Decatur County Heroes-The D.A.R. Honor Roll
Decatur County Journal
Thursday, November 20, l9l9
ALBERT LAWSON STANFORD--
Born in Decatur County, Eden Township, May 23, l892. Enlisted February l7, l9l8. Killed October l7, l9l8, in action. Co. K, ll9th Infantry Regiment.
HARLEY W. DAWSON --
Born October 23, l895. Died March 6, l9l8. Father's name E.F. DAWSON. Mother's name ROSA DAWSON. Enlisted September l8, l9l7. Discharged October 25, l9l7. Left wife, ETHEL, and child, REX. Discharged for disqualification from which he never recovered. Battery E, 339 F.A.
JASPER E. REYNOLDS --
Son of CHAS. AUSTIN and ELLEN MAY REYNOLDS. Corp., Co. E. Reg. 336 Field Art. Died of pneumonia in France, February 22, l9l9, 26 years of age.
RALPH A. JUDSON --
Son of MR. and MRS. ARTHUR JUDSON, of Lamoni, Iowa. Born in Lamoni, Iowa, l892. Enlisted at Phoenix, Arizona. Later transferred to Camp Cody, Wyo., from which place he went in the first draft contingent. Was a member of Co. M. l25th Inf. Killed in action July 3, l9l8.
GEO. WM. SMITH --
Son of MR. and MRS. HUGH T. SMITH, of Garden Grove, Iowa. Private, Co. F. Reg. 357 Inf. Died of pneumonia in France, October l2, l9l8, at the age of 24 years.
LYMAN F. CASE, Lamoni, Iowa --
Born at Nokemis, Illinois, August 7, l896. Enlisted May l9l7. First Lieut. Signal Reserve Corps, Aviation Section. At the time of his death, August l4, l9l8, was in l7th Aero Squadron.
FRANK MARION SOUTH, DeKalp, Iowa --
Born in Leon, Iowa, April l3th, l897. Enlisted at Des Moines, Iowa, June 4th, l9l8. Died on the U.S.S. Ohio, Base 2, September 25th, l9l8.
WILFRED DOLPH GARBER --
Born near Weldon, Iowa, September 4th, l893. Enlisted at Camp Dodge, Iowa, September 6th, l9l8, in Co. 42, ll Bat. l63 Depot Brigade, where he served four weeks, afterwards transferred to l36 Base Hospital Corps and moved to Camp Sheridan, Ala. Died there October l5, l9l8 of pneumonia, following Spanish Influenza.
WM. TOWNER BOHN, Lamoni, Iowa --
Born near Lamoni, Iowa, December 23, l896. Was drafted May 24, l9l8. Was Corporal in 35l Inf. Hd. Co., 88th Div. Died of pneumonia somewhere in France. Parents, DANIEL and EMMA BOHN. Enrolled at Mt. Ayr. The parents live in Lamoni.
HAROLD VANE GRENAWALT, Lamoni, Iowa --
Born April 8, l89l, in Eagleville, Mo., Harrison County.
Enlisted July 3lst, l9l7, in Des Moines, Iowa, in aviation branch. Wast lst Lieut. in 263 Hd. Co. Son of C.U. and W.K. GRENAWALT.
WM. MILNER --
Born October l4, l896. Place, Weldon, Iowa. Date of entry into service, September 6th, l9l8. Place, Camp Dodge in what unit he served, Co. 42 ll B.M. l63 R. Date and place of death, Camp Dodge, October l5, l9l8.
Place of burial, Metier Cemetery. Name of father, VERNE MILNER.
NEAL DOW CAMPBELL --
Born February 28, l895, near Grand River, Iowa. Enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve July 20, l9l8. Died at Great Lakes Training Station, September 22, l9l8, of pneumonia. Father W.H. CAMPBELL; mother, MINNIE, Grand River, Iowa. Co. L. 4th Reg., Camp Perry, Great Lakes, Ill.
EARL BAKER, Grand River, Iowa --
Son of RICHARD and HANNAH BAKER, born near Grand River, Iowa, October 25, l897. Enlisted in the navy at Des Moines, Iowa, June 3rd, l9l8. While at the Great Lakes he was in Co. l, Reg. 5. While at Norfolk, Va., went to Quartermaster School and was steerman on the U.S.S. Missouri at the time of his death.
TRU W. MYERS, Lamoni, Iowa --
Born May l, l896, at Deloit, Crawford County, Ia. Enlisted April 26, l9l8. Was a member of Co. l, 357 Regiment. Killed September 26, l9l8. Was buried where he fell, three-fourths mile from Prenys Moselle, France.
WHEELER BOVER, Lamoni, Iowa --
Born at Mount Ayr, Iowa, March l8th, l884. When 2l years old, enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served his time there and was honorably discharged but re-enlisted in the U.S. Infantry and was stationed at Fort George Wright, Washington. At the time of his death he was with Co. M. l59th Inf. Died of Meningitis January l5, l9l8. Parents, NANCY and HARRISON BOYER.
ROBT. GLENN COMBS --
Son of CHAS. F. and ROSA A. COMBS. Was born October 6, l894, at Leon, Iowa. Enlisted June l7, l9l8. Died April 6, l9l9, at Luxemburg, of pneumonia. Was a member of Battery C. 20th Field Art., 5th Division. Red Diamond Division. Corporal.
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