*Keske, Clarence E.

Private, U.S. Army    

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

Date of Action: 14 October 1918

Citation:

“By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Private Clarence E. Keske (ASN: 275379), United States Army, is cited (Posthumously) by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Private Keske distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company M, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Gesnes, France, 14 October 1918, in remaining in an advanced position under terrific machine gun and grenade fire.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 3 (June 3, 1919)

Born: 29 August 1895 at Oak Grove, Wisconsin

Hometown: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Death: 14 October 1918 (some references state 19 October)

Interred: Oakwood Cemetery, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Status: KIA

 

He was a member of Co. K, 2D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Beaver Dam when it mobilized 15 Jul. '17; assigned to Co. M when 127TH Inf. was organized; Alsace, Juvigny, near Verdun; also earned Distinguished Service Cross; namesake of Veterans of Clarence Keske Post No. 1163 of VFW at Beaver Dam, WI

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85.      

Krause, William

Sergeant, U.S. Army  

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

Date of Action: 31 August 1918

Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Private First Class William Krause (ASN: 17447), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Private First Class Krause distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Medical Department, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Juvigny, France, 31 August 1918, in administering first aid and carrying the wounded to a place of safety under enemy fire.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 8 (March 1, 1920)

Born: 5 November 1894

Hometown: La Crosse, Wisconsin

Death: 14 December 1979

Interred: Oak Grove Cemetery, La Crosse, Wisconsin

 

He enlisted in Med. Det., 3D Wis. Inf., WNG, at La Crosse, WI; was Pvt. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Med. Det., 128TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized.

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86.      

Krawczyk, Edward

Sergeant, U.S. Army  

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

Date of Action: 4 to 20 October 1918

Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Sergeant Edward Krawczyk (ASN: 274115), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant Krawczyk distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company F, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Gesnes, France, 4 - 20 October 1918, while in charge of the litter bearers.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 3 (June 3, 1919)

Born:

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Death:

Interred:

 

He enlisted in Co. F, 1ST Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Milwaukee, WI; was Bug. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Co. F, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; earned Div. Citation, likely basis for Silver Star Citation.

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87.      

Krimmer, Arthur J.

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born: 23 July 1889 at Wisconsin
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Death: 5 November 1963

Interred: Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Son of Joseph V. and Clara (Hartig) Krimmer, father NoK, 2601 Elm St., Milwaukee, WI (hometown), mother was German immigrant (Prussian); worked as painter for L. F. Evers, 446 Jackson St.; entered service 30 Nov. '17 at Milwaukee, WI; Alsace, Château-Thierry, Soissons, Meuse-Argonne; discharged at Camp Grant, IL on 18 May '19; married Marie, father of Arthur, Elmer, Flores; resided at 1711 S. 72 St., West Allis, WI at '40 census.

 

88.      

Kutschinski, Theodore R. (Kutchinski)

Sergeant Bugler, U.S. Army  

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

Date of Action: 31 July to 5 August 1918

Citation:

“By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Sergeant Theodore Kutschinski (ASN: 278421), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant Kutschinski distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Headquarters Company, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Fismes, France, 31 July to 5 August 1918, in caring for the wounded under heavy artillery fire.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 5 (June 3, 1919)

Born: 1898

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Death: 1946

Interred: Greenwood Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

Michigan National Guard; severely WIA ca. 5 Aug. '18, announced on 29 Aug. '18 casualty list; earned Purple Heart; earned Croix de Guerre w/silver star for treating and evacuating wounded under fire; earned Div. Citation, likely basis of Silver Star Citation; charter member of Earl R. Stewart Post of American Legion; worked at Stahr Jewelry Co., Monroe Ave., N. W., Grand Rapids, MI, from age 14 until the day before his death.

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89.      

Langdon, Russell Creamer

Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army

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

Date of Action:

Citation Needed:

General Orders:

Born: 20 January 1872 at Brooklyn, New York

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

Death: 3 November 1963 at New York

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

 

Son of Loomis Lyman and Hattie (Creamer) Langdon, father graduated USMA and was an Army Col., ret. 25 Oct. '94; married Adria Maude Semple; married Lois Langdon; graduated USMA at West Point in '96; commissioned 2d Lt. and assigned to 8TH Inf. on 12 Jun. '96; earned Silver Star Citation at Santiago de Cuba during Spanish-American War;  issued Patent No. 611692 for Cartridge-holding Attachment for Belts, 4 Oct. '98; promoted 1st Lt. on 20 Dec. '98; served during Philippine Insurrection; promoted Capt. on 26 Jul. '01; assigned to 3D Inf. 21 Jun. '02; Capt. stationed at Camp Orenton, Mindano, Philippines ca. '10-'11; Capt. and infantry instructor/inspector attached to N. Car. NG ca. '11-'15; promoted Maj. 1 Jul. '16; sailed for France as cdr. of 2D Bn., 16TH Inf., 1ST Div. on 14 Jun. '17; promoted Col. (brevet) 5 Aug. '17; assumed cmd. of 127TH Inf. on 12 Jul. '18, succeeded Col. Wilbur M. Lee; awarded Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 5 Aug. '18, personally led recon. of river crossing site on the Vesle; also earned Distinguished Service Medal, Officier de la Légion d'Honneur (French Legion of Honor) 16 Mar. '19, Croix de Guerre w/gilt star (Fismes 4 Aug. '18) and w/palm (Juvigny and Terny-Sorny, when Regt. earned it), Div. Citation (likely basis for Silver Star Citation); returned to U.S. with 32D Div., then assumed cmd. of 10TH Inf. at Camp Custer, MI; he had several former members of the 32D Div. serving with him in 10TH Inf. and sent Capt. Martin Ackerson, formerly WNG and 127TH Inf., to Milwaukee in Jul. '19 to recruit more former members of the Div. for his Regt.; Adjutant Gen. of III Corps Area ca. '24; commandant of Camp Custer, MI ca. '33; cdr. of 2D Inf. and Ft. Wayne, MI ca. '34, relinquished cmd. 31 Aug. '34; Col. and cdr. of Army recruiting district of Western Penn. at Pittsburgh, PA ca. '34-'36; retired 8 Jun. '36 after 40 years of service; his monument lists rank as Brig. Gen.; member of Military Order of Loyal Legion of the U.S.

 

90.      

Larsen, Carl H. (A.)

Mechanic, U.S. Army

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

Date of Action: 30 August 1918

Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Mechanic Carl H. Larsen (ASN: 275186), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Mechanic Larsen distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company L, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Juvigny, France, 30 August 1918, in rescuing a wounded comrade under enemy fire.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 8 (March 1, 1920)

Born:

Hometown: Rhinelander, Wisconsin, presumed

 

He also earned Croix de Guerre.

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91.      

Larsen, Carl W.

Private, U.S. Army

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

Date of Action: 2 August 1918

Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Private Carl W. Larsen (ASN: 2181305), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Private Larsen distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company H, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Coulonges, France, 2 August 1918, in voluntarily going to the aid of the wounded under heavy enemy fire.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 7 (June 3, 1919)

Born:

Hometown:

 

92.      

Lathrop, Alvah Thomas, Jr. 'Thomas' 'Journal Tom'

Sergeant, U.S. Army

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

Date of Action:

Citation Needed: Sgt. Lathrop earned Silver Star Citation for his actions as liaison/message runner.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)

Born: 2 April 1894 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Hometown: South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Death: 3 July 1972 at St. Petersburg, Florida

 

He enlisted in HQ, 2D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Appleton, WI on 19 Jun. '16; was Pvt. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to HQ Co., 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; promoted Cpl. 1 Oct. '17; promoted Sgt. 9 Nov. '17; Alsace, Aisne-Marne, Oise-Aisne, Meuse-Argonne, Army of Occupation; earned Silver Star Citation for his actions as liaison/message runner, but didn't know it; in Apr. '19 he received document informing him he had been cited for bravery, he was ill at the time and didn't thoroughly read the document closely; in 1941 he learned he had earned the Silver Star Citation, received it ca. Aug. '41; discharged at Camp Grant, IL 18 May '19; worked as tire builder at Federal Rubber Co., Cudahy, WI; married Gertrude Lucy Merkel, father of 2; married Mildred A., father of 1; served as personnel officer and secretary of Civil Service Commission as well as member of Fire and Police Commission for Town of Lake, Milwaukee Co., WI from '41 to '54; served as Cudahy, WI alderman '30-'32; worked for Milwaukee Journal, retired ca. '67 as Asst. City Circulation Manager after 43 years; resided at 4132 S. 3rd St., Milwaukee, WI in '41; helped organize Van Eimeren-Kalonka Post No. 27 of American Legion at South Milwaukee, WI, and was 1st cdr.; member of 32D Div. Veterans Assn., Red Arrow Club, VFW, World War Barracks 2498 of Milwaukee, and Mexican Border Veterans; 32nd degree Mason; member of Tripoli Shrine, Egypt Temple Shrine, and other civic and fraternal organizations; moved to St. Petersburg, FL in '68.

 

93.      

Lawton, Thomas Leonard

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

Citation Needed: Pvt. Lawton earned the Silver Star Citation, according to his cemetery monument.
General Orders:
Born: 2 June 1900 at Portage, Wisconsin
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Death: 18 July 1943 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Interred: Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

He enlisted in Wisconsin National Guard at Milwaukee, WI on 28 Jul. '17; assigned to Med. Det., 128TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; earned Croix de Guerre; WIA; earned Purple Heart; discharged at Camp Grant, IL on 28 Apr. '19; worked as machinist apprentice for Milwaukee Road (MILW); married Delores C. Cotter, father of at least 1.

 

94.      

*Learned, Charles A.

Captain, U.S. Army
Company A, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 5 August 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Captain (Infantry) Charles A. Learned, United States Army, is cited (Posthumously) by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Captain (Infantry) Learned distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company A, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action on 5 August 1918, at Fismes, France, in directing the evacuation of the wounded under heavy enemy fire.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 3 (June 3, 1919)
Born:
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Death: 5 August 1918 near Fismes, France

Interred: Aisne-Marne American Cemetery

Status: KIA

 

Married; officer in Michigan National Guard when it mobilized 15 Jul. ‘17; cdr. of Co. A, 125TH Inf.; assumed command of 1ST Bn., 125TH Inf. on 30 Jul. '18 after cdr. and his staff were WIA when a shell hit a house in Courmont that was CP of 110TH Inf. while leaders coordinating for a relief-in-place scheduled for that night; also earned Croix de Guerre w/palm, posthumously, for his leadership 31 Jul.-5 Aug. '18 from Courmont to the Vesle; namesake of Charles Learned Post of American Legion in Detroit.

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95.      

Leckrone, Lina Etta 'Linnie'

Warrant Officer Three (Nurse Corps), U.S. Army
127TH Field Hospital, 107TH Sanitary Train, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 29 July 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Miss Linnie E. Leckrone, United States Army Nurse Corps, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded her. Miss Leckrone distinguished herself by gallantry in action while serving at Hospital No. 127, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, 29 July 1918, in attending to the wounded during an artillery bombardment.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 8 (March 1, 1920), Amended by Citation Orders No. 9 (1920)
Born: 1893 at Illinois
Hometown: Marion County, Illinois

Death: 1989

Interred: Hillcrest Cemetery, Rocky Ford, Colorado

 

She graduated Northwestern U., Med. School, Training School for Nurses at Wesley Memorial Hosp., ca. '16; attached to 127TH Fld. Hosp., 107TH San. Tr.; she served with her classmate and friend, Irene M. Robar, who earned the Silver Star Citation during the same event; they were 2 of the first 3 women to earn the Silver Star Citation; she didn't know she had earned it, Surgeon Gen. of the Army presented her Silver Star to her daughter in '07; brothers Orris, Dwight, and Lyle also served; resided at Marion Co., IL at '20 census; moved to CO; mentioned in Red Cross Bulletin for her actions as a nurse during flood near Pueblo, CO in Jun. '21; married Ralph B. Bolles, mother of 4.

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96.      

Lederer, Christian K. 'Christ'

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born: 25 December 1896 at Reinwald, Russia
Hometown: Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Death: 3 August 1977 at Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Interred: Lutheran Cemetery, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

 

He enlisted in Co. C, 2D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Sheboygan, WI; was Pvt. in that unit when mobilized 15 Jul. '17; assigned to Co. C, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; married Olga Selke at Sheboygan, WI on 21 Jun. '19, father of 6-12; resided at 611 Wisconsin Ave., Sheboygan, WI at '40 census.

 

97.      

LeRoy, Clarence William

Private First Class, U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, possibly Headquarters Company (presumed), 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born: 27 May 1900 at Michigan
Hometown: Ruby, Wisconsin

Death: 4 January 1968

Interred: Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wisconsin

 

NoK William Henry Crawford, Ruby, WI; WIA, listed on 7 Nov. '18 casualty list; married Bernice Biehl at Winnebago Co., IL on 21 Oct. '21, father of 2; resided at Madison, WI at '40 census.

 

98.      

Martin, Darwin Denison

Sergeant, U.S. Army

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

Date of Action:

Citation Needed:

General Orders:

Born: 10 November 1899 at Detroit, Michigan

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Death: 13 March 1975 at Miami, Florida

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

 

He dropped out of high school at age 16 to enlist in Michigan National Guard and served during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Co. C, 125TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; earned Div. Citation, likely basis for Silver Star Citation; earned Croix de Guerre w/silver star for leading a unit in capture of machinegun crew; returned home ca. May '19 and went back to finish high school, prominent football player and graduated with honors; graduated USMA at West Point, NY in '24; commissioned lieut., coast arty.; married Gay Kronberg on 14 Jun. '24, father of 3; assigned to 7TH Coast Arty., Ft. Hancock; assigned to 65TH Coast Arty., Ft. Randolph, Panama Canal Zone; assigned to 52D Coast Arty. (Railway), Ft. Eustis, VA in '27; attended Btry. Off. Course at Ft. Monroe, VA; assigned to 61ST Coast Arty., Ft. Sheridan; assigned to 91ST Coast Arty. (Philippine Scouts), Corregidor, Philippines; assigned Asst. Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Mich. State U.; completed Command and Gen. Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS, 1 of the youngest captains selected; attended Air Tactical School, Maxwell Fld., AL; assigned cdr. of 8-in. railway btry. at Ft. Kamehameha, HI; promoted to Maj. and assigned to Hawaiian Sep. Coast Arty. Bde.; promoted to Lt. Col.; served during WWII; promoted to Col. and assigned Chief of Staff, Hawaiian Coast Arty. Command in '41-'43, earned Legion of Merit for his actions there; assigned Director of Training, Camp Davis, NC in '43-'44; assigned AA Off., Fourth Army, Ft. Sam Houston, TX; assigned Dep. to Special Asst., Far East Air Forces, Philippines, in '45; assigned AA Off. and Air Defense Off., Air Force HQ, at the Pentagon; assigned Dep. Inspector Gen., Far East Command, Japan, in '48; served during Korean War(?); assigned Cdr. of 19TH Group and 35TH Bde., Ft. Meade, MD in '52; assigned Chief of Arty. Career Management; earned OLC to Legion of Merit at some point; retired 31 Aug. '54 after 34 years of service; retired to Grosse Pointe, MI.

 

99.      

*McHugh, Edward James

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 1 August 1918 (some transcripts of citation list date as 28 Jul., the Div. didn't enter front line in that sector until evening of 29 Jul., actual date is more likely 1 Aug., as stated in Croix de Guerre citation)
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Sergeant Edward McHugh (ASN: 261837), United States Army, is cited [posthumously] by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant McHugh distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company C, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Cierges, France, 28 July 1918, in going to the aid of two wounded comrades under heavy shell fire.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 5 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 1896
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Death: 7 August 1918

Interred: Saint Francis Cemetery, Superior, Wisconsin

Status: DW

 

Mother Mrs. Mary McHugh, NoK, 211 Field Ave., Detroit, MI; NoK Mrs. Edward McHugh, 385 Hillger Ave., Detroit, MI; earned Croix de Guerre w/bronze star, posthumously, for rescuing wounded comrades 1 Aug. ’18 at Cierges; DW (KIA) 7 Aug. '18, listed on 14 Nov. '18 casualty list; not listed in 32D Div. in WW as casualty

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100.   

*McKeen, James

Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born:
Hometown: New York, New York

Death: 5 October 1918

Status: KIA

 

Mother Mrs. Susie McKeen, NoK, 2864 8th Ave., New York, NY.

 

101.   

Melfi, Jerry

Private First Class, U.S. Army

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

Date of Action: 14 - 16 October 1918

Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Private First Class Jerry Melfi (ASN: 3180986), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Private First Class Melfi distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company F, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action in the Bois de Bantheville, France, 14 - 16 October 1918, while on duty as a runner and scout.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 5 (June 3, 1919)

Born: at Italy

Hometown: Swissvale, Pennsylvania

 

He earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 14 Oct. '18 as a message runner near Bois-de-Bantheville; when the government tried to present him with the DSC ca. '22, they could not find him; when discharged he gave his address as R. R. 1, Wilkensburg (Wilkinsburg), PA, when representatives of the government went there they could find no one who knew of him or his whereabouts; an ad was placed in American Legion Weekly on 30 Mar. '23 seeking information about him in order to present his decoration.

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102.   

Methier, William Henry

Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 16 October 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Private William H. Methier (ASN: 3102759), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Private Methier distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company F, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Tronsot Farm, France, 16 October 1918, while on duty as a litter bearer.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 3 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 14 November 1886 (presumed)
Hometown: Millstadt Township, St. Clair County, Illinois (presumed)

Death: 3 November or 31 October 1970 (presumed)

Interred: Saint Paul Evangelical Burial Park, Waterloo, Illinois (presumed)

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103.   

Michels, Herman H.

U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, possibly Headquarters Company (presumed), 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born:
Hometown:

 

104.   

*Millener, Harry A.

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 147TH Field Artillery Regiment, attached to 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 17 August 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Private First Class Harry A. Millener (ASN: 140271), United States Army, is cited [posthumously] by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Private First Class Millener distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Headquarters Company, 147th Field Artillery Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Fismes, France, 17 August 1918, in repairing telephone lines under severe artillery fire.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 3 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 15 October 1888 at LeRoy, New York
Hometown: San Francisco, California

Death: 26 September 1918 near Esnes or Malancourt

Interred: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, New York

Status: KIA

 

He was member of Rochester Lodge No. 24, B.P.O.E.; worked as billing clerk for Erie Railroad at Rochester, NY; moved to San Francisco, CA ca. 1911, resided at 364 Eddy St.; worked as chief statistical clerk for B. F. Goodrich Rubber Co.; entered service 15 Oct. '17 at San Francisco, CA; SN 140271; trained at Camp Lewis, WA; sailed for France early Jan. '18; Château-Thierry, Belleau Wood, 2Marne, and Meuse-Argonne; also earned Croix de Guerre w/bronze star, posthumously, for his actions 4 Sep. ‘18, laying telephone wire in a very dangerous area.

 

105.   

Miller, Clarence E.

U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, possibly Headquarters Company (presumed), 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born:
Hometown:

 

106.   

Mist, Morris D.

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 31 July 1918 (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)
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Corporal Morris D. Mist (ASN: 261182), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Corporal Mist distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company A, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action on the Vesle River, France, [31] July 1918, in taking a message from a dead runner and successfully delivering same under heavy enemy fire.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 5 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 15 March 1894 at Doomkerke, Belgium
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

 

He worked as street car conductor for Detroit United Railway (DUR), Davison Line; earned Belgian Medaille Militaire, “In recognition of faithful and meritorious service.”; earned Croix de Guerre w/silver star for his actions 31 Jul. ‘18 near Cierges, found a message on a runner who had been killed and delivered it.

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107.   

Moore, Lewis Anning

Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 11 October 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Major (Medical Corps) Lewis A. Moore, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Major Moore distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving as a Medical Officer with the 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Bois du Chene Sector, France, 11 October 1918, in caring for the wounded under terrific machine gun and shell fire although himself wounded.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 3 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 19 December 1875 (1876) at Illinois
Hometown: Monroe, Wisconsin

Death: 2 September 1965

Interred: Greenwood Cemetery, Monroe, Wisconsin

 

NoK Mrs. Catherine Walter Moore, wife, 418 E. Payne St., Monroe, WI (hometown), father of at least 2 daughters; attended U. of Mich. ca. '96-'98; graduated Rush Med. College in '00; residency at Presbyterian Hosp., Chicago, IL; established med. practice at Monroe, WI in '07; commissioned 1st Lt., Med. Corps, Wisconsin National Guard, in or prior to '12; Maj. with Med. Det., 3D Wis. Inf., WNG, during Mexican Border Crisis; same position when mobilized 15 Jul. '17; assigned to Med. Det., 128TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; may have also served with HQ, 32D Div.; WIA, listed on 21 Mar. '19 casualty list; earned Div. Citation, likely basis of Silver Star Citation; earned Croix de Guerre; depicted with other Div. med. staff in Army Signal Corps photograph 49348 [3961D8]; upon return to U.S., detailed to Gen. Hosp. No. 28, Ft. Sheridan, IL ca. May '19.

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108.   

Murphy, Frank F.

First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 13 October 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), First Sergeant Frank F. Murphy (ASN: 285068), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. First Sergeant Murphy distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company M, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Romagne, France, 13 October 1918, in assuming command of, reorganizing, and leading his company to the objective.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 8 (March 1, 1920)
Born: 16 December 1897 (1898) at Janesville, Wisconsin
Hometown: Janesville, Wisconsin

Death: 26 March 1969 at Janesville, Wisconsin

Interred: Milton Lawns Memorial Park, Janesville, Wisconsin

 

He enlisted in Co. M, 1ST Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Janesville, WI; was Sgt. in the unit when mobilize 15 Jul. '18; assigned to Co. M, 128TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; earned Croix de Guerre; twice WIA, gassed at Montfaucon; earned Purple Heart; obituary states he was awarded “the distinguished service cross, purple heart and silver star by the U. S. in recognition of his war service as a captain during the siege of Juvigny, France.”; I have found no other indication of a DSC; discharged at Camp Grant, IL on 19 May '19; married Rodella (Redella) Peich (Teich) at Janesville, WI in Aug. '21, father of 1; joined Janesville Fire Dept. on 1 Aug. '19, retired as Chief on 28 Feb. '51; he had succeeded his father, Cornelius, as Chief in '35; past cdr. of American Legion Post at Janesville, WI; resided at 522 S. Bluff St., Janesville, WI at '40 census; resided at 724 Grove St., Janesville, WI ca. '69.

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109.   

Norris, Orra Lee (Oral)

Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 31 July - 6 August 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Major (Medical Corps) Oral Norris, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Major Norris distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving as a Medical Officer the 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action in the valley of the Ourcq, France, from 31 July to 6 August 1918, in assisting the wounded under heavy enemy fire.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 3 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 16 July 1870 at Delta, Ohio
Hometown: Deshler, Ohio

Death: 11 September 1921 at Deshler, Ohio

Interred: Woodlawn Cemetery, Deshler, Ohio

 

Married Rose M. Waltz prior to '00 census, father of at least 2; Capt. assigned to Med. Det., 126TH Inf. (128TH Inf.) on 1 Oct. '17; assigned Regt. Surgeon on 15 Aug. '18; also earned Croix de Guerre; promoted Maj. on 11 Nov. '18; Maj. in Officers' Reserve Corps ca. '20.

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110.   

O'Connell, George Francis ‘Fighting George’

Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army

Company B, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 4 August 1918

Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Major [then Captain] (Infantry) George F. O'Connell, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Major O'Connell distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action at Fismes, France, 4 August 1918, in making a reconnaissance under enemy fire and by his brilliant leadership.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 3 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 18 February 1879 at Dane County, Wisconsin

Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin

Death: 24 November 1936 at Dane County, Wisconsin

Interred: Resurrection Cemetery, Madison, Wisconsin

 

Brothers Martin J. and James W. served with 1ST Wis. Inf. during Spanish-American War; married Margaret Euletta Duffey, father of at least 1; worked as a clothier; enlisted in WNG; commissioned at some point; Capt. and cdr. of Sup. Co., 1ST Wis. Inf. when mobilized on 15 Jul. '17; assigned cdr. of Co. B when 127TH Inf. was organized; rode to France on USS George Washington; cited for his actions at Aisne-Marne, “Capt. George F. O’Connell of Madison, Wis., and Lieut. Horace L. Anderson of Beloit, Wis., together with Capt. Paul Schmidt of Sheboygan, Wis., have been commended for courage and leadership in connection with the capture of Fismes.”; promoted to Maj. and Bn. Cdr.; landed in New York in early May '19 aboard USS George Washington; served in post-war WNG; Col. and Cdr. of 1ST Wis. Inf. when it received federal recognition on 7 Jul. '21, this was a temp. unit during post-war reorganization of 32D Div. and WNG; resigned as Brig. Gen. and Cdr. of 64TH Inf. Bde. on 1 Feb. '29, due to physical disability incurred in line of duty; succeeded by Col. Paul B. Clemens; assigned Col. and Aide-de-Camp to the Commander-in-Chief on 2 Feb. '29.

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111.   

O'Connor, William Patrick 'Father Bill'

Chaplain (Captain), U.S. Army

Headquarters, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 

Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 18 October 1886 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Death: 13 July 1973 at Madison, Wisconsin at age 86

Interred: Resurrection Cemetery, Madison, Wisconsin

 

Graduated St. Francis Seminary, Class of '12; post graduate studies at Marquette U. in '15 and Catholic U. of America in '16; commissioned 1st Lt., Chaplain, 1ST Wis. Cav., Wisconsin National Guard, on 29 Jun. '17; assigned Chaplain, 120TH FA Regt., when 32D Div. was organized; earned Croix de Guerre, likely for carrying a wounded French officer to safety under fire near Soissons; appointed Senior Chaplain, HQ, 32D Div., on 19 Nov. (11 Nov.) '18, the youngest Senior Chaplain in the Army; departed 120TH FA Regt. for Div. HQ on 4 Dec. '18; succeeded by Chaplain George P. Horst as Chaplain of 120TH FA Regt., he arrived on 24 Dec. '18; promoted Capt. in Mar. '19; stationed at Rengsdorf, Germany with Army of Occupation; discharged at Camp Upton, NY on 13 May '19; earned doctorate at Catholic U. of America in '21 ('20); taught at St. Francis Seminary for 20 years; appointed pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Milwaukee ca. May '41; Bishop of Diocese of Superior, WI on 17 Mar. '42; founding Bishop of newly formed Diocese of Madison, WI on 12 Mar. '46; established Holy Name Seminary at Madison, WI in '62; retired 22 Feb. '67; Chaplain of Post No. 1 of American Legion, 32D Div. Veteran Assn., and Wis. State Council of Knights of Columbus.

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112.   

O'Neil, Carl

Private First Class, U.S. Army

Company H, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 31 July 1918

Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Private Carl O'Neil (ASN: 2306117), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Private O'Neil distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company H, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Cierges, France, 31 July 1918. Although wounded, he continued to fire his automatic rifle until wounded a second time.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 5 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 5 October 1895

Hometown: Engadine, Michigan

Death: 28 January 1963

Interred: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan

 

He enlisted in Michigan National Guard on 19 Jun. '17; also earned Croix de Guerre w/palm for continuing to fire his automatic rifle after he was WIA; discharged 13 Mar. '19.

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113.   

*Palmer, James Shrigley

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

Date of Action: likely 30 and 31 August 1918, see below
Citation Needed:

General Orders:
Born: 8 June 1896
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Death: 31 August 1918 at Juvigny

Interred: Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

Status: KIA

 

He graduated Culver Military Academy in '13; attended Mich. Agricultural College, engr. course; worked in cost dept. of Ford Motor Co.; SN 263346; applied for officer training, denied because he was too short; also earned Croix de Guerre w/silver star for his actions as platoon leader.

 

114.   

*Parkinson, Homer Nathaniel

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

Date of Action: 15 October 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Sergeant Homer Parkinson (ASN: 274099), United States Army, is cited (Posthumously) by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant Parkinson distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company F, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Bois de Bantheville, France, 15 October 1918, in continually maintaining liaison under heavy machine gun and shell fire.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 4 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 21 November 1892 at Willow Springs Township, Lafayette County, Wisconsin
Hometown: Blanchardville, Wisconsin

Death: 18 October 1918

Interred: Graceland Cemetery, Mineral Point, Wisconsin

Status: KIA

 

He attended State Normal School, Platteville, WI; enlisted in Wisconsin National Guard in Jul. '17, possibly Co. I, 4TH Wis. Inf. at Platteville, Co. H, 1ST Wis. Inf. at Monroe, or another unit; battles include Ronchères, Verdun; WIA Jul. '18; brother Lee N. served with Co. H, 127TH Inf. and DW 4 Oct. '18; mother received letter of condolence from his cdr., Capt. Arthur F. LaRouche; namesake for the Homer & Lee Parkinson Post No. 170 of American Legion at Mineral Point, WI.

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115.   

Pearson, Harvey L.

U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, possibly Headquarters Company (presumed), 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born:
Hometown:

 

116.   

Pearson, LeRoy Alfred

Captain, U.S. Army
Headquarters, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action:
Citation Needed: Capt. Pearson earned Silver Star Citation for his actions at Juvigny circa the end of Aug. to early Sep. ‘18.

General Orders:
Born: 12 October 1884 at Urban, Michigan
Hometown: Port Huron, Michigan

Death: 10 April 1969 at West Palm Beach, Florida

Interred: Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron, Michigan

 

He graduated Sandusky H. S.; attended Dean Business College; married Mary Young; married Bertha Genevieve Conroy at Port Huron, MI in Apr. '12, father of 1; worked in insurance; resided at 918 Howard St., Port Huron, MI; enlisted in Co. M, 1ST Mich. Inf., Mich. NG at Port Huron, MI on 17 May '04; promoted Cpl., Co. C, 3D Mich. Inf., Port Huron, MI, on 5 Jul. '05; promoted Sgt. on 29 Jul. '06; commissioned 1st Lt. in Co. C, 3D Mich. Inf., on 24 Feb. '08; promoted Capt. and Cdr. of Co. C, 33D Mich. Inf., on 10 Sep. '12; served during Mexican Border Crisis; served with G-3 Section, HQ, 32D Div.; earned Div. Citation, likely the basis for the Silver Star Citation; also earned Croix de Guerre w/gilt star for his actions as liaison 28 Aug.-6 Sep. ‘18; attended Gen. Staff College at Langres; served in post-war Mich. NG; promoted Maj. on 6 Dec. '19, assigned S.Q.M. and U.S.P. and D.O. in QM Corps of State Staff; appointed QM Gen. of MI; promoted Lt. Col. in '22; assigned G-4, HQ, 32D Div.; appointed Adjutant General of MI in Jan. '43; promoted Brig. Gen. in Mar. '43; retired ca. 30 Nov. '47 after 43 years of service.

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117.   

Perry, Donald E.

First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army
Company A, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action: 28 July 1918 (date may be typographical error, the Division’s first combat in the Aisne-Marne occurred on 30 Jul. ’18, date is likely 1 Aug. ’18, same as Croix de Guerre)
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Second Lieutenant (Infantry) Donald E. Perry, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Second Lieutenant Perry distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action on the Vesle, France, 28 July 1918, and by his brilliant leadership.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 4 (June 3, 1919)
Born:
Hometown: Coldwater, Michigan

 

Enlisted in Michigan National Guard; Sgt. in Co. A, 126TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; commissioned 2d Lt. on 4 Dec. '17 and assigned to Co. M, 126TH Inf.; attended First Army Corps School 4 Jun.-9 Jul. '18; detailed as Scout Off., 3D Bn., 126TH Inf. on 10 Jul. '18; earned Croix de Guerre w/gilt star for his actions 1 Aug. ‘18 near Sergy as platoon leader; WIA, gassed, 4 Aug. '18 near Ville-Savoye; recommended for Distinguished Service Cross by Capt. George L. Olsen for his actions at Aisne-Marne; returned to duty 12 Sep. '18 and assigned to Co. A, 126TH Inf.; WIA 4 Oct. '18 near Gesnes; promoted 1st Lt. on 15 Oct. '18; returned to duty 28 Oct. '18; evacuated to hosp., sick, 6 Nov. '18; did not return to unit.

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118.   

Peterson, Harry

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action: 31 August to 1 September 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Sergeant Harry Peterson (ASN: 284600), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant Peterson distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company I, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Juvigny, France, 31 August - 1 September 1918, in making a personal reconnaissance.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 4 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 17 October 1894
Hometown: Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Death: 7 September 1972

Interred: Mount Hope Cemetery, Ashland, Wisconsin

 

He enlisted in Co. L, 2D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Rhinelander, WI; was Pfc. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Co. L or Co. I, 128TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; also earned Croix de Guerre.

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119.   

Phillips, John C.

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 23 June 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Corporal John Phillips (ASN: 281537), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Corporal Phillips distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company M, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Diefmatten, Alsace, 23 June 1918. Although surrounded by a raiding party of the enemy, he refused to surrender, and succeeded in fighting his way back to our lines.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 4 (June 3, 1919)
Born:
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Death:

Interred:

Status:

 

Soldier in Michigan National Guard when it mobilized 15 July 1917; he, Sgt. Dewey F. Slocum and Cpl. Newtown Bell were part of a patrol from 4TH Plt. of Co. M in the early morning of 23 Jun. ‘18, led by 1st Lt. Carl A. Johnson; they were making their way through the trenches to occupy an advanced OP near Diefmatten, Alsace, when they were attacked by a German raiding party; 1st Lt. Johnson, in the lead, was seriously wounded and the rest of the patrol was forced to withdraw, leaving Slocum, Bell and Phillips cut off and vulnerable in the trench; they could not withdraw, but refused calls to surrender; they inflicted at least 4 casualties while holding off the German raiding party before the enemy laid down a heavy artillery barrage on the position; the 3 of them were able to withdraw through the barrage and rejoin their group; 1st Lt. Johnson became the first U.S. officer killed on German soil; he was WIA 31 Jul. ‘18.

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120.   

*Piper, Elmer Lewis

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 125TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action: 31 July 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Sergeant Elmer L. Piper (ASN: 263418), United States Army, is cited (Posthumously) by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant Piper distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company K, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Sergy, France, 31 July 1918, while directing his platoon under fire.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 4 (June 3, 1919) & A.E.F. Citation Orders No. 8 (1920)
Born: 1888
Hometown: Gaastra, Michigan

Death: 10 October 1918

Interred: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

Status: KIA

 

Also had ties to Palatka, MI, Baltimore, MD, and Parsonsburg, MD; attended Mich. Normal School, Class of '10; married.

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121.   

Plante, Eugene

U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, possibly Headquarters Company (presumed), 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born:
Hometown:

 

122.   

Platten, Michael Anthony 'Tony'

Cook, U.S. Army
Battery B, 121ST Field Artillery Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Family history says he earned Silver Star Citation.

General Orders:
Born: 1 September 1896 at Green Bay, Wisconsin
Hometown: Green Bay, Wisconsin

Death: 19 August 1976 at Green Bay, Wisconsin

Interred: Fort Howard Memorial Park, Green Bay, Wisconsin

 

Also earned the Distinguished Service Cross.

 

123.   

*Polak, Mieczysław Thomas 'Max'

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company K, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.

Date of Action: 4 October 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Private First Class Max Polak (ASN: 274876), United States Army, is cited (Posthumously) by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Private First Class Polak distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company K, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action at Bois de Gesnes, France, 4 October 1918, in remaining at his post under heavy fire.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 8 (March 1, 1920)
Born: 30 June 1898 at Poland
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Death: 5 October 1918 (some references state 15 October)

Interred: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

Status: KIA

 

He enlisted in Wisconsin National Guard; Alsace, Fismes, Juvigny, Verdun, Bois de Chene.

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124.   

Porter, Charles T.

U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, possibly Headquarters Company (presumed), 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born:
Hometown:

 

125.   

Powell, Joseph E.

Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 29 August - 2 September 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Private Joseph E. Powell (ASN: 1875202), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Private Powell distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company H, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Juvigny, France, 29 August - 2 September 1918. Although several times gassed, he remained on duty.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 4 (June 3, 1919)
Born:
Hometown: 

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126.   

Prellwitz, Emil G. (Prellivitz)

Major, U.S. Army
Headquarters, 3D Battalion, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 30 August - 1 September 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Major (Infantry) Emil G. Prellwitz, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Major (Infantry) Prellwitz distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action at Juvigny, France, 30 August - 1 September 1918, in personally leading his battalion against strong enemy machine gun nests.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 4 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 6 August 1887 at Green Lake, Wisconsin
Hometown: Ripon, Wisconsin

Death: 1 January 1941

Interred: Hillside Cemetery, Ripon, Wisconsin

 

Married Meta Hoffman, father of 1; enlisted in Co. D, 2D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Ripon, WI ca. '05; was Sgt. in the unit by '11; Capt. and Cdr. of the unit during Mexican Border Crisis; same position when mobilized 15 Jul. '17; assigned to Co. B, 128TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; promoted to Maj. and assigned Cdr. of 3D Bn., 128TH Inf.; earned 2 Croix de Guerre, received 1st one in Mar. '19, received Croix de Guerre w/silver star on 10 May '29 at Ripon, WI; WIA several times; earned Purple Heart; served in post-war WNG; Maj. and Cdr. of 2D Bn., 127TH Inf. when it received federal recognition 10 Jul. '20 during post-war reorganization of 32D Div.; retired as Lt. Col. and XO of 127TH Inf. ca. 22 Feb. '30 after 25 years of service due to ill health, succeeded by Col. J. Tracy Hale, Jr.; served as quartermaster at Veterans' Home at King, WI for 4 years; Ripon Post Master; owned a tavern near Ripon, WI; member of Order of Eastern Star.

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127.   

Reid, Carl Stanley

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born: 26 November 1894 at Everson, Washington
Hometown: South Lynden, Washington

Death: 2 February 1968

Interred: Greenacres Memorial Park, Ferndale, Washington

 

128.   

Reinert, Arthur 'Art'

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born: 24 January 1893 near Tigerton, Wisconsin
Hometown: Tilleda, Wisconsin

Death: 2 August 1931 at Clintonville, Wisconsin

Interred: Graceland Cemetery, Clintonville, Wisconsin

 

He enlisted in Co. F, 4TH Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Shawano, WI on 20 Apr. '17; SN 274249; assigned to Co. F, 127TH Inf., when 32D Div. was organized; transferred to HQ Co., 127TH Inf. on 11 Apr. '18; discharged 17 May '19; brother Harry also served; married Ida M. Schwartzkopf, father of 5; passed away 2 Aug. '31 at Clintonville, WI, drowned in the Pigeon River just above Rohrer Mill dam, lost his balance while trying to pull his 9-year old daughter out of the water onto the pier when she was done swimming, he could not swim.

 

129.   

Rieboldt, Norman Oliver 'Oliver'

Private First Class, U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, possibly Headquarters Company (presumed), 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born: 4 July 1898
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Death: 16 May 1987

Interred: Highland Memorial Park, New Berlin, Wisconsin

 

Married Hannah Regina Strommen, father of 3; resided at West Allis, WI at '40 census.

 

130.   

Rinaldi, George

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 28 July 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Sergeant George Rinaldi (ASN: 280408), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant Rinaldi distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company H, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action on the Vesle River, France, 28 July 1918, in leading a patrol through artillery and machine gun fire.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 5 (June 3, 1919)
Born:
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Death:

Interred:

 

Soldier in Michigan National Guard when it mobilized 15 July 1917; SN 280408; gassed 4 Aug. '18; WIA 9 Oct. '18; also earned Belgian Ordre de Leopold II (chevalier), Royal Decree of 27 Feb. ’20, “In recognition of meritorious service rendered the Allied cause.”; and Croix de Guerre w/silver star for his actions 4 Aug. ’18 leading a patrol near Fismes.

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131.   

Robar, Irene Marie

Warrant Officer Three (Nurse Corps), U.S. Army
127TH Field Hospital, 107TH Sanitary Train, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 29 July 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Miss Irene Robar, United States Army Nurse Corps, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded her. Hiss Robar distinguished herself by gallantry in action while serving with Hospital No. 127, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, on 29 July 1918, in attending to the wounded during an artillery bombardment.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 8 (March 1, 1920)
Born: 29 December 1886 at Aurelia, Iowa
Hometown: Alta, Iowa

Death: 1 June 1986 at Denver, Colorado

Interred:

 

She attended Morningside College; graduated Northwestern U., Med. School, Training School for Nurses at Wesley Memorial Hosp., ca. '16; entered service 8 Nov. '17; Army Nurse Corps; sailed for France on 12 Dec. '17; landed at Liverpool on 25 Dec. '17; landed at Boulogne on 29 Dec.; served at American Red Cross Military Hosp. No. 1 at Paris; served at Base Hosp. No. 66 at Neufchâteau; attached to 125TH and later 127TH Fld. Hosp., 107TH San. Tr.; she served with her classmate and friend, Lina E. 'Linnie' Leckrone, who earned the Silver Star Citation during the same event; they were 2 of the first 3 women to earn the Silver Star Citation; like her friend, she probably never knew she had earned it; sailed from St. Nazaire on 6 Feb. '19; landed at New York on 28 Feb. '19; discharged on 5 Mar. '19; brothers Clifton J. and Garret D. also served; resided at Chicago, IL at '20 census; resided at Rutland, MA at '40 census.

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132.   

Rose, Harry J.

First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 1 August 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), First Sergeant Harry Rose (ASN: 280174), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. First Sergeant Rose distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company A, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Cierges, northwest of Chateau-Thierry, France, 1 August 1918, in giving aid to the wounded under heavy enemy fire.”  Some felt 1st Sgt. Rose deserved more recognition.  According to Lt. Col. Glenn W. Garlock’s memoirs, Capt. Sheridan felt that 1st Sgt. Rose “was one of the most courageous men he knew in the whole war. Rose attacked and killed a gun crew below Bellevue Farm. Half an hour later when Co. A attempted to rush across an open stubble field toward Reddy Farm and was driven back by the fire of a dozen machineguns Rose was caught and laid flat until he located the gun that was firing at him. Then he jumped up, rushed the gun and killed the crew. Following that he carried in at least six wounded men who had fallen in the field. All of this was done under heavy fire. I cannot recall that Rose ever received a decoration but I don't know what more he could have done to merit one.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 4 (June 3, 1919)
Born:
Hometown: Granton, Wisconsin

Death: 11 March 1939 at home in Marion, Iowa

Interred:

 

He enlisted in Co. A, 3D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Neillsville, WI; was Pvt. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; Sgt. when mobilized 15 Jul. '17, brother Harold E. was Pvt. in same unit; assigned to Co. A, 128TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; some thought he had been killed on 1 Aug. '18 near Cierges, the next day Lt. Col. Glenn W. Garlock passed a disturbing sight, “I saw ahead a soldier kneeling in a shell hole, rifle in hand, upright with the butt on the ground. I wondered why he was there but when I saw his face and the red stains on his gas mask at the alert under his chin I perceived he was dead and had retained the position he had taken when hit. He carried a musette bag and on its strap I saw the name of Harry Rose, 1st Sergeant Co. A, 128th Inf.”; Garlock soon learned that the body was not Rose, but a company runner or clerk who was carrying company records for the 1st Sgt., the unfortunate Soldier was 1 of 18 Pvts. from Co. A killed that day; severely WIA, listed on 15 Oct. '18 casualty list.

 

133.   

Rotham, Edward

U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, possibly Headquarters Company (presumed), 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born:
Hometown:

 

134.   

Rothman, Joseph

First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army
3D Battalion, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 5 October 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), First Lieutenant (Infantry) Joseph Rothman, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. First Lieutenant (Infantry) Rothman distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the 3d Battalion, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Gesnes, France, 5 October 1918, in directing the attack of his battalion under fire.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 8 (March 1, 1920)
Born:
Hometown:

 

135.   

Scheffner, Orville George

Mechanic, U.S. Army
Company A, 119TH Machinegun Battalion, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 30 August 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Bugler Orville Scheffner (ASN: 272751), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Bugler Scheffner distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company A, 119th Machine-Gun Battalion, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Juvigny, France, 30 August 1918, in accomplishing an important mission under heavy shell fire.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 6 (June 3, 1919)
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 Croix de Guerre for his actions as message runner through heavy artillery fire at Soissons; 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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136.   

Schindler, Gregor D.

Private, U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, possibly Headquarters Company (presumed), 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born: 2 December 1891 or 1892 at Sardis, OH
Hometown: in Montana

Death: 30 October 1872 at Livingston, Montana at age 80

Interred: Park View Memorial Gardens, Livingston, Montana

 

Resided at Union, WV at '10 census; entered service from MT; married Mary, father of 7; resided at Moon Creek, MT at '30 census, Park Co., MT at '40.

 

137.   

Schmidt, Charles R.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 14 October 1918
Citation: By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Sergeant Charles R. Schmidt (ASN: 274257), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant Schmidt distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company F, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, France, 14 October 1918, in reorganizing two platoons and brilliantly leading them forward.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 4 (June 3, 1919)
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 Croix de Guerre; discharged at Camp Grant, IL on 18 May '19.

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138.   

Schneller, Frank Joseph

Major, U.S. Army
32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed:

General Orders:
Born: 28 February 1878 at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Hometown: Neenah, Wisconsin

Death: 12 September 1954

Interred: Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield, Wisconsin

 

Son of Rev. Jacob and Anna Katherine (Hass) Schneller; graduated Sparta H. S. in '96; attended Lawrence College, capt. of football team '01-'02, class president in '02, alumni president for 3 years; married Marjorie M. Nicely, father of Frank Jr.; clerk and Kimberly Clark Co., Neenah, WI, ca. '05; enlisted in Co. L, 3D Wis. Inf., WNG, at Sparta, WI in '96; Sgt. in the unit during Spanish-American War; commissioned 2d Lt. in Co. I, 1ST Wis. Inf., in '02; won Gen. King revolver competition in '03, '13, '23; promoted 1st Lt.; transferred to WNG Reserve in '12; resumed active duty in WNG in '17; Capt. and Cdr. of HQ Co., 4TH Wis. Inf. at Chippewa Falls, WI when mobilized 15 Jul. '17; may have been Cdr. of Co. I, 128TH Inf. when 32D Div. when organized (listed as J. B. but his brother was already Lt. Col. by that time), succeeded by Capt. Bert L. Smith when promoted Maj. and reassigned; served in all engagements with 32D Div.; reportedly earned Silver Star; twice WIA; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; brother Lt. Col. John B., WNG, served in same unit during Spanish-American War and with 32D Div. in France, also twice WIA, also cited for gallantry; brother Jacob A. served in WNG from at least '06-'11, not sure if he served during the war; served in post-war WNG; Lt. Col. in HQ, 22D Cav. Div. ca. '26-'27; promoted Col. and assigned Aide de Camp on Gov. Kohler's staff 28 Jan. '29; son served in WNG in mid-'20s; 1st cdr. of James P. Hawley Post of American Legion at Neenah, WI; manager at Neenah Paper Co. and resided at 405 E. Columbian Ave. ca. '20s; retired as vice-president of Gilbert Paper Co. ca. '37; elected state cdr. of American Legion on 20 Aug. '27; national American Legion marksmanship director and state poppy chairman; judged pistol and rifle matches at '36 Olympics; member of Twin Cities Commandery No. 39 Knight Templar; past national cdr. of Military Order of Purple Heart; also member of VFW, United Spanish American War Veterans; honorary member of Neenah GAR; director of NRA.

 

139.   

Schubert, William

U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, possibly Headquarters Company (presumed), 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born:
Hometown:

 

140.   

Schultz, Charles G.

Private, U.S. Army
Battery C, 120TH Field Artillery Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 14 October 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Private Charles G. Schultz (ASN: 2314471), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Private Schultz distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Battery C, 120th Field Artillery, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Gesnes, France, 14 October 1918, in aiding in the rescue of two wounded soldiers under heavy shell fire.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 4 (June 3, 1919)
Born:
Hometown:  

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141.   

Severud, Albin

Private First Class, U.S. Army
__, __, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed:
General Orders:
Born: 18 May 1895 at Town of Maple Grove, Barron County, Wisconsin
Hometown: Barron, Wisconsin

Death: 5 June 1967 at Dallas, WI

Interred: New Scandinavia Cemetery, Town of Maple Grove, Barron County, Wisconsin

 

Son of Ole H. and Lena (Lina) N. (Arneson or Bergene) Severud; entered service 29 Jul. ‘17; served with 32D Div.; WIA; earned Purple Heart; transferred to Co. D, 4TH Ammo. Tr., 4TH Div.; not sure if he transferred before or after he earned Silver Star Citation and Purple Heart; discharged 27 May ‘19; married Evelyn Johnson on 8 Jun. ‘25, father of 6; farmer and carpenter; member of Brown-Selvig Post No. 212 of American Legion and Barron Co. WWI Barracks (Barron Co. Barracks 3078 of Veterans of WWI).

 

142.   

Shafer, Wilbur Floyd

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Battery C, 119TH Field Artillery Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 18 October 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Private Wilbur F. Shafer (ASN: 1434933), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Private Shafer distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Battery C, 119th Field Artillery Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Romagne, France, 18 October 1918, in bringing a gun caisson to a place of safety under heavy shell fire.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 4 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 30 May 1891
Hometown: Nebraska

Death: 20 December 1969

Interred: Los Banos Cemetery, Los Banos, California

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143.   

Sharpley, Morris J.

Corporal, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born: 12 February 1894 at Oconto Falls, Wisconsin
Hometown: Oconto Falls, Wisconsin

Death: 13 January 1965 at Kaukauna, Wisconsin

Interred: Resthaven Cemetery, Neenah, Wisconsin

 

He enlisted in Co. M, 2D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Oconto, WI; served during Mexican Border Crisis; assigned to Co. M, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; at least 3 of his 7 brothers also served, Sheldon D., also WNG, Co. M, 127TH Inf. and DW 2 Aug. '18, Truman W., also WNG, HQ Co., 150TH MG Bn., 42D Div., and Nathaniel, Camp Zachary Taylor; married Dimple, father of 2; resided at 815 6th St., Menasha, WI in '20; worked for Marathon Div. of American Can Co. at Menasha, WI; worked for Gunderson Cleaners at Menasha, WI; retired in '57; moved to Kaukauna, WI ca. '61.

 

144.   

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 (transcripts of citation list date of action as 31 Aug., but Pfc. Charles F. Comiska was KIA during the event and he died on 28 Aug. ’18)
Citation (Partial): “His section of the infantry company had been completely destroyed by enemy machinegun fire. Disregarding the intense enemy fire, he and two comrades seized an enemy machinegun nest and through an attack on the enemy’s flank, succeeded in capturing several pieces of equipment and 47 German soldiers.”  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; earned Croix de Guerre w/palm, likely for his actions 28 Aug. ‘18, received it 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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145.   

Shoup, Walter H. (A.)

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company A, 120TH Machinegun Battalion, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 5 August 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), First Lieutenant (Infantry) Walter A. Shoup, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. First Lieutenant Shoup distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the 120th Machine-Gun Battalion, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Fismes, France, 5 August 1918, in assuming command of and brilliantly leading his company forward in the attack.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 4 (June 3, 1919)
Born:
Hometown: Pontiac, Michigan

 

He joined Co. E, 33D Mich. Inf., Mich. NG; cited for his actions at Aisne-Marne, “mentioned for particular service during recent battles”; earned Div. Citation, likely basis for Silver Star Citation; served in post-war Mich. NG; Capt. and Cdr. of Co. M, 125TH Inf. at Pontiac, MI when it received federal recognition 2 Feb. '21; elected president of Co. A’s ‘Last Man’s Club’ in Nov. '40.

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146.   

Slocum, Dewey Franklin

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 23 June 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Sergeant Dewey F. Slocum (ASN: 281530), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant Slocum distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company M, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Diefmatten, Alsace, 23 June 1918. Although surrounded by a superior force of the enemy, he refused to surrender and succeeded in fighting his way out.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 4 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 25 April 1898 at Grand Rapids, Michigan
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Death: 20 February 1967 (some references state 1 February 1968)

Interred: Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Soldier in Michigan National Guard when it mobilized 15 July 1917; he, Cpl. Newtown Bell and Cpl. John C. Phillips were part of a patrol from 4TH Plt. of Co. M in the early morning of 23 Jun. ‘18, led by 1st Lt. Carl A. Johnson; they were making their way through the trenches to occupy an advanced OP near Diefmatten, Alsace, when they were attacked by a German raiding party; 1st Lt. Johnson, in the lead, was seriously wounded and the rest of the patrol was forced to withdraw, leaving Slocum, Bell and Phillips cut off and vulnerable in the trench; they could not withdraw, but refused calls to surrender; they inflicted at least 4 casualties while holding off the German raiding party before the enemy laid down a heavy artillery barrage on the position; the 3 of them were able to withdraw through the barrage and rejoin their group; 1st Lt. Johnson became the first U.S. officer killed on German soil; he was WIA, gassed, 29 Aug. '18; he operated National Service Station near intersection of 49th St. and National Ave. in West Milwaukee, WI around the '40s to ‘60s; he was a prolific and renowned golfer for many years, including Wis. American Legion championship; after retirement he built and ran Slocum Golf Club near Pewaukee, opened in '62, currently known as Willow Run Golf Club.

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147.   

Stadelmann, Elmer

U.S. Army
127TH Infantry Regiment, possibly Headquarters Company (presumed), 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born:
Hometown:

 

148.   

Stearns, Gustav

Chaplain (Captain), U.S. Army
Headquarters, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 1 September 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Chaplain Gustave Stearns, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Chaplain Stearns distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Juvigny, France, 1 September 1918, in burying the dead under heavy shell fire.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 4 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 1874 at New Richland, Minnesota
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Death: 1951

Interred: Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

He graduated St. Olaf College; graduated United Lutheran Theological Seminary; ordained 1899; pastor of English Lutheran Church of the Ascension, Scott St. and Reed St., Milwaukee, WI; appointed Chaplain of 1ST Wis. Inf., WNG, 25 Nov. '14; attained rank of 1st Lt. by the time they mobilized for Mexican Border Crisis; assigned Chaplain of 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; rode to France on USS George Washington; WIA 12 Jul. '18 by shrapnel near Badricourt; WIA 1 Sep. '18 near Juvigny while aiding wounded and burying deceased Soldiers under heavy shellfire (several references state he was WIA that day, but he did not mention it in his letter describing the incident); cited for gallantry 1 Sep. '18 near Juvigny, “receiving highest of the three grades of citations [brigade-, division, and AEF-level citations], signed by General Pershing,” his original citation, issued 27 Mar. '19, was the basis for his Silver Star Citation, issued 3 Jun. '19; he had been recommended for Distinguished Service Cross; discharged 18 May '19 at Camp Grant, IL; continued to serve in post-war WNG; promoted Maj. 1 Jan. '25; attained rank of Lt. Col. by '34; resigned as pastor of his church in May '34 after 35 years of service, then became Protestant Chaplain of the Milwaukee Soldiers Home; president of Army Chaplains Assn. in '32-'33; elected president of newly formed Wis. Dept. of U.S. Army Chaplains' Assn. in May '34; as of 1 Jan. '46 he had married 2,995 couples, baptized 3,653 children, and officiated at 3,783 funerals; namesake of Gustav Stearns Memorial Chapel, which was part of an addition to his former church ca. Nov. '53.

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149.   

Stone, Clarence G.

Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 128TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 31 August 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Private Clarence G. Stone (ASN: 284965), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Private Stone distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company K, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Juvigny, France, 31 August 1918, in successfully accomplishing his mission under heavy machine gun, shell and sniper fire.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 4 (June 3, 1919)
Born:
Hometown:

 

Earned Silver Star Citation for his actions 31 Aug. '18 near Juvigny under heavy fire; earned Croix de Guerre.

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150.   

Strong, Clement Joseph

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born: 18 December 1896 at St. Louis, Missouri
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Death: 1 March 1970 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

NoK Reeva Strong, 2601 Walnut St., Milwaukee, WI; worked as electroplater at National Plating Works; enlisted in Wisconsin National Guard at Milwaukee, WI; discharged at Camp Grant, IL on 15 May '19; married Lorraine, father of 3; resided at 1006 S. 122 St., Wauwatosa, WI at '40 census; married Alosia (Shaw) Lopeneit in '50; member of Corp. Henry J. Schafer Post of VFW.

 

151.   

Teeple, Angus Oliver

Corporal, U.S. Army

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

Date of Action: 31 July 1918

Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Corporal Angus Teeple (ASN: 2805), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Corporal Teeple distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company M, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Sergy, France, 31 July 1918, in crawling forward under heavy machine gun and artillery fire and bringing in a wounded comrade.” The Soldier he rescued was Frank Stebbins, Cpl. Teeple carried him 200 yards through fire to safety.

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 6 (June 3, 1919)

Born: February 1891 at Michigan

Hometown: Bay Mills, Michigan

Death: 1958

Interred: Mission Hill Cemetery, Brimley, Michigan

 

Native American; enlisted in Co. M, 125TH Inf., Mich. NG, at Camp Custer, MI shortly after it mobilized 15 Jul. '17; also earned Div. Citation, likely basis for Silver Star Citation; never wounded himself, but several times bullets passed through his clothes, some grazed his flesh; brothers Frank C. and Daniel H. 'Hank' also served, both WIA; drove 375 miles in stormy weather from his home at Brimley, MI to Owosso to attend 1st annual reunion of Co. M, 125TH Inf. on 6 Jun. '31, the rain kept many from attending, he met Frank Stebbins for the 1st time since he rescued him; son served in Navy during WWII.

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152.   

Thomson, Daniel Duke (Thompson)

Captain, U.S. Army

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

Date of Action: 14 October 1918

Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Captain Daniel D. Thomson, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Captain Thomson distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving as Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action southwest of Romagne, France, 14 October 1918, in securing valuable information under enemy fire.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 8 (March 1, 1920)

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.

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153.   

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 (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)
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Corporal Jerrold B. Thomson (ASN: 281223), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Corporal Thomson distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company L, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action on the Vesle, France, [4 August] 1918, in guiding his section forward under heavy shell fire.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 6 (June 3, 1919)
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 Croix de Guerre w/gilt star, continued to serve after being WIA by shrapnel; WIA 4 Aug. '18; 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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154.   

Thorington, John Lewis

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born: 11 July 1891 at Gladwin, Michigan
Hometown: Shawano, Wisconsin

Death: 4 October 1980 at age 89

Interred: Highland Cemetery, Gladwin, Michigan

 

He enlisted in Co. F, 4TH Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Shawano, WI on 19 Apr. '17; SN 274166; assigned to Co. F, 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; promoted Pfc. 15 Oct. '17; transferred to HQ Co., 127TH Inf. on 11 Apr. '18; discharged 18 May '19; brother Benjamin was KIA 27 Sep. '18, brother Orland F. also served; married Edna Mabel Fries at Gladwin, MI on 31 Dec. '21, father of 7; resided at Sage Township, Gladwin Co., MI at '40 census; retired farmer; member of Gladwin Co. WW I Barracks; member of Farm Bureau.

 

155.   

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 (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)

Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Private Stuart P. Tice (ASN: 263824), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Private Tice distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company I, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action on the Vesle, France, 28 July 1918, in going out under terrific machine gun fire and bringing in a wounded soldier.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 6 (June 3, 1919)

Born: circa 1900 at Michigan

Hometown: Croswell, Michigan

 

NoK Mrs. Minnie Tice, Richmond, MI; served with Co. L or Co. I, 125TH Inf.; earned Croix de Guerre w/bronze star for his actions 31 Jul. ’18 near Cierges, rescued wounded comrade under fire; 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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156.   

*Turley, Clarence Lonnie

Corporal, U.S. Army

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

Date of Action:

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, Purple Heart, and Croix de Guerre.

 

157.   

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 1918 (some transcripts of citation list date as 28 Jul., the Div. didn't enter front line in that sector until evening of 29 Jul., actual date is more likely 1 Aug., when he was WIA)

Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Private Isadore Vissillo (ASN: 278898), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Private Vissillo distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company A, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action on the Vesle, France, [1 August] 1918, in remaining with seven wounded comrades under heavy machine gun and shell fire.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 6 (June 3, 1919)

Born: 1892 at Italy

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

 

He earned Croix de Guerre w/gilt star for evacuating wounded under fire after he had been WIA; 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.

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158.   

Vonk, Cornelius J.

Sergeant, U.S. Army

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

Date of Action: 28 July 1918 (the Div. didn't enter front line in that sector until evening of 29 Jul.)

Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Sergeant Cornelius J. Vonk (ASN: 280884), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant Vonk distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company K, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action on the Vesle, France, 28 July 1918, in voluntarily crossing an open field under enemy observation and machine gun fire and securing valuable information.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 6 (June 3, 1919)

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 Croix de Guerre w/gilt star for his efforts to maintain contact with adjacent unit under fire; 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.

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159.   

Walker, Charles

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Battery E, 119TH Field Artillery Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 12 August 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Private First Class Charles Walker (ASN: 297725), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Private First Class Walker distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Battery E, 119th Field Artillery Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Chery-Chartreuve, France, 12 August 1918, in going to the rescue of wounded under heavy shell fire.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 5 (June 3, 1919)
Born:
Hometown:

Death:

Interred:

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160.   

*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
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Corporal Carl W. Walling (ASN: 139050), United States Army, is cited (Posthumously) by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Corporal Walling distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Headquarters Company, 147th Field Artillery Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Soissons, France, 30 August 1918, in remaining on duty in an observation post under heavy shell fire until mortally wounded.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 5 (June 3, 1919)
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 awarded Croix de Guerre, likely posthumous, for his actions as forward observer under fire; 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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161.   

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 (1 reference states 8 Aug., but the Div. was relieved on 7 Aug.)
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Second Lieutenant (Infantry) William Ward, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Second Lieutenant Ward distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action on the Ourcq River, France, [31 July] 1918. After being severely wounded, he refused to be evacuated and remained with his platoon.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 5 (June 3, 1919)
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.; also earned Div. Citation, likely basis for Silver Star Citation; earned Croix de Guerre w/gilt star for his actions 31 Jul. ‘18 near Cierges; 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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162.   

Watkins, William Clarence

Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 31 August 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Major [then Captain] (Medical Corps) William C. Watkins, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Major Watkins distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the Medical Detachment, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Juvigny, France, 31 August 1918, in caring for the wounded under heavy shell fire.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 5 (June 3, 1919)
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; also earned Croix de Guerre for his actions as medical officer under fire, 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.

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163.   

Waugh, William Newman

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 5 October 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Sergeant William N. Waugh (ASN: 274169), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant Waugh distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company F, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Tronsot Farm, France, 5 October 1918, in rounding up scattered groups and stragglers and leading them forward under heavy enemy fire.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 5 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 4 July 1899 at Wisconsin
Hometown: South Beloit, Illinois

Death: 17 June 1969

Interred: Pinnacle Hill Cemetery, Roscoe, Illinois

 

He also earned Croix de Guerre, recommended by his co. cdr. for “repeated acts of bravery”; 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.

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164.   

*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 (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)
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Sergeant Roy Webster (ASN: 281143), United States Army, is cited [posthumously] by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant Webster distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company L, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action on the Vesle, France, [4 August] 1918, in reorganizing his platoon under severe machine gun and artillery fire.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 6 (June 3, 1919)
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 Croix de Guerre w/palm, posthumously, for his ability to lead and reorganize his unit in attack on 4 Aug. ‘18 near Ville-Savoye; 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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*Weigell, Carl A.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Battery A, 120TH Field Artillery Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 14 October 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Sergeant Carl Weigell (ASN; 2302273), United States Army, is cited (Posthumously) by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant Weigell distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Battery A, 120th Field Artillery, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Gesnes, France, 14 October 1918, in remaining at his post under heavy fire.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 8 (March 1, 1920)
Born: 11 October 1890 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Death: 15 October 1918 near Gesnes

Interred: Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Status: KIA

 

He enlisted in Wisconsin National Guard at Milwaukee, WI on 6 Apr. '17 (the day U.S. declared war); namesake of Carl Weigell Chap. No. 1 of DAV at Milwaukee, WI.

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166.   

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 (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.)
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Sergeant Orville Weir (ASN: 261425), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Sergeant Weir distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company B, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action during the Oise-Aisne Offensive, France, 18 August 1918, and by his brilliant leadership of his platoon.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 6 (3 June 1919)
Born: 21 August 1895 at Detroit, Michigan
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Death: 1 February 1972

Interred:

 

He earned Croix de Guerre w/bronze star for his actions 31 Jul. ’18 as platoon leader near Cierges; 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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167.   

Weissgerber, Max Fred

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 
Citation Needed: Sgt. Alvah T. Lathrop, 1 of 49 recipients listed on the order, didn't know he had earned it until 1941, he implied all were assigned to 127TH Inf. and earned it for their actions as liaison/message runner, he wondered if others didn't know they had earned it.

General Orders: HQ, 64TH Infantry Brigade, General Orders No. 4 (16 Apr. ’19)
Born: 23 October 1895 at Appleton, Wisconsin
Hometown: Appleton, Wisconsin

Death: 13 January 1959

Interred: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California

 

He enlisted in HQ Co., 2D Wis. Inf., Wisconsin National Guard, at Appleton, WI; was Pvt. in that unit during Mexican Border Crisis; promoted to Pfc. between 13 Jul.-6 Aug. '17; assigned to HQ Co., 127TH Inf. when 32D Div. was organized; resided at 215 E. Winnebago St. (735 in old numbering system), Appleton, WI and worked at Chicago & North Western (C&NW) freight depot ca. '25; married Kathryn A.; moved to Glendale, CA prior to '30 census; resided at 2054 Chilton Dr., Glendale, CA at '40 census.

 

168.   

*Westnedge, Joseph Burchnall

Colonel, U.S. Army
126TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 28 July to 6 August 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Colonel (Infantry) Joseph B. Westnedge, United States Army, is cited (Posthumously) by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Colonel Westnedge distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving as Commanding Officer, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action between the Ourcq and Vesle Rivers, France, 28 July 1918, and by his brilliant leadership of his regiment.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 5 (June 3, 1919)
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., Mich. NG, 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 he earned DSC instead of DSM, 32D Div. in WW lists him as recipient of DSC and DSM, I haven't found any official information about DSC); earned a 32D Div. Citation, but that was likely the basis for the Silver Star Citation; earned Croix de Guerre w/palm, posthumously, for his leadership 31 Jul.-6 Aug. ’18 between the Ourcq and the Vesle; 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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*Wheeler, Tolman Douglas

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company G, 127TH Infantry Regiment, 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: 30 August 1918
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), First Lieutenant (Infantry) Tolman D. Wheeler, United States Army, is cited (Posthumously) by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. First Lieutenant Wheeler distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Juvigny, France, 30 August 1918, in reconnoitering the battalion lines during an attack.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 5 (June 3, 1919)
Born: 2 October 1891 at Walton, New York
Hometown: New York, New York

Death: 6 September 1918 (some references state 5 September)

Interred: Suresnes American Cemetery, may have been repatriated

Status: DW

 

He attended St. George's School, Middletown (Newport), RI, in '07-'08; graduated Polytechnic Institute; graduated Harvard in '15; entered 1st Plattsburg Officers' Training Camp 15 May '17; commissioned 2d Lt., engr., 15 Aug. '17; assigned to 301ST Engr., 76TH Div.; commissioned provisional 2d Lt., cav., Reg. Army, 17 Oct. '17; promoted temp. 1st Lt. on 12 Dec. '17 and transferred to Trp. F, 2D Cav. at Ft. Ethan Allen in Sep. '17; sailed for France 15 Mar. '18; transferred (attached) to Co. G (H), 127TH Inf. in Jul. '18; WIA 30 Aug. (31 Aug.) '18 at Juvigny; evacuated to Base Hospital No. 3 in Paris; DW 6 Sep. (5 Sep.) '18.

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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

Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Second Lieutenant (Infantry) James M. Wilson, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Second Lieutenant Wilson distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action in the Vosges sector, France, 8 July 1918, in bringing his patrol safely back to our lines after being severely wounded.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 5 (June 3, 1919)

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 Croix de Guerre w/gilt star for rescuing 2 of his men after he was WIA (also earned 2 palms, 1 on 11 Nov. '18, the other palm likely the 1 the Regt. earned, 1 reference states he also received bronze star on 11 Nov., either they confused bronze star for gilt star or he earned 4 Croix de Guerre, I think it is the former); received his 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); 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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*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 (some transcripts of citation list date as 8 Aug., the Div. was relieved from front line in that sector 7 Aug., actual date is more likely 2 Aug., as stated in Co. L history)
Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Mechanic Phillip R. Yaney (ASN: 281175), United States Army, is cited [posthumously] by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Mechanic Yaney distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company I, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Cierges, France, [2] August 1918, while on duty as a litter bearer.”
General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 6 (June 3, 1919)
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 (some transcripts of citation list date as 8 Aug., the Div. was relieved from front line in that sector 7 Aug., actual date is more likely 2 Aug., as stated in Co. L history); earned Croix de Guerre w/bronze star, posthumously, when he and another soldier rescued a wounded comrade, 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; recommended for Distinguished Service Cross 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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Zink, Phillip Jacob

Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army

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

Date of Action: 29 to 31 July 1918

Citation: “By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry) Phillip J. Zink, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Lieutenant Colonel Zink distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Cierges, France, 29 - 31 July 1918, in continually reconnoitering his front lines positions and remaining with his attacking troops.”

General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 5 (June 3, 1919)

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; also earned Distinguished Service Medal and Purple Heart; also earned Croix de Guerre w/silver star; 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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