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WOODROW WILSON 
President of the United States 



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NEWTON D. BAKER 

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GENERAL PEYTON C. MARCH 
Chief of Staff, U. S. A. 



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GENERAL JOHN J. PERSHING 
Commanding General, A. E. F. 



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BRIGADIER GENERAL GEORGE H. ESTES 
Commanding 18th Division 



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THE COMMANDING GENERAL 



BRIGADIER -GENERAL GEORGE HENSON 
ESTES came to Camp Travis to command the 
Thirty-fifth Infantry Brigade of the Eighteenth 
Division, but upon his arrival he was placed in command 
of the division and of the camp. In that capacity he 
directed the swift organization and the equally swift 
training throughout the memorable days when the pros- 
pect of overseas service was a constant stimulus to com- 
manding officer and rear rank private. 

His previous military experience had been varied and 
distinguished, both in an executive capacity and in the 
field under fire. He came to the Cactus Division from 
General Staff duty at Washington, where he had organ- 
ized and directed the Statistics Branch of the General 
Staff, and served as War Department representative on 
the Requirements Division of the War Industries Board. 
He saw active s'ervice in Cuba, and was twice cited for 
distinguished conduct in action in the Philippines. 

General Estes was bom in Eufaula, Ala., January 30, 
1873. He was graduated from the U. S. Military Acad- 
emy, West Point, N. Y., in 1894, and was assigned as 
second lieutenant. Twentieth Infantry, which he joined at 
Fort Buford, North Dakota. 

He accompanied this regiment to Cuba and partici- 
pated with it in the campaign resulting in the surrender 
of the Spanish Army at Santiago, July 17, 1898. He was 
recommended by his regimental commander for a brevet 
as captain. 

Shortly after returning from Cuba he accompanied the 
Twentieth Infantry, in which he had now been promoted 
first lieutenant, to the Philippine Islands, arriving there 
March 1, 1899. He served with the regiment in various 
parts of the Islands until February, 1902, when it returned 
to the United States. Meanwhile he had been promoted 
captain. 

He received the commendation of the division com- 
mander for conduct in the engagement at Mt. Maquiling, 
August 27, 1901, and of his brigade and division com- 
manders for conduct at Caloocan, Batangas, December 
21, 1901. After only eighteen months in the United 
States, he returned to the Philippines, leaving San Fran- 



cisco December 1, 1903. Having served in Luzon and 
in Mindanao as a company commander and on the regi- 
mental staff, he returned to the United States with his 
regiment in March, 1906, and was stationed at the Presidio 
of Monterey, California, until he again went to the Phil- 
ippines in June, 1909. He was stationed in Manila on 
regimental staff duty until August, 1910, when his tour 
of duty as adjutant expired, and he was assigned to a 
company of the Twentieth Infantry at Fort Shafter, 
Honolulu, H. T., August, 1910. 

Having been detailed in the Subsistence Department, 
on December 1, 1910, he proceeded to the United States, 
and after a course at the School for Bakers and Cooks, 
at Fort Riley, Kansas, was with the infantry division, 
organized at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, March, 1911, as 
a division staff oflScer. This division never reached Mex- 
ico, but was demobilized, and shortly after Captain Estes 
was assigned to duty as Quartermaster and Commissary 
of Cadets and Treasurer, U. S. M. A., West Point, N. Y. 

He was relieved by operation of the "Manchu" law, 
December, 1912, and joined his old regiment, the Twen- 
tieth Infantry, at Salt Lake City. In November, 1913, 
the regiment was ordered to the Mexican border for duty, 
and was stationed at El Paso, Texas. He was on duty 
as executive officer of the Mexican Internment Camp of 
five thousand odd Mexican officers and soldiers and their 
families who had been driven across the Rio Grande by 
Villa at Ojinago. This camp was established at Fort 
Bliss, Texas, first, and afterward moved to Fort Wingate, 
New Mexico. In September, 1914, the camp was broken 
up and the prisoners returned to Mexico. 

Shortly after this. Captain Estes went back to his 
former detail at West Point and served there until sum- 
mer of 1917. He was promoted Major, July 1, 1916, and 
on August 5, 1917, Colonel of Infantry, National Army, 
and assigned to the Seventy-sixth Division, Camp Devens, 
Mass. He served with this division during its training 
period until January 25, 1918, when he was detailed on 
the General Staff and ordered to Washington for duty in 
the office of the Chief of Staff. He was appointed Briga- 
dier-General, U. S. Army, August 8, 1918. 




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CAMP TRAVIS— MOTHER OF ARMIES 

SHOULD the spirits of the brave men of the Alamo be watching over the state made secure and safe to humanity 
by their sorrows and sacrifices and deaths; should they be able to follow the events of the nation for which they 
made possible the largest commonwealth of its union, their spirits must follow with pride, mingled, perhaps, with 
a certain wistfulness, the naming of Camp Travis, Texas, after their immortal leader. Colonel William B. Travis, who 
died with David Crockett, Colonel Bowie and their seven score men in the defense of liberty and justice in 1836. 

The defense of the Alamo, where one hundred and forty-five Texas riflemen outfought and held at bay for ten 
days six thousand Mexican soldiers under the command of General Santa Anna, has made their name and memories 
live and brighten as the years bring a fuller realization of their contribution to the progress of American civiUzation. 

Many of the thousands of hard fighting American men who were drilled and trained and schooled at Camp Travis, 
received a new inspiration of patriotism and devotion to their country by their nearness to these scenes of the events 
of the nation's past. They went forward to the European battlefields with brighter eyes, firmer steps and quickened 
hearts, determined to sustain those noble traditions made sacred by the burdens borne in Freedom's Gethsemane. 

The historic setting of Camp Travis is enhanced by its proximity to Fort Sam Houston, named after the famous 
fighting first President of the Republic of Texas, who defeated the Mexican Army and avenged the butchering of the 
men of the Alamo. 

These men — Houston and Travis — close friends in life, courageous leaders for the vanguard of America's early 
struggle for world democracy, are linked inseparably in death by the names so wisely and generously bestowed by the 
War Department of the United States of America. 

Every man who has trained at this camp, and who has learned the real spirit behind its name, will live on in the 
light of Colonel Travis' love for humanity and justice. It will, for them, grow brighter and brighter, year by year, 
even into the perfect day. They will understand more fully and teach at home its doctrines more willingly — the spirit 
of these mighty dead: 

"Thermopylae had its messenger of defeat, but the Alamo had none." 



The history of Camp Travis begins with the battle of 
the old Alamo Mission, which' still stands in the heart of 
the city of San Antonio, Texas. Toward the end of this 
ten-day fight, when the ammunition was almost exhausted, 
and it became evident that relief could not reach the 
Alamo in time. Colonel Travis called for volunteers to 
defend the Alamo to the death. A line was drawn across 
the ground, and the volunteers were directed to step across 
this line. Every man responded, including the famous 
David Crockett. Colonel James Bowie, the second in 
command, who was confined to his bed by illness, directed 
that he be carried across the line with the rest. 

The Mexicans, under General Santa Anna, assaulted 
the Alamo time after time only to be driven back by the 
Texas riflemen, whose accurate fire piled up sixteen hun- 
dred enemy dead. Finally, the Mexicans carried the 
fortress by storm and a hand-to-hand battle ensued, which 
lasted until every man of the defenders was killed. The 
stubborn resistence offered by the Texans disorganized 
the Mexican Army to such an extent that it delayed its 
progress sufficiently to enable General Sam Houston to 
gather an army of Texans which met the Mexican Army 
on the field of San Jacinto, and the part not utterly de- 
stroyed was captured, including General Santa Anna, its 
commander. 

After the Republic of Texas became a part of the 
Union, United States forces were stationed at San An- 
tonio, and a military post has been maintained almost 
continuously. First in the center of the city where the 
Gunter Hotel now stands, and later from 1865 on, at the 
present site of Fort Sam Houston. At the close of the 
Mexican War, Colonel U. S. Grant and Colonel Robert 
E. Lee, officers of the U. S. Army, were both stationed in 
San Antonio. 

Fort Sam Houston, as originally purchased, covered an 
area of 584.11 acres, and its stone quadrangle has been 
the center of military activities in the southwest for over 
a half century, standing as an immortal monument to the 
courage of American frontiersmen. Most of the officers 
who have won distinction in the American army have 
been its occupants at one time or another, and the famous 
Geronimo, the Apache chieftain, was once a prisoner 
within its walls. 

Fort Sam Houston is situated in a strategic position, 
having rail and road communication to the Gulf of Mex- 



ico, the Rio Grande border and the west, making it the 
natural p)oint for the mobilization of troops in the south- 
west when danger threatens. Upward of one hundred 
and forty acres, lying immediately north of Fort Sam 
Houston, was later purchased by a fund obtained chiefly 
by subscription from prominent citizens of San Antonio, 
Texas, and was presented to the Government as an addi- 
tion to the reservation. 

In 1911, a large part of the Regular Army was mobilized 
at Fort Sam Houston, and as there was not sufficient land 
owned by the Government to accommodate the troops, an 
additional area northeast of the post was leased from its 
owner, Mr. George W. Brackenridge, and a tent camp 
sprung up. This tract of land, consisting of 1,179 acres, 
was later purchased by the Government. The land so 
purchased formed the nucleus of the area now occupied 
by Camp Travis. In 1918, the first citizens' training 
camp in the south was established on this land, in the 
section immediately east of the permanent army post. 
This camp was known as Camp Wilson. 

The late General Frederick Funston was then com- 
mander of the Southern Department, and the depart- 
ment quartermaster was Colonel Harry A. Rogers, later 
the quartermaster-general of the American Expeditionary 
Forces in France. Before the first citizens' training camp 
had closed, threatening conditions in Mexico caused a 
second concentration of troops at Fort Sam Houston, and 
a provisional division formed from Regular Army and 
National Guard regiments, camped on the land northeast 
of the citizens' training camp. The necessity for increased 
area suitable for military purposes was apparent, and 
under the direction of General Funston and Colonel 
Rogers, negotiations were opened for land between the 
government reservation and the Salado Creek as far north 
as the Remount Station, which was at that time one of 
the first aviation training schools in the United States. 
At the same time negotiations were opened for additional 
land between the military reservation at Leon Springs and 
Fort Sam Houston, in order to provide sufficient area for 
target ranges and manoeuver grounds. 

After the death of General Funston, General John J. 
Pershing succeeded him to the command at Fort Sam 
Houston, and under his direction and the direction of his 
successors, the acquisition of additional lands, the neces- 
sity for which was demonstrated by future events, was 



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continued. The purchase of the lands between Fort Sam 
Houston and the Salado Creek, consisting of about four- 
teen hundred acres, was finally accom]>lished about the 
time diplomatic relations between the United States and 
Germany were broken. Immediately after the declara- 
tion of war in April, 1917, the United States Government 
decided to use San Antonio, Texas, as one of the great 
concentration, mobilization and training points. 

Tentative plans for the construction of a cantonment 
on the government lands, adjacent to the army post, had 
already been prepared at Fort Sam Houston, and when 
the necessity for immediate action arose, these plans were 
modified to fit existing conditions. Colonel E. T. Hart- 
man, later commander of the 357th Infantry, Ninetieth 
Division, was in immediate charge of this work. Mr. 
George H. Kessler, city plan engineer of St. Louis and 
Kansas City, who had volunteered his services to the 
Government, was immediately called to Fort Sam Hous- 
ton to assist in the planning of the camp. Mr. Kessler 
was assisted in laying out the details of water supply and 
distribution, and the installation of a suitable and ade- 
quate sewer system, by Mr. John B. Hawley, of Fort 
Worth, Texas, later major of engineers with the Ameri- 
can Expeditionary Forces in France. The San Antonio 
Water Supply Co. furnished a pure and bountiful water 
supply from its wells at Brackenridge Park, and the San 
Antonio Public Service Company provided the electricity 
for the power and light at the camp over transmission 
lines constructed from the center of the city. The city 
of San Antonio made provision in its sewer system for the 
satisfactory handling of the sewage disposal of the camp. 

Lieutenant Colonel W. E. Thome was appointed con- 
structing quartermaster ; his civilian engineer assistant was 
E. W. Noyes. The actual construction of the camp was 
contracted to Stone & Webster, engineers of Boston, Mass. 
A railroad system connecting with both the Missouri, 
Kansas and Texas and Southern Pacific roads was built 



throughout the camp so that material could be delivered 
directly on the ground for centralized distribution to 
points where it was needed. Thousands of men were em- 
ployed in the camp construction, and the work was expe- 
dited in every possible manner, with the result that the 
camp was ready for occupancy by the time the first troops 
of the National Army began to arrive in September, 1917. 
The camp as completed is one of the best cantonments 
in the United States and also one of the lowest in cost to 
the Government. 

The first camp commander was Major-General Henry 
T. Allen. Under his direction, the Ninetieth Division 
was formed and trained. This division, later to become 
famous for its fighting record on the Western Front, was 
composed mainly of troops from Texas and Oklahoma. 

The target range at Camp Bullis, said to be one of the 
finest in the United States, was located and constructed 
by direction of General Allen, and under the supervision 
of Major John G. Winter. An area of 4,000 acres east 
of Salado Creek was leased and used for instruction and 
drill in trench warfare and for manocuvers in the open. 

During the time the Ninetieth Division occupied Camp 
Travis, thousands of men were trained and sent forward 
individually and in detachments from the Depot Brigade 
to fill up organizations in other camps and for overseas 
service. In the early summer of 1918, the Ninetieth 
Division left for the front. The concentration of men for 
the army continued at Camp Travis throughout the sum- 
mer, and on August 22, 1918, there began the formation 
of the Eighteenth Division under the command of Briga- 
dier-General George H. Estes. 

When the history of the great war against Germany 
and her allies is written. Camp Travis will not suffer by 
comparison with other camps in its contribution to the 
nation's part in a glorious victory that brought the 
brighter dawning of a better day for the humanity of 
the world. 



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WHILE Camp Travis has been rated as a leader in 
constructive work along all lines of military prog- 
ress, there are several in which its excellence was 
so remarkable that the army as a whole was glad to adopt 
its plans as a standard. Orders were promulgated to this 
effect by the War Department and only demobilization, 
incident to the close of the war, prevented a full fruition 
of the camp's triumph. 

This was particularly true with regard to the receiving 
station plan which was designed with great cleverness to 
handle the drafted men with the minimum of incon- 
venience to themselves and the maximum of efficiency to 
the government, at the same time taking care of their sur- 
plus civilian clothing and equipment in a manner which 
would insure its safe delivery at their homes in the shortest 
possible time. The plan was the product of the brain of 
Major Luther Hoffman, camp personnel officer, and erf"-, 
tailed the outlay of a building costing $70,000 and designed 
to house a series of progressions through which the civilian 
draftee would pass, complying in quick succession with all 
the requirements of registration, classification, medical 
examination, preparations for psychological and trade 
tests, removal and despatch to homes by parcel-post of 
surplus clothing, issue of uniform, and other equipment, 
including arms and ordnance and quartermaster supplies— 
in short taking in the raw draftee and turning him out a 
soldier ready for drill. 

.Another Camp Travis plan adopted by the army as a 
model was the publicity plan designed and first operated 
here by Captain Robert C. Lowry, division publicity 



officer of the Ninetieth Division, and later appointed the 
camp morale officer. This work was essentially practical 
and brought the military and co-operating activities into 
an intimate touch with the homes of the soldiers through 
their country newspapers. Home folks heard regularly 
through the medium of interesting personal news from 
their boys and the friends of their boys, and were kept 
informed constantly' as to the happenings of camp life in 
all of its phases. Men were encouraged to write letters to 
their home papers to which were appended news of groups 
of men from certain counties which these papers ser\-ed 
and whose readers were the mothers, fathers and sweet- 
hearts of the soldiers. Fully eleven hundred newspapers 
in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and New Mexico were thus 
served, not to mention the newspapers of the larger cities. 
The service was a distinctive aid to morale and, as such, 
received the commendation of the War Department. 

A third plan was that of the amusement section which 
served to coordinate the entertainment personnel of the 
camp and kept it so organized that there was never a time 
when the camp amusement director, Wade Boteler, was 
not able to provide programs for the Y. M. C. A. or any 
other of the camp activities. During periods of stress this 
plan was so well in hand that troupes of entertainers, 
carrj'ing their properties and an impromptu stage on a 
truck, were able to give five and six shows a night to cheer 
up the sick and despondent. During ordinary times these 
company entertainers were listed and card indexed, so 
that they were always available and could give shows at 
four or five buildings of different activities any night. 



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A Study in Geography 



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THE SPIRIT OF THE YANKS 

T Chateau Thierry, the Meuse, the Marne, the 
Argonne, is written in flaming letters the story 
of how the Yankee lads played the greatest game 
of all. There they will burn throughout the 
years, a warning to the future seeker after world empire, if 
there be such, that he cannot disregard the fighting temper 
of America when he issues combat orders for Armageddon. 

A grateful people will hallow forever the memory of those 
gallant souls who came from hill and prairie, from 
crowded street and quiet lane, to beat the Hun at the 
game he had been learning expertly for half a hundred 
years. Not her riches, not her broad lands and great 
industries, but the invincible gay spirit of her men was 
America's greatest gift to final victory. 

They learned the game quickly, and played it well. They 
played it in trench and camp, in billet and battle with an 
abandon that was at once the despair and admiration of 
their allies. They played to win — and they did win. 

The men of Chateau Thierry and the Argonne are the 
glory of America forever; but behind them, in the camps 
at home, thousands of the same breed waited to take their 
places in dugout and shell hole. This book is largely a 
story of men who didn't get to the front. All good 
soldiers will salute them. Their's, too, was the spirit 
of Chateau Thierry; they, too, played the game, and 
played it well. 



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A SPECIALIST IN DISCIPLINE 

A Talk With Colonel Coughlan on a Familiar Theme 



EVERY officer of the Regular Army who prepared in 
time of peace for the great responsibiUties of war, 
was a specialist. He had a hobby — hippology, 
equipment, ballistics — and rode it zealously. Colonel 
Timothy M. Coughlan, Cavalry, U. S. A., was a specialist, 
among other things, in discipline. Not the discipline 
that manifested itself in German Schrechlicheit, but a 
smart, clicking spirit of soldierlily obedience that would, if 
properly understood and applied, 
make an army efficient in peace, 
efficient and irresistible in war. 

During the early summer of 1918, 
Colonel Coughlan was assigned to 
the 165th Depot Brigade, Camp 
Travis, in command of the 7th 
Group. Later he was appointed 
camp executive officer, one of the 
emergency offices created by the 
pressure of war. In the latter capac- 
ity it was his duty to perform the 
routine of the camp commander, an 
elastic assignment which could be 
stretched to include all the duties 
of the camp commander in his 
absence. 

It is, however, as the exponent of 
a conscientious observance of the reg- 
ulations covering military courtesy 
and discipline that Colonel Coughlan 
will be remembered best by the 
officers and men of Camp Travis 
and the Cactus Division. He will 
be particularly well remembered by 
those occasional soldiers who made 
the mistake of assuming that a 
certain slight, youthful appearing soldier who wore eagles 
on his shoulder straps wasn't greatly interested in the 
manner in which they discharged their military 
duties. 

"I can't get away from it," the Colonel explained. "I 
can't let any man pass who fails to observe the rules for 
military courtesy. Only a few minutes ago, I looked out 
of my window and saw an enlisted man salute an officer 
promptly, and I saw the officer return it with a flourish of a 
newspaper. I sent out for that young man and had him 
report to me," he added with a crisp smile. 

"If I am deeply interested in discipline, it is because I 
know that without it there is no Army." General 
Pershing's first cry was for disciplined men, trained by the 
methods that have made West Point the finest military 
school in the world. When we were figuring on coming 
into the war, the Germans did not fear our entrance at all. 
They said: "Don't worry about them, because America 
is a democracy and a democracy could never attain the 
standard of discipline required by modern war." Well, 
their opinion was well-founded, because the American 
nation would not accept a discipline founded on brutish- 




TIMOTHY M. COUGHLAN 
Colonel, Cavalry, U.S..\. 



ness and force. But we have a discipline that is and 
should be superior to the German brand, because it 
is founded on pride and respect. 

"To a great many outside the army, the word dis- 
cipline stands for punishment. This interpretation is 
simply due to ignorance and the general American 
lack of knowledge of things military, exemplified fre- 
quently by the mistaking of an army or navy officer for 
a 'bellhop' or the advance 
agent of a circus. The word 
should, however, be a sign of 
dread to the lawless, the wilful, the 
extravagant and the corrupt. 

"The outward signs of our dis- 
cipline are courtesy and respect from 
the enlisted man toward the officer, 
and from the officer to the enlisted 
man. If we are going to have proper 
discipline, we must attend to the 
courtesies and customs of the service, 
and every man and every officer 
must make it his business to correct 
every irregularity that he finds in his 
travels and in camp. Considering 
the length of their service and 
previous experience, both in mili- 
tary and civil life, I think our 
young officers have shown a good 
grasp of the spirit of discipline. As 
for our men, we feel that they will 
be there when the moment arrives, 
but we can't feel sure unless 
they're disciplined. It takes every- 
thing a man has to go forward on a 
modern battlefield." 
Colonel Coughlan's previous military experiences date back 
to 1895 when he was a cadet at West Point. He 
returned to civil life in 1896, but the outbreak of the Span- 
ish-American war called him to the army again, and he 
served first as first sergeant of Company "A" 201st New 
York Volunteers, Infantry, and later as second lieutenant 
of the same regiment. Since that time he has not been 
separated from the service. 

He was commissioned a second lieutenant of cavalry 
in February, 1901, and has since served in that branch 
of the service. He served three tours of duty in the 
Philippines, the first tour during the insurrection. 
During his second tour, 1904-1906, he served six 
months in the field against the Ladrones in Cavite 
Province. He served in Cuba in 1901-02, and was on 
the Mexican border when the United States entered 
the world war. 

He was a captain in the First Cavalry when the war 
began, received his majority in August, 1917, was pro- 
moted lieutenant-colonel in December the same year 
and received his eagles four days before the signing 
of the armistice. 




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CAMP TRAVIS AND THE WORLD WAR 



THE BRAIN CENTER 

Camp Was City Within a City, and Each Functioned Separately 



AVAST quadrilateral of tents and barracks, a city 
within a city, such was the Cactus Division at Camp 
Travis in its relation to the organization of the camp 
proper. The city of the camp was the one of permanence; 
the city of the Eighteenth Division was the city of the 
march and the field, here to-day, gone to-morrow, at the 
beck of the War Department. Each city had its adminis- 
trative department which was its brain center, its focus of 
operations. The brain center of the camp headquarters 
headed the permanent body military, while the division 
headquarters with the commanding general and his staff 
was the force which co-ordinated all the activities of the 
divisional organization. 

Each of these organizations functioned alike. Each had 
its separate work to do and in its doing the whole was inter- 
woven so as to accomplish results in 
the most harmonious fashion. Each 
was a complete entity, the division 
being so arranged that it could move 
at a moment's notice and re-establish 
itself with all of its various depart- 
ments at its next temporary abiding 
place. The camp organization was 
the utilitarian body which provided 
the camp conveniences and requi- 
sites for whatever division, or other 
military body, might tenant its bar- 
racks or quarters and at the same 
time provide for administrative and 
executive functions within itself. 

In its scheme of organization the 
camp headquarters was responsible 
for the administration of the Depot 
Brigade, the Base Hospital, the Quar- 
termaster Corps, the Utilities, the 
School for Bakers and Cooks, the 
Camp Exchange, the Motor Trans- 
port Corps, the Ordnance Arma- 
ment Company, the Ordnance 
Dep)ot, the Liberty Theater, the 
Hostess House, the Remount Station 
and all other permanent factors of 
Camp Travis life. Like a vast radio station whose anten- 
nae are tuned to reach out into every section to catch the 
sound-wave messages as they go hither and yon, so was 
the camp headquarters the factor which touched every 
human element of the cantonment, so that practically 
everything which transpired found its way, sooner or later, 
through some of the channels of the camp organization 
proper. It had under its supervision all of the millions 
in property and buildings which the government provided 
as a training quarters for the men who were designed to 
make up the divisional units which were prepared for for- 
eign service in war time. The pressure of war was respon- 
sible for the creation of the office of camp executive officer. 
When the War Department created this new office. Colo- 
nel Timothy M. Coughlan was transferred to it from the 
165th Depot Brigade. 

Major James G. Houston, the assistant divisional ad- 
jutant of the Cactus division, was the first camp adjutant, 
serving as such imtil relieved as acting adjutant by Cap- 
tain R. M. Breard, who was the immediate predecessor 
of Major Clarence A. Short, who was assigned to duty as 
camp adjutant on September 26, 1918, from Camp Meade, 
where he was the adjutant of the Twenty-second Infantry 
brigade. Major Short was for sixteen years prior to his 
entrance into the army the instructor and professor of 




CLARENCE A. SHORT 
Major, Camp Adjutant 



mathematics and engineering at the Delaware College and 
was a major and inspector general on the Adjutant Gen- 
eral's staff of Delaware for eight years. Captain F. M. 
Dyer, assistant camp adjutant, was a graduate of the Leon 
Springs officers training school from civil life and had 
fifteen years' service in the Texas national guard. First 
Lieut. G. E. Ewell was assistant to the camp adjutant. 

Major Luther Hoffman, formerly a lawyer of Austin, 
Texas, and a graduate of the Leon Springs training camp 
was the first and only personnel adjutant of Camp Travis. 
His assistants were Captain Harry Knight, liaison officer; 
Captain Charles A. Martin, a former Waco, Texas school 
teacher who handled incoming papers and transportation; 
Captain Lyle Abbott, a Phoenix, Ariz., newspaper man 
who was in charge of the vocational assignment section; 
Captain William J. Miller, a CoUins- 
ville, Texas, newspaper man who had 
charge of the mustering out section; 
First Lieut. Henry B. Rinsland, a 
former teacher in charge of the trade 
test section and liaison officer be- 
tween the camp personnel adjutant's 
department and the U. S. Depart- 
ment of Labor and Merchant 
Marine. Captain William T. Sain, 
formerly a Nashville, Tennessee lum- 
berman, had charge of the insurance 
and allotment section and Captain 
Royall M. Watkins, a Dallas lawyer, 
was the camp war risk judge advo- 
cate. First Lieut. Rupert W. Fow- 
ler, Captain David Glickman, Second 
Lieut. Robert A. Ellison, FirstLieut. 
Charles A. Wagenseller and Lieut. 
Cookingham were other officers of 
the camp personnel adjutant's office. 
Brigadier General George H. Estes 
was the commanding general both of 
the Eighteenth Division and of 
Camp Travis. In its plan of organ- 
ization the Cactus Division was pat- 
terned after the system adopted from 
the French general staff — that of classifying the work to 
be accomplished into three groups, imder the general 
direction of the chief-of- staff. Major John S. Wood was 
the head of Group I, the administration and co-ordination 
section, and Captain'j^Charles T. Estes, formerly the as- 
sistant to the chief-of-staff, was his assistant. Under this 
group came the offices of the division adjutant, Lieut. 
Colonel Laurence W. Redington; Major James G. Hous- 
ton, assistant division adjutant, and Captain Robert B. 
Hollomon, assistant to the division adjutant. Also the 
division judge advocate. Major Francis E. McGovern, 
with Major James G. Roper, Ids assistant; the personnel 
adjutant of the division. Captain Joseph H. Wilson, with 
his assistant. First Lieut. George W. Glass, and all the 
other departments of the "paper" branch of the army. 
Under Group 2 which was the intelligence section, 
headed by Major Frank V. Schneider with Major Eugene 
C. Bryan as assistant, was handled all the details of com- 
munication and channels of information. Group 3 was 
the operations section and had to do with the handling of 
the fighting man and his equipment in action. In that 
group were to be found all the officers in charge of train- 
ing the combat units and the preparation of the fighting 
man for his duties on the field. Major Joseph S. 
Leonard, a West Point graduate, was in charge of Group 3. 



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CAMP TRAVIS AND THE WORLD WAR 

WHAT WE THINK ABOUT THE WAR 

Interview With Officers and Men IVho Fought the War This Side 

of the Atlantic 



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Bottom row — left to right 
Capt. C. M. Barr 
Capt. J. C. Kennedy 
Major W. B. Tuttle 
Capt. E. S. Armstrong 
Capt. J. J. Connolly 



OFFICERS, UTILITIES DETACHMEXT 

Second row — left to light 
2nd Lieut. Edward Stokes 
2nd Lieut. E. S. .Alderman 
2nd Lieut. J. J. Garvey 
2nd Lieut \V. H. Nelson 
2nd Lieut. M. L. Diver 
2nd Lieut. G. H. Froebel 



Top row — Left to right 
1st Lieut. J. W. Wysi 
1st Lieut. B. C. Dunlap 
Ist Lieut. F. E. Laramey 
1st Lieut. Denike 
1st Lieut. H. O. Huber 
2nd Lieut. J. S. Hogan 



NO THRILLS-ONLY HARD WORK 

But Camp Would Have Been Unpleasant Place Without the 

Utilities Outfit 



^N utilities organization in the Army is essentially 
_r\ that of maintenance, repair and minor construction. 
Its business is that of a public utility — to render 
service — and its functioning is practically that of a muni- 
cipal government, although its scope is much larger. 

In a city government, each property owner takes care 
of his particular property. In the army, the Utilities 
looks after the maintenance and repair of all property, 
including individual barracks, quarters, etc., which cor- 
respond to the individual houses in a municipality, and in 
addition, this detachment is responsible for the efficiency 
of all the safeguards made necessary in a large community, 
which is served by private companies with water, heat, 
light and sanitary protection, and by the municipality 
itself, with a fire department. In addition, too, the Utili- 
ties is responsible for the building and maintenance of all 
roads, which at Camp Travis aggregate thirty-two miles. 

During the present world crisis, the Utilities worked full 
steam ahead, meeting the daily emergencies, large and 
small, in addition to the routine, and with labor which 
was not always of the best. Its motto is: "Get the job 
in hand done now, and keep everything working along 
smoothly." 

Soon after the war between the United States and 
Germany started, Major W. B. Tuttle, at that time on 
the Quartermaster's Advisory Board for the Southern 
Department, was called to Fort Sam Houston and directed 
to assist Major E. T. Hartman, now Colonel Hartman, of 
the 357th Infantry, in preparing plans for the water supply 



of a cantonment to be located on the land occupied by 
Camp Wilson. 

The Utilities work at Camp Travis, Te.xas, may be said 
to have started at this point. The construction and oper- 
ation of Utilities at Camp Travis was carried forward 
by the constructing quartermaster, Lieutenant-Colonel 
G. E. Thome, and later by the camp quartermaster, 
Lieutenant-Colonel K. A. Hoffman. Captain J. J. Con- 
ley, at that time a civil service employee, had charge of 
the electric installation and operation, and Lieutenant 
Ernest S. Alderman, at that time a civil service employee, 
had charge of the construction of roads. Under Colonel 
Hoffman the nucleus of a commissioned organization was 
formed. 

At the close of the first training camp held at Camp 
Stanley, Leon Springs, Texas, the Government asked for 
men to volunteer for service in the Quartermaster Corps. 
No one volunteered as all the men in the training camp 
wished to enter line organizations. The commanding of- 
ficer thereupon stated to the cadets that the Government 
needed Quartermaster officers, and that it was the duty 
of someone to volunteer for this service, although an as- 
signment to a line organization might seem preferable. 
Among the second lieutenants who responded to the Com- 
manding Officer's request were the present Utilities officers: 
Captain E. S. Armstrong, First Lieutenant Frank E. 
Laramey and First Lieutenant James W. Wyse. These 
three officers were transferred to Camp Travis and later be- 
came a part of the commissioned personnel of the Utilities. 



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During the winter of 1917-18 the Utilities organization 
labored under great difficulty on account of insufficient 
Ijersonnel. Experienced men were not available to oper- 
ate the heating plants, and, because of this, and because 
of structural defects which resulted from the rapidity with 
which the camp was constructed, many of the heating 
plants at times were temporarily out of commission. 
Additional boiler capacity had to be purchased and in- 
stalled at the Base Hospital, and Captain Earl Eddleman 
and Lieutenant Grey, of the camp quartermaster's organ- 
ization, were of great assistance in expediting the pur- 
chase of the necessary equipment. Great trouble was 
experienced with the water pipes which froze up in the 
biuldings during the unusual cold weather of the winter. 
There were very few plumbers in the Utilities service, and 
civiUan plumbers could not be obtained, and the greatest 
difficulty was exf>erienced in making the necessary repairs. 

Among other troubles that came up in the water system 
was the destruction of fire plugs by auto trucks. At night 
these plugs were frequently nm over and broken off at the 
main; and between this and the freezing up, the plumbing 
department was kept very busy. In addition to this a 
great many of the fire plugs were turned the wrong way 
on their base and had to be reversed. 

Teams and equipment were not at first available for 
road repairs and practically nothing was done in this line 
until Lieutenant J. S. Denike was transferred from the 
Railway Transportation Branch to the Utilities. Lieu- 
tenant Denike secured teams and motor transportation 
which had been used for hauling fuel, and which became 
available at the end of the cold weather. Under his 
direction, gravel was hauled and the necessary repairs 
made to the roads. 

In July, 1918, the War Department recognized the need 
of increased persoimel in the Utilities work and author- 
ized the strength of eleven officers and 409 enlisted men. 
On August 7th, Major Frank E. Todd was ordered to 
Camp Bowie to take charge of the Utilities organization 
there, and on August 8th, Major W. B. Tuttle, who had, 
at the request of the Construction Division, resigned the 
command of the Second Texas Cavalry and entered the 
National Army, arrived and took command of the Utili- 
ties Detachment at Camp Travis. The new organization 
prescribed by the War Department was at once put into 
effect. The following sections were created: 

1. Administrative 

2. Electric light and power 

3. Water and sewer 

4. Buildings and shops 

5. Heating 

6. Roads 

7. Pumping in Base Hospital 

8. Refrigeration 

9. Fire Department 

Requisitions were inunediately put in for the author- 
ized number of enlisted men and the appointment of addi- 
tional suitable officers was recommended. The camp per- 
sonnel adjutant and his assistants proceeded as rapidly 
as possible with the transfer of enlisted men and co-oper- 
ated fully with the UtiUties officer in this work. 

New War Department orders were received entirely 
separating the UtiUties Detachment from the camp quar- 



termaster's organization and separate barracks were as- 
signed to the Utilities men. 

In the creation of a new and separate UtiUties Detach- 
ment, fuU co-operation and great assistance were obtained 
from Major Albert Lobitz, sub-depot quartermaster, and 
from Captain Frank E. Wheeler, the camp property of- 
ficer. The constructing quartermaster. Major F. G. 
Chamberlain, also assisted the UtUities officer greatly by 
lending a part of his motor transportation when a suffi- 
cient number of trucks were not available for the Utilities 
service. 

Later, the Utilities officer, at Camp Travis, was directed 
to take charge of minor construction and the operation of 
mechanical units at Fort Sam Houston and Camp Stanley, 
and the number of officers were increased to seventeen, 
and an enlisted strength to 752 was authorized. 




The history of the UtiUties supporting the fighting 
units would not be complete without mention of the sacri- 
fice to duty all of the Utilities men made, in foregoing 
their opportunity for service overseas. Day by day they 
heard the sharp commands to the Infantry, the dickety- 
cUck of feet marching in unison to the music of the rattle 
of their own equipment; the echoes from the booming 
cannon of the artillery, dying away among the hiUs of 
Camp BulUs, the clank of the scabbard and the thunder 
of steeds as the cavalry units moved away on their man- 
euvers, the hum of the Liberty motor overhead, making 
its morning reconnaissance; the balloons hanging station- 
ary hundreds of feet overhead, standing Uke silent senti- 
nels watching over an army in its making — aU this was 
the daily panorama at Camp Travis, which caUed loudly 
for fighting service with the men moving out of camp. 

Everywhere the hustle and movement of troops, the 
bugle calls and drills, the din of war and the glad tidings 
of orders for overseas service, when the best that is in a 
fighting man responds with a glad heart to the oppor- 
tunity of service for his country and humanity on the 
battlefields of France. But the Utilities men had to do 
their work at home. 

The war against Germany was won by American morale. 
Much of this morale of the men who were trained for the 
line, together with their comfort and health, is due to this 
detachment. How the UtUities kept the pace wth the 
stupendous and incessant activities is a story of action, 
the story of men who, eager to be sent to the Front, were 
detaUed to buckle down to drudgery that has no thrUls. 
They wrestled with figures, pored over charts and maps 
and blueprints, pounded typewriters, installed suppUes and 
equipment, speeded up shipments, and eternally continued 
to grind and grind on the every-day work that their more 
fortunate brothers might have their ffing at glory and 
honor. 



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A LETTER THE C. O. DIDN'T WHITE 

Mrs. Kelly McNutt; 

Kingfisher, Okla., 

My dear Mrs. McNutt: — In a few days your "gold-bricking" soldier mil receive 
his hated discharge and start on his long walk home. He is returning many horrible quali- 
ties of mind and body; which he always possessed and were further cultivated by him 
in the military service. The army has done everything it can for him to remove these 
malignent qualities, but has had no luck. It returns to you a hopeless case. 

You have been an important member of that great army which goes to make us all 
better soldiers. You can be of great help in keeping him in the back yard, away from the 
saloons where\he belongs. The qualities he returns will be of absolutely no assistance to you 
except in just having something around the house in case the dog goes for a stroll. And 
in your hands rests the future Budweiser consumption in the town of Kingfisher. 

His fare and necessary expenses have been paid to his home: he will receive and 
have spent all pay due him; he will have to wear the "Same Old Linen" for at least 
four months, after which they will be fumigated and returned. He will be forced to retain 
his government insurance at the same low rate for five years, for your sake only. And I 
heartily recommend that he be disposed of before that time is up. 

As his commanding officer I am disgusted with him, he has not done his duty at all. 
I, and his comrades, bid him go wliere the moon shines over the guard house on a stormy 
night with great joy and wish him every succcess on his fiery way, that spot in every 
man's heart that no other place can fill, will be dtdy appeased if a number ten is placed 
in the proper expanse on his anatomy at the very acute psychological moment. 

Yours with sympathy, 

Bullius S. Guernsey, Commanding General, 

joth "Ivory Plant" Training Army. 



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CAMP TRAVIS AND THE WORLD WAR 



MANY SOLDIERS, MANY TYPES 

War Made Strange Bunkies, But Army Made Them All Americans 



THE soldiers of Camp Travis probably didn't differ 
much from those of other cantonments, but daily 
intercourse with the men revealed many inter- 
esting characteristics and a wide variety of types. Here 
were to be found soldiers from every State in the Union. 
One was discovered from far off Alaska, where he was 
prospecting when the world war began. He learned of 
his country's entrance into the conflict a year after the 
event, and hastened back through miles of ice and snow 
to be ready should Uncle Sam need his services. 

The soft drawl of the Southerner and the "ah" of the 
typical Yankee were distinguished from the long vowel 
sound of the central Northerner from Indiana — the gen- 
uine Hoosier who 
"reckons as how he 
will soon get his 
discharge, as the 
folks need him back 
yonder." His ver- 
nacular is different 
from his neighbor 
from Ohio who 
seems to des|?ise the 
final "g," as he says: 
"Yep, I'm goin' 
home soon." The 
Texas boy with his 
"please, sir" inter- 
ests the New York 
East Sider who 
doesn't understand 
the Chesterfieldian 
traits of the lanky 
ranger, and he asks: 
" Say, guy, where 
do ya get that 
'please, sir,' stuff. 
'At's all right for 

th' Cap or Loot, but I ain't wastin' 'at stuff on 
ever'body." 

There was a temperamental bugler who loved his art 
and was a prominent member of a mule skinner's outfit. 
His comrades said he "broke his arches blowing church 
calls," whatever that means in the extraordinary dic- 
tionary of soldier language. Again, always to the fore 
in love and war or anything else that created excitement, 
were the Irish born of the engineers. One day three of 
them had their size eleven and a half shoes tandemed 
across the road. A lieutenant who was watching them, 
inquired: "What's the matter, Hogan, don't your shoes 
fit?" "Yes, sir, I can make an about face and the toes 
of me shoes will still be in the same place." Then there 
was the stoical Indian who never had much to say, who 
did his best to learn the drill and was especially inter- 



IN QUARANTINE. 

/ like the art of fighting atid the roar of belching guns, 
I'd like to take my chance at slamming bullets at the Huns; 
There's nothing makes me gladdtr than to be right on the scene, 
But ain't the army hell and all when you're in quarantine. 

When I signed up my papers (a "rookie" if you please). 
And swore I'd hunt the Boches down when I got over seas, 
I hoped to get one by the throat and vent my Yankee spleen — 
But I can't kill no Fritzes when I'm stuck in quarantine. 

Some sunny day ere very long I'll be drifting over there, 
I'll make the bullets hum and jump and splatter through the air; 
When'er a Boche drifts into sight, I'll leap to my machine, 
And give but what in 'ells the use? I'm here in quarantine. 

Guy C. Cr^vpple 



ested in the part that appealed to his nature. The Mexi- 
can was there and the Spanish-American. One couldn't 
fail to find the boy from Chicago, who couldn't see any 
good in the Texas climate because it was too monotonous. 
Every city of Illinois, in his estimation, was a suburb of 
Chi. Then there was the Detroiter who believed that if 
it hadn't been for the flivvers the war would still be 
raging. His process of reasoning is unknown. 

The Southern negro and the colored man from the North 
were alike only in color. Clothes did make the man with 
them, and in uniform they stepped straight with pride and 
a solemn smile, if such an expression is possible to a negro. 
And how they loved music! One of them, working under 

the watchful eye of 
a white non-com 
heard the Depot 
Brigade band play- 
ing a "blue" tune. 
Work stopped im- 
mediately, down 
went the shovel. 

"Corp'l,"hesaid, 
"you can put me in 
the guard house if 
yo' want to, but ah 
just must hear those 
■ 'blues.'" 

It is difficult to 
understand the psy- 
chology of the soldier 
in the selection of 
bunkies. Many were 
teamed with entirely 
different disposi- 
tions, aspirations, 
abilities, in fact, 
paradoxical in all 
ways; yet there 
seems to be some mysterious attraction or affection 
that draws them together and make them steadfast 
friends, comrades-in-arms in the true sense of the word. 
There was the uneducated lumberjack, the bunky 
of the licentiate preacher; the cowboy with the bank 
clerk; the newspaper man with the mule skinner; 
the lawyer with the cook; the city born and reared 
man with the farmer lad who had never been away from 
home before. Friendships thus formed will endure 
a life- time. In later years, when the veterans of the world's 
war hold their annual reunions, as they surely will, there 
will be many joyous occasions when these partners meet. 
As the years pass and time shortens the spans of their lives 
these partnerships will develop into a loving brotherhood 
till taps is blown and they go to renew them in the great be- 
yond, and to report personally tothe Commander-in-Chief. 



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OFFICERS— CAMP SUPPLY OFFICE 



Seated— Left to Right 
2nd Lieut. Charles W. Ardery Major Gilbert H. Goosey 
1st Lieut. Charles E. Richardson Capt. Frank D. Wheeler 
Capt. Earl H. Eddleman Capt. Marsena M. Murray 

Capt. John W. King 2nd Lieut. Paul M. Mohnkern 

Major Albert Lobitz 2nd Lieut. Aloysius B. Bradley 



Standing — Left to Right 
2nd Lieut. William M. Gallagher 2nd Lieut. Foster_H. Bunkley 
2nd Lieut. George Novich 
2nd Lieut. Ben A. Ligon 
2nd Lieut. George C. Garrison 
2nd Lieut. John R. Galbraith 



2nd Lieut. Oran R. Charlton 
2nd Lieut. John Lightburn 
2nd Lieut. Clyde V. Ford 



BLOWING PAY CALL FOR AN ARMY 

Quartermaster Paid, Fed and Equipped 175,000 Men Including 

Two Complete Divisions 



IT is the duty of the Quartermaster Corps to feed, 
clothe, house, equip, transport, and pay the army. 
The Quartermaster Corps at Camp Travis was or- 
ganized in August, 1917, under the supervision of Cap- 
tain, now Lieutenant-Colonel A. A. Hoffman, Q. M. Corps. 
At his disjwsal was a small coterie of officers and civilians 
with previous quartermaster experience, and such addi- 
tional officers as he might need, to be selected from the 
first Officers' Training School at Leon Springs, Texas. 

Out of this nucleus an organization was developed that 
was in position to take care of every need of the best 
equipped soldier in the world, and from the very begin- 
ning, accurately and without delay, furnished all supplies 
required for the large army of men that passed through 
Camp Travis on its way to the firing line. The results 
accomplished may be estimated from the number of sol- 
diers trained and equipped at this camp — one hundred 
and seventy-five thousand — including two complete divi- 
sions. 

On June 11, 1918, Major Albert Lobitz, Q. M. Corps, 
was made camp quartermaster, to succeed Lieutenant- 
Colonel A. A. Hoffman. Prior to that time Major Lobitz 
was personnel officer of the detachment, and to his lot 
fell the duty of selecting a personnel to handle the work 
of the quartermaster office. As camp quartermaster, his 
was the hand that directed the work of the entire organi- 
zation. 

The office of the quartermaster was sub-divided into 
five main branches, namely: Administration, Finance, 
Property, Subsistence, and Transportation. In addition 
to these, it included and had supervision of the Conser- 



vation and Reclamation Division, the Camp Travis Laim- 
dry, and the Liberty Theatre. 

The Administration Section, as its name implies, super- 
vised the work of all other branches, and it shares in the 
credit due each and every one. Through the close co- 
operation of its officers with the officers in charge of the 
various other branches, this section was directly respon- 
sible for the operation of the smooth running machine 
that accomplished wonders in the handling and distribu- 
tion of supplies for the army at Camp Travis. 

In this particular office originated the contracts with 
the public service corporations for services such as electric 
current, gas, telephone, ice, etc., making Camp Travis a 
true home for the soldier, with aU modern conveniences. 

The scope of the Administration Section included the 
furnishing of a personnel for the entire quartermaster de- 
tachment. The efficiency of the organization was made 
possible by the capable and conscientious men selected, 
each according to his special training. 

Since the establishment of the Finance Branch, Fimds 
to the amount of $22,500,000 were expended through this 
branch. Uncle Sam's huge pay roll at Camp Travis con- 
tained the names of approximately 2,000 officers and 32,000 
enhsted men per month, all of whom received their pay 
promptly. Taking into consideration the amount of work 
entailed by having to make deductions accoimt of allot- 
ments, insurance, Liberty Bond payments, etc., too much 
praise cannot be given this force of workers. In addition 
to this, more than 3,000 vouchers were written each 
month. 

With four warehouses at its disposal, the Property 



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Branch opened for business. Supplies rolled in by the 
train-load; men arrived by the thousands. A system of 
handling these materials and equipment had to be per- 
fected, and time was limited. Let it be known that the 
Property Branch held its own. 

Out of the chaos grew an organization that was ever 
ready when called upon to supply the demands of the 
increasing number of men. Besides the permanent per- 
sonnel of the camp, two complete divisions were equipped 
with all the necessary requirements of a perfect unit. 

Millions of dollars worth of supplies passed through 
this office, and the Property Branch controlled a chain of 
eighteen warehouses, with a storage space of approxi- 
mately 212,000 square feet, filled with materials that 
would inventory in excess of four millions of dollars. 

The Fuel and Forage Office was under the supervision 
of the Property Branch. All fuel and forage used by the 
camp was supplied through this Office. In October, 1918, 
the coal supply on hand reached approximately 16,000 
tons, and in addition to this, about 3,000 cords of wood 
were in the yards. More than 1,000,000 pounds of coal 
have been issued to the camp in one day, of which 700,000 
were delivered — to keep the camp fires burning. 

The important task of feeding the army at Camp Travis 
was the responsibility of the Subsistence Branch, which 
commenced with the arrival of the first quota of men, 
and that has steadily increased. 

With one warehouse available, they soon realized that 
additional space was necessary to take care of the enor- 
mous supplies of food that were being daily received, and 
consumed. They now have four warehouses in operation. 

For a period of fourteen months, a total of 12,004,572 
rations were issued by the commissary, the value of which 
was nearly $5,500,000. 

In August, 1918, an up-to-date refrigeration plant was 
added to the Subsistence Branch, which placed it in posi- 
tion to keep on hand practically everything necessary for 
a complete ration. 

The chief function of the Transportation Branch was to 
furnish railway transportation for all troop movements in 
and out of Camp Travis, as well as handling all freight. 

Since the establishment of the Transportation Branch, 
44,131 freight cars have been handled in and out of the 
camp; but the principal achievement of this department 
was the manner in which the movement of the Ninetieth 
Division was expedited. 



It required but seven days, from June 5 to June 12, 
1918, to complete this work, better than schedule time. 
The total number of men entrained was 921 officers and 
23,937 enlisted men. Fifty passenger trains and two 
freight trains were needed to handle the movement of 
this division. 

The Conservation and Reclamation Branch was organ- 
ized in the early part of 1918, and consisted of the Laundry 
and Repair Shop Section. In June, the activities of this 
department were increased, by making provisions for the 
renovation of shoes, clothing, hats, coats, etc. Salvaging 
of waste materials was a large item, and produced an in- 
come of approximately $11,978. The clothing repair shop 
repaired 34,510 garments, and 44,501 shoes more repaired 
by the shoe repair shop. 

The Camp Printing Shop was under the supervision of 
the Conservation and Reclamation Branch, and for the 
several months did all of the printing work for the camp, 
as well as considerable work for other camps. 

With an initial investment of $225,000, the Camp Travis 
Laundry was built, and began operation November 1, 
1917. 

At that time it was under the supervision of the Con- 
servation and Reclamation Branch; after August, 1918, 
the Laundry was operated as a separate organization, di- 
rectly under the supervision of the Camp Quartermaster. 

The laundry handled the work of officers and enlisted 
men at Camp Travis; Kelly Field; Brooks Field; Q. M. 
Mechanical Repair Shop No. 304; Reclamation Division; 
Auxiliary Remount No. 329; Base Hospital, Camp Travis; 
and post hospitals at Brooks Field and Camp John Wise; 
handling a total of approximately 2,000,000 pieces per 
month. 

In connection with the laundry there was a dry clean- 
ing plant for the cleaning of all woolen clothing, blankets 
and comforts, etc., handling approximately 70,000 pieces 
per month. 

The laundry had about 425 civihan employees, and of 
the 300 women employed, the majority were the wives 
of soldiers, to whom preference was given. The average 
monthly pay roll was $25,000. 

Eighty thousand dollars was appropriated to cover the 
running e.xpenses of the laundry for the first three months. 
This amount was refunded from the earnings of the laun- 
dry, leaving a substantial cash balance — proof that this 
institution cleaned up in more respects than one. 



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-They Washed 2,000,000 Pieces of Laundry Every Month 



ALL LAID OUT LIKE A REGULAR TOWN 

Camp Travis Has Regular City Names, Like ^' Foist" and "Thoid," For Its 

Streets, Mac Tells His Pal Mickey 



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]% /|E DEAR MICKEY: 

I Y I Just a few lines about me military career. Of 
course, being acrost the foam on the Western 
Front amidst the Big Fuss wit dose demons of der air fur 
the past 8 months, ain't goin' ter make this very lively 
chatter fur yer listeners ter register. 

Annyhow, kid, here goes. This is sure some dump. 
It's about the biggest boig that lots uf me pals ever threw 
their lamps at. At that, fur size it gives anny of ole Man- 
hattan's many suboibs some argument fur size stuff. 

Over be one side of the camp is a boig we dubbed, Frog 
Town. Yer kin cop anny ting frum a needle and spool uv 
khaki tread to a 2nd. Louey's uni, wit a lot ov jitney graft 
trown in on der side. Gee Mickey, it sointenly gets a guy 
longin' ter take a slant at ole Coney Isle's Bowery. 

Dis camp is all laid out like a regular town, asphalt 
streets, electric glims and telephones and our barracks 
would bring blushes uv envy to a lot uv tank town hotel 
proprietors fur elegance. Got regular city names to der 
streets, like Avenoo A and B, and Foist and Thoid Streets. 
Scattered all over der camp is a flock uv K. uv C's. and 
Y. M. C. A. hang outs fur der gang. Take it frum yer old 
side kick, dey sointenly show us plenty uv speed-movies, 
prize fights and dances and its us guys wot ain't ever 
goin' ter furgit it either, fur dey sointenly quieted my 
noives manys th' night. 

Besides dese places is anuther wots got me number al- 
right. It's called th' Hostess House and Mickey it's a 100 
ter 1 shot. It's an orful swell shack, where all der skoits 
meet dere guys in khaki and it always makes me tink uv 
dose swell millionaires' cottages scattered along Long Island 
Sound. Git me, wit vines and everything all around it. 
Dandy place to trow der bull to yer queen, y'know. 
It's run be th' Y. W. C. A., a mob uv nifty maids. 

Well th' foist army honors I had slipped ter me wuz 
being elected K. P. Gawd! I never knew dere wuz so 
many dishes in th' woild. I gets in th' Mess Hall some- 
time before daylight and stick around quite a few hours uv 
th' night uv dat same day before th' chief squeeze lets me 
back to me bunk to tear off me bunk fatigue. 



The Mess Sergeant wot runs dis restaurant is sum hard 
boiled egg — th' Top Kick and him run a dead heat fur 
honors. Right after mornin' chow, he deals me a neat 
car-load uv Moiphys ter peel. So me and anuther guy, a 
bankers son, at that, put dis drill on until about 10:30 
A.M. The banker's son is handed a new job, scrubbing 
th' Mess Hall floors and tables, while I draws a young 
forest of timber which I try vainly ter reduce to kindlin' 
wood. Th' Mess Sergt finally peeps at me pile after 
which I get time to slip th' nose bag on and trow me 
feet under th' table fur noon chow wid th' rest uv th' 
gang. 

Yer should hav been givin' me th' oncet over th' other 
day while on foot drill. Me Captain slips me a squad ter 
drill. Fine!!l I takes 'em fur a ramble aroun' the parade 
ground, marching ahead uv me squad, head way up in 
the air, chin well up, when I give 'em "SQUADS LEFT" 
and being so fussed up wit pride fur me squad I toins 
Right and don't get ne.xt to me bull until I slip the squad 
anuther command, TO THE REAR— MARCH. Dere 
wuz me gang over be th' other end uv th' parade ground 
doin' der bast to climb over der barracks. Nix on der 
officer stuff fer mine Mickey. Giv me buck private in 
der rear. Did I make a hit wit der Captain? Ast me? 
I draws K. P. fur tree Sundays in succession. 

It's a good ting fur you pal, that you don't have any 
guard duty. You start in one afternoon and wind up th' 
next. Two hours walking post and four sleeping, maybe. 
Annyhow, while hanging around th' guard house the Com- 
mander of the Guard put us over the jumps on our General 
Orders. Y'know number eleven — "To salute all officers, 
all Colors and standards not cased." Well the officer asts 
us, "Wot der yer mean, by 'cased'?" Up pops a mug full 
of info, and sezs, "When he is ridin' in an automobile." 
No wonder we have woild wars, hey kiddo? 

Well dear old pal, I'll have to chop me moans fur awhile. 
Slip us some dope on yer air bold pals over there. Best 
o'luck. 

Yours 

MAC." 



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RIGHT MAN IN THE RIGHT PLACE 

Personnel Officer Put Round Pegs in Round Holes and Invented 

the Bull Pen 



THE right man in the right place was the aim of all 
personnel work in the army. 
The necessity for personnel work is found in the 
fact that the civil experience of soldiers had to be utilized 
to the greatest possible extent in the army. In this 
manner the necessity for educating men in the various 
lines of military work after they were inducted, was 
avoided. Full advantage was taken of their training in 
civil life, and thus much lost time and motion was saved. 

The personnel work, in its present scope, was organized 
by Major Luther Hoffman, Adjutant General's Depart- 
ment, U. S. Army. It found its beginning, however, in 
the fall of 1917. In the early days an effort was made by 
the personnel officer to ascertain the trades and professions 
and their skill and proficiency therein of all enlisted men 
then at Camp Travis. With this 
index before him the personnel 
officer was able in a measure to sup- 
ply the needs of various units then 
stationed in camp. 

In June, 1918, the personnel 
office and the personnel work were 
completely reorganized, and a very 
large volume of work not theretofore 
attempted to be done by the per- 
sonnel officer was taken over. The 
office was divided into various sec- 
tions, as follows: Receiving Section, 
Mustering Section, Insurance and 
Allotment Section, Vocational and 
Assignment Section, Information 
Section, Shipping Section, Trans- 
portation Section, Discharge Sec- 
tion and Trade Test Section. 

Each of these sections of the per- 
sonnel office had its particular work 
cut out for it in such manner that 
there was no overlapping of duties 
performed by the various sections, 
and when one section had completed 
its particular duty pertaining to the 
recruit, the responsibility of that 
particular section ceased, and the responsibility of the next 
succeeding section began. For instance, the Receiving 
Section was charged with the duty of meeting the arriving 
increments of inducted men at the railway stations, con- 
ducting them to temporary quarters in camp, making a 
proper check of the number of men arriving from each 
local board, the local board forms brought into camp by 
each increment, and generally looking after the comfort 
and welfare of the new arrivals. The Receiving Section, 
upon orders, turned the recruits over to the Mustering 
Section, the responsibility of the Receiving Section there- 
upon ceasing, and that of the Mustering Section beginning, 
and so on through all of the processes necessary to absorb 
the recruits into the army. 

The Mustering Section was charged with the duty of 
accomplishing the local board forms, the execution of the 
service records, pay cards, and the keeping of proper ac- 
counts with the local boards and the Provost Marshal 
General. The Insurance and Allotment Section cared for 
all Insurance and Allotment Applications, Claims for 
Exemption from Compulsory Allotments, Delayed Allot- 
ments, etc. The Information Section kept a card index, 
corrected daily, of all officers and men in camp, showing 
their duty and status. 




MAJOR LUTHER HOFFMAN 
Camp Personnel Officer 



One of the most responsible and important sections of 
the personnel office was that concerned with the vocational 
assignment of soldiers. It was the duty of this section to 
see that full advantage was taken of the civil experience 
and training of the soldier, and that he was placed in the 
army in such position that the full benefit might be had 
by the Government of this civil experience and training. 

In order to accomplish this the Vocational Assignment 
Section maintained a card for each soldier, which contained 
a complete history of the man, and showed in detail his 
civil experience and his degree of proficiency therein. By 
mechanical indexes all of this information was available 
for instant use. In the preparation of these cards, called 
soldier's qualification cards, a large board consisting of 
approximately fifty men, who were expert in examining re- 
cruits for their civil experience, was 
maintained. These expert examiners 
interviewed in person every recruit 
arriving at Camp Travis, and filled 
out a soldier's qualification card for 
him. 

In addition to the files in which 
were kept the soldier's quahfication 
cards, a group of approximately 
forty men classified all of such cards 
as were accomplished by the Exam- 
ining Board, and picked out from 
the information contained on these 
cards, under the direction of the per- 
sonnel adjutant and his assistants, 
soldiers who were needed for such 
military duty as their civil experi- 
ence best qualified them. In this 
manner there was not only a card 
index for all soldiers in camp but a 
card index for the qualifications of 
all such soldiers. The same section of 
the personnel office maintained a file 
of qualification cards for officers, and 
assignment was of officers made in a 
large measure from the information 
gleaned from the qualification cards. 
The Shipping Section concerned itself with the prepara- 
tion of men for shipment out of camp, such as their final 
medical examination, the inspection of their military 
records, and such other matters as pertained to the de- 
parture of the men. The Transportation Section was 
charged with the duty of securing railway transportation. 
The Discharge Section accomplished the payment and 
discharge of men who were rejected by the medical 
examiners. 

The Trade Test Section was designed to require a prac- 
ticable demonstration of what the soldier claimed he could 
do in a large number of mechanical lines which are essential 
in the army. Upon the arrival of the soldier in camp 
there was ffiled out for him a soldier's qualification card, 
and his statement of what he could do and how well he 
could do it was placed on this card. In the Trade Test 
Section the soldier was required to show by actual per- 
formance whether or not he could live up to his own 
statement of his experience and ability. In this manner 
not only did the army have the advantage of the soldier's 
own statement of his qualifications, but an accurate test 
was made of them, and the possibiUty of placing a man in a 
responsible position that he was unable to fill, was avoided. 
Another interesting phase of the personnel work was 



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VICTORY FEET 



that carried on at the recruit examination building. The 
recruit entered this building in his civilian attire, and 
armed only with his local board forms. He was disrobed, 
given a bath, his physical examination was completed, all 
of his military records were accomplished; he was com- 
pletely clothed and outfitted, and assigned to his per- 
manent organization in the space of an hour. By con- 
centrating all of the work which related to absorbing a 
soldier into the army, at a central point, a very large 
amount of lost time and motion was saved. Between 
fifteen and eighteen hundred men could be taken care of 
in a day's work of six and one-half hours. All of the men 
who were found physically deficient or incapable of mih- 
tary duty were paid off, discharged, and started back to 
their homes within a few hours after reaching camp. 

Under the method of receiving recruits, in operation 
prior to the adoption by the present personnel office of 
this plan of absorbing men into the army, men who were 
to be discharged were retained in the camp for weeks and 
sometimes months before they could finally be paid off 
and returned to their homes. Furthermore, it was found 
by immediately examining and equipping recruits, they 
were much more contented, and went into the orders and 
habits of a soldier much more rapidly than formerly. 
Hence, the new plan not only saved a great deal of lost 
time and money, but had a direct bearing upwn morale. 

It is interesting to note that at the conference of the 
personnel adjutants in Washington, the essential features 



of the method of receiving recruits in vogue at Camp 
Travis were adopted for all camps, and this system was 
under process of being installed in all of the larger camps 
and cantonments at the time the armistice was signed. 

The Personnel Ofiice at Camp Travis at one time and 
another maintained various schools for the training of 
enlisted men as stenographers, company clerks, etc. g|It 
was frequently found that soldiers had had some experience 
as typists and stenographers, but for one reason or another 
had given up this work. By placing such men in schools 
and giving them a short intensive course, this latent ability 
was revived, and used in behalf of the army. A school of 
the Personnel Office itself was maintained continuously, 
in which enlisted men were taught the various phases of 
personnel work, and were utilized when and where needed. 
In this manner Camp Travis has furnished a number of 
skilled personnel men to other camps. 

At Camp Travis the enUsted men in the Personnel Office 
were organized into a detachment, called the Personnel De- 
tachment. This detachment had its own quarters and its 
own mess, held frequent dances and other social gatherings, 
and in this manner built up an esprit de corps second to none. 

After the signing of the armistice no other draft incre- 
ments were received in camp, and the machinery developed 
by the personnel adjutant and his assistants was converted 
to the use of discharging officers and enlisted men, and 
instead of converting civilians into soldiers, it converted 
soldiers into civilians. 




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REGGIE TOURS THE BULL PEN 



'his selective service law certainly selected some 
rare specimens for the life militaire," said the 
sergeant, as he lighted his Swamp Root cigarette 
and deposited his shoes, field service, size 11>2, on his 
bunkie's blanket. "Yes, sir, some queer birds blew into 
this here army by the 'bull pen' route. I am reminded 
of one in particular, one of those Reggies one sees very 
effectively tailored to cater to the feminine trade back 
home in our best department stores. You get me — 
one of those lingerie salesmen. 

"This same Reggie blew into 
camp with a regular line of cus- 
tom tailored habiliments, a nifty 
sartorial creation of the gayest 
Newport flannels that have never 
got nearer Newport than Brighton 
Beach; a Knox sailor, silk shirt 
of rarest tints, a delicate cerise 
result in neckwear, with hose to 
match, and footwear that would 
agonize the average male foot 
even to stand beside. 

"Well, this rugged candidate 
for the shock troops, after a night 
o f somnambulistic imaginings 
only possible after a first night 
in an army bunk, was ordered to 
report at seven bells next morn- 
ing at the bull pen, in company 
with several hundred of us who 
had come in on the same train. 

"Reggie got his first shock 
when we were ordered to peel 
off. He was a bit reluctant at 
first, until a rather rough speci- 
men of sergeant from the pill 
roller battalion got after him. 
'Peel 'em off, kid,' says the 
sergeant. 'You're perfectly safe, 
around here.' And Reggie peels, 




nothin' but men 
blushing furiously, 
and slips into line with the rest of the boys. 

"The first thing he encountered was a thorough exam- 
ination to determine if he had always led a circumspect 
social life, which he passed instanter, being handed a 
towel and a portion of perfumeless soap with directions 
to take a bath. This diversion bucked him up consider- 
able, for he edged a Texas cowpuncher out of line in his 
scramble to get to the tubercular test. They slowed him 
up here, for the most violent exercise he had taken in the 
past few years was taking inventory or perhaps standing 
in line at some of the better class of movie theatres. 

" But the lieutenant finally passed him on with the rest 
of us to take the jumps as ordered by the neuro-psychi- 
atric exams. The T.B. test had been too much for Reggie, 



it seems, for when the examiners quizzed him regarding 
nervous exhaustion, fainting spells, heart palpitations, he 
just blushed frightfully and could only articulate in faint 
and girlish whispers. However, they sped him on even- 
tually to the paddock to be weighed in. Imagine, if you 
can, sixty inches in altitude, hitting the beam for 103 
pounds, a chest expansion of an inch and a half, and a 
major-general's monthly pay check invested in gold molars 
and bicuspids. Reggie must of been a perfect wretch 
for Huyler's creamy bonbons. 
"Ever onward in our journey, 
we next find him before the ortho- 
pedic expert. Reggie's 'dogs' 
were just fair, and he got a good 
bawling out from the lieut. for 
pinching 'em in his stylish point- 
ed Regals. In our next chapter 
we see him being tested for strains, 
but as Reggie's severest physical 
labor had been showing elaborate 
ruffled stuff to fair maidens, he 
just flew through. 

" Then a rough non-com grabbed 
his dainty mitts and placed them 
on an old nasty board all glutted up 
with mucky ink, and got his finger 
prints. And did I say anything 
about the tortoise shell glasses 
he was wearing? No, well he had 
'em on, big as searchlights; and 
what did the horrid old examiners 
do but give 20/20 in both orbs. 
Well, he passed the heart specialists 
with a few girl's throbs of excite- 
ment and that concluded the trip. 
He was O. K. and ready for his O.D. 
"Horrors! Horrors! His uni- 
form nearly broke his heart. 'Oh, 
geranium,' says he, 'how can lever sleep in those nasty 
damp trenches with such rough materials chafing me. And 
those horrid shoes — I can almost pack my wardrobe in 
them. Not breathing a word about my O. D. uniform; but 
honest, the breeches were designed for some creature 
about eight feet high, and I can't button my shirt and 
blouse. My hat size is S^g and I drew a 7}{. Goodness 
sakes. Oh, hell, I don't care. I'm a soldier now, but I'm 
just frothing I'm that angry. I could just strike that 
Crown Prince so he'd feel it.' 

"And so another member of our invincible army was 
recorded in the archives of the War Department. What 
became of Reggie? Well, the last I heard of that swash- 
buckling Hun-killer, he was getting intensive training in 
that important branch of the service which is taught at 
the School for Cooks and Bakers." 



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. Capt. H. G. Walcott 
. Capt. R. C. Early 
. Capt. G. S. Milnes 
. Capt. A. B. Middleton 
. Capt. G. C. Lyons 
. Capt. S. H. Leopold 
. Capt. Q. J. Barker 
. Capt. W. H. Guy 
). Major R. K. Cole 
. Major L. A. Grcensfelder 
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THEY FOUGHT THE FLU AND WON 

Trench Warfare Sounds Like Pink Tea to Medical Men of the 

Base Hospital 



WE have fought the flu from every angle; chased land 
subs; rolled pills, administered the inevitable 
Epsom and picked rocks and cactus spines until 
the horrors of trench warfare sound to us like a pink tea 
given by the Ladies' Social and Literary Clubs of Hohokus. 
We have tired of jobs and tired again; but through it all 
we have manned the old boat and steered her through 
epidemic and quarantine, hoping that as a reward for our 
service we might some day be retired. 

Unselfish and sacrificing service of an invaluable nature 
has been performed by the medical men 
and their assistants, many of whom left 
important posts in civil life to take up 
the army grind and contribute their 
share to the winning of the war. In the 
heart of every soldier and officer of the 
camp there is a recognition of this ser- 
vice, recognition succinctly expressed in 
the following communcation from Briga- 
dier General George H. Estes to Colonel 
Irving W. Rand, Medical Corps, U. S. 
A., commanding officer of the Base Hos- 
pital: 

"The epidemic of influenza has passed, 
and at this time I wish to express to you 
jjersonally, and through you, to the 
Medical personnel, including officers, 
nurses and enlisted men, engaged with 
you in combating this terrible disease, 
the thorough and earnest appreciation 
and gratitude of every officer and man in 
this camp for the services rendered. The 
unflagging devotion to duty and the will- 
ingness to work without regard to hours 
or personal comfort, deserves the highest 
praise, and the result, as shown in the 
low mortality rate, is the real testimon- 
ial to the character of the service ren- 
dered, and should be a source of gratifica- 
tion and pride to you as it is to us." 

When the Government decided to bring 
troops for training to San Antonio, and 
to establish Camp Travis, due considera- 
tion was given the plan of enlarging Base 
Hospital No. 1 at Fort Sam Houston. It 
was finally decided to build a separate 
hospital to care for patients at Camp Travis. 

Authority was given August 22, 1917, to build, and at 
once the ground was made ready and the next day the 
carpenters started to work. They fairly swarmed over 
the place and the building resembled that of a western 
dty springing up in a single night. Whole side walls 
were put in place at one time. Another large force was 
engaged in building roads, laying water mains and sewers. 

Before the hospital quarters could be completed, owing 
to congested conditions at Base Hospital No. 1, Fort Sam 
Houston, the Base Hospital at Camp Travis opened for 
patients November 9, 1917, using barracks on Sixth and 
F Streets. By November 21, 1917, enough building were 
completed so that the Hospital proper was opened at 
Fourteenth and A Streets with Major William H. Smith, 
M. C, commanding. 

The buildings are of the so-called cottage plan and ar- 
ranged so as to be of easy access by covered galleries. 
The hospital has one of the most pleasing locations fxjs- 





COL. IRVING W. RAND 
Commanding Base Hospital 



sible, being situated on a hill with a beautiful view of San 
.\ntonio. 

During December, 1917. a pneumonia epidemic pre- 
vailed in the camp and taxed the hospital to capacity. 

Colonel Irving W. Rand, M. C, reported as commanding 
officer January 26, 1918, relieving Major William H. 
Smith, who went to Asheville, North Carolina. In con- 
C|uering the first camp epidemic Colonel Rand gave the 
benefit of his vast experience and an administration of 
efiiciency and justice which could not but fail to inspire 
confidence and respect. Among the 
medical officers assigned to duty were 
Major Louis A. Greensfelder, chief of 
surgery; Major J. H. Mayhew, chief of 
medical service; Major Theo. Dorsett, 
chief of eye, ear, nose and throat cUnic; 
Captain Philip B. Matz, chief of labora- 
tory; Lieut. R. C. Baumgarten, chief of 
X-Ray laboratory and Captain William 
H. Guy, chief of genito-urinary and skin 
diseases. Lieut. Barney W. Fields, quar- 
termaster detachment commander, and 
his co-workers of the Base Hospital, 
furnished quartermaster supplies, attend- 
ed to all minor repairs and furnished 
transportation. His office was taxed to 
its fullest capacity during the influenza 
epidemic and when anything was needed 
Lieutant Herrin would say: "Go to the 
phone and call Fields." 

Major Marshall, chief of dental surg- 
ery, and his staff relieved the boys from 
many aches, and it has been a source of 
satisfaction to have them connected with 
the hospital. 

Along with the organization of a Base 
Hospital came the need of corps men 
and Major R. K. Cole was placed as 
commander of the detachment. The 
original personnel has undergone many 
changes by additions from Fort Riley, 
Camp Greenleaf, and the source of ma- 
terial for all branches — the 16oth Depot 
Brigade. By subtraction were sent out 
three different units: one a replacement 
unit, another to form a hospital unit for 
oversea service, and the last one to leave the Base Hos- 
pital No. 150, which departed on the morning of 
November 11 — in time to have one meal in their 
new quarters before the armistice was signed. This 
last organization has been scattered since leaving us; 
sixty-five were returned, one hundred were sent to 
Fort Bayard, New Mexico, while the remaining Non- 
coms, Non-coms-elect with a few cooks and K. P.'s are 
iuvaiting their return trip through the "bull pen" prior to 
their discharge. 

February, 1918, found Camp Travis in the throes of a 
measles and mumps epidemic, which was handled with 
credit to the hospital. During the spring and summer of 
1918, in addition to caring for the acute sickness, the hos- 
pital was devoted to repairing disabled men, making them 
fit for army service. 

The influenza epidemic which swept throughout the 
United States, visited this camp in October, 1918, and the 
Base Hospital personnel, increased to include all the doc- 



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tors and nurses available, with assignments of enlisted 
men from the 165th Depot Brigade, worked day and night 
in combating the 
rapidly increasing 
disease, which in 
many cases devel- 
oped into pneu- 
monia, increasing 
the burden to the 
proportion of a 
double epidemic. 

Insufficient hos- 
pital capacity hav- 
ing been anticipat- 
ed, company 
barracks at Third 
and F Streets were 
converted into 
temp)orary wards 
and during the epi- 
demic seventy-six 
of these double 
story buildings 
were used. The 
percentage of 
mortality was 



very low, a source of gratification 
During its history, the Basej 




OVERSEAS WARD 
Men in this ward were wounded in action in France 



to all concerned. 
Hospital at Camp 
Travis has treat- 
ed more than 
fifty thousand pa- 
tients and in ad- 
dition to caring 
for the sick of 
the camp, is 
represented across 
the seas by groups 
of officers, nurses 
and enUsted men 
who received their 
training here. Af- 
ter the armistice 
was signed the 
hospital was re- 
organized for re- 
construction work 
and the first 
soldiers wounded 
in action in 
France were ad- 
mitted [December 
6, 1918. 



THE BLOOM OF THE CACTUS 

Imagine Camp Travis, or a War, Without a Corps of Nurses! 



As the Eighteenth Di\'ision took its formation for its 
symbol, the cactus, the blossoms of the plant were 
formed by the nurses of the Base Hospital. Grace 
and symmetry were thus added, and a cluster of buds grew 
among the bayonets, which simulated the spines of the 
prickly pear. Beauty and colorful effect was given to the 
picture through the combination of the blue and red 
against the dull white of the nurse's uniform, and the whole 
typified the utilitarian purposes of the women whose noble 
work has formed one of the outstanding factors in the 
world war. 

No narrative of the work at Camp Travis would be com- 
plete without more than passing mention of the nurses 
corps, the company which, though small, has contributed 
so much to the comfort, welfare and health of the men in 
uniform. And a prominent mention should be made of 
the eighty-five courageous women who went from Camp 
Tra\ds Base Hospital to the Western front to do their 
part towards alle- 
\iating suffering of 
the wounded and 
djdng and to brave 
the terrors of im- 
pending iU from 
earth, sea and sky. 
The men and offi- 
cers of the heroic 
Ninetieth did no 
little towards add- 
ing brilUancy to the 
record of our tri- 
umph over there, 
and their part was 
duplicated in the 
service of the nurses ' 
corps which left 
with the division. 

The first nurses 
to report for duty at 




Camp Travis were three who took their stations at the 
uncompleted Base Hospital buildings on November 30, 
1917. Twenty-six others followed within a few days in 
charge of Miss Amelia Goodine, as chief nurse, and on 
January 1 twenty others were transferred from Fort Sam 
Houston hospital to Camp Travis. At that time there 
were but thirty-five wards, with an average of thirty-six 
patients to the ward, and corps men nursed the patients. 
With the coming of the nurses, the wards were transformed 
from their crude state by the gentle touch and the kindly 
word, and were beautified and made homelike, so that the 
soldier when iU would not disUke to enter them. 

As the camp grew, the Base Hospital increased propor- 
tionately and the roll of nurses increased, so that by April 
there were one hundred and twenty nurses and forty 
wards. On April 16, Miss Goodine, the chief nurse, was 
called overseas and Miss CaroUne Geiken promoted to her 
station. Thus the nurse p)ersonnel was constantly chang- 
ing as small details 
were sent to France 
and others took 
their places. In 
November, 1918, 
the hospital had 
an average of one 
hundred and sixty 
nurses and fifty- 
eight wards with 
nurses in ch^^ rge, 
and the nurses' 
quarters had been 
increased from one 
building to two 
large buildings and 
four barracks, al 
buildings being 
steam heated and 
each nurse having 
her 'own room. 



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SPEAKING OF UNIFORM CHANGES 

If the U. S. Adopts That Coat of Many Colors the Old Line 

Sergeant Will Be Peeved 



THE Major had just signalled "rest" to his battalion 
on the field when an overseas sergeant and an old 
line sergeant in one of the companies strolled over 
to the edge of the parade for a smoke. Just as the old- 
timer reached for the "makings" he stopped, his eyes got 
big, and turning his companion around so that he too 
might see, remarked: 

"Well, I've been in this man's army twenty years now, 
and seen service in the Islands, China, Cuba and Alaska, 
but that's a new uniform on me." 

The officer wearing the strange looking uniform stopped 
and idly swinging his crop stood looking over the field 
while the old sergeant continued. 

"No," he muttered, as though talking to himself, "he 
can't be an officer out of the 'Leathernecks' 'cause if he 
was he'd be advertising with a band or a signboard. 
He can't be French 'cause he hasn't got a mustache. 
He can't be English or an Aviator 'cause he hasn't got 
his hands in his pockets. He can't 
be no Hun 'cause they wouldn't let 
him be running loose. He ain't 
no Belgian 'cause that ain't no 
Belgian shield on his cap. He 
ain't no Scotchman, 'cause he's got 
on pants." Finally he burst out: 
"Say, Sergeant, you've been over 
there where they all congregate: 
what is he?" 

" Why that's one of our officers." 

"Well, what uniform is he 
wearin'?" 

"That's our uniform." 

"Like hell it is. We've got a 
good uniform of our own, and it 
don't look like that, none what- 
ever." 

"It's just been adopted in the 
United States Army, and 
officers and enlisted men will both have to wear it." 

"Well, I've stood more pay calls than most of the of- 
ficers and men I can see from where I stand have stood 
reveilles but I never thought I'd have to go on pass look- 
ing like a leatherneck non-com on shore leave. But what's 
the blue band around his cap?" 

"That's to show he's an infantry officer." 

"You could tell that by the way he walks, but what 
are the cute little cuffs on his blouse?" 

" That's copied from the British uniform and shows the 
rank of the officer on his sleeve." 

"So it does. But what are the little colored dabs on 
the front of his collar?" 

"They show his branch of service and his regimental 
designation. That was copied from the French uniform." 

"What are the pants made like 'cits' for?" 

"The tailors say they fit better and are easier to cut 
than the old lace knee breeches, and they save the cost 
of leggins." 

"Even at that, the tailors have nothing to brag about. 
I've always had to take every pair of breeches I drew to 
the regimental tailor before I could get into them, or get 
them to stay on me, and I certainly would love to see a 
squad dressed in them things crawling around the rice 
paddies on the old South Line in Cuba. But what are the 
big pockets for? " 




"They were fashioned after the bell pockets in the 
British uniform. They have greater carrying capacity." 
"That may be all right, but since prohibition hit the 
army I don't see anything for an officer to be carrying 
that would take up that much room. I guess he forgot 
his collar ornaments." 

"Oh, no. They were sacrificed as a compliment to the 
ladies. You see, the wear and tear on charmeuse and 
crepe-de-chine sleeves was terrible, so again copying the 
French we left off the ornaments. Besides it saves larass 
and bronze." 

"Saving bronze may be all right, but the supply of 
brass don't seem to be running so low. But anything for 
the ladies. Say, what is his rank?" 
"He's a captain." 
"How do you tell?" 

"By those three little doo-jiggers on his cuffs and 
shoulder straps." 

"Well, well! Say, youngster, 
did you ever hear the legend of 
our insignia of rank in the army?" 
"No." 

"I find that a lot of you chaps 
haven't. In the old days when the 
army was a profession and not a 
business or a trade, a shavetail 
didn't wear nothin' on his shoul- 
der straps because he was just 
coming into the army as an offi- 
cer and was looking forward into 
the army field. Before him was 
his whole army future, behind a 
two barred fence. The first lieu- 
tenant had climbed one bar and 
had it on his shoulder; the captain 
had climbed the fence and was 
looking up into the forest, and had 
both bars on his shoulder. The 
major had climbed into the sturdy oak tree and got 
a gold leaf, and the lieutenant-colonel was still in the 
woods but had climbed into the poplar, which is the tall- 
est, straightest tree in the forest, and he has the silver 
poplar leaf. The colonel wears the eagle because it flies 
over the forest and keeps watch on things below, while 
high in the skies is the star of a general. That's a pretty 
story, ain't it? and it looks like a shame to mess it up 
for the sake of a few uniform makers whose only interest 
in the army is what they can sell to Uncle Sam, 'jaw-bone.' 
By the way, who thought up all these changes?" 
"Oh, some e.xpatriate." 
"Somewhat?" 

"Expatriate. That means a chap who lived at home 
most of his life and then went across to Europe and stayed 
a while and decided everything European was better than 
anything American. They think it's prettier than our 
present uniform. Do you?" 

"Well, it may be more 'showy' son, but the old 0. D. 
is good enough for yours truly. The United States has 
toddled along and won a number of sizeable scraps and 
cleared a big country of redskins without ringing in any 
foreign uniform changes to help us out, and we won be- 
cause we depended on the man inside the suit and not 
what was showing outside. In the face of that, I'd hate 
to see them change it now." 



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EVERYBODY OUT FOR DRILL! 

Soldiers Were Fit to Bite as Well as Fight in This 

Man's Army 



INCREASING the physical standard of Camp Travis 
men and raising the morale of the command through 
proper attention to the soldier's teeth has been the 
accomplishment of the Dental Infirmary personnel. This 
work has been successful to no small degree in the main- 
tenance of the excellent health record of the cantonment, 
and was the means by which the mouth of every enlisted 
man received attention, both through reparative and 
preventive measures. 

Statistics from the front showed that fully twenty per- 
cent, of the men in sick wards were 
there as the result of infections from 
diseased teeth. By prevention of 
these infections, through prompt and 
adequate treatment in the training 
camp, the American army planned 
to increase the efficiency of the com- 
mands proportionately besides mak- 
ing available twenty percent, more 
bed room for wounded soldiery and 
bettering the army morale. With 
this end in view, Col. A. C. Carpenter, 
the camp dental surgeon,collaborated 
with the camp commander and the 
camp surgeon so that not a soldier 
in training failed to receive the 
proper treatment his condition re- 
quired. This policy was carried out 
with the Ninetieth Division and the 
importance of dental supervision for 
this command was so thoroughly 
recognized that when this division 
was ordered overseas last June it 
took with it the entire infirmary 
personnel consisting of thirty-three 
officers and an equal number of 
assistants. 

In the treatment of the soldiers, each man reporting for 
examination was assigned to some officer and given a card 
for future appointments. It was then the duty of the 
officer to see to it that the mouth of the patient was placed 
in as perfect a condition as possible before he was excused, 
also to give him a thorough course of instruction in the 
proper care of the mouth and teeth. It was believed that 
the instruction in mouth hygiene, alone, is sufficient to 
prove the worth of the dental surgeon in the army. In 
order to expedite work, dental surgeons who were particu- 
larly proficient in certain branches were assigned to their 
specialties. 

The work done in these infirmaries consisted of amalgam 
fillings, synthetic fillings, cement fillings, X-rays, root 
canal work, gold inlays, plates, bridges and extractions. 
All fillings were carved and polished and many of them 
could be properly classed as restorations. In carrying 




COL. A. C. CARPENTER 
Camp Dental Surgeon 



out the work of the operating room, the dental specialists 
followed methods accepted by the medical fraternity as 
preventive of numerous chronic diseases. 

Benefits from such treatment were shown in the second 
examinations of men treated and in their physical records. 
Men who had followed the instructions on mouth hygiene 
were proved to be greatly improved in general health. In 
addition to the alleviation of pain, the treatments given 
enabled the men to masticate their food more thoroughly, 
thus aiding in the digestion of foods and promoting their 
general health and well being, and 
their contentment under the re- 
straints of army life. General clean- 
liness of the teeth, as practiced by 
the men while in the army, is ex- 
pected to keep them in the habits 
they have formed, so that they will 
instruct their children and wives in 
mouth hygiene. This will prove its 
own reward in the sav-ing to the 
families of the men and in the con- 
tinuance of their good health. 

The experience of the Camp Travis 
dental unit has proved the superi- 
ority of massing dentists in infirm- 
aries, rather than distributing them 
around many medical infirmaries, as 
heretofore. The saving in time and 
the production of improved efficiency 
in handling patients has been a large 
factor in the success attained. The 
waste of medical supplies has been 
materially decreased under the new 
system as well as the maintenance 
of excessive equipment. But the 
surpassing feature has been the 
greater facility of marshaling the 
men for sjiecialized treatments with the minimum of 
loss of time and materials and the maximum results in 
lasting benefits. 

Many statements have been made to dental surgeons by 
the enlisted men expressing satisfaction with the service 
given and delight over their freedom from pain and dis- 
eases to which they were subject when they were in 
civilian life. Numbers of men say they have been relieved 
from attacks of rheumatism and disorders of the digestive 
tract which were the result of mal-nutrition resultant from 
failure to masticate their food because of bad teeth and 
improper care. These teachings, it is felt, will have a 
lasting effect on the men as they leave the army 
and resume their duties as citizens, and will prob- 
ably result in the removal of much sickness which 
was prevalent in rural districts during the pre-war 
periods. 




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I JUWPAV, 'CAU3 

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I ■EYEL65ST=»oTATOtS 




K. p. 



They're Out of Their Job 

Ye doughboys and leathernecks, wagon-men too. 

An' mariners ridin' the foam, 

The curtain is down and your mad play is done. 

An' we're waitin' to welcome you home. 

For deeds of your valor and might of your arm, 

With the old Yankee "guts" ye have kept us from harm. 

They're waitin' you now back in oflSce and farm, 

So speed your way home. 

But we're bearin' a grudge that all time can't erase, 

You boys who chased Fritz oil the map. 

For you've cheated this army at home of its job, 

We wanted to get in the scrap. 

Us doughboys an' leathernecks, cannon-men too, 

All trainin' and strainin' with that end in view. 

Must pack up our duds and slink back to the few 

Who never got in it at all. 

There's men in our ranks who have soldiered for years. 

An' fathered the gang who went through. 

Who taught 'em to stand straight and how to make good, 

As rookies so timid and new. 

An' now that it's over there's rookies with stripes — 

While all we can do is to suck on our pipes 

And growl at the world. 

So when depot brigades stand retreat in the dusk, 

An' the flag flutters down in the breeze. 

As the strains of the national anthem ring out. 

An' a thrill reaches down to your knees. 

You'll pardon our feelin' that we're out o' luck. 

An' heaven must help the unfortunate duck 

Who dares to suggest that we're lacking in pluck. 

For we'll sure hit him hard. 

So you doughboys an' leathernecks, wagon-men too. 

Before you come back to your jobs — 

Having made this old world somewhat safer to use — 

Before you are cheered by the mobs, 

Just hand Mr. Hun a brief message from us : 

We're spoilin' and anxious to start a new muss — 

The two million who didn't get into the fuss — 

If he doesn't behave. 

— One of Them. 



The Call 

Something calls — and we want to go over; 

We want to go where comrades have led. 
From these white cotton fields and the sweet smelling 
clover, 

To roads where the flowers of battle are red. 

Here, friendly highways companion your noondays, 

Sunshine a-spatter on still forest lanes, 
Fields hushed in beauty when night floods the noontide 

And ponchos and shelter whenever it rains. 

There roads are shattered and young lads around them; 

Bullets will spatter instead of the sun; 
And up from the byways limp men who have found them. 

And back from the highways the ghosts of men run. 

Something calls — yes, we smell every cluster of clover. 

We see here the meadows, each blossom is gay, 
And the song of the wind — but we want to go over. 

It calls and we want to go over to-day. 

Passing the Buck 

The Colonel tells the Major 

When he wants something done; 
And the Major tells the Captain 

And gets him on the run. 

The Captain thinks it over, 

Decides to follow suit 
And passes the buck and baggage 

To some shave tail second Lieut. * 

The said Lieutenant ponders 

And strokes his downy jaw. 
And calls his trusty Sergeant 

And lays him down the law. 

The Sergeant calls his Corporal 

To see what he can see; 
And the Corporal gets a Private 

And that poor damned Private's me. 



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OFFICERS. ORDNANCE DEPOT 



Capt. R. W. Wagener 

1st Lieut. George Hilsinger 



Left 
2nd Lieut. B. V. Brady 
2nd Lieut. Guy W. Jones 



to Right 

2nd Lieut. Earle P. Reebel 
2nd Lieut. Howard Deutz 



Capt. Henry L. Suydam 
Maj. E. B. Johns 



RED FLAG AND BURSTING BOMB 

This Does Not Refer to Bolsheviki But to the Camp Ordnance Depot 



A SOLDIER is no soldier — without a gun. The re- 
cruit no sooner dons his khaki than a rifle, a bay- 
onet and a cartridge belt are handed out to him; 
yet these do not spring up at command, nor flower over 
night, even in the prolific soil of Texas — all of which nat- 
urally leads to the inquiry of how and where they get 'em. 
Some one says "Ordnance" — and we go to look for the 
red flag with the bursting bomb. 

You find the Ordnance Depot at Eleventh Street and 
Avenue B, and, catching the officer in charge off his guard, 
announce that you have come to find out ev^erything the 
Ordnance does and does not, and see the things, however 
deadly, that are kept from the gaze of the general public. 
With a fatherly smile he tells you that before getting your- 
self involved with the intricacy and detaU of the names, 
functions and classification of the weapons and equip- 
ment, you might well listen to an explanation of the 
status of the depot itself. 

You learn then, that the depot is properly known as a 
Field Depot, and is one of the many established at every 
camp in the country, under the guidance of the Field 
Depot Branch of the Supply Division, Ordnance Depart- 
ment. Other divisions of the Ordnance Department have 
to do with the purchase or production of materials, and 
the settlement of the problems of mechanics and engin- 
eering connected therewith, but it is the Supply Division, 
through its field depots, that comes directly in contact 
with the soldier, and furnishes to him the various articles 
of equipment suppUed by this department. This supply 
is worked out through a system of shipments directed 
from designated arsenals, general supply depots, and man- 
ufacturers to each particular field depot, of what might 
be called initial equipment — that necessary arm to and 
equip the troops of the various branches of the service, in 
the first instance. This is later followed up by requisi- 
tions of the field depot to cover any shortages in the equip- 



ment of the troops, and to pro\'ide for that endless stream 
of supplies needed in the replacement of lost, damaged or 
unserviceable equipment; and the various articles which 
are consumed by the use to which they are put — illustrated 
by cleaning materials and ammimition used in target 
practice. A scientific balance of stores book, acting as a 
perpetual inventory, with reports on all stock in the dep)ot 
rendered at stated intervals, enables the Supply Division 
at Washington to exercise a centralized control and equal- 
ize the stocks in the various field depots, as the necessities 
of the troops demand. 

After assimilating this, you cross the road to two par- 
allel warehouses, with trackage between, and are initiated 
into the mysteries of ordnance. The near end of this 
warehouse is partitioned off, to provide for what are 
known as valuable stores, and stores in which frequent 
issues are made in small amounts. The first contains a 
multitude of numbered and lettered drawers and com- 
partments in which are spare parts, down to the finest 
spring, pin, and washer, of every make of machine-gun, 
rifle, pistol and revolver, with a chart-index on the wall 
to permit instant location of any desired item. In arm 
lockers on the wall are foimd one or two of each model of 
machine gun, rifle, pistol and revolver. 

Up to this point your mind is almost equal to following 
the explanations poured in your ear of the comparisons 
and functioning of these various parts, but on turning you 
are confronted with an array of articles described as fire 
control equipment. Range finders, aiming circles, adil- 
ades, flash lights, and battery commanders' telescopes; 
pantographs, compasses, clinometers, protractors, mus- 
ketry rules, and fire control rules for automatic rifles and 
machine guns; telescopic sights and sighting devices, 
periscopes and sitascopes. 

Next come tier after tier of bins, tagged and numbered; 
with cartridge belts, haversacks, pack-carriers, canteen- 



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UNLOABING CAMOUFLAGED GUNS 



•covers, ration-gags, magazine and revolver clip pockets, 
and packets for first-aid pouch; wire cutters and their 
carriers; ammunition carriers; pouches and special belts 
for automatic rifle-men; spurs, spur-straps; rifle-scab- 
bards, and a variety of articles pecuhar to the equip- 
ment of mounted men. Special oils and soaps for the 
treatment of leather; for the treatment of web-equipment; 
oils for lubricating and preserving metals; solutions for 
the removal of powder and metal fouling from the bore 
■of guns; paints and rust preventatives for the preserva- 
tion of artillery and artillery material. 

Passing out into the storehouse proper, you find it 
divided into numbered sections with an orderly arrange- 
ment of sealed boxes, each with its contents neatly sten- 
ciled on either end. The first portion is devoted to per- 
sonal equipment — haversacks, pack-carriers, cartridge 
belts, canteen-covers, canteens, and articles of the mess 
kit; then machine guns with their tripods, feed-belts and 
water boxes; trench mortars in their coffin-like boxes; 
automatic rifles with their magazines and accessories; 
rifles and gun slings; bayonets and bayonet scabbards; 
fencing equipment; target of all designs, and target mate- 
rial; saddles and bridles for the cavalry; saddles, bridles 
and harness for the artillery; entrenching tools; smoke- 
bomb outfits, and various spare parts pertaining to ar- 
tillery. 

Adjoining the warehouses are ranged row after row of 
seventy-five mm. guns, with their limbers and caissons, 
direct from the steel works, with the camouflage paint 
scarcely dried. They are surrounded by a line of four- 
ton artillery tractors, hump-backed and malignant in ap- 
pearance, that seem to dominate the silent guns. 

With the hope that there are no nails in our shoes, we 
are next led to the magazines, which, to promote the peace 
of mind of all concerned, stand a little apart from the 
rest of the depot buildings. Here are stored the ammu- 
nition and e.xplosives, which range from the six-inch how- 
itzer and 155 mm. shells to the .22 shorts used in gallery 
practice. High explosive shells and shrapnel, with their 
fuzes, for the artillery; six-inch and three-inch bombs for 
trench mortars; dummy, drill and sectionalized shells for 
instruction; eight mm. Lebel (French) for the Chauchat 
automatic rifle; calibre thirty, in ball cartridges, blanks, 



guard and dummy, for our own rifle, with specially pre- 
pared grades for use in machine-guns, for overseas, and for 
target practice in the United States; forty-five for the 
pistol and revolver. Grenades of all kinds — hand gren- 
ades, rifle grenades, dummy grenades, practice grenades, 
illuminating grenades, offensive grenades, defensive gren- 
ades, with their bouchons and components. Powder in 
kegs and containers, fuzes and detonators. Next come a 
variegated array of lights, reminiscent of Roman candles 
and the Fourth of July, which are pyrotechnic equipment 
— consisting of position lights, red, white and green; Very 
lights, for use in Very pistols, in the same number of col- 
ors; Bengal lights, and a score of others. All of which 
let in a deal of light on things we had been in the dark 
about. 

We could not leave without seeing the shops — a separ- 
ate one for armorers, who repair guns, for blacksmiths, for 
saddlers, and for carpenters — in which saddles are made 
so that the rider can't fall off. Here the insides of ma- 
chine-guns are tickled and oiled until they respond with 
clock-like regularity; and, incidentally, hat-cords and 
fatigue uniforms are removed from rifle barrels where 
they were thoughtlessly left by some later possessor in 
the excitement of being mustered out. An armorer ac- 
companies each regiment to the target range, whose busi- 
ness it is to pacify the rifles which become obstinate in 
eating up the 300,000 odd rounds of cartridges used by a 
regiment in firing its course on the range at Camp 
Bullis. 

We were inclined to retrace our steps in an attempt to 
examine again, and fix in our mind at least a few more of 
the 50,000 odd articles furnished by the Ordnance Depart- 
ment, only a few of which we have been able to mention 
here, but we were told the warehouses were about to be 
closed for the taking a complete physical inventory of all 
the equipment. The strictly supply functions of the Ord- 
nance Department, together with part of the personnel, 
have been taken over by the Purchase, Storage and Traf- 
fic Division of the General Staff in a comprehensive plan 
embracing all supply corps. However, the shops, the 
magazines with ammunition, and the functions of inspec- 
tion and repair of guns and arms of all kinds will still be 
carried on by the Ordnance Depot Company. 



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PSVCHOLOCICAL UMT 



WHY IS A FISH? 

Foolish Question? Ask Any Man Who Has Been 
Before the Psychological Board 



PRIVATE JOHN THOMPSON'S company had re- 
ceived an order to report at the Psychological build- 
ing for examination, and speculation was brisk in 
squad room and mess hall. Some of the men feared an 
unpleasant ordeal at the hands of what they termed "nut 
pickers," and Private Thompson and Zeke Gray, who 
bunked next to him, discussed possible developments as 
they waited for the top sergeant's whistle. 

In civil life Thompson was the efficient young book- 
keeper and collector for the Doeville Mercantile Com- 
pany, and he was sorely missed when he entered the army. 
"The army's getting a cracking good soldier," said his 
employer. "Darned shame he was turned down for the 
R. O. T. C." Zeke Gray's father was a p)oor tenant 
farmer. His younger brother often went with the old 
man to town to disp)Ose of the crops, but little confidence 
was imposed in Zeke, who stayed at home and ploughed. 

As John entered the Alpha Room at the Psychological 
Building with a beaver board in one hand and pencil in 
the other, his mind was filled with misgivings. He wished 
then that he had gone to college and had prepared himself 
for this test of his mentality. Zeke, who followed John, 
looked blank amazement. 

"Thought they had chairs and tables in schools," he 
ventured. 

"If the room was full of furniture, how do you think 
they would get all these men in here?" John replied. 

"Uh-huh," said Zeke, grinning. 

The examination began and the two men looked at the 
geometrical forms on the page before them. The exam- 
iner and impressive looking sergeant began his instructions. 

"When I say go, but not before, put a cross in the first 
circle and a figure 1 in the third circle. Go!" 

"Doesn't take any geometry to do that," John said to 
himself. 

When the test of oral instructions was completed a few 



orderlies walked about the room jerking up certain men. 
John was not surprised to see Zeke among the number. 
Before the second test was started Zeke and the other 
failures were taken to the Beta room where illiterates and 
foreigners were being examined. At the end of the third 
test he was sent upstairs for an individual examination. 
A private took Zeke into one of the examining booths. 
Here the examiner gave him a series of numbers to say 
backward. When 2-3-5 was given the farmer boy could 
say 5-3-2; but when four digits, as 6-5-2-8, were given he 
could not retain them long enough to give them back- 
wards. Nor could he tell how much change would be due 
him if he bought twelve cents' worth of stamps and paid 
fifteen cents. 

"What is fooUsh about this?" asked the examiner. "A 
bicycle rider, being thrown from his bicycle in an accident, 
struck his head against a stone and was instantly killed. 
They picked him up and carried him to the hospital, and 
they do not think he will get well again." 

"He should not have been riding so fast," replied Zeke. 

However, Zeke could coimt backwards from twenty to 
one, could answer very simple comprehension questions, 
tell one way in which wood and coal were alike and give 
the date correctly. His paper was marked: Mental Age 
8, — E. A grade of E means that the subject should 
either be discharged or put in a labor or development bat- 
talion. Zeke was transferred to the Development Bat- 
talion and from there to the Remount Station for unskilled 
labor. There were two Zeke Gray's in every one hundred 
men that come to Camp Travis. 

The next day a large A was entered on John's quali- 
fication card and in his service record. This A meant 
that in regard to intellectual ability John ranked in the 
upper four or five percent, of enlisted men. Any com- 
manding officer that looked at his Service Record would 
know that he was a very superior man although he only 



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possessed a high school education. The Psychological 
Board agreed with Merchant Wheeler that the arrrly was 
"getting a cracking good soldier." 

In every hundred soldiers there are four John Thomp- 
sons and two Zeke Grays, 
and there are many men 
who, while not as intelligent 
as John Thompson are 
much more intelligent than 
Zeke Gray. The business 
of the Psychological Board 
at Camp Travis is to class- 
ify these men according to 
intelligence. The superior 
men that are not quite as 
high mentally as John 
Thompson are marked B. 
This group includes from 
eight to ten men out of a 
hundred. The C plus 
group includes about fif- 
teen to eighteen percent, of 
all soldiers. The average 
grade for soldiers is C, and 
the C group includes about 
twenty-five percent. The 
C minus group, about 
twenty percent., is com- 
posed of men of low average 
intelligence. Inferior in- 
telligence D is made by 
about fifteen percent. The 
lowest group is divided 
into two classes: (1) D 
minus men, who are very in- 
ferior in intelligence but are 

considered fit for regular service; and (2) E men, whose 
mental inferiority justifies their recommendation for the 
Development Battalion, special service organization, or 
discharge. 




Since April, 1918, when the Psychological Board was 
organized at Camp Travis, roughly 75,000 men have been 
classified by means of the intelligence tests. Camp Travis 
is now one of the four leading psychological centers 

in the American army. 
The Psychological Board 
has assisted: (1) in the 
discovery of men whose 
superior intelligence sug- 
gests their consideration 
for advancement; (2) in 
the prompt selection and 
assignment to Develop- 
ment Battalions of men 
who are so inferior mental- 
ly that they are suited only 
for selected assignments; 
(3) in forming organiza- 
tions of superior mental 
strength where such su- 
periority is demanded by 
the nature of the work to 
be performed ; (4) in select- 
ing suitable men for various 
army duties or for special 
training in colleges or 
technical schools; (5) in 
the early formation of 
training groups within 
regiment or battery in 
order that each man 
may receive instruction 
and drill according to 
his ability to profit 
thereby; (6) in the early 
recognition of the men- 
tally slow as contrasted with the stubborn or dis- 
obedient; and (7) in the discovery of men whose low- 
grade intelligence renders them either a burden or a 
menace to the service. 



Don'ts For Discharged Soldiers 

If it is late in the evening when you come home don't take your shoes o^ff on the front 
porch. 

When you sit down to dinner don't shout : " Bring on the Chow." Neither should you 
say : " Shoot the bread and the slum." 

If you should hear your name mentioned in conversation don't stand up and yell 
" Here." 

That little roll of cloth on the table with the silver ring around it is not a first-aid band- 
age ; it's your napkin. 

If you get up during the night, don't walk around the house on tip-toe, the family will 
think the house is being burgled. 

If you should hear someone shout, " Fire," don't grab your mother's water pail and fall 
in outside the kitchen door. There is a fire department in your town. 

That little white contraption in the corner of the room is a bath tub. Father will show 
you how to use it. 

Don't hit the dirt and hunt cover when you hear a "rat-tat-tat"; it's not a machine gun, it's 
only your neighbor starting his flivver. 



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TELLING THE FOLKS AT HOME 

Camp Travis Publicity Office Pioneer in Furnishing Home Newspapers 
With Stories of What the Soldiers Were Doing 



HERE it is, right here," says Farmer Smith as he 
looks over his specs at mother by the fireside 
after perusing the "Weekly Echo" of some Okla- 
homa county. "Look right here. Our John has been 
made a K. P. in Company G. That's what I call gittin' 
there plumb fast. He only joined the army last week." 

That was only a sample of the thousands of weekly 
items in the home paper which the Publicity Office of 
Camp Travis put over, when the boys were in training from 
the draft and volunteer battalions of Texas, Oklahoma, 
Arkansas and New Mexico. It was the Camp Travis way 
of making the home folks see soldier 
life. It had a double purpose. It 
spread contentment through the 
camp itself and inspired the men to 
be better soldiers, and it showed to 
the father, mother, wife or sweet- 
heart back home that Uncle Sam 
was taking good care of his boys in 
khaki. 

Never a week went by but that 
the weekly budget of news went 
home to the country weekly where 
John or Tom had lived before they 
were inducted into the army; and 
every time there was a mention of 
the boys from that county or neigh- 
borhood. It was a system which 
never failed to keep the home folks 
in a good humor and at the same 
time the publicity officer and his 
staff at Camp Travis told what the 
boys were doing during their train- 
ing days. He took them through 
all the processes of "squads right" 
and "squads left." He showed how 
the boys were lined up for their phy- 
sical exams, and to get their "shots" 
to render them immune from disease. 
He told the mothers and fathers and sweethearts how to 
send packages and letters to the soldier men, and what 
addresses to place on them. If there was any happening 
at the camp which the folks at home needed to know- 
about, the news was given to them in this weekly budget 
of their home papers. 

Every weekly and daily paper in Texas and Oklahoma 
got this service and whenever the boys wanted to write 
home to their newspaper editor, the letter was taken from 
them as they wrote it and placed in readable shape, so 
that there would be no mistake in conveying the impres- 
sion the soldier wished to get home. Scores of such soldier 
letters went back to home papers, and the best part of the 
whole system was that it was practically all done by the 
men themselves. There were company correspondents in 
every regiment and detachment in camp, and every man 
was urged to give in items about himself or his comrades. 
It promoted good fellowship among the men and built 
company and battalion spirit and at the same time allayed 
any fears that anxious mothers or sweethearts or wives 
might have concerning their army boys. The letters 
dealt with the life of the camp as a whole and the individual 
soldier, and at the end of every news budget was a collec- 
tion of personal items and jokes on or about the soldiers 
themselves from the county from which the newspaper 
drew its subscribers. 




CAPTAIN ROBERT C. LOWRY 
Camp Morale Officer 



Splendid successes were attained in defeating German 
propaganda efforts among the country people. News 
which was without foundation, and which was being spread 
by enemy agents throughout the rural and urban districts, 
was corrected and all the facts possible given the news- 
paper readers. Newspaper editors were kept informed on 
changes in censorship regulations also, so that exaggerated 
or untrue reports of camp life were kept from publication. 
This service went on month after month for sixteen 
months, cumulating excellent results for morale building, 
and for many weeks the publicity department seemed to 
be unnoticed at Washington. Then 
requests for information were re- 
ceived as to its plan of operation 
and an inspection was made by an 
army official to confirm the good 
reports. The Camp Travis plan of 
publicity was endorsed and in due 
time became the officially adopted 
publicity plan for the army camps. 
The publicity office was first estab- 
lished by Major General Henry M. 
Allen, commander of the Ninetieth 
Division. Lieutenant, now Cap- 
tain, Robert C. Lowry, a Houston 
and San Antonio newspaper man 
who had been graduated from the 
first Leon Springs officers training 
camp, was made the publicity officer. 
The idea was first suggested by Cap- 
tain David C. McCaleb, commander 
of the 315th Supply Train, of the 
Ninetieth Division, and the plan was 
perfected and brought to its greatest 
fruition by Captain Lowry. This 
officer organized company reporters 
in all of the groups of the camp 
and was responsible for the success 
of the plan and its steady growth. 
After the departure of the Ninetieth for France, Captain 
Lowry was made an officer of the Camp Headquarters 
Staff and continued the work of the Publicity Bureau. 
Early in the fall of 1918 the Publicity Office was made 
a part of the Morale Section and Captain Lowry was made 
the morale officer of Camp Travis as a recognition of his 
good work. Second Lieutenant Frederic Lewis Earp, a 
graduate of the Camp Pike officers training school, was ap- 
pointed publicity officer. Lieutenant Earp is a newspaper 
man of long experience among the cities of the Pacific coast 
and during his incumbency he was of marked assistance to 
the morale officer in carrying out the publicity program. 
In his work as morale officer, Captain Lowry had super- 
vision of the amusements of the men in camp as well as 
the plans for demobilization of discharged soldiers and 
their preparation for civilian life. This was an import- 
ant feature of morale work, for the transition from 
khaki to "cits" is no mere matter of changing clothes. 
In this work his office has also been remarkably successful 
in its co-operation with the Y. M. C. A., the Knights 
of Columbus, the Jewish Welfare Board and other activi- 
ties in the establishment of the "Khaki College" for 
soldiers returning to civil life, and in the means of in- 
structing soldiers in how to carry on their insurance poli- 
cies and avail themselves of the benefits of the soldiers 
and sailors civil rights bill. 



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The "TOP" as the Rookie Sees Him 

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THE ARMY Y 

It Followed the Soldier from His Home to the Firitig Line 



WITH "Service" as its motto, and with one building 
already active in the area that was to be famous 
as Camp Travis, the Army Y. M. C. A., with the 
influx of regulars, draft recruits, and construction forces, 
was situated advantageously from the beginning. Figures 
indicate only vaguely how the mission was carried out — 
they cannot tell what the Y meant to soldiers, many of 
whom were away from home for the first long stay; 
neither can they tell what the association did for the spirit 
of the camp. Only the soldiers can tell that. But from 
the time the recruit was dropped down into camp until he 
marched off the train at the port of embarkation, some 
Camp Travis Y man was with him — and from that point 
another Y service was with him. The new soldier came 
soon to look on the Y man as a sort of big brother, and the 
Y man tried to live 
up to it. 

Scarcely had 
Camp Travis been 
begun when Urban 
WilHams, a former 
border Y worker, 
was brought here 
in charge of the 
camp, and he re- 
mained until July, 
1918, being ordered 
then to take charge 
of the army Y work 
in the Hawaiian 
Islands. H. H. 
Simmons, later 
head of the South- 
em Department 
Y. M. C. A., di- 
rected the work for 
a time and then 
Charles Kurtzhalz 
was brought here 
from Camp Pike to 
take charge. Mr. 
Kurtzhaltz was 

called to department headquarters of the Y as second in 
command, and R. N. Watts, who had been at Camp Dick 
and Camp Bowie directing the Y, was made camp general 
secretary. 

So rapid was the growth of the Y work that to supply 
men with the right sort of training there was opened in 
April, 1918,. the Training School for War Work, with 
A. B. Nichols of the Boston, Mass., Y. M. C. A. as dean. 
Up to December 1, 1918, the school had graduated 673 
men for army Y service either in England, France, Italy, 
Russia or the camps of the Southern Department. Not 
all of the men stayed in the Y service, however, some going 
to take commissions or to shoulder a gun, and the service 
flag holds fourteen stars for former Travis Y men now 
soldiers. 

Religious Activities 

Like other branches of the Y activities, the religious 
work started in a very small way, with but twelve meetings 
held in August, 1917, and an attendance of 2,900; but this 
figure went up by leaps and bounds each succeeding month, 
the attendance of thirty-two meetings in September being 
10,389, and at 184 meetings in October it was 32,300. At 
this time Bible study classes were formed, both in the Y 




HEAEQUARTERS STAFF, Y. M. C. A. 

Left to right— N. K. Tracy, J. L. Scudder, E. L. Priest, J. B. Taylor, W. H. Neidlinger, 

J. S. Thompson, R. N. Watts, Miss Lillian Pfeiffer, E. B. Coulter, F. E. Dingman, 

J. B. Walker. Standing — Allan Smith. 



buildings themselves and among the men in the barracks, 
with the result that in October there were 186 Bible class 
sessions which had an attendance of 4,865, a fair average 
for the succeeding months, although later the number of 
classes was increased. It fell to the religious work secre- 
taries, too, to visit the sick, and 17,768 patients were 
visited in October, this number mounting as high as 30,492 
in February, 1918. 

Khaki-covered copies of the New Testament were given 
out under the supervision of the religious work men, 
reaching a total of 53,141 from August 1, 1917, to De- 
cember 1, 1918. Another odd bit of service performed was 
the conversion of conscientious objectors from their atti- 
tude. A record of seventy-three such conversions was 
made by D. L. Berry, of Y No. 30. Conferences of en- 
listed men held 
during the summer 
of 1917 gave the 
Y men broader op- 
portunity to do 
service. 

When the Nine- 
tieth Division left 
Camp Travis in 
May, 1917, four or 
five secretaries 
were taken along 
to the port of em- 
barkation, and this 
phase of Y work 
has been continued 
up to date. It was 
found by military 
men that the Y 
secretaries could 
encourage recruits 
on their way to 
camp by answer- 
ing questions about 
the camp, and by 
giving other ad- 
vice; while to units 
leaving camp, it was found that Y athletic equipment and 
games, together with a Y song leader to keep the men's 
spirits up, did much to bring a healthier lot of men 
through their journey. Thus it was that the troop train 
service was instituted. 

Hospital Service 

One unique phase of Y work, begim on the border, was 
carried on at Camp Travis until March, 1918, when the 
Red Cross took it over. This was the hospital service. 
E. B. Travis, a Y mnu-'rom Indiana, arrived in the El 
Paso district late in July, 1916, and was almost imme- 
diately sent by Wilman E. Adams, later head of the 
Southern Department of the Y, to Nogales. Urban 
Williams, later camp general secretary at Camp Travis, 
was in charge of the camp. Mr. Travis at once began 
work among patients in Base Hospital No. 5, supplying 
stamps, stationery, books and other articles, and per- 
forming any services possible for the soldiers. The Red 
Cross had not then developed its forces for such work and 
there were too few army chaplains for the task. 

When Col. George M. Skinner was transferred from com- 
mand of the Nogales Base Hospital to the one at Fort Sam 
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from Camp Travis, Colonel Skinner immediately called 
Mr. Travis to aid him here. Mr. Travis, arriving here in 
September, 1917, organized the work, extending it to the 
Camp Travis Base Hospital when that institution was 
completed. 

During the winter of 1917 when many of the fast-ar- 
riving recruits became sick, these hospital workers under 
Mr. Travis Uterally worked day and night, with small 
time for sleeping or eating. However, they never lost the 
smile or joke to take into the wardrooms to cheer the sick 
and the homesick, though it was sometimes a strain when 
they had to take the last word home of some man about to 
die without his realizing his condition, or to help others, 
who knew they were dying, to straighten out their affairs 
before their death. The constant call for these Y men 
was best proof that their work was done well. More than 
once their smiles and jokes relieved critical tension in 
ward rooms where death had just preceded them. To 
notify relatives of the condition of men seriously ill was 
another part of their duty, and the hospital authorities 
co-operated continuously in this respect. 

However, in 1918, when the American Red Cross took 
over the work, all but one man in each of the base hospitals 
were transferred to other duties. Arrangements were 
made then so that a man taken from any part of the camp 
to the Base Hospital was visited by a secretary from the Y 
serving the area from which the man was taken, thus keep- 
ing the patient in touch with the doings of his organization. 

Educational Work 

Although educational work had been carried on in a 
small way by various individual secretaries, it was not 
until in the fall of 1917 that the Y began an aggressive 
movement in that direction. At that time W. R. Ray- 
mond had been placed in charge of the work for the whole 
Southern Department, and H. H. Shenk, of Harrisburg, 
Pa., was the director of that activity in the camp. J. B. 
Taylor, an educator from New Mexico, was brought into 
the camp soon after this, and the comparatively few 
classes were extended. During the early spring of 1918 
classes were organized in English, mathematics and his- 



tory, all of which were taken hold of with considerable 
spirit and interest. 

Hopeful of an early crossing to the battlefront, there 
was also a feeling among the men that French should be 
mastered, and this sentiment was stimulated by a visit to 
the camp of Lieut. Jean Aldide Picard, who had been with 
the French Army during the battle of the Marne, and who 
had later seen service at Ypres. As a result some fifty 
classes in French were begun, Y secretaries being supple- 
mented by soldier-teachers, these classes lasting as long as 
the Ninetieth Division was here. 

It was early in March, 1918, that the work among the 
illiterate soldiers was undertaken, and, beginning with 
1 ,700 men, the men coming into these classes by military 
order was increased in May and June to 10,(XX). It is 
interesting to note that at this period, too, the first class 
in gas engines was established in Y No. 31 — classes in 
this subject forming a constant part of the educational 
program after that time. 

Later, when the camp had been partly filled with new 
officers and new recruits, who were to make up what is 
now the Eighteenth Division, the demand for French 
instruction was renewed, and Prof. C. F. Giard, of the 
University of Oklahoma, was brought here. He at once 
took hold of the work and in about three weeks was fol- 
lowed by Prof. Patricio Gimeno, of the same university. 
Classes in buildings were continued, also, as the men were 
interested in subjects, ranging from elementary English 
to advanced mathematics and normal school branches. 

However, in September, another big opportunity was 
seized, and the Y instituted a big central school for enlisted 
men who wished to review studies preparatory to taking 
the examinations for officers' training camps. It is in- 
teresting to note that in two terms of this school, the per- 
centage of men who attended the school and who passed 
their educational test as officer-candidates was very high. 

Early in December another central school was opened 
by the Y in the auditorium, and the armistice having been 
signed, the military authorities in the camp made it much 
easier for the men interested in the school to take up their 
educational work. This school started with so much spirit 
that it became necessary to have overflow classes, and some 



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of these were carried on in the K. of C. building, in the 
Jewish Welfare Board building, and the Hostess House. 
The registration ran close to the 2,000 mark and the at- 
tendance was good at all sessions, despite the fact that 
some of the soldiers were constantly dropping out by 
reason of being discharged from the service. For a time 
the task of securing sufficient teachers was a formidable 
one. Close on the heels of this project a similar plan was 
undertaken on behalf of the colored soldiers, a move which 
was met by unusually fine interest on the part of these 
men. At first this school was conducted in the two negro 
Y buildings, but later central quarters were secured, the 
chaplains of the group giving all assistance possible. 

Y educational secretaries were used largely by military 
direction after the formation of a development battalion 
late in the summer, illiterates, and foreigners who could 
read and write their native language being brought into 
this group and taught English. Many men who pre- 
viously were unable to read and write left the army 
from this battalion proud to be able to sign their names 
to necessary documents, and to be able to read. This 
move toward better citizenship needs no comment; 



the results of this work will speak for themselves. 

From a statistical viewpoint the educational work 
showed a growth of from seventy-one class sessions in 
October, 1917, to 1,117 class sessions in February, 1918, 
and the attendance of 1,301 at the October sessions was 
rapidly swelled until in February the attendance at these 
sessions was 19,997. The high water mark of attendance 
was in March, 1918, however, being 22,268 for the month. 

It was in December, 1917, that the first men from the 
Camp Travis Y organization went overseas, and they 
were given a rousing send-oflf by their co-workers. One 
of these men, Dr. John H. Clifford, who was religious 
work secretary at Y 33, has since become famous for his 
work with the Marines, as the man who was told by the 
officers of that organization that they "didn't want any 

d d parson along" to be a burden on them. Dr. 

Clifford, by his saving of the woxmded colonel of those same 
Marines, and by his sturdy independence in toting his own 
pack and asking no odds of any man, as well as by his fine 
spirit among the wounded Marines, forms an undying part 
of Marine Corps history, as well as that of Camp Travis 
Y. M. C. A. 




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CREATED POPULAR SOLDIERS' HOME 

Creeds Forgotten in Halls, Though Knights of Columbus Provided 
Services for Men of Roman Catholic Faith 



WHAT the Knights of Columbus has accomplished 
at Camp Travis can not be statistically tabulated 
and told in words; it requires no public encomiast 
to herald the results. The encomiums must come from 
the individual soldier who has profited from its ministra- 
tions; from the parents of the en- 
listed men who received consolation 
from the letters of their sons written 
on'K. of C. stationery, and in their 
halls, from the letters of the secre- 
taries and chaplains to anxious moth- 
ers about their boys in the hospital 
during the siege of the epidemic. 
From all sources must come the 
praise or censure of the welfare work 
to make it truthful and valuable. 

Early in the history of Camp 
Travis, when the Ninetieth Division 
was being formed, this part of Texas 
was designated the Seventh Division 
in the scheme of organization of 
welfare work of the Knights of 
Columbus. The staff in charge con- 
sisted of Emmet T. Jackson, archi- 
tect; August McCloskey, Hon. James 
R. Davis, and Edward H. Corrigan, 
all residents of San Antonio. In 
September, 1917, they authorized 
thre eection of K. of C. Hall No. 1. 
The site selected was near the spot 
where the gallant Lieutenant Kelly 
lost his life in an aeroplane accident in preference to kill- 
ing and maiming others. It is located on Sixth Street near 
Avenue B. The hall was formally opened on Columbus 
Day, October 12, 1917, with addresses by Rt. Rev. Bishop 
John W. Shaw, now archbishop of New Orleans, Major- 
General Henry T. Allen, commander of the Ninetieth Di- 
vision, and others. The first general secretary was Edward 
H. Corrigan, to whom much credit is due for taking the 
initiative in the activities of the hall. He was assisted 
by John B. Witherell, Lewis F. Dur- 
rell and Ben Newman. 

Every Knights of Columbus Hall 
is provided with an altar and all ap- 
purtenances and paraphernalia for 
the celebration of Mass. The first 
volunteer chaplain was Rev. W. W. 
Hume, now administrator of this 
diocese. Army chaplains also offici- 
ated at different times. 

Opening under the most propiti- 
ous conditions. Knights of Columbus 
Hall No. 1 has always been a popu- 
lar resort for the soldiers. It has 
been the aim to provide the best of 
entertainments. In fact, Camp 
Travis was the first cantonment in 
the South to inaugurate dancing in 
Knights of Columbus halls. This 
was made possible through the co- 
operation of the Daughters of Isa- 
bella, of San Antonio, and the camp 
morale officer. The wisdom of this 
action has never been questioned. 

The individual work of the sec- 




J. M. HUTCHINSON, General Secretary 




JOHN M. MUNDY, Chaplain 
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retaries among the incoming recruits will always remain 
a bright chapter not only in the annals of the Knights of 
Columbus, but in the hearts and memory of the thousands 
of homesick rookies far from home and in strange con- 
ditions and environments. In one day 35,000 sheets of 
paper and 20,000 envelopes were 
distributed. 

The success of the first hall and 
the increased demand for more room 
t. and entertainment for the soldiers 

in different parts of the camp neces- 
sitated the building of a second hall. 
This was accomplished under the 
supervision of Mr. Corrigan. The 
Knights of Columbus, in the mean- 
time, enlarging the sphere of work, 
placed William J. Moriarty, of St. 
Louis, Mo., as Department Director 
in charge of the entire Central-South- 
ern Division, with E. Elmer Fox, an 
energetic general secretary, as super- 
visor. By authority and instructions 
of these gentlemen, Edward H. Cor- 
rigan, general secretary, erected Hall 
No. 2, at the corner of Wilson Street 
and Avenue E. It was formally 
opened November 3, 1917. Secre- 
tary John Flood was placed in charge, 
with Secretary Harry J. Dudley as 
assistant. Other secretaries that 
were attached to the camp were: M. 
S. Corcoran, August Corvello, J. J. Sullivan, Joe Rivierie 
and Rudolph Grummel, with Chaplains E. J. Roach, 
P. P. O'Sullivan and T. L. Keaney. 

The necessity for this hall was soon manifest. Located 
near the Depot Brigade, it was always open and generously 
patronized. The personnel of the secretaries has been 
changed as the exigencies of the service demanded and a 
high standard of efi&ciency maintained at all times. Any- 
thing and everything that was of mutual benefit to the 
soldiers and that would amuse, in- 
struct, and assist in raising the mo- 
rale of the soldier boys was welcomed 
by the Knights of Columbus. 

The epidemic of influenza, so 
ably subdued by the efficient med- 
ical corps of Camp Travis, was a call 
upon the energies of the Knights of 
Columbus secretaries that was an- 
swered to their best ability in the 
hospital and the quarantined wards. 
The public and personal acknowledg- 
ment made by Brigadier-General 
Geo. H. Estes of their assistance 
will be treasured in the archives of 
the organization as evidence that the 
Knights of Columbus secretaries, 
prohibited from active soldier service 
hy reason of age or slight physical 
defects, endeavored to do their best in 
this great world's war, even if that 
part was a small and modest one. 
The staff workers were: J. M. Hut- 
chinson, gen'l secr'y ; J. P. O'Conneli, 
Guy C. Grapple, and Ben Brady. 



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STAFF, RED CROSS : 



Left to right, bottom row 

Mrs. L. E. Case, Matron, Convalescent House. 

Mr. L. E. Case, Director Red Cross Hospital Service. 

Mrs. Eliza Rankin, Hospital Librarian, Red Cross. 



Top row 

G. W. Plack, Red Cross Hospital Worker. 
W. H. Meeks, Red Cross Hospital Worker. 
J. T. Bell, Red Cross Hospital Worker. 



THE GREATEST MOTHER IN THE WORLD 



THE Convalescent House was virtually a club and a 
home where mother, sister or sweetheart might come 
at any and all times for a chat, or remain for any 
length of time as a guest of The Red Cross and be near at 
all times to the bedside of the boy who was sick in the hos- 
pital. When the house was built provision was made for 
these guests by including small bedrooms just off the mez- 
zanine floor; and thanks to the courtesy of the hospital 
-authorities, we were able to arrange that the guests have 
their meals within a short distance from both the house 
*nd the hospital. That this convenience has been appre- 
-ciated by many who wished to be with the boys during a 
-crisis, we have had many tangible proofs, both in verbal 
-and written expressions. 

The main auditorium of the house offered a comfortable, 
home-like room where in the daytime friends and relatives 
might meet, letters might be written at convenient desks, 
where Red Cross stationery was always available, games 
might be played, fiction or technical books obtained from 
the Ubrary which, under the direction of a representative 
of the American Library Association, offered almost any 
book that might be called for. In the evenings programs 
of entertainment were carried out at least three times 
weekly, offering moving pictures, vaudeville; and oc- 
casionally some musical star temporarily in San Antonio 
would gladly offer her service for the entertainment of 
the soldiers. 

The ladies of the local chapter of The American Red 
Cross have taken a great interest and have been very 
active in the hospital work, and besides visiting, conducted 
a program of entertainment once or twice during the week, 
took entertainers through the wards, distributed candy and 
cigarettes, and did the countless things that are mentioned 
so little but are nevertheless much appreciated because of 
that touch which only a woman can give. 



Two cars were placed at the disposal of the hospital 
authorities to be used by the surgeons in making their 
rounds in isolated parts of the camp and for various in- 
spections of the sanitary officers. Where it was impMjssible 
to obtain promptly, through military channels, any article 
needed by the surgeons to help them render prompt and 
eflScient service, it was ordered at once or purchased 
locally and placed at their disposal. 

The Home Service branch of our work grew enormously 
in the latter part of 1918. Delayed allotments and al- 
lowances were investigated; and, where necessary, the 
dependents advised to consult their local Red Cross repre- 
sentative, who in turn were advised by the associate direc- 
tor to render them any aid, financial or otherwise, that 
appeared necessary. Through the field director, a man 
was able to obtain the best of legal advice. Countless 
telegrams were daily verified for the mUitary authorities, 
families and relatives advised of the present whereabouts 
and condition of men; and where, because of critical illness 
or death, it was necessary for a man to go home, many 
loans were made for this purpose. 

From oiu- warehouse we distributed during 1918: 
sweaters, 122,003, including distributions made to others 
camps last winter; \\Tistlets, 4,864; socks, woolen, 14,110; 
socks, cotton, 4,488; helmets, 6,057; mufflers, 15,476. 

During the influenza epidemic the Red Cross Convales- 
cent House was used solely by friends and relatives of sick 
men. Cots were set up on the stage and it was not imusual 
to have twenty-five or thirty people spend the night in the 
building. The Nurses' Recreation Building was converted 
into sleeping quarters for the night nurses. 

The exigencies of the time and the conditions in the 
camps made necessary calls for many articles which could 
not promptly be secured through military channels and it 
was our privilege to furnish, among other things, aspirin, 



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icebags, bed jackets, bed shirts, comforts, sanitary drinking 
cups, 41,000 face masks, fly swatters, operating gowns and 
caps, handkerchiefs, water pitchers, pajamas, pillow-cases, 
pillows, pneumonia jackets, property bags, cuspidors, 
slippers, sheets, sweeping compound, wash rags, clinical 
thermometers, tooth brushes, tooth paste, towels and 
urinals. 

At Christmas the Red Cross arranged small gifts for all 
corps men and patients at the Base Hospital, consisting of 
comfort kits containing handkerchiefs, wash rags, tooth 
brushes and tooth paste, cigarettes, needles and thread, 
shaving soap, cigarette lighters and knife or razor. Dainty 
little gifts of ivory talcum powder boxes, stationery and 
other small articles were given to approximately two hun- 
dred nurses. A small tree was attractively decorated and 
placed in each ward in charge of a committee of ladies 



from the local chapter, who went through the wards dis- 
tributing the gifts to patients, together with candy and 
cigarettes. From the Base Hospital, the day after Christ- 
mas, we were pleased to receive the following: 

"Your kit bags of gifts brought forth many 
exclamations of pleasure and wonder at your 
liberality. The knives were easily the most 
popular gifts, proving once more that ' men are 
but boys grown up.' 

Such assurances as these have ever made it a pleasure 
and a privilege to work with the hospital authorities at all 
times; particularly during the Christmas holidays, and 
bring to us all a deeper appreciation of the men and the 
work the "Greatest Mother in the World" is doing, and 
will do, until the last man is home. 




DOUGHNUTS FOR DOUGHBOYS 



WHEN the war began that plunged the whole world 
in misery, the Salvation Army had just celebrated 
its fiftieth anniversary. It had years of experi- 
ence, organization and efficiency. It was prepared to play 
a part in the conflict — and that part has not been insig- 
nificant. As long 
as the soldier has 
memory there will 
be a soft spot in his 
heart for the army 
whose lassies fed 
home-made dough- 
nuts to battle- 
stained doughboys 
on the very edge of 
No Man's Land. 

When the first 
gun was fired, the 
Salvation Army 
dispatched its offi- 
cers to the front to 
do what they could 
in a material as well 
as spiritual way for 
the men who were 
fighting and dying 
to make the world 
safe for democracy. 
In the trenches and 
behind the lines, 
its workers were to 
be found giving aid 

and comfort, that the fighting spirit of the soldier might 
not weaken. 

Huts were established wherever possible, at home and 
abroad. The hut at Camp Travis was opened in Septem- 
ber, 1918. It is a neat two story building, comfortably 
furnished, and within its walls the soldier was made wel- 
come and taught to feel that the place was for him during 




his leisure hours. The first floor consists of a large, well- 
lighted reading room, equipped with a library, magazines 
and a talking machine. On one side is a chapel with a 
seating capacity of 300. 
The first floor also contains a "Coffee Ann" and a lunch 

counter where re- 
freshments, includ- 
ing the famous 
Salvation Army 
doughnuts, can be 
bought at a small 
price. As many as 
500 doughnuts 
have been sold in 
a day. The sec- 
ond floor contains 
twelve rooms, 
where soldiers' 
wives and relatives 
might stay in I com- 
fort and security 
while visiting. 
There are many 
other features of 
the hut that rec- 
ommended it to 
the soldiers and 
their friends. The 
courtesy of the 
attendants, their 
desire to accommo- 
date and please has 
made it a popular resort. The Salvation Army does a 
great deal of work that is never known generally. Much 
work of this nature has been performed at Camp 
Travis, and many a soldier will hereafter respect the 
uniform of the Salvation Army because he knows that it is 
the uniform of another good soldier and one of Uncle 
Sam's best friends. 



THE PANTRY WAS BARE 
This picture was either taken during drill hours, or else about five minutes after a fresh 
batch of doughnuts had been cooked. In no other way is it possible to account for the bare 
appearance of a popular corner of an institution that has endeared itself forever to soldiers 



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BOOK WORMS FIND HAPPY HOME 

Men Win Higher Places in Military Organization Through Aid 
of Camp Library and Its Many Branches 



WHEN the country gathered together its millions of 
men into the several camps that grew up overnight, 
there came along with the military technique that 
was rounding out a fighting machine, a group of social 
organizations whose purpose it was to care for the needs 
of the soldier in his hours of freedom from military duties. 
Among these was the American Library Association, with 
its well-lighted library building in each camp containing 
thousands of books upon every variety of subjects, cur- 
rent magazines upon recreational, technical and military 
topics, comfortable chairs and good tables; branch col- 
lections of books and magazines in the Y. M. C. A., 
Knights of Columbus, Hostess House, Jewish Welfare 
Board, Salvation Army and Community Service buildings. 

The Camp Tra\ns Library building was completed De- 
cember, 1917, at 
which time the li- 
brarian began mov- 
ing into it the sev- 
eral truck loads of 
books which had 
accumulated in the 
Quartermaster's 
warehouses and the 
various freight sta- 
tions. With the aid 
of volunteers from 
the city and from 
among the officers 
and men in the 
camp, the immense 
task of preparing 
the books for circu- 
lation was begun. 
Each book had to 
be labeled, a pocket 
pasted in it to hold 
a card upon which 
was written the name of the author and title. By the 
time the shelving arrived many of the books were ready 
to be placed upon them in proper order for circulation. 

Before the library service was fairly established in Camp 
Travis at the main building and at Y. M. C. A. and 
Knights of Columbus branches and in company stations, 
there came demands for books at more distant pKjints. 
Camp Stanley, twenty-five miles and without any books, 
was provided for by establishing branches at the three Y 
buildings and the K.C. hut. Brooks Field was then similarly 
provided and was cared for imtil November first when the 
work transferred to the Kelly Field librarian. Library 
service at Camp John Wise also pro\'ided this building. 
The nearest neighbor. Fort Sam Houston, was a part of 
the library system of Camp Travis with books at the Gift 
Chapel, Y huts and barracks. 

The present book collection now numbers over 36,000 
volumes, composed of a well-rounded stock and especially 
strong in mihtary science, war stories, general technology 
and mechanics, poetry, history and fiction. Many of the 
candidates for officers' training camps depended up)on the 
library for textbooks upon mathematics, historj- and 
geography. In three days during one of the periods pre- 
vious to an examination, there were circulated from the 
main library building 26t) books upon mathematics alone. 
Special schools conducted by the military authorities ujxjn 
military subjects were supplied with military and technical 




books, such as photography, gas defense and small arms. 
The men in the hospitals were also reached through 
branches maintained at the Red Cross houses, each under 
the care of a woman trained to meet the special ser\'ice 
that hospital patients need. With the aid of a small cart 
the book lady, as she is often called by the patients, makes 
her way among the beds, where the soldier can select from 
the cart the book or magazine he desires. If his choice is 
not on the cart the librarian takes his request and the 
book is secured for him and given to him on the next trip. 
There is no service more appreciated than the right book 
in the hands of a sick soldier. 

The librarian was often consulted for information to 
settle arguments or to determine the winner where a wager 
had been made up)on disputed points. The officers who 

bet the cigars over 
the annual amount 
of rainfall in Iowa; 
whether Sidney 
Lanier was famous 
enough to be in- 
cluded in a study 
of poetic Uterature ; 
how to pronounce 
"Sarajevo"; how 
the work "ukelele" 
is spelled, who 
wrote "Da\nd Har- 
um," why '"S. O. 
S." is the code 
word for distress, 
are but a few sam- 
ples of the \'aried 
calls in the daily 
duties of a camp li- 
brarian. The book 
even becomes the 
solution of domes- 
tic difficulties, as shown by the request of a soldier who had 
married without an over-abundance of love on his part. 
The separation due to camp residence had given him a 
chance to think it over. The book "He Fell in Love 
with his Wife" was provided after he had asked for help. 
The library staff consisted of Camp Librarian Joseph 
F. Marron, of Duquesne, Pa., assisted by Miss Cornelia 
Johnson, of Austin, Tex., Mr. Paul B. Teeter, of Chicago, 
and Mr. Robert S. Fullerton of Boston. Mrs. Eliza G. 
Rankin of Evanston, 111., was hospital librarian at Camp 
TraNas and Mrs. V. G. Humphrey, of Ocean Springs, 
Miss., ser%'ed in that capacity at Fort Sam Houston. All 
were expert librarians. 

As a practical aid in military service and civil pursuits, 
as a recreational center and as an educational force, the 
camp library has been able to proxide the book that has 
helped the soldier improve upon his "squads right," 
shoot straighter or fight better, help him with his home 
job, give him a funny story or a poem for his idle hour, 
furnish the textbook for the examination when he was 
working on a soldier's salary toward an officer's commis- 
sion; or let "Private Peat" tell him how "The Ladies 
from Hell" went "Over the Top" "With Cavalry in the 
Great War" and "The Fighting Engineers" and "Under 
the German Shells" in "The Great Push" where "Com- 
rades in Courage" brought about "The Winning of the 
War" to "The Political Conditions of Allied Success." 



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UNDER THE BLUE TRIANGLE 

Hostess House Brings About Many Delightful Reunions of Soldiers 
and Kinfolk and Friends From Distant Points 



LINKING the soldier at Camp Travis with his home- 
folks by that indefinable charm of feminine influence 
is the Hostess House, at once a center of social 
activity and the "find me" focus of the cantonment. 
This is the gathering place established by the Y. W. C. A. 
around whose ample galleries might be found the boys and 
their sweethearts, the mothers and their sons, the wives 
and their husbands, and the materials for romances, many 
of which had their tender endings weeks after the troops 
left the Army and again were engulfed in the varying 
whirlpool of civil life. 

At once attractive in interior and exterior, the building 
is the sign of hospitality which brings the home touch to 
the homesick lad and gives a valuable aid to work of the 
other camp activities in reaching the inner chords upon 
which the morale 
building of the sol- 
dier must depend. 

What soldier of 
Camp Travis will 
ever forget those 
motherlike pies 
with their tooth- 
some crusts cov- 
ered with delicious 
ice cream, or those 
tarts and dainties 
which could be 
obtained no other 
place in the en- 
virons of the camp? 
What lad of khaki 
will not carry away 
those lasting re- 
membrances of the 
chicken fries which 
brought back to 
him at crucial times 

thoughts of home? What wife, sweetheart or mother, who 
has come to Camp Travis heartsick and weary after trying 
in vain to locate her husband or son, who mayhap has 
thoughtlessly neglected to write, can fail to recall with 
gratification and satisfaction the kindly words of the good 
secretaries of the Hostess House as they arranged for the 
meeting which was to restore peace of mind? These were 
some of the many services daily performed through the 
Hostess House, the little, delicate things, all of which 
could have been accomplished only through the contact 
of femininity. 

Few structures of the camp are more attractive and 
there were probably none of the activities which was more 
consistently made use of in season and out of season than 
this. 

Situated at Avenue B and Sixth Street, it presents a 
front which was at once restful and homey. The hos- 
pitable appearance of its threshold is not belied as one 




enters the spacious rece])tion room, in a corner of which is 
to be found the enticing open fire-place where the crackling 
log burns in dampish weather. Around this comfortable 
spot could be found any cool evening, the groups of sol- 
diers and their friends, and in the evenings of the summer 
time the chairs were thrown back and girls from town with 
their soldier admirers were permitted to dance and chatter 
to their hearts' content. 

On certain days there were informal gatherings where 
programs of an entertaining nature were given, and 
through it all there was an air of quietude and restfulness 
which proved an able adjunct to contentment for the sol- 
diers. Reading rooms were also provided, but best patron- 
ized of all was the cafeteria. The Hostess House was 
built at the request of Major-General Henry T. Allen, 

commander of the 
Ninetieth Divi- 
sion, who really rec- 
ognized the neces- 
sity of a place 
where wives, moth- 
ers or sweethearts 
might foregather 
for rest and refresh- 
ment while await- 
ing the search for 
their husbands, 
sons and fiances. 
It was opened in 
November, 1917, 
with Miss Lucy 
Moore as director; 
Miss Gertrude 
Keech as business 
secretary; Miss 
June Mi liner as 
cafeteria director 
and Mrs. G. A. 
Reader, receiving hostess and information secretary. The 
present staff consists of Mrs. J. M. Ballinger, director; Miss 
Keech, business secretary; Miss Harriet Means, informa- 
tion secretary, and Miss Emma Martin, cafeteria director. 
In this activity as with the others at the Camp the 
division headquarters information bureau gave generous 
and ever-ready co-operation and was the means of unravel- 
ling many a tangled problem of marital or family affairs. 
Aside from the pathos of many cases, amusing features 
are not infrequent. 

"Be thankful, my dear, that you have no husband these 
perilous times," a forlorn looking woman advised the 
hostess, after relating her troubles regarding a careless 
husband. 

" But there may be none to have after this war is over," 
replied the hostess. 

"Why, honey, don't worry," consoled the visitor, "you 
won't have any trouble at all; you can get a cripple." 




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FOLLOWING THE STAR OF ZION 

Promotion of Agricultural Interests Climax of Jewish Welfare 
Board* s Service Among Camp Travis Soldiers 



WITH a far-seeing vision of the soldier's welfare after 
reaching civilian life, the Jewish Welfare Board of 
Camp Travis has been a prominent factor in the 
morale building of the soldier. This work was adopted 
after victory for the Allies had been assured through the 
armistice, but it was merely the culmination of a successful 
program which had been conceived and executed by the 
Jewish organization throughout the months that it was 
present in the camp. And this work, though largely 
serving their co-religionists, was non-sectarian, benefitting 
Hebrew and Gentile alike without distinction as to sect or 
creed. A specially striking feature was the hospital 
visiting which was carried on at all times. 

The most successful work of the organization was the 
agricultural exhibit and intensive course in modem farming 
carried on during the middle of December with the sanc- 
tion and approval of Brigadier-General George H. Estes. 
Commercial, federal, educational and progressive organi- 
zations of the state and nation joined in commending this 
achievement, and the press of San Antonio and the state 
at large devoted columns to the success gained and the 
interest taken by the soldiers in the improved apparatus 
for increasing the production of farms. Thousands of sol- 
diers and civilians attended the lectures and marked at- 
tention was given to demonstrations of breeding and 
grading livestock. The idea was initiated by M. Flax, of 
Brooklyn, who took charge of the work in August, 1918, 



with his assistant, H. H. Auerbach, of Omaha and with the 
co-operation of the Camp Publicity Office. 

Through the instrumentality of the San Antonio branch, 
social entertainments were made a feature of the work and 
programs were provided at the various welfare centers in 
Camp Travis and wholesome entertainment for the men 
when they came to the city from Camp. Upon the induc- 
tion of Nathaniel Hirsch into the military service in 
August, 1918, Mr. Flax assumed charge of the work at 
Camp Travis. He was enabled to bring the work closer 
to the men by estabhshing headquarters at the various 
Y. M. C. A. and K. of C. buildings throughout the camp. 
He also placed his services and those of Mr. Auerbach at 
the disjx)sal of the Base Hospital and worked assiduously 
during the influenza epidemic. 

In the early part of November, George W. Rabinoff of 
Hartford, Conn., was placed in charge of the San Antonio 
district for the Welfare Board and Abram C. Caplan, of 
Baltimore, and I. H. Mendelson, of Des Moines, were 
added to the staff. By this time the scope of the work had 
so increased that it became necessary to erect a building 
and this was done in six days at a site provided at Eighth 
and Railroad avenue. Representatives of the board 
were also instnmiental in the promotion of the "khaki 
college" estabUshed by the Y. M. C. A., and Messrs. 
Caplan and Mendelson were made members of the 
faculty. 




CARED FOR MASONS IN KHAKI 

Big Representation of Fraternity in Army Led to Unique Addition 
to IV elf are Organizations in Camp 



IF it is a new thing to see a Masonic welfare organization 
in an army camp, it is but a natural development 
during the present war. More than a third of the 
members of the Scottish Rite societies of San Antonio are 
in the army at home and abroad. This is true also of the 
other Masonic lodges of San Antonio. 

When war was declared the Masons responded to the 
call in such numbers that it soon became apparent that if 
the fraternity would be of the greatest service to its mem- 
bers a representative should be stationed at Camp Travis. 
The Masonic Welfare Office was built by the Scottish Rite 
Bodies of San Antonio and is maintained by them and the 
Alzafar Shrine Temple. The welfare work extends to 
Masons of all lodges and even to those who are not of the 
fraternity. 



The Reverend Lewis McVea, who was at the time pastor 
of the Methodist Church at Bishop, Texas, was elected 
representative, and his office was first estabUshed in one of 
the Y. M. C. A. buildings. With trains daily discharging 
hundreds of soldiers into the camp these quarters were 
soon outgrown and more room was soon needed. This 
was obtained through Major General H. T. Allen, com- 
manding the Ninetieth Division. 

From a local welfare station, the office at Avenue B and 
Sixth Street soon became the rendezvous of Masons 
throughout the country. Regardless of the nature of the 
service Reverend McVea and his sister, Doris McVea, his 
assistant, were always at the call of their fellows, whether 
the service was of a financial nature or comforting the 
sick. 



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PICKED UP IN THE COMPANY STREET 



THE "FLU" 

When your back is broke and your eyes are blurred, 
And your shin bones knock and your tongue is furred, 
And your tonsils squeak and your hair gets dry, 
And you're doggone sure you're going to die. 
And you're skeered you won't and afraid you will, 
Just drag to bed and have your chill, 
And pray the Lord to see you thru — 
For you've got the flu, you've got the flu. 

When your toes curl up and your belt goes flat. 
And you're twice as mean as a Thomas cat, 
And life is a long and dismal curse. 
And your food all tastes like a hard-boiled hearse, 
When your lattice aches and your head's a-buzz, 
And nothing is as it ever was, 
Here are my sad regrets to you^ 
You've got the flu, you've got the flu. 

What is it Uke, this Spanish flu? 
Ask me, brother, for I've been thru. 
It's misery, woe and black despair; 
It pulls your teeth and curls your hair; 
It thins your blood and bares your bones. 
And fills your craw with moans and groans, 
And sometimes, maybe, you get well; 
Some call it flu, 

I call it hell. 



During the night the Oflicer of the Day repeatedly 
crossed the post of a colored sentry without being chal- 
lenged. Finally he made inquiries. 

"Oh, you cain't fool me, boss," he was told. "Ah done 
knows you belongs around heah." 



Sergeant (to recruit, mahogany shade) — "Who told 
you to pick up those cigarette stubs? " 

"Ah don' know, suh. He was one of those gen'lmen 
with httle birds on his shouldahs." 



THE SUBTLE COMPLIMENT 

Colored Private (after his captain has administered 
a sharp reprimand for "gold-bricking") — "Yes, suh, Sar- 
gint, I suttinly am going to work." 

Captain— " What do you mean by calling me a ser- 
geant?" 

Colored Private — "Oh, I knows you ain't no Sargint, 
suh. I jus wanted to make yo' feel good." 



ARMY BRIEFS 

Lieutenant (quizzing on Articles of War) — " What is a 
man's status when he is apprehended, after going A. W. 
O. L.?" 

Veteran of Four Days — " S. O. L." 



FAIR ENOUGH 

Captain (to applicant for farm furlough) — "Jones, how 
many acres of peanuts have you? " 

"Ten, Sir." 

"How many children?" 

"Five, Sir." 

"And how far is the field from the house?" 

"A half mile. Sir." 

Captain (after rapid calculation) — "Just two acres 
apiece and distance enough for digestion. The peanuts 
will be gone before you could get home. Go back to the 
kitchen." 



Rookie (to his Captain) — "Say, mister, you were 
pretty lucky; where'd you manage to get hold of those 

shiny leather leggins? . . . Just look at the d d 

things they threw at mel' 



Civilian (after the war) — "Wa-al, Doc, I'm sure you 
treated all kinds of cases in the army, but what did you 
have the least of?" 

Major — "Well, of course, our records would show 
exactly, but er — while I am not sure, I would — er — I say, 
I suppose, obstetrical." 




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1918 CAMP TRAVIS FOOTBALL SQUAD 
Pvt. J. A. Barbish, 165th D. B., End; Sergt. E. F. Lamb, 86th Inf., Tackle; Corp. J. C. Nichols, 19th Inf., End; Capt. K. Otey, 
165th D. B., End; Pvt. P. C. CofBn, D. B., End; Corp. M. LeClaire, 85th Inf., Guard; Pvt. R. Brubaker, 86th Inf., Guard; Pvt. T. M. 
Meyer, 19th Inf., Mascot; Lieut. W. Karaszewski, 165th D. B., Tackle; Sergt. D. L. Cobb, 19th Inf., Half; Sergt. L. H. Stevenson, 
165th D. B., Center; Lieut. Miller, 165th D. B., Quarter; Corp. W. F. Scripcavage, 259th Amb. Co., Tackle; Pvt. C. Little, 86th Inf., 
Guard; Chap. G. Storaasli, 165th D. B., Center; Sergt. C. Schwarting, 35th Inf., Guard; Capt. L. H. Patterson, 165th D. B., Tackle; 
Pvt. A. B. Young, 165th D. B., End; Pvt. H. A. Winters, 165th D. B., Half; Pvl. R. B. Morton, 19th Inf., Full; Sergt. B. Moody, 165th 
D. B., Half; Corp. G. G. Birch, 19th Inf., Quarter; Pvt. M. R. Townsend, 85th Inf., Half; Pvt. Berg, 165lh D. B., End; Lieut. W. J. 
Rogers, Hdqrs. Camp Travis, End; Capt. H. H. Hudson, 165th D. B., Manager; A. M. Venne, Y. M. C. A., 33, Coach; Capt. T. E. D. 
Hackney, 35th Inf., Coach. 

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FOR SPORT AND WAR 

Athletics is Big Factor for Recreation and Success in Battle 



CAMP TRAVIS history has constantly carried 
through its various •stages of development an im- 
portant chapter of athletic activities, for each suc- 
ceeding commander has recognized the vital importance of 
sending out soldiers, — for combat or peaceful pursuits — - 
who were physically fit for whatever was ahead of them. 
Not alone has this phase of camp life been fostered and 
promoted in a military manner, but the Y. M. C. A. and 
the War Department Commission on Training Camp 
Activities have taken hold in their own way to keep the 
interest in sports 
of all kinds alive. 

The days follow- 
ing the signing of 
the armistice, how- 
ever, found empha- 
sis on the athletic 
side of camp ac- 
tivities stronger 
than at any other 
period, for with 
training for combat 
lightened athletic 
events were de- 
pended on to a 
greater extent than 
ever to keep the 
minds of the men 
occupied until they 
should be returned 
to civil life. Regi- 
mental athletic and 
field meets, boxing 
and wrestling pro- 
grams, and the regular field physical training were all 
speeded up so far as the "flu" and other epidemics 
permitted. 

The big classic events in the athletic world at the end of 
1918 were the football game between Camp Travis and 
Kelly Field, and a three-cornered boxing meet between 
Camp Travis, Fort Sam Houston and Kelly Field; these 
being in addition to two big divisional field meets. The 
Thanksgiving Day football game between Kelly Field and 
Camp Travis was won by the former by a score of 20 to 
3 after several of the best Camp Travis players had been 
taken ofT the field, injured. Coach A. M. Venne, formerly 
with Carlisle Indian School, but later with the Y. M. C. A., 
and C. L. Brewer, a former University of Michigan coach 



and star, had worked hard to build up a winning team, but 
the casualties were too great. The three-cornered boxing 
meet, held in the middle of November at the Camp Travis 
stadium, was also won by the Kelly Fielders. Camp Travis' 
football team, however, won from Te.xas A. & M. College, 
12 to 7 and tied a no-score game with Camp McArthur. 
Another major event in the November athletic calendar 
was a big camp field meet, at which Brigadier General G. 
H. Estes was honorary referee, and which attracted several 
thousand spectators. This meet was won by the 

Fifty-third Field 
Artillery, which 
had nearly twice 
the number of 
points which its 
nearest competitor 
was able to gather 
in. To enable con- 
testants to do them- 
selves more justice 
in such events, 
bo.xers, wrestlers 
and track athletes 
were excused from 
part of their duties 
after the signing of 
the armistice and 
the consequent let- 
up in training. 

In August "fite 
nite" cards were 
begun by the mili- 
tary authorities, 






FOOTb.VLL SQUAD, 52d IIELD ARTILLKKV 



Major J. T. Round- 
tree having been chosen to head an athletic council for the 
camp, the council including Y. M. C. A. and other repre- 
sentatives, among them being Johnny Coulon and Bobby 
Burns, boxers, and Budd Goodwin as swimming instructor. 
Chris Christiansen was official promoter of these fights. 
Early in August, too, F. E. Dingman, a Y. M. C. A. 
specialist in training of massed classes in boxing and 
wrestling, came to Camp Travis from Camp Bowie, tak- 
ing up the mass system of instruction in the Development 
Group and the Fifty-fourth Field Artillery. 

During the first week in December, the last big camp 
athletic meet was held before the discharge of many sol- 
diers, and was won by the 53rd Field Artillery, with the 
Eighty-fifth Infantry a close second. 







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MUSINGS OF A DEPOT BRIGADIER 



GROSSED rifles should not be used in Depot Brigade 
insignia; it should be crossed fly-swatters with a 
typewriter underneath. 

The motto of the Depot Brigade should be: "Peace on 
earth, good will toward man." 



The silver service chevrons would be all right for the 
Depot Brigade, if there were a gold brick between the 
angles. 



The chief grouch of the Depot Brigade ofiicers is that in 
1917 they volunteered for service in the armed forces of the 
United States. 



The accident and health insurance companies broke the 
camel's back when they endeavored to write up the officers 
of the Depot Brigade, considering them the best risk of 
any profession on earth. 



The Huns have shown the American people that the 
James Boys are entitled to an apology and a monument. 
The James Boys never harmed a woman or little child ; it 
is true that they did some things quite Hunnish, but even 
then they did not claim that the Lord was particeps 
criminis. 



We were crowded in the D. B., 
Not a soul would dare to shoot. 
The war was on in Europe, 
But all we did was s'lute. 



Where is your wandering boy to-night? Safer than in 
his mother's arms — he is in the Depot Brigade, pounding 
a typewriter, wielding a fly-swatter or explaining by in- 
dorsement why a button was off Private Smith's breeches 
at the last inspection. 



Poles and Bohemians were numerous among the re- 
cruits, and such names as Czsertozc Mjovscek were fre- 
quent. The first sergeants had quite a hard time of it at 
roll-call at first, but the problem was soon solved, although 
by accident. A company had faUen in for reveille when 
out came the first sergeant, who had a severe cold; as he 
approached, he sneezed, and fourteen men answered 
"Here." 



When that order came down, announcing that company 
commanders were responsible for the flies in their area, one 
captain was very much distressed because he didn't know 
whether he was responsible for the dead flies or the live 



It was considered remarkable that a five-minute sermon 
by Chaplain Fisher could bring 500 men to the mourner's 
bench ; it was so considered until it was learned that he had 
told them that there was a Depot Brigade in Hell, but not 
in Heaven. 



The enemy's barrage had passed over our trenches, and 
the fierce foe was coming over the top. The commander 
pressed the buzzer-button, the adjutant appeared and 
the commander asked: "Were all the latrines in the thir- 
ty-third Group clean at midnight?" 

"Perfect, sir." 

"Were our fly-swatter entanglements, just east of our 
typewriter nests, inspected before the battle started, and 
are the Forms 88 in perfect condition?" 

"Perfect, sir." 



" Good; very good," said the commander, "we shall win 
this battle, provided none of the officers have slept out of 
camp more than two nights a week for the past nineteen 
months." 



It was August 13th, just one month before the great 
drive at St. Mihiel. The big guns on both sides had been 
roaring for hours, gigantic shells were bursting here and 
there, blowing great holes in the ground and throwing 
earth hundreds of feet in air. Zero hour was nearly at 
hand and every American was ready to go over the top 
for the first time in that sector. 

Suddenly the barrage lifted, our boys sprang from the 
trenches and rushed upon the Huns like unleashed tigers, 
driving them from the first line, then from the second and 
from the third. Then came the order to retreat and they 
fell back to their original position. At the very moment 
of victory, the General had found that the size of Private 
Blink's shoe was not in his service record. 

"It will take us thirty days to get that information from 
Camp Travis," he growled; "we shall renew the attack 
at that time." 



Horace Kelton of San Antonio was one of the men who 
addressed soldiers, about to be discharged, on the subject 
of insurance, manhood and morality. When he was ad- 
dressing an unusually large number of negroes, he asked: 
" Can any man present suggest a punishment suf&cient for 
the Kaiser?" 

One big black fellow raised his hand and said: "Put him 
in the Depot Brigade and make him a K. P. for life." 
This outburst of inflamed passion was reconsidered, how- 
ever, and the crowd decided on sober second thought that 
a sentence in the Depot Brigade would be sufficient without 
the K. P. penalty. 



RiTLE — Part of equipment for overseas troops. 

Form 88 — A card-board receipt to show how badly doctors 

can guess. 
Mimeograph — A combination of cannon, machine gim and 

automatic rifle, designed to keep company commanders 

in close touch with their typewriters. 
Indorsement — Something demanded by superior author- 
ity, written by the company clerk, signed by the first 

sergeant (if he is a good penman), carried by an 

orderly, read by a sergeant-major and filed by a field 

clerk. 
Officers' Quarters — A long, slim building of wood and 

paper, heated by steam in hot weather, and surrounded 

by castor beans. 
Lime — A white substance used to paint rocks at times 

when men should be given military training. 
Sergeant Hill — ^The only man in miUtary annals, who 

never made a mistake. 
Fly-swatter — A wire entanglement designed to protect 

companies against death, disease, destruction and 

sanitary inspectors. 
Tactics, minor — Science of handling two squads in order 

to get them on the parade ground for guard-mount. 
Tactics, major — Science of teaching recruits, who have 

only one change of clothing, how to keep everything 

spotlessly clean, starched and pressed at all times. 
Major — The only innocent by-stander who is allowed to 

interfere with a battalion adjutant, and the man who 

discovers how many bars of sapwlio were purchased out 

of the mess fund. 



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CAPTAIN C. O. WOLl-E AND CAMP EXCHANGE STAFF 



NO PROFITEERING MERCHANTS HERE 

Camp Exchange Was the Department Store of the Barrack City 



To most civilians, before the great war, the army ex- 
change, commonly called the canteen, was unknown. 
To those who have been in the service, the canteen 
is as much a part of the army as the proverbial beans, and 
so wherever a body of troops is found, whether regiment, 
battalion or detachment, one is apt to find an exchange. 

For the benefit of the uninitiated, an exchange is simply 
a store — but how different it is! It is in business, not for 
profit, but solely to provide comforts for the men it serves. 
Here the men come for smokes, candy, drinks, ice cream, 
toilet articles and supplies which tend to promote that 
personal cleanliness and neatness so essential for everj' 
good soldier, as well as everything in wearing apparel, 
all of which is sold at practically wholesale cost. 

When, in the summer of 1917, the huge task of putting 
the National Army cantonments on the map was under 
way, the War Department, realizing the services the ex- 
changes could render, named the Post Exchange Commit- 
tee a part of the Commission on Training Camp Activi- 
ties, the committee comprising broad, practical business 
men, with Raymond B. Fosdick as chairman. 

Late in August, 1917, Captain Hugh L. Forman, Q. M. 
R. C, appeared at Camp Travis as division exchange 
oflicer. He was given a crude office in one end of the old 
offices of the former Camp Wilson staff at Avenue E and 
Eighth Street, his office equipment comprising a flat-top 
■desk, a knock-down table, a few folding chairs, a rented 
typewriter, and a civilian stenographer. 

Initial stocks arrived and exchanges began to open up 
in buildings especially erected. When the first rookies 
arrived, the exchanges were ready — and such business! 
Only the rookies can tell of it. There were nineteen ex- 
changes, and the purchasing for and supervision of these 
stores was a big task, so in October, Second Lieutenant 
W. S. Fuller, Q. M. C, was made assistant to Captain 
Forman. When it is remembered that many rookies were 
well-to-do, it can be realized that the business would have 
been a nightmare for the manager of a "half-price sale." 



By spring, 1918, the Ninetieth Division being trained 
sufficiently for overseas, it became the problem of the 
exchange system to outfit the officers for overseas duty — 
a tremendous task. The north end of quartermaster 
warehouse No. 3, next to the then Majestic Theatre, was 
partitioned off, and on March 21, 1918, the Camp Officers' 
Exchange was begun. New purchasing problems arose for 
the camp exchange officer. Merchandise was hard to get, 
and to obtain a stock including the wide range of articles 
needed was a problem that led to diligent and country- 
wide search, but manufacturers and jobbers helped, and 
when the Ninetieth Division left Camp Travis in June, 
most of the officers had been satisfactorily equipped at a 
substantial saving. 

A wholesale department was added as a clearing house 
for all purchases by the other exchanges in camp. In its 
new capacity, the Camp Exchange bought in carload lots, 
and all exchanges benefited. A camp exchange market 
was opened adjoining the refrigerating plant near the 
camp laundry, being operated on the same system as the 
post exchanges, and leading to important saving in prices 
of meats, butter and eggs for officers and enlisted men. 

It became necessary to create a Camp E.xchange De- 
tachment. The enUsted personnel numbered some forty 
men with Sergeant N. W. Embley as steward of the retail 
department, assisted by Sergeants A. F. Kessie, J. S. 
Whaley, Corporal Roy Longacre and Privates First Class 
Abe Fox, H. K. Crowell and H. F. Kelly. The retail 
accounting was handled by Sergeant R. H. Baxter and 
Corporal S. Byrd. In the wholesale end, Sergeant J. E. 
Savage and Corporal P. Barrow handled the books, Pri- 
vate First Class P. K. Wathen doing the billing and in- 
voicing; while the warehouse was under Sergeants C. M. 
Martin and J. R. Moss, aided by Privates First Class J. S. 
Hopson, A. E. Riedel and W. B. Goodloe. 

Early in December Captain Fuller returned to civil life 
and Captain C. O. Wolfe was called from the Eighth Ex- 
change, 165th D. B., to become Camp Exchange officer. 



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THEY GOT THE MAIL 



MAIL CALL IS SWEET MUSIC 

Camp Travis Post Office Was a Military Model 



WHEN you are a long, long way from home, and are 
lonesome, there is no sweeter music than that call, 
"Mail." It brings promise of news of home and 
of friends. When the Camp Travis Post Office was opened, 
Major-General H. T. Allen, then commander of the 
camp, called upon the superintendent and said to him, 
"Mr. Mabrite, a satisfied man makes a satisfied soldier, 
and one way to satisfy him is to get his mail to 
him." That is what the post office has been attempting 
to do. 

Whenever you see a building in an army camp that dis- 
plays a large white flag with the letter "P" in black, you 
can mark it as the institution next in importance to the 
mess hall, and the place that brings home ties closer to 
the soldier. 

The first post office in this camp was established in 1911 
during the army manoeuvers. The next office was opened 
in 1916, and occupied a small tent, six by nine feet in 
size. The business at that time was handled by one man, 
the present superintendent of the Camp Travis office. 
The present force consists of about twenty-seven clerks, 
and the building occupies a space of forty by one hun- 
dred and five feet and is equipped with every modern 
convenience for the swift delivery and dispatch of mails. 
It wU probably interest the members of this camp to 
know that the Camp Travis office has been designated 
by Postmaster General Burleson as the model military 
post office in the United States. 

Approximately thirty thousand letters were received 
daily and delivered to the men, and about twenty-five 
thousand dispatches were sent to the home folks. The 
stamp sales for the past year amounted to about 1200,000. 

A military camp post office differs from the ordinary 



city office, in that it has no general delivery nor boxes for 
rent. Mail is not delivered direct to the individuals but 
is sent through the channels by mail orderlies. It is dif- 
ferent, in that a directory section, a branch of the camp 
statistical department, is attached with a view of tracing 
every misaddressed letter and delivering it to the man for 
whom it is intended. They might be termed the mail 
doctors who attempt to keep "alive" letters that would 
otherwise become dead mail. 

An extreme sample of what the directory section had to 
contend with is the following : A few days ago a card was 
received addressed to "Mr. John, Camp Travis, Texas," 
and on the other side was this message, "Mr. John, 
please send me your last name as I want to write you a 
letter." 

The superintendent is Edward Mabrite, an employee of 
the San Antonio Post Office since 1910. The foreman of 
the office was E. O. Cravens, also an employee of the 
San Antonio Post Office but assigned for duty at Camp 
Travis in 1917. While he had no previous military ex- 
perience he conducted his part of the work like a veteran. 
The Eighteenth Division mail unit assigned for instruc- 
tions to the camp post office was in charge of Sergeant 
O. E. Sherrill, formerly assistant postmaster in Okmulgee, 
Okla. The directory section was in charge of Private 
W. W. Burke. 

Although the camp post office was a branch of the 
San Antonio office, it was practically an independent 
branch. There was direct connection with all trains; 
three large army trucks being required to transport the 
mail to and from the camp post office. Sergeant L. 
Stanger was in charge of the transportation of mails for 
the camp. 




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Some General Impressions — ^And 




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Bri^. GrenerdI Estes 
TJ)t "Boss" 



Lt. Ccl. Re</</i'n^Ton 

Division A d j o ta nT 
Hi:>fiaiiie VVffs on Ma ny Or^f-rs 



Lt. Col. Jordan 
Camp Sanitary Im^ntor 
Had o Sharp Eyf for Dirty Q.J. Cani 



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Col. L;trie- 



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Ht and Hi\ Enginttri Pos«</ 1he- Human CocTui 
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A Few Colonels and Majors 




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The 
Eighteenth (Cactus) Division 

Organized at Camp Travis 
August, 1918 

Brigadier General George H. Estes, Commanding 

Colonel Alexander M. Wetherill, Chief of Staff 

Colonel Arthur M. Shipp, Commanding 35th 
Infantry Brigade, Acting 

Brigadier General Frederick B. Shaw, Commanding 
36th Infantry Brigade 

Brigadier General Raymond W. Briggs, Command- 
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THE CACTUS DIVISION 



THE story of the Cactus Division is not a tale of 
blasted hopes, nor of work that went for naught. 
The energy, the enthusiasm that went into its 
organization and training when hojies were high for ser- 
vice overseas, were not dissipated when the Hun signed 
the armistice and signified that he had had enough. 

Rapidly as the division was formed, there was yet time 
for the growth of a splendid spirit among officers and men. 
This spirit resisted the bitter disapixsintment of the armis- 
tice and even developed after that memorable November 
day. Training continued, plans matured, organization 
was perfected as for active service, even as the Allied 
armies marched peacefully across the Rhine. 

So, by their bearing under disappointment and adver- 
sity, did the men and officers of 
the Eighteenth Division show their 
discipline, their pride, their under- 
standing of the character of the 
good soldier. It is difficult to fight 
creditably in the face of modern 
weapons; but it is equally difficult 
to lose the opportunity to fight — 
and lose it with good grace. This 
was the great achievement of the 
Cactus Division. 

The organization of the Eigh- 
teenth Division was directed by 
War Department letter dated July 
31, 1918, and its formation was 
begun August 21, 1918, by Colonel 
Alexander M. Wetherill, chief of 
staff. Colonel Wetherill is a regular 
army man, a graduate of West 
Point. His first assignment was to 
the Sixth Infantry, in which his 
father had served as major during 
the Spanish-American war. His 
service covers the Moro campaign 
in the Philippine insurrection and 
with General Pershing in his ex- 
pedition against Villa. At the 
outbreak of the war he was made 
lieutenant-colonel of the first negro 
draft regiment organized at Camp 
Gordon, Ga. Later he was executive officer at Camp 
Gordon. 

The first unit to join the division was the Nineteenth 
Infantry, one of the most famous regiments in the Regular 
Army, with a battle history that threads its way back 
through the years of the Spanish-American war, Indian 
wars, the War of the Rebellion to the days of 1812. It 
will always be regretted by army men, whatever regiment 
may be closest to their hearts, that the old Nineteenth 
could not write more history on her standards along the 
battle front in France. 

By transferring approximately five hundred men from 
the Nineteenth as a nucleus, and adding approximately a 
thousand recruits during September, the Eighty-fifty 
Infantry was formed. These two regiments and the 
Fifty-third Machine Gun Battalion formed the Thirty- 
fifth Infantry Brigade, commanded by Brigadier-General 
George H. Estes. 

The Thirty-sixth Infantry Brigade, commanded by 
Brigadier-General Frederick B. Shaw, was formed by the 
Thirty-fifth and Eighty-sixth Infantry and the Fifty- 
fourth Machine Gun Battalion. The latter regiment was 
organized, as was the Eighty-fifth, by the transfer of a 
training cadre from the Thirty-fifth Infantry, one of the 
infant regiments of the Regular Army. 




Alexander M 
Col., Chief- 



Those late August and early September days which saw 
the Yankee colors sweeping forward in France, were busy 
days for the Eighteenth Division. Units joined daily, 
training proceeded steadily and enthusiastically with ser- 
vice abroad as a nearing goal. Three National Army 
Cavalry regiments, the 303rd, 304th and 305th, were con- 
verted into artillery regiments at Leon Springs, Texas, 
forming the Fifty-second, Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth 
Artillery and the Eighteenth Trench Mortar Battery. 
These organizations, composing the Eighteenth Field 
Artillery Brigade, were transferred to Camp Travis and 
the division in August. Colonel Thomas E. Merrill, F. A., 
commanded the brigade until October 2G, 1918, at which 
time Brigadier-General Raymond W. Briggs took command. 
Organization of the 218th En- 
gineers was effected at Camp Hum- 
phrey, Va., early in October, and 
after a month's training the regi- 
ment, under command of Colonel 
W. D. A. Anderson, C. E., was 
ordered to Cam]) Travis and the 
division. From a nucleus of officers 
and enlisted men from the Army 
Service Schools at Fort Leaven- 
worth, Kansas, the Radio Me- 
chanics School at College Station, 
Texas, and the Signal Corps Train- 
ing Camp, Leon Springs, the 218th 
Field Signal Battalion was formed 
at Camp Travis early in September. 
Major Edward A. Olson, S. C, 
commanded the battalion since its 
organization. 

The divisional trains were formed 
from personnel transferred from 
various specialist training centers 
and arsenals. The units compnising 
the Eighteenth Train Headquarters 
and Military Police were: Eigh- 
teenth Ammunition Train, Eigh- 
teenth Supply Train, 218th En- 
Wetherill gineer Train, Field Hospitals Nos. 

.of-Staff 269, 270, 271, 272; Ambulance 

Companies Nos. 269, 270, 271, 272; 
Sanitary Squads Nos. 103, 104, and Third Mobile Ord- 
nance Repair Shop. Colonel Arthur M. Shipp, the first 
commander, was relieved by Colonel John J. Miller, when 
the former was transferred to the Nineteenth Infantry. 
The Eighteenth Headquarters Troop, Fifty-second Ma- 
chine Gun Battalion, Mail Detachment, Pigeon Detach- 
ment and Photographic Detachment were divisional head- 
quarters organizations. Bakery Company No. 375 was 
attached to the division in October. 

Colonel James H. Frier, Thirty-fifth Infantry, was the 
first commander of the Eighteenth Division. He was 
relieved by Brigadier-General George H. Estes, who 
arrived September 16, 1918, and has since been in com- 
mand of the division. Under General Estes the skeleton 
units became living, growing bodies; the division became a 
cohesive unit; the fighting spirit, always present, grew 
until officers and men felt that when the Cactus Division 
struck, the war correspondents would find a new theme 
for the glorification of American arms. 

Then the armistice came. Only those who have worked 
with the earnestness of the men of the Cactus Division 
can understand their disappointment. None better than 
they who waited and worked and finally saw the prize of ser- 
vice overseas slip from their hands, know the full meaning 
of the "unquestioned obedience" of the soldier's code. 



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COL. SHIPP AND STAFF— 35th INFANTRY BRIGADE 
Left to Right 
Capt. Franz G. Edwards, Adjutant 
Co). Arthur M. Shipp, Acting Commander 
2d Lieut. Henry J. Morgan, Aide De Camp 








ENLISTED PERSONNEL-35th INFANTRY BRIGADE 

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NINETEENTH INFANTRY 

Its Traditions Go Back to the War of 1812 




^ r^HE Nineteenth Infantry is one of the oldest regiments 
I of the Army, ha\-ing been organized in 1812 when 
Congress authorized an increase in the military 
establishment in order to carry on the war with England. 
The regiment has a splendid record for service, well and 
thoroughly performed in every emergency from the time 

of its organization to 
date, with the exception 
of the Mexican War of 
1846. At that time the 
Nineteenth, having been 
consolidated with other 
regiments after the War 
of 1812, formed part of 
what has been called the 
"sleeping forces." Dur- 
ing the brief period of its 
existence the original 
Nineteenth developed a 
regimental spirit which, 
having lived through the 
many years during which 
the regiment was temporarily out of existence, came forth 
again with the reorganization at the outbreak of the Civil 
War. To-day that same spirit lives in the great organiza- 
tion that is forever preparing for the next opportunity to 
live up to its old traditions and to add another chapter to 
its history in keeping with those of the past. 

During the War of 1812 the principal battles in which 
the regiment was engaged were the attack upon Fort 
Mackinac, and the battles of Niagara and Fort Erie. In 
the latter engagement Major William A. Trimble, Nine- 
teenth Infantry, made a sortie from the fort with a small 
number of men, which had a splendid effect, dislodging a 
large force and putting an end to the attack. Another 
who deser\'es mention is Capt. Isaac Van Horn, Jr., of 
Ohio, who was killed while leading members of the Old 
Nineteenth in a most daring attack upon Fort Mackinac, 
Michigan, August 4, 1814. 

During our Civil War the regiment performed services 
that were imexcelled if, indeed, equalled by any other 
regiment. Though to a great extent scattered throughout 
the different army corps, their sacrifices and deprivations 
were many and the regimental history for that period, 
which would constitute a volume, is engrafted upon that 
of the nation. 

The following reference to the battle of Chickamauga 
contained in notes on file in regimental headquarters, de- 
scribes an incident typical of the regiment's splendid ser- 
vice. "On the 19th and 20th of September, 1863, the 
First Battalion, Nineteenth Infantry, aggregating fourteen 
officers and 185 enlisted men and commanded by Major 
Dawson were engaged in the battle of Chickamauga. The 
first day Major Dawson was wounded and sLxty-six men 
were killed or wounded. Capt. E. L. Smith, a gallant and 
accomplished officer, then assumed command and was 
subsequently captured. At the end of the second day's 
fighting, during which the regiment was constantly en- 
gaged and had lost heavily, a second lieutenant was in 
command, reporting four officers and fifty-one men for 
duty." 

At the outbreak of the Spanish-American War the 
Nineteenth was one of the first regiments to move at the 



call of an insistent nation stirred to the profoundest 
depths by the catastrophe of the Maine and the death of 
Sigsbee's men. They embarked for Porto Rico on July 
21, 1898, and remained there a year, performing their 
duties with that characteristic thoroughjiess which from 
its birth to the present day has distinguished the work of 
the Nineteenth Infantrj'. 

During the campaign against the insurgents of the 
Philippine Islands, in the days that followed, the regiment 
was ever active and participated in many important en- 
gagements, including the Battles of Sudlon and Cebu, and 
the attack and capture of the Cottas of Mount Bud-Dajo. 
In the latter engagement, that part of the regiment present 
was commanded by Colonel, then Captain, Wetherill, 
present chief-of-staff of the Cactus Division. Colonel 
Cecil, who commands the Eighty-fifth Infantry of this 
division, then a lieutenant of the Nineteenth, for the ser- 
vice he performed there was decorated with the Medal of 
Honor. 

The regiment, as a part of the Fifth Brigade, Second 
Division, embarked on April 23, 1914, for Vera Cruz, where 
it remained throughout the occupation, returning to the 
States November 27th of the same year. The Galveston 
flood of August 16, 1915, completely destroyed its camp 
and much property and personal belongings were lost, 
whereupwn the regiment was moved to Fort Sam Houston, 
Texas. From then until the organization of the Eigh- 
teenth Division, the Nineteenth performed guard duty for 
the most part. 

Keen disappointment was of course felt throughout the 
regiment when it was realized that the Nineteenth could 
play no part upon the fighting front in France, but some 
compensation came from the knowledge that practically 
every officer and man of the regiment, as it had existed 
prior to the war, went to the front with other organizations 
and conducted themselves most creditably. 

Col. Arthur Morson Shipp, commander of the Nine- 
teenth Infantry, received his early military training at 
Virginia Military Institute. He received his appointment 
as a second lieutenant of infantry April 10, 1899, and was 
assigned to the Twentieth Infantry. He served in the 
Philippines during the in- 
surrection of 1899-1902, 
and commanded a company 
in the Mexican Punitive 
Expedition. He was in- 
spector instructor of the 
Virginia miUtia and mus- 
tered it in for border service 
in 1916. He was promoted 
major June 4, 1917, lieu- 
tenant-colonel in August 
of the same year, and 
received his appointment 
as full colonel July 30, 1918. 
He was first assigned to the 
Eighteenth Division as 
commanding officer of the Headquarters Trains and 
Military Police, and was transferred to the Nineteenth 
Infantry shortly before the armistice was signed. 




Note. — The First Battalion is stationed along the border 
and does not appear in the company roster which follows. 



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COL. SHIPP AND STAFF, 19th INFANTRY 

Seated — left to right 
Capt. Hans Ottzenn Maj. O. D. Bodenhamer Col. A. M. Shipp Capt. Harer Capt. G. A. Memay 

Standing — left to right 
1st Lieut. M. G. Belding Capt. G. M. Bell Chaplain F. C. Sager 1st Lieut. G. S. Eyster 



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SUPPLY COMPANY. 19th INFANTRY 
Captain Hans Ottzenn 1st Lieut. .Man Erienborn 1st Lieut. Leslie M. Skerry 1st Lieut. James W. Darr 2d Lieut. Harry Reichelderfer 



Regimental Supply Sergeants 
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Mervyn Brady 
John G. Hayden 

First Sergeant 
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Supply Sergeants 
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.Arthur H. Koestner 
Wilbert T. Henry 
Joseph A. Bridges 

Stable Sergeant 
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Sergeants 
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WiUiam D. Jones 

Corporals 
Vernon E. Smith 
Roland A. Earle 
Harr>' W. Hindahl 
Charlie G. Russell 
Edward Zim 

Cooks 
Joseph M. Bower 
Athanasius J. Cassavetes 
Frank J. Hollaender 
John O. Johnson 
Herman J. Letzelter 
John C. Ludolph 
Charles B. Trim 



Saddlers 
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Curtis H. McCall 

Horseshoers 
Richard L. Hasty 
James E. Johnson 
Roy B. Morton 
Pete Sullivan 
Vane V. Workman 

Mechanics 
Stanislaw Kossokoski 
Jack H. Reed 
Bee Sparkman 
Ben F. Tinsley 
Fred R. Wood 

Wagoners 
Chester A. Adams 
Ralph C. Adkinson 
Ivan T. Amett 
William Bahm 
.\rthur J. Barry 
Walter Bazilo 
Leo Benne 
James O. Blair 
Walter E. Bradbury 
WUUam C. Bruce 
Edgar O. Brunner 
Carl C. Bumes 
Harry T. Charlier 
Jakubec Cipvian 
Harry B. Conkhn 
Clay H. Drenon 
Mbeit F. EUer 
Samuel H. Ellis 



Thomas Gikoy 
Harry Gipson 
Bill H. Goodwin 
CharUe M. Grover 
Wilbur W. Hawkins 
Mirl G. Hendon 
Delbert D. Hull 
Edgar Jolly 
Sam Kemp 
Carroll R. Kenney 
William Koslowsky 
Ale.xander G. Lacy 
Frederick Lane 
Lee Land 
Noah C. Lawson 
John Lezynski 
George V. Linderman 
Loyd Lockard 
Ra>Tnond R. McDaniel 
Paul Meyer 
Marin Moreno 
Clyde Morrison 
WilKam E. Naecker 
Severo Najar 
Leonard Nalley 
Frank Patterson 
Joseph Pere 
Mike P. Perez 
James L. Phillips 
Earl Price 
Myron Prosser 
George E. Prugh 
Ferdinand Rau 
Thomas D. Robinson 
Alfred C. Salton 
Clyde C. Sayers 



Charles L. Shaddox 
Daniel D. Shattuck 
Benford R. Shepard 
Samuel L. Skinner 
Richard S. Strickland 
Robert Stubbs 
Claud Tarvin 
Jessie W. Taylor 
Louis Taylor 
Jesse C. Thomas 
Robert Thornton 
Arley Tinsley 
Charles C. Tyler 
Loren Turner 
William Waddle 
James A. Waldrum 
Fred Welde 
Gary E. WeUs 
Robert Williams 
Thomas R. Williams 
Eari WUton 
John Wirgo 
Frank E. Wheeler 
Edward R. Wombacher 
Frank B. Woodward 

Privates — First Clas." 
George C. Arim 
Clifford Carlisle 
Buster Causey 
Harold J. Johnson 
Rufus D. Raines 
Frank D. Scruggs 
Grant Smothers 
Dick D. Swartz 
Forrest B. Williams 



Privates 

Roy E. Bookout 
Daniel W. Freeman 
WiUiam Griffion 
Walter G. Hopkins 
Edward Hutchinson 
Niels C. Jensen 
Alfred L. Keenum 
Earl Lanphear 
Frederick A. Lincoln 
WiUiam T. Lowry 
Tresmon Miller 
Reuben F. K. Moore 
Donald D. Stambaugh 
Charles T. Stinnett 
Thomas C. Sumner 
Emil E. Widle 
William D. Willis 



Ordnance Detachment 
19th Infantry 

Sergeant 
John W. Outlaw 

Privates — First Class 

John J. Cheslock 
William C. Perry 

Privates 

Joseph Baranski 
Ben Tomlin 
Irvin R. VoUrath 




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MEDICAL DETACHMENT, 19th INFANTRY 



Major C. E. Drake, M.C. 

Sergeant — First Class, Philip Bedore Sergeant — First Class, Homer B. Wright 

Sergeant, Louis H. Kiefer 



Privates — First Class 
Henry M. Heath Edmund \V. Kretschme'r 

William H. Hosford Hester B. Martin 

Clarence E. Johnson Henry W. Sikyta 

Paul J. Keleher Jay T. Wantland 



Privates 
Arthur J. Burns 
Josef Keiznar 
Jobie D. Myers 
Carrolton Pendergraft 



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EIGHTY -FIFTH INFANTRY 

Its Motto and Custom is '^Let*s Go" 




REGARDLESS of what the future may hold for the 
Eighty-fifth Infantrj% its officers and men beUeve 
that the record of a few months has established its 
reputation as one of the most efficient and rapidly formed 
organizations that ever trained fC kill the Hun. 

Although the regiment was officially created some weeks 

earlier, it was not until 
September 2, 1918, that 
it was really bom. On 
that date some 588 men 
were mobilized through 
the transfer of privates 
and non-commissioned 
officers from the Nine- 
teenth Infantry. 

Col. Josephus S. Cecil, 
commanding the Eigity- 
fifth Infantry, holds the 
rare decoration, the 
Medal of Honor, awarded 
■for gallantry and dis- 
tinguished service in the 
attack upon and capture of the Cottas of Mount Bud- 
Dajo, while serving as a lieutenant in the Nineteenth In- 
fantry. Captain Wilbert McDonald, of the Supply Com- 
pany, was awarded the Certificate of Merit for distin- 
guished service as a sergeant in the same engagement. 

Capt. Fred W. Adams, commanding Company M, was 
awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for gallantry in 
action during the late war. In action near Soissons, July 
22, 1918, Captain Adams, then a lieutenant attached to 
the Sixteenth Infantry, distinguished himself by his cour- 
age, judgment and leadership. "After the strength of the 
regiment had been seriously reduced by losses," states the 
War Department citation, "Lieutenant Adams took com- 
mand of a large niunber of remaining troops, disposed 
them in effective jwsitions, walking up and down the lines 
under constant fire from the enemy, and by his example of 
coolness and bravery, inspired his men to hold the position 
they had gained." 

Diligently as the men of the Eighty-fifth have pursued 
their training course, they never have been subjected to a 
program of all work and no play. Under the direction of 
Capt. George A. McCallum, regimental athletic organiza- 
tions were perfected with the result that many star 
athletes were discovered and develof)ed, and high honors 



were won. In a track meet held on November 9th, in 
which all organizations of Camp Travis participated, the 
Eighty-fifth won third place. recei%dng first place in the 
tug of war; second place in medicine ball relay; and third 
place in the 440-yard dash and the 880-yard relay. In 
the second track meet of the season on November 30th, 
the Eighty-fifth won second place. Although the regi- 
ment possesses considerable baseball and football talent 
the athletic activities were confined strictly to track 
work. 

The Eighty-fifth Infantry was one of the first regiments 
to take advantage of the authorized method of indi\-idual 
induction for assignment tO' the regimental band. Mu- 
sicians were sought in all parts of the country, and many 
band leaders co-operated with the regimental officers in 
obtaining the desired talent. 

A regimental club was organized early in the history of 
the Eighty-fifth. Honorary presidency was conferred 
upon Colonel Cecil, and Lieutenant Colonel John McE. 
Pruyn was elected president. A club house was provided 
in a building at the corner of Avenue D and Third Street, 
formerly used as a regimental school, and after furnishers 
and interior decorators had finished social functions were 
held as regularly as duty permitted. 

When the Eighteenth 
Division was named the 
Cactus Division, the Eighty- 
fifth promptly planted splen- 
did specimens of the cactus 
plant in front of the Officers' 
Club and elsewhere in the 
regimental area. At the 
suggestion of Colonel Cecil 
scores of the prickly plants 
were transferred to the ter- 
races along Avenue D , where 
they will remain, perhaps, 
to remind visitors of the 
Cactus Division long after 
its demobilization. 

The regimental motto is "Let's Go," and that has been 
the regimental spirit since its birth. The excellent 
showing of the men in a parade early in September, 
shortly after thej- had entered the service, won special 
commendation from Brig.-Gen. George H. Estes, com- 
manding the division. 




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COLONEL CECIL AND STAFF, 85th INFANTRY 



Left to right — seated 
Capt. A. J. Stark Major C. S. Price 

Major Arthur Casey Major W. A. Ellis 

Lieut.-Col. J. McE. Pruyn Major J. M. Watkins 

Col. J. S. Cecil 



Second row- 
Major J. F. Dunshie, M. C. 
1st Lieut. H. H. Thames 
Capt. M. D. McAllister 
1st Lieut. W. Brown 



-standing 

Capt. G. Child 
1st Lieut. W. A. Rounds 
Capt. W. G. Hodge 
Capt. W. McDonald 



Last row— standing 
Capt. F. H. Martin, M. C. Chaplain Ray M. Camp 

1st Lieut. E. F. G. Thacker, M. C. 2nd Lieut. C. Thomas 



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1st Lieut. R. A. Gibson 

Sergeant Majors 
Jolin N. Stipe 
Harry C. Ard 
Howard M. Warner 
Herman Goodwin 
Joseph W. Shepherd 

Color Sergeants 
Delia Stamper 
John L. Lane 

Sergeants 
Ulysses S. Newport (1st Sergt.) 
Steven Pasternacki (Chief Mus.) 
Frank A. Sebukaty 
Robert W. Reynolds 
George W. Robinson 
Ernest A. Johnson 
Wm. M. Hallibutton 
James A. Weeks 
Jasper W. Blount 
Edward L. Wall 
Henry L. Chapek 
Harold G. Welborn 
Charles C. Marsh (Sup. Sgt.) 
Jodie E. McCord (Mess Sgt.) 
Elias U. Gamble (Stable Sgt.) 
Thomas E. Bletcher 
Donald N. Shepherd 



HEADQUARTERS COMPANY, Soth INFANTRY 

Captain H. Leachman 
1st Lieut. Chas. M. Withrow 2nd Lieut. Wiley L. Elliott 



2nd Lieut. Henry T. Crossen 



Corporals 
Wilson W. Loper 
Henry H. Wynne, Jr. 
Tommie K. Panties 
George E. Leverton 
John O. Eldridge 
Alexander Zreamby 
Lee J. McDonald 
Charb'e W. Boyens 
William L. Gilson 
Clarence H. Kerr 
Irva J. Black 
John Ronan 
Edward E. Sperry 
Lohr G. Brill 
Claude L. Lindley 
Raymond Banazik 
George Wilt 

Musicians — First Class 
Frank W. Barth 
Peter T. Henrikson 
Lyndell H. Walthall 

Musicians — Second Class 
Walter C. Allen 
Walter W. Arkebauer 
William W. Cook 
Henry .\. Kuzel 



Musicians — Third Class 
John H. Anderson 
Albert C. Camp 
Murlin B. Leeper 
Shellie F. Martin 
James W. Prather 
Emil E. Rapstine 
George E. Rice 
Sydney Rosen 
Joe F. Schott 
John F. Starry 
Gust Tsesmelis 

Horseshoer 
Ludvik J. Snokehouse 

Mechanics 
Roscoe Leslie 
John G. Word 

Privates — First Class 
Fred Clark 
Paul Estock 
Russell V. Goble 
Barnett Lanesman 

Privates 
Eugenio Aguerro 
Juan Alarid 
Richard E. .Mien 



Henry H. Almon 
Benjiman A. Baldwin 
Charlie T. Bell 
Fred O. Bennett 
Bryan T. Billups 
Kerby Black 
William E. Black 
Roy L. Bowles 
Charlie C. Bowan 
Looney J. Bowman 
Harvey F. Bracket! 
John A. Brigham 
Floyd L. Brown 
Walton E. Brown 
Elbert R. Bryant 
August A. Buehler 
Ambrose W. Burdine 
Ernest P. Burns 
Johnie T. Burton 
Dock Carter 
Alex. Cavalier 
Henry H. Caywood 
Murt B. Clifton 
Walter S. Cochran 
Walter S. Cooper 
Henry T. Cockerell 
William R. Cooley 
Jesse C. Courtney 
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MACHINE GUN COMPANY, 85th INFANTRY 

Captain Richard Bentley " Captain H. E. Parsons 

1st Lieut. Wilh'am H. Reynolds 1st Sergeant Chester R. Vaughan 



Sergeants 


Jack L. Back 


Roy A. Milner 


Buddy Boyd 


Daniel J. Daugherty 


Alex. Bellman 


Jessie H. Townsend 


-Arthur B. Buford 


Lex L. Brown 


Robert P. Boggus 


Joseph P. Caporal 


Edward F. Burks 


Ernest E. Tompkins 


WiUis L. Curry 




Sullivan R. Callahan 


Corporals 


William L. Cr>'er 


Charles G. Henry 


Jess Carter 


Allen J. Cook 


Tommie Cromeens 


Clyde Campbell 


Charles G. Chandler 


John E. Gray 


Ira Dodson 


Battis L. Smith 


Roy Edwards 


William R. Allen 


Rufus E. Edwards 


Walter J. Otremba 


.\nsel E. Gallaway 


Wallace Ashley 


Wesley Griest 


Cook 


Grover C. Howard 


Lando Harris 


Fritz Guentert 


Rudolph Hunger 


Privates— First Class 


Roger A. Kerr 


Walter Behnke 
Thomas Bell 
Ambrosy J. Taras 


Walter A. Keegan 
James W. Loughmiller 
Florian Lukaszewski 
Tony Leone 


Privates 


Will J. McCarty 


Alfred J. Abbott 


Fred A. McGlothlin 


Lee C. Anderson 


Charlie Moore 



Charlie C. Martin 
Tolbert Moncrief 
Peter Manning 
John F. Pauls 
Gus Patteson 
Stanley Pozorski 
John J. Reidy 
Ijouis Resnick 
Vichel H. Rodgers 
Julian Romero 
Fred Sledge 
Charles A. Stringer 
Hugh J. Shearer 
Henry F. Sikes 
Richard C. Strickland 
Wayne R. Short 
Phocian L. Simpson 
Paul A. Smith 
Oliver Spradling 
Clyde E. Tate 
Cleveland T. Tipton 
Newt B. TuUis 
Fred V'oges 
Harry E. Waggoner 
Hugo D. Winfrey 
Max O. Wenzel 
Willis D. Young 
Sabastino Zaccaria 



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SUrri.V CU.Ml'ANY, 85th INFANTRY 



Captain Wilbert McDonald 



1st Lieut. William H. Jarrell 
1st Lieut. John Getgay 



2nd Lieut. Earl I. Stewart 
2nd Lieut. Redmond Granzow 



Regimental Supply Sergeants 
Adolph Talerico 
Daniel S. Miller 
John W. Cordell 
1st Sergeant 
Edward H. Pickens 
Supply Sergeants 
Walter A. Guy 
Ben H. McCarty 
Leo B. Thome 

Mess Sergeant 
Robert H. Ball 

Stable Sergeant 
Leonard W. Pearson 

Sergeants 
Orville Denison 
Stefan Keller 

Corporals 
Thomas B. Baker 
Marshall E. Gurley 



Alexander Hohn 
Turner J. Lindsey 
Claude Smith 

Cooks 
John F. Barcroft 
Laird Cometsevah 
John Dorgan 
James M. Farris 
Charles Hardin 
Robert L. Hamlin 
Frank J. Marbach 

Saddlers 
Eddie L. Hallmark 
Moses K. Rains 

Mechanics 
John A. Baeurle 
Harold M. Dye 
Del E. Wells 

Horseshoers 
Alfred C. Compton 
Giles L. Sumrall 



Wagoners 

Hugh Barber 
Vasker A. Barker 
Richard E. Bayer 
George F. Brawley 
Otto M. Benkelberg 
Julius Bose 
Floyd P. Bowers 
David D. Brewer 
William L. Broetz 
Charles C. Carney 
Thomas E. Cox 
George E. Craig 
Fred E. Cole 
Jess L. Carver 
Calvert B. Carter 
Elo Chollett 
Samuel P. Cole 
George W. Crommie 
James M. Dorris 
Fred R. Dickerson 
Alonzo A. Doggett 
Egnar N. Edquist 



Abraham B. Enloe 
Frank Fried 
William H. Gamble 
Arthur Green 
Ernest Green 
Eugene Green 
Edward K. Garrison 
Willie Gloor 
Wert W. Haywood 
Otto Himly 
Fred G. Hahn 
Warren E. Hawkins 
Fred A. Heid 
Walter A. HiUiard 
George D. Hagans 
Vonnie U. Hallmark 
WiUiam H. Hamilton 
Plenie Johnson 
Thomas T. Jackson 
Walter L. Kennedy 
Oliver Kennedy 
Elo A. Kuhn 

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1st Lieut. Lewis M. Means 
1st Lieut. John B. Brettell 

Sergeants 
Bryan N. Hamilton 
Roscoe H. Stocks 
William H. Cyrus 
Oran G. Baize 
Samuel J. Hicks 
Charley Clark 
Vernon J. Smith 

Corporals 
Ira J. Shanks 
Anloni Lesczcynski 
Mihran Simonian 
Herman J. Drake 
Jesse W. Gilbreath 
Ebb A. Bullock 
James V. Nuckols 
Hardee M. Guynes 
Joseph Serridge 
Theodore E. Peek 
Leon Beauregard 
George L. Allen 
Fred King 
Rov T. Fields 
Gordon R. Mitchell 



COMPANY "A," 85th INFANTRY 

Captain Bruce Q. Nabers 
1st Sergeant Irvin A. Wiswell 
1st Sergeant George A. Klein, Jr. 



Supply Sergeant Thaddeus B. Moreman 
Mess Sergeant Arthur L. Newton 



Cooks 

Chester W. Holmes 
Franklyn E. Morrow 
Raymond Daniel 
CUnton C. Medford 

Mechanics 

James L. .^Iford 
Eli Obradovic 

Privates — First Class 

Charles F. Jezek 
Joseph F. Kustak 
Martin Miretsky 

Privates 

James T. Armer 
Miguel Asebedo 
George Bailey 
Ludwig J. Bitterly 
Henry G. Bland 
Ernest A. Boldes 
Howard Brown 



Willie Brown 
Samuel Butera 
Arthur C. Calder 
Ernest A. Cartwright 
Arch Cavender 
Fritz Dahmann 
Leanadus L. Davis 
Perry P. Dickinson 
William Doble 
Lewis R. Dunwoody 
Ira Eddy- 
John H. Folk 
Burton Foote 
Carl C. Foster 
John D. Freeman 
John Q. .■\. Freeman 
Andrew J. Gafford 
Oscar G. Gips 
Johann J. Goewe 
William C. Gorman 
Bryan Griffin 
Otto Grunwald 
Norman Gunn 
Marvin E. Heard 
Fred J. Hellwig 



Carl Y. Henley 
Curtis L. Hurst 
Ernest Jackson 
Julius Jaffee 
Emil F. Janssen 
George Kennemur 
James A. Kerss 
William Kohler 
William J. Lau 
Emery Lister 
Wilbum A. McGrady 
Roy C. Means 
Oscar W. Metzger 
William T. Morrison 
Andrew P. Munden 
Dick Parker 
Jules V. Shell 
John F. Short 
Charles R. Stover 
Oliver Walker 
Benno Weinheimer 
Clarence Willingham 




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COMPANY "B," 85th INFANTRY 

Captain John Joseph Murphy 
1st Lieut. Frank M. Schwarzmeier 1st Lieut. Gordon M. Ellis 1st Lieut. William T. Zorn 2nd Lieut. Paul C. Yecker 

1st Sergeant Samuel Moskowitz 1st Sergeant John P. Bodecker 

Mess Sergeant Birchie S. Davis Supply Sergeant George D. Backee 



Sergeants 

James Brown 
Miles Glaze 
Amie W. Cooper 
Fred Farha 
WiUiam D. Taylor 
Joseph Manna 
Clarence L. Meredith 
Anton B. Pashackoris 
Sam Spenny 

Corporals 

Tommie Pettis 
Vincent C. Adams 
Geary S. Miskuff 
FeU.x W. Wise 
Enford T. Glenn 
Royal W. Anderson 
William G. Stan- 
George Papsin 
Willie J. Collier 
Robert E. Gothard 
Fred R. Raines 
Owen P. Spivey 



William J. Addison 
Willie StricUand 

Cooks 

Virgil C. Beck 
Sidney L. Xeeley 
Silas D. Rutledge 
Emil Marmitt 

Mechanics 

Andrew Shaw 
Emmett H. Josey 

Bugler 

George M. Newby 

Private — First Class 
Serke Zarembowsky 

Privates 

Thompson E. Baugh 
William Cosbey 



Victor Cruz 
Owen Dooley 
Jim M. Edwards 
Ernest G. Flores 
Max Ginsberg 
Clarence E. Hairston 
.\hnon D. Hall 
Leo P. Hart 
Felix V. Howe 
William G. Hubertus 
Felix Kensing 
Joe Kolar 
Stefan Kurpan 
Walter H. Leissner 
Ollie L. Lewis 
• Jerr>' .^. Mabrj', Jr. 
Benjman H. ^layfield 
William J. McGehee 
Ernest D. McKee 
Harry W. MiUer 
PhiUp L. Mora 
Rosendo Morelion 
Odas C. Mullen 
William O. ^Murray 
Dan C. Nuckolls 



Stokes L. Page 
George W. Pierce 
Howard A. Pounds 
Ned W. Prather 
Guy N. Quirl 
John F. F. Rath 
Samuel Robison 
Driuy Roper 
Salvador Salerno 
Leopaed Sana 
Leo Scharf 
Paul Schmitt 
John Seymore 
Fred G. Shramek 
John T. Smiley 
Harris W. Swan 
Chariie .\. Thackerson 
Clarence C. Turner 
Ben L. Warzecha 
Frank J. Warzecha 
Joseph T. Warzecha 
Joseph M. W^eathersbee 
Peter Wellies 
ilartin V. Worrell 
Richard Zinsmever 




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COMPANY "C," 85th INFANTRY 



1st Lieut. Edward M. Giles 
1st Sergeant Rufford O. Evans 



Captain Evan A. Powell 

1st Lieut. Leslie G. Knapp 
Mess Sergeant Alva E. Lane 



2nd Lieut. Sranley Geriba 

Supply Sergeant Colie J. Williamson 



Sergeants 

Cecil B. Marshall 
James M. Choate 
Patrick J. Hagerty 
Benjamin H. Chandler 
George W. Standi 
William T. Cox 
Anthony Peter 

Corporals 

William L. Alexander 
Chester Schoonmaker 
John F. Sinnott 
James P. Willis 
John R. Stanislaw 
William Mastenbrook 
Kjeld M. K. Sorenson 
Emerson E. Dray 
Loye Barnhill 
William Thompson 
William W. Anderson 
Peter Briere 
Robert B. Caskey 
Charles B. Germany 



Cooks 
Charles J. Healy 
Gan W. Johnson 
.\ndrew R. Van Arsdale 

Mechanics 
William F. Harris 
Samuel A. Woolwine 
Bugler 
Joseph Gray 

Privates — First Class 
Jackson P. Atkins 
James R. Brannan 
James R. Clem 
Cosy T. Everett 
Francis Gleason 
Lawrence L. Johnson 
Erwin Kepp 
Arthur W. Lunt 
Raymond J. Powell 
Sam. Reale 
Elbert St. Clair 
Harold D. Scoll 
Charles H. Stone 
DeWitt C. Williams 



Privates 
James C. Adams 
Earl B. Allen 
WiUiam T. Allen 
John Arnell 
WilUe B. Baker 
Robert G. Bishop 
John W. Bowman 
Charles E. Carroll 
John Cikanck 
Jeremiah T. Crabb 
Marshel T. Damron 
Barl. Daniels 
Joe Dulin 
Bart. Falks 
Oscar A. Free 
Harvey A. Frye 
Craig M. Gamble 
John A. Haney 
CoUie N. Harris 
Robert G. Hinds 
John W. Hodge 
Willis H. Holcomb 
William E. Howard 
Willie W. Johnson 



Hubert B. Jones 
Jesse R. Laney 
William Melton 
John W. Millermon 
Lois C. Parks 
Dee A. Pratt 
John R. Purcell 
John L. Quick 
Otto E. Raabe 
Edmund C. RejTiolds 
John H. Sawyer 
Charlie F. Schweers 
Bonnie Shelton 
Claud W. Shopher 
Jess C. Sims 
Doctor H. Smith 
Chalrss H. Southern 
Albert S. Stanton 
Herbert L. Stone 
Otis Tavlor 
William' H.Taylor 
Dock Thompson 
Walker T. Timms 
Jim. Wimberly 
Manville H. Wood 




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COMPANY "D," 85th INFANTRY 



Captain Arthur W. Coleman 



Captain George A. McCallum 



1st Lieut. Paul J. Aubineau 
1st Lieut. William W. Schwartz 

Sergeants 

Charles E. Trainer 
Elmer McCombs 
Charles W. Gaston 
William B. Herndon 



Corporals 

Lum King 
William J. Koons 
Tony OUvero 
Elmer H. Gregory- 
Lyle T. Forbes 
Samuel A. White 
Joe O'Neal 
George E. Mason 
Coke C. Gates 
Clio L. Hess. 
John C. Langton 

Cooks 

George Sochko 
Harry Schleicher 
Burl B. Brockus 



1st Lieut. Garland DeGraffenried 
1st Sergeant Peter L. Milliard 



Supply Sergeant Clarence H. Brown 
Mess Sergeant William Gibb . 



Mechanics 
Joseph H. Reedv 
Patrick O'Donn'ell 

Buglers 
Robert Kirkpatrick . 
David W. Knight 

Privates — First Class 
Louis Dario 
Grover C. Conner 
Spurgeon L. Brannon 
Daniel Gellock 
Joseph L. Gist 
Ira H. HaU 
Lee Roy Nash 
Waclow Piasecki 
Leon Refeld 
Royal C. Stiles 

Privates 
Charles Ahlgrim 
Don C. Brown 
William E. Brackeen 
Aron T. B\Tium 
\"emon L. Cresswell 
Clemuel C. Chisam 



William Donaldson 
Alvis Derryberry 
Nolia G. EUiston 
Felix Ellebrecht 
Tom Foster 
Mack Fielder 
Jacob Frieberger 
John B. Fikes 
William Gaedke 
Oscar W. Gohmert 
Harry B. Hatch 
Otto W. Harms 
Thomas F. Hedrick 
Charles R. House 
Ralph A. Hughes 
Warner B. Hester 
John P. Hunt 
Edmund J. Ideus 
Otto J. Jennsen 
Eramett A. Kent 
Ewaldo Kansteiner 
William Key 
Eberhardt Knippa 
Alvin Kendrick 
Rudolph E. Lewis 



Eugene E. Lucas 
George McCoy 
Andy McCullough 
Ferdinand Mochost 
Willie Mueller 
Bias Olvera 
Henry Raney 
Robert Randolph 
Ewaldo Rabenaldt 
John Roberts 
Henry Roeben 
Samuel E. Sawj'crs 
Emil Stoeltje 
Wilbern Summerlin 
Pvichard Scholz 
Rainhold Seiffert 
Alfred Schueneman 
Martin Schultea 
Sheridan F. Taylor 
Charles Tindol 
Berry O. Wilkins 
William Wrather 
Floyd Waller 
Carl Weissmann 
Martin L. York 




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COMPANY "E," 85th INFANTRY 



1st Lieut. Harry West 

1st Sergeant Richard J. Drake 



1st Lieut. Edward D. Sullivan 
Supply Sergeant Everet W. Trimble 



2d Lieut. Clyde E. Hale 
Mess Sergeant James R. Willis 



Sergeants 
Glenn Wichman 
Vandorn O. Hammond 
Joseph Ouellette 
Patrick D. Brown 
Tom Sorrel 

Corporals 
Glenn L. Hogan 
Peter M. Leclair 
Nathan F. Smith 
Vance Tyson 
Gordon Hendrix 
Edward L. Peters 
Willie E. Swink 
Richard M. Rice 

Cooks 
Wayne T>. Pierce 
Joe E. Parker 
Elmer Dean 
John T,. Beard 



Mechanics 

J. K. Stults 

Jefferson O. McClusky 



Privates 

Earnest G. Deering 
Samuel M. Glickman 
Clinton Funderburk 
Carl H. Kunsmueller 
Bertie C. Webb 
Ovid E. Abies 
Guy W. Anderson 
Earnest P. Burnett 
Robert R. Buffington 
Walter J. Boutte 
Arthur Callahan 
Banjamin F. Coflty 
Hugh Chumley 
Clarence A. Eaton 
Baylis E. Farrell 



Clarence A. Glassey 
Winifred A. Grumbles 
Morgan A. Hartley 
Isaac M. Howard 
Lory Hopper 
Thomas J. Higginbotham 
John C. Riser 
Roy Landers 
Earl Malone 
WiUiam H. McKee 
Archibald McDuffie 
Walter F. Monford 
Robert Miles 
DeWitt Mitchell 
Houston R. Middlebrook 
Adolph Meyer 
Artie Norton 
William E. Riddle 
James A. Ramsey 
Reinhardt Reger 
Willie V. Self 
Ben O. Schreckengaust 



George K. Stephens 
Isaac L. Stephenson 
Captain D. SuUins 
Eric Sunden 
Oscar W. Smith 
Garland Swaner 
Joe A. Swoboda 
Rolghyie Turpin 
Dave Tipton 
Charlie A. Tonn 
Earnest E. Turner 
Ocie M. Turner 
Theodore Vahrenkamp 
Lewis E. Weaver 
Clay T. Williams 
Newton A. Wilhams 
Montie E. Williams 
Samuel R. Williams 
Samuel P. Williams 
Will R. Williams 
Will B. Williams 
Leroy Wigley 




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1st Lieut. John M. Higgins 

1st Sergeant George M. Louthan 



COMPANY "F," 85th INFANTRY 

Captain John H. Whidden 

1st Lieut. Francis S. McManus 
Mess Sergeant Perry H. Howard 



2nd Lieut. James L. Moore 
Supply Sergeant Louis Wolff 



Sergeants 

Abe Hohauser 
John M. Carr 
John J. Metkus 
Emmett C. Adamson 
Ned M. Schaaf 
Cvrus Green 
Burrell F. Word 
Howard L. Rudolph 
Lawrence L. Rodman 
Herbert A. Jones 

Corporals 

John S. Black 
Edwin W. CoveU 
Fred E. Zwiefel 
Fred N. Scott 
George E. Blair _ 
Lawrence B. Smith 
John Menosky 
John J. Stasny 
Walter M. Sprinkle 
Edward Murphy 
Fred W. Kohloff 



Andy B. Guidry 
John P. Marek 
Lewis Cox 
John Clay 
Elmer E. Lindsey 

Cooks 
Conrad Watkowski 
Thornton Parrish 
Wilhelm J. H. Gerken 
Charlie M. Zimmerlee 

Mechanics 
William E. Fries 
Vernon J. Howard 
Arthur S. Myers 
Paul G. Jesse 

Bugler 
William J. Brown 

Privates — First Class 
Aimer E. Amundson 
Bernard C. Beck 
Robert J. Benson 
John Braly 
Walter H. Lucas 



Albert Ctvrtlik 
James A. Metz 
William D. McMillon 
Rayford B. O'Neal 

Privates 
Lloyd H. Albright 
Walter H. Bones 
Elmer Clark 
John E. Corley 
William E. Crenshaw 
James W. Crite 
Robert H. Currie 
Harry H. Dodson 
James I. Frame 
Michael H. Graybill 
Marcos Garcia 
John P. Hale 
Fred B. Hamilton 
Leigh B. Harkey 
George J. Harms 
Elbert H. Harris 
William L. Hawthorne 
Frank W. Henson 
Owen Hill 



Joseph E. Hines 
William M. Jenkins 
Albert J. M. Kunkel 
Dorse McFadden 
Cater H. Morgan 
James H. Morgan 
Valentine Nemec 
Virgil C. Northington 
Jimmie Porter 
Charles Prcin 
George L. Reeder 
John A. Rogers 
Charles E. Watkins 
Kyle T. Weaver 
Thomas E. Webb 
Frank E. Word 
Paul T. Zimmerman 
Loyd C. Anderson 
Clarence T. Beckett 
Omar R. Campbell 
Arthur V. Craig 
Frank A. Hannah 
Thomas C. Newson 
Sylyen J. Sandage 
Robert E. Williams 




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Captain John C. Byrne 
Captain Nathan W. Legrand 
Captain Ira L. Irving 



COMPANY "G," 85th INFANTRY 

1st Lieut. Walter R. Blair 
1st Lieut. Lloyd S. Cleveland 
2nd Lieut. John W. Love 



1st Sergeant Thomas J. Wood 
Mess Sergeant Joseph L. Albers 
Supply Sergeant Otto R. Manke 



Sergeants 

Carl T. McDonald 
Herbert Lee 
Ervond Pollard 
John D. Ott 
Jack G. Leak 
Loyal Carr 
Otho O. Goings 
Frederick L. Harris 



Corporals 

William H. Freiberger 
James L. Berry 
Hillyer H. Welborn 
George H. Edmonds 
Gardner R. Coleman 
Howe M. Frisbie 
Walter Lind 
George B. Diamond 
Webster J. Bachelot 
David W. Frasier 
Jasper M. Molsberry 
Joseph C. Whittington 
Warren D. Marsh 



Cooks 
Alex. C. Monroe 
Vernon C. McCall 
Claudie G. Smith 
Edmond F. Dreier 

Mechanics 
Arthur Adler 
Robert E. Dewberry 

Bugler 
I-enie H. Smith 
Privates — First Class 
Robert L. Bullock 
Jonah Carroll 
Thomas F. Gannon 
Edwin R. Gill 
Elmer C. Hoffert 
Charles C. Johnson 
Fred W. Lipscomb 
August H. Lichtenberg 
Fred Poage 
Henry M. Gilbert 
Riley M. Short 
Lewis M. Turner 

Privates 
Ernest Brasher 



James L. Brown 
Oscar Burk 
Ike Brumbelow 
Willie Carter 
James A. Carter 
Earl Coffey 
James O. Eidson 
James H. Fair 
James C. Farmer 
Robert L. Farmer 
Alfred C. Gutmann 
Thomas D. Hanson 
Joseph C. Harlan 
Otto E. Hackbarth 
Adolph E. Homeyer 
Aksel Haugen 
Hubert O. Jay 
Frank H. Johnson 
Wash. Kwiatkoski 
Frank A. Klepac 
August Kiphen 
Johnnie O. Ludwick 
John P. Lowe 
John A. Labaume 
Leon R. McCarty 
Rufus Moore 



Ernest McBryde 
Thomas C. Morgan 
Marshall D. C. Miller 
Luther A. Neeley 
Floy Neal 
Louis Novak 
Edward E. Phillips 
Herman C. Phillip 
Fred Phillips 
James J. Parrish 
Willie J. Patton 
William O. Pendleton 
Joseph R. Quiim 
Willie J. Quiram 
Joe V. Ray 
Harry Redeker 
Charlie C. Redden 
Ben. Smith 
Frank B. Smith 
David L. Smith 
Roy B. Spencer 
Robert W. Sledge 
Delmar J. Scale 
William L. Sanders 
Earl Snapp 
George D. Short 




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"%-. 




COMPANY '-H." 8oth INFANTRY 



Captain Vincent H. Bell 1st Lieut. Douglas S. Shapre 1st Sergeant Lawrence Tonder 

Mess Sergeant Wesley J. Shrader Supply Sergeant Edward Rumpf 



Sergeants 

Victor Czajkowski 
Orion W. Crane 
August J. Bianco 
Roy B. Stodghill 
Cbas. H. French 

Corporals 

Floyd Lesh 
Aziel H. Bloom 
Eppy J. Kernes 
Leo James 
Julian B. Andrews 
Thomas J. Phipps 
Albert Bissell 

Cooks 
William E. KeUey 
Burrell Welch 
Everett D. Lotton 

Mechanics 
Glenn P. Boyer 
Anton Fleisher 



Privates — First Class 

Berbet J. Beck 
James F. Brackens 
Newton W. Babb 
Thunnan M. Gates 
George W. EUis 
William Humelhanz 
Richard Mahan 
George Orloski 
Nolan A. Reed 
Jacob A. Sawatzky 
John F. Stewart 

Privates 

Santiago Alderete 
Lonnie Armentrout 
George E. Backman 
John Booth 
Arthur D. Barnett 
Aubrey H. Blose 
Ray Bumes 
Balus C. Busby 
CUfford Beaushaw 



William E. Boyles 
Claud F. Capps 
Clarence Carlile 
Louis J. Cotromanes 
Edgar L. Coney 
Claud F. CorbeU 
Charles A. Davis 
Jennis H. Foltz 
Louis D. Forson 
John F. Green 
John D. Hutchins 
Mitchell Hightower 
Everett P. Ingram 
Ohver B. Jester 
Adolph F. Johnson 
Conrad Kenzler 
Henry H. Kirk 
James O. McMorris 
Hugh D. Mason 
Anthony J. Mendive 
John H. May 
Bennie H. McCaslin 
Thomas S. Mabr>' 
Otto Nugent 



Arthur J. Parks 
Rock Perkins 
Albert Patton 
Virgil C. Reedy 
William H. Taylor 
Oscar J. Wangerman 
Cecil O. Witt 
.\rthur Wood 
James R. Wylie 
Hosey Ward 
Leroy Ziegler 
Edgar C. Allison 
Hubert A. Angleton 
William A. Baker 
Jack Besser 
Luther Cassey 
Robert C. Harcrow 
.\lbert L. Page 
Hal Edgar Shannon 
James C. Weston 
Thomas S. Wade 
Roy V. Warden 
AsaT. Wynn 
Luther C. Watkins 




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Captain Sylvan B. Simpson 1st. Lieut. Frank E. Washburn 



1st Sergeant Frank Goddard 



Sergeants 
Stanley M. Stettz 
Willie C. Burgess 
Carroll T. Rice 
James H. Black 
Sixtus Gabrysch 
James E. Howell 
Lacey M. Rumsey 
Arnold C. Weeks 

Corporals 
Alton H. Kimzey 
Edward Wacek 
Nelson Bond 
Theodore R. Titus 
John R. Tichacek 
Alton Crowder 



Harvey N. Avery 
Henry C. Riser 
Clarence A. Siegfred 
Barney Rogers 
John W. McCormack 
Glen Bell 
Leo Wisniewski 

Cook 
Notre P. Stegall 

Mechanics 
Fred Clarke 
Charles W. Van Riper 
Michael W. Murphy 

Bugler 
Leo M. Barrett 



Privates — First Class 
Robert H. Allen 
William Breese 
Cecil W. Butler 
John Donahue 
Edward B. Grunwakl 
Fred J. Janes 
Frank Johnson 
Gene LeRoy 
Joe M. Lindsey 
Francis L. Massicot 
Louis V. Mezydlo 
Albert G. Miller 
Monroe W. Spence - 
Setgius Smith 



Privates 
Charles C. Appel 
Willie R. Barnes 
Clyde C. Billingsle\' 
William A. Bridges 
Henry A. Cline 
Sidney B. Collins 
Samuel C. Cowan 
Albert D. Drake 
Henry F. Fabian 
Frederick S. Frary 
Joseph P. Gilmore 
Ercey L. Hanes 
John H. Hill 
Charles B. Isenburg 
Willie Jolinson 



Troy K. Jones 
Jonathan S. Kilgore 
Robert Kohl 
Louis Larza 
Loranzy J. Lewis 
Charles Metres 
Robert F. Mitchell 
Joseph Moody 
Grover A. McMurry 
Maxwell M. Norris 
Joniy R. Pearson 
James A. Prater 
James L. Rattan 
Gabriel C. Salles 
Martin C. Sanchez 
Carl W. Sweatt 



Daniel R. Triche 
Genie T. Warren 
Charlie Wood 
Spencer Young, Jr. 
Otto Zipperlin 
Bryant E. Davis 
Newton T. Davis 
I'rank Doering, Jr. 
Thomas F. Dooley ■ 
Lester Mc. Dover 
Arthur C. Duclos 
Joseph E. Eckert 
John H. Evans 
Thomas F. Fowler 
Jessie Gracey 
McKinley Gregory 




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1st Lieut. Thonas MacLachlan 
1st Sergeant James R. Balding 



COMPANY "K," 85th INFANTRY 

Captain John E. Martin 
1st Lieut. Lawrence N. Kremer 
Supply Sergeant Paul Brandenburger 



Sergeants 

Charlie F. Midkiff 
Harry F. Robinson 
Clarence A. Snyder 
Leon Koonin 
Albert H. Nichols 

Corporals 

Joseph Delisi 
Harry O. Nelson 
Clyde D. Johnson 
Earl Blaisdell 
Vincent P. Archer 
George E. Winslow 
Owen R. Kurtz 
Anthony Breau 
Leonard F. Saylor 
James J. Vournazos 
Earl Breitweiser 

Mechanics 

Joseph Bogdanski 
Logan James 



Cooks 
John T. Bodine 
George Dahlgren 
William R. Landen 

Buglers 
William H. Folger 
Lois Long 

Privates — First Class 
Alexander Balkovsky 
Clyde A. Barden 
Grafton C. Clark 
William Connahan 
Isaac M. LeGard 
Frank Rebel 

Privates 
Frank Atbrecht 
Chester Baldwin 
Walter E. Bransdtetter 
John S. Calloway 
Willie Clark 
King F. Dei 
Ned B. DeWitt 
Rudolph J. Engstrom 



2nd Lieut, .\rthur F. Scott 
Mess Sergeant Husey Robertson 



Tollie Farrar 
Carl A. Fenske 
Albert L. Frerich 
Jack D. Green 
Charlie Gregor 
Sam C. Harrell 
Virgil J. Harvey 
Frank Jones 
Bedrick Klezla 
Sep Kujawa 
Charlie A. Lange 
Wilford M. Lenunon 
Riley R. Manning 
Mike Martin 
Mike Mocek 
Walter Neilson 
Robert P. Nicholson 
Kay R. Nolen 
George M. Page 
Andrew Podraza 
Edgar Robinson 
WiU H. Shindler 
John Smith 
John G. Spoor 



Paul A. Springfield 
Leland R. Stewart 
Henry T. Szymaszek 
Tommie D. Teague 
Arthur W. Thibodeaux 
Donnis F. Thomas 
Ila Townsley 
Jesse W. Truelove 
Delbert U. Wade 
Burl C. West 
Hiram E. Williams 
James J. Wragg 
Thomas R. Worthy 
William F. Kruse 
Jesse L. Lambert 
Thomas A. Landon 
Omer D. Lea veil 
Cecil A. Looney 
Thomas J. Mathews 
Thomas J. McGuire 
Albert W. Meyers 
Alfred Newman 
David J. Nowlin 
Prinston Overstreet 




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COMPANY "L," 85th INFANTRY 

Captain William Beardall Captain W. P. Mayhew 1st Lieut. Marion A. Spinks 

1st Lieut. Robert L. Peyton 2nd Lieut. Elmer E. Davis 



Sergeants 

Mack T. Canady 
Steve Garver 
Hugh T. Griner 
Walter R. Heaton 
Claude Henninger 
James E. Lewis 
Cooper G. Lowe 
Henry W. Lyons 
Thomas D. Morrison 



Corporals 

Hugh W. Boyd 
John'N. Carmean 
PeteCulwell 
Albert Czerniak 
Jack C.JDailey 
William S. Lawson 



Bert L. Mills 
Floyd L. Purnell 
Leon H. Watson 

Mechanic 
Ernest Oldag 

Cooks 
Orville C. Adams 
William E. Hines 
George D. Mitchell 

Bugler 
Merritt C. Guthrie 

Privates 
Eddie Ballard 
Gilmore Couvillion 
Charles H. Dalton 



N. R. Davidson 
Joe DeDemarco 
Clifton Dennis 
Raymond R. Dirba 
George Foy 
John Gottschalk 
Alfred A. Jacker 
AUred Hahn 
Oliver W. Harvy 
Ewald K. House 
Levi Hutto 
Eugene F. Johnson 
Frank N. Jovanovich 
Fred Koch 
Joe Larance 
Clinton Lawson 
Cornish H. Malone 
James M. Manus 
John Maresh 
Ben W. Martin 



Hollie Mcllvain 
Watson A. McKee 
Joe S. McKnight 
Jack P. MoUoy 
John L. Mullins 
Robert W. Munson 
John M. Noel 
Jesse R. Norris 
Walter F. Oswalt 
Lee Parker 
Roy G. Patterson 
Hozy M. Potter 
John H. Price 
Paul Reckaway 
Edmond L. Russell 
Charles Schultz 
Frederick Schultz 
Lonnie Shivers 
Joe Smith 
Samuel H. Snapp 



Floyd A. Summers 
John Thonstad 
Hal. R. Townsend 
David A. Turpin 
Thomas M. Williams 
Eari S. Wood 
James O. Wilson 
Eari G. Stanley 
Albert E. Welch 
Amia L. Whitfield 
John C. Wallner 
Stanley R. Slaton 
Will Lyons 
Charley H. Kinney 
Carlton A. Knight 
Granville Jones 
Bert Jones 
Thomas A. Jackson 
Albert H. Kittler 
Garlin Henderson 




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COMPANY 'M,' 8oth INFANTRY 



Captain Herbert Leachman 
1st Lieut. Carl A. Peterson 



1st Lieut. Edgar D. Starbuck 
2nd Lieut. Fred A. Templeton 



1st Lieut. Edward O. Little 
1st Sergeant Otto H. Haardt 



Supply Sergeant .\nton Weilgoez 



iless Sergeant Falas F. Booker 



Sergeants 


Gaston C. Bourgeois 


W^ade H. Furr 




John C. Surovik 


Adolph Walker 
Hans Halve 


Edward J. Murray 


Fred E. Gray 




Walter TidweU 


Richard P. Yarbrough 


George R. Glasscock 




Charles R. Tyler 




Barney Czyz 


Howard Herbert 




John Thiebaud 


Corporals 


Oren L. Darnell ; 


\'irgil A. Jackson 




0. B. Thompson 


Harry D. Bailey 


Oscar L. Davis 


Clarence A. Kendrick 




Paul H. Tomlinson 


Earl L. Gammons 


Emory Henderson 


Washie U. Naler 




William E. Tucker 


Herbert L. Mitchell 


Joseph Stephen 


Luther Maness 




John Wasicek 


Thomas M. Scott 


Con Kutch 


Allen H. McShan 




Willie W. Week 


Charles E. Hendrick 




Jessie H. Peed 




Herman Worthington 


EmUH. MuUer 


Privates 


Roy C. Parker 




John A. W'illiams 


Cooks 


Clifford 0. Allard 


Frank Pechal 




FeUx Young 


Arthur J. Autrey 


Francisco Pitarra 




Herbert L. Thompson 


George Beyer 


Pedro Alvaras 


John J. Riley 




James L. Parmley 


.\lbert Cholet 


Marion L. .\wbrey 


John C. Rau 




Edgar A. Sammons 


Oscar Otho 


Frank Bridges 


Virgil A. Ridings 




Joseph Pierce 


Mechanics 


Eldridge W. Biggs 


Faustino G. Rayes 




Chester A. Philpot 


Thomas E. Hamilton 
Nelson Woge 
Arthur J. Wilson 


Ma.\ Brustein 


Sebastein Rodriquez 




Charles 0. Pugh 


Earl D. Cloud 


Clarence Snider 




Dan L. Smith 


John M. Coker 
Zaragosa Cruz 


John C. Sifford 
Dan R. Shuford 




Hillman H. Smith 
Marvin B. Wadley 


Privates — First Class 


Minguel Carter 


Neely E. Shank 




William E. Scribner 


Albert Barth 


.\n drew L. Davis 


Joshua J. Sellars 




Frank W. Scheel 


1^ 


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MEDICAL DETACHMENT, 85th INFANTRY 



Major John F. Dunshie 

Captain William J. Douglas Captain Orlando F. Partridge Captain Frederick H. Martin 

Sergeant First-Class, Ralph E. Lanham 



Clarence H. Johnson 



Rufus E. Gilbreath 
William H. Ketsdever 



Frank L. Adcock 
0?car D. Harrington 
Bernard A. Beason 



Sergeants 
Victor H. Arnold 

Privates — First Class 
Louis M. Loudermilk 
Patrick A. Redwine 

Privates 
Cvril T. EzeU 
Bobbie J. Hattox 
Bartous T. Jackson 
Milton P. Simmons 



John L. Pepper 



William O. Shannon 
Kenneth F. Whitebread 



Earl A. Joy 
Christ. Loucas 
Lynn H. McClain 



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MAJOR JOWITT AXD STAFF, 53rd MACHINE GUN BATTALION 

Left to right: 
1st Lieut. Wallace P. Martin 2nd Lieut. Franck J. C. Loubat Major Thad C. Jowitt 2nd Lieut. Thomas E. Prather 



FIFTY-THIRD MACHINE GUN BATTALION 

They Carried On With That Famous M. G. Click 



THE Fifty-third Machine Gun Battalion, under com- 
mand of Major T. C. Jowitt, was the infant unit of 
the Cactus Division. Formed in October and No- 
ember, it took its place in the Eighteenth to make that 
division complete for overseas service. The nucleus of the 
battalion was formed from the Nineteenth and Thirty- 
fifth Inf. and picked men from Camp Hancock, Georgia. 
Of the men from the Nineteenth and Thirty-fifth, there 
is little to be said, as they were regulars and the best sol- 
diers to be had. All having had service on the border and 
intensive overseas training, they were just the kind needed. 
Although machine gunnery was new they fell to it with a 
will and very shortly had the famous M. G. click in all 
drills and duties. 

The Hancock men were mostly new in the service, but 
they were machine gunners, having had intensive training 
imder officers of the American, British and French armies 



in the latest tactics. The combination of both made the 
best nucleus that could be had and a better, bolder 
battalion could not be found. 

The battalion was placed under command of Major 
T. C. Jowitt, a veteran of the Spanish-American War who 
had risen from the ranks. He is a real soldier, the true 
type of an American officer, and the credit of progress made 
can well be given to him. 

Of course the signing of the armistice made our hopes 
of foreign service a thing of the past, but the battalion is 
still carrying on with that M. G. enthusiasm and click 
that will put machine gunnery foremost among the 
fighting units of the American army. 

Major Jowitt was ably assisted by Lieut. F. J. C. 
Loubat, adjutant, and Lieut. D. D. Hughes, supply officer, 
who put forth their best in every way to the betterment 
of the battalion. 




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COMPANY "A'" 53rd MACHINE GUN BATTALION 



Lieut. Alexander M. Munro 
1st Sergeant James F. Shanley 



Captain Chester A. McMillan 

Lieut. Henry C. Richter 
Supply Sergeant Samuel Rotter 



Lieut. Karl R. Davis 

Stable Sergeant Walter Gregory 



Sergeants 

Sidney E. Anderson 
Lee E. Lyddon 
Raymond M. Ritter 
Charles R. Stephens 
Victor M. Van Gieson 

Corporals 

Otis S. Capps 
Harry C. Daniel 
John D. Davidson 
Norton V. Gorman 
John R. Hart 
Melville E. Loewus 
Elmer E. Toepelman 
Harry Zimmer 

Bugler 
James R. Board 



Privates 



David L. Anthony 
Howard F. Arnold 
Thomas H. Alexander 
Fred M. Bachman 
Perry A. Baker 
Sidney Beckman 
William Boutwell 
Edward L. Bruders 
Wilbur L. BaUard 
George F. Bergman 
Thomas F. Bielicke 
Charles Bonar 
Julian C. Brossette 
Rufus Chappell 
William Couch 
Junior C. Coberly 
Euclid A. Covington 
George D. Cunningham 
John V. Edgmand 



Everitt H. Ellison- 
William Fitzgibbons 
Lisle C. Farris 
Clem Ferges 
Alpha B. Gaither 
James Godbee 
Dennis A. Galvin 
Peter Geier 
John A. Gordon 
Norman L. Gray 
Herman Hagen 
Joseph Head 
Frederick Hensel 
Jack Hall 

Thomas H. Hanger 
Paul Heimsoth 
Forrest I. Hosier 
Alpha Johns 
Huff Jones 
Oliver Jones 
William Joyce 



Theodore Jerome 
Paul Jachin 
John T. Kendrick 
George Katzulis 
Clarence B. Kanatzar 
WUUam J. King 
Leo L. Lanahan 
Firmin Landrieu 
Arvid R. Larson 
Asa V. Louk 
Willard J. Loudon 
Raymond J. Loughran 
Amton J. Mattern 
Sidney Mims 
Simon B. McMahon 
Arthur M. Moll 
Robert Morris 
Elmer J. Mullaney 
William Paerson 
Frederick J. Palmer 
Gav D. Peterson 



Lex Pressley 
Reuben S. Padgett 
Harold I. Stevens 
Albert O. Skivens 
Ernest B. Schrage 
Howard E. Stockett 
Claude D. Sweangen 
Frank Tingen 
Verne Theobold 
Samuel F. Tucker 
Dale B. Towne 
Henry Vedrine 
Joseph H. Wells 
Claude A. West 
Loren H. Wason 
Joseph E. Wood 
James Woodall 
Myron D. Williams 
Fred Zamzow 




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COMPANY "B," o3rd MACHINE GUN BATTALION 



Captain Edwin S. Beall 
2d Lieut. John B. Rex Leary 2d Lieut. Ralph B. Crosby 



Sergeants 

Mancel D. Williams 
Harry M.. Welch 
Harry Hess 
Omer D. Nolen 

Corporetls : 

Karl Hugo 
Harry P. Weber 
William R. Becker 
Earl E. Carpenter 
Alonzo C. Go win 
James O. Seger 
Howard H. Tower 

Cook 
George K. MuUins 

Mechanic 
Edward A. Voigt 



Bugler 
Harry L. Curl 

Privates 

George P. Anderson 
Arthur R. Andrews 
William B. Backus 
Fred E. J. Bailey 
Jerome N. Baum 
Axel P. Bjorkman 
Phillip Bloxhem 
Elon J. Boone 
William R. Bossout 
Horace F. Bragg 
Joseph F. Brich 
Allen W. Brittain 
Henry Bommelman 
George M. Cagle 
William G. Calkum 
Walter A. Chase 



Austin Clement 
Michael Considine 
Wilbur M. Collins 
Leon Dobracyznski 
Edgar A. Dopp 
George S. Dowdle 
Hohn T. Escheid 
Charles E. Evans 
Alvie J. Farnsworth 
Tony Fleming 
Joseph G. Flowers 
Ray Frye 
Owen O. Fowler 
Frank G. Galloway 
Charles T. Geising 
Lennie A. Gilmore 
John T. Glover 
Orrin L. Coins 
Glenn S. Grimsby 
Arthur R. Haley , 
Watterson Hammett 
X'ivian Hartgrove 



Emil Haurin 
Joseph Hofmeister 
Eugene C. HoUis 
Aylmer F. HoUoway 
George C. Huebner 
Dwight L. Hustead 
Edwin H. T. Humbracht 
Earl R. Jackson 
George S. Jackson 
Harold N. Johnson 
Jens Keilstrup 
Floyd Keiser 
Charles W. Kemp 
John H. Knight 
William Koehler 
Elmer R. Learn 
Elbert H. Leek 
Joseph L. Lambeth 
Andrew B. Lassater 
Clayton M. Logan 
Cornelius Menzelaar 
Roy E. Menefee 



Ephrian B. Mobley 
John T. Morgan 
Herman Neinaber 
Anton Nikolai 
Raymond J. O'Mera 
Elias M. Padget 
Arvid F. Peterson 
Hubert L. Phillips 
Nicholas J. Pitt 
Augustus L. Proctor 
Henry F. Redemann 
John A. Ringer 
Bert C. Rutherford 
William H. Summers 
Teddy E. Sumrall 
James Trimble 
Hugh C. Vinton 
Adlai E. Warden 
McCoy C. Wisdom 
James L. Williard 
Emmett R. Walsh 
John W. Walker 




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COMPANY "C," 53id MACHINE GUN BATTALION 



Captain William E. Hitchcock 
Sergeants 

Charles R. McVay 

Monroe Conn 

Eugene A. Vandeneynde 

Corporals 

Roy A. Dale 
Jesse R. Hudson 
Walther C. T. Lange 

Privates 

Bolden Alford 

James L. Anderson ^ 

John Anderson 

Joseph A. Bass 

HoUis Bellamy 

Curtis C. Bennett 

Henry G. Blohm 

Louis G. Bork 

George D. Bosarge 

Herbert H. Brayton 

Thomas Brett 

Spurgeon R. Brown 



Lieut. Oscar Miller 

Otto E. Buhr 
Edward L. Burell 
Lewis Bushey 
Frank G. Busker 
Clifford O. Caviness 
John W. Coe 
Rossa G. Coons 
William C. Crow 
Henry A. Crutcher 
Sidney Egloff 
Glenn G. Ellington 
Frank J. Fleming 
Juan C. Fernandez 
Frank Gaede 
Royce Galloway 
Roy H. Gamble 
Harold E. Gilman 
Amos Glass 
Paul J. Gospodor 
George W. Gray ■ 

Elmer A. Gustafson 
Charlie W. Habedank 
Eddie H. HaU 
Thomas L. Hurley 
Allious J. Haynes 



Lieut. Fred. C. Wilson 

Willie S. Herrington 
Joseph F. Hildt 
George G. Holmberg 
Thomas E. Hubbard 
Charles W. Hunnell 
Harry L. Hyatt 
Preston I. Jacobs 
Fred A. James 
Thomas G. Jones 
Max Kaminski 
Cleveland Kimbrough 
Edward J. Knieps 
Leo Keenan 
Frank M. Kohs 
Leonard J. Larson 
Joseph P. Littleton 
David E. Lind 
William Lowery 
Orville McK. Martin 
Harold E. Marquith 
Walter E. McCabe 
Thomas L. McCarter 
Joseph E. McDonnell 
Henry F. Mielke 
Blake 0. Moore 



1st Sergeant Herbert J. Pahn 

John W. A. C. Noetzelman 
Dow Norman 
Frank Pinta 
Hugh L. Poorman 
Allan T. Pray 
Harry J. Quinn 
Assa B. Rainwater 
Lawrence A. Roof 
William Sherer 
Albert C. Schroeder 
Arthur A. Sievers 
John D. Snider 
John T. Spencer 
Pearl L. Swisher 
Alvaro R. Thomson 
Harry Tlapa 
John C. UUerichs 
John H. Vickery 
Otto H. Wehring 
Walter C. Wiechmann 
Herman Will 
Albert Witte 
Ocie T. Woodall 
William Yaeger 




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stK.'xms'am 



COMPANY "D," 53rd MACHINE GUN BATTALION 



Captain George H. Bradley 
2nd Lieut. Alexander Dagger 



Sergeants 
Kinsey E. Thomas 
Ray A. Brewster 

Corporals 
Frederick C. Paasch 
Joseph L. Helmbrecht 
Richard D. Claus 
Herman C. Baesler 
Steve Staniak 
Edward W. Berk 
Theodore L. Owens 
Louis Anslem 
William V. Self 

Privates 
Vincent F. Argue 
Ray D. Baker 
Fr«lerick J. Becker 



Jesse Brinegar 
William H. Boening 
Edgar T. Booker 
Thomas J. Booth 
William O. Bossmann 
George V. Campbell 
Daniel J. Carroll 
Rufus J. Clark 
Pierro F. Colson 
Noel A. Crittenden 
Iva F. Darr 
WiUiam L. Delaney 
Ted Ebbs 
CUfton V. Eick 
Elmer A. Ekdahl 
John C. Fabian 
Walter S. Foreman 
Eddie Fugitt 
William R. Gainey 



Oswald T. Gleich 
Ralph Gibson 
Seymore Gibson 
Edd Glover 
Harold V. Good 
Lawrence B. George 
Wiley L. Graves 
Thomas G. Green 
Fayne E. Haradon 
Albert G. Heidemann 
Sam Hicks 
Samuel Holder 
Clifford H. Holloway 
Percival Horie 
James H. Howard 
Victor Hewlett 
WilUam S. Hubbard 
Charles A. Hurst 
George R. Irby 



2nd Lieut. John W. Wallace 
1st Sergeant Arthur C. Welty 

Earl Jenkins 
Guy Joiner 
Benjamin T. JoUey 
Cecil Juby 
Frank Kamerit 
Charles Knight 
John D. Kimmell 
Anton B. Kouba 
Raymond A. Krickl 
Halver Lund 
Dave Manley 
Dermis B. McCarty 
Elbert G. Miller 
Joseph Miller 
Charles I. Mishler 
Jack Moore 
John A. Nelson 
Mack Patten 
Leon M. Phillips 



William E. Pickering 
Donald Pint 
James L. Reeder 
Otto Rueter 
Artie E. Shaffer 
John Swift 
Harold M. Shoard 
Alfred Skoog 
Frank E. Tile 
Lowell Tracy 
Henry J. Unruh 
Claude C. WaUs 
Columbus L. Watkins 
Thomas Weaver 
Theo. Weimar 
Sewell B. Weston 
Paul F. Wickman 
Frank R. Willis 
Isadore Zekakis 




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BRIGADIER-GENERAL SHAW 



THE military career of Brigadier-General Frederick 
B. Shaw, commanding the Thirty-sixth Infantry 
Brigade, is an illustration of the democratic spirit 
of the United States army. He rose from the ranks, a fre- 
quent enough occurrence in the military organization of 
our country to puncture the equally frequent claims that 
the army is in the hands of a caste-bound military clique. 
In point of service. General Shaw is one of the veterans 
of the division, for he joined the army in 1892 as a private 
in the Twenty-first Infantry. Previously he had been in 
the newspaper business in Elmira, 
N. Y. After three years in the ranks 
he passed his examination for com- 
mission, was appointed second lieu- 
tenant and joined the Fifth Infantry 
at Fort McPherson, Georgia. 

His chance for active service 
came soon, with the out-break 
of the Spanish-American War. 
The regiment was ordered to guard 
duty in South Carolina, and later 
to concentrate at Tampa, Florida, 
where it was to join General 
Schwann's brigade and go with the 
Porto Rican expedition. The regi- 
ment did not assemble in time, 
but Lieutenant Shaw was ready, and 
as he had been detailed as quarter- 
master and commissary of the bri- 
gade hospital he went along. 

The brigade, consisting of the 
Eleventh Infantry, Troop A, Fifth 
Cavalry and two batteries of artil- 
lery, disembarked at a point fifteen 
miles west of Ponce and immedi- 
ately advanced in the direction of 
the enemy. At Hormigueriez, the 
Alfonzo XIII Regiment of Spain disputed its progress, and 
the first action occurred, with casualties to the Americans 
which were imwittingly doubled by Lieutenant Shaw. An 
old sugar mill in rear of the American lines was designated 
as a temporary hospital. The one soldier killed in the action 
fell in a conspicuous place in the middle of the military 
road, and as most of the men were recruits, General 
Schwann feared the effect on their morale and ordered 
Lieutenant Shaw to take the body to the sugar mill. 




FREDERICK B. SHAW 
Brig.-Gen. Cmdg. 36th Inf. Brigade 



His men carried the dead soldier half a mile down the 
road and, evidently fearing they might miss something, 
dropped him under a tree. 

After the engagement Lieutenant Shaw started for the 
sugar mill to see that the wounded were provided with 
supper, and on the way discovered the body again. He 
ordered it placed in the ambulance, made a note that two 
men had been killed in action and so reported to the 
brigade commander. He didn't discover his mistake until 
the following day when only one body was available for 
two military funerals. 

On his return to the United States 
in September, Lieutenant Shaw 
learned that his regiment had taken 
station in Santiago, Cuba, and he 
joined it there and found a commis- 
sion as first lieutenant awaiting him, 
as well as an order to report to the 
Nineteenth Infantry in Porto Rico. 
He arrived at his new station shortly 
before the regiment received orders 
to proceed to the Philippines. He was 
in the Panay campaign in 1899-1900. 
He was promoted captain in 
1901, and for several years there- 
after saw duty in the island posses- 
sions, along the border and spent 
one year at the Fort Leavenworth 
school, from which he was grad- 
uated in 1906. He received his 
majority in July, 1916, and was 
assigned to the Thirty-sLxth Infan- 
try, which was later ordered to 
Fort Snelling, Minn., to divide and 
form the Thirty-sixth, Fortieth and 
Forty-first Regunents. In June, 
1917, he was promoted colonel and 
ordered to Camp Pike, Arkansas, where he organized and 
operated the receiving depot, until November when he was 
appointed acting chief of staff of the Eighty-seventh Divi- 
sion. His success as organizer of the receiving depot marked 
him for future work of that nature and so in the spring of 
1918, when the replacement camps were conceived, he was 
ordered to Camp Gordon, Georgia, to help organize the 
first one in the country. He was promoted brigadier-gen- 
eral in October and assigned to the Eighteenth Division. 




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BRIGADIER GENERAL SHAW AND STAFF 

Left to right 

1st Lieut. Wm. Hermann Major Alvin H. Hankins Brig. Gen. Frederick B. Shaw 

Capt. A. Miles Coe 2nd Lieut. R. H. Carter 




ENLISTED PERSONNEL, 36th INFANTRY BRIG.\DE HEADQUARTERS 

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THIRTY- FIFTH INFANTRY 

Baby of the Regulars, Its Birthplace If'' as Arizona 




CONCEIVED amid the howl of desert winds, suckled 
on the milk of the cactus and toughened through 
contact with the spines of the prickly pear, the 
Thirty-fifth Infantrj', the baby of the Regulars, is a product 
of the arid lands. Its men are the fibre of the desert, 
either from birth, or adoption by years of service. In 

the early history of the 
organization they 
were taken from the en- 
listed personnel of the 
Eleventh, the Eighteenth 
and the Twenty-second 
Infantry of the Regular 
Army. 

Arizona was its birth- 
place, for it came into 
being at Douglas on July 
8, 1916, and in the sands 
of the Arizona plateau it 
was nurtured into the 
sturdy infant that was 
brought to Camp Travis 
to spend its tender years as a member of the Eighteenth 
Division. Among mines, in sparsely settled border com- 
munities and on the trail of the prolific propagandist of 
the Sierras it has spent its days and nights, and its baptism 
of fire came through contact with tequila-mad muchachos 
of the Sonora custom guards at Nogales, where it took its 
quota of soldados many times over for the three who fell 
from the bullets of the enemy. 

Its career in Camp Tra\-is commenced in the early part 
of August, 1918, when the first and third battalion were 
transferred to the Te.xas post to become a part of the 
Cactus Division. The second battalion had been left at 
Nogales on border patrol duty, and it was while in the 
pursuit of this detail that the skirmish came with the 
Mexicans on August 27th. Prior to the transfer of the 
two battalions to Camp Travis, the various component 
companies had been engaged in the protection of copper 
mines, smelters and government dams at Douglas, No- 
gales, Yuma, Lowell, Roosevelt Dam, Granite Reef Dam, 
Globe, Ray, Miami and Cornelia mines. Numerous plots 
of the Hun agents were thwarted through this ceaseless 
vigilance, especially after the declaration of war against 
the Teutonic powers by the United States. 

Within a month after the declaration of hostilities 676 
men and seven officers who had been enlisted and trained 
in border warfare by the Thirty-fifth left Nogales to be 
transferred to regiments of the .'\merican Expeditionary 



Forces. The Thirty-fifth was again recruited to war 
strength and the rookies were given the vision of ser\ice 
over there. But it was not to be. The border service of 
the regiment continued unremittingly and it was not until 
November, 1918, that it was relieved when the second 
battalion was ordered to Camp Travis. 

Shortly after arriving at Camp Travis under command of 
Col. James H. Frier, the regimental commander, the first 
and third battalions were made the nuclei of the Eighty- 
sixth Brigade, through the transfer of some five hundred 
selected men to the Eighty-sixth Regiment which was 
then organized in skeleton form. 

Colonel Frier is one of the veterans of the Regulars. 
Born in Missouri in March, 1864, he was appointed a cadet 
at West Point in July, 1882, and commissioned as a second 
lieutenant in the Seventeenth Infantry in July, 1886. 
Through years of border service he attained successive pro- 
motions until he was appointed an inspector-general in 
March, 1911, with rank of major. It was from lieutenant- 
colonel of the Twelfth Infantry that he was promoted to 
the colonelcy of the Thirty-fifth upon its organization 
Julyl, 1916. 

While not a replacement regiment, the Thirty-fifth has 
furnished many a Sammy who crossed the seas and paid 
the supreme penalty for his heroism. Many a golden star 
shines in the pennant of another regiment for a lad in 
khaki who learned his first taste of "squads right" from 
the duty sergeant of the 
Thirty-fifth, and many an 
officer who acquired his 
golden bar through a train- 
ing camp was the finished 
material which came to the 
cactus land in the rough. 
The regiment's own gold 
stars are symbols of the gal- 
lantry of Lieutenant Loftus, 
of Laredo, Texas, who fell 
before a torrent of lead from 
badly aimed Mexican guns, 
and of Corporals Edgar Lotz 
and Frank L. Whitworth, 
the Company G men who 

died with him in the streets of Mogales. Twelve enlisted 
men wear wound chevrons from that encounter and under 
the service regulations practically every member is entitled 
either to the silver chevrons of honorable service in America 
for preparedness for action, or the gold V which betokens 
service against the Hun and his allies. 




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C(Jl.O.\hL IRIER AND STAFF, 35th INFANTRY 

Left to right — seated 

Capt. Floyd Lyle 
Col. Jas. H. Frier 
Capt. Harvey A. Schwab 
Capt. Richard F. Kinnear 



1st Lieut. William L. O'Donnell 
Major Clarence L. Tinker 



Left to right — standing 

1st Lieut. Cyril K. Richards 
ilajor Alfred S. Balsam 



1st Lieut. Daniel H. Ripley 
Major Harold G. Chisholm 



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HEADQUARTERS COMPAXV, 3oth LMAXTRV 



Captain Allison Ware 

1st Lieut. Joshua S. Bowen 



1st Lieut. Fletcher H. Etheridge 
1st Lieut. Robert E. Cummings 



1st Lieut. Desmond J Farrell 
2nd Lieut. Charles Kohl 



Reg. Per. Sgt. Major 
Andrew E. Johnson 

Reg. Sgt. Major 
Walter D. HoUiday 

Battahon Sergeant Majors 
Claude A. Lamprich 
Adam L. Harris 

1st Sergeant 
Wilbur A. Morel 

Mess, Supply and Stable 

Sergeants 
George D. Gruninger 
Jerome Mausel 
Henry Batchelor 

Color Sergeants 
Frederick Tscheulin 
John C. Patrich 

Per. Sergeants 
Fred L. Fassett 
Edward Miller 



Duty Sergeants 
John Hammer 
John Fider 
Edward Shaughnessy 
Henry H. Payne 
Henry B. Shepherd 
Charles S. Acree 
Walter C. Ormiston 
George E. Boiling 
William E. Borg 
Vincent Kuznicki 
Frank McManus 
Arthur F. Cady 
George Baiu 

Sergeants 
Ulysses Miller 
Walter P. Grubbe 
Clarence P. Lenart 

Corporals 
Charles E. O'Rourke 
William Matthews 
Phillip Green 
Frank E. Morris 
Eddie Pendergrast 



Frank B. Bennett 
James J. McCarthy 
Timothy J. O'Brien 
William R. Shipley 
Clifford G. Maescher 
.\lbert M. Derr 
Louis M. Cowden 
Homer E. Collar 
Ralph L. McMahon 
Ray E. Mitchell 
Paul C. Bowman 
WilUam H. Anderson 
Charles J. Hitt 
Leo C. Coulehan 
Daniel H. KiUin 
Peter M. Murphy 
Thomas G. Pike 
Herman G. Love 
Hobson D. Riddick 
Leslie A. Goss 
Clarence H. Vunk 

Privates — First Class 
Lester .\lden 
Charles M. Burrell 
Charles D. Demar 



Ernest D. Duncan 
James P. Easley 
John J. Ewing 
Walter R. Graham 
Roy Green 
Ezekiel HoUomon 
Stanley G. Horn 
Arthur Husband 
William J. Clawson 
Frederick W. Kufer 
Ray E. McLaughlin 
Andy B. Morlo 
Ralph E. Murphv 
Patrick O'Neil 
Clarence O'Rourke 
Robert D. Pauben 
Demcy L. Riou.x 
Oscar C. Rodgers 
Harold S. Sabel 
Guy S. Snyder 
.\dolph Shubert 
Lawrence Mc.^uley 
Leland Tucker 
Charles S. Warren 
William J. Wagner 
William A. Whitlock 



Felix J. Brandes 
Donald S. Conner 
.\lfred W. Fees 
.\xel P. Pierson 
Roger N. Teachout 

Cooks 
William F. Gorman 
Melvin L. West 
John W. Coleman 
Ernest Deluka 
.Alfred Allegrina 
Joseph Jakes 

Mechanics 
Bonnie B. Pritchard 
Clyde R. Mc.\doo 
Louis E. Eberling 
William J. Wightman 

Privates 
Wm. D. Allison 
Howard W. Andree 
Harry W. Armstrong 
W'm. L. Bailey 
Continued on page 150 




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MACHINE GUN COMPANY, 35th INFANTRY 



1st Lieut. Harry N. Rising 
1st Sergeant Dennis Fenton 



Sergeants 
Wm. E. Black 
Edward M. Clithero 
Arthur Brewer 
Owen T. Allen 
Clarence Armstrong 
Jesse Q. Hodges 
Arthur E. Fredericks 
Melvin Korsrud 
Mickel Rogan 
Ernest O. DePriest 
Norman J. McPherson 
Max Beck 
Oel Ingram 

Corporals 
Joseph S. Quinn 
John E. Page 
Dorhie K. Bradley 
John P. Quinlan 
Jesse I. Marsh 
Edgar H. West 
Arthur J. Walch 
Clarence M. McCutcheon 



Harry E. Hammond 
Joseph E. Thomas 

Cooks 
Gustave Kroll 
William Clair 
John Lang 

Horseshoer 
Leo Theuret 

Saddler 
Gilbert McHenry 

Mechanics 
Olaf Swenson 
William Johnson 
Floyd Haden 
Buglers 
James A. Carney 
J. A. Richardson 

Privates — First Class 
Roy N. Britton 
Asbury A. Castile 
William P. Flaherty 
Edward Frecce 
Nicholas Click 



Captain W. C. Peters 

1st Lieut. Richard F. Bailey 
Mess Sergeant Charles Overill 

Thomas K. Parrish 
Victor Sime 
Mahlon F. Troutner 
James R. Upton 
Emerson B. Horn 
Otto J. Brauns 
Edward J. Fitzgerald 
Howell C. Jones 
Marx L. Lorig 
Thomas K. McCabe 
Andrew J. McCulley 
Lester A. Stephens 
George Zimmerman 



1st Lieut. John B. Shults 
Supply Sergeant Allen R. Bell 



Privates 

James A. AUee 
Frank J. Bertorello 
Chester L. Brady 
Leonard P. Burkland 
James H. Burns 
Edward M. Broderick 
CoUn P. CampbeU 
Floyd I. Davis 
Clarence DeGraff 



Patrick Devlin 
Henry Diedrich 
Fred Dorband 
Louis Eberle 
Edwin Eberlein 
William R. Flynn 
Herbert J. Furphy 
Thomas K. Gibbons 
John J. Grannon 
Alexander E. Gordon 
Conrad F. Groh 
John Guthridge 
James E. Hamlin 
Walter C. Hammond 
Edward J. Hanna 
Charles S. Hobbs 
Edward H. Holcombe 
Glen Hazlett 
Henry Hutchison 
John J. Kennedy 
Peter Knockaert 
Hollie E. Lanphear 
John P. LeComte 



John F. Milliken 
Charles W. Moody 
Ernest L Murphy 
Hilliard F. McClanahan 
Richard N. Nigg 
LaFayette F. Ogilvie 
O. G. Richardson 
Charles Robertson 
Leroy Rupp 
Carl B. Schmidt 
Garrett Schneider 
Walter W. Scheppler 
Roland A. Siebold 
Harry A. Skinner 
Leslie E. Taylor 
Wilhelm E. Thoennissen 
Ralph F. Tucker 
George Weber 
James O'D. Willey 
Robert E. Weyhe 
Emil C. Wuttke 
Fred Johnson 
Harold Domer 




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COMPANY "A," 35th INFANTRY 



Sergeants 
John Murray 
Paolo Caridi 
Hurshel Corkren 
John Tate 
James E. Burton 
•John F. Diehl 
John T. Brown 



Captain Benjamin W. Wood 

Captain .'Vrch M. Baird 
Leo P. Sobicraj Cooks 

Alex A. Walczak Danilay Bubin 
William J. Wasson Elmer V. Olbert 
Jimmie Williams Oscar R. Ross 
Alexander Wyslocki Clarence Sterling 
Walter Szczubialka Mechanics 
William A Carter ^^ibgrt W. Butler 
Perry Kiefer 



ChrisUanM.Ravndal MartmT Wicker 
Luther E. Matthews Harry F. Eulitt 
WiUiam M. Murphy G"y Atkmson 



1st Lieut. Edwin M. Allison 1st Lieut. 

1st Lieut. Paul P. Reily 1st Lieut. 

Glen Childers Otto L. Pfeiff 

Peter Daniluk Valent Potocsui 

Ludvik David Earl J. Puchert 

Raymond Deshotels John Reed 

■ E. H. Rothemberger 

James Ryan 
Eugene Sasser 
Hugh W. Sawyer 



Cilbert P. Cook 
William A. Terry 
Walter J. Eaton 
Randall Miller 

Corporals 
Roy Martin 
Ralph E. Corbett 
William Meuzelaar 
Vernon P. Nelson 



Albert E. Redig 
Maurice M. Barger 
Harry Powell 
Fred C. Ralph 
Bert A. Roseland 
Ray J. Garbutt 
Theo. T. Roseland 
Ralph E. Rees 
William A. Irvine 
Jesse V. Timms 



Joe Dijohn 
Richard F. Golds- 
berry 
Verne M. Chamber- J^f.^..^- Gonzales 
lain PhiUipGrubbs 

Robert T. Frantz JTA^'? ■ u. 
FrankA.WhitcombR^lP'' B. Kmght 

Ignac Kaynieky 
Buglers p^^gsj g Kenny 

Clarence O. Rich John Kern 
Sol Feigenbaum John F. Layman 
Privates — 1st Class Albert L. McAlister George H. Turner 
Fred Alared WilliamH.McGuire Bernard A. Wadleigh 

William Boehle John Miller Joseph Zuba 

George W. Boyse John Mock 
Karl Brey Ralph R. Mosher Pnvates 

Sven J. M. Carlson William A. NefE Albert D. Bacco 



Frank W.SchoendoUer 
David W. Shipman 
Joseph Simek 
Mike Spelen 
Lonnie C. Stubblefield 
Frank W. Susmilck 
Andrew Topielarz 



Martin L. Howard 
Pete T. Heffner 
Willie Baer 
Bill Balosiotis 
Thomas Barbo 
Clyde C. Barron 
Andrew Bekalarzcyk 
Elmer Bright 
Hal Brown 
Perry F. Bruns 
John T. Collins 
Flank H. Davis 
Levi Dillow 
Warren W . Hotchk iss 
Forest L. Harter 
Frank W. Hayak 
Richard H. James 
Reuben W. Lockett, 

Joseph Maczulaitis 
Lawless Martin 
Clyde Meacham 
Rudolph K. Morgan 



Michael T. Morris 
Enrico Mourini 
Myrell Nelson 
George A. Peeck 
Joseph Pierre 
Artibuse Richard 
Herman J. Rowoldt 
George Sabanos 
Frutoso Serna 
Tom Simpson 
Walter Simpson 
Louis Smith 
Rowallen G. 

Stalker 
Oscar Stephens 
Harry G. Stevens 
Emmitt W. Stobs 
John Wagner 
Alfred J. Wenzinger 
Roy L. Werner 
Joe White 




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Captain Tracy L. Harrel, Commanding 
1st Lieut. WiUiam H. Myers 
1st Lieut. Edgar B. Heylmun 



Sergeants 
Fred Glass 
William Lord 
George Georgandas 
Everett M. Moore 
Martin Powless 
William S. Goff 
Frank J. Liska 
Eugene Davenport 
George H. Lord 

Corporals 
George W. King 
Elmer DeWerff 
Joseph Swatek 
Floyd C. Sims 
Robt. G. Ethridge 
Ebbie R. Bedgood 
Dewey L. N. Forgue 



James H. Godfrey 
Jack P. Edvpards 
Carroll D. Funk 
Mart Weiss 
Thomas Bilek, Jr. 
Sczepan Sekulski 
Harold W. Kreger 
John E. Cumayn 
Frank F. Freeberg 
B. Zielinski 
George A. Quade 
Donald Barton 
Orpheus K. Hendershot 
Roy Jorgenson 
Omar G. Dulany 

Cooks 
Herman Mirly 
Paul Jankeje 



COMP.\NY "B," 35th INFANTRY 

1st Lieut. Charles W. Christenberry 
1st Lieut. James H. Newberry 
2nd Lieut. .Alfred A. McNamee 



James Brzostk 
Clyde Hawks 

Mechanics 
Jan Mach 
Richard L. Taylor 
Dallas C. Raasch 

Buglers 
Franciszek Czosnyka 
Frank C. Gross 

Privates — First Class 
William O. AUen 
Conley E. Alton 
David Bacher 
Joseph Ball 
Edward J. Burns 
Ignascz Butkiewicz 



Larrel M. Clapper 
Roy Cunningham 
Steve Danos 
Arthur Ellis 
Thomas Genuk 
Lawson Gilley 
John Glodek 
.\nthony Gorie 
Frank P. Hardigan 
Acue R. Higgason 
Claude C. Inman 
Tony Jodewelky 
Charles E. Lawrence 
John Liba 
Charles Loughrey 
John Marcinkowski 
Frank McGuirk 
Samuel J. Sarletto 
.\nge!o Voltarel 



1st Sergeant Hermie E. Smith 
Supply Sergeant Walter Scott 
Mess Sergeant .\rthur E. Gloor 



Branko Vujcich 
George V. Wasilus 
.\ubrey Welbom 
Frank Wesnewski 
John M. Witkoski 
Joe Zukowski 

Privates 
Dominik Anuskiewicz 
Stanley M. Baseacki 
Frank Blonak 
George T. Bradley 
John Brush 
Claude M. Campbell 
Tom Chozempa 
Clarence Cunningham 
Jesse E. Epley 
Emmett B. Frizzell 
Lyle Golden 



Frederick Greisler 
.\ndrew Gurak 
Charles B. Gursley 
Hans Hahn 
Albert J. Howard 
Burton N. Humphries 
Robt. IngersoU 
Victor Jakubovitz 
Mike Janowski 
Jacob E. Jeffers 
Carl H. Johnson 
John A. R. Johnson 
John W. Jones 
Jacob Kantor 
John Kitch 
Frank Koronowski 
Stanley Krarzewski 
Fred O. Larson 
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COMPANY "C," 35th INFANTRY 



Sergeants 
Lawrence E. Throne 
Ernest Rolleston 
Roger J. Darrow 
Robert A. Batista 
Edward A. Bidus 
Major W. Hancock 
Elisha Stacy 
Roy B. Heilman 

Corporals 
Orvalle V. McKinley 
Richard M. Phalen 
Bernard F. Luhring 
Charles Skorupa 
Bernard C. Carver 
Harry \V. Beseau 
Thomas S. Jacklin 
Wencil Krejci 
Cyril B. Caldwell 



Captain T. E. D. Hackney 

Captain Harry \'. Klug 

1st Lieut. Hugh A. Wear 

1st Lieut. Chas. P. Whiteman, Jr. 



1st Lieut. Chester M. Martin 
First Sergeant George R. Lucas 
Supply Sergeant Clarence Curnuth 
Mess Sergeant George W. Pritchett 



Earl S. Hudson 
Stewart H. Blackhall 
Claude E. Dickey 
Guy W. Klingel 
Joseph La Fleur 
Lane C. Trueblood 
Leo A. Payne 
William E. Pennington 
Ernst A. Mauser 

Cooks 
Jacob Kondly 
Mateiu I. Moreriu 
Stephen L. Spink 
Charles W. Minney 

Mechanics 
.\rmedois J. Benjamin 
Oscar W. Lay 



Robert L. Long 
James H. Randolph 

Buglers 
Ernest J. Booker 
Howard E. Lynch 

Privates — First Class 
Cranston F. Adams 
Nasel J. Baroody 
John T. Beard 
Ignacy Bohdiziewicz 
\'ictor Chubinski 
John Demchik 
Mike Dujmovic 
Noah T. Hardison 
Glenn F. Holcomb 
John Johnson 
John Kieras 



James W. Kirks 
Jozef Klis 
Aries K. Kovistra 
John W. McKee 
Stanislaw Sikorski 
Joseph Strobel 

Privates 
Martin A. Anderson 
Lloyd L. Armstrong 
Charles J. Barnhart 
Ernest Beckstrom 
Frank G. Bennett 
Frank A. Bochmann 
Ernest W. Botefur 
John D. Burks 
Walter A. Chouinard 
Fountain Christison 
Thomas Ciasnocha 
Darwin Davis 



John Detcz 
Julius Devolder 
Claude B. Edwards 
William Ehmckie 
Robert I. Fisher 
Harry J. Gabriel 
Steve Galanis 
Emilio Gallegos 
John Gavin 
Myron Gebofski 
Mathias J. Guirsch 
Carl W. Hanichen 
Parry G. Harbelis . 
Carl R. Hefftner 
Owen F. Heyden 
James L. Higginbotham 
WUUam H. Hill 
Charles L. Jordan 
Joseph Kayden 
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COMPANY "D," 35th INFANTRY 

Captain Charles L. Steel Captain Kearney Barker 1st Lieut. Thomas P. Barry 1st Lieut. Jesse F. Wentz 1st Lieut. Fred B. Nisbet 

1st Lieut Amett Norcott 1st Sergeant Harry B. Allen Mess Sergeant Alfred Woods Supply Sergeant Harrj' Lauer 



Sergeants • 

Joseph Tietelman 
Frank Underwood 
Peter Jorgensen 
Clyde Grain 
Louis Kurtz 
Clements Schwarting 
John J. Reis 
Arthur Warrgow 
Nicholas Shomin 
Rodney M. Tate 
Glenn Arthurs 

Corporals 

John V. Randies 
Frederick L. Bauldry 
Cecil M. Baucus 
Sidney G. Bartlett 
Felidan L. Schiltz 



John J. Tobin 
Charles W. Woods 
Rene DeVusser 
Dwight Gordon 
Roy A. Scott 
Carl R. Dennis 
Alexander Hochman 
Fred Knollho£f 
Thomas Besau 
George F. Shafer 
Peter Mastic 
Joseph Koski 
Mayro C. Cox 
Roman Drocz>Tiski 
George Flucus 
Arthur A. Koch 
Henry G. Jarmuth 
Pearl Morss 
Andrew J. Gillespie 



Mechanics 
Wesley T. Parson 
Fred Schumacher 
John L. Shortt 

Cooks 
Troy L. Smith 
Chester L. .\ten 
Edward M. Freburg 
John Grabarcyk 

Buglers 
Francis H. L. Sprague 
James E. Hall 

Privates — First Class 
William S. Allen 
Dimitru Bancion 
Mike Bear 
Edward J. Cuff 



Garry L. Da\n? 
.\lbert C. Domquast 
.\lex Grabow?ki 
Henry H. Kehmeier 
Richard Kistler 
Joseph Konik 
John C. Konopa 
Edward La Fave 
Walter Magill 
Walter B. JIatthes 
John M. McDermott 
William J. Jloritz 
Loui= G. MulUngs 
Fred Xeff 
Heiman Oja 
Frank Paszczak 
Wojciech Pietraszek 
Walter Sieczkowski 
John White 
Frank W. Witrv 



Privates 
Edward R. Anderson 
Stanley .■Vndruczvk 
Roy J. Beebe 
Charles E. Bennett 
Henry Biersdorf 
William H. Brigner 
Bert E. Brigham 
John Bueb 
.M\Tn S. Butler 
John W. Carlson 
William Carlon 
Mike Caylor 
Benjamin Cordova 
.Albert Dadisman 
John Dighera 
Chris Dukas 
Patrick J. Durkin 
Albert E. Elofson 

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COMPANY "F," 35th INFANTRY 



Captain Donald M. Bartow 



1st Lieut. Leo W. Glaze 



1st Sergeant Charles C. Conway 



1st Lieut. Quaite Dodson 



Sergeants 
Wilson Cower Lee R. Wallace 



Noble Deaver 
Fred J. Butler 
John Wojcik 
Kaz Skubeck 



James E. Williams 
Emory E. Snyder 
Vem Thompson 
Joseph Wallace 



Corporals 
Edward J. Gilboy 
King R. Heltsley 
Albert Petzold 
Joe A. Phillips 
Charles B. Lingenfield 



Mess Sergeant James H. Burns 

MerUn W. Snyder 
Lloyd Bealer 
Calogero Lianza 
George B. Green 
Dale C. Mead 
Paul T. Sander 



2nd Lieut. Joseph Geeraerts 



Supply Sergeant Linn R. Johnson 
Warner O. Schoyen Leslie F. Voigtmann 



Marvin B. Freeman 
William Kavech 
Albin Suchwalko 
John Purchla 
Henry A. Butler 



Zeke Pirraglio 
John Wicker 
Frank B. Irwin 

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Captain James A. Hasson 
1st Sergeant Charles L. Rodgers 



COMPANY "G," 35th INFANTRY 

1st Lieut. George P. Seneff 
Mess Sergeant Michel Murin 



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John L. Thompson 
Earl C. Criner 
Harry Tugendhaft 
Frederick C. Goodwin 
Everett Vinyard 
Edward Scheve 

Corporals 

Robin Baker 
James A. Branum 
Frank Murray 
Joseph F. Ruks 
Francis N. Ritter 
Lester N. Short 
Rudolph Chillo 
Lawrence Waugh 
Richard P. Welch 
Alpheus Sloan 
John T Myers 
John Macaloni 
Harry L. Light 
Oliver E. Martin 
Leslie W. Morrow 
George E. Prosise 
Silas C. Villines 
Garrie M. Hostetter 
Harry L. Johnson 
George Oslar 



James P. Roe 
John F. Stank 
Walter A. Moore 
Joseph G. Friedman 
William E. Murray 
Charles W. Brewer 

Mechanics 

Joseph Salumsky 
Charles A Stout 
Harry R. Jordon 
Eugene Gulick 

Cooks 

Alfred Sipe 
William Adam 
Rudolph Kosmrl 
Thomas F. Donahue 

Bugler 

Peter Daprano 

Privates — First Class 

Walter Appellof 
John E. Crape 
Frank Majka 
George R. Marichevich 
Ernest W. Moore 
Peter Niziolek 



Paul Skorkowski 
James Swerczynski 
Abie Toybin 

Privates 

Sol. Abrams 
Ernest J. Amick 
.Sigward Anderson 
Harry G. Atchison 
Peter H. Ball 
William C. Beam 
Earl L. Bennett 
Fritz C. Blei 
Lee F. Booth 
Marcus C. Bosco 
Walter L. Boyanton 
Herman Bruns 
William F. Carter 
Charlie B. Cassell 
Arnold Daugaard 
John J. Deegan 
Bradley A Diltz 
Carl H. Diltz 
Theodore J. Dreger 
Felix H. Feliszak 
John E. Freel 
Jacob L. Galer 
William E. Gimbel 
Carl A. Hendrickson 



1st Lieut. Thomas E. Martin 
Supply Sergeant Michael Baranowsky 



Harry S. Hunt 
Herman Ihous 
.\braham Jacobs 
Earnest Jackson 
Alvin Jones 
Maurice T. Kensell 
Anton F. Konopasek 
John Kopczynski 
Max Kurey 
Chailes A Leitzau 
Walter Lenda 
Tommy Lesner 
Tommy Lucas 
Archibald K. Lyttle 
Giuseppe Mariconi 
Francisco Martinez 
Max May 
William Melcher 
Floyd E. Murphy 
Ira Nelson 
George W. Norton 
James F. Ormston 
Harold B. Owen 
Polinar Pacheco 
John P Palach 
Tomasz Palacz 
John Pavelo 
Dominico Pecararo 
Stanley Piasecki 
Homer F. Plain 



James E. Porter 
Olmond L. Poutry 
Victor H. Price 
Augustin Raica 
James E. Roach 
John Rucienski 
Vivian Sanchez 
William F. H. Schieve 
Gust Schiewe 
Charles L. Scherer 
Leo L Schmidt 
Walter Short 
Charles Sligg 
Philip Smith 
Edward L Sowder 
Claude L. Spencer 
Fred Steines 
Harrv J. Stephens 
Fred'G. StoU 
John Strange 
Nicholas Stonfa 
Arthur W. Swofford 
Claus F. Trede 
Ben Udelevitz 
Carl Vanauken 
Edward T. Wade 
Julius E. Weirich 
Otto Wrede 
Stanislaw Wiswiowski 
Walter Wolntinoviez 



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COMPANY H, ;ioth INFANTRY 

Captian R. J. Marshburn 1st Lieut. O. W. Fannin 1st Lieut. D. \. Turner 1st Lieut. F. C. Horner 

1st Sergeant Charles Cummings Supply Sergeant Frank (ilonek Mess Sergeant John Randall 



Sergeants 
Umile Gencarelli 
James Prow 
Earnest Juneman 
Howard Johnson 
Louis Cais 
Peter Freyborg 
Er\'in O'Brjant 
Leon Greenberg 
James Caldwell 

Corporals 

Henrj- Bolz 
James Oliver 
Dewey Dooley 
Richard Walters 
Milford May 
James McCauIey 
James Crow 
Robert Davidson 
George Duraont 
Ben Connor 
Redgie Edwards 
Joseph V'onasek 
Harold Page 
Frank Christopher 
Stanley Findysz 
Jack Sandy 
Ray Young 



Laveme Denio 
Jeremiah Heller 
.Arthur Israel 
Edward Kennedy 
Charles Posledni 

Cooks 

Joe Ledford 
\"ernon Pinkerton 
Ed. Hodge 
Jesse Niswonger 

Buglers 

Peter Begu 
Charlie Smith 

Privates — First Class 

William .\lbers 
Mike Beader 
Stanley Bonkowski 
Nicklos Budai 
Frank Carroll 
Gura Cizmas 
John Cuplin 
Emile Dupire 
James Finney 
Hilmar Gautwick 
Harry Hoger 



George Jennings 
Rzasa John 
Richard McDonald 
-\Ibert Mueller 
-Arthur Nesvacil 
Robert Rowan 
Alfred Schultz 
James Shemwell 
George Wandelt 
Joseph Wagner 
Reider Cappelen 
Joe Semerad 

Privates 
George Abendroth 
Martin .\nderson 
Nickolas Baumhart 
Constantine Brahos 
James Bronge 
James Cahill 
Walter Carlson 
Joe Caruso 
Mathias Cayner 
Walter Corson 
Leonardo Corvello 
Herman Dems 
Raymond Douville 
George Drews 
John Evaunski 
Levi Ellison 



Abraham Finder 
Clarence Fordyce 
Stanley Frontzak 
Frank Furi 
Ignatz Gorka 
Charles Grebe 
Joseph Gudinowicz 
Frank Grzych 
Waldemar Hansen 
Henry Hefty 
John Huskowski 
Harr>' Johnson 
Edward Kolar 
George Kubis 
Eric Larson 
Joe Laurienti 
Marion Lee 
.\nko Lindemulder 
.\lphonso Lisewski 
John McCarthy 
George Miller 
Thomas Munley 
George N'arbuntas 
Andrew O'Donnell 
Roger O'Malia 
Frank Ouimette 
Stanislau Ourewicz 
Peter Ozuk 
FelLx Paszkiewicz 
George Raabe 



John Raszeja 
Hubert Reynolds 
Henr)- Roesner 
Feli.x Rozmairek 
George Santilippo 
Joseph Schneiderman 
Henry Schulze 
.Mbert Schwarer 
Benjamin Shapiro 
Henrj' Sloot 
Edward Steinbring 
Arthur Strandt 
Grover Strange 
Charles Sykes 
Barney Tatum 
Rehm Thielecke 
\'irgle Tyree 
Frank Utpadel 
Fernando \'aldez 
Fred \"egter 
Herman Will 
Henry Winkelman 
Henrj- Wyma 
Peter Zeman 
Peter Zinudski 

Mechanics 
James Rogers 
Thomas Onorato 
Marco Bradic 




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COMPANY "L," 35th INFANTRY 



Captain Lara P. Good 
Captain Rpbert C. Gregory 
1st Lieut. William H. Duncan 



1st Lieut. Allan Lucas 

1st Lieut. Jay Hays 

2nd Lieut. George H. Sharman 



Sergeants 


Felix Armijo 


Eugenio Frigo 


Leroy C. Baker 


Albert Corapton 
James I. Jones 
Judson Langston 


Robert F. Ward 


Joseph Fyalkowski 


Hyman Bernstein 




Wladyslaw Ganczak 


Harry Blackwell 


Cooks 


Hosef Gotab 


Henry Bolt 


Mack Long 
Ila A. Dossett 


Liner Gooch 


Alexander R. Hill 


Martin Borrego 


Frank Pine 


Stanislaw Huchro 


David A. Bowsher 


Louis A. Koski 


Robert F. Hanna 


Anton Jankowski 


John A. Breach 


Andrew Jaworski 


David T. Wolfgang 


Tadeusz Jezefowski 


Preston Bryan 


James E. Cox 
Joseph F. Jerabek 
Jerome L. Beatty 




Frauczik Krolikowski 


Ysabel M. Castenada 


Bugler 


James V. Malone 


Santa Ceretta 


Harry Bucks 


Mark Matyas 


Benjamin D. Churchwell 






John Meeuwis 


Daniel P. Daly 




Mechanics 


Stanley Morwicki 


Forest David 


Corporals 


William L. Smith 


Phil Moscinski 


John Dehner 


Clarence Ellis 


Robert B. Miller 


Joseph Niziolek 


Ernest M. Eastin 


Joe Dupont 


Barnard Dulka 


Wincenty Pietruszewski 


Henry F. Fippenger 


Edward Gunderson 


Sa Dutton 


Adam Politowicz 


John J. FoUender 


John Gold 




Vincenzo Rea 


Joseph B. Frederick 


Ross H. Fuquay 


Privates — First Class 


Alexander Sadejko 


Anthony J. Frey 


Louis A. Kenny 


Adolph Abramski 


Szymon Tracz 


Lindsey Gibson 


Clarence F. Rosewald 


Herbert W. Arbra 


Richard L. Travis 


Delbert Granger 


Joseph Novak 


Alfred Barsanti 


Tony Wojcik 


CharUe Hair 


John Murray 


Michel Barteszuk 




George W. Halfpeimy 


Walter A. Ottow 


Clyde Byars 


Privates 


Joseph Havel 


Cecil J. Fosburgh 


Charles Conley 




Emil F. Heinrichs 


George H. Gold 


John Demos 


Luther Averett 


Claude Helms 


August Gallagher 


WiUiam F. Dodson 


Henry Baebler 


James A. Hofif 


Charles B. Thorington 


Henry R. Eaton 


Thomas Baikie 


Albert J. Horcher 


Enoch Naukry 


Mike EUer 


Claude P. Baker 


George F. Hunt 



1st Sergeant Charles E. Jenkins 
Mess Sergeant James W. B-own 
Supply Sergeant William A. Cook 



Robert Jackson 
Bennie C. Johnson 
Gabriel Johnson 
Charlie Kirsak 
Otto F. Klockgeter 
Dominik Kochanski 
John D. Lind 
Carlos Lovato 
David W. Malin 
Diego Montanio 
Joseph R. Montgomery 
WiUiam H. Moore 
George Moser 
Carlos Perea 
Herman W. S. Robinson 
Walter H. Rolo£E 
William A. Ross 
Richard Runge 
Victor A. Sanchez 
Harry Shoemaker 
Herman Simon 
Pete Stelleveara 
Leo A. Sullivan 
John W. Summer 
Thomas E. Vaughan 
Joseph Watt 
Jason L. Wilson 
Joseph Zuazry 
Andy Zvijak 




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COMPANY "M," 35th IXFAXTRV 



Captain Thomas H. Scott 
1st Lieut. Thomas B. Steel 
1st Lieut. Hugh M. Evans 



1st Lieut. Zigmunt Yesson 
1st Lieut. John R. Phelan 
2nd Lieut. Herbert B. Williams 



1st Sergeant Bert Plummer 
Supply Sergeant Alexander Reguly 
Mess Sergeant Daniel Foley 



Sergeants 
Joseph M. Connaughton 
Delphis Berard 
Caleb G. Bloomfield 
Elmer Cox 
^'incent A. Rvan 
HaUet M. Whelan 
Bruce M. Nichols 
Harry R. Wilson 
Ray Gilbert 
Joseph Constany 
Lealon L. Winscoff 
James E. Freeman 

Corporals 
Charles F. Andris 
William Virden 
Lawrence Minor 
Rudolph A. Brummond 
Dorance L. Armstrong 
Clay Burruss 
Robert E. Wilson 
Robert E. N. Jensen 
Alex, .\nderson 
Willie King 
Grover Lomax 
Asa V. Backus 
WilUam H. Nirschl 
Cecil D. Smith 



Edward Murphy 
Homer E. Makinson 
George Ondrus 
Grover J. Kenney 
John C. Heffeman 
Roland C. Byrum 
George E. Bush 
Robert E. Lauman 
Eugene G. Heller 
Forrest G. Knee 
Samuel H. Goiter 
Jens K. Jensen 
John B. Jungblut 
.\1 A. Otto 
George Wieland 
Philip H. Young 
Arthur G. Pahike 

Cooks 
Edward M. Bienvenu 
Otis R. Clark 
Alton D. Ashley 
August Kerl 

Mechanics 
Stanley A. Petzold 
Joseph Kepka 
Paul Mison 
Hugo Schuknecht 



Bugler — First Class 
Mike Pawlowski 

Bugler 
Charles D. Firebaugh 

Privates — First Class 
Basil C. Cannon 
Charley M. Cook 
Adolph P. Depke 
William M. Even 
Frank J. Howard 
Walentz Klonica 
Mike Letasi 
James H. Lewis 
Joe Marta 

Guiseppenicolo Mezzacappo 
John L. Munn 
Welby C. Murry 
George W. Rawlinson 
Alexander Taylor 
.\lbert S. Thomas 
Achiel J. Van Ootegham 
Merrideth O. Weikle 
Lennie W. Whitcomb 
John Yurask 

Privates 
Harry L. Anderson 
Robert E. .\ndruss 



John E. Blaszczak 
Frank S. Cer\'enka 
Joseph Ciapolo 
Bram S. Clark 
WilUam Clark 
\'an Cline 
Harry L. Cooper 
Harry Craig 
George B. Cross 
John Cvetkovich 
Wasyl Doman 
Herbert C. J. Edney 
John J. Elwart 
Gustave C. Enberg 
Albert H. Fortier 
Henr>- M. Fortier 
Hugh T. Garrison 
Charles Geisel 
Frank Gratke 
Bernard F. Groth 
Henry J. Hartkopf 
Witold JaroszyTiski 
Mahlon F. Jones 
Jacob J. Kackert, Jr. 
George H. Kaiser 
Harry N. Katsan 
William E. Keegan 
Dan Kelley 
.\ugust W. Klevesahl 



Henry A. Knutzen 
Frank Krent 
Joseph Kryml 
Joseph Laskowski 
William Leverentz 
Kazmir Monusko 
Frank .\. Muza 
Harry Nathan 
Paul Nortadian 
Frederick Nottoli 
Joseph J. Novak 
William Poltrock 
Edmund O. A. Rask 
Otto F. Rose 
.■\rnold Schlachter 
.Arthur J. Smith 
Joseph A. Specht 
Wilbur J. Speidel 
Albert Stetka 
Wilfred H. Stiegemeier 
James J. Sullivan 
Stanley Szymanski 
Robert Taylor 
Bert N. Tintner 
Joseph F. Totzke 
Dewey VoUmar 
Larence Wabia 
Edward A. Weinand 
Hushel A. Wilson 




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MEDICAL DETACHMENT, 3.5th INFANTRY 



Captain George G. Fitz 1st Lieut. Roy W. Quick 

Captain Arthur C. Rhine 1st Lieut. Bascon Lynn 

First Class Sergeant Alvah Buhl 



Sergeants 

William G. Elkins 
James A. Hamilton 
Thomas J. Malloy 



Privates — First Class 

William J. Anderson 
Albert B. Cain 
George O. Gamer 
Louis E. Hitt 
Henry H. Landman 



Privates 
Helge G. Arvidson 
Hugh C. Bowdon 
Paul P. Clegg 
Clinton Daville 
Jacob D. Holt (Att.) 
Jack Martin 
James W. Nance 
Robert O. Steen 
Fred J. Steiger 
Lyle Tarpley 
Alonzo C. L. Weitzel 
Benjamin T. Wells 
Robert A. Wright 



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EIGHTY- SIXTH INFANTRY 

A Regiment of Spirit and a Record of Achievement 



ONE thinks of the history of a regiment in terms of a 
record of facts and traditions to which it becomes 
an heir through the years of a long and active past. 
Such a record is both realistic and imaginative: realistic to 
the extent of the actual engagements of the regiment in 
line of military duty; imaginative to the extent of some 
warrior's fancies with which he clothes the accounts of 
the activities of his regiment as he proudly relates them. 
The history of the younger regiments which had their birth 
from the imperative necessity of the hour just past is not 
adorned with such traditions. However, theirs is no less 
a record of achievement characterized by the spirit and 
morale of true soldierly conduct and attainment. Such 
is the record we claim. 

The initiatory organization of the regiment took place 
at Camp Travis, with Lieut.-Col. John V. Spring, Jr., in 
command. Colonel Spring came to us from the cavalry. 
His first military service was with the Coast Artillery 
Corps which he entered in 1902. In this branch of the 
service he served for a year with the Army of Occupation 
in Cuba. From the artillery he went to the Seventh 
Cavalry with which he saw twelve years service, six years 
of which was TOth his organization in the Philippine 
Islands. He went to France in October, 1917, with the 
Third Cavalry. After ten months of active service in 
France, he was ordered to the Eighteenth Division at 
Camp Travis where he took command of the Eighty-sixth 
Infantry on August 31, 1918. 

In the process of our growth, we were subjected to read- 
justments which were disconcerting in the extreme. But 
everyone accepted the readjustments as a matter of course 
in military routine and refused to slacken in the work of 
training. So intensive was the training and so thorough 
was the instruction given during this period, that just 
three weeks after its primal organization the regiment was 
commended by the Commanding General of the camp as 
making the best showing of any which passed before him in 
the first divisional review held by the Eighteenth Division. 

Very soon after this review. Col. Robert H. Sillman 
took command of the regiment. Colonel Sillman was 
born in New York City, May 9, 1862. He began his 
miUtary career on February 28, 1879, as a volimteer in the 
Thirteenth Infantry, National Guard of New York. 
Within this period of service, he received instruction at the 
United States Military Academy at West Point. Upon 
his separation from the service of the New York National 
Guard, he enlisted in the National Guard of Michigan 
where he served from 1889 to 1898 with high rank on the 
staffs of Generals Hawley and Lyons, General Robinson, 
and Governor Rich. On May 30, 1898, he enUsted in the 
Astor Battery, with which unit he went to the Philippine 
Islands, where he saw active service. In the engagement 
before Manila on August 13, 1898, he was wounded. Of 
this event the ofScial records give this testimony: "Sergt. 
R. H. Sillman, Astor Battery, who was shot in the knee 
while gallantly taking part in a charge having been called 
for by the brigadier general commanding, is recommended 



for a Medal of Honor for distinguished gallantry in the 
combat of Singalong, as described by his battery com- 
mander." After being mustered out of this service, he 
was commissioned second lieutenant in the Twenty-sixth 
U. S. Volunteer Infantry and continued his service in the 
Philippines for three years. Within this time he organ- 
ized and commanded the Visayan Scouts in Panay Island. 
In 1901 he was mustered out of the volunteers and com- 
missioned first lieutenant of infantry in the U. S. Army. 
In this branch of the service, he has received his successive 
promotions and has seen special service in these several 
capacities: acting military attache, Peking, China; Intel- 
ligence Office, Southern Department; Inspector Instructor 
National Guard, Twelfth Provisional Division; member of 
General Staff at Washington to which he was detailed on 
March 21, 1918. While he was on this duty, he received 
his appointment as colonel of infantry. On September 7, 
1918, he was relieved from duty with the General Stafif 
and assigned to his present command. 

We were delighted to find in our new leader a man of 
varied tastes. While he was firm in having the program 
of intensive training strictly compUed with he was de- 
termined that the routine of drill should not dull the spirit 
of the men. To this end he did not allow the athletic 
side of the military program to be neglected. Such was 
the interest shown in athletics, that in a short time a regi- 
mental field meet was arranged. This was the first 
regimental meet held in the division. To add to the 
interest, each company of the regiment was asked to stage 
some special stunt. At the remembrance of some of these, 
who would not smile! The Bolsheviki and Czecho- 
slovaks, flying their gaudy colors and brandishing their 
formidable weapons of the domestic type, passed in review 
before their brilliant leaders, and were afterward brought 
to a clash in a heated pitched battle which resulted in the 
complete overthrow of the Bolsheviki. The first meet 
aroused an interest in athletics which was maintained. 
When the eleven was selected to represent the division on 
the gridiron, our regiment had the honor of furnishing 
three men to the team, namely, Sergeant Lamb and 
Corporal Tally, of Headquarters Company, and Private 
Burbaker, of "A" Company. 

We came together as an ofi^ering to the cause of Liberty 
in the earth; we shall return rejoicing in its triumph. We 
came flushed with the hope of seeing active service in the 
struggle; as that was not ours to claim, we shall waive the 
disappointment and return glad of the little we have given. 
We feel with General Leonard Wood that: "One who has 
willingly and loyally responded to the call to arms, and 
who has put his best efforts, mental and physical, into the 
training, and performed all military duties required of 
him to the best of his ability, standing ready always to 
make the supreme sacrifice of his life, if need be, has done 
all that a good soldier and citizen could do to insure the 
successful prosecution of the war." In such a spirit we 
take our leave ready to return to the colors of our country 
in any hour of her need. 



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Major John Keliher 
Major Guy C. Fenner 
Major Henry L. Baker 
2nd Lieut. Richard E. Bradley 



COLONEL SILLMAN AND STAFF, SCth L\F. 

Left to right: 

1st Lieut. Ralph H. Homan 
Major Henry V. de Hority 
Colonel Robert H. Sillman 
Capt. Harry G. Martin 
Capt. Alvin C. Hope 



1st Lieut. Charles R. Gress 
Chaplain Acker C. Miller 
1st Lieut. Robert H. Feltner 
1st Lieut. William E. Heaton 



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HEADQUARTERS COMPANY, 86th INFANTRY 



1st Lieut. Caspar R. Crim 
1st Lieut. Clinton L. LeRoy 
1st Lieut. James C. Fitzpatrick 
Regimental Sergeant Major Chas. A. Davis 
Regimental Sergeant Major Chas. C. Cannon 



.Sergeants 

Ransom R. Kennicolt 
Elmer F. Schoner 
Geo. R. Barger 
Herschel B. Brown 
Otto Celestino 
Elmer Christofferson 
Melvin M. Currier 
Lewis A. Hawkins 
Robt. E. Hawkins 
Estes Lamb 
Pearl .\. Scott 
Sidnc\' W. Taprcll 
Jas. V. Tysl 

Corporals 

Fred R. .\chor 

Sam H. Benton (Mail) 

Chancy E. Berry 

Ira V.Blue 

Arthur C. Brash (Mail) 

Jas. S. Brown 

Madison Bullock 

Mack B. Carwile 

Wilbur C. Clough 



Jay E. Conklin 
Chas. E. Corbin 
Jens. L. Damgaard 
Allen E. Dunster 
AUie Gardner 
Wra. E. Gobleman 
Geo. .'\. Hawkins 
Gregor Hegler 
Geo. Ingles 
Horace E. Johnson 
Chas. Kolesiak 
Frederick C. Krueger 
Seth W. Lauchner 
John E. Mciscnheldcr 
Irvin H. Monroe 
Harold B. McKinncy 
Marvin F. Nichols 
Wm. Schumann 
Alvy Talley 
MeHton Trujillo 
Wm. A. Tucker 
Russell D. Turner 
Lawrence E. Winters 

Mechanics 
Chas. T. .\nderson 



Regimental Sergeant Major Fred C. Kuehl 
Battalion Sergeant Major Tiedmont G. Bell 
BattaUon Sergeant Major Robt. C. Lehman 
Battalion Sergeant Major Ray W. Veale 
Color Sergeant .\lbert R. Eckhardt 
Color Sergeant Peter M. Joze 



1st Sergeant Fred .A. Merrill 
Supply Sergeant J>ouis .\. Raeke 
Stable .Sergeant Paul B. Aregood 
Orderly Sergeant Ewing C. Brinkley 
Mail Sergeant Geo. E. Bucks 



Harry L. Holland 
Jerry C. Moon 

Horseshoer 
Geo. Schmidt 

Privates — First Class 
Harve L. Beach 
Edwin A. Benedict 
.Arthur E. Blancy 
Michael J. Brennan 
Charlie T. Brown 
Ralph R. Courtright 
Phillip Daley 
John .V. Darnofall 
Lcons O. Downs 
John Drenseck 
Christian P. Ebersole 
Chas. Fay 
Paul F. Frost 
Emery Gardner 
Perry C. Gray 
John L. Grimes 
Patrick Hnrty 
Robt. C. Horton 
Glenn C. Jones 
Harold H. K raver 



Walter B. Locke 
Edward Melsh 
John R. Miller 
John E. Moore 
Wm. L. Nelson 
Arthur C. Nord 
.Albert J. Obertheim 
Thos. C. Owen 
Edward O. Pulliam 
William Ray 
Hugh D. Record 
lirnest A. Sams 
David J. Shay 
Lawrence C. Sheffield 
Elmer Slice 
.Ansel H. Strait 
Leonard C. Sullivan 
Geo. Tanasku 
Jas. C. Wall 
Lawrence A. Warriner 

Privates 
Chas. Ackerson 
Wendell H. Brickert 
Joseph Bruck 
Re.x Bruebaker 
Earl Brvan 



Temple Carlton 
John E. Cason 
Constant Cheney 
James W. Colby 
Clarence N. Cole 
Wm. N. Cole 
Earl D. Cooley 
John Costello 
Thos. J. Cowan 
Ethra Curtis 
Chas. J. Davis 
Wells F. Derringlon 
Harold Dybwad 
Clarence C. Eddleman 
Virgil L. Finch 
John W. Gleaves 
Wm. A. Gowd}- 
Glenn Harrison 
.Arthur L. Hearing 
Frank W. King 
Cecil V. Kishpaugli 
Isador H. Levinthal 
Chester I. Little- 
.Anton Lowak 
John W. Mathieson 
Aug. G. Meyer 
.Arthur C. Minor 



Frank Mohel 
Earl W. Morrill 
Richard Murphy 
Chas. Myers 
Thos. L. McDonald 
Carroll E. Neve 
Jas. R. Pardonner 
Arthur Peachey 
Bruno Pfullman 
Wm. F. Ponder 
General W. Pound 
Cecilio Ramirez 
Clyde O. Richards 
Donald Roberts 
Harold R. Seibert 
David H. Smith 
John D. Stachura 
Clivey H. Sullivan 
Carl H. Tapp 
Jas. C. Taylor 
John H. R. Taylor 
Walter B. Teleck 
Herman L. Wendt 
John B. Whitney 
Cecil C. Williams 
Frank E. Wolfe 
John W. Gamble 




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MACHINE GUN COMPANY, S6th INFANTRY 



Cs 


tptain Thomas L. McCarthy 


1st Lieut. George X. Rucker 




Sergeants 


Sigur H. Hilleboe 


Harry Boswoith 


Henry .-X. Sanders 


Leslie H. Bowling 


Alex. Jarocki 


John Campion 


Edmond R. Smith 


Otto F. Seiford 


Thomas Pearse 


John Cesmovar 


Joseph J. Splitt 


John H. Colev 


Paul J. Ryan 


Max C. Freeman 


William Unger 


Patrick Costello 


Charles L. Sumnei 


Edward C. Fuller 


Hubert J. Varner 


Orin H. Richardson 




Leonard M. Hudson 


Walter S. Williams 


Lonnie C. Williamson 


Privates 


Henry G. Martens 


Emmit W. Winn 




Henry J. Albers 


Charlie C. Moore 


David N'i.xon 


Corporals 


Guy Bearden 


John Pazen 




Jack Gnody 


Clarence A. Beatty 


Ludolph Radick 





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SUPPLY COMPANY, 86th INFANTRY 



Regimental Supply Sergeants 
Hugh Barker 
Gordon Brewer 
Landrum B. Harrill 

1st Sergeant 
Kenneth E. LaSaliniere 

Stable Sergeant 
Raney Lykins 

Wagon Master Sergeant 
Claude R. Grammer 

Supply Sergeants 
George Burgart 
Henry E. Rohde 

Sergeant 
Thomas L. McClanahan 

Company Supply Sergeant 
Mario G. Tonini 



Corporals 
Vivian L. Connor 
Robert L. Cunningham 
Earl R. O'Donnell 
Jesse B. McCumber 

Corporal (Ord.) 
William M. Paris 

Mechanics 
Wilbur R. Roberts 
Otto Ernst 
Roy A. Hickcox 

Cooks 
Mathew J. Casper 
John J. Rossetto 
James WilUams 

Horseshoers 
Ales J. Kautto 
Lewis Miller 



Charles E. Robinson 

Wagoners 

Sam L. Baker 
John D. Beach 
Lawrence Boles 
Willie N. Cargill 
George R. Chalmers 
Charles E. Fobare 
George Harp 
Leiand A. Hibschman 
John I. Jackson 
Cecil W. Jones 
Henry Kraai 
Alva E. Lowrj' 
Arthur P. Mashbum 
John R. McCollum 
Thos. E. O'Shaughnessy 
Harry E. Pierson 
Luther L. Pitts 



Vandiver C. Porter 
William M. Thomas 
James G. Thornton 
Eddie Wilson 

Saddler 
Otto Pruesky 

Privates — First Class 
Clyde C. Bender 
Stanley Berzinski 
Thomas Gaynor 
Roy T. Gower 
Emil H. Langer 
.\l\-in H. Peters 
Dave Goosby 

Privates 
James P. Ainsworth 

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COMPANY "A," 86th INFANTRY 

Captain George Eichelmann 

1st Lieut. Walter S. Black 1st Lieut. Mitchell Jenkins 2nd Lieut. Ernest E. Applegate 

1st Sergeant William F. Cunningham Supply Sergeant Fred Hackendorf 



Sergeants 

John Boluch 
David A. Hil. 
Albe'-t Kizlei 
Theodore A. Olson 
Harry M. Pownall 

Corporals 

Edmund R. Brown 
Amalio Perotto 
Lenton L. Potts 
Jame.« E. Davis 
Thomas W. Jones 
John O. Lundry 
Edward D. Wright 
George F. Dye 
John E Mielke 
Emanujl E. Clark 
Roy O. Mees 
Fred J. Middie 
Fred S. I.ytle 
Thomas W. Thompson 



Mechanics 
Earl Swah 
Louis Linberg 

Bugler 

William S. Robhins 

Privates — First Class 

Minat V. Burnett 
John Hacay 
Edward Kozica 
Louis T. Ryan 
Joseph Ronkey 
Walter Sebaugh 

Privates 

John S. Ammons 
Charles C. Bogel 
Arthur R. Boland 
Joe Baratta 
Charlie Bass 
Robert Q. Baugh 
Louis Bosse 



Charles Brown 
Ronie L. Buchanan 
Alver M. Chadwick 
Henry A. Cooper 
Audie W. Connell 
Claud G. Collier 
William B. Davis 
Houston Desmond 
Robert G. DeBorde 
Bethel Deskin 
John R. Devaney 
Nathan Dow 
Milton H. Epstein 
Ysabel Esquibcl 
Vick Fagnani 
Clyde M Fenton 
Thomas F. Franklin 
Erwin H. Gold 
Herman C. Goldberg 
Herman J Gombert 
Heber Golden 
Otto C. Grebe 
Christobal Gutierrez 
Felis Gutierrez 



Ellis Hargrove 
Lloyd E. Harper 
Willie Hoefelmeyer 
John M. Hood 
Robert A. Holden 
William Holden 
Eddie H. Hopman 
Aloys J. Hellman 
Lawrence V. Kallus 
Edwin J. Kieffer 
Harry A. Kunz 
Tom Lawson 
Vernan A. Lester 
Arthur Lofland 
Joshua Lo,.5an 
Christobal Longoria 
Nathaniel McDaniel 
Arthur B. Manning 
Steve Mantey 
Horace J. Marler 
Robert M. Mason 
Wellington F. Martin 
Charlie Meleton 
Vincent Mazzoni 



Robert J. Means 
Arthur H. Meyer 
Logan Nelson 
Jasper Nickelbur 
Harry M. O'Donnell 
Howard J. Pendieton 
WiUie G. Pennington 
John C. Pitts 
Bruce W. Price 
Olin W. Richards 
Stephen W. Richard 
Fritz Richter 
Charlie Rosenbaum 
Jce P. Schindler 
Louis Slay 
Philip E. Stevens 
Thomas E. Tindall 
Frank Travaglini 
Oscar J. Wartenbach 
Earnest Wengenroth 
Edda Well man 
Kurt Wilde 
William F. Williams 
James M. Young 




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Captain Ludie R 


. Barker 


Captain Cecil R. 


Boman 


1st Lieut. Jeron ( 


2. Stoddard 


Sergeants 


Mechanics 


Charles R. Farrell 


William J. Stieg 


Clyde A. Hawkins 


George T. Linegar 


J. H. English 
Earl D. Warren 


Privates — First Class 




Joseph L. Baane 


Corporals 


William Fredericksen 




Dwight Horney 


Christie H. Hough 


John M. Michaud 


Everett Ely 


Paul E. Youberg 


John Chanka 




Fred W. Snow- 


Privates 


Warren D. Hanscom 


Alford C. Beard 


Nickolas Despoto 


Dean Bearden 


James R. Boyd 


Horace G. Bennett 


William J. Hastings 


Frank J. Bentley 


Walter J. Tracy 


Andrew T. Berry 


Edward W. H. Abraham 


Edward H. Bradford 




George H. W. Britton 


Cook 


Claude Brockman 




Edgar C. Brown 


Bruce L. Hav 


Charles A. Bulin 



COxMPANY -'B," 86th INFANTRY 

1st Lieut. Earl W. Bratton 
2nd Lieut. Michael Connelly 
1st Sergeant Harrison H. Pool 



Mess Sergeant Peter Rekosky 
Supply Sergeant Cecil C. King 



Robert D. Burns 
Willie Burrough 
James B. Bush 
Joseph C. Caddell 
James D. Camp 
Xicasio Castillo 
Henrv S. Chambers 
Erdie" H. Clark 
Richard A. Crum 
George R. Davis 
Joe Davis 
Lee W. Denman 
Gu>- W. Dillehay 
John Evenson 
Jess Halbert 
Thomas J. Harris 
Albert J. Hector 
Wiley H. Hendricks 
Tommie L. Herrington 
Clarence E. Higgs 
Roy E. Hinton 
Minor M. Hittson 
Willie F. Hons 



Ben Hubr 
Edwin Immel 
Frank Jarrett 
Earl E. Kelly 
Daniel S. Lansdon 
Leonard Lewis 
Claude E. Lovorn 
Russell R. Mahavier 
Henry S. McWhorter 
Paul H. Meissner 
Albert M. Melin 
Marvin P. Miller 
John E. Minter 
Ransy O. Minton 
Joseph J. Mitchell 
.Arnie E. Mullins 
Gerhardt Nelson 
George F. Norris 
Lester R. Norris 
Ravmond S. Norris 
Albert O'Hara 
William B. O'Harrow 
Henry P. Phipps 



Joseph G. Putman 
Meyer Rabinovitz 
Jessie Rawls 
Carl E. Richards 
Charlie Rowell 
Benjamin G. Ruiz 
Elzie Saunders 
Clarence R. Schetterley 
Henry J. Schirmer 
Henry Schubert, Jr. 
Benjamin F. Selvage 
Turner E. Shaver 
William A. Smith 
James W. Spann 
Dale Standifer 
Eugene W. Stark, Jr. 
William B. Stockton 
F.arl H. Swan 
James E. Tarpley 
Jim Tems 

Marshall M. S. Toler 
Willie E. Walker 
John B. Young 




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COMPANY "C," 86th INFANTRY 
Captain Edwin N. Stanley Captain C. E. Matt Dahlgreen 

1st Lieut. Fdward T. Bagaley 1st Lieut. Beehe W. Yeager 2nd Lieut. Joe McDonald 

1st Sergeant Barthnlomcw S. Cusic Supply Sergeant Charles E. Ellis 



Sergeants 
Guy O. Lockwood 
Patrick F. Condon 
Wade H. Furrow 
Harold J. Boulton 
Gradv S. Cheek 
Harold C. Reese 

Corporals 
Martin L. Tanner 
Paul G. Raasch 
Humbert O. Nellie 
Orval F. Litherland 
Delmire Hart 
Leo Kolodzaike 

Cooks 
John B. Gore 
George T. George 



George Jaeckel 
James R. Price 

Bugler 
Edwin R Freehner 

Mechanics 
Louis E Hogan 
Anslem Isakson 

Privates — First Cla's 
Benjamin L. Hariis 
William C. R. Heckner 
Garland H. Henderson 
Samuel L. Howard 
John Jandecka 
John Klikunas 
Lester H. Lamore 
Mike Lapuch 



Lyman P. Mittlesteadt 
Tohn Noyes 
Grover C. Porter 

Privates 
Benjamin F Adams 
Feline A Aragon 
Felibtrto Armiyo 
WiMiam H. Benedix 
Fred G. Beshell 
Sylvester P. Bock 
Raymond C. Boysen 
George Bradley 
C. H. Bronn 
Rufus B. Brown 
Graden Bryant 
Edgar Burns 
Robert D. Burroughs 
Samuel .\. Bu.sh 



Carroll E. Butler 
Jesse S. Butler 
Val J. Caruth 
Lem F^akin 
Edwin R. EUebraught 
Cliarlie Engelage 
Louis H. Fisher 
Wesley J. Geistweidt 
George E. Gcsche 
Frank W. Gray 
Rock E. Greapleaf 
George Haler 
James M. Hawkins 
Charlie Henske. Jr. 
Fritz A. Jan'sen 
Guy H. Jenkins 
George A. Jensen 
Ven M. Jones 
Elbert W. Jordan 



Mike L. Kubiak 
Robert L. Lingo 
Sillano Lopez 
.\dt)lph H. Maeker 
Sam J. Martin 
Edgar Moses 
Edward Murphy 
Louis Muto 
Eli W. McDonald 
Homer McMichacl 
Joe C. Neilon 
Carl V. Nordqulst 
Jose M. Olivarez 
Fred C. Paris 
David A. Perdue 
Henry W. Petering 
Thomas J. L. Ray 
Morgan V. Reed 
Fred B. Sartain 



Fredwick W. Schramm 
Willie E. Schulenberg 
Elbert T. Shotwell 
John W. Sims 
Willie C. Smith 
Louis R. Storey 
Lewis Stuckey 
Frank Thompson 
Pum Roy Thompson 
James E. Thornhill 
Erwin W. Tidwell 
Thomas G. Veitch 
Frank H. Waherenberg 
Benjamin T. Walker 
Charles F. Warling 
Wallace E Warren 
Clyde C. Wilson 




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COMPANY "E,'" 86th INF. WIRY 

Captain Percy G. Caldwell 

1st Lieut. Francis M. Charev 1st Lieut. Leonard A. Wilson 2d Lieut. Edward J. PoUik 

1st Sergeant Harold S. Twiss Supply Sergeant Win C. Gumme 



Sergeants 
Raymond A. Stephens 
George D. Corey 
Arthur Lauer 
Leonard B. Banks 
Alfred H. Linder 
Walter C. Heins 

Corporals 
Ray Hamilton 
Willie D. Lee 
Augustine Mach 
John H. Warner, Jr. 
Robert C. Nowy 
Harry Veach 
Edwin W. Grimes 

Mechanics 
Athos Call 
Louis Herb 



Buglers — First Class 

Jos Biondi 
George Cross 

Privates — First Class 
Henry Allegretti 
Walter Sitarz 
Earnest Querl 
C'arence Bailey 
Frederick Bickel 
Lloyd F. Rogers 
Paul Garlisch 
Coin T. Peago 
Ernest J. Savant 
Arthur Thigpin 
Casper Reiff 
Joseph Wallace 



Caivin R. Bradburry 
Jesus Maldonado 
Chas. H. TomUnson 
Wm. M. Antilley 
John Dulock 
Wm. D Harvison 
Bunyon Cooper 

Privates 
Dudley Alton 
Wm. H. Armstrong 
Thomas O Baker 
Henry M. Bprrett 
Earl Blaif 

Emmitt E. Bowerman 
Emil Braun 
Mayron M. Cook 
Juan B Garcia 



Car! Gordon 
Robert P. Grigg= 
Edward M. Heidom 
Thomas B. Hall 
Adolph G. Hanusch 
Henry C. Jones 
Clarence Kinzer 
John A. Kuehl 
Daniel Lantrip 
Arthur Lenz 
Rutillic Leyva 
Guy H. Morrison 
Vince Navara 
Elbert Morris 
Arthur Pritchett 
Thurman Petty 
Ed. E. Robbin? 



Joe Schulak 
Gustave A. Srhulze 
O'lie A. Sides 
Tom T. Stark 
Edward M. Simmons 
Dee M. Sanders 
George C. Strong 
Oscar Ulrich 
Harmon T. Wingfield 
Aldredge T. Ward 
John Walla 
George T. Wright 
Cleaber S. Warren 
Joseph J Zelinski 




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COMPANY "G," 86th INFANTRY 



1st Lieut. Winfrey G. Nathan 



Captain John H. White 
2nd Lieut, .\rthur R. Spann 1st Sergeant Joe A. Williams 



Supply Sergeant Tom J. Nowicki 



Sergeants 
Charles F. McManamin 
Reymond E. Leonard 
Erwin G. Fluty 
Joseph C. White 
Edward Merganthaler 
Andrew C. Wozniak 
Otto Ohlrich 
Marvin Wright 

Corporals 

Errol P. Johnson 
Raymond A. Wheeler 
Victor Niemi 
Clarence R. McCoy 
Carl A. Fowler 
Wincenty Zielinski 
William C. Kleine 
Harold C. Rippy 
Ignatz J. Sorgmann 
George J. Novak 

Mechanics 

Martin O. Wagenbach 
Charles H. Waller 

Buglers 

Virgil J. Clanton 
Louis Grossman 



Privates — First Class 
Elmer W. Boettcher 
Jan Dzieciol 
John Evans 
Oscar George 
Thomas Gordon 
Josef Gorka 
Roy R. Grant 
George W. Hemmingway 
John H. HiU 
Troy M. Hodges 
Robbie C. Knight 
John Majetic 
Floyd Payne 
Mark Milasinovich 
Paul Selaya 
Frank Waraszcynski 
Harrison W. Welty 

Privates 
Marcus M. Abma 
Kersey D. Alexander 
Thee L. Arwood 
Rufus W. Ballenger 
John W. Bird 
Chelby C. Brown 
Jesse C. Brownwell 
Willie E. Burleson 
.\lbert L. Busby 
James L. Cade 



Clarence P. Campbell 
John H. Canary 
David C. Carter 
Castullo Castellano 
Willie S. Chapman 
JIanuel Cherry 
Rutledge B. Childress 
Pinkney A. Conn 
John C. Cook 
Silas Cooper 
Dolar H. Coulson 
Jack G. Cude 
Charlie E. Culver 
Claud B. Cunningham 
James A. Davidson 
Louis Dressier 
Lewis H. Drum 
Hugh L. Dighton 
Charles F. Dissler 
William H. EUett 
Harry J. Engelke 
Archie P. Fitzgerald 
Tony Floca 
William R. Ford 
John H. Franklin 
Corbit Gravitt 
Henry E. Grove 
Charles G. Grumbles 
Thomas O. Hamilton 
William J. Hathcoat 



R. D. Hatten 
Ernest Hayes 
Jesse P. Hileman 
William C. Holden 
Conrad E. Johnson 
Jesse L. Johnson 
Bronislaw Kaczinski 
Karel Kaluza 
Emsley Kinnon 
William C. Kocian 
John L. Leeper 
Lawrence M. Maupin 
William E. Marberry 
Farris E. Moore 
James R. Murrell 
Everett L. Parker 
John H. Pinson 
James W. Pratt 
Herman Park 
Floyd Ramos 
John P. Riley 
Joseph L. Russell 
Icem Ryals 
Herman J. Scherer 
Chappel C. Sewell 
Everett B. Shaw 
Walter E. Shoemaker 
James F. Shields 
William B. Short 



Vertice F. Smith 
Arthur G. Snelgrove 
John T. Still 
Lewis W. Stegmiller 
James B. Stovall 
Danis P. Stowe 
Alvin E. Swenson 
Edgar B. Taylor 
Fred O. Thames 
Carles Thomas 
James P. Thomas 
Jim I. Thomas 
Wesley L. Thompson 
Gustav A. Toepfer 
Roy L. Tucker 
Isaac R. Turner 
Joe Ullman 
Reyes Vera Cruz 
Charlie D. Walls 
Carrus S. Ward 
John R. Wheeler 
Howell M. White 
Clifton Whitton 
Willie L. Wilson 
Wesley B. Withrow 
Thomas M. Wolverton 
Jack Wood 
Alvin A. Yeager 
Charlie J. Zost 




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COMPANY "I," 86th INFANTRY 



Captain Herbert N. Eadon 

2nd Lieut. Leonard B. Berkbigler 



1st Lieut. John C. Heidenreich 
1st Sergeant Ebb Wood 



1st Lieut. Glenn P. Gardner 
Supply Sergeant Richard C. Ormsby 



Sergeants 

William O. Kimsey 
William Hoflman 
WendeU P. Kline 
Jay Hamilton 
Franklin P. Childers 
Joe Vitale 

Corporals 

Edward Moran 
Ernest H. Beinke 
Ernest Kirklin 
John Cihak 

Cooks 
August Raes 
Harrison H. Moulton 

Mechanics 
Fra.nk Dixon 
Stephen B Whitley 



Privates — First Class 
Joseph Costello 
Claience F. Hyatt 
Ernest W. Kimble 
James W. Moore 
Joe H. Will'ams 

Privates 
Charlie Benoskia 
Middy P. Bingham 
Odell J. Brown 
William F. Bryan 
Harry W Buck 
Martin K. Cassel 
Grover H. Clay 
Grady H. Crank 
William P. Collins 
Orris H CundiEf 
Benjamin Cummings 
Sidney L. Curtis 
Elmer R. Dame 



Charlie N. Derrick 
Floyd L. Dotson 
Harm C. Donehoo 
Cecil C. Easley 
William H Eastcrling 
Clyde H. Ellison 
Wendell F. Ellsworth 
Amado Everett 
Willie A. Franklin 
Alexander Glendenning 
Grady L, Grandstaff 
James S. Harvey 
John R. Harvey 
Thomas A. Hendrix 
Adolphus Hurbough 
John H. Jack.«on 
Jesse B. Kittron 
Stephen Kleehammer 
John Krianiak 
Marion L^ftin 
James Low 



Benjamin Loustaunau 
CliEEord O. Marler 
George Miles 
Floyd J. Moseley 
Volney C. Norris 
William B. Parrish 
William I. Parks 
Harm F. Phillips 
Wiley J. Pike 
Clodioue A. Powell 
Louis P. Read 
Cloy Rrid 
Albert Richardson 
Clarence T. Robinett 
Will Rodgers 
Merritt B. Seelye 
Btrt Shambles 
John H. Spivey 
Paul Villerreal 
Claud L Ward . 
Travis B. Wilkins 




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COMPANY "K," 86th INFANTRY 

Captain Thomas E. Lipscomb 

1st Lieut. Thomas K. Creson 1st Lieut. Walter \\. Calkins 2nd Lieut, .\lbert H. Stelzner 

1st Sergeant .\nton Jonke Supply Sergeant Grover C. Moss 



Sergeants 

Walter Fleszar 
James D. Harry 
John E. McCreary 
OUie Moore 



Corporals 

Edd N. Rednour 
Ralph Tank 
Lloyd H. Wormley 
Thomas F. Loyd 
Merv'en Roberson 
Neil Farren 
Alva O. Hall 
Joseph P. Holloman 
Wilhelm Jensen 
George C. Kline 
Napoleon T. Pa\-ment 
Blake B. Riley ' 
Ross R. Truesdale 



Mechanic 

Pater Butenas 

Bugler 

Andrew Chachoevech 

Privates — ^First Class 

Stanley Bemot 
Patrick J. Delaney 
Francis A. Hughes 
Fabian S. Kelly 
Otto Muzzarelli 
Willard H. Purfeerst 
Richard D. Roberts 
Edward Schmidt 

Privates 
Horace Baker 
Ernest Ballow 
Oscar J. Beard 
John C. Bennefield 
Frederick H. Birck 



Jim G. Blo.xom 
Jerry T. Bowlin 
Bradford B. Brinson 
Truman Brooks 
Hollie D. Bush 
Leo Cherry 
Robert G. Clark 
Boss Cockerell 
John M. Cole 
Luther C. Crump 
Ernest N. Cummings 
Albert E. Davis 
Henry S. DeBord 
Earl Dbcon 
Arch B. Ellis 
Jesse L. Eubanks 
James P. Faircloth 
Frank J. Filip 
William W. Freeman 
William Gear}- 
.•\ndrew J. Hansen 
Reuben H. Harvil 
Frank J. Herbst 



Albert Hohensee 
Frank Honomichl 
Charles L. Hunter 
Robert R. Inderman 
Thomas M. Johnson 
Daniel Kelley 
Otto P. Koehler 
Herman C. Kram 
Robert W. Laas 
Leroy Lane 
Glenn McClurg 
Ernest Ritter 
Delmond D. Seamans 
Glen C. Smith 
Essibious J. Stone 
V'ernie Taylor 
.\ndrew J. Toney 
Frank Trader 
Asa E. Walker 
Sam Watson 
Hariie A. Watts 
John T. Weatherford 
.\bner O. Whiddon 




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COMPANY "L," 86th INFANTRY 



Sergeants 
Ritson Browning 
Christopher Campbell 
Ova Farien 
Fred Miller 
Thomas K. Jones 
James D. Whitaker 

Corporals 
Luther L. Coughlan 
Daniel F. Draper 
Henry French 
Stephen Gilbert 
Joseph W. Gordon 
Terrence McEntee 
Jack S. Mitchell 
Alamander L, Whitaker 
Bemhard A. Wnukowski 



Captain Edward A. Collins 
1st Lieut. Lovic W. Livingston 1st Lieut. Leonard G. Geiselman 

1st Lieut. Glenn E. Van Meter 1st Lieut. Harold E. Gilliland 

1st Sergeant Charles P. Crowley 



Buglers 
Harry C. Dillard 
David Segal 

Mechanics 
.\rthur W. Bradley 
Louis Yaslowitz 

Privates — First Class 
George W. Forrest 
Nathaniel F. Hewitt 
Frank H. Lewis 
Urban L. Schell 
Floyd R. Womack 

Privates 
William I. Allen 
Stanley Babiaz 
TranquiHno Barela 



Luther Batev 
John E. Bilb'rey 
Thomas J. Callihan 
George D. Campbell 
Conrad M. Carlson 
Clay B. Chitwood 
Cyrus W. Cothran 
Loyd B. Cowart 
George A. Cuchener 
James J. Deacon 
James E. Dicken 
Ray Edwards 
Joseph Ferraro 
William H. Flanagan 
Robert L. Foster 
Ralph R. Fullbright 
Seberiano Garcia 
Joe L. Garner 
.\udie H. Graham 



Cater Hales 
Maximiano Jaramillo 
Henry E. Lockett 
Willie C. Lude 
Huey S. McBee 
Roy McBride 
Louis McKay 
Barni Macari 
Ladislav J. Marik 
Nicholas R. Mattingly 
Siberesler Medino 
William R. Merryman 
Roy B. Miller 
Stanley Obolewicz 
Hebcr B. Odom 
John V. Orsak 
Lee W. Parker 
.■Mien J. Peikert 
Willie Petru 



Ernest W. Plant 
John J. Richie 
William .\. Rodgers 
.Marvin H. Rushing 
James R. .Safar 
John .\. Skelton 
.\le.\-. Skoller 
Slepp Smothers 
Ilillard M. Soward 
Pratt Stevens 
James A. Swanner 
John Sykora 
\'cndalin Telka 
Louis Timme 
Warren B. Tuttle 
Thomas I. Vannoy 
Richard R. Ward 
tJeorge W. Watson 
Israel Wildstcin 




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MEDICAL DETACHMENT, 86th INFANTRY 



1st Lieut. James T. King, M. C. 



Captain Harry G. Martin, M. C, Commanding 

1st Lieut. Richard P. Dorris, M.C. First Class Sergeant Edward W. Thompson 

Sergeants 



Jesse E. Cumbee 
Henry H. Hodgen 



Garrard D. Smith 
Judson T. Wilkes 



Roy I. Benson 
Charles A. Braman 



Privates — First Class 
William P. Butler Elmer 0. Jacobson 

Charley W. Dodson Waldo E. Karcher 



William Matte 
George E. Markart 



Marvin Bickle 
Lee P. Burnett 
Reginald E. Cox 
Charles E. Dower 
Elbert C. Ferguson 
William C. Fuller 
George Gamble 



Privates 
Dow Hudson 
Herbert G. Hughes 
Irl E. Larimore 
John C. Kennedy 
William T. Hayes 
Bryan Lloyd 
Charlie C. McQuiston 
William M. Moos 



Celley T. Nutt 
Walter F. Peters 
Bircet J. Sublett 
James E. Williams 
Adelbert L. Wilson 
Larkin A. Jones 
James T. Turner 



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HEADQUARTERS COMPANY, 35th INFANTRY 
Ccmtinued from page 116 



Privates — Conlinued 
\Vm. J. Barker 
Harn.- C. Barr 
Wm.' Batters 
Leonard Beach 
Ralph B. Bement 
Arthur R. Bennett 
Stephen Berardi 
Russell Brown 
James Burke 
Ralph J. Burns 
Carl Burster 
Wm. B. Byrd 
Arlie H. Camahan 
Edward B. Caron 
Frank J. Chapek, Jr. 
Charles W. Darrow 
Claude M. Davis 
Henrv J. Deutsch 
William H. Dike 
Edward Doyle 
Da\-id M. Drur\- 
Merton P. Dunlap 
Louis G. Exter 
Clyde O. Fisher 
Hugh Flanagan 
Delbert Flores 
Cecil Freeman 
Carl A. Graf 
Albert Graves 
Piatt H. Hammond 
Mitchell W. Hauth 
Cyril Hawn 



Daniel Hoare 
Babe Homer 
Harry M. Howell 
Woodson D. Huffman 
I.*slie M. Hulse 
Edw. W. Hotchkiss 
John J. Ingling 
Fred Jeffers 
Arthur F. Johnson 
Floyd C. Johnson 
Arundle F. Jones 
Whitney Judkins 
John J. Joyce 
Stanislaw Kendziora 
Edwin Kirwin 
Charlie K. Klausen 
Elza Knowles 
Elbert M. Lock wood 
John D. Lund 
Arnold L. Melton 
Wm. A. McCormick 
Frank A. Magers 
Edgar M. Mastad 
John W. Moe 
Elmer S. Morrow 
Harry C. Moss 
Jacob J. Mueller 
James W. Mullin 
Wm. L. Myers 
Edmund L. Nickol 
Charles H. Niederhut 
Sam C. Xoot 
Gavlord H. Paine 



Harold S. Partridge 
Harry J. Pekerek 
Lawrence Perdeau 
Lars P. Peterson 
Edward J. Pingel 
Francis D. Powell 
Wm. F. Powell 
Thomas C. Purcell 
Verdie Raper 
John E. Reid 
Everett Richmond 
Ernest J. Robinson 
Roy V. Robinson 
Ray S. Rome 
Wilbert J. Runge 
Harr>' W. Scarbrough 
John C. Schnarr 
Robert K. Schwarz 
Fred W. Seefeldt 
Thunnan N. Shafer 
Jesse E. Shyrack 
William H. Smith 
Kem E. Snow 
Jesse W. Souther 
Albert SteiimiiUer 
Edward J. Strickland 
Carl J. Swanson 
James H. Turner 
Valentine J. Vance 
Edw. W. VanGundy 
Julius Voelker 
Walter Vogt 
Linden Walton 



Ray E. Warren 
Samuel P. Watson 
Elmer L. White 
Clarence .\. Wilson 
Edward G. Wolf 
Marvin B. Wood 
Paul F. W>Tine 

Headquarters Company 

Band 
Assistant Band Leader 
Jeremiah Christiano 

Sergeant Bugler 
John Devlin 

Band Sergeants 
Earl H. Summer\-ille 
Fred James 
Walter S. Wade 
Herbert W. Dealing 

Band Corporals 
Otis Cutlip 
Florian A. Holek 

Musicians — First Class 
Orville C. Lind 
Frank J. Bennett 
Lloyd J. Bowen 
Thomas J. Murphy 
Alex. Zukowski 



Musicians — Second Class 
Harry J. Bennett 
William Sweegon 
Ray O. Whorral 
George Jones 
Anton Piazza 
Richard Burns 
Samuel Ritz 

Musicians — ^Third Class 
Frank Abbott 
Mike Bachkis 
John Cebula 
Anton Cupik 
Joe Dimeo 
Adhemard Faucer 
Alex. Glombiki 
Samuel Hancock 
Gustave Johnson 
Paul Liangminas 
Joseph Mattal 
Clarke A. Purcell 
Karl R. Young 
George Yurisich 
Frank Mikelasek 
Wm. Weisenbach 
Francis Hilliard 



SUPPLY COMPANY, 35th INFANTRY 

Conlinned from page US 



Wagoners — Conlinued 
John Folkerts 
BUI F. Foster 
Philip Gallo 
Joe Glover 
Andrew D. Goodson 
James W. Gossett 
William Green 
George O. Gregorj- 
James H. Hamilton 
George Hanson 
Hie P. Harrison 
Maynard W. Healy 
Patrick F. Heffemann 
Robert Helton 
Bill Jones 
Charles C. Keith 
Thomas Kelly 
Mathias H. Klein 
Henry Krager 
Clyde Kygar 
Earl Lattin 



Raymond Little 
WiU. H. Lyons 
Taylor F. Martin 
Evart McFaddan 
James McVey 
William Metcalf 
Paris Meyers 
Thomas Miskell 
Charley Newberry 
Richard C. Nunlley 
Thomas O'Neil 
Harold Peterson 
Elmer C. Peterson 
Robert O. Phillips 
William Poel 
Charles V. Riggsbee 
Alva R. Roberts 
Rusaw Saylor 
Fred Schaefer 
Elmer E. Schultz 
Freeman L. Sherwood 
George F. Street 



Thomas J. Sutley 
Hugh Taylor 
Sherman E. Thompson 
Joseph Tipotsch 
Garvin Vaughn 
William F. Waslous 
Ernest C. Wheeler 
Lorin E. Wilkins 
Lloyd O. Williams 
James W. Winn 
Floyd W. Young 

Privates — First Class 

John N. Adler 
George W. Allen 
Robert E. Connell 
Abraham Edelson 
Harold C. Fletcher 
Hany V. Fletcher 
Herbert A. Kepple 
Archie A. Metcalf 



Emmet F. O'Connell 
Henry Woodward 

Privates 
Martin A. Adams 
Frank Carter 
Claude C. Embree 
John H. Fox 
Pearl A. Gilmore 
Evett L. Good 
Henry Martin 
Nicholas J. Miller 
Charles Partner 
Orion L. Perry 
William V. Rafferty 
Earl A. Robinson 
Ivar W. Shaw 
R. B. Sturdavant 
Charles Thomas 
George Thompson 
Edward Williams 
Foster Wilson 



Joseph Wirth 
Joseph Zuber 

Ordnance Detachment 
35th Infantry 

Detachment Commander 
Captain R. N. Hamilton 

Ordnance Sergeant 
John W. Robinson 

Corporal of Ordnance 
Henry C. Ahlers 

Privates — First Class 
William G. Jackson 
Cornelius P. McHugh 

Privates 
Rellie Sitz 
Marshall Smith 
Clarence McFarland 



August Laucius 
Felix Lawicki 
Ora Little 
Edward C. Lutes 
Bartolo Maez 
Jesse Mayfield 



COMPANY "B," 35th INFANTRY 
Continued from page 120 



Juan F. Mestas 
Lawrence F. Neeser 
Joseph Piasecki 
Vincenzo Picinini 
Warren Plymate 
Jose F. Quintana 



Thomas E. Raymond 
Edward Rupp 
Tony Santilli 
Hyman Sherman 
Franciszek Slowik 
George Steinhoff 



Guy C. Stevenson 
Frank B. Swenson 
Lewis C. Szewczyk 
Mike Szynkowski 
Jesse H. Taylor 
Mike Titow 



Constantnos Vlamakis 
Robert R. Ward 
Peter Wojcik 
Leo Wolshon 
Frank P. Wright 
William J. G. Wuetig 



Privates — Continued 
Arvil J. Kellems 
Leon Knox 
Fred Kossow 
Wadislaw Kozlowski 
Julius J. Kueck 
Roy C. Leonard 
Earl .■\. Lonsway 
Felipe Martinez 



COMPANY "C," 35th INFANTRY 
Continued from page 121 



Louis Martinez 
Herbert A. McGrain 
Adelaid Medina 
Raymond Mitchell 
William R. Morrison 
Ashley J. Moye 
Stanley Mura%vski 
Jim Natali 
Alfred Nelsen 



Ted O'Connor 
Martin A. Okon 
Byron G. Pierce 
Lester F. Riggins 
George Robuck, Jr. 
Clyde W. Seevers 
William F. Silberzahn 
Valenty Siminski 
Nick Sloko 



Earl Snow 
Ellis L. Snow 
Harry Sorenson 
Elias Trujillo 
William E. Tutt 
Fred C. Umgelder 
Morris Valdez 
Jesse Vantreese 
Victor C. Vasquez 



Fermin Viarrial 
Jose T. Vigil 
John Wahlin 
Elford F. Wilson 
Ernest D. Youngblood 
Waldo J. Young 
Michael Zemaiduk 
Stanley P. Zielinski 
WilUam C. tenner 



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MAJOR DeROHAN AND OFFICERS, 54th MACHINE GUN BATTALION 
First Row— left to right 



2nd Lieut. L. F. Nelson 
2nd Lieut. J. L. McKee 
Captain M. B. Holson 
Captain J. G. Deitz 
Major F. J. DeRohan 



Captain W. O. White 
Captain H. S. Williams 
2nd Lieut. O. A. Jenkins 
1st Lieut. B. C. Kennon 
2nd Lieut. C. M. McGregor 



Second Row — left to right 

2nd Lieut. P. E. Coad 2nd Lieut. J. R. Rash 

2nd Lieut. E. M. Cooke 2nd Lieut. J. A. Toepfer 

2nd Lieut. C. M. McCune 2nd Lieut. C. H. Hardison 

1st Lieut. P. R. .\cton 2nd Lieut. C. B. Manifold 



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HEADQUARTERS, 54th MACfflNE GUN BATTALION 
Major F. J. DeRohan, Commanding 2nd Lieut. Oran A. Jenkins, Adjutant 2nd Lieut. Emmet M. Cook, Supply Officer 



Sergeant Majors 
James J. Eberfeld 
Chris A. Jensen 

Personnel Sergeant 
Earle E. Brj-ant 



Stable Sergeant 
Feaman A. Paul 

Corporal 
Maurice R. Kutcher 



Privates 
Xorby .\ycock 
Geo. E. Cross 
Claud K. Gray 
Walter A. May 
John B. Mewes 



Frank K. Boland 
Francis M. Brown 
Walter R. Cranford 
John Dohbel 
John Gassett 
Axel W. Kallberg 
Denzil L. Nelson 



Oscar M. Ntl an 
Frank Paul 
Fred Price 
George Schmick 
Herhiert R. Snyder 
Fred Wood 



COMP.\NY "A," 54th SL^CHINE GUN BATTALION 



2nd Lieut. Morris M. Taylor 2nd Lieut. Chas. N. McCune 2nd Lieut. Paul E. Coad 

1st Sergeant Jerimiah J. SuUivan, Jr. Stable Sergeant Ema L. Robinson 



Sergeants 
William H. Schwab 
Harr>- Dill 
Frank E. Kates 

Corporals 
Christian Stief 
Bert R. York 
Patrick J. O'Malley 
Carl Rewak 
Everett E. Sims 
Henry E. .\shum 
.\lbert Halfpap 
Tom M. Sears 



Privates 
Wyley L. .\iidrews 
Edgar R. Baker 
Walter J. Booth 
Charles Bemasek 
Paul Braun 
Thomas W. Brj'ant 
Joseph A. Ce\Tiowa 
Claude A. Chrisco 
Howard H. Chapman 
William H. CUnt 
Walter H. Dallmann 
Richard F. Daugherty 
Leo Draftz 
Louis A. Endres 
James C. Ferris 
Leo F. Fisher 



.Albert J. Frelke 
Allan H. Gallaher 
Hemyn J. Gowans 
Clarence C. Haislet 
Irvin L. Harrison 
Joe P. Hardin 
Herbert Hyatt 
Michial Herdegen 
John H. Jenkins 
Ernest W. Jockheck 
Joel Johnson 
Currie T. Johnson 
Dock Johnson 
John P. Jones 
Da\'id B. Jordon 
Wilhielm C. Kamradt 
William F. Kather 



Ozias B. Kizer 
Clinton S. Laughlin 
Sla>'ton V. Lloyd 
Henry E. Lotz 
Lonnie L. Lowe 
Lawrence E. Lutz 
William A. Malley 
CharUe C. Mason 
Bemhard Martinson 
Joseph F. McCaskill 
William C. McCrimmon 
Jay Miller 
Guy Neel 

Frank W. Neumann 
Maurice Olson 
WiUiam C. O'Neal 
Hermas Powell 



Ollie C. Rankin 
Timothy J. Regan 
Thomas M. Robinson 
Joseph E. Roberts 
Warren Robertson 
Richard U. Rodman 
William L. Rogers 
RajTnond S. Rose 
Ruius L. Slater 
Claude R. Spear 
Edward T. Sweet 
Harry W. Thibedeau 
William S. Torson 
John .\. Werssell 
Charles E. WTiitman 
William B. Willis 
Whit F. Wvnn 



COMP.\NY "B," 54th MACHINE GUN BATT.VLION 



Captain M. 6. Halsey 
1st Lieut. Paul R. Acton 
2nd Lieut. John L. McKee 
2nd Lieut. C. E. McGregor 



2nd Lieut. C. H. Hardison 
1st Sergeant Walter S. Hartness 
Supply Sergeant William F. Cole 
Stable Sergeant George .■\. Stevens 



Sergeants 
Walter J. Cochran 
Albert J.. Held 
Alfred J. C. Reeves 

Corporals 
Russel G. Harris 
Homer D. Hoyle 
Clay Huffman 
Edward .\. JIaginnis 
Leon R. Quinlan 
John Tomizek 

Bugler 
Milo K. Donohoe 

Mechanic 
Richard L. Henderson 



Privates — First Class 
Tom H. Amerson 
WiUiam A. Craven 
Tony J. Gwitt 
Harold E. Hess 
Guy McDanials 
Sigurd Nelson 
George A. Peltier 
CUfford Radder 
Frank Smetana 
Morris Tabashnek 
Henry F. Woods 

Privates 
Fred L. Adler 
Owen B. Armistead 
Stanley E. Armstrong 



Edward J. Barry 
Harry Berman 
Grady Bridges 
Leon Q. Champion 
John O. Craft 
Rov M. Deveraux 
Ross E. Elliott 
Carl F. Freed 
Leander O. Griffith 
Clarence L. Haley 
George C. Hammac 
Ray Harrison 
Earl Head 

Comey O. Helgerson 
Ernest H. B. Hinz 
Lawson C. Holder 
Earl L. Johnson 
ilartin E. Jachens 



William F. Kanies 
Richard F. Kennet 
Ezra Knight 
John E. Landers 
Elroy Lebove 
John F. Martin 
John E. Mathison 
Edward H. Mattick 
Wilford McCabe 
Wa\-ne H. McCoy 
William L. McCreary 
Alvin McGee 
William J. ileyer 
Joy F. .Miller 
Dennis J. Mitchell 
.\belino Montano 
Henry Xoltensmier 
Edward J. Panknin 



Orae Pierce 
Allen A. Posegay 
William T. Robeison 
William G. Robinson 
Felix J. Roman 
Arthur P. Roscoe 
David A. Scheer 
Charles Scott 
William M. Shelton 
Louis Simons 
Thomis R. Snyder 
George Stanton 
Emil Swanson 
William B. Swick 
Joseph Todiro 
James W. Tut tie 
John Vaughn 
rhomai Woodburn 



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COMPANY "C," 54th MACHINE GUN BATTALION 



Captain John G. Deitz 



2nd Lieut. Joseph W. Rash 



2nd Lieut. Courtland B. Manifold 



Sergeants 
John .\. Mulcrone 
Harry Yordon 
Thomas R. Billington 
Claude J. Fulfer 
Francis M. O'Neill 
Harvey E. HilsenhofE 
Grover H. Parker 

Corporals 
Ferdinand Nehls 
Irving Boardman 
.\rthur R. Jesse 
Joco Popovich 
Porter E. Taylor 
Homer Vinson 
LanTence F. Werner 
William M. Gilsenan 



Cook 
Richard Elkins 

Privates — First Class 
Walter S. Bauer 
Ober W. Chaplin 
Joseph B. Dothard 
Clarence Haigh 
Raymond L. Harrison 
Lenos A. Jackson 
Asa J. Kellam 
Arthur H. Loesch 
Jeremiah J. Murphy 
Talmage Snider 
Julius L. Smilovitz 



Privates 
.\xel Anderson 
Odis F. Barrow 
William J. Bannon 
Francis P. Blackburn 
Benjamin S. Blackman 
Guy Boring 
Thomas C. Bruno 
Calegero Call 
Marion W. Cames 
John J. Carr 
WiUiam L. Carson 
Joseph P. Donohue 
Louis Eisenberg 
Charles F. Farmer 
Mathew M. Gaedert 
Joseph T. Gannon 
John C. Hartman 



John E. Hegardt 
George J. Hillgoth 
Theodore A. Hintz 
Claude Horn 
William T. Horton 
John E. Hoscheit 
Thomas H. Jennings 
William C. Jones 
John C. Karn 
James O. King 
John G. Kirwan 
Bruce Kizer 
George A. Knott 
Fredrick S. Kuhnlohe 
Joseph L. Lee 
Edward A. Littlejohn 
William H. Littlejohn 
George H. McKinnon 



Adie L. McWhorter 
Blaggoya Mrvosh 
Noble E. Nordahl 
John Oliver, Jr. 
James L. Patterson 
Einar Pearson 
John Petrucci 
Raymond E. Place 
Prince E. Robinson 
Victor Schneider 
Lacey H. Short 
Raymond O. Steward 
George Stolp 
Benjamin A. Tanner 
WilUam G. Wagner 
Asa C. Wolf 
Jesse C. Woodlief 
WilUam M. Wright 



COMPANY "D," 54th MACHINE GUN BATTALION 



Captain William O. White 2nd Lieut. Lawrence F. Nelson 2nd Lieut. John A. Toepfer 

1st Sergeant A. W. Kantin Supply Sergeant C. H. Nauheimer 



Sergeants 
L. P. McKinney 
H. L. Hale 
C. A. Grover 
J. A. Reed 

Corporals 
O. H. Treutelaar 

A. W. Horn 

B. G. Joseph 

C. F. Enerson 
C. E. Green 
F. Bucholtz 
J. Stewart 
W. B. Wade 

Cooks 
M. E. Eagan 
A. J. Parent 



E. J. Dahl 
A. Connely 

Mechanic 
A. L. Davis 

Buglers 
E. M. Lots 
P. A. Brawand 

Privates — First Class 
E. Alexander 
K. H. Bahmed 
P. W. Gilmore 
J. Hickman 
C. Kilgore 
E. J. Kotlar 
H. McGlamery 
H. A. Pomerening 



Privates 
W. W. Bean 

E. Borden 
W. Boen 

W. T. Brooks 
P. F. Conn 

F. L. Cunningham 
J. R. Davis 

J. F. Dougherty 
H. B. Downing 
J. Glantz 

C. M. Holbrook 

G. M. Hethco.x 
J. C. Holley 
A. J. Hughes 
W. E. Herndon 
H. D. Hamby 
O. J. Honsinger 

D. L. Holting 



P. Iwan 
P. Johnson 
J. C. Koenig 
J. M. Kyser 
W. L. Koch 
T. E. Lauterdale 
S. E. Lamb 
M. Lyons 
W. H. Meyer 
S. Majercik 

A. G. Meisner 

B. O. Miller 
J. M. Murry 
E. L. Moses 
H. E. McLain 
S. McGowan 
L. S. McGinnes 
H. Ogle 



J. C. Pionke 
R. S. Peyovich 

F. S. Parrill 
A. Peek 

L. H. Perkins 
H. G. Puckett 
H. O. Poelke 
L. D. Reynolds 
L. G. Snider 
J. O. Stewart 

G. M. Stuart 
M. L. Stein 

A. M. Turner 

B. R. Thoren 

F. K. VanAntwerp 
A. L. Wyatt 
L. G. Weckner 
J. J. Zupancis 



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CAPTAIN FARRIS AND STAFF, 52nd MACHINE GUN BATTALION 

Left to right 
CapUin G. B. Farris 1st Lieut. H. C. May, M. C. 2nd Lieut. Glen Bradley 



2nd Lieut. H. Nowicki 



FIFTY- SECOND MACHINE GUN BATTALION 

A Two-Company Vehicle of Destruction 



HUMAN beings and machines are sometimes much 
aUke. Some function smoothly, ix)werfully and 
accurately because they are made that way. 
Others rattle and bang and cause no end of trouble be- 
cause some parts were not fashioned or finished correctly. 
Sometimes humans and machines even have like histories, 
and that brings us to the Fifty-second Machine Gun 
Battalion. 

The Browning machine gun got a great deal of space in 
the newspapers once because it committed a great military 
offense — being late. But when it finally arrived! Well, 
to-day Browning and machine gun mean the same; others 
are referred to by name. 

The Fifty-second Machine Gun Battalion, like the 
Browning gun, got a late start. When the infantry of the 
Eighteenth Division was going over in waves and turtle- 
backing all over the parade and starting rumors about 
when we get over, the battalion was still only a name. 
Then a few officers reported from the machine gun Mecca 
— Camp Hancock. It then started its morning report, 
official sign of its being. A few days later the K. 0. re- 



ported and the little two-company vehicle of destruction 
started on its way. However, it didn't go far during 
November, for when the wheels of the vehicle arrived from 
Camp Hancock some of the sturdy spokes had the measles 
and went into quarantine. The body arrived in pieces 
from the Nineteenth Infantry and Thirty-fifth Infantry 
and went into another barracks. So with the wheels in 
one barracks and the body in another November left the 
battalion almost where it found it. 

Then came December 10th! The first great day in the 
annals of the battalion ! On that day the quarantine was 
lifted, the machine assembled for the first time and the 
inspecting general ran his careful eye over its lines and 
mechanism — and was pleased. Since then the divisional 
battalion has been like its beloved Browning, functioning 
smoothly, accurately, and without stops or jams. 

The Fifty-second is only a small leaf on the cactus but 
it has a tremendous number of stickers. Again like the 
Browning, its fire power is large. ^ 

And if the big inspeOtion ever comes, the Fifty-second 
will be found smooth and free from burrs. 




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COMPANY "A," 52nd MACHINE GUN BATTALION 

1st Lieut. Charles E. Sweet 2nd Lieut. Yvo R. Grant 2nd Lieut. Clarence J. Pearson 

1st Sergeant Leo J. Bartulewicz Supply Sergeant William I. HoUoway 



Sergeants 
James Aloysius Berry 
Armand J. Chaiffre 
Norbert Riplinger 
George A. Viertel 

Corporab 
Henry Bringmann 
Clarence Tucker 
Samuel Harris 
William J. McFalls 
Martin Passolt 
Charles C. Piechowiak 

Cook 
Henry W. Wilson 

Privates 
Edgar .\rmour 
Vurner J. Brumbelow 



Cari K. BuUard 
Thomas F. Broadhead 
James M. Brown 
George Berman 
Ivan M. Bates 
Jesse Baker 
Charles Beerbohm 
Robert W. Booth 
Einar Bemsten 
Clarence W. Bowman 
George W. Chester 
Thomas B. Carlton 
Leamon J. Council 
Clarence E. Campbell 
James D. Chapman 
Ora H. Crabill 
George Dupree 
Solomon D. Dickeson 
Clarence L. Einertson 
Loyd Echols 



Paul W. Ferguson 
John W. Fletcher 
Joseph Friedman 
Bert E. Fleming 
Tom E. Fife 
Floyd G. Fralic 
Archie M. Garrett 
Elbony E. Green 
Tillman A. Gannaway 
Christopher Gilbert 
Jones V. Graves 
Melvin K. Hanson 
Loyd G. Hargis 
Robert J. Hanson 
John T. Hitt 
Paul T. Hann 
Lorain G. Huffman 
John E. Hoellerich 
Fleetwood A. Hynes 
William A. Hunt 



Bert L. HoUingsworth 
Clarence R. Harmsworth 
Marvin D. Jones 
Peter T. Kabat 
Emil G. Kersten 
Clifford W. Lantz 
Marcy Lubawy 
Clarence Lawes 
James R. Lamb 
Charles F. McKinnis 
Walter S. McCombs 
Robert J. MacDermant 
Howard G. Mack 
William P. Moore 
OUie N. Means 
Dewey S. Miller 
Bumie Mincks 
George H. Maske 
Virginio A. Malattia 
Cecil Norton 



Arthur M. Oubre 
Ollie E. Pierce 
James H. Price 
James A. Powell 
James Roach 
Frank M. Rivers 
Ludwig Reiss 
Charhe Roberson 
Harold K. Sylvester 
Rufus H. Shattuck 
Walter Simmons 
William H. Strickland 
Frank Stoneburg 
Cari G. Wunderiy 
Wm. H. White 
Harmon F. WoUeson 
George E. Wires 
William R. ZanelU 




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COMPANY ■B,' o2nd MACmXE GUX BATTALION 

Captain James G. B. Farris 
2nd Lieut. Charles F. Paraday 2nd Lieut. John D. Means 



Sergeants 


Privates 


Geo. W. Burdette 


Ray .^dams 


Wilbur R. Current 


Ray Adkins 


Geo. P. Elkas 


Richard L. Baker 


Max Le\-y 


Harvey C. Banthin 


Everett Maddy 


Guile j. Baty 


Clarence A. Pettis 


Carl D. Baxter 


John G. Moore 


Fred 0. Beall 


Corporals 


John R. Bennitt 


Frank Dede 


Eli 0. Boyer 


Raj-mond A. German 


Ellis R. Brown 


Wm. F. McMillen 


James P. Burk 


Ramey Morasky 


Claire L. Bush 


Si vert C. Sivertson 


Frank Calkins 


Ravmond L. Smith 


Daniel B. Cavenar 


John C. ToeUner 


Willis F. Chandler 


Cook 


Joseph D. Craig 


Willie Crossley 


Leo B. Colley 


Harry Dorfman 



Curtiss C. Dotson 
Raymond H. Dyer 
Wm. C. Enderud 
Hugh J. Fincher 
Morris Gallups 
Neil Gilchrist 
Oscar A. Gjellum 
Bennett F. Gordon 
John A. Gorey 
Lewis B. Green 
John GrjTier 
Charles I. Hadsall 
Wm. E. Hammel 
Han Hanson 
Lucius L. Harris 
Clarence J. Haskins 
Arthur Haubrich 
Jos. E. Hickey 
Joe Hinton 
Francis H. Hobgood 



Duaine S. Holmquist 
Herbert H. Hosea 
Clarence R. Hugi 
James M. Inks 
Walter W. Jacobi 
Theodore O. Jasper 
Clarence R. Keck 
Thos. E. Keiser 
John Kelly 
Ix)uis Krapf 
WiUie O. Lackey 
Chas. H. LaKamp 
Wm. Lastovka 
Henr>' W. Libsack 
Richard O. Light 
Henry A. Marose 
Judson L. Martin 
Herbert P. Maxwell 
Lester J. McGuire 



Ervie V. Merritt 
Geo. H. Newsome 
Clarence F. Norton 
Jake G. Pantle 
Wm. W. Pa>-ne 
Chas. J. Randolph 
Claud S. Richman 
Jack Riddle 
Thomas A. Seay 
Victor B. Shirk 
Ferdinand Springer 
John O. Steele 
Charles Dubra Stinson 
Herman G. Swearinger 
Avery E. Teachout 
John B. Warren 
Herbert Weichman 
Newton J. Wilson 
Morris Wolowitz 




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His First Fit — And — After a^Little Swapping 



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BRIGADIER-GENERAL BRIGGS 



BRIGADIER-GENERAL RAYMOND W. BRIGGS 
came from the Western Front to take command of 
the Eighteenth Field Artillery Brigade; but that is 
only a part of his story, for it has been his exceptional 
fortune to see service three different times in as many 
different capacities during the period of the war. 

In the summer of 1914, having concluded a tour of duty 
in the Far East, he was returning to the United States by 
way of Siberia. He was proceeding 
leisurely, visiting Russo-Japanese 
battlefields as he progressed west- 
ward. Eventually he expected to 
get into Germany in time to watch 
the annual war manoeuvers. 

What he did see, however, was the 
German war machine in action in 
earnest. News of the beginning of 
the conflict reached him in a small 
town in Russia. All previous plans 
for the study of past and simulated 
battles were dismissed. He hurried 
on to see a real war and arrived in 
France shortly after the first great 
German rush had been halted at the 
Marne. 

He saw some fighting on the 
French front, and finally his observa 
tions took him to Antwerp. There 
he saw his first heavy fighting of the 
war. He was the only American 
oflicer present at the siege of Ant- 
werp, and through the courtesy of 
the Belgian military oflScials he was 
given unusual opportunities to wt- 
ness the actions that took place 
around the beleaguered city. When he returned to the 
United States he brought to the War Department the 
first authentic report of the existence of the famous 
42-centimetre gun. 

His second appearance in the war zone was with General 
Pershing and the first American Expeditionary Force. 
He accompanied the expedition as chief of the Remount 
Service. 

"I would have preferred duty in the line," he said, "but 
I would have scrubbed floors gladly for the privilege of 
going." 

He returned to the United States at the close of 1917, 
but in the interim he had seen action on many fronts — 
at Ypres, Verdun and at Cambrai, scene of the initially 
successful but eventually unsuccessful British offensive. 




RAYMOND W. BRIGGS, 
Commanding 18th F. A. Brigade 



All this time, however, he had been wishing for duty in 
the line, for as chief of the Remount Service he was only 
able to obser\'e the fighting, and then only when his duties 
and the occasion permitted. The wish finally materialized 
in his transfer to the United States for assignment to the 
311th Field Artillery, 79th Division, at Camp Meade. He 
was transferred in April, 1918, to the 304th Field Artillery, 
77th Division, at Camp Upton. 

He went to war a third time, and 
this time got into it as completely as 
he had wished. His regiment, the 
304th, was the first National Army 
field artUlery regiment to land in 
France. After the usual period at 
a training centre, General, then 
Colonel Briggs took his batteries to 
the Alsace sector, and thence to 
Chateau Thierry, where the fighting 
qualities of the American soldier 
were forever established. 

Colonel Briggs was working on an 
order, preparatory to the crossing of 
the Vesle when a telephone call from 
headquarters notified him of his pro- 
motion to brigadier-general. This 
removed him from command of the 
304th Field Artillery and sent him, 
in company with other general ofli- 
cers, to watch the operations that 
effectually flattened out the St. Mihiel 
salient, a danger point for Allied arms 
since the first days of the war. 

General Briggs came back to the 
United States, fully expecting to score 
his fourth trip to the war during the 
winter, .\lthough the Germans were retreating steadily, 
Allied commanders did not believe that the Prussian ma- 
chine was going to pieces, and they fully expected another 
summer of fighting. Such was the assumption upon 
which American headquarters was working, and the Cactus 
Division was to be one of the first organizations to arrive 
in France for training preparatory to the beginning of the 
big drive in the spring. As it happened, however. General 
Briggs took command of the Eighteenth Field Artillery 
Brigade two weeks before the armistice was signed. 

General Briggs entered the army during the Spanish- 
American war. He was originally commissioned in the 
cavalry and was graduated from the Mounted Service 
School. He is greatly interested in athletics, particularly 
football, and in flying. He has driven his own plane. 




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FIFTY- SECOND FIELD ARTILLERY 

They'll Never Forget. Their Cavalry Days 



AND so after all it was true. The orders had just 
been received from the Adjutant General of the 
Army directing that the 303rd Cavalry Regiment 
be divided into two parts, each of which was to form the 
nucleus of a regiment of field artillery. As Col. S. McP. 
Rutherford read the letter to the assembled officers at 
Camp Stanley, Texas, August 14, 1918, a flood of ques- 
tions and doubt rushed into the mind of each officer and 
an intense silence filled the room. 

It was indeed an occasion for doubt and wonder. 
Could a regiment of cavalry, trained and drilled as such 
for over six months, be taught to lay aside their traditions, 
their love and their pride in the cavalry, and to enter with 
the necessary zeal and singleness of purpose into another 
indefinite period of training in another branch of the ser- 
^^ce? Could officers who had never heard the crash of a 
three-inch field piece hope to become instructors in artil- 
lery in the short space of time intervening between that 
time and the time when they must commence the intensive 
training laid down by the Chief of Field Artillery? 

They doubted that it could be done. The outlook was 
not alluring. They would have to learn the principles of 
field artillery before they could teach them, and this 
meant weeks of hard study and practise, but they resolved 
that they would do their best, and set about the task of 
changing their organizations into artillery with a will. 
All surplus cavalry equipment and horses were at once 
turned in, and after much discussion and consideration it 
was decided how the regiment was to be spht. 

On the morning of August 21, 1918, two columns of 
cavalry marched out of Camp Stanley, at Leon Springs, 
and headed toward Camp Travis, which was to be their 
new station. One of these columns was the nucleus of the 
Fifty-second Field Artillery. At its head rode Col. S. 
]McP. Rutherford, accompanied by Major Lewis G. Wal- 
lace, Captain Joe M. Daniel, adjutant; Chaplain W. C. 
Moffett, and Lieut. C. P. Bigger, personnel adjutant. 
They were followed by Troops A, B, C, D, E, and F, one- 
half of the Headquarters Troop and one-half of the Supply 
Company, totalling about 650 enhsted men and 30 officers. 
Although officially they were a regiment of artillery, at 
heart and in appearance they were still cavalry, for they 
still wore yellow hat cords, and they sang 
and whistled cavalry tunes as they trotted 
along in troop formation toward Camp 
Travis. Early in the afternoon they 
reached their new quarters in Camp Travis, 
and by night were beginning to feel as 
though they belonged here. 

It was about ten days later that the 
yellow hat cords were changed for red, and 
not imtil the middle of September did the 
first of the artillery material commence to 
arrive. Meanwhile each man had been 




trying to familiarize himself with the artillery terms that 
applied to the organization and drills, but as late as the 
first of October some of the older cavalrymen still un- 
consciously referred to batteries as troops and to bat- 
talions as squadrons. 

Upon receipt of the first artillery material, the regiment 
commenced its period of intensive training. It was most 
difficult for the first few weeks, for the instruction was 
hampered by lack of necessary equipment and qualified 
artillery instructors. These conditions were not to last 
long, however, for shortly after the middle of September 
a number of field artillery officers were assigned to the 
regiment from Camp Zachary Taylor, and a few days 
later Lieut.-Col. Clyde McConkey reported for duty. 
From then on artillery officers were constantly being as- 
signed to the regiment, including many who had just re- 
turned from overseas, and the training was given a new 
impetus. 

Many of the former cavalry officers had already been 
ordered to attend the School of Fire at Ft. Sill, and the 
first of October Colonel Rutherford, Major Wallace, and 
Captain Daniel left for Ft. Sill to take the course in artil- 
lery firing. This left Lieut.-Col. McConkey in com- 
mand of the regiment. 

It was early seen that in order to increase the morale of 
the regiment and give it that spirit which is essential to an 
artillery regiment special steps must be taken to eradicate 
all remaining influences of former cavalry days, and 
to replace them by artillery songs, stories, and traditions. 
The men were taught to learn and to hke the rollicking 
songs of the artillery; regimental yells were taught; a 
regimental seal was selected and regimental stationery 
distributed. An entertainment unit and a jazz orchestra 
were formed under the direction of Corporal Noble, of the 
Headquarters Company. A foot-ball team was rounded 
into shape by Lieutenant Cogbill, and has had its goal line 
crossed only once in the six games it has played. 

In social activities this regiment has again proven itself 
the leader, for the parties given by the officers of the 
Fifty-second Field Artillery will always stand out as the 
chief social attractions in San Antonio during the winter 
of 1918-1919. There was the Hallowe'en party held in 
the K. of C.Hall — the first large social event 
of the season, and Thanksgiving evening the 
first formal dance held in San Antonio since 
the beginning of the war was given by the 
officers of this regiment at the St. Anthony. 
We are proud of our regiment, and justly 
so, we think. We have accompUshed what 
at first seemed impossible — made artillery- 
men out of cavalrymen and have taught 
them to love their regiment and their 
branch of the service. We have been 
tested and have passed the test. 



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COLONEL McP. RUTHERFORD AND STAFF, 52nd FIELD ARTILLERY 



Front row, left to right 
Colonel Samuel McP. Rutherford Lieut. Colonel Clyde McConkey 

Captain Joe M. Daniel Chaplain William C. Moffett 

Second row 
2nd Lieut. John J. O'Reilly 1st Lieut. Bispham Emerson 

2nd Lieut. Jessie A. Turner 



Major Lewis G. Wallace 

1st Lieut. George I. Badeaux, M. C. 



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HEADQUARTERS COMPANY, 62nd FIELD ARTILLERY 
Captain Joe M. Daniel 



1st Lieut. Murray W. Craig 
1st Lieut. Tom G. Estes 
2nd Lieut. John J. O'Reilly 
2nd Lieut. Jesse A. Turner 
2nd Lieut. Homer M. Cooper 



2nd Lieut. George L. Hawkinson 
Regimental Sargeant Major Lloyd D. Bower 
Regimental Sergeant Major Frank A. Brown 
1st Sergeant Walter Adkins 
Color Sergeant Fred Halliday 



Color Sergeant Daniel M. Shannon 
Supply Sergeant Mark J. Gregory 
Mess Sergeant Edward H. Ferguson 
Stable Sergeant Aimer F. Moore 



Sergeants 

Benjamin F. Pool 
Thomas W. Nelms 
Gustav E. Johnson 
George W. Frels 
Harold C. Van Hise 

Corporals 

Thomas E. Griffith 
Calvin N. Noble 
Oscar L. Ely 
Frank Muhic 
Thomas W. Reilly 

Cooks 

William Blarney 
Orin W. Stone 

Horseshoers 

John C. Bailey 
Willie E. Kinard 



Saddler 

John Stovall 

Privates — First Class 

Ruben .\brams 
Walter V. Briney 
.Arthur J. Helmer 
Edgar O. Hiller 
George M. Messer 
Henry A PoUitz 
Felix B. Probandt 
Ralph B. Scott 
Albert Sills 
Erwin C. Techmer 

Privates 

Sam Barahtaris 
Guiseppe Cacase 
Lawrence H. Knighton 
Frank Mikutis 
Harold R. Sherman 
Archie Slutzker 



Carrol E. Teeter 
Robert N. Westmoreland 
Charles R. Wilson 

Band Section 
Sergeant Bugler 
Ely S. Avery 

Band Sergeants 

Richard F. O'Reilly 
Kittrell G. Durst 

Band Corporals 

Otto H. Anderson 
Glen H. Nothstein 
Sidney J. Kring 
Mark H. Lindeman 

Musicians — First Class 

Poe Clark 
Percy W. Jenkins 



Musicians — Second Class 

Don Cude 
Henry J. Havlik 
William Streitberger 
Frank Stomber 
Fred N. Swedenberg 
John A. White 
Leonard H. Young 



Musicians — ^Third Class 

Tarrance V. Lipps 
George B. Pasek 



Ordnance Detachment 
Privates 

John Bradford 
Richard F. Davey 




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SUPPLY COMPANY, 52nd FIELD ARTILLERY 



Ist Lieut. Bispham H. Emerson, Commanding 
Firpt Sergeant Stable Sergeant 

Frank L Dickson Hal A. Ewing 



2nd Lieut. Aaron B. Griffing 



2nd Lie\it. George P. Griffith 



Regt. Supply Sergts. 

Harold W. Biddle 
Benjamin Wilcox 

Supply Sergeant 
Benjamin Sturm 



Corporal 
Tami Dutchak 

Horseshoers 

Irwin W. Oliver 
Joseph Taucher 



Saddler 
William Dow 

Cooks 

Charles C. Dyer 
Rudrick A. Hanson 
Joseph E. Faulkner 

Wagoners 
Martin Andersen 



James A. Avers 
Edward A. Baiel 
Michael Beldest 
Theodore A. Berg 
Charles Bohen 
John Burnam 
John L. S. Blocker 
Oscar L. Daniel 
Benjamin F. Douglas 
Nicholas Fitzgerald 
Carlos H. Johns 



Hprry F. W. Keuch 
Grant Kricder 
James U. LaMaster 
Fred Manthe 
Samuel E. Stacks 
John Seme 
Charles B. Sandquist 
Pius Stauffer 
George Whitmore 
Yoncie A. Wiley 
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BATTERY "A," 52nd FIELD ARTILLERY 

Captain Claude M. Howard 

1st Lieut. Oscar T. LeBeau 1st Lieut. Frank V. Farr 2nd Lieut. Edward W. Treen 2nd Lieut. Fiederick G. Crane, Jr. 

2nd Lieut. Harold O Hoppe 1st Sergeant Buell L. Boles Supply Sergeant Joseph C Patton 

Stable Sergeant Charles J. Roche Mess Sergeant Emil A. Prust 



Sergeants 

James A. Thome 
John A. RaU 
Paul Majka 
William A. Pohlman 
Robert E. Cooney 
John V. Jones 
Alvah W. Oliver 
Byron Harrison 
Charles L. Werry 
WilyO Zachry 

Corporals 

Homer Johnson 
William E. Collier 
Russell H. Cronoble 
Carl A Wise 
Ben H. Beaty 
Ernest J. Bowman 
Charles N. Minor 
Robert Gunther 
Earl Mathis 

Mechanics 

Reverdy R. Wilmot 
Horrace F. Fry 
Carl T. Frick? 



Horseshoers 
George W. Blaine 
W=lliam D. O'Connor 
Carl O. Swedberg 

Saddler 
William S. Thomas 

Cooks 
Chin S. Tong 
James R. Nelson 
Harry E. Parshall 

Buglers 
Thomas O Naron 
Berardino DeMatteo 
John J Filkowski 

Privates — First Class 
John Fendrych 
Frank Langley 
Kanstanty Schumel 
Smoin Taweel 
Sterling T. WaLace 
Noah W. Simpson 
Roy L. Stevens 
William C. Acton 
Leonard E. Barkley 
William H. Biker 
Patrick F. Boyle 



Thomas Blamey 
Hulan F. Butler 
Alfred E. Bird 
John F. Banta 
Albert R. Buntin, Jr. 
Julian E. Baker 
Leon W. Brooks 
Paul Campana 
A. Dee Carroll 
Harrison M. Cline 
Arthur H. Dinkelman 
Clarence E. Durham 
Wilh'am N. Davis 
.Silas C. England 
Horace Evans 
Bernhard Freund 
Lloyd E. Frankson 
Murty L. Fahy 
Edward D. Greithouse 
Castulo Gonzales 
Arthur L. Groves 
Bert L. Gumm 
Elchard Herring 
Arthur C Hampton 
Leonard D. Haney 
Edward J. Harmon 
Marshall Jackson 
Robert L, Lakey 
Charlie J. Lowke 
Patrick Lark 



John Lorber 
George F. Lee 
Joseph Lewinski 
William C. Manley 
Barrett S. Mace 
Jesse W. McGuire 
Isaac N. McMennamy 
Hugh J. Martin. Jr. 
Edward L. Murphy 
Thomas M. Murphy 
Raymond J. McNulty 
Robert W. McLemore 
James C. Nance 
Percival D. Paiscns 
Edward Raymond 
John F. Russell 
Thomas W. Scott 
Jasper J. Sexton 
Jessp Sykes 
Duncan R. Sanders 
Orval A. Todd 
Orton Townsend 
Walter A. Tipton 
Tony Vinardi 
Ned O. Wallace 
John D. Watson 
Saul Williams 
Arthur M. Weis.s 
Elmer Young 




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Captain William H. Burns 



1st Lieut. Charles N. Hobson 



1st Lieut. Robert M. Cathcart 
1st Lieut. Eugene C. Crowl 
2nd Lieut. Alden F. Brodt 



2nd Lieut. George E. Benson 
2nd Lieut. Den^el T. Sheppard 
1st Sergeant Joseph O. Gruber 



Mess Sergeant Frank Brunchwiler 
Supply Sergeant Garland E. Gradv 
Stable Sergeant George W. Wallace 



Sergeants 
Jasper E. Bond 
James Collins 
Otto E. Monow 
Henry B. McWhorter 
Warren A. Norman 
Whit O. Russell 
Grover D. Rainbolf 
Dee O. Sewell 
Benjamin A. Terrill 
Frank A. ThoU 

Corporals 
Edward S. Clayton 
William E. Doss 
Burtis R. Edson 
George F. Ellis 
Bradley F. George 
Dock Humphers 
WilUe W. Milmer 
Edward S. Reid 
Lem Williams 

Chief Mechanic 
Charles B. Holmes 

Mechanic 
George H. Wischhusen 

Cooks 
Bart G. Farr 
Barney Rizzo 



Jacob G. Shor 
Jamie C. Smith 

Horseshoers 
Mathew G. Buchanan 
Mansur S. DeWitt 
Joseph Stachursk! 

Saddler 
Rowan Green 

Buglers 
James A. Byms 
William J. Connelly 
Paul H. Yovino 

Privates — First Class 
Felix C. Barnes 
Lois F. Bonner 
James A. Boyle 
David Browne 
James E. Crane 
Willie R. Hayman 
Albert W. Hunt 
Bert R. Jacobson 
Roman Kabat 
Frank E. Krolak 
Harry H. Marion 
Virl L. McGinnis 
Michael J. Mongan 
Austin C. Murray 
Edward Nolan 



Hermon Owens 
Fred Picture 
Stephen A. Prayannis 
Carlton S Priestley 
Floyd L. Rosencrants 
Vincent W. Skibinski 
Anthony St>ibenvall 
Ura J. Tribbey 
Walter Trojanoski 
Nick Van Deraa 
John P. Wachowiak 
Henry C. Waldschmidt 
General L. Williams 
Edward W. Younger 

Privates 
Burtis Adkins 
Joel L. Baugh 
Bob T Bethune 
Michael Bulawski 
Castas Caras 
Michael J. Carney 
John H. Clark 
Charles A. Criswell 
Thomas Curran 
Thaddeus C. Duncan 
Harry M. Evenden 
Jim H. Glover 
Joseph Grzesiak 
John Henry 
Claude L. Hendrick 
Robert H. Holmes 



James O. Hopson 
Charles Knibb 
Kazimier Konieczka 
Dallas G. Lankford 
Arthur J Lee 
Horace H. Lee 
Robert E. Long 
Ralph W. Markgraf 
James P. McCagbren 
Comelious C. Mitchell 
David C. Newman 
William Padgett 
Henry J. Reynolds 
Fredrick Rudis 
Henry F. Scherwat 
WUliam T. Schueck 
Lan Smith 
Tommie C. Smith 
Jasper N. Smithee 
Jerry Sebranek 
Joel M. Tate 
Hazard G. Ufford 
Edward Verhelst 
Chester C. Vawter 
Robert B. Wade 
Carl Westergreen 
John M. WiU 



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BATTERY "C," 52nd FIELD ARTILLERY 



1st Lieut. Andrew A. Manning 
1st Lieut. David H. Stark 
2nd Lieut. W. L. Taylor 
2nd Lieut. Lofton V. Maddox 



2nd Lieut. Barton Griffith 
2nd Lieut. R. E. Renstrom 
2nd Lieut. Talmadge Baker 



1st Sergeant Charles L. Wood 
Mess Sergeant William .\. Conrad 
Supply Sergeant Benjamin J. Heiman 
Stable Sergeant Joseph Strassl 



Sergeants 
Peter S. Gust 
Walter J. Sachsel 
Earl H. Jones 
Meredith Wood 
Jesse L. Garner 
Lester E. Leffler 
Maxey L. Gatewood 
WiUiam R. White 
William H. Harkins 
Ernest Daugherty 

Corporals 
Frank A. Schwerdt 
Emil A. Hoelscher 
Robert C. Henry 
Ernest WeUbom 
Paul F. Sullivan 
John V. Nipp 
Herman Brown 
John B. Elkins 
Harris L. Stephens 
Quincy C. Davis 
Henry B. Hughes 



Richard J. Hosea 
William W. Kyle 
John W. Moss 
Clinton E. Vancil 
Colbert Wilkerson 

Chief Mechanic 
Thomas I. King 

Cooks 
Hermenegildo Carrillo 
Harry Hensley 
.\ndrevv Glon 
James H. E. Shain 

Horseshoe rs 
Frank Bennett 
Ysmael Hernandez 

Saddler 
Albert E. Zunked 

Mechanic 
John H. Goebel 



Bugler — First Class 
Oscar J. Shaw 

Privates — First Class 
James Collins 
Gardner L. Croy 
Orie G. FuUingim 
Boles L. Gajewski 
Warren B. Hardy 
Edwin C. Krizan 
Harry L. Miller 
Jesse Patton 
Roy F. Ray 
Elbert M. Roberts 
Cleveland Tippey 
William N. Wilbanks 

Privates 
Herman W. .\bel 
Wiley J. .Andrews 
Richard X. Barkley 
James Bisignoli 
Charles R. Blakeley 
George J. Bliss 



John Bozek 
Demon D. Breeland 
Ira R. Brj-an 
William M. Br\-son 
Ewell M. Bulla'rd 
Frank J. Burke 
Higinio Cardenas 
Ova B. Clawson 
John B. Clonan 
Michael F. Daley 
Luther Deborde 
Lawrence F. Demato 
John W. Franklin 
Wilmoth C. Harmon 
Charles W. Henderson 
Jesse L. Hyten 
Magee Jamail 
Michael Kemo 
William M. Ketcham 
Willis A. Hill 
Roland Layton 
William H. McBride 
.Altage O. McElhannon 
Paul Mariott 



Jeo Matthews 
George O'Reilly 
August H. Osterman 
Mack Overton 
Charles J. Parmese 
Robert C. Payne 
William M. Purdie 
Joseph Radzevicz 
Russell J. Reed 
Walter Reeves 
Leslie B. Robinson 
John Rolinc 
Umberto Savoia 
William C. Shiffer 
Walter Simmons 
Walter Simmons 
Walter E. Spitzner 
Harvey H. Sportsman 
Jess F. Stunson 
Hjalmer Swanson 
Marcello Tonso 
Fred Tucker 
Thomas Turner 
Lonnie Wiese 




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Lieut. Wm. L. Covington 

1st Lieut. Maurice K. Cummings 

Supply Sergeant Joseph S. Herrington 



Sergeants 

Harry Moskowitz 
Charles Lauritzen 
George D. Sparks 
Albert E. Chauvet 
Frederick Ford 
Jack B. HaU 
Emmitt L. Holmes 
Milan T. Mitrovitch 
Paul Schmidt 
Lee Vann 

Corporals 
John T. Boone 
Andrew B. Carothers 
Henry H. French 
Edward S. Herington 
Roy J. Hanson 
Ralph G. Isenhower 
Thomas C. Jennings 
Albert Kruckemer 
Herbert Locke 
Earl S. Mills 
Joseph Podwin 
Delino Roudebush 
Downing Young 

Cooks 
James T. Hudson 
Enrod A. Palm 
C. Thomas Riley 



1st Lieut. Marcus A. Cogbill 
2nd Lieut. .\mos P. Quinn 

Mess Sergeant Theodore B. Alexopulos 



2nd Lieut. William T. Cook 
1st Sergeant Jess Nelms 



Horseshoer 
Henry S. Thrasher 

Saddler 
Richard W. Arnold 

Mechanic 
Ernest L. Evans 

Bugler 
Frank Muhie 

Privates — First Class 

Johnie E. Baccus 
James Best 
Louis Covelli 
John Dera 
James T. Ferguson 
Samuel Fript 
Andrew L. Hamilton 
Clyde M. Hern 
William E. Loebe 
Freeman R. Nelson 
Philip Nussbaum 
Henry J. Oliver 
Ernest L. Radmacher 
Arthur L. Reece 
Carl Roos 
Earl E. Rudder 
George Sawin 
Walter W. Smolinski 
Tuskey L. Walker 



Privates 
Albert Armstrong 
Frank Banasiak 
William E. Bowman 
Ralph E. Cavalieri 
Frank H. Devitt 
John L. Douglas 
George W. Dubie 
Ward L. Duvall 
John P. Gardella 
Charles E. Gentesse 
Nicholas J. Goetz 
Thomas M. Hamilton 
William A. Henderson 
John Jazgar 
John Krasinski 
Clarence M. Leister 
George M. Frye 
Frank Loncor 
Tony W. Lochinger 
Floyd W. Maddux 
Louis Miller 
Dominick J. Morley 
John K. Myrick 
James W. Neaves 
Otto H. A. Neuber 
Otto P. Pool 
Earl E. Pratt 
Joseph O. Rees 
Guy L. Richardson 



Stable Sergeant Louis Golka 

Guy H. Ricketts 
Richard H. Riedel 
Benito Rodriguez 
Theodore H. Roegge 
John Rolando 
Edward Russell 
David D. Sayers 
Huston W. Seale 
Joseph C. Seets 
James H. Serff 
Louis S. SetliEE 
Fay D. Sheek 
Jesse J. Shields 
WiUiam G. Smith 
WiUiam L. Smith 
Albert Spencer 
John H. Stephens 
Guy H. Stevenson 
Reed Sumptor 
Arthur D. Switzer 
Sam Tanksley 
James R. Thornton 
Levi B. Tikubbi 
P. VoUbrecht 
Grover C. Walker 
WilUam T. Warr 
William Wede 
Knut A. R. Wieslander 
Lonie Wilkinson 
Sara Wood 
George Wright 






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Captain Clinton M. Lucas 



1st Lieut. George P. Shutt 
1st Lieut. William S. Cumming 



2nd Lieut. Homer M. Cooper 
2nd Lieut. William F. Catlin 



2nd Lieut. Sultan G. Cohen 
2nd Lieut. Clark E. William 



2nd Lieut. Graydon E. KHpple 
1st Sergeant Chester D. Moore 



Supply Sergeant William M. O'Malley Stable Sergeant Glenn W. Morgensen Mess Sergeant Robert W. Stephenson 



Sergeants 

Raymond P. Atkins 
Ned Brown 
Edward H. Coyne 
Charles W. Caldwell 
Thomas Jones 
Peter W. Johnson 
Charlie A. Johnson 
Edmond B. Lockett 
Joseph Mastracche 
Fred W. Simmons 
Oliver H. Talhnan 
Levi B. Hoskins 
Edmund C. Kelley 

Corporals 

Elmer J. Fanton 
William E. Greer 
John J. Hughes 
James E. McMillin 
Ulysses G. McGually 
Robert P. Merrell 
Odus B. Russell 
Jeff Scott ^ 

Mechanics 

Leonard L. Kirk 
Walter J. Zenkner 



Cooks 

Ned Crane 
Frank Malina 

Saddler 
George L. Taylor 

Horseshoers 

Allen Biby 
James F. Cox 
James H. Key 

Privates — First Cla.ss 

James T. Bailey, Jr. 
Oscar R. Cook 
Ray W. Doctor 
John O. Farris 
John T. Goben 
Benjamin A. Galindo 
Clifford G. Hogan 
James H. Gault 
King W. Montgomery 
Frank Picha 
William C. Parker 
Alva B. Port wood 
Frank M. Ravenscroft 
Robert L. Shields 
Clarence H. Warren 
Andrew M. Wilkinson 



Privates 

Louis .\matucci 
Frank A. Bates 
Ezio Bachini 
Thomas I. Brand 
Guiseppe Bouscio 
Charles O. Butler 
Justo J. Buitron 
Newman A. Canty 
George Corby 
John T. Corley 
Martin Cufal 
William D. Corder 
Russell U. Davis 
Alfred D. Dunn 
James H. Dennis 
Samuel W. Deskin 
Joseph T. Damico 
Thomas Dornan 
Enrico Di Pasqua 
Salvator M. Eulo 
William M. Haefer 
Lewis E. Hughes 
Varmer Herber 
Fritz H. Hartmann 
Jesse J. Jenkins 
Frank Irby 
Albert L. Kelley 
Robert P. Kane 
Joseph Li Pari, Jr. 
Rudolph A. Lindgren 



Oscar R. Lundgren 
Angelo Lemmo 
Edgar D. Main 
William E. Machen 
Charlie Macak 
Henry B. Norman 
Daniel B. Nixon 
Sidner L. Orwig 
Frank Ott 
Charles O'NeiU 
Nealy O. Perry 
Albert C. Peterson 
John C. Pearson 
Jesse B. Pollitt 
Gust A. Prim 
Wesley W. Pirtle 
Guy Plummer 
Walter L. Reeder 
Jack Reeves 
Rufus B. Saine 
William F. Stanton 
Clarence W. Sanders 
Jesse J. Stephenson 
Albert Schneider 
Frank Shelto 
Noah E. Tucker 
John D. Thornton 
Martin E. Walsh 
Richard Weideman 
Raymond J. Young 
Morris Zaranskv 





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1st Lieut. Herbert E. Featherstone 
1st Lieut. S. R. Cunningham 
1st Lieut. Frank V. Farr 



BATTERY "F," 52nd FIELD ARTILLERY 

2nd Lieut. Asa B. Conklin 
2nd Lieut. Henry W. Griffith 
1st Sergeant John R. Lutz 



Mess Sergeant Alex. Q. Reeves 
Supply Sergeant Eric E. Brown 
Stable Sergeant Joseph L. Miller 



Sergeants 

Lee W. Brown 
Frank J. Chmelik 
John M. Farmer 
Gilbert J. Glasgow 
James A. Greaves 
James R. Hanson 
James G. Kyser 
James A. McAuley 
Norman M. Saunders 
Albert L. Seat 
John Woelfle 

Corporals 

Harry H. Browning 
Oliver H. Hamlin 
Benj. H. Mallady 
John McKee 
Domenick Propati 
Louis P. Smith 
Fred S. Stillwell 
Claude L. Woodliff 
Albert Mathis 
Edgar D. Markham 
Percy S. King 

Battery Clerk 
Tully Neill, Corporal 



Cooks 
Russell A. Bolton 
Apostle Manes 
Carl A. Self 
Hardy A. Stanford 
J. E. Woolbright 

Horseshoers 
John F. Jarvis 
Thure J. A. Carlson 
Ed. Martin 

Saddler 
John D. Scroggins 

Mechanics 
Paul H. McFeeters 
James H. Winton 

Privates — First Class 
Louis Apolon 
Manuel V. DeCosta 
Harry H. Dickerson 
Gustav A. Erickson 
Dexter A. Jung 
John Lack 
Frank Marianetti 
Lewis H. McClure 
Alvin Roy Robison 
William G. Galbraith 



Henry Krause 
Clyde M. Lane 
Howard Mills Lemon 
Fred C. Nottelmann 
William Radloflf 
Leo J. Woods 

Buglers 
Frank J. Borowski 
Julius Lavine 

Privates 
Henry P. Bergmann 
James M. Blaylock 
Earl M. Brame 
Angelo Capaldo 
Marcos Crialdo 
William B. Gutschow 
Melvin A. Harris 
Edward Henke 
Grady W. Heer 
Mikail Kalabokis 
Hugh T. Kelly 
Harry C. Kight 
Albert Kolberg 
Johnnie W. Lancaster 
Henry Matranga 
James J. McCann 
Elton R. McColm 
Hubert McGinnis 
Frank G. Neely 



E. M. Nelson 
William A. Okhefskie 
James R. Owens 
Willie S. Payne 
John A. Pfeifer 
Stanislaw Plocharski 
Oscar E. Reynaud 
Clair S. Rike 
Charles M. Roberts 
WiUiam C. Schuldt 
Ernest W. Sherrill 
Joseph F. Slawinski 
Harvey L. Shull 
Walter Smith 
Walter S. Starkes 
George 0. Stoner 
John Svetkoff 
Frederick Thomsen 
Frank Uptmor 
Kaisner Urbanski 
Carl Wagner 
Elam P. Wallace 
Fred M. Ward 
Will V. Webb 
Forrest R. Whited 
Robert H. Williams 
Dick R. Wilson 
Rufus Woods 
Garlin Wyrick 
Adam Zalensky 
Chas. F. Zimmermann 




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MEDICAL DETACHMENT, 52nd FIELD ARTILLERY 
1st Lieut. Georee I. Badeaus 1st Lieut Charles W. McLain 



Sergeants 
Paul D. Blanlienship 
Clyde L Davi'i 
James H. Finnigan 

Privates — First Class 
Anton Klein 



Albert Langlois 
George H. Lebouef 
Carl F. Reinecke 

Privates 
Abraham DePagter 
John L. Finnigan 



Jewell Furimian 
Roy S. Gibson 
Lewis E. Golsan 
Elmer R. Heagle 
John T. Kahle 
Peter A. Kapolos 
Frank H. J. Koester 



William B. McCartney 
William A Meyer, Jr. 
Benjamin J. Schmidt 
Henry Swanson 
John M. Utterback 




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Ready on the Right! 



SUPPLY COMPANY, 86th INFANTRY 
Continued from page 136 



Privates- — Continued 
Charles E. Anderson 
Duane M. Andrews 
Antonio Angeloni 
Theodore Balansuela 
Frank F. Bently 
Roy J. Block 
Jack Brown 
OlUe J. Chandler 
Henry P. Chelette 
William R. Causey 
Windburn C. Cupell 
Roy J. Daniels 
Bert Davis 
Earl C. Davis 
Felice DeVita 
Alvin T. Dincans 
Tom H. Dossey 



Jules Duhon 
Robert F. Duna\-ant 
Fritz Eachen 
Fred W. Ebel 
Ed. J. Fechner 
Earl Freeman 
Clarence W. Freeman 
William Gamage 
James F. Gill 
Pinkney Guthrie 
Grady E. Harrison 
Laurits Harton 
WilUam F. Holland 
Charles R. Hurst 
Walter F. Ising 
George H. Jamison 
Helmar Jensen 
Roy Jones 



Miles A. Johns 

Walter V. Keating, Ord. Pvt. 

Alexander M. Lambesis 

Herbert B. Lynsky 

Kearby E. McKinley 

Leon Miller 

Alfred A. Montag 

William C. Musser 

William M. Neader 

Leo Nitti, Ord. Pvt. 

Bert Olson 

Jose Onteveres 

Farm O'Neal 

Fritz C. Otterbach 

Walter F. Patridge 

Willie H. Perkins 

Victor Pitts 

Lisbon A. Phillips 



Santos Sanchez 
Paul O. E. Schoenst 
Jesse J. Simpson 
Thomas E. Shackelford 
James G. Shea, Ord. Pvt. 
Rocco Shoemaker 
John L. Smith 
Trueman Sneed 
Jim F. Sorrell 
Arthur Steyeart 
Peter Syrakes 
John L. Thompson 
George Uncel 
John Vaytillo 
Ralph P. Wallace 
Roy E. Washburn 
Willie D. Witherspoon 
John L. Whitney 



SUPPLY COMPANY, 52nd FIELD ARTILLERY 
Continued from page 163 



Wagoners — Continued 
Augusta Wingfield 
Dewey Lovejoy 

Privates — First Class 
George Carkvolos 



Edwaid A. Dickey 
Harry Lesser 
John W. Martin 
George Quanstrom 
Thomas Shannon 
Felix Karczewfki 



James J. Whalen 
Glenn C. Sutherland 

Privates 
.■\lbert I. Robinson 
Ralph E York 



Ordnance Detachment 
Ord. Coiporal Elmer S. .Allison 

Privates 
.■\ndrew Cullen 



Louis Fuganti 
Peter Gaul 
Ernest Hein 
William Nadolny 
Charles H. Marsden 
Raymond S. Mahlv 



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FIFTY-THIRD FIELD ARTILLERY 

They Were Track Champions as JVell as Soldiers 




IN the winter of 1917-18 from overseas came a cry for 
cavalry — cavalry which was to take up its part in the 
great conflict when the war of position was over and 
the enemy forced into the open. The 303rd Cavalry was 
one of fifteen regiments of National Army Cavalry which 
were ordered formed in January, 1918. The regiment 

began to take form about 
February 1st, when offi- 
cers began to report. 
Lieut. -Col. C. S. Haight 
was the first officer to 
report, establishing tem- 
porary headquarters at 
Fort Sam Houston,Texas. 
On February 4th, Col. 
Samuel McP. Rutherford 
reported and took com- 
mand, a week later re- 
moving headquarters to 
Camp Stanley, Leon 
Springs, Texas, in a can- 
tonment formerly occu- 
pied by the Twentieth Field Artillery. 

The early spring will long be remembered by all officers 
and the few enlisted men who reported from time to time. 
To train officers, a provisional troop was organized and 
progressive work carried on until the first increment of 
recruits arrived. The 303rd Cavalry Band were among 
the first to arrive, coming from Camp Bowie, Fort Worth, 
Texas, where they were with the 111th Engineers. The 
long hard hours of work through the cold and rainy days 
of February and March served to knit the personnel to- 
gether and to develop an esprit de corps that will last long 
after we leave the army. Saturday, May 4th, will be long 
remembered by the first of the recruits. Weather raining; 
band playing, and the recruits with barrack bags on their 
shoulders, nothing in their stomachs, and their weight in 
Camp Stanley mud on their feet, plodded from the train 
and were divided among several troops for the night. 

Then started the War Department schedule calculated 
to make a cavalryman in three months out of raw material. 
This schedule was strictly adhered to, except for a few 
necessary modifications due to the fact that many of the 
horses were as inexperienced as the men. This called for 
long hours of horse training in addition to the regular 
work. 

The hardest days of intensive training passed and every- 
one started to enjoy the work. Drills became a pleasure, 
for real cavalry work began. The environment of the 
bull-ring and of the slow trot gradually was replaced by 
the cross-coimtry rides, patrolling, and the other work that 
every man who loves the great out of doors enjoys. It 
was then that the water supply began to give out, and it 
was necessary to go several miles each morning to water, 
where drill was carried on during the day, and the return 
was made in the evening. Thus a taste of army life in 
camp was experienced and in that the men developed the 
spirit of self-confidence. 

Rumors became rife that all National Army cavalry 
regiments were to be converted into field artillery. All 
officers who were away at different schools for cavalry 
work were called in, and on August 14th, the regiment was 
officially dissolved and formed into two regiments of field 
artillery, the Fifty-second and Fifty-third, as well as the 
Eighteenth Trench Mortar Battery. But though the 
303rd Cavalry is no more, the days that were spent in its 
short existence will never be forgotten. One thing only 



was lacking to make its history complete, and that was the 
opportunity to ride into the face of enemy fire and do its 
part on the fields of glory. 

With the formation of the Fifty-third Field Artillery, a 
new period of training began. Under-officered and under- 
manned, the different batteries tackled the problems of 
mounted drill and the duties of the cannoneer with the 
same spirit that had made the 303rd Cavalry a success. 
Only five weeks after its formation as an artillery unit, the 
Fifty-third Field Artillery passed in its maiden review 
before General Estes. This review showed that the cav- 
alry training had not been wasted, for the horsemanship 
of the regiment was especially commented upon. About 
this time a new element entered the regiment, with the 
arrival of a number of officers just back from service over- 
seas. Their experience with actual fighting conditions 
gave an added stimulus to the instruction and the regiment 
began to find itself as an organization. On September 
27th, Colonel Haight left for Fort Sill and was succeeded 
by Major Bonham, formerly of the famous Second Di- 
vision, whose Marines his battery had supported at 
Belleau Wood and Soissons. Twelve days later Major 
Bonham was succeeded by Major Sidney G. Brady of the 
equally famous First Division. Major Brady gave to the 
regiment its motto "With all one's might." 

During these weeks the intensive artillery training con- 
tinued, and when Colonel Merril assumed command on 
October 26th, the Fifty-third was well on its way to fight- 
ing efficiency. Colonel Merril combined other interests 
with the prescribed training. A series of dances for the 
officers was begun. The various batteries celebrated 
Thanksgiving by dinners and entertainments for their San 
Antonio friends and the non-commissioned officers gave a 
successful dance at the Knights of Columbus Hall. An 
interest in athletics was stimulated and a truly remarkable 
record achieved. With less than half the number of some 
of the infantry regiments, the Fifty-third won the divi- 
sional track meet of October 31st without difficulty, and 
on December 4th repeated, capturing 43 points out of a 
possible 80. 

The signing of the armistice, first rumored, then con- 
firmed on November 11th ended our high hope for active 
service. Yet perhaps nothing in the record of the regi- 
ment is more creditable than the manner in which the 
work continued. With no slackening of purpose or visible 
loss of enthusiasm the men 
of the regiment faithfully 
followed the training sched- 
ule, determined to live up 
to their formed reputation. 

A review of the history of 
the regiment would be in- 
complete without a word of 
special tribute to the en- 
listed personnel. These 
men, gathered from all 
parts of the country and 
from all walks of life, in 
six short months, despite 
distracting features, became 
soldiers in the finest sense 

of the word. Soldiers to-day, civilians to-morrow, the 
Fifty-third Field Artillery will always remain the symbol 
of our service to our country in its hour of trial, and its 
memory is one we can cherish as that of a service cheerfully 
given and carried forward to ultimate and complete 
success. 




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COLONEL W. S. WOOD AND STAFF, 53rd FIELD ARTILLERY 

Left to right 

Capt. William K. Russell Col. William S. Wood 

Major Edward C. Hanford Major Carlos W. Bonham 

Capt. Nerval W. Robinson Lieut. George F. Van Fleet 

Lieut. John B. Moore 



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HEADQUARTERS COMPANY, 53rd FIELD ARTILLERY 



Regimental Sergeant Major C. R. Young 
Regimental Sergeant Major Leonard L. Anderson 
Battalion Sergeant Major John P. Lowry 
Battalion Sergeant Major Jack H. Lerner 



Sergeants 

Andrew F. Surber 
John Bersick 
James K. Conner 
Clifford T. Easley 
Walter L. Geyer 
Howard L. Hathaway 
Lee V. Richardson 

Corporals 

Howell J. Crowson 
Von Erwin Davis 
Owen Wm. Kilday 
William Marebdt 



William D. Simonton 
Doyle F. Specht 
Henry H. Wilkinson 

Cooks 
Joseph Bertzick 
Felix L. Gribble 
Festus L. House 
Le Roy R. Wood 

Horseshoer 
Frank C. Schulze 

Privates — First Class 
Israel Abare 



Asst. Band Leader Edward Brooks 
Sergeant Bugler F. E. Mills 
Band Sergeant John W. Albin 



1st Sergeant Harry Shaffer 
Color Sergeant Harry D. Peary 
Color Sergeant John S. Joseph 



Stanley Billington 
Herbert W. Blair 
George Berke 
Walter O. Brown 
John Caldwell 
Drury Chaney 
Chas E. Crownover 
Andrew P. Danukos 
Ivan B. Dodd 
David J. Evans 
Jonathan C. Farley 
Wirt T. Folsom 
Harry C. Holland 
Otis E. James 
Clarence O. Jones 



Morris H. Kaliff 
Walter W. Looney 
Albert Reed 
Thomas E. Roberts 
Emerson D. Thomas 
Guy Thompson 
Calvin A. Ursetti 

Privates 

Orban W. Appleby 
Fred H. Bagby 
Henry C. Borchers 
August F. Brietzke 
Lester E. Chance 



BAND SECTION 
Band Sergeant Raleigh H. Williams 
Band Corporal Sterling L. Youngquist 
Band Corporal Robert E. Kuykendall 



Mess Sergeant William M. M. Koch 
Supply Sergeant Roy L. Mount 
Stable Sergeant James D. Carney 



Musicians — First Class 
Jay I. Williams 
William B. Herrick 
Wilbur L. Brown 



Musicians — Second Class 
Thomas W. Anderson 
Gus C. Edwards 
Noah B. Kilpatrick 



Gaston Person 
Virgil O. Tucker 
Musicians — Third Class 
Chas. M. Corder 



Theodore Dinklage 
Byron B. Fields 
William J. Fry 
Max L. Grout 
Claude L. Hill 
Ira W. Hipp 
John M. Hoffman 
John William Hubble 
John Oscar Lane 
George W. Martin 
Lloyd McReynolds 
Grady W. Moore 
Ellis T. Naifeh 
Rex Ridgeway 
Neal Robertson 



Arthur M. Sears 
J. C. Schler 
James M. Simms 
Steve Skrla 
Ehner C. Smith 
James B. Taylor 
James A. Thornton 
Barto H. Uzzell 
Sam W. Van Horn 
James J. Walsh 
Samuel J. Webb 
Hugh White 
Badger C. Williams 
Stanley Winchester 
Henry S. Worthy 



Corporal Bugler Simon P. Home . 
Corporal Bugler Stanley Pirogowicz 



Jack B. Hayslip 
Herbert C. Lempke 
Leonard D. Parrish 
Paul J. Real 



Gerald P. ScuUy 
Roscoe S. Woods 
Harry Yates 




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1st Lieut. George F. Van Fleet 
2d Lieut. Ernest W. Grimball 
Mess Sergeant John C. Godfrey 



SUPPLY COMPANY, 53rd FIELD ARTILLERY 

1st Lieut Ralph L. Scott 

Regimental Supply Seigeant Thomas G. Hubbard 

Stable Sergeant Alfred L. Wilson 



2d Lieut Allen D. Cloke 
First Sergeant William Kayser 
Supply Seigeant Reno Antonuccio 



Sergeants 
William J. Conway 
Edward A. Gallagher 

Corporals 
Frank E. Cuske 
William T. Hutchings 
Frank F. Bacon 

Cooks 
Harry C. Antle 
Woog A. Sudduth 

Horseshoers 
Mat. Hodak 



Edward J. McGraw 
Richard J. Taaffe 

Mechanics 
David A. Peterson 
Jim. O. Turvan 

Saddler 
Anton J. Ihle 

Wagoners 
Will H. Ballard 
James Blaha 
Howard J. Brigant 
William A. Chapman 
John E. Dando 



Reginald W. Davies 
Arthur C. Ford 
Lester Kautz 
Frank Klunk 
Harvey Lagow 
John Lamb 
Melvin Loftis 
Henry G. Payne 
George Smith 
Jame; M Staton 
Farris C. Stewart 
Edward Walker 
George Watson 
Charles M. Whitley 
Andrew Yorger 
John A. Zerwer 



Stanley Zilewicz 

Private — Fiist Class 
Samuel F. Sebastian 

Privates 
Juan Anzaldua 
Clarence W. Boyce 
Henry M. Bums 
Budge Chastain 
John Harris 
Thomas Silas Kelley 
Raymond Schoelm 
John F. Stasaitis 
Joe Szedeli 
William Fitzgerald Wagnon 




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BATTERY "A," 53rd FIELD ARTILLERY 



1st Lieut. Rogers T. Moore 
1st Lieut. John B. Jones 
1st Lieut. Maylon E. Scott 
2nd Lieut. Willard H. Curtis 



2nd Lieut. William F. Fisher 
2nd Lieut. George N. Isherwood 
2nd Lieut. Richard S. Vreeland 
2nd Lieut. Harry R. Thompson 



First Sergeant Henry L. Umlauf 
Mess Sergeant Carl A. Thompson 
Supply Sergeant John M. Pickett 
Stable Sergeant Adolph Thoraae 



Sergeants 

Frank A. Case 
George S. Jones 
Robert W. Seipel 
Sib S. Brewer 
Fred G. Gay 
Clarence H. Harris 
Leo Weidenfeller 
John H. Stuart, Jr. 
Thomas Aguirre 
Trinidad San Miguel; 
Gilmer R. Mauldin 
Elbert O. Ramsey 



Corporals 

Adams S. Davis 
Conroy Wilder 
Emory V. Hawcock 
Winfield W. Meyer 
Albert Elmer 
Edwin E. Regnell 
Dotie H. Townsend 
Milton Kallen 
Colvin T. Sexton 
Joe J. JoUey 
James B. Huff. Jr. 



Jr. 



Joseph C. Stahl 
Harry Meginnis 
Carl Hanson 
Archie N. Lance 
Fred H. Lindquist 
Desmond F. Rash 
John E. Richbourg 
Ernest E. McBride 
Jerry R. Stoops 
Harry E. Kadrisky 
Everett C. Matthews 

Chief Mechanic 
Martin F. Alexander 



Cooks 

Edwin E. Quisenberry 
Peter A. Johnson 
Ben Meissner 
John H. Kahler 

Horseshoers 

Irwin Gibson 
Bruce Larson 
August R. Gruhlke 



Buglers 



Charley Jordan 
William Gloza 

Mechanic 
Joe East 
Privates — First Class 

Ludwig A. Blumstengal 
Frank C. Right 
Walter Bachmann 
John F. Bellair 
Andrew Gurzynski 
John Jabczynski 
Oscar W. Jack 
Dario A. Hernandez 
Homer Jordan 
Clarence W. Leedom 
Charlie F. Lofton 
John E. Logue 
Archie L. Lopeman 
Simeon L. Mahannah 
Martin F. Meehan 
Burrell I. Sheppard 
John J. Totzke 
CUfford H. Slife 
Joseph Steffen 
Joseph Wanninger 



Privates 

George B. Adams 
Ernest L. Brown 
Martin Bruce 
Samuel M. Bonner 
Domenico Castellano 
Arthur Bugler 
Thomas Connor 
Thomas F. Donlon 
George Gaddis 
John Gora 
Thomas R. Gray 
Stanley Grendowitz 
John J. Grzadzinski 
Isom F. Jones 
Juan De Dios Mares 
William Kosis 
Julian McCollum 
Herbert Rainey 
Anton Riva 
Glen E. Roth 
Morris A. Rutledge 
Walter Schultz 
Governor H. Shaw 
Frank S. Smith 
Leopold Steiner 
Markucz Lukas 




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BATTERY "B," 53rd FIELD ARTILLERY 

Captain James Sipolski 



1st Lieut. William C. O'Keefe 
1st Lieut. William M. Vanderwaal 
2nd Lieut. Frederick S. Cooper 

1st Sergt. Robert A. W. Mattiiias Supply Sergeant Charles A. Geiger 



2nd Lieut. Ruch E. Evans 2nd Lieut 

2nd Lieut. William T. Clow 2nd Lieut. 

2nd Lieut. Harry J. Kluss 2nd Lieut. 

Stable Sergeant Frank piuch 



Sergeants 

Everett L. Evans 
Oscar F. Battles 
William H. Hart 
Walter D. Forrest 
Herman Hartman 
Emmett M. Osborne 
George M. Haden 
Elmore H. Russell 
Miles J. Early 
David McCoard 

Corporals 

Archie J. Delahunty 
Edmund A. Barrett 
George Curotto 
James Steen 
Frank J. Brown 
George O. Hendri.x 
.\nthony Walsh 
Walton I. Patterson 
Helmer Carlson 
William H. GriiTith 



Jesse T. Henry 
William H. Magness 

Cooks 
James Granacuris 
Robert S. Nelson 
Powderly F. Middleton 
Leonard R. Bartnek 
Ruby S. McWilliams 

Horseshoers 
Arakal DerBoghosian 
Jackson Nobletubby 
Melvin E. Darling 
Joseph E. Blubaugh 

Privates — First Class 
Salvator Bendatt 
WUliam F. Budka 
William C. Capps 
Robert W. Colston 
Lewis Estes 
George L. Gibson 
Andrew J. Hoffman 
Lester R. Johnson 



Maurice Johnson 
Ernest L. Lambert 
Rube Lester 
Howard F. Morse 
Shelby Perkins 
Fred Seely 
Theodore Schuit 
Elbert H. WilHams 
Roy E. Boslet 
Andy A. Brown 
James E. Buhler 
Rudolph J. Brueggman 
Jesse H Casper 
James F. Costello 
Herbert A. Devol 
James W. Devine 
Thomas T. Ehner 
Henry A. Engels 
Ben R. Germany 
Joseph F. Harrigan 
Olin Hendricks 
Elmer S. Hesh 
Wiley Hilburn 
Stanley C. Hokanson 



Paul V. McPherson 
Crowell E. Pease 
Philip P. Werlein 

Mess Sergeant Guy H. Turner 

Britt Irick 
David E. Kennedy 
Rudolph G. Krause 
John J. Kunza 
Frederick Y. Larkin 
Lonnie Loper 
Herbert Miller 
Thomas I. Minze 
Raymond Morris 
John K. Nagell 
Carl W. Oesterle 
William Poll 
Teodozy Porcunski 
Mendal Z. Rachman 
William Russell 
Ben E. Simeroth 
William Streich 
Arturo Uresti 
Lawson C. Ussery 
John Van Geffen 
Cecil C. Vines 
Joseph T. Visgilio 
Arthur Volberding 
Albert D. Woodall 




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CAMP TRAVIS AND THE WORLD WAR 




BATTERY "C," 53rd FIELD ARTILLERY 



Captain Lawrence J. Baldwin 
1st Lieut. William T. Delihant 
2nd Lieut. Carl H. Bauer 
2nd Lieut. F. A. Cooper 



2nd Lieut. Gordon E. Merrill 
2nd Lieut. John J. Condon 
2nd Lieut. Clarence W. O'Connor 
2nd Lieut. William M. Knowles 



2nd Lieut. Eugene Sims 

1st Sergeant Horace Thompson 

Stable Sergeant Clarence F. Neuendorf 

Mess Sergeant James B. Defibaugh 



Sergeants 
Arnold G. Griffin 
Henrj' Clay Brookman 
Donald L. Dowd 
Frank J. Hanak 
Harley A. Norris 
William C. Nye 
Earby A. Rogers 
George E. Rollins 
Jim B. Salyer 
Schepers 
Charles H. Smedley 

Corporals 
Harold W. Carver 
Sylvester Cirricione 
Buford Glenn Davis 
Emory V. Ewing 
Harry Kershner 
James G. Love 
Henry W. Moore 
James H. Sammons 
George W. Cassell 

Horseshoers 
George V. Vamer 
Bert W. Parker 
. Harry U. Kerley 



Buglers 
Louis P. Martell 
Harry W. Mason 

Saddler 
Barney McNac 

Cooks 
Wellington B. Kline 
Henr>' Stephens 
William R. Zimmerman 

Mechanic 
Milton A. Dykes 

Privates — First Class 
Or\-aU R. BedweU 
Theodore Berman 
William Bums 
James Chiamopoulos 
Gunard S. Danielson 
Edward \. Dougherty 
John J. Harrington 
Luther .\mos Hatfield 
Walter A. Lund 
Ignatius Malak 
Edmond W. Robinson 
Ma.x F. W. Schultz 



W'alter Schultz 
Joseph Schwind, Jr. 
Herbert A. Wenerd 

Privates 
Pete .\lberty 
Carl R. Anderson 
Harry A. Anderson 
Joseph R. Armstrong 
James A. .\skew 
Sequoyah Baldridge 
Loyal I. Boyd 
John E. Barder, Jr. 
Harry T. Boj-nton 
Walter L. Brown 
Fred Brubaker 
Kimsey Coffman 
George .A. Dennis 
Ernest G. Dickinson 
Delbert O. Dye 
Loved E. Farley 
John Fedock 
Waiiam T. Files 
Rudolph J. Fritscher 
Raymond T. Glackin (Detached 

service) 
John Glazauskis 
Thomas A. Glenn 



Alphonse Gugenberger 
John J. Hunt 
Joseph Huntz 
William Johnson 
William J. Jolly 
Frank J. Kauss 
Wedter J. Latham 
Ralph A. Lee 
Frazier Lewis 
John J. Lovet 
Gust Lindmark 
John R. Madderom 
Everett \'. Neese 
Richard Ozment, Jr. 
Philip Panunzio 
Theodore F. Pauley 
Charles S. Peiser 
Emmitt Powdrill 
.\llen J. Quishenberry 
Clyde \'. Rooker 
Omer Russell 
Henrj- Schroeder 
Samuel O. Shoemake 
Henrv J. Treece 
Albert W. Van Winkle 
Oscar Wear 
Floyd E. Wiess 
Otis A. Woodrome 




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BATTERY "D," ,'>3icl 11 ELD ARTILLERY 



Captain George H. Timmins 

1st Lieut. Howell Van Nostrand 
2nd Lieut. Russell A. Compton 

1st Sergeant Robert T. L. Patterson 
Supply Sergeant Fred E. Elmore 



2nd Lieut. .Arthur .\. Dailey 
2nd Lieut. William D. Dalton 



Sergeants 
William L. Pond 
Henry C. Black 
Thomas F. Vines 
Lindsey E. Kinney 
Felix C. Cline 
Larkin D. Manning 
Jim Webb 

Eugene Phillip Theis 
Harry L. Kreischer 

Corporals 
Charles Lawter 
Hardy Rauch 
Robert L. Womack 
Archie L. Jones 
Charles L. Boy 
Joe Lopez 
Martin R. Cavazos 
Allen Bassett Davis 
Joe Hafner 
Frank Maldonado 
Henry S. McLaren 
Milton H. Moore 

Cooks 
Harry Reynolds 
Earl L. Beiard 



Horseshoers 

Rex Bayless 
Harry L. Stierwalt 

Saddler 
Elmer Ward 

Mechanic 
Jesse C. Stewart 

Buglers 

Louis Bradac 
Lewis Stabeno 

Privates — Fiist Class 

Edward A. AUard 
Albert E. Anderson 
Harvey Bernier 
Archie B. Calder 
Harry Eggers 
Michael Finkelstein 
Tami Ragusa 
George E. Froman 
Harry B. Gibson 
Walter H. Gibson 



2nd Lieut. Reuben E. Gray 
2nd Lieut. Marshall E. Cole 



2nd Lieut. Maston H. Pruett 
2nd Lieut. Louis H. Strock 



Stable Sergeant Jackson W. L. Moody 
Mess Sergeant William Hugh Counts 



Ross H. Miller 
John Monroe 
Walter A. Roung 
Max Styrk 
Anton Zylan 

Privates 

Charlie Franklin Anderson 

Robert Louis .\nderson 

Alex. Alexander 

Paul .Altemus 

Jim Bob 

Daniel G. Braman 

William Ivey Colbert 

Henry Eugene Dowling 

Peter Elipani 

Tony Falco 

Mike Farrell 

Paul Ficht 

Otto Garren 

Beppo I. Gengerello 

Harvey L. Gerard 

Peter Gibson 

Petross Gremen 

Everett Goodin 

Bert Grafton 

Roby Grisby 



Ferdinand Hanz 
Harvey Hayes 
George Hoolie Horn 
Robert Oliver Bennet 
William J. Jarrett 
Clarence Robert Knapton 
Frank Lubojacky 
Sim M. Lancaster 
Dulin Lynn 
Thomas E. Mahan 
Charlie Mayton 
Charles McGovern 
Earl E. McKay 
Guiseppi Nectoli 
Luther O'Connor 
Antonio Paninello 
Mario Perozzolo 
Joseph Pouliot 
Willie Mack Risinger 
Tom Randleas 
Delbert Sanders 
Andrew Elbert Seward 
Phillip Leslie Smith 
William L. Taylor 
Arnold Waller 
Franklin E. Wilson 
George Altus Sterling 





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Captain Benton G. Shoemaker 
2nd Lieut. William E. Coleman 
• 2nd Lieut. John E Groenert 



.BATTERY "E," o.3rd FIELD ARTILLERY 

1st Lieut. Robert W. Vail 
2nd Lieut. Harry S. Cutler 
2nd Lieut. Guy Morrow 



1st Lieut. John B. Moore 

2nd Lieut. Hal Daniel 

2nd Lieut. Franklin G. Armstrong 



Sergeant — First Class 
Arthur Zahn 

Supply Sergeant 
William E. O'Byrne 

Mess Sergeant 
James E. Walker 

Stable Sergeant 
Lonnie H. Stutts 

Sergeants 
Paul Povlovsky 
Joseph E. Grammier 
WiUiam S. Dix 
William G. Colton 
Shaler S. Davis 
Charles A. Hogan 
John R. McEntvre 
Steele A. Wright 
Erven A. Gra'iam 

Corporals 
Henry J. Pasche 
WiUard E. Clarke 
Joseph L. Cleary 
James B. Thornton 
Eugene K. Herrick 
Arthur L. Gants 
Thomas F. Ashley 
Charles E. Hightower 



Dewey L. Johnson 
Dick Sheridan 
John O. Hornbeak 
John W. Warren 
Frank A. Anderson 
Clyde Parker 
John M. Price 
Mark Bamett 

Cooks 
James Kenzal 
Joseph M. Provenzano 
Roy S. Wiginton 
Frank B. Wilson 

Horseshoers 
Ulysses R. Pugh 
Peter L. Rozzell 

Mechanics' 
Rammie A. Smith 
Oscar E. Zenkner 

Saddler 
Earl Green 
Bugler 
Wine A. Sharpe 

Privates — First Class 
William Bergmann 
Mark W. Crosby 



Cecil L. Denton 
James M. Eager 
Eliseo F. Flores 
Ollie F. Flynn 
Ernest R. Glancey 
John F. Hall 
Edgar R. Hooper 
Claude K. Howe 
Sam Ma.xwell 
Frank J. Monahan 
James L. Pate 
James Petty 
Christopher C. Pool 
Walter G. Simpson 
Martin L. Sowle 
Roy A. Todd 

Privates 

Frank Baker 
Huda J. Bamburg 
Ed L. Bourland 
Frank L. Broaddus 
George H. Carlson 
F. L. Chambers 
Marvin R. E. Choate 
Andiew S. Coconaugher 
George C. Conklin 
WiQie J. David 
Will O. Davis 
Ray F. DeFrain 



Jack A. Duchamp 
Joseph R. Duval 
Petrie Elverson 
Dewey H. Franklin 
Frank B. Gallagher 
Douglas Graves 
Odis Guidry 
Nelse J. Hass 
Jess Hemdon 
John C. HoUoway 
Theodore Kuhnau 
Charles E. Lowery 
Umila Lunaro 
Barnes H. McLaughlin 
Herman H. Nehrkorn 
Melvin L. Packard 
Henry Patterson 
John B. Qualey 
Christopher Ross 
John Ryan 
Henry Schade 
Richard Shine 
Anthony J. Slick 
Tony Szwajkowski 
Claude Turner 
Earl F. Taylor 
Carl Van Kanegom 
Herbert D. Webster 
Arthur S. Weiss 
Sebe M. Wilson 




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1st Lieut. Roger A. Cook 
1st Lieut. Francis M. H. Dazey 
2nd Lieut. Franklin G. Davidson 
2nd Lieut. Richard W. Griswold 



BATTERY "F," 53rd FIELD ARTILLERY 

2nd Lieut. Raymond W. Cobb 
2nd Lieut. Tliomas J. Elliott 
2nd Lieut. Joseph M. Wells 
2nd Lieut. James L. Moore 
2nd Lieut. William J. McDonald 



1st Sergeant Harry Denny 
Supply Sergeant Robert W. Bast 
Mess Sergeant Joseph C. Glaviana 
Stable Sergeant Louis Feuer 



Sergeants 

Claude V. V. Forster 
Vernon R. Shaw 
Walter J. Mumme 
John C. Copeland 
Warren R. Whitehead 
John DePratti 
James M. Dye 
Berkley Gregg 
Harry Forester 
John Lynch 
Mart Simmons 

Corporals 

Alexander Alp 
Charles E. Smith 
Abner C. McAfee 
Chalres Regini 
Edward E. BeU 
Abel DeHaan 
Clyde A. Curless 
Ben A. Howell 
Herman H. Miller 
James Tah-Kofper 
Roy D. Cassity 



Cooks 

George Vallas 
Antonio R. Forestello 

Horseshoers 

Alva B. Hall 
Lindsey C. Owsley 
Frank S. Youree 

Saddler 

Lamar George 

Mechanics 

Henry Schorder, Jr. 
Russell C. Glaser 
Fred E. Brown 

Bugler 

Goivann Brocoli 

Privates — First Class 

Luther Beck 
James L. Brown 
Charles O. Clark 
Lee R. Clavton 
William T.'Coltman 



Stash Cone 
Lloyd L. Curtis 
Frank G. Fisher 
Robert A. Hart 
Anton B. Heiner 
Charles A. Lewis, Jr. 
August Mitas 
Peter C. Nyborg 
Leon Podgorski 

Privates 

Durrell B. Baldwin 
John B artels 
Carl F. Bauer 
James E. Boone 
Albert T. Caddick 
Lee E. Castle 
James H. Carpendale 
Herbert L. Clark 
Karl J. Clore 
Robert L. Connell 
Franklin P. Cox 
Tom R. Cushman 
Chester Daley 
Roy E. Dixon 
Joe J. Drozd 
Milton H. Franks 



Tom T. Gay 
Wallace M. Gilchrist 
Gunnar P. Gudmundson 
Henry W. Henderson 
Robert V. Holt 
Stanley Jablonski 
Luther L. E. Johnson 
James T. Johnson 
Thomas B. Jones 
.Albert A. Kaminski 
Walter R. Keller 
James J. Kelley 
Johan A. Lindgren 
William F. Loftice 
Ignac Matczak 
Henry A. McAfee 
Taylor E. McNabb 
Mickle Medgie 
John J. Moll 
William H. Morris 
Matthew A. Myers 
Harold M. Phelps 
John Poniedzielski 
Peter Skrebutenas 
Louis Stellman 
Benjamin S. Weinberg 
Anton Zilinskas 





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MEDIC.\L DETACHMENT. 53rd FIELD ARTILLERY 



1st Lieut. Ralph E. Murrell 

Sergeant 
James T. Smith 

Privates — First Class 
Willie G. Bort 
James R. Leamon 
.\lbert P. Lee 
Robert S. McXaughton 



Captain Xorval W. Robinson 
1st Lieut. Edward D. James 

Herman J. Neumann 
Wesley W. Richards 
Hugh L. Roberts 

Privates 
Gustave .\uch 
William Beckley 
Adolph GardeU 



1st Sergeant Joseph E. Spelich 

Gustave Hansen 
Harry Musker 
Erwin E. Ohlendorf 
Nathan .\. Slayton 
Harlan M. Sloane 
James -\. Truelock 
Leo J. Beister 
Clavbome S. Clark 




VETERINARY DETACHMENT, o3rd FIELD ARTILLERY 



1st Lieut. James R. Renfrew 
1st Lieut. Guy G. Stevens 



Farrier Floyd Dickson 
Farrier John Lucus 



Farrier Harold L. Trew 

1st Class Private Roscoe Payne 



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Gold Brick Hank 



THE "GOLD BRICK" STAFl- 
Name 



Duty in Division 



1. Major General Regtl. Sgt. Major L. D. Bower Division Commander. 

2. Brigadier General Color Sgt. Fred HoUiday Comdg. AWOL Brigade. 

3. Colonel Sergeant Calvin N. Noble Chief of Staff. 

4. Lt. Colonel Color Sgt. Dan M Shannon Asst. Chief of Staff, GB-L 

5. Major Sergeant B. F. Pool Asst. Chief of Staff, GB-2. 

6. Lt. Colonel Supply Sgt. Mark J. Gregory Division Quartermaster. 

7. Lt. Colonel 1st Sergeant Walter Adkins Division Inspector. 

8. Major Coiporal Oliver L. Ely Division Judge Advocate. 

9. Lt. Colonel Sergeant Geo. W. Frels Division Adjutant. 

10. Major Sergeant H. C. Van Hise Asst. Division Adjutant. 

11. Captain Regtl. Sgt. Maj. Frank A. Brown Division Personnel Adjutant. 

12. 1st Lieutenant Bn. Sgt. Major T. E. Griffith .Aide. 

13. 1st Lieutenant Bn. Sgt. Major G. E. Johnson Aide. 



THE "GOLD BRICK" DIVISION 



THIS organization, known as "The Gold Brick Divi- 
sion," with the mythical rank of its various mem- 
bers, was formed in the Headquarters Company, 
Fifty-second Field Artillery, in the following manner: 

Upon the cessation of hostilities there was naturally a 
great deal of disappointment on the part of the members 
of the Headquarters Company, because of the fact that 
they were denied the opportunity to show their mettle 
on the firing line in France, and it was found that certain 
members soon lost considerable interest in their work, 
and lapsed into that old army habit of passing the buck. 
In the army, passing the buck is such a universal prac- 
tice that a man must be exceptionally clever to be able 
to get away with it, but there were certain non-commis- 
sioned officers in the company who seemed to be exceed- 
ingly proficient in the art, and when a man becomes an 
artist along these lines he is henceforth known in army 
parlance as a gold brick. This group of gold bricks caused 
much discussion in the company, and many arguments 
were had as to who was the greatest gold brick in the 
regiment, and finally, after much heated discussion on the 
subject, it was unanimously conceded that without a 
doubt, considering all the circumstances, conditions and 



the past records of the men, Regimental Sergeant Major 
Bower took the prize, and if a man ranked according to 
his ability to gold brick he certainly would rank as a 
major-general. 

Sergeant Major Bower was notified of this decision and 
immediately assumed the rank that was so unceremoni- 
ously thrust upon him. He not only assumed the rank, 
but seemed to glory in it, and formed for himself a staff, 
giving each man a mythical rank and basing his appoint- 
ments upon the general ability of the various men to gold 
brick or pass the buck. Thus was an organization of 
thirteen members formed which was thereafter known as 
"The Gold Brick Division" because of the high rank that 
had been thrust upon the various members of the group 
by their associates. There is no doubt that if the truth 
were known quite a large organization of gold bricks could 
have been formed, not only in the Fifty-second Field 
Artillery, but in other units as well, but these gold bricks 
seemed to be very exclusive, and while there were many 
men who gold bricked very consistently before and after 
the formation of this small unit, the charter members 
thereof would not even deign to take notice of their pro- 
pensities, and the ranks were never- recruit^. - - 



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FIFTY- FOURTH FIELD ARTILLERY 

A Jack-of-All Regiment is This Outfit 




IF there Is one regiment which can do everything and do 
more than a little bit in each, it is the Jack-of-all 
regiment, the Fifty-fourth Field Artillery (motorized). 
For the Fifty-fourth started out as an aggregation of 
cavalrj' troops; presto-changed into light artillery and 
then proceeded to metamorphose itself into a motorized 

artillery regiment. 

It was a long jump 
from its original form as 
the 304th Cavalry which 
was mobilized at Camp 
Stanley in April, 1918, 
to its present formation 
as a horseless organiza- 
tion, but the jump was 
made and the men con- 
tributed their modicum 
to the history of Camp 
Travis after a fashion 
which has long since 
ceased to be opera bouffe 
and has become every- 
thing that should attract the admiration of the true soldier. 
Men of the National Army from New York and Illinois 
comp)Osed the 304th Cavalry, which was one of the first 
cavalry regiments organized from draft men. It was 
formed at Camp Stanley, Texas, and the officers assembled 
in April. After a month's specialized training under Col. 
Lincoln Andrews, later apjx)inted brigadier-general and 
sent overseas, and Lieut. Col. Fitzhugh Lee, the officers 
were ready to impart the same thorough instruction to 
their men. The first body of men to arrive was the regi- 
mental band which was taken intact from the Fifth Illinois 
Cavalry at Camp Logan. It was commanded by Band 
Leader Alan Deege, who was later commissioned a second 
lieutenant and remained as the band conductor. The 
other companies from the New York and Illinois draft 
regiments arrived during April and the early part of May 
while the regiment was carrying on its period of intensive 
training. Continuing this work on the boots and saddles 
schedule the cavalrymen were fit and ready for overseas 
service by August. 

Then came the first rift in the lute. An order came to 
convert the regiment into field artillery. Half of its 
strength were to be sent to the Forty-third Field Artillery 
at Camp Stanley, and the other half turned over to the 
Fifty-fourth Field Artillery which was to be organized at 
Camp Travis in August. The last review of the 304th 
as a cavalry regiment was held and presented one of the 
most remarkable pictures that could be obtained from 
green men, mostly city-bred, and equally green horses, 
many of which had scarcely known a saddle imtil broken 
by the troop)ers. Intensive training of the men and ani- 
mals had obtained noteworthy results. The regiment 
formed for review at a full gallop, and not a nose went 



ahead of the imaginary line made by the horses in the 
process of formation. Both men and officers had attained 
two qualities necessary — intensive training and thorough 
discipline. 

But fate, it would seem, was a peculiar trickster against 
this regiment. Half of it was to become the nucleus of a 
motorized regiment. So with the coming of the fall 
months, half of the e.xtinct 304th Cavalry found itself in 
Camp Travis without horses and so far as instruction was 
concerned, ready to do the about face. It was a matter of 
forgetting boots, saddles and spurs and getting down to 
thinking in terms of mils, angles, motors, carburetors and 
standing gun drills, but here again it was demonstrated 
that once a soldier always a soldier and once a good 
regiment always a good regiment. 

With a sigh as he heroically placed behind him the mem- 
ories of dangerous hurdles, and mad rides over the fields 
of Camp Stanley and impressive mounted formations, each 
officer and man went to his respective school to learn to 
be an artilleryman. The results attained before and after 
the armistice was signed have proven that these men 
accepted and capitalized the new condition with the 
fortitude of a real soldier. 

An ideal organization reflects the efiiciency and knowl- 
edge of its commanding ofiScer. This is quite true of 
Col. Edward P. Orton who took command of 304th 
Cavalry when Col. Andrews was relieved. He brought 
the same principles of instruction and discipline with him 
to the Fifty-fourth Field Artillery, and it is a known fact 
that his personality can be seen in every effort made by the 
regiment. Colonel Orton has had a long and distinguished 
record as a soldier. He was born at Washington, Arkan- 
sas, and appointed to the U. S. Military Academy from 
that state, graduating with 
the class of 1896. 

Colonel Orton has served 
in Cuba, the Philippine and 
Hawaiian Islands. From 
1906 to 1910 he was detailed 
in the Pay Department. At 
the outbreak of the present 
war he was detailed in the 
Quartermaster Department 
and was made dejwt quar- 
termaster. Port of Em- 
barkation, Newport News, 
Virginia, which depot he or- 
ganized; he was relieved in 
May, 1918 as depot quar- 
termaster. Port of Embarkation, Newport News, Virginia, 
and assigned to command of the 304th Cavalry, National 
Army. Colonel Orton is a graduate of the Army School 
of the Line, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; the Cavalry and 
Artillery School, Fort Riley, Kansas, and the Field Artil- 
lery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. 




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LIEUT.-COL. RUTLEDGE AND STAFF, 54th FIELD ARTILLERY 

Left to right (Officers) 
Lieut. Alvin R. Dallmeyer Lieut.-Col. Robert C. Rutledge 

Major Franklin L. Miller Major Frederick W. Wurster 

Lieut. Gerald P. Clute 



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HEADQUARTERS COMPANY, 54th FIELD ARTILLERY 



1st Lieut. Roy G. Booker 
2nd Lieut. James H. Carll 
2nd Lieut. William L. Pierce 
2nd Lieut. Adrian G. Wynkoop 
2nd Lieut. Oscar Dahl 
2nd Lieut. AJvin R. Dallmeyer 



2nd Lieut. Alan Deege 

2nd Lieut. C. W. Koerner 

2nd Lieut. Gerald P. Clute 

Regimental Sergeant Major Joseph P. Haley 

Regimental Sergeant Major William L. Hunter 

Battalion Sergeant Major Emmett M. St. Clair 



Color Sergeant Wilfred Dufour 
1st Sergeant Martin J. Revello 
Sergeant Bugler Howard M. Steed 
Band Sergeant Graydon C. Lower 
Supply Sergeant William V. Landwer 
Stable Sergeant Mack Lorenz 



Sergeants 
Robert F. McKinley 
James H. Smith 
Claude I. Warlick 
Herbert Sams 
Lionel D. Riker 
Leslie L. Morris 
Carl Fahnstrom 
Harvey Z. Nourse 
Albert Goldensun 

Band Corporals 
Clarence Blankenburg 
Maurice G. Dickson 
Nicholas L. Musolino 

Corporals 
Jay W. Green 
Hardy H. Lassetter 



Leo M. Adams 
Herbert N. Olsen 

Cooks 
Nova F. Smith 
Christ J. Sterious 

Wagoners 
Edgar P. Arnold 
Charles B. Huls 
Homer O. Jackson 

Mechanics . 
William E. McKinley 
Hjalmer Nelson 

Musicians — First Class 
Peter Giorio 
Frank Grippaudo 



Musicians — Second Class 
Francis C. Fletcher 
George C. Ringler 
James M. Vincent 

Musician — Third Class 
John H. Pearce 

Buglers 
Fred L. Middleton 
William F. Nix 

Private — First Class 
Albert C. Wroblesky 

Privates 
William D. .Alexander 
Lindsev C. Ballard 



August Bartel 
Bezzie L. Blaylock 
Sam Brucato 
Fred L. Buckles 
Will H. Clair 
Charles K. Cohn 
E. L. Collingsworth 
Ernest B. Coplen 
M. L. Dayton 
Anton Dvorak 
Frank Fojtik 
Ed. L. Hagerty 
Owen P. Hale 
Clyde iL Hanna 
Albert F. Heindel 
-Arthur P. Hudgins 
George Huether 
Clayton M. Johnson 
Carroll E. Justus 



Joseph T. Keane 
Charlie A. Knudson 
Oscar C. Lancaster 
Raymond LeGrasse 
Walter McAnear 
Charlie L. McCain 
Richard E. MiUs 
Kirtland G. Parks 
Oscar Parker 
Albert Partridge 
Frank L. Robinson 
Leslie W. Royall 
Walter M. Shands 
Peter J. Strother 
Samuel J. Slick 
Mark Sloves 
Romeo G. St. Germain 
Edward P. Taheny 
Roy G. Turner 




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SUPPLY COMPANY, 54th FIELD ARTILLERY 



2nd Lieut. Harry F. Cooper 
2nd Lieut. Guy R. Coc 
2nd Lieut. Murray Russell 



Captain Wakeman Hackett 
Regimental Supply Sergeant Joseph Abrams 
Regimental Supply Sergeant Lloyd D. Stevenson 



Sergeants 

Otto R. Krueger 
George Appley 

Corporals 

Paul J. Fishel 
Fletcher A. Haynes 
William J. Heffron 
James F. Peterson 
Edmond J. Poncin 

Blacksmith 
Charles McKee 

Saddler 
Thomas D. Spell 

Cooks 

John E. Hartley 
Howard M. Knowles 



Charles Y. Jones 
Jeff Sudduth 

Wagoners 
Russell .Mexander 
John D. Bodine 
Cecil E. Bond 
Jess Bradshaw 
Phil F. Brequx 
George Carlton 
Charles Crotty 
Chandler Edwards 
Otto R. Faedtka 
Andrew J. Garvey 
Michael Geraghty 
James Jones 
Walter Lewis 
Daniel Nashan 
Miroslav Pencik 
Lorenzo Sevey 
Walter Schild 
George W. Stelle 
Lawrence D. Styron 
George Winistorfer 



Privates — First Class 

Augustine J. Botterman 
William Degnan 
Frank Rincione 



Privates 

Charley M. Burruss 
Albert M. Cocke 
Arthur H. Chamblee 
Dillard D. Dobbins 
Thomas J. Dockins 
Felix Dynowski 
Thomas L. Eddleman 
Ray J. Fleece 
James A. Gearhart 
John S. Hunter 
Grover C. Jackson 
Thomas Jacob 
John Jennings 
Oswald Klepp 
Lucien J. Legendre 
Charles D. Leper 



Regimental Supply Sergeant Robert L. Livesay 

1st Sergeant John Mas Luckinbill 



Sol. Lewis 
Dick Lewis 
William E. Moore 
James B. Mustain 
James Nicols 
Clifford Newell 
Joseph C. Padgett 
Robert W. Parry 
Homer F. Petrea 
William R. Pirtle 
Thomas J. Quinlan 
Lee D. Reed 
Earnest E. Sanford 
Walter F. Schlack 
Clarence T. Stites 
Burton Stumphorn 
Morma E. Thompson 
John J. Tipperrietcr 
Tom Tramel 
Glen W. Tuttle 
Edward Weber 
Herman Wiebke 
Loyal T. West 
William E. Wright 



Ordnance Department 

Ordnance Sergeant 
Leroy E. Taylor 

Sergeants 
Charles B. Moore 
Richard Terpening 
Robert Corbin 

Corporals 
Robert W. Behringer 
Stanley W. Cochrane 

Privates 
Thomas J. Dunn 
Francis J. Foley 
John J. Fey 
Elbert E. Harris 
William J. Hickman 
Adrian Johanns 
Carl H. Johnson 
Harvey P. Miller 
Edward McGrath 
Joseph H. Parr 
Victor J. Walter 




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BATTERY "A," 54th FIELD ARTILLERY 



2nd Lieut. Edward N. Wiggin 
2nd Lieut. Scott A. Dahlquist 



2nd Lieut. Edwin D. Cooke 
2nd Lieut. Winthrop I. Collins 



2nd Lieut. Raymond P. Flynn 
1st Sergeant Alexander Stock 



Supply Sergeant Fred L. Magoon 



Sergeants 

Stanley G. Rupich 
Reuben Kelly 
Zed W. Willett 
Earl C. Moore 
Joseph B. Scanlon 
Andrew Johansen 
John W. Hargrave 
Walter H. Pendleton 
Roy Clements 

Corporals 

Bemie F. Parkhurst 
Byrl G. Milner 
Zemie R. Brenaman 
William B. Buchmiller 
Michael J. Dougherty 
Noah I. Gillespie 
Arthur J. PuUen 
Richard F. Wilson 
Joseph N. DeLong 
Charles F. Carlton 



Edwin R. Riemer 
Cash V. Emery 
Milton L. Williams 
Joseph H. Holmes 
Omar Cunningham 
Ernest G. Futterhecker 
Thomas W. Stousland 

Cooks 
Presly T. Hutchinson 
Earl G. Teal 

Buglers 
Adam Samanek 
Milton S. Brown 

Saddler 
John C. Malone 

Privates — First Class 
William B. Murphy 
Victor H. Nuckolls 
Edward H. Re>-nolds 
Roy F. Sandberg 



George L. Wittman 
Archie F. Guthrie 
George W. Carle 
Michael Rocca 
William E. Gamble 
James J. Keefe 
Lenn D. McCrory 
John F. Szweda 
George E. Walker 

Privates 
George B. Arledge 
Edward M. Bell 
William A. Borowski 
Emil C. Bourgois 
George W. Brown 
Thomas B. Calvin 
Harry A. Campbell 
Ernest E. Caskey 
Lee Cobbs 
John M. Crow 
Guy Davis 
Leroy DeCamp 



Dave T. Dickson 
Riley E. Dowell 
Roy B. Elam 
DeWitt Finney 
Otto H. Fromm 
Arthur A. Fuhrman 
John L. Gee 
William H. George 
Steve Haggis 
Halmer Hansen 
Fied J. Hilgart 
John Hopkins 
Ernest R. Johnson 
J. R. Jones 
Frank S. Kidwell 
George C. Lee 
ComeUus W. Maloney 
Pete H. Mathis 
Amos Mattern 
Albert H. Meggenburg 
William A. Mick 
WilUam Miller 
Henry Minx 



Robert W. Mitchell 
Clarence Nichols 
Walter H. Pearson 
Leonard C. Peterman 
Tulio Ricko 
Elmer D. Robertson 
George Schulz 
John Shaip 
James E. Snyder 
John J. Spitznagel 
William C. Stanfield 
Charles C. Steiger 
James R. Sullivan 
Eugene Szwajkart 
Dowzer E. Taylor 
John W. Thomas 
Porter Thompson 
John Thornton 
Johnie W. Tyler 
Marion Westfall 
Lawrence Williams 
Albert Woerner 



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BATTER V "B," o4th FIELD ARTILLERY 



Captain Charles D. VoUers 



Captain Benjamin R. Brindley 



1st Lieut. John J. Quail 

2nd Lieut. John C. Davis 

2nd Lieut. WiUiam G. McCurdy 



Sergeants 

Arthur G. Chapman 
Albert Glignor 
Gilbert B. Goff 
Laurence A. Harris 
Leonard J. Higgins 
Anthony Kapczynski 
James F. Perry 
Ernest B. Smith 
Carl Williams 

Corporals 
Floyd M. Bctts 
George L. Blagg 
Leon D. Bond 
Philip P. Casey 
Charles Fortgang 
George G. Greshavv 
Harry B. Hoffman 



Richard P. Kalter 
John B. Moon 
Clark H. Parkhurst 
James W. Phillips 
Emil B. Schiller 
Ross E. Shoop 
Dale D. Stephens 
Bert J Waltermire 
Novus H. Weaver 
Orval C. Whipple 

Saddler 
Milford S. Reynolds 

Mechanic 
Cornelious G. Penner 

Wagoners 
Edgar V. Anderson 



1st Lieut. Edward R. Whittingham 
2nd Lieut. Henry C. Davidson 
2nd Lieut. Andrew E. Conover 
2nd Lieut. Paul McE. Washington 



Jesse M. Olds 
Marshall A. Olson 

Cooks 

Robert L. Douglas 
Jase Plaster 
William M. Sanders 
Walter M. Sisco 

Buglers 

Fay J. Leonard 
Tandy Sanford 

Privates — First Class 

Grady W. Conner 
Nels T. Ekstrom 
Clyde Mitchell 
Harris Staton 



Golie C. Stockton 
Virgle Weddle 
Oscar D. Williams 

Privates 

Ernest W. Bell 
Earl J. Bentler 
William Bottoms 
Reynolds Brigance 
Benjamin W. Cecil 
Christ Christensen 
Phillip J. Christoffel 
Kelly B. Cope 
Warner J.;Davenport 
Roy Emerson 
Walter L. Felke 
Estel S. Fondren 
Emanuel R. Freitag 
Edward F. Friese 



1st Sergeant David M. Keehn 
Supply Sergeant Harry P. Herzog 
Mess Sergeant William H. Reynolds 



Ernest T. Gamble 
Ripley B. Harwood 
Arthur C. Hohmann 
Alfred Holmgren. Jr. 
Ervin T. Kier 
Louis Kotz 
Anton T. Kutac 
Joseph H. LaFrance 
Peter Langas 
Herman Lange 
Joseph S. MacHenry 
Carl Martin 
Nante A. L. Martin 
Alessandro Molini 
Raymond W. Moore 
Jefferson D. Morgan 
Maiion L. Morrison 
Charles B. Orr 
Joseph W. Peebles 



Lee A. Powell 
Bernard E. Pyka 
William C. Reid 
Ed. C. Revard 
Roy A. Richardson 
Frank R. Richmond 
George D. Roberts 
Homer T. Sallis 
•Charles Sanderson 
Isaac Sawidan 
Rudolph Schaffer 
William E. Standard 
Arthur 0. Steffan 
.\ntonio Sunzeri 
Richard Swanson 
Carey Turner 
James S. Vancura 
John E. Woods 




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Ist Lieut. Floyd F. Eldred 
1st Lieut. Ross L. Milliman 

1st Sergeant Thomas K. Shaw 



BATTERY "C." 54th FIELD ARTILLERY 

Captain Hartwell H. Linney 

2nd Lieut. Hallock P. Long 
2nd Lieut, .\lfred E. DaWs 



Sergeants 

Homer Carter 
Honore Comelis 
Henr>- J. Dexheimer 
James A. Hays 
John B. Hooper 
John W. Liverman 
James \. MajTiard 
Odie McCuUom 
Victor G. Salinas 
Luther G. Turner * 
Edson B. Wolverton 

Corporals 

Maurice C. Booth 
Charles Brack 
Earl L. Deshazo 
Emanuel Halpert 
John P. Hume 
Henr>- H. Hvatt 



Arthur R. Jones 
Frank Krabsbach 
Frank H. Storm 
William E. Stobaugh 
Alfred E. Graham 
James H. Vaughan 

Cooks 
Hiram C. McClain 
Paul W. Schur 
Rov L. Stedman 
William N. Smith 

Buglers 
Edward B. Conway 
FeUx F. Waite 
Reuben J. Wilkinson 

Privates — First Class 
Joseph A. Deruse 
Leo S. ilarceau 
Robert C. Motley 
Charles E. Sterling 



Supply Sergeant Edward P. Smith 
Privates 

Andrew Bacchi 
Fagan A. Bates 
Gustave H. Baumgardt 
Claud Beeson 
.Arthur M. Berg 
Otis L. Bohall 
Charles J. Bretz 
.Allen L. Brewer 
Gustav G. Buesing 
Ercole Conti 
Fred L. Cosier 
John D. Collins 
Arthur .A. Da\-is 
.A. Davis 

Benjamin J. Davis 
Harr>- Davidson 
Amie S. Flatness 
Charles A. Fifield 
LeeRoy Ford 



2nd Lieut. Thomas V. Stark 
2nd Lieut. Raymond Kerr 

Mess Sergeant Troy W. Adams 



John C. Frantzen 
Lee P. Gall 
Ralph D. Gillogly 
Ernest M. Goddard 
Festus A. Haag 
MeUan .A. Hand 
Oscar W. Hubbard 
Bunch Hill 
Harry A. Jenrich 
Knudt F. Johannsen 
.Adolph Kalgarden 
Joseph Kitto 
George O. Kvalvog 
John Leverenz 
Philip Locks 
Palmer E. Linn 
Arbie J. Maxfield 
Walter D. Meek 
Edward F. Miles 
Ian C. Mclntyre 
Xute Paschal 



Emmitt R. Pryor 
Joseph Rizzo 
William C. Roberts 
Thomas Salisbury 
Fred W. Sellen 
Eugene T. Sewell 
Otto M. Shupe 
Lacie V. Shelton 
Herbert Slaughter 
Arvid C. Soderling 
Floyd F. Stevenson 
William E. Swinford 
Tine Tidwell 
Nelson C. Torpey 
Elbert Traylor 
William D. Tyree 
Joe VeUno 
Ed. D. Via 
.Arnold B. Walton 
Harry R. Weber 
Earl Wimberly 




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BATTERY "D," 54th FIELD ARTILLERY 



Captain Scott P. Hart Captain 

1st Lieut. William V. Philips 2nd Lieut. Joseph K. Felker 

2nd Lieut. Alva A. Brumfield 2nd Lieut. Oliver C. Cobb 

2nd Lieut. John A. Nolan 2nd Lieut. William L. Sutton 



Sergeants 
Goal TuUous 
Burr W. Sharp 
Thomas H. Murphy 
Alvin E. Bronstad 
W'illiam E. Woods 
Norman L. Stewart 
Edward Lehman 
Jacob Blasdel 
Eli J. Covington 
James W. McCann 

Corporals 
James K. Beauchamp 
Bennie Brown 
Herbert W. Lang 
Henry Ness 
William L. Chisholm 
Cornelius J. Mara 
Richard E. Rohrback 
Joseph Glantz 
Harvey Allen 
George Cumpton 



Chauncey A. Itschner 
Bruce M. Thomas 
Oscar W. Vogel 
Mechanic 
Joseph P. Howe 

Saddler 
Charles W. Johnson 

Cooks 
Frank Smith 
Jesse B. Ivey 
Adolph Rommel 

Privates — First Class 
Charlie T. Amick 
Embrey Daniel 
William F. Fennema 
Joseph E. Jarvis 
Huglf T. Johnson 
John W. Marsh 
Thad M. Shelton 
George W. Schuster 
Roland O. Sweetman 



Harry W. Sebring 
Robert O. Waldron 
Anton F. Cieszynski 
Christopher W. Wiese 

Privates 
Giordano Baldassin 
Leo S. Bass 
Michael Bellwich 
Andrew C. Boyd 
Frederick R. Carley 
Vernie Clark 
Frank Coleman 
Fred E. Coleman 
George T. Cormier 
Arthur J. Cramer 
Edmund E. Cowan 
Steve Debrowske 
Richard B. DeMunbreun 
Remo Di Zefalo 
Joseph E. Frith 
Russell E. Ferrell 
William P. Foster 



Guy L. Badger 

1st Sergeant Jack H. Powell 
Mess Sergeant Charles G. Hilse 
Supply Sergeant Mose J. Harris 



William Gallagher 
Joseph M. Green 
Aubrey L. Gleason 
Jesse L. Grantom 
Anton E. Grube 
Floyd H. Hamacher 
Robert L. Hart 
Charles Hartmann 
Thomas E. Hay 
George W. Hickey 
Peter Hoars 
Wesley F. Holland 
George W. Hornby 
Arthur C. Hubbard 
Alex. W. Hunt 
Joseph A. Jean 
Bryan E. Jordan 
Mathias H. Kirbach 
Elmer L. Mears 
Andrew L. McMillan 
W'illiam B. Moss 
William L. Mullen 



Fred T. Norman 
Stewart Nystrom 
Francis O'Connor 
Frank Pokomik 
Garry W. Putnam 
Stinnis Reynolds 
Fred C. Reese 
Richard C. Rupp 
William Schueler 
Hugh Simpson 
Bernard St. Clair 
Isaac P. Thomas 
Paul Thomas 
Tom R. Vaughan 
Robert N. Wagner 
Adolf H. W'alter 
Stephen Walters 
Arthur P. Waxier 
Albert J. Watkins 
Fred Wenneberg 
Louis Witkowsky 
Henry G. Yarbrough 




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BATTERY "E," 54th FIELD ARTILLERY 

Captain A. Dwight Williams 

1st Lieut. Alonzo C. Scurlock 1st Lieut. LystOD G. Snyder 2nd Lieut. Ray T. Roberts 2nd Lieut. Archibald S. Teller 

2nd Lieut. Walter R. Nichol 2nd Lieut. Alfred J. Cone 2nd Lieut. Chester P. Collins 



First Sergeant Robert A. Tropp 
Supply Sergeant Ernest C. Nagel 
Mess Sergeant Virgle M. Williams 

Sergeants 
Daniel Heam 
John R. Henderson 
Richard R. Jentzsch 
James C. Porter 
Edwin S. Righeimer 
Earl E. Selvidge 
Nuss Stevenson 
Joseph F. Terrell 
William Williams 
Michael Pershyn 

Corporals 
Luther H. Buchanan 
Arnold P. Baker 
Elza F. Adams 
Andrew Balla 
Jeremiah Baddell 
Thomas J. Brown 
Fred J. Bruggemeyer 
Ambrose J. Carolan 
Houston Edmonds 



George A. Hoefle 
James B Looby 
Robert Lorrb 
\irgil T. O'ConneU 
Thomas J. Patterson 
Maurice H. Ptterman 
George Richards 
Herman F. Seefelt 
George Sheyahshe 

Cooks 
James W. Austin 
Thomas O. Dyer 
Frank Drechsler, Jr 
George J. Ditewig 

Privates — First Class 
Manley O. Anderson 
Lawrence Boulton 
Tony Broeringmeyer 
Edgar R Canavan 
Robert G. Carr 
J''sse M. Cassell 
Geoige W. Condo 
Perry Copp 
Benjamin Cornell 
WilUam Dasenbrock 
Hairy C. Donaldson 



Albert Doles 
Earl Frailey 
Addison W. Fullwood 
Aloysius Garvy 
Frank S. Harrell 
Frank KeUy 
Edward M. Kilu 
Thomas Kulick 
Edward J. Laurendeau 
Edwin J LindquLst 
Charles Loneman 
Peter C. Neilson 
Carl Olsen 
Roley Sands 
William H. Sheehan 
WiUiam H. Sheets 
John S. ToUett 
John W. Wolfe 
Lawrence A. Wolfe 

Privates 
Jess R. Andrews 
Charles P Bartlett 
Joel B. Bledsoe 
Anton F. Brdecka 
E^rl C. Brooks 
Ralph Brumleve 
Emory B. Cain 
James R Cannaday 



William C. Condon 
Walter C. Cooper 
Omer P. Dumas 
David B. Elledge 
Arthur Englekirg 
Edward R Fiauenfelder 
Dave Frazier 
John Grencer 
Hobait W. Hamilton 
Robert Hinchey 
Amos L. Jones 
Louis Knabe 
WiUis O. Medford 
John J. JIcMahon 
Thurman O. Mock 
Robert Moore 
-Alfred Nail 
Henry F. Peters 
Eddy Peterson 
Albert C. Revels 
Edmond Schranz 
William C. Schulte 
Fred Stepan 
-Arthur E. Steullett 
Fred N. Tidrick 
John Toenjes 
Willie Woods 
WiU Valdes 
Chester W. Zettwoct 




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BATTERY "F," 5ith FIELD ARTILLERY 



1st Lieut. Culver C. Bragg 
2d Lieut. Walter L. Goldston 
2d Lieut. John B. Chilton 
2d Lieut, jfohn S. N. Davis, Jr. 



Sergeants 
Joseph M. Wagner 
Felipe Garcia 
Fay D. Allison 
H. Malcolm McCarty 
Benton R. Starkey 
Charles R. Brown 
Eugene F. Rooney 
John P. McLure 
William P. Buzan 

Corporals 
Claude C. Abercrombie 
Walter D. Edwards 
Walter L. McCarroU 
Clarence M. Utley 
Earl F. Stice 
Arthur P. Parrott 
Anthony O. Miller 
Luke L. Robinson 
Frank C. Murray 
Henry Moreau 



Elza H. Parks 
Rudolf R. Kuehn 
Edward J. Eggum 
Victor E. Norman 
Henry C. Thorpe 

Saddler 
Julius W. Harris 

Cooks 
Abby L. Bain 
Joseph E. Forsyth 
Arthur J. HoUinsworth 
John H. Hendricks 

Mechanic 
Lynn L. Wilson 

Privates — First Class 
Philip D. Barnes 
Joseph A. Cannon 
Ralph Davis 
John De Boer 



1st Lieut. Archibald W. Fisher 
2d Lieut. Thomas P. Clyde 
2d Lieut. William T. Lowrey 
2d Lieut. Paul F. Jervis 
2d Lieut. Roy A. Welday 

Paul Groh 
Percy Hinebaugh 
Albert Nett 
Charlie P. Williamson 

Privates 
William F. Auston 
Harry L. Burns 
Erwin Buchholz 
Robert C. Bowles 
Anton J. Bordovsky 
Sam W. Cowan 
Bennie H. CoUeps 
Albert G. Cash 
Gustave A. Carlsten 
Claes V. H. Claeson 
John D. Curfman 
Hyman Dolinsky 
Ralph J. Davis 
Fred A. Engel 
Evert C. Frost 
Willie E. Fambrough 



1st Sergeant Ralph S. Hinman 
Mess Sergeant Charlie R. Heller 
Supply Sergeant George M. Barr 
Stable Sergeant Sam M. Hyden 



Marion Franceschi 
Jack Greenspoon 
Frank N. Gillock 
William A. Hutcheson 
Ellis Honeycutt 
Arthur J. Harris 
Tack Hodgson 
Louis Harrison 
William J. Hof 
Hubert H. Henger 
Fred Hasty 
Eric O. Henderson 
Harold Jones 
Emanuel Kastenbaum 
Edward M. Kuykendall 
Frank Kasik 
Joseph Kwiatkowski 
Frank J. Landolt 
Gust A. Lindgren 
Carl Loord 
Archie L. McClennan 
Bailey W. Moore 



Clyde Murphy 
Frank J. Marwig 
Isadore Meltz 
Fritz G. Nelson 
Otto W. Nicklas 
Adolph Pfeiffer 
Herbert G. Pearson 
Arthur L. Pagliaro 
Adolph F. Palm 
HoUey H. Stout 
Clyde Slay 
Rudolph Truhlar 
John G. Tackett 
Carl M. Thorp 
Hugo H. Theis 
Richard Triptow 
Fred Teneyck 
William G. Tranel 
William J. Weir 
James V. Weaver 
Bucaro Biagio 
Adolph L. Convert 



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MEDICAL DETACHMENT, 54th FIELD ARTILLERY 



1st Lieut. Charles F. Lyle, M.C. 

Sergeant — First Class 
John C. Sycamore 

Sergeants 
Clarence H. Rushton 
John C. Winfree 

Privates — First Class 
Christian A. Christensen 
Dudley R. Holloman 
Henrj-H. Litke 
Joseph W. Maresh 
Alvin P. Noves 
Walter R. Schilling 
August Schinkofski 
Walter S. Stanford 
Horace B. Stone 
Emil O. Webber 



1st Lieut. Ernest W. Nitscbe, M.C. 

Privates 

Earl W. Bailey 
John C. Binder 
Herman Dillavou 
Charles Ekdahl 
Van Hause 
William F. Kreklow 
Peter J. Lappen 
Robert A. Mattuschek 
William F. McNamara 
Luther W. Miller 
Joseph V O'Rourke 
Aloysius Scharenbrock 
Irvin E. Simpson 
George E. Sisco 
Paul J. Stahl 
Jesse E. Waddell 
Alvin C. Watson 




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COMPANY "D," 35th INFANTRY 



Privates — Continued 
Marion Germain 
Rocco Giordano 
Jose De La Luz Guillen 
Albert J. Harper 
Grant M. Hays 
Ernest H. Heim 
Harry J. Heppner 
Conrad H.L.C. Hildebrandt 
Henry 0. Hiliger 



Ovid Hurt 
Carl R. Johnson 
Let A. Johnson 
John F. Ladner 
Anton O. Langenfcld 
Ernest I-ixke 
Michael McGuigan 
Severin S. Melling 
Mike Music b 
Fred Neff 



Continued from page 

John O. T. Nelson 
William NickofI 
Evan Olsen 
ThorvaUl Opdale 
Robert Rangartz 
John D. Reece 
William V. Reder 
Sherman H. Rose 
Charles L. Schulz 
Matthew J. Schelski 



ISg 



John E. Severson 
William Shore 
Leo Simonis 
John L Simpson 
Frederick Thieme 
Charles Thomas 
Joseph Twarn 
John Warren 
Jacob Weber 
Herman G. Wendjer 



Raymond Wieczorek 
Edmund B. William 
Dan Woods 
Raymond Woods 
George G. Wright 
Robert B. Crawford 
Thomas F. Farris 
George L. Harris 
Raymond Jackson 
Ira M. Whitney 



COMPANY "E," 35th INFANTRY 



Privates — First Class — 
Continued 

Henry T. Cornelius 
Earnest Cox 
Fred Creel 
Michal Danilovitch 
Harry Dapron 
Johnathan O. Jenkins 
John Kicul 
John Kitzhoffer 
Joseph Krowczyk 
Paul Kurczak 
Clay E. Lewis 
John Moskal 
Martin A. Naleway 
WiUard E. Potter 
Edmund Rakstel 
Vincent Richter 



Joseph Rober 
Stanley Russ 
Alex. Satkowski 
Roy Sayers 
Martin Shoptaw 
Stanley Smolinski 
Joseph Stanczuk 
Isadore Steinberg 
Robert W. Swan 
Lee R. Turner 
Charles E. Williams 

Privates 
Baptiste Allies 
Rasmus R. Anderson 
Walter Baker 
Thomas A. Barler 
Ralph Barone 



Continued from page l^S 

Fredrick Beckman 
Charles O. Beverly 
Bolen T, Branscomb 
Edward Brockman 
Benjamin R. Brummitl 
Tony Carvallo 
John G. Crawford 
Melby M. Curtis 
Charles A. Deloy 
Watsoti Dickerson 
Paul A. J. Frega 
Edwart Garbolino 
Frank C. Glotfelty 
Jan Greenwold 
Fred H. Grewe 
Paul C. Grischow 
Harry B. Hams 
Earl V. Haskins 



i-'.dward Hasse 
koy Hickman 
Henry Hitzman 
(Jeorge Huber 
Edgar A. Irion 
Tomas Jones 
Charles H. Klein 
Louis K. Klose 
August Kruckeberg 
John A. Kufeldt 
Henry F. Leverenz 
William O. Lueth 
William A. Lycan 
John McCafTerty 
Uominico Madrid 
Dick Marcus 
Herbert F. Marshall 
Maria I. Martinez 



Horace Mathes 
\\ illiam Moellenk.amp 
William J. Niebur 
Robert Noble 
lOarl Olscn 
John M. Persano 
Henry Peterson 
Fredrick T. Schaefer 
Charles J . Schelski 
Alma Smith 
Alexander Stasulaitis 
Boleck Stecensky 
Oliver P. Swiger 
Emil Urhausen 
Clyde Williams 
Louis H. Zaehler 
Pete Zaras 
Henry Zimbleman 
Frank Maddox 



COMPANY "I," 35th INFANTRY 



Buglers — Continued 
Mac M. McLaughlin 

Privates — First Class 
John J. Bieniek 
John Brigando 
William Daniel 
Leo J. Farley 
William A. Flanagan 
Max Gitlitz 
Paul Goddard 
William J. Kerzek 
John Krosinski 
John Labrizzi 
Bolestaw Latek 
James Liewald 
Joe Meceunas 
John B. McMillan 
WilUam J. O'Reilly 
Glenn V. Parker 



Victor N. Plauger 
Frank B. Rys 
Harry E. Schneider 
George \'. Soloman 
Louis J. Terrian 
SUas T. Wright 
Paul W. Zinn 

Privates 
John Aibukoy 
Niculaie Andros 
Erwin N. Allen 
Jesse T. Beer 
Olaf R. Berglund 
Peter R. Berlow 
Milan Bijelich 
Hugh W. Binns 
Harry J. Brown 
George Bruss 
Winfred J. Carter 



Continued from page J27 

Valdemar Christensen 
Willis Clemmer 
John H. Cullen 
Arthur D. Davis 
George J. B. Dow 
Harry C. Ehlers 
John J. Eland 
James Farrelly, Jr. 
Arthur T. Ferguson 
Patrick J. Foye 
Alfred E. Gabrielson 
Samuel B. Goldstein 
Frank J. Greeley 
William Hamling 
Thomas Hanrahan 
Clifford L. Holsinger 
William H. Hood 
Harley J. Jenkins 
Eddie A. Johnson 
Elmer O. Joyce 



Joe Kopech 
Ben Kotz 
Rychard Kozicki 
John I. Kukielski 
Millard Lambert 
Joseph Lin. '-r 
Isser Lipson 
Leo Mandel 
James F. Matias 
Willie Mayberry 
Fremont R. Metcalf 
John Moore 
William J. Moran 
Thomas Morrissey 
Jozy Myakoski 
Charles H. Mclntyre 
John J. McManus 
Clarence L. Norton 
Maryian Olszanski 
.Alex. Pejdzmski 



Charles Poles 
Tony P. Powers 
Joseph M. Pyle 
Arthur H. Rohde 
Charles Rutkus 
Clinton A. Sawyer 
Thomas C. Scully 
Sherman W. Secrist 
William H. Sewell 
Herman E. Snyder 
Anthony Stroer 
Victor R. Sundberg 
Oscar Swanson 
Roy Thompson 
James L. Walls 
Max Weinberg 
Frank Williams 
Daniel W. Wilson 
John Wittmeyer, Jr. 
Alex. Vanolko 



COMPANY "K," 35th INFANTRY 



Mechanics — Continued 
Michael Koshula 
George H. Black 
Peter Guswinetz 

Buglers 
Frank J. Niesbrella 
John Kerchinske 

Privates — First Class 
Maurice E. Arundell 
John V. Bost 
Angelos Buros 
Jack H. Fox 
George J. Grikshell 
Harry H. Joseph 
Thomas Smittyklas 
Marion Speagle 

Privates 
William A. Almblad 
Albin S. Anderson 



Bennea Astrowski 
Richard Bartik 
George W. Baumel 
Arthur R. Bosley 
Allie Bird 
Earl Brazil 
John J. Cunningham 
William G. Deacon 
Lyle A. Derr 
Oren Dobey 
Emanuel Dee Doetsch 
Jacob Dziki 
Grady Earnest 
Rufus Evans 
Adam Gachewicz 
William Gerhauser 
Aleck Goldman 
Frank E. Graves 
Leo Halanski 
John C. Hoffacker 
Irving F. Honeck 
Joseph Hupka 



Continued from page 128 

Earl James 
Julius C. Jensen 
James Jonas 
Raphael Keltz 
Walter Kempenski 
Wallace Kincaid 
Alik Kirby 

Theodore A. Kjeldsen 
John Klocke 
James P. Kondopulos 
John Kosurek 
Alexander Kowalski 
Herbert Krump 
William K. Landom 
Frank Lang 
Louis J. Levine 
Robert G. Larson 
Arthur Livingston 
Wladymir Malyniak 
John H. Manske 
John McCarthy 
John McGinty 



Robert McSherry 
Andrew Mickle 
Walter R. Miller 
Albert Minicucci 
George H. Mokate 
Viggo Nielsen 
Otto Nimtz 
John O'Donnell 
Richard E. Oliver 
William Ostergaard 
John J. Pattock 
Frank F. Petrinovich 
William F. Pfeifer 
Joseph Polinski 
Earl P. Polzin 
Adam Pzybytowicz 
R. R. Quinn 
Charles Quinn 
Jack H. Roach 
John Ross 
George Rossi 
Matt F. Ryan 



Albert R. See 
Jess Sergent 
Paul Sevrenson 
Charles E. Singleton 
F. E. Slevin 
Wactow Smigulski 
William O. Sprinkle 
Oliver Staples 
Wadyslaw Storen 
Pete Strbay 
Earnest R. Swanson 
Harry S. Swanson 
WiUiam P. Trumbull 
Stanley Turoy 
Franklin J. Varela 
Bennie A. Voss 
Andrew Vronka 
Norvid F. Wallin 
Nathan Warshavsky 
Homer Williams 
Charley J. Willison 
Max Wolman 



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EIGHTEENTH TRENCH MORTAR BATTERY 

They Started Out As Machine Gunners 



1~^HE Hun is said to have placed his most stalwart 
machine gun units; as a matter of fact those who 
have gone report that although the others retreated, 
the machine gunners stuck to the bitter end. When the 
personnel of this organization, formerly the Machine Gun 
Troop of the 303rd Cavalry, was selected, Uncle Sam must 
have had in mind the plan of going the Hun one better, as 
he did in poisonous gases and everything else which he 
attempted. 

The various officers who have been with the Eighteenth 
Trench Mortar Battery are unanimous in their report of 
the loyal support of the men. At all times they have come 
across with everything which could be desired. The men 
of no organization have been more willing to make sacri- 
fices in subscribing for any worthy cause which has been 
brought before them. A brotherly feeUng has existed in 
this organization which will long be felt and sadly missed 
when the men are finally mustered out into civil life. For 
instance. First Sergeant Lampkins was dollars short one 
day in handling some funds belonging to the battery — 
whether this was due to a mistake in making change or 
whether some one actually scampered away with a ten 
dollar bill, no one ever knew; however, the next morning 
the sergeant was presented with a handful of nickels and 
dimes by the men, amounting to a round ten dollars. 
This merely illustrates a happy state of relations existing 
among the soldiers of this organization. What a golden 
age we would live in if the greedy merchants and sales 
people could share this spirit with us! One of the men 
who had just been discharged from the service drew his 
last check for $16.07. He had a wife and new-born babe 
in town and no home in which to go. Again the men ral- 
lied to the cause and each one chipped in to his utmost to 
send the brother on his way with enough to keep him until 
he secured a job. Again the men of the army, though 



their pay is a pittance compared to the civilian's pay, have 
done a deed and taught a lesson. There are no tight wads 
here. 

During May, 1918, the men began arriving at Camp 
Stanley from Texas, Oklahoma and Illinois, and from 
Chicago and New York. After several weeks of dis- 
mounted drill they were put on horses and practically re- 
mained there during the rest of the scorching summer. 
Probably no man had ever worked so hard, but every lick 
had its effect, for when the 303rd Cavalry passed in 
mounted review before General Holbrook on the first of 
August, it was no longer a mob of rookies but a regiment 
of well-trained soldiers. 

After the twelve troops of the 303rd Cavalry had been 
organized, the ofiicers of the Machine Gun Troop-to-be 
gradually selected men for their machine gun organization 
from the other twelve troops. In making their selections 
they looked into each man's record and qualifications, for 
machine gunners must be above the average in strength, 
of steady nerve, keen sight and mechanically inclined. 
This organization was complete by the end of May and 
from that time really dates the birth of the Eighteenth 
Trench Mortar Battery. 

On August 15th the 303rd Cavalry was converted into 
field artillery. At this time the 303rd Machine Gun Troop 
was made into a separate organization, the Eighteenth 
Trench Mortar Battery, brigaded with the Eighteenth Field 
Artillery Brigade, and moved to Camp Travis, Texas. 
Here it remained. The Boche was whipped and with 
nothing in view to fight, the men of this battery pined 
away, for the next war seemed a long way off; however, 
everyone agreed that our work was not labor lost, but an 
education in a new field and phase of life. The members 
of the Eighteenth Trench Mortar Battery will go home 
when the time comes, as men, not boys. 




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218th ENGINEERS (SAPPERS) 

They Beat the Flu Instead of the Hun 




PROBABLY the youngest organization in Camp 
Travis — from the point of its arrival in camp — was 
the 218th Engineers, one of six divisional engineering 
regiments ordered organized on July 31, 1918, when six 
infantn,- divisions were authorized. The instructions 
caUing for the formation of this regiment ordered that the 

or}.'anization should take 
place at Camp A. A. 
Humphreys, Va., where, 
upon completion of a two 
months' course of train- 
ing in special engineer- 
ing work, it would join 
the Eighteenth Division 
at Camp Travis, Texas. 
It was expected that this 
regiment would go over- 
seas with the Eighteenth 
Division in January, 
1919, and, after a two 
months training period 
in France, would go to 
take its place on the firing line. 

Owing to the fact that the first draft was about ex- 
hausted and that the second draft law had not yet become 
operative it was evident that no men would be available 
for this regiment until the September call of the draft. 
It was accordingly decided that this regiment would be 
organized principally from men called into the service 
about September 5th. The non-commissioned officers 
were to be obtained from the schools at Camp A. A. 
Humphreys, Va., where they were already in training. 
In addition about forty enlisted men of two or more 
years' service in the tropics of the Third U. S. Engi- 
neers at Corozal, Canal Zone, were ordered transferred 
to the 218th Engineers. The regiment was therefore 
assured of having a well trained cadre of non-commis- 
sioned officers. 

In the meantime, Colonel W. D. A. Anderson, Corps of 
Engineers U. S. Army, a regular officer and graduate of the 
United States Military Academy, who was then on duty 
in the Department of Panama, as chief of staff and de- 
partment engineer, had been ordered to Camp Humph- 
reys, Va., to take command of the 218th Engineers. On 
September 26th the commanding general at Camp Humph- 
reys ordered the transfer of 35 officers and 597 enlisted 
men to the 218th Engineers, from the Second, Third, 
Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh^ Training Regiments at 
that place. These officers and meri together with the forty 
men from the Third Engineers in Panama and officers pre- 
viously ordered to the regiment by War Department orders 



gave the regiment a nucleus of 40 officers and 617 men. 

A course of intensive instruction designed to fit this 
nucleus for expansion into a complete regiment was im- 
mediately instituted. Daily drill periods were from 7 
o'clock in the morning until 5:30 in the afternoon, with an 
hour and a half off for lunch. Particular attention was 
paid to the instruction of men in the various engineering 
specialties, such as fortifications, ]X)ntoon bridging, timber 
bridging, and roads. 

During this period the epidemic of Spanish influenza 
started at Camp Humphreys and spread with incredible 
rapidity. It was apparent that to combat its spread suc- 
cessfully, instruction and drills would have to be curtailed 
and the energies of all directed against the disease. It 
was then that the mettle of the men in the organization 
received its first test. Every man cheerfully did his part 
in nursing and caring for those who were stricken. In spite 
of the fact that we were fighting an unseen foe and knew 
not where he would strike next, nobody shirked. As a 
result of such splendid conduct there were only nine deaths 
in the regiment and the epidemic was soon controlled. 
The conduct and record of the 218th Engineers during one 
of the most severe epidemics that had run through any 
camp in the country gained the praise of the commanding 
general at Camp Humphreys, who made the statement 
that the sick record and death rate of the 218th Engineers 
was the lowest of any organization in the camp where 
there were at the same time about twenty other regiments 
and separate battalions. 

On November 1st, 1918, 
this regiment received its 
orders to proceed to Camp 
Travis, Texas, to join the 
Eighteenth Division. On 
November 5th the regiment 
entrained, and arrived at 
Camp Travis on November 
9th. Two days after arrival 
the news of the signing of 
the armistice was received. 
While overjoyed at the 
thought of peace again 
and perhaps a speedy return 
home, still there was con- 
siderable disappointment in 

that we had not been permitted the opportunity of test- 
ing ourselves against the enemy and letting the Hun know 
the stuff we were made of. Everyone, however, reaUzed 
that now was not the time to let up in training, and 
although we had missed the opportunity to meet the 
enemy, we decided that we would excel in our training. 




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COLONEL ANDERSON AND STAFF, 218th ENGINEERS 



Left to right — sitting 



Capt. Artiiur Osbome 
Capt. A. G. Matthews 
Major W. X. McDonald 
Col. W. I). A. Anderson 



Lieut.-Col. R. C. Crawford 
Major M. B. Reynolds 
Capt. A. A. Green 
1st Lieut. H. E. Marchbanks 



Left to right — standing 

2nd Lieut. A. K. Foster 2nd Lieut. Paul C. Jones 

2nd Lieut. J. M. Byers Chaplain Jesse P. Thomberry 

1st Lieut. Chas. E. Mclntyre 2nd Lieut. Chas. Parrish 

1st Lieut. Howard H. Webster 2nd Lieut. E. R. Slade 



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HEADQUARTERS COMPANY, 21Sth ENGINEERS 



Regimental Sergeant Majors 
Alfred J. Acres 
Malcolm W. Ford 

Master Engineer — Senior Grade 
George A. Bro^vn 

Master Engineer — Junior Grade 
Michael J. Finucane 
Harr>- S. Tipton 

Regimental Supply Sergeants 
Henry R. Bennett 
Anthony H. Krut 

Battalion Sergeant Majors 
Joseph Hazin 
John Haasler 

First Sergeant 
Nicholas J. Popma 

Sergeants — First Class 
Horace C. HiU 
Clarence B. Eyler 



Sergeant Bugler 
Harry E. Stone 

Color Sergeants 
Bert Spurrier 
Louis A. Smith 

Sergeants 
Peter B. Torell 
Arthur Thompson 
Ernest R. Jensen 

Supply Sergeant 
Arthur W. Reed 

Mess Sergeant 
George J. Kraus 

Stable Sergeant 
Earl L. Gile 

Corporals 
LeRoy E. Glunt 
Harry D. Keller 
Richard G. Williams 



Captain Arthur Osborne 

William H. Henze 
Harry A. Lynn 
John E. McCabe 
Roy R. Campbell 
James C. Hawkins 
Leon H. Seely 
Allen Duxbury 

Cooks 
John Adam Christ 
Michael A. Bruckbauer 
Ben Melancon 

Horseshoers 
Howard L. Gramling 
Samuel H. Rodgers 

Mechanics 
Sebastiano Ferlauto 
Earel Naporer 
Howard C. Shrewsbury 

Wagoners 
Thomas Bratton 
Herman Sandburg 
Robert J. Cook 



John Donahee 
Perry J. Gale 
Ralph E. Morse 
William E. Prittie 
Edward B. Young 

Privates — First Class 
William B. Aitkin 
Solly Birnfield 
Mark F. Freuler 
Raymond H. Lee 
August G. Babinski 
Joshua McDaniel 

Privates 
George E. Banning 
Salvatore Belino 
Earl Champion 
Thomas Coughlin 
Phillip A. Garofano 
Sevey E. Hanson 
Thomas A. Lentz 
William F. Crapes 
Frederick C. H. Diebler 
John J. Ehmen 
Morris Firstman 



Ira L. Fleischman 
Arthur S. Fluharty 
Paul Fuhs 
Techo Grosso 
Gerald Hanna 
Vincenc A. Heenan 
Harrison il. Hewitt 
Benjamin Ireland 
Charles A. Jacklin 
William J. Kelly 
Samuel Laj-man 
William Moran 
Sebastiano Pepe 
William Leslie Powell 
Eari W. Randolf 
Joseph E. Reardon 
Otto H. Schweikert 
Paul Sargakis 
Abraham Sheps 
Henr>' H. Sier 
Charles H. Sims 
John M. Watson 
WiUiam M. West 
Bernard T. White 
Edward J. White 




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COMPANY "A," 218th ENGINEERS 



1st Lieut. George E. Mclntyre 

Sergeants — First Class 

Charles C. Grubb 
Louis H. DriscoU 

Sergeants 

Gurmar E. Gunderson 
Harry H. Famum 
John F. Ha\vxby 
Christopher T. Soren 
Supply Sergeant 
Jack Lechtenbaum 

Mess Sergeant 
Theodore Myers 

Stable Sergeant 

Frank S. Hunt 

Corporals 

John H. McMullen 
Joseph N. Schaaf 



Captain Simes T. Hoyt 
2d Lieut. Warren R. Neuman 2d Lieut. Ernest C. Fortier 



Everett C. Scrensen 
Kenneth E. Thieraan 
Albert E. A. Fuchs 
James A. Turner 
Elmer Freund 
Joseph F. Simccck 
Hans W. Tusbil 
Peter A. Kos 

Cooks 

Herman Roschefski 
Elsie Haynes 
James McCaine 

Wagoners 

Robert E. Clark 
Joseph L. Magee 
Herman A. Cochlin 
William H. Breece 
Frank D. Bukowski 
Albert Pahlck 



Privates — First Class 

Henry A. Bartels 
Ormond Berry 
Edward Broge 
Harry Coppinger 
WUiam C. Leonard 
William MacFarand 
Charles S. McBride 
Paul Traynor 

Buglers 

Albert L. Moffitt 
Frank Raciburski 

Privates 

Frank J. Abert 
William S. Bourland 
Oreste Bozza 
John H. Carnes 
Dorainick Cella 
James W. Champion 



Emmett M. Clark 
John Cloud 
Leo F. Cogan 
Edgar G. Colkitt 
James Colletti 
Thomas F. Cosgrove 
Herbert F. Dorn 
Scott E. Dotson 
John Dunn 
David F. Eppes 
James V. Everhardt 
Howard G. Fenner 
McKinley H. Flint 
Joseph Gallagher 
Herman C. Gassier 
Rudolph Hackbarth 
Joseph Halligan 
Morris Handel 
Harry B. Inglis 
Joseph L. Jacobus 
George S. Jar vis 
Clyde H. Johnston 



1st Sergeant Elmer Snyder 

Robert S. Kirland 
Jacob J. Klenk, Jr. 
Harry Lerch 
George B. Litchfield 
William T. McGuire 
George Mazie 
Ben. Meisner 
Peter Michalewski 
Peter J. Miller 
James J. Nally 
Albert Schmidt 
Roland J. Schwartz 
Garry Sinkway 
Michael L. Taxacher 
John VanDorn, Jr. 
Gallen E. Vittum 
George Waldie 
Elmer W. Whalev 
Charles O. Wood" 
Frank E. Wyant 
Wasil Yucho 
Girduy Zerangue 








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COMPANY "B ," 218th ENGINEERS 



2d Lieut. George W. Foster 



First Sergeant 
John Alexander Alt 

Sergeants — First Class 
Edward L. Malsbary 
William WiUoughbj' 

Sergeants 
Willis O. Tipton 
Frank A. Deregon 
Merton C. Nyberg 
Charles M. Kramer 
William J. Karaszewski 
Supply Sergeant Louis Binder 
Mess Sergeant Edwin John Breen 
Stable Sergeant Alfred W. Ruflf 

Corporals 
Robert F. Hubbard 
Alfredo Cordon i 
George Edward Deming 
Walford M. Rierson 
William T. Wallace 



Graham S. Vin-son 
John O. Hughey 
William A. Smith 
Railia Yacka 
George Leverle 
Walter G.'Ulbrich 
Homer T. HaU 
William Mack 
Clarence W. Gillis 
Paul J. Anders 
Cooks 
Boyd F. Fausey 
William F. Andrews 
Nicola Buontempo 
Thomas B. Stamatelos 

Horseshoer 
Robert L. Ellis 

Wagoners 
William Moore 



2d Lieut. William .\. Jones 

David G. Cox 
Michael Rarioppi 
Robert C. Phillips 
Adolph Davis 
Harrj' J. VanGeffen 

Privates — First Class 
Raymond I.. Beaty 
Fayette N. Broughman 
Harold H. Gassmann 
George H. Hunt. Jr. 
Peter J. Jachetti 
WiUiam A. F.Kuemmel 
Orville Kurtz 
.\ugust Meyer 
Manuel Montoya 
Joe Owen 
Fred C. Powell 
Henr>' H. Prina 
Frederick Scholz 
Charles E. Tracy 



2d Lieut. Donald MacAskill 



Garr\- \'an Dongen 

Buglers 
-Angelo C. Salerno 
John A. Naylor 

Privates 
John Byard 
Buttler Chapmann 
William B. Colgan, Jr. 
Coleman Connei^, Jr. 
Joe DWngelo 
Louis H. Eckhardt 
Biagie Fredella 
Bernard Friedman 
Charlie B. Fuller 
Horace L. Gatlin 
Hatry Glass 
Claud B. Green 
Raffale Guarracino 
Harrv L. Hamilton 



George Humblias 
.\ugust H. Kelinske 
George M. Krieger 
Charley Lingren 
John Lombardi 
Salvatore Longobardi 
Charles J. Lunau 
.■\rchie H. Mc.\lpine 
Leo G. Marchman 
.\lfredo L. Martinez 
Eldon J. Mereness 
.\nthony Mikulonies 
Elgar L. Moore 
Dennis Mungoili 
Norman R. Needhara 
Timothy J. O'Brien 
Floyd T. Pace 
.\rchie H. Pittman 
Martino Ridolfe 
Abe Rockaway 
Louis Stepanski 




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COMPANY "C," 218th ENGINEERS 



1st Lieut. Kenneth Q. Volk 



2nd Lieut. Isaac F. Betts 



2nd Lieut. Frank G. Kelly 



2nd Lieut. William M. Schlecht 



Sergeants — First Class 

Homer DeHart 
William E. Burtoft 

Sergeants 

William L. Blacknell 
John A. Shepard 
Robert J. Roach 
Charles C. Steen 
Robert J. Peppers 

Corporals 

Timothy F. O'Hearn 
Mike Curtin 
William D. Taylor 
Levi K. Corthell 
John E. Warden 
Thomas 0. HoUeran 
N'incent P. Sweeney 
Charles W. Cromer 



1st Sergeant George A. Smith 
Supply Sergt. Mark S. Shmooskes 



Mess Sergt. Guy LeRoy Wallace 
Stable Sergt. Michael J. Ryan 



Addison D. Davis 
George L. Theiss 
Albert A. Tomaszewski 

Cooks 

John Baisi 

Joseph D. A. Houle 

Lewis T. Craig, Jr. 

Wagoners 

James H. Mays 
William Carman 
Mark J. Lovern 
Bucie T. Lovvry 

Privates— First Class 

Dight Balfour 
Otto H. Berg 
James Boatright 
John G. Davis 



Christian F. Jensen 
Martin Kukulski 
Donald G. Mitchell 
Jason A. Newton 
Ceasar Quaglieri 
Edward L. Schlein 
Frank W. Stolte 
Harold P. Straus 
Paul H. White 

Buglers 

Bert C. Ebel 
Leo J. Callahan 

Privates 

Louis J. Amish 
\'incenzo Astuto 
Ernest E. Baals 
Nicholas J. Barbieri 
Samuel B. Brandt 
James J. Cahill 



Casimiro Chiarello 
Jim Colvin 
Antonio Cunha 
Frank James Cunningham 
George M. Denham 
Lorenzo DiBello 
Edward K. Dugat 
Carl L. Esau 
John C. Fabriguze 
Thomas A. Fitzsimon 
George D. Gartling 
William F. Grover 
Joseph P. Hannigan 
Robert Harrington 
Jess H. Holland 
Pasquale lazzetta 
Arthur M. Johnson 
Adriano Laurienti 
Hainy Lesser 
Ollie F. McConnell 
Patrick J. McHugh 



Aaron J. Mattox 
Michael J. Nestor 
Harry J. Oldt 
Charles T. Reynolds 
Aubra Robinson 
Robert R. Basi 
R. Rosella 
Albert J. Roth 
George I. Sandusky 
James Sesta 
William G. Springer 
Lester R. Stocker 
James A. Strubler 
Ulysses C. Talley 
Posey G. Trusler 
Leonard W. VanArsdale 
Curtis Wagner 
Albert Welden 
George C. Whitehead, Jr. 
James R. Williams 







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2nd Lieut. Eugene F. Gier 
2nd Lieut. John M. Byers 



COMPANY "D," 218th ENGINEERS 

2nd Lieut. Roland D. Pierson 
2nd Lieut. Julian C. Spotts 



2nd Lieut. William L. Reynolds 
First Sergeant August F. Voeltz 



Sergeant — First Class 
Walter H. Lyon 

Sergeants 
Jesse Groves 
Theodore Johnson 
Michael F. Sullivan 
Sidney J. Ferguson, Jr. 
\'ictor B. Smith 
Elmer Alexander Drury 

Mess Sergeant 
Charles E. Sequine 

Stable Sergeant 
Sofus P. Sorensen 

Corporals 
Clyde St. J. Hoyt 
Oscar Fugman 
Thomas A. Ferguson 
John L. Lewis 



Joe H. Williamson 
Nix Webb 

William R. Townsend 
Earl J. Mattis 
Earnest A. Oakley 
John J. Murray 
William J. Bastian 
Stephen W. Boyle 
William J. A. Donovan 

Cooks 
Joseph Stachowiak 
Herman A. Wolf 
Ross W. Cunningham 

Privates — First Class 
W'illiam Bell 
Max J. Burnstine 
Ward Conklin 
Roy H. Daugherty 
Frank M. Emerson 



James Lee Gossard 
Harry Hansman 
Isadore Levy 
Albert E. Lyle 
Anthony P. Maresca 
Francesco A. Pennell 
Richard J. Pound 
Joseph L. Simpkins 
August Winter 
George W' inters 

Bugler 
John H. Kauffman 

Privates 
William G. Butler 
John A. Cancro 
Cataldo Castello 
Giuseppe Cataldo 
Hyman Cohen 
Frank Crucioli 
Charles M. Daglian 



Umberto D'Emidio 
Dominick Detro 
John E. Dowdle 
Arthur W. Doyle 
John Drummond 
Antonio Filiaci 
Ralph H. Fink 
Constantine Fiori 
Julian Flood 
Constantine Georgaris 
Alfred Hackitt 
Berlin Hansen 
John E. Hanson 
Clyde W. Harris 
I John W. Hart 
! Paul James 
' Earl Joslin 
Frederick L. Kempf 
Henry Kenimer 
George J. Lawrence 
Neshan Melkonian 



Antonio Menartsij 
Herbert Q. Mordecai 
John J. Muszynski 
Herman E. Myers 
Jerome J. O'Brien 
Charles G. O'Grady 
Charles Pack 
John R. Reilly 
Ecro Rodriquez 
Harry Rosenthall 
Carlyle Rudolph 
Wilbert Schmidt 
Lewis Schwartz 
Frank Scielzo 
William N. Schakelford 
Lawrence T. Sullivan 
John Swiantowski 
Edd Taub 
William Vonderheit 
Martin W. Walsh 
Julius Zouwtsky 




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1st Lieut. Joseph A. Dodge 



COMPANY "E," 218th ENGINEERS 

Captain Clifford J. Thiebaud 
2nd Lieut. James R. Hood 



2nd Lieut. Ray N. Moore 



Sergeants — First Class 

William Henry 
Charles F. Muggy 

Sergeants 

Leonard T. Chinn 
Percy C. Hancock 
James L. Robinson 
Fred N. Thomas 
Thomas R. Hunter 

Corporals 

Horace L. Snedeker 
Jose N. Sequeire 
Richard H. Kingsley 
Glenn D. Torpey 
William C. Morris 
Thomas W. Loring 
Benjamin A. Schannon 



First Sergeant Mark A. Copeland 
Mess Sergeant Leon M. Dunn 



Supply Sergeant Alfred Zimmer 
Stable Sergeant Joseph J. Reddy 



William E. Bickel 
Thomas A. E. Tellefson 
Leonard C. VanDyke 
Maurice J. Walls 

Cooks 
Anthony B. Baithmare 
Emil Miebach 
William Tierney 

Wagoners 
Charles Dunlap 
William Carr 
Edgar V. Umberger 
Robert D. Fischer 

Privates — First Class 
Marvin G. Angle 
Robert Wesley Apel 
Roy .Augustus Cox 
David Leonard Hanson 



Wilber J. Higgins 
William Ruby 
Harold A. Schultz 
Roy Seeds 

Buglers 

Dighton Little 
Joseph Cimino 

Privates 

George Adelhoch 
Giacomo Arturo 
John T. Barry 
Charles A. Beck 
Arthur Broomes 
Frank Butcher 
Giacomo Caladera 
Claude M. Denney 
Adelbert B. Evans 
Sam Evelle 



William F. Fechtman 
Alfonso G. Freda 
Otto F. Fritsche 
Anthony Gaggero 
Ulysses H. Gibbs 
John L. Goode 
John G. Guenther 
Edward Hascup 
James Heade, Jr. 
Charles A. Hippelli 
Raymond F. Hoagland 
James Jolly 
Harry H. Kirchman 
Grady C. Lacy 
Nicholas McCardall 
Cosimo Maiolo 
Homer M. Morris 
Francesco Neroni 
Leonard L. Nickel 
Robert D. Nugent 
.Bert F. Omundson 



Frank'O. Paicer 
William K Peterson 
Preston P. PoweU 
Charles W. Rieley 
Charles W. Rook 
Joseph Rose 
Anthony Rotandi 
Herbert W. Russell 
Frank Shanker 
Dominick Spinoso 
Preface F. Strickland 
Henry R. Stroud 
Ruben H. Stubbs 
Charles Swann 
Claud B. Swope 
Earl D. Thayer 
William S. Thompson 
Edward Turner 
Eugene S. Watson 
Martin Wieczorkowski 
Joseph Zinno 




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COilPAXV 1, ' 218th ENGrNEERS 
Capt. Herbert T. Gerrish 



1st Lieut. Christopher Creighton 


2nd Lieut. Harold S. Murray 


2nd Lieut. Edwin B. Scott 


1st Sergeant Gustave Heil 


Sergeants — ^First Class 


Mess Sergeant 


James R. VanThun 


Privates— First Class 


Leo C. Maxwell 


John H. Osborne 


Houston T. Cory 


Albert Knollhuff 


Earl Toothman 




Cooks 
Edward Koch 


Henrv' W. Lvnn 


Sergeants 


Stable Sergeant 


Carleton B. Olmsted 
James 0. V'each 


Arch Gathright 


George Lang 


Louis B. Whitman 


Adelbert E. Xelson 




Othen Coris 




Peter J. Sorvig 
John F. Xiemic 


Corporals 


Wagoners 


Buglers 
Harold W. Bisel 


Frank E. Kelly 


Leslie E. Schuler 


James T. Heather 


John E. Townsend 


Charles M. Edwards 


John C. Sohn 


Alfred H. Lisle 


Privates 




Walter J. Wieger 


Merle E. Murphy 


Fred L. .\nderson 


Supply Sergeant 


Stedman V. Wadmond 


Harold Quakenbush 


John A. Berger 




Matt Siglenec 


Harvey A. Simons 


Russell W. Bernhard 


Gilbert \V. Tessmer 


Thomas F. Shevelier 


CharUe C. Berr>- 


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MEDICAL DETACHMENT, 218th ENGINEERS 

Captain James L. Lubrecht 
1st Lieut. Howard E. Marchbanks 1st Lieut. Charles E. McEntire 

1st Lieut. Ralph Lovelady 1st Lieut. Howard H. Webster 



Sergeants 

Oscar Leonard Dahlin 
Joseph A. Brady 

Corporals 
Lester W. Brenner 

Private — First Class 
Dennis Hogan 



Privates 

Joe W. Carter 
Joseph Dagrossa 
James A. Etheridge 
William E. McAndrews 
William A. Marriam 
Meyer Millekofsky 
Maddison F. Morgan 
John M. Padgett 
Vernon D. Ross 
Floyd F. Sherrow 
John Y. Winton 



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218th FIELD SIGNAL BATTALION 



Major Edward A. Olsen 



Corporals 
Chas. A. Larson 
Alfred A. Menzel 



HEADQUARTERSjigECTION 
2nd Lieut. E. L. Widemire, Battalion Adjutant 



Chauffeurs 
Claud F. Oliver 
Carl H. Thoreson 



Privates — First Class 
Floyd H. Barrett 
Gervase L. Corbeil 
Waldo M. Hathawav 



Chaplain Herbert Haywood 

Joseph W. Lax 
Craft Saunders 



Private 
Joseph A. Specht 



Sergeant — First Class 
Chester W. Gracey 

Chauffeur — First Class 
Hugh J. Musgrove 



SUPPLY SECTION 
2nd Lieut. Wm. A. Lankton, Supply Officer 

Chauffeur 
Robert W. Calvert 



Denzil R. Carr 
Leslie F. Horton 
Clay J. Stingley 



Privates — First Class 
John Q. Bandy 



Privates 
Tony Adams 



Gleason M. Gregory 
Donald D. Kennedy 
Emil K. Polasek 
Charles E. Morton 



Sergeant — First Class 
Clyde C. Womble 

Sergeants 
Charles R. Ater 
Boyd A. Rainey 
Albert E. Swartz 

Corporals 
Harry P. Cloud 



COMPANY "A" 
Captain Clarence A. Garrett 



Sam N. Home 
Charles F. Kraus 
William L. Peterson 
Maui ice E. Phillips 
WiUiam R. Rivett 

Privates — First Class 
Royal B. Bown 
Edison L. Fix 



Max Geffen 
Shipions Gianvecchio 
James E. Hall 
James B. McDonald 
Fred A. McDonald 
William G. Peck 
Laurel Rock 

Privates 
Clayton L. Cross 



MvTon V. Hall 
John W. Haywood 
Alfred Hubbard 
William L. Melcher 
Robert G. Reynolds 
Joseph Tiperi 
Richard \\TieeIer 
Raymond T. Williamson 



COMPANY "B" 
1st Lieut. Cornelius A. Dougherty Jerome C. Cutting, Master Signal Electrician 



Sergeants 
Leo A. Mielke 
Peter J. Simmons 
Herbert S. Watts 
John S. Wood 

Corporals 
Hugh E. Coppenbarger 
Bennie L. Durham 



R. Ivan Dubberly 
Henry S. Gardner 
OUver L. Johnson 
Roland E. Miller 
Edward Heeps 

Privates — First Class 
Chester O. Anderson 
William E. Barrett 



Norman E. Carter 
Walter L. Dorndorfer 
Thomas R. Dorsey 
Robt. G. Feldkirchner 
Rothwell D. Hatton 
Mannie Meyer 
Charles G. Nash 
Henry A. Przybylski 
Paul A. Roberts 



Bernard J. \onderhcide 
Joseph B. Vorhees 

Privates 
Frank G. Allison 
Elmer Barrow 
Jack E. Brewer 
O'Farrell B. Craddock 
Nels K. Dokken 



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218th FIELD SIGNAL BATTALION 



COMPANY "W'—Cmdinued 



Thomas E. English 
Taylor V. Coons 
Jos. Emma 



William E. Lamb 
William F. McCrea 
Forrest L. McKelvey 



Milton F. Schrimsher 
Fred C. SeU 
WiUiam D. Thomas 



Chas H. Wilkerson 



Captain Robert G. Forsythe 



COMPANY "C" 
2nd Lieut. Frank H. Mulcahy 



2nd Lieut. Wm. M. Gallagher 



Sergeants — First Class 
Harvey Alexander 
George H. Fisher 
Charles Huenlich 
William A. Spring 
John Trenchard 

Sergeants 
Clarence F. Dixon 
Arnold H. Dykman 
Stephen F. Manning 
Harvey L. Myers 
Joseph E. McKeever 

Corporals 
Benjamin E. Baker 
Thomas H. Brown 
Oscar V. Coburn 
Walter H. Duff 
Warren B. Garrott 



Joseph B. Lossolo 
Alonzo McCuUough, Jr. 
David S. Martin 
Lantz K. O'Dell 
Warren A. Peterman 
Robert H. Roseman 
Clifford W. Willes 
Justin P. Woolsey 
Theodore Molitor 

Cook 
John B. Collar 

Privates — First Class 
Harold F. Althen 
ESigar G. Berntson 
Clinton P. Beugler 
Victor A. Castle 
Elmer J. Hansen 
James H. Harris 



Silas B. Helton 
Edward A. Hutchmacher 
Ray F. PuUen 
Paul Ries 
Wesley B. Sides 
Blanchard K. Slaughter 
Gilbert P. Snell 
Robert I. Sward 
Victor F. Zerega 

Privates 
John E. Allen 
Walter Brandon 
Fred G. Breemes 
Roy A. Chastain 
Uriah C. Davis 
George W. Ennis 
Lester Fullmer 
William R. Harley 
Newton Hamish 



Andrew Hart 
Leslie D. Hobbick 
Herman L. Hutton 
Glenn Johnson 
Joseph C. Kaufer 
Isador S. Knobler 
John C. Krueger 
Carl J. Markhus 
Edward G. Mills 
Rudolph Nelson 
Nicolai L. Nicolaison 
Oscar Olin 
Jack Pierson 
Thomas M. Price 
James W. Sheffield 
David Todd 
Hoke S. Touchton 
Leslie E. Waters 
Willie R. Wilkerson 
Leslie E. Y'erkes 



Sergeant — First Class 
John Henderson, Jr. 



MEDICAL DETACHMENT 

Captain Harry F. Bennett 

Sergeant 
Joseph T. Hamilton 



Private 
Ruel B. Foley 



PIGEON SECTION 



"''Sergeant 
Jesse E.' Martin 



Chauffeurs 
Everett N. Jackson 
Henry J. Perez 



Private 
Douglass L, Coffee 



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EIGHTEENTH AMMUNITION TRAIN 

Every State and Five Nationalities Represented 



WHAT may be termed the rainbow unit of Camp 
Travis is the Eighteenth Ammunition Train. 
Every State in the Union is represented in its 
enlisted personnel or among its officers, and there are five 
nationalities besides. The train consisted of thirty-seven 
officers and one hundred and ninety-one enlisted men, and 
came into existence September 19, 1918. Major Herbert 
R. Dean, a military man of nineteen years' experience, the 
majority of which was spent as an officer in the Rhode 
Island National Guard cavalry, was then appointed its 
commander. 

A majority of the officers were from the 30.3rd and 304th 
Cavalry Regiments, Major Dean him- 
self having served with the cavalry 
on the Mexican border in 1916 and 
later with the 304th Cavalry at Cam]) 
Stanley. Twenty-eight officers had 
also been connected with National 
Guard organizations and the average 
term of their service was about five 
and one-half years. 

During the first week of the train's 
existence eleven officers and sixty- 
eight men from the field artillery 
school at Camp Zachary Taylor re- 
ported for duty. As additional officers 
reported they were required to join 
the class in equitation, which met 
every afternoon. The afternoons were 
spent in motor instruction at the 
motor repair shops. The object was 
to train the officers as efficiently for 
horse artillery as for the horseless 
branch, so that they might be in- 
terchangeable if the occasion re- 
quired. 

With the transfer of ten additional 
officers and seventy-eight enlisted 
men from various organizations within 
the division. Major Dean was enabled 
to organize two battalions. Captain 
Harvey Christman was appointed 
commander of the motor battalion, 
and Captain Park A. Findlay took 
command of the horse outfit. 

Realizing the necessity of rapid 
progress, the training of the unit was intensive from 
the outset. First came the course in equitation, during 
which the men were taught to handle and manage their 
animals. At the same time several hours daily were 
devoted to motor instruction. This was largely theo- 
retical for a time, as trucks had not arrived. 

Renewed enthusiasm was given the men of the command 
when a number of motor trucks were delivered to the 
motor battalion about November 15th. This was an im- 
portant occasion and the manner in which the motor me- 
chanics and chauffeurs handled themselves when given 
equipment was an excellent demonstration of the efficiency 
of the Trade Test department. The men selected for the 
operation of the trucks had been obtained through the 




trade tests and after being qualified had been transferred 
from their various units to the motor battalion of the 
ammunition train. In a short time these motor mechanics 
and drivers acquired the efficiency of veterans and made 
exceptional records in the care, maintenance and o])eration 
of their vehicles. Good records for speed in handling the 
pieces by motor power was made by the men. 

Meantime, the men of the horse Imttalion were im- 
proving their time. Not to be outdone by the motor bat- 
talion personnel, they were working hard to acquire horse- 
manship. Particular stress was laid on team work in the 
various squads and excellent results were obtained. The 
men received warm commendation 
from their officers on the condition 
of their equipment and their gen- 
eral soldierly appearance and bear- 
ing. During this period also the 
business organization of the train 
was being perfected by Sergeant- 
Major Albert J. Pope with the 
assistance of Regimental Sergeant 
Benjamin H. Keney, so that all 
matters were administered with 
promptness and despatch. 

While the efficiency and morale of 
the enlisted personnel were being 
raised to a high standard, atten- 
tion was also being given to the 
social welfare of the officers. This 
was accomplished through the estab- 
lishment of the Officers Club which 
was formally opened with a recep- 
tion and dance early in November. 
Several delightful informal affairs 
have been given from time to time 
at the club, during which its hos- 
pitality was extended to officers of the 
Eighteenth Division as well as their 
friends and relatives. The club rooms 
were tastefully equipped and made 
as cosy and comfortable as any in 
the army camps. 

One of the proudest achievements 
of the command has been its fitness 
for duty at all times since it reached 
the acme of its training. At no 
time has its work been interfered with on account 
of serious sickness of the enlisted men or officers. In 
spite of the rigorous training, the men throve and be- 
came as hard as pine knots. No casualties were recorded 
and at no time did death darken the portals. The spirit 
of the organization has been beyond criticism, and in 
the estimation of their officers the conduct and loyalty 
of the men has fully justified expectations. The acid 
test of morale and high discipline came with the sign- 
ing of the armistice with Germany. With a few ex- 
ceptions, the esprit de corps was maintained, and 
it is stated that work went on in the battalions with 
the same eagerness and avidity to acquire knowledge 
in militarv science as had been manifested from the outset. 



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Major Herbert R. Dean 
Captain Adam Fisher 



18th AMMUNITION TRAIN 



Captain Horace Smith 
Captain Harvey Christian 



Captain Robert Y. Gearhart 
Captain Park A. Findley 



2nd Lieut. William H. Griswold 



Captain Edward B. Crook 

Regimental Sergeant Major Albert J. Pope 



HEADQUARTERS COMPANY 

Regimental Sergeant Benjamin H. Keney 
Battalion Sergeant Major John E. Belcher 



Sergeant 
Walter J. Saupe 

Corporals 
John C. Mayne, Jr. 



Vemie A. Harris 
Fern W. Gordon 
Elbert W. Meyers 

Cook 
Waiie E. Bums 



Regimental Supply Sergeant John A. Lavigne 

Wagoner 
Ben Douglas 

Mechanic 
Bertie I. Glidewell 



Sergeant 
Fount Speaks 



HEADQUARTERS CO. HORSE BATTALION 
Captain Claude C. Halley 



Corporals 
Conrad H. .\nderson 



Perrj' M. Gilbreath 
George R. Johnson 



Cook 
Charlie L. Mettler 



MEDICAL DETACHMENT 
Captain Daniel Grant 1st Lieut. James H. Bruce 

Sergeant — First Class Privates 



Clarence Eidam 



Robert H. Rettman 



Max Silberman 



1st Lieut. Phillip W. Gross 



ORDNANCE DETACHMENT 

1st Lieut. Howell M. Harris 



2nd Lieut. Clarence M. Burt 



Private— First Class 
Henry Heyward 

Privates 
Anthony Casson 
Anthony L. Coletta 



William J. Collins 
Clarence F. Co.x 
Nathaniel L. ElUngsen 
Frank A. Fisher 
Domenick Fortinpere 
Fred L. Foster 



Harr>' Galatko 
Emery J. King 
Damase A. Larche 
John M. Liberty 
Harry B. Maywalt 
John J. McLoughlin 



David R. NicoU 
Marvin D. Orr 
Steve Scimemi 
Matteo Sugamele 



COMPANY "A" 



Sergeant 
Brown Lipscomb 

Corporals 

Edwin C. Northup 
Martin C. Thomae 
Michael H. Brand 
Joseph Snyder 



1st Lieut. Michael Grimaldi 
2nd Lieut. Percival C. Colket 

Fred M. Robinson 
John S. Runnels 

Cook 
Ernest H. Reed 

Privates — First Class 
Arthur F. Anderson 



1st Sergeant Lowell F. Williams 
Supply Sergeant Joseph W. Day 

Fred Barr 
PhiUip A. Bolton 
Homer H. Freidline 
John E. BeaU 
Harry Manchester 
Luther Smothers 

Privates 
HoUie C. Baker 



Joseph B. Boarman 
James S Cannon 
Fred DeBrae 
Clifford C. Gregory 
Robert L. Harrison 
Walter H. Martin 
Thomas G. Phinney 
Hjalmar Swanson 
William B. Tysinger 



Captain William A. Erwin 

Sergeants 
William Bums 
Cecil F. Cantley 

Corporals 
Otto O. Hess 
Archie W. Pyle 
William H. Deppe 



COMPANY "B" 

2nd Lieut. William J. Conway 2nd Lieut. James P. O'Connell 



Frank P. Goffinet 
Raymond Harrison 
Howard Oliphant 
Arthur E. Schelper 
William U. Coughian 

Private — First Class 
Christian Goetzinger 



Privates 
Marshall I. Boarman 
James Ford 
Williams J. Greenwald 
Howard W. Hoffman 
Cecil C. Lower\- 
Oran S. McMurray 
Samuel N. Morin 



1st Sergeant Elwood Fuller 

Amo W. Reinhold 
George H. Rohling 
Bennie H. Schramm 
John Schmitt 
Dewey F. Yates 
William M. Yohe 



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18th AMMUNITION TRAIN 



Captain Jonas A. Benton 
Sergeant 
Edwin W. Brumm 

Corporals 

Horace A. Adkins 
Clayton C. GifiSn 
Sidney T. Searcy 



COMPANY "C" 
1st Lieut. Justin L. Doyle 2nd Lieut. James Drummond 



Private — First Class 
James W. Knox 

Privates 

Chas. C. Anderson 
August L. Cableduc 
Felix H. Campbell 



Laurin P. Cofltey 
William Eberle 
Prentice E. Gardner 
Walter L. Greer 
John B. Hoit 
Merlin E. Jones 
Frank Kolasa 
Jesse C. Lindsey 



1st Sergeant Lynn J. Steincamp 

Gustav E. Mueller 
Lewis Odell 
John J. Patterson 
John H. Posner 
Gary E. Purcell 
Edward Roehrig 



Captain Robert L. Kennedy 

Sergeant 
Perry A. Gillespie 

Corporals 

Chas. C. Bollinger 
Lester A. Dye 
John L. Griffis 



COMPANY "D" 
2nd Lieut. Ralph R. Griebenow 2nd Lieut. John D. Mills, Jr. 



Mechanic 
Edward T. Wood 
Privates — First Class 
William S. Baglcy 
Carel Moore 

Privates 
George F. BeU 



Michael Cardamone 
James A. Cashion 
Russel A. Edwards 
Halbert Farr 
Ira GiU 

Grover F. Grosse 
Claude H. Holley 
James W. Jackson 
George D. Jermain 



Supply Sergeant Shad Shelton 

William H. Kent 
Robert L. Lahey 
Ben A. Lamb 
Warren E. Livingston 
Heitz B. Moore 
Edgar E. Morris 
Henry C. Rattunde 
George Tetlow 



1st Lieut. Charles B. Clarke 
2nd Lieut. George C. Coe 

Sergeant 
Samuel H. Currence 

Corporal 



Dee Bray 

Cooks 
Archie Roach 
Roy Mawson 



COMPANY "E" 

Captain James P. William 

2nd Lieut. Roy Gotthold Mess Sergeant Daniel A. Snider 

1st Sergeant George W. Cunningham Supply Sergeant William H. Miller 

Mechanic Privates — First Class Privates 

Chas. E. Lemmler 
Horseshoer 



Carl L. Andersen 

Saddler 
Nikola .\ndrich 



James W. Fogarty 
Rufus H. Kimbro 
Edwin Pehl 
Emmitt Sanders 
Theo. P. Thorton ' 
Benjamin H. Vandevender 



Edward Grordon 
Nile F. Smith 



Claude B. Steelman 



1st Lieut. John C. Stevens 

Sergeants 
Carl Kennedy 
George B. Bosley 

Corporals 
Fred E. Denton 
Alvert I. Masters 



COMPANY "F" 
Captain Harry J. Hinck 
1st Lieut. William H. Ragsdale 2nd Lieut. James M. Conneally 

Wagoner 
John E. Lahay 
Bugler 



Chas. H. Smullen 
Chas. R. Spalding 



Cook 
Henry C. Pitts 

Mechanic 
Edward S. Van Oss 



James E. Downing 

Privates — First Class 
Frank Bohler 



1st Sergeant Chas. E. Crawford 

Robert O. Franklin 
Owen J. Haney 
Abe Richards 
Frank B. Willhite 



2nd Lieut. James Wadman 
Sergeant 
Carroll Stewart 

Corporals 
Peter F. Fairo 



COMPANY "G" 
Captain Ben Davis Locke 
2nd Lieut. Vernon E. Rankin 1st Sergeant Andrew J. Brown 



Henery E. Bryant 
Walter H. Fudge 
James L. Pate 

Horseshoer 
George Albert 



Saddler 
Louis G. Zopf 

Wagoners 
Frank M. Ecker 
Herman F. Hellbusch 
Fritz A. Kunkel 



Supply Sergeant H. E. Smith 
William F. Young 

Privates — First Class 
Marshall Hartline 
Walter McMasters 
Albert E. Winebrinnet 



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COMPANY "A," 18th MILITARY POLICE 



Captain Charles B. Owen 
1st Lieut. Garleton T. Hennessey 



Captain Ruel E. Davenport 
2nd Lieut. John Mannix First Sergeant Walter E. Walker 



Sergeants 

Fred Boyd 

James E. Humphreys 
Thomas E. Kearney 
John H. Morgan 
Jeling E. Rolando 
Leonard G. Blackwood 

Corporals 

Lem P. Barkman 
David S. Kauffman 
James H. WeUs 

Privates— First Class 

Frank C. Campbell 
George W. Case 



Orman T. Earnest 
Zachary George 
Frank A. Jones 
WiUis G. Loftin 
Malcolm J. McDonald 
Simon P. McGuire 
Edward F. Mulhtrn 
Coy Perkins 
Walter B. Seale 
Basil Simmons 
Paul M. Sims 
Owen Stapleton 
Silas A. Stephenson 
Luther C. Thomas 
Joseph A. Thompson 
Irvan Walker 
Lee R. Watkins 
Dixon Willis 



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18th SANITARY TRAIN 



1st Lieut. F. M. Miles, S.C. 

2nd Lieut. Garth C. FuUer, Q.M.C. 

Sergeant — First Class 
Crisp McMeans 

Sergeants 
Chester H. Kautz 
Irving C. McPherson 



HEADQUARTERS 
Major E. L. Goar, M.C. 



2nd Lieut. 
2nd Lieut. 



Richard W. Spear 
Percy W. Woolum 

Wagoner 
Herbert Cowen 



Arthur Van Dercreek, Q.M.C. 
Charles Parrish, V.C. 

Privates — First Class 
Harold M. Johnson 

Privates 
Thomas E. Bogan 
Andrew R. Pool 



HEADQUARTERS FIELD HOSPITAL 

Captain Frank H. Shaw 
Sergeant Gustav H. Grothe 



FIELD HOSPITAL NO. 269 



Captain Reuben A. Bogia, M.C. 
Captain Dana O. Norton, M.C. 



Captain W. B. Campbell, M.C. 
1st Lieut. Wallace P. Martin, M.C. 



Sergeants — First Class 
Harry Mott 
William A. Phelps 

Sergeants 
Hubbard J. Kent 
Everett G. Perry 
Edward C. Routh 
Willard Stong 
Billie C. Bukowski 



Cooks 
Harry L. Goodall 
Steven H. Tackett 

Farrier 
William J. Clarkson 

Horseshoer 
Edgar P. Smith 
Mechanic 
Carl F. Hermann 



Privates — First Class 
Bartholomew Farrel 
James J. Gleeson 
Clarence G. Grenseman 
William A. Huffhines 
Charles J. Mares 
Chester Tackett 

Privates 
.■\rthur Y. Alexander 



Frank P. .\nderson 
Liehugh Baker 
Joseph A. Banks 
Clarence W. Berg 
James F. Campbell 
Albert A. Campbell 
William L. Carlstrom 
John Christenson 
James A. Christy 
William F. Cook 



Phil S. Corkery 
Mathias M. Ditscheit 
Christ S. Kumbardus 
Francis Major 
James McNally 
Eduard E. Pauli 
Fred G. Schmeling 
John Tucker 
Carroll H. Whitford 



FIELD HOSPITAL NO. 270 
Captain Frank H. Shaw, M.C. Commanding 
Captain Richard E. Shurtz, M.C. Captain Clarence L. Miller, M.C. 1st Lieut. Victor M. Longmire, M.C. 



Sergeants — First Class 

Grover M. Sullivan 
John E. Weeks 

Sergeants 

WiUiam H. Grubbs 
Walter D. Bevins 
Richard J. Crow 
Charles P. Jenkins 



Corporals 

Carl H. Hempelman 
Joseph T. Navitsky 
John P. Pena 
Cooks 
Otto J. Meotti 
Loyal G. Perry 
Mechanic 
William C. Garwood 



Privates — First Class 

Matthew Banks 
Sidney E. Duncan 
James T. Hinshaw 
Jacob Lebsock 
John W. McCord 
Louis V. Olson 
David A. Stoops 



Privates 

Lawrence W. .\ndres 
Stephen Arnoldy 
John P. Bradley 
John J. Brashear 
Albert E. Carlson 
Robert O. Carlson 
Robert B. Coffin 
Calogiro A. DiBuono 



Harry A. Erickson 
Herman G. Fowler 
Rocco Gorgano 
Edwin Headley 
James V. Kugler 
.\ddison S. McCandless 
Daniel P. McCorgary 
Wallace E. Newman 
Chris A. Olsen 
John Remiszewski 



FIELD HOSPITAL No. 271 
1st Lieut. Frederick A. Blesse, M.C. Commanding 
1st Lieut. Silas S. Mohrman, M.C. 1st Lieut. Vincent J. O'Conor, M.C. 

1st Sergeant Frank A. Welch ■ 1st Drill Sergeant Paul VanKeuren Supply Sergeant Oscar H. Epling 

Mess Sergeant Joseph Smierzchalski 



Sergeants 

Elmer A Fisher 
Earl B. Shaw 
William H. Scott 



Corporal 
Royce V. Isely 



Cooks 

Ale.'c. F. Litza 
Nick Kinzbach 

Privates — First Class 
James A. Brown 
Robert B. Cleveland 
Halfred W. Elliott 
Steve Kovar 



Stephen E. Marvin 
Robert H. Patrick 
Frank S. Plummer 
Harrison Pruitt 
Andrew Wierzbicki 
Wiliam H. Schmidt 
John R. Schroeder 
Ralph J. Sicher 
Claudie B. Woodrome 



Privates 

Cecil D. Barger 
James E. Bunker 
William A. Carson 
Gabriello Dalpoggetto 
Harris C. Edds 
Simon P. Graf 
Charles Headley 



Aaron N. Helms 
Henry E. Kennedy 
Emery Leist 
David R. Morton 
Elmer G. Nordquist 
Thomas R. Reeves 
Walter J. Schultz 
Edward J. Ward 
Samuel Watkins, Jr. 



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18th SANITARY TRAIN 



FIELD HOSPITAL No. 272 
1st Lieut. Bascom H. Palmer, M. C, Commanding 
1st Lieut. John J. Minahan, M. C. 1st Lieut. Howard H. Webster, M.C. 

1st Sergeant Ernest P. Johnson 



Sergeants — First Class 

Carl E. Kennedy 
Simon Magner 

Sergeants 
Raymond C. Odell 
Jesse B. Cimimins 
Joseph T. Walling 
.Xlexander Pauley 
Walter A. Schultz 
Leo L. Cummings 



Corporals 
Charles W. Sullivan 
Thomas H. Tally 
Lester H. Seery 

Cooks 
Charles D. McClellon 
Gustaf E. Stromberg 

Mechanic 
John A. Palmer 



Privates — First Class 
Glen R. Burchfield 
Lawrence C. Hann 
Harold J. Mathis 
Frank E. Morrow 
Earl M. Stake 

Privates 
Thomas R. Ackley 
.\rthur A. Buntrock 
Thomas C. Belden 



Elmer C. Castor 
Newton C. Cleghorn 
Clyde Creason 
Charles V. Danielson 
Mike Gubas 
Andrew J. Grey 
WiUiam Griffiths 
John M. Hart 
Harm E. Henkel 
Robert B. Johnson 
Samuel N. Lotrean 



George P. O'Keefe 
Byrd H. Pinnell 
Galvin T. Rhoden 
Earl Roper 
.•Vlex. W. Scheffler 
Joseph F. Sis 
Francis L. Werner 



HEADQUARTERS AMBULANCE SECTION 

Major Francis O. Barrett 
Acting Director, Sergeant John J. Mullen 



1st Lieut. H. 0. Brown 



Sergeants — First Class 
John B. Merryman 
William F. Chase 

Sergeants 
Lynus J. Parker 
Barnard M. Simmons 
Alvin W. Buckley 
George T. Nutter 
Russel McLaucks 
Byron W. Ballantyne 
Fred Reed 
George A. Swen 

Corporals 
.\llois A. Weinhold 
Henry M. Wampler 
Benjamin W. Kraus 



Cooks 
Herman G. Haack 
Edward H. Mosely 
Howard L. Smith 

Horseshoers 
Lem D. Barnard 
Roy L. Lansing 

Farrier 
Ermann R. Meeler 

Saddler 
Charles Soukaetis 

Mechanic 

Willie E. Lowe 

Wagoners 

John E. Barber 



AMBULANCE COMPANY 269 

1st Lieut. H. Cammeron May 

Harry Beavers 
Welbom F. Broigitti 
Homer J. Bryant 
Purdee E. Byerly 
Albert B. Calvert 
Olof M. Clemenson 
Alfie W. Cooksey 
John W. Fletcher 
Edgar L. Lee 
Samuel Moench 
Charles Noske 
Jim E. Ripley 
Andrew C. Rogers 
Harry W. Siebert 
James W. Taylor 
AUen C. Ward 
Fred Wendt, Jr. 



1st Lieut. George E. Paullus 



Privates — First Class 

William Cogdell 
Roy Cottrell 
Clarence L. Eberwein 
Earl H. Gholson 
Ward H. Lawrence 
Dan Stockbridge 
Don J. Wadell 
Ralph Wenzel 

Privates 

Eugene C. Adams 
Makis Beneares 
Egista Depoli 
Eugene C. Ellison 



Eric O. Ericson 
Richard G. Gundle 
Thomas Healy 
Emmet J. Heisch 
Thomas J. Howells 
Walter H. Ludmg 
Roy M. Lund 
James McCook 
Stephen Mendock 
Nels J. Nelson 
Carpio Padilla 
Fred L. Page 
Clyde M. Odom 
Lloyd Robison 
Wallace F. Scripcavage 
Harold K. Rulon 
Fred W. Snyder 



Sergeants — First Class 

Edward Lacy 
Alfred J. Sanders 

Sergeants 
Chas. E. Armstrong 
Alfred T. Atkins 
Samuel Bishop 
James E. Jones 
Glen N. McGrady 
Corbett Shultz 



AMBULANCE COMPANY 270 

Major Francis O. Barrett, M. C, Commanding 
Capt. E. Jamieson, M. C. 1st Lieut. Treau P. Lynch, M. C. 



Corporals 

Jesse AUdredge 
Leslie C. Sheppard 
Alto. Stevenson 
Paul E. Tech 



Cooks 

Roger M. Binker 
John D. Miller 
Albert Woodard 



Mechanic 
William E. Schultz 
Privates — First Class 

Arthur J. Beachner 
Foulton Y. Faulkner 
Robert C. Fretwell 
John H. Hegemann 
William M. Hamilton 
Harry H. Hoffman 
Edward Marmaro 

Continued on page 310 



Privates 

Harvey B. Brooks 
Ervin C. Daniels 
Henry C. Disney 
James Dunbar 
Perry A. England 
Chas. M. Fanshire 
John H. Griffin 
Harry A. Hayden 
Herman J. Head 
Earl Henderson 



Dock M. Hutchens 
William P. Leach 
Oscar S. McDonald 
Knute W. Nelson 
Earl E. Randies 
Pedro Silva 
Uel B. Smith 
Ezeiquel Suazo 
John W. Walsh 
Houston I. Wheeler 
William G. Witte 
Everett N. Wrinkle 



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1st Lieut. J. D. Mclver 

Sergeants 
M. A. Gilboy 
J. A. Damptz 
Ed. Allen 



Sergeants 

James C. Barnes 
Karl F. Bley 
Frederick A. Brown 
Herman A. Eiben 
Swan L. Larson 
Henry L. Schawe 



Sergeants 

Earl C. Conners 
Francis Limberger 

Corporals 

Chas. Denlin 
Homer H. Mann 



18th SUPPLY TRAIN 
COMPANY "A" 
Captain Rowland G. Taylor 
2nd Lieut. O. L. Mize First Class Sergeant F. W. Hall 



Corporals 
D. P. Finn 
W. W. Lee 
W. M. LeRoy 
J. E. Marrion 
H. Prado 



Wagoner 
C. F. Smith 

Privates — First Class 
E. A. Bender 
C. D. Bixler 



Supply Sergeant C. R. Arrick 

C. H. Koch 
F. L. Lamb 

Privates 
L. D. Briggs 
R. G. Parshall 



COMPANY "B," 18th SUPPLY TRAIN 
2nd Lieut. Herbert J. Flaherty First Class Sergeant Alvin M. Vaughter 



Corporals 

Howard A. .'Vmbron 
Raymond L. Chaney 
John G. Faust 
V. Kenneth Galey 
Woody Greenwell 
Paul J. Hayes 
Robert V. Henn 

COMPANY "C,' 

2nd Lieut. Joseph J. Beatty 

John H. Peipenhagen 
Frank Sowasky 
Jacob Toepfer 
E. P. Barber 
Frank Holubec 

Privates — First Class. 
Carl O. Benson 



Frank F. Hirsch 
Grover C. Jones 
Leslie L. Knox 
Henry Kurtzmann 
Henry W. Manz 
Paul G. Maeding 
Shirley S. Marten 
Edward E. Merzdorf 
Arthur M. McCarthy 

ISth SUPPLY TRAIN 

2nd Lieut. Wm. F. Biddison 

Robert R. Cameron 
Bryant S. Cronk 
Jolin Danzinger 
Pleas E. Dye 
Walter L. James 
Joseph M. Novak 
Walter L. Plumer 
Hoy E. Phipps 



Edmund Neva 
James F. Pleming 
Earle W. Reeves 

Cook 
Charles Spiegel 

Private — First Class 
Earl J. Ward 



Wm. A. Schuetze 
John B. Stewart 
Eugene F. Wheeler 
Jephtha P. Wilson 
Trueman E. Smith 

Bugler 

Joseph A. Preston 



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18th SUPPLY TRAIN 






COMPANY 


"D" 






2nd Lieut. J. M. Thompson 




2nd Lieut. Carl E. Chaddick 




Sergeants 


Corporals 




Chas. A. Frobish 
Woody Greenwell 


Privates 
Robert Haile 


Tom 0. McCoy 


William J. Wetzel 




Herbert A. McClaugherty 


Robert Graver 


Martin L. Rullman 


Michael Sutner 






J. Ciconascolo 


Shigley 


Clifford V. . Harrow 




Cook 


Rouss Eastham 


I. P. Palmer 


Loy M. ;11 




Geo. I. Sims 


Floyd S. Ellison 


Clarence Willis 


Frank Hciuucc 






Henry Gierke 


Gus B. Henderson 


Ewell P. Barber 




Mechanic 


Martin L. Dyer 




Charlie I. Taylor 




Paul F. Amling 


Andrew M. Jones 




COMPANY "E," 


' 18th SUPPLY TRAIN 






2ndJLieut. George E. Turner 


First Class Sergeant Samuel H. Thompson 




Sergeants 


Corporals 




Roy Tyler 
William R. Wagner 


Floyd Chase 
John J. Conroy 


Raymond W. Clyde 
David J. Casler 


John P. Foran 
Lloyd M. Fowler 




Privates— First Class 


Jose G. Garza 
Robert G. Merkle 


Steven J. Cross 


Edward P. Hofman 




Harlow Seaton 


G. L. Newman 


Weldon K. Knowles 


Raymond E. Johnson 




Fred H. Brundridge 


Paul Patterson 


John C. McCollum 


Charles Patterson 




David J. Cadwallader 


Walter G. Steffler 


Me\er Schwartz 


Julius 0. Sheffield 




Ray W. Chandler 


Harry Teagle 




COMPANY "F," 


18th 


SUPPLY TRAIN 






2ndXieut. Arthur Weesely 




2nd Lieut. Harry Butler 




Sergeants 


Corporals 




Privates— First Class 


Willie W. McCandless 
Bohumil J. Novy 


V'alentine E. Lidecker 


Maximilian Dupuoy 




Evarv J. Broussard 


Privates 


Leo J. Bright 


Edward E. Dressener 




Jay C. Ellis 


Tohn M. Fawcett 


Melvin K. Ga>mon 




Eber L. Harris 


Paul L. Pfyffer 


blaf E. E. Stromberg 






Frank J. Litz 


Henry Whittle 



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HKAUQUARTERS DETACHMENT, ISth UIVISION 



Frank J. Connelly 

Hospital Sergeant 

James H. Hatch 

Regimental Sergeant Majors 

Claude Bell 
Wilbur Evans 
Harold E. Hess 

Battalion Sergeant Majors 

Clifford Harry 
Stanley McMurtiie 
Joseph Murrin 

Sergeants — First Class 

Clifford L. Anderson 
Kirby A. Bussey 
Clvde Boston 
Phillip Bedore 
Sherman Baker 



American Field Clerks 
M. N. Kaplan S W. Fenn 



Ben Lichtenstein 



Pelham Converse 
Robert Clinton 
Elliot Tucker 
Ellis Holbert 
Thomas E. Koggin 
Elmo E. Sneger 

Sergeants 

Mark Collier 
Leggeth Carroll 
Sam Engel 
Walter Hallmark 
Ovide Isabelle 
Marvin Jones 
Clyde Kennon 
Joe R. Nash 
Emmitt Presnall 
Elliot Seeligson 
Ross Staley 



Corporals 

Oscar A. Anderson 
Lawrence Bentley 
Albert Breyer 
Henry Bracks 
Victor Carpenter 
Maurice Leahy 
Samuel Martin 
William Miles 
Thomas W. Reilly 

Privates — First Class 

William J. Breckenridge 
Ffed Boggs 
Harold Caruthers 
Miguel Cisneros 
Abe Eckhart 
Hubert E. Vineyard 
Cooper E. Wvatt . 



James Keefe 
Donald B. Laverett 
Chester H. Shiflet 

Privates 

Frank Beuton 
Grade Calloway 
Jackson B. Edwards 
Herbert Murphy 
Ronald Verberne 
Knut E. Westerlind 
Sam Wood 
Walter Johnson 
John J. Kennedy 
Gustave M. Lange 
James E. Porter 
Olmond L. Poultry 
Leonard Sitterle 
Myles Thomas 




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BAKERY COMPANY NO. 375 



1st Lieut. Thomas R. Movie 
2nd Lieut, .\lbert G. Smith Quartermaster Sergeant Thomas L. Evert 



Sergeants 

Lawrence M. Schomburger 
V'ernon R. King 
Milton R. Hardwick 
Lawrence J. Burch 
James B. Walden 
Earl A. .Ackley 
Ernest J. Roth 
Rub Humphrey 
Italo Martinelli 
Edward V. Wise 
William E. Southern 
William L. Zone 
Robert Damron 
George M. Frederick 
Alfred G. Dietzel 
Charlie G. Holzwonh 
Duke C. Edge 
Lonnie E. Ferrell 
Clarence Frederick 
Robert Burnett 
Horace O. Beckham 

Corporals 

Carl L. Beene 
Warren C. White 
Harrj- O. Moore 
-\lbert L. Johnson 
James Rourke 



Lee M. Gotcher 
James A. Roberson 
Patrick J. Corbett 
Roger Council 
Albert W. Griffin 
Ray Lemmons 
Thomas J. James 
Travis S. Connor 

Cooks 

John C. Deacon 
Ong C. Wong 

Privates — First Class 

James H. Birkes 
Joe Bridges 
Joe \. Carson 
Joe J. Caufal 
Henry .\. Clark 
Jesse C. Elliott 
WiUiam H. Fant 
John W. Ferrell 
.\lbert F. Finney 
Hughlon Foshee 
Roy Foster 
Eanes Garrett 
Marshall P. Gresham 
Jesse B. Hardwick 
WiUiam T. Harris 



Durward B. Hawpe 
William W. Hortman 
Joe Kavecki 
Fred Koch 
Cortez A. McDaniel 
John Offield 
Clarence R. Parish 
Henry Russell 

Privates 
Jasper .\tkinson 
Leonard R. .\shton 
James B. Carroll 
Sam F. Felkner 
Max A. Floerke 
Frank H. Friday 
John E. Hill 
Loy J. Hairston 
Frank Hladik 
Walter D. Johnson 
Johnnie C. Knott 
Fritz C. Letterman 
William A. Long 
Charlie Monschke 
John M. Moore 
Dinks H. Pitts 
Theodorus Uianakopolos 
Gus Volos 

Wilbur W. WaUerstedt 
Hugh L. Winger 




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ARMY ROSTER, THE HOME 
OF HARD WORK AND 
PERSONAL SACRIFICE AND 
THE FOUNDATION OF 
OUR MILITARY SUCCESS 



The 165th Depot Brigade 



Organized August Twenty-ninth, 
Nineteen Hundred and Seventeen 



Brigadier General George O. Cress, Commanding 



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THE 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 

A Great Machine Which Made Misfits Fit, Banished Ignorance 
and Trained Thousands of Fighting Men 



THE One Hundred and Sixty-fifth Depot Brigade was 
organized August 29, 1918, pursuant to General 
Order No. 109, War Department, August 16,, 1917. 
The purpose and function of this Depot Brigade was to 
receive recruits sent by the various draft boards, clothe 
them, feed and house them and give them the various 
physical examinations and inoculations segregating the 
unfit and contacts, and assigning the fit men to training 
battalions; to prepare all the preliminary records, make 
occupational and professional classification of men under 
supervision of the Camp Personnel 
Office; to organize development bat- 
talions for the purpose of rendering 
fit those men found temporarily unfit 
for military duty; the assignment, 
distribution and shipping of men to 
organizations and stations under or- 
ders from the War Department and 
to give such basic training to the 
recruit as time, circumstances and 
the exigencies of service permitted. 

The tables of organization pro- 
vided for brigade headquarters with 
a brigadier general in command, 
"whose duties were the general super- 
vision and command of the brigade. 

The brigade was organized into 
groups of six battalions each, these 
groups being commanded by a colo- 
nel, whose duties consisted of that 
of instructor. He had general super- 
vision of the instructing and train- 
ing of his group. The group com- 
mander of six battaUons exercised 
no administrative functions as are 
ordinarily exercised by regimental 
commanders. 

These groups of six battalions were 
sub-divided into two groups of three 
battalions each commanded by a lieu- 
tenant colonel who served as an as- 
sistant instructor to the colonel of his 
double group. The lieutenant colo- 
nel exercised no administrative func- 
tions as are ordinarily exercised in 
a regiment of three battalions. 

The battalions consisted of a battalion headquarters 
which was composed of the major, the adjutant, the supply 
officer and ten enlisted men, and four companies composed 
of six officers and 250 enlisted men. The function of all 
of the battalion officers was peculiar by nature to a Depot 
Brigade in addition to all the other duties called for in a 
regimental organization. 

Introducing the Well-Known "Bull Pen" and 
a Few Forms and Examinations 

The local board having selected the quota of the recruits 
to the National Army, one of that number, a reliable man, 
is placed in charge and is responsible for induction papers 
and for their safe arrival at the mobilization camp. The 
papers consist of Forms 1010 P. M. G. O., and 1029 
P. M. G. O. (A and B). Form 1010 P. M. G. O. is a 
record of the physical condition of the recruit upon induc- 
tion by the local board, also, the physical condition of the 




BRIG. GEN. GEORGE 0. CRESS 
Commanding 165th Depot Brigade 

Graduated from West Point, 1884; assigned 
Seventh Cavalry; Philippines, 1899-1901; War 
College, 1910-1911; Major, Tenth Cavalry, 
1911; Philippines, 1913-1915 with Eighth Cav- 
alry; promoted Colonel, July, 1916; Inspector 
General's Department; Division Inspector, 
Mexican Punitive Expedition; Colonel, 306th 
Cavalry, National Army; Colonel, Forty-ninth 
Field Artillery; Fort Sill School of Fire, 1918; 
promoted Brigadier-General, October 1, 1918; 
assigned to 165th Depot Brigade, November 
22, 1918. 



recruit at the mobilization camp. Form 1029 P. M. G. O. 
(A and B) is a duplicate postal card which is an acknowl- 
edgment to the local board and a notification of the re- 
cruit's arrival, which is sent to the Provost Marshal 
General, Washington, D. C. 

In the event that there are a number of county quotas 
on one train and the total number of recruits is over fifty, 
the cars are switched out to the camp; if less than fifty, the 
recruits are met at the railroad station by non-commis- 
sioned officers detailed for the purpose, and sent to the 
camp by trucks, being delivered di- 
rectly to the Receiving Station, in 
the latter case. In the former case 
the train is met by one officer and 
three non-commissioned officers and 
an officer of the Medical Corps to 
take charge of the detraining and 
marching of the men to the Receiv- 
ing Station. The recruits are held 
on the train until the medical officer 
has made an inspection to ascertain 
whether there is any sickness, con- 
tagious or otherwise. If he finds any 
man who is not feeling well, he gives 
him a hurried examination to deter- 
mine the extent of the illness and 
whether it is contagious; if the ill- 
ness is serious the man is sent to 
the Base Hospital direct, by ambu- 
lance; if the §ickness is contagious 
the man is sent to the Base Hospital 
and the remainder of the recruits in 
that part of the car are placed under 
quarantine. The medical inspection 
having been completed, the men are 
instructed to detrain and form in 
column of fours on the station plat- 
form, the men of the quarantine car 
being kept separate. The recruits 
are then marched to the Receiving 
Station where every man receives a 
physical examination, superficial 
only, of the throat and chest, and in 
the event of a contagious disease de- 
veloping, necessitating quarantine, 
the men of his county quota are 
quarantined, it being taken for granted that those men 
have probably been exposed. This initial examination 
having been accomplished the recruits are attached by 
county to the various companies having available space, 
for quarters and rations until called for by the Receiving 
Station. It has been found from experience that keeping 
the county quotas intact facilitates the keeping of records. 
The men who have been placed under quarantine are at- 
tached in companies designated as contact companies. 
If the men are hungry, they are given a meal at the casual 
kitchen, run in conjunction with the Receiving Station, 
before being sent to their temporary organizations. 

The next day, or as soon thereafter as practicable, the 
men are called back to the Receiving Station by counties 
for their physical examination and assignment, bringing 
with them all their belongings, as it is improbable that 
they will be assigned to the same company to which they 
were attached. The forms 1010 P. M. G. 0. are then 
checked against the men by name and held until after the 



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STAFF AND FIELD OFFICERS— THIRD GROUP, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 

Seated— Left to Right: 

1st Lieut. Jack S. Dewar, Capt. Henry Nanton, Major Felix Kerrick, Lieut. Col. Rawson Warren, 

Major Goodridge B. Wilson, Major Joseph A. Hudson, Capt. Robert G. Gresham 

Standing — Left to Right 

1st Lieut. Fred G. Dickson, IstLieut. Franz J.Schulte, Chaplain Wm. C. House, 2nd Lieut. Frank W. Gill, 2ndLieut. Henry P. Callahan, 

1st Lieut. Chas. E. Smeltz, Chaplain James T. Bloom, 1st Lieut. Fred. L. Gilliam, 1st Lieut. Earle H. Bolinger. 



men have had their bath. The first step is to deposit any 
valuables in envelopes on which their name and county 
is placed. Recruits then pass into the next room and 
strip ofiE their clothes which are bundled up for them. 
The Y. M. C. A. takes charge of their clothes, if they wish 
to send them home; but if they feel that they have no 
further use for them they may give them to the Red Cross. 
In either case the clothes are held until the recruit has 
been accepted or rejected, as the result of his physical 
examination. The first examination, after they have 
disposed of their clothes, is to discover any symptoms of a 
venereal disease. If the man is found to have a venereal 
disease he is marked on the back with a crayon, and in 
any event he passes on to the bath house, where he receives 
a piece of soap and takes a bath. He then is given a 
towel and dries himself and moves on to a desk where he 
receives his Form 1010 P. M. G. O. and a ticket which he 
hangs around his neck. The tickets of venereals are 
marked with a cross at the desk also, and a Form 88 
S. G. O. (M. D.) which, when fully accomplished shows 
the physical condition of the recruit, is started. He then 
moves on to the tubercular board and is given a thorough 
examination for tuberculosis, the results of which are 
entered on his Form 88 S. G. 0. and the man marked on 
the chest with a crayon. The next examination is by the 
neuro-psychiatric board. Recruits here are examined in 
groups of four or five and results are entered on the Form 
88 S. G. O., as is every other branch of the physical examin- 
ation. He is then measured and weighed, his teeth are 
examined and the next step is an examination by the 
orthojjedic board, on which great stress is laid. From 



there he passes to the surgeons, who examine him for 
hemorrhoids, hernia, varicocele, syphilis, etc.; the causes 
of any scars which he may have on his body are also 
ascertained. His fingerprints are taken on Form 260 
A. G. 0., then the oculist, nose and throat specialists, and 
cardio vascular board make their examinations. His 
physical examination having been completed, the results 
shown by his Form 88 S. G. O. are checked to determine 
whether the recruit meets the standards, physically, for 
acceptance into the army, and if not, he is sent to the 
special board of medical examiners, which decides whether 
the recruit meets the standard and is to be retained or is 
to be rejected. If the recruit is rejected his civilian 
clothes are returned to him and his final statements and 
discharge from the service completed. If the recruit is 
accepted he passes on to the Quartermaster's OflSce for his 
clothes. 

From his form 1010 P. M. G. O. his name is entered on 
his Form 637 A. G. O. (clothing sUp), and his barrack 
bag is given him, in which has already been placed two 
blankets, bed sack, mess kit, and he is given his under- 
wear, socks, O. D. uniform, shoes, belt, leggins, hat, hat 
cord, etc., which he puts on before leaving the Quarter- 
master Office. He signs his Form 637 A. G. O. on which 
these articles are charged. 

Having a complete outfit of clothing, he passes on to the 
enlistment board, which makes out his Form 22-2 A. G. O. 
which shows place of induction, former service, person to 
be notified in case of death, place of birth and is witnessed 
by the personnel adjutant. The next step is the ac- 
complishment of Form C. C. P. 1, which is the qualifica- 



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tion card. Here the recruit sits down at the table and is 
interviewed by an enlisted man in regard to his education 
and occupation in civil life, and is asked his years of ex- 
pyerience in the line of work he followed, the branch of 
service he desires, birth, parentage, nationality, etc. 
Having completed the vocational examination, his in- 
surance Form 2A and allotment Form IB are accom- 
plished by a board of enlisted men who have been es- 
p>ecially instructed in matters of war risk insurance and 
allotment. The men are then gathered together by 
counties as they pass from this last board. The examina- 
tions of the recruits having been completed, his Form 
1010 P. H. G. O. to which have been attached his Forms 
260 A. G. O. (fingerprints), 22-2 (enlistment and assign- 
ment), 88 S. G. O. (physical), 637 A. G. O. (clothing), 
2A (insurance), IB (allotment), and C. C. P. 1 (qualifica- 
tion), are collected and kept by county quotas and the 
men are grouped by county quotas as to venereals and 
non-venereals. Ujwn the completion of the quota, the 
recruits are inoculated for para-typhoid- and vaccinated 
for smallpox, this data being entered on Form 81 S. G. O. 
(M. D.) and are ready for assignment to a company. 
The recruits are then assigned to companies according to 
the space report submitted by company commanders. 
The recruits are sent to the company in charge of an 
orderly who is given a slip in duplicate, showing the date 
and number of company, name of the county and the 
number of men in the county quota, which he presents to 
the company commander for a receipt, keeping the 
original, giving the duplicate to the company commander 



as a record. When the orderly returns, the chart on the 
assignment desk is checked, showing space. The vene- 
reals are assigned to a development company, for venereal? 
only. 

The recruits having been assigned to a company, are 
given no work for a period of seventy-two hours, that the 
least possible amount of sickness will result from the inoc- 
ulations. The seventy-two hour period having elapsed, 
the recruits are given their next initial instruction in the 
fundamental of military life. This period consists of froir. 
two to four weeks. During this period of initial instruc- 
tion the service records are accomplished from the data od 
Form 1010 P. M. G. O. and the forms attached thereto 
by the personnel branch of the Adjutant General'.' 
Department. 

The draft having been completed after about five days, 
the vocational board of the personnel branch of the Ad- 
jutant General's Department makes consolidated repon 
to Washington of the number of men in various vocations 
and the number of men of various vocations are consoli- 
dated with the reports from all camps in the country anc 
the Adjutant General's Department, Washington, requi 
sitions the men according to their qualifications and orders 
them shipped to the points where they can be best user 
or given further instruction in their particular trade. 

The companies having received these requisitions coro 
plete their service record which they have received in th« 
meantime from the personnel branch, and send the men 
to the infirmary for another physical examination. This 
physical examination is equally as important as th« 




OFFICERS— 8TH BATTALION, 165TH DEPOT BRIG4DE 



First row seated 
1st Lieut. John L. Nash 
Capt. John G. Blanchard 
Capt. Woodie R. Gilbert 
Major Goodrid?e B. Wilson 
1st Lieut. Fred L. Gilliam 
1st Lieut. E. H. Bolinger 
Capt. E. W. Peterson 



First row standing 
2nd Lieut. H. G. Satterlee 
1st Lieut. W. E. Hicks 
2nd Lieut. Jesse R. Link 
2nd Lieut. Joe Patton 
2nd Lieut. G. H. Dunlevy 
2nd Lieut. E. A. Maska 
2nd Lieut. Vemie E. Taylor 



Second 


row standing 


2nd Lieut. 


R. R. Landrum 


2nd Lieut. 


George Schwartz 


2nd Lieut. 


H. H. MacKenzie 


2nd Lieut. 


G. Seibel 


2nd Lieut. 


E. G. Lloyd 


2nd Lieut. 


H. C. Eliason 



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OFFICERS— 9th BATTALION, 16oth DEPOT BRIGADE 



1st row, bottom — left to right 
2nd Lieut. Julius L. Lohoefer 
1st Lieut. Charles E. Smeltz 
Major Joseph A. Hudson 
2nd Lieut. Henry P. Callahan 
2nd Lieut. Arthur Kail 



2nd row — left to right 
Capt. Waiiam C. Mitchell 
Chaplain J. T. Bloom 
1st Lieut. Charles R. Wakefield 
Capt. Martin J. Burelbach 
Gapt. Otto E. Pentz 



3rd row — ^left to right 
2nd Lieut. Ragsdale McNeill 
2nd Lieut. M. McMorris 
2nd Lieut. James B. Nourse 
2nd Lieut. James D. Marshall 



4th row — ^left to right 
2nd Lieut. George F. Holdenild 
2nd Lieut. Clarence H. Dalley 
2nd Lieut. O. P. McWhister 
2nd Lieut. James B. McBraun 



examination for acceptance. Many men come to the 
camp and in their physical examination for acceptance 
pass as Class A men, but after two or three weeks of 
drill, although only the fundamental, latent troubles ap- 
pear, the result of former injury and disease which in civil 
life were apparently cured, come to light. Those who can 
be cured are sent to the development battaUon and those 
who cannot be cured are sent before a special medical 
board for discharge. It is a fact that seventeen percent, 
of 2,500 who were originally accepted at the Receiving 
Station as Class A men have, after two or three weeks 
of military training, been found tmfit for overseas duty. 

In this manner thousands of recruits of the National 
Army have been accepted or rejected. 

Making the Soldier Fit to Fight is the Special 
Task of the Development Battalions 

The man was doubled up over the table of the mess hall 
painfully copying words from a book spread out before 
him. He grasped the pencil with an imaccustomed, 
labored hand, and plowed through his work with dogged 
determination. In his eyes were the "do-or-die" spirit, 
and the very curve of his back bespoke tenacity and the 
will to accomplish and succeed. 

"Why don't you write a letter? " 

At the voice behind him, the man dropped his pencil 
and turned around. He smiled apologetically, covered up 
his writing with his book, dropped his eyes. Then he 
looked up at his questioner: 

"Why. I ain't ever writ a letter," he said. 



"How long have you been in the army?" came the kind 
voice again. 

"Eight months, sir." 

"Have you any family?" 

"I gotta wife in San Angelo." 

"Have you ever written to her?" 

" She writes to me, sir, but I ain't never writ to her. I 

couldn't write when I came inter the Army, and now " 

bashfully, uncomfortably, " Why I wouldn't know what ter 
say." 

Then Mr. Spencer — for the questioner was Cuthbert 
Spencer, who has charge of the educational work in the 
Southern Department Development Group, commanded 
by Major James T. Rountree, sat down beside the man. 
He explained that a letter is simply a written message from 
one friend to another and that if the man could send a 
verbal message to his wife he could as easily write one. 
Result, a letter, the very first letter that the man had ever 
written in his life. 

"If you could have seen that man when he finished," 
said Mr. Spencer, "you would appreciate more fully and 
gratefully what the Government is doing in its develop- 
ment battalions, and how it is opening up a new life and 
a fuller one to those men. You have never seen any one 
so pleased as this man. He had discovered a new con- 
tinent, a new world, endless vistas were opened up before 
him. His weeks of drudgery learning to read and write 
in the battalion classes were all repaid. His whole aspect 
was changed. He went out a difiFerent man." 

He is just one man in one development battalion. Al- 
ready throughout the United States, there are fifty-one 
of these battalions organized for the work of developing 



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for greater usefulness men in the army who fall below the 
higher standards of army life. Approximately 100,000 
men are being built up mentally, physically and morally 
by this phase of army work. 

Into these battalions go the soldier who is inapt or does 
QOt possess the required degree of adaptability for military 
service, or the one who gives evidence of habit or traits of 
character other than those of which a court martial should 
take cognizance, these habits rendering his services 
•indesirable. 

Perhaps he is disqualified physically but is not subject 
to immediate discharge on a surgeon's certificate, or he is 
ui aUen of a neutral or allied country, or an ahen who has 
QOt declared his intention of becoming a citizen in the 
United States, and has been drafted through his ignorance 
)f his rights under the selective draft law. Such a man is 
ient to the development battalion. Citizens who have 
lot a sufficient knowledge of the English language to per- 
[orm their military duties, or citizens who have had no 
■Hiucation, are placed in the battalions for educational 
ievelopment. Alien enemies and conscientious objectors 
{o to the development battalions before their cases are 
dnally passed upon. 

The mills of the gods that grind slowly also grind ex- 
ceedingly fine, and the men transferred to these battalions 
ire gradually sorted out into three classes; those chiefly 
imfit for any service; those needing hospital treatment at 
once and those who, by special treatment and training, 
may be raised to a higher mental or physical plane. 

As the treatment and training progresses, each man is 
ultimately placed in one of four classes. Class A is for 



those who are fit for general military service, who are free 
from serious organic disease, able to do an average day's 
work, able to walk five miles, to see and hear well enough 
for ordinary purposes, able to perform duty the equivalent 
to garrison duty, labor battalion, shop work in a trade at 
home or abroad, or combat service at home. The United 
States Guards are made up of Class B men. 

Class C men are fit only for duty in a selected occupation 
or in a restricted capacity to which they must be limited. 
In order to be retained for service a soldier must be eighty 
percent, efficient in at least one trade. 

Class D men are those physically unfit for any military 
service. 

This is the plain and unadorned statement of the work 
of the Development Battalions in the United States Army, 
but the story of the work as it has grown and widened at 
Camp Travis, where the training of all sub-normal men 
in the camps and military reservations of the Southern 
Department is carried on, is one that thrills with human 
interest, and is replete with human incidents, a sort of 
cross section of life. 

When the first drafted men began assembUng at Camp 
Travis and the first organization began, it was found that 
the draft, like a dragnet, had brought in not only the strong 
and the fine and the capable, but the untrained and the 
misfits as well. Every company had its square pegs to 
fit into round holes, and nobody had time to whittle down 
the jxxjr uncomfortable pegs. 

There was this thing and that thing the matter. Men 
could neither read nor write, they were underdeveloped, 
{Continued on page 312) 




OFHCERS— 2nd DEX'ELOPMEXT BATT.\LION, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 



1st Lieut. Roy Cowles 

1st Lieut. Smith R. Webb, Adjt. 



Seated, left to right 
1st Lieut. E. B. Burgess 
1st Lieut. Clarence Hornbeck 



Standing, left to light 
•2nd Lieut. Benjamin E. Smith 2nd Lieut. 

2nd Lieut. R. R. Haley 2nd Lieut. 



Major Henry C. Bender 
Ist Lieut. Henry Furman 



Dave Patton 
Frank Price 



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HEAEQUARTERS COMPANY. Ifioth DEPOT BRIGADE 



1st Lieut. John R. Riley 
1st Lieut. Herbert Davis 



Captain Paul E. Flemister 
2nd Lieut. W. C. Carlock 
1st Sergeant Charles Ray Long 



Mess Sergeant Charles B. Miller 
Supply Sergeant Henry M. Becker, Jr. 



Sergeants 

Arthur E. Reichert 
John Bigham 
Fred O. Caskey 
Tom Grammer 
E. W. Ewton 
Arthur H. August 

Band Leader and Assistant 
Luther D. Armstrong 
Joe DeBallaro 

Sergeant Trumpeter 
VVileyE. Wilhite 

Band Sergeants 
John Streit 
John D. Robinson 
Ralph S. Brown 
Albert Streit 



Band Corporals 

Fred E. Schultz 
Dallas F. Feazell 
Elmer Cottingham 
Edmund E. Langbein 
Roy Hetherington 
Joe Berezik 

Musicians — First Class 

Louis F. Concilio 
Felix O. Lange 
.\mos Barksdale 
Willie Teltschik 
John W. R. Brown 
Holly B. Horton 

Musicians — Second Class 

Albert Dietrich 
Joe B. Herring 



Stacy S. Basinger 
Willie Granz 
Antone Tupe 
Willie Friedrick 
John .\. Berger 
Otto Kruger 
James N. Banks 
Raj-mond Kle>-pas 

Musicians — Third Class 

Pedro G. Garcia 
Bernard Mavhew 
Walter Elliott 
Elbert DeWeese 
John W. .Atkinson 
Laurin McComas 
James H. Thomas 
Luther I. Vickers 
Joseph Havlik 



Hery Hruzik 
Roscoe Nation 
John F. Cimrhanzl 
Vincence Pechacek 
Ebbie Dodson 
Roy Hunt 
Oscar .\llen 
John P. Lee 
\Vm. R. Comett 
John R. Gore 
Ix)uis Granata 

Corporals 

WiUiam D. WUson 
Hubert Carter 
Asa R. Morris 
S. Schafferhans 
George Lenhart 
William X. Thompson 



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HEADQUARTERS COMPANY, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 



Horseshoers 

Ernest D. Hagar 
Claude A. LeBow 



Cooks 

Harry Boweis 
John Thorsell 
J. C. Davis 
Alberto Attkison 
Richard Ferrell 



Wagoner 
J. W. McLaughlin 

Privates — First Class 

Cornelius Babcock 
Rebel E. Blackwell 



George Blount 
Richard Callahan 
Jasper L. Ellis 
James Fincher 
Maurice H. Glass 
Chauncey F. Pyle 
Garland Pendleton 
Joseph Kane 
William E. Long 
John W. Stott 
F^mil Weinheimer 
Clifford O. Wilkins 



Privates 

Benjamin C. Allen 
William L. Allen 
Waller M. Alexander 
Layton B. Barnes 
Olaf Brandon 



Johan A. Bendikson 
Hill Burross 
William H. Burcham 
Bud Croom 
Edward Cooney 
Garland H. Clanton 
Ollie L. Dykes 
Ira Davis 
Lewis E. Downs . 
William W. Dean 
Lawrence Evans 
Lambert L. Erickson 
William R. Fromm 
Orville W. Graham 
Forrest T. Greathouse 
Lee R. Gravett 
Aton Kos 
Frank Kostelnik 
Albert F. Lowry 
Jack L. Moore 
Sant Moore 



Robert M. Nelson 
Charlie Polk 
Everette G. Putman 
Hobert M. Prater 
Emory Partain- 
Alex. H. Priess • 
Loguyn F. Pheifer 
Luther G. Thompson 
Willie W. Taylor 
Herman R. Tyler 
James A. Tarrance 
Owen Thomas 
Edwin R. V'aughan 
Cameil VanBeile 
Luther L. Vickers 
Frank E. Wight 
Geoffrev W. Wheeler 
Paul J.'Wolff 
George L. Walton 
Furman L. Wolf 
Gordon Ta\ior 



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2oth COMPANY, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 

Captain Burton B. Spaulding 
1st Lieut. Thomas P. Hightower 2nd Lieut. Raymond R. Johnson 2nd Lieut. Homer B. Hursh 

1st Sergeant Wm. E. Swift Supply Sergeant David H. Porter 



Sergeants 

Benjamin E. Armijo 
Willie M. Compton 
Lew-is C. Harrison 
Edward J. Kiker 

Corporals 
John T. Bowman 
Harry K. Burkhead 
Ed. M. Dearing 
Thos. L. Fore 
Shedrich H. Haile 
Joe C. Isdale 
Russell H. McCullough 
Joe W. McClanahan 
Jim Pisinis 
Lewis Russell 
Roy A. Van-Dyke 

Mechanic 
William M. Harvey 

Bugler 
Daniel A. McKinzie 



Privates 

Eugene F. Ashbacher 
Loronza Alarcon 
Barcus Antrobus 
Fred R. Bernhardt 
Wilhelm A. Bielfield 
Lowman M. Baker 
Alfred H. Barkmeyers 
John G. Bodden 
Max A. Borman 
Hosie M. Barnes 
Oscar Bomer 
Gee J. Brewer 
Roger Barkley 
Waiiam D. Buck 
George P. Bauer 
John W. Cox 
Thomas B. Cudd 
Rex Candlish 
Peter Gardens 
Charles C. Gates 
Luther H. Carroll 
Gorden Collins 



Carl E. Carlson 
Jim H. Deberry 
Jose Delgado 
Egon J. Dumeniel 
Alvin E. Dennis 
Teliier R. Eubanks 
Allen C. Fun- 
Ernest C. Flowers 
Lloyd Frankson 
George D. Faulkner 
Willie H. Freudenberg 
Emeston B. Foster 
Lacey O. Findley 
Otto E. Galm 
Pedro Garcia 
Louis W. Gay 
Deitrick J. Gembler 
Tadeo Gonzales 
Scott W. Green, Jr. 
Leonard P. Gravett 
James R. Gaither 
Chauncy Gamble 
Henry T). Horton 
Alva Hobbs 



Albert J. Hiltgen 
Walter C. Hill 
Charlie Hutton 
George L. Hicks 
Richard A. Hall 
Louis Hollenbeak 
Oscar F. Holtz 
Barley V. Hatlev 
William C. HiU' 
Cari H. HaU 
Joe L. Hopper 
Thomas P. Jones 
Henry L. Jackson 
William E. Jackson 
Henr>- 1. Kerby 
Connie Koonce 
Fritz E. Jeil 
Paid P. Kneuper 
Norman T. Kelly 
William A. Kiker 
Ell Lookingbill 
Edgar H. Lee 
Jones F. Little 
Alfred C. Lefors 



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25th COMPANY 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 



John L. Lindahl 
Ernest A. Lawrence 
Ernest A. Lancaster 
William H. Lewis 
Bonnie M. Lewis 
Herbert H. McAlpine 
George C. McKinney 
John A. McCurry 
John A. McClatchy 
Edgar R. McCoUum 
A. G. McDowell 
Miner S. Murry 
Joseph M. Megna 
Willie O. Markjnan 
James B. May 
William J. Meckel 
Gustav C. Mergel 
Ralph O. Miller 
Marc H. Milner 
Francisco Munguia 
Eathan A. Melton 
Willie A. Meador 
Franklin C. Mann 
James H. Moon 



Aubrey M. Morgan 
Abe Mauer 
Arley A. Nichols 
Francis A. Nelms 
Walter C. Neugent 
Henry Prasatik 
Charles A. Putman 
Robert L. Pearce 
Frank M. Pool 
LeRoy Payton 
Thomas J. Parkman 
Thomas E. Price 
Elmer Parker 
WiUie R. Richardson 
Thell M. Richmond 
Jewell N. Riggan 
John F. Reeves 
Domingo Ramierz 
Adolph Richter 
Charlie E. Rose 
John H. Reid 
Dock Rose 
WilUe B. Smith 
Louis Sammcr 



Soren T. Sorenson 
Fritz J. Schirmer 
Emil J. Schmidt 
George Schoelzel 
Alfred H. Schulz 
Elgin Steubing 
Shropshire Stuart 
Lesley A. Shaw 
James F. Smith 
Jerome S. Shaw 
John W. Stubbs 
Theodore B. Stanley 
James E. Smith 
Clarence Spradlin 
Alfrew W. Swaffar 
Ivey G. Smith 
Carl N. Stanley 
Bruce C. Stover 
Herbert L. Tingle 
James A. Tadlock 
Lonnie H. Teague 
Albert E. Timmermann 
Bernhardt Trappe 
Severo Trinidad 



Curtis C. Tucker 

William E. Teneyck 

Frank A. Vojtek 

Herman J. Vogt 

Maximilian Carl J. Von Hoegen 

Gabel Washington 

Ed. F. Walker 

David L. Williams 

Lester D. Wyer 

Hubert E. Wright 

Francis R. Westrup 

Wallace H. Williams 

Lewis M. Watts 

Ira G. Woodward 

Richard F. Warnecke 

Frank Woller 

Arthur A. Warren 

George L. William 

Evert W. Wilson 

Charlie B. Willson 

Alfred Watts 

Antonio Ximens 



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26th COMPANY, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 



Captain Wade H. Smith Lieut. Warren C. Bowlsby Lieut. J. E. Jones 

Lieut. O. L. Fagerstrom 1st Sergeant Walter B. Poe 



Sergeants 
Leonard A. Bryson 
John C. Callahan 
Clem Otis Connell 
Thomas O. Dickinson 
Alfred W. Irby 
Wayne A. McMurray 
Frank E. Parker 
Joseph E. Reese 
Don M. Sanders 
Charles Walton 
Jesse Paul Watson 

Corporals 
Flory M. Bowen 
Charlie E. Botts 
Herbert G. Christain 
Jack Chinn 
Thomas J. Caffrey 
Edgar Fox Farrar 
Albert M. Hess 
Ernest R. Hess 
John E. Ingram 
Robert E. Key 
August H. King 
Ben H. Litterall 
Hugh D. Matlock 
Joseph F. McNerney 
Frank Martinez 
Choice B. Norwood 
H. J. Orts 
Henry G. Odom 
William N. Price 
Date H. Simpson 
Peter L. Sengele 
Earl R. Stovall 



William Webster White 
Worley S. Whitmire 

Buglers 
Walter John Afflerbacb 
Wilton Ischomcr 
John Thomas Sellman 

Mechanic 
Walter W. James 

Cooks 
Christopher C. Goeschidle 
Hans Meyers 

Privates 
Henry Otto Abshier 
Roy Arnold 

Willie Raymond .^dams 
Jose G. Archiboque 
Fred B. Buckner 
Frankie Bonetti 
Bernice Barnes 
Mike J. Beach 
. Jim Bean 
Louis Bethke 
Clyde A. Bishop 
Stephens F. Blanchard 
Ernest L. Bridwell 
Cecil H. Bums 
Owne J. Busch 
Willie W. Barrier 
Fred Brooks 
Jesse F. Bohannan 
Walter B. Bourland 
Luther L. Co.x 



Noah Carter 
Thomas Carey 
William L. Chaviers 
Bamet J. Collins 
Clarence J. Conley 
Wilef F. Coward 
Raymond W. Crutchfield 
Andres A. Catter 
Santos Cardonas 
Homer Crane 
Edward E. Cunningham 
John T. Dodson 
Samuel P. Denham 
John L. Denning 
Horace W. Davenport 
Herman Duenburg 
John H. Faught 
Tom B. Fitzgibbons 
William D. Florence 
Daniel J. Fox 
Jesse F. Edwards 
Willie Engelage 
Gilford Evans 
Edward R. Greer 
Milton D. Giles 
Homer Gallentine 
Sevren I. Gawlick 
George H. Gilder 
George Gonzales 
John D. Gorman 
Bennie Gormez 
Fred C. Green 
Edwin Grebe 
Joe E. GroUimund 
Alfred Grona 
Herbert Gummelt 



Fidel Gonzalez 
.Archie J. Graham 
John M. Griffin 
Merrill E. HoweU 
Hamilton Hatch 
Dan Roy Hoop 
William H. Harris 
Gus Helms 
Claude P. Hidy 
Robert Happner 
Charlie W. Hollebcck 
Willie Heine 
John W. Hall 
Sam I. Haggerton 
Coleman D. Haney 
Isaac W. Haney 
William J. Hrdina 
Hugo T. Isensee 
Edward Ingraham 
.'\lbert S. Johnson 
Earl A. Jones 
Eugene P. Johnson 
Joe Jarnagan 
.Adolph G. Jensen 
Albert R. Jenks 
.Albert H. Jackson 
Leslie L. Jones 
Pete Jankowski 
Jesse A. Jeffrey 
.■\llen V. Jones 
Clarence B. Jones 
Tom Jones 
William Juenger 
.Allie D. Kellermier 
Wm. C. Keike 
Fred W. Kurson 



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26th COMPANY, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 



George R. Kroeker 
Carl W. Kolmier 
Burford S. Key 
Roy King 
John Kitta 
Barnard W. Krampe 
Mose M. Kahn 
Andrew J. Kemp 
Clarence M. Larcom 
Alvin I. Langley 
Audie D. Landers 
Charles R. Lake 
Joseph B. Lewis 
Ollie T. Long 
Ward M. Lehman 
Arthur Lobaugh 
Harry E. Landrum 
Willie R. Lee 
Marion A. Lingle 
Fred F. Lancaster 
George E. Lee 
George I. Lee 
Newton A. Lindsey 
Hugh Mailleson 
Jesse Z. Mills 
Henry R. Minton 
Rufus E. Mize 
Arthur A. Morgenroth 
George M. Moses 
William T. Mudd 
Samuel F. Malone 
Lafayette T. Malone 
Albert Mann 
Joseph N. McAtee 
Barge McCumpsey 
Bradley McQuerry 
Willie R. Morriss 



Lee I. Morris 
Walter E. Miller 
Frank C. Mages 
Nicholas M. Mason 
Lewis B. Maynard 
Francis E. Marsh 
Theodore H. Mick 
James A. Moore 
John A. Morson 
Clifton F. Mayer 
Clyde H. Muiitoo 
Joe A. Myers 
Leland A. Morris 
William G. Miller 
WiUiam A. Melton 
Floyd Manos 
Harvey McGarrath 
John Lee McKown 
John W. Murphy 
Homer E. Michael 
Roy L. Manning 
Wiley F. Moore 
Henry J. Noss 
Acie Nichols 
Fritz Nemgern 
Rupert Nichols 
William R. Neuforth 
Eric B. Neuman 
Andrew J. Newman 
Jesse M. Newton 
John M. Nixon 
Jesse J. Noble 
Robert H. Norton 
Emil Odstrcil 
Allen D. O'Connell 
Willie J. Oppelt 
Curtis E. Oswalt 



Arthur P. Overall 
Emmett T. Owens 
Alfard W. Oakley 
Marcus R. O'Bryant 
Homer V. Overstreet 
Harlen A. Odell 
Milton P. Plummer 
Newton R. Powell 
Charles C. Peterson 
Oliver C. Palmer 
Jesse L. Palmer 
Otis Peoples 
Jones W. Pounds 
Harvey S. Perkins 
Weaver Pettman 
Leslie G. Patterson 
John P. Page 
William E. Priddy 
Robert B. Prowell 
Ru<£n R. Permenter 
Sidney Page 
Claude C. Parker 
Prince A. Peck 
Burnis J. Petty 
Charlie B. Pierce 
Edward Preston 
Leo O. Rose 
Corbitt F. Randall 
Bruno Raute 
Claude Redmond 
Albert Riba 
Clarence A. Rice 
Johnnie B. Roberts 
Charlie Rosenauer 
Robert E. Russell 
Homer Richmond 
Tulius H. Robb 



Ralph L. Rankin 
William B. Stephens 
Heindrick Schlabach, Jr. 
Marion M. Strickland 
Lloyd W. Stanton 
Hamilton W. Savage 
Linton S. Savage 
Roy L. Shellhose 
Robert S. Standfield 
Ed. T. Strain 
George W. Stone 
George L. Stone 
William E. Sugar 
Arthur E. Sanders 
Joseph L. Tracey 
Ernest Taylor 
Charlie A. Thomas 
Henry J. Thompson 
Jos. W. Thurmond 
Newell Timmonds 
David E. Tinney 
Kelly Woods 
Charles L. P. Watts 
Richard O. Wade 
John Townley 
Frank H. Ward 
Francis J. Worrell 
Walter J. Wilkins 
Haskell B. Wade 
Arlington C. Walker 
Roy P. Warren 
Tom P. Warren 
Williard P. Williams 
Elmer E. Wofford 
Hugh M. Wright 
John P. Wyatt 
William C. Youngblood 



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27th COMPANY, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 



Captain David H. Dewhurst 

1st Lieut. Daniel W. Drake 2nd Lieut. William W. Harris 2nd Lieut. Walter Karaszewski 

2nd Lieut. Burton A. Shupp 1st Ser:geant Edward L. Pendergast 



Sergeants 
Samuel Soifer 
Wynne T. Danforth 
Myron M. Kellog 
David Fitzgerald 
Henry C. Lackey 
Joseph D. Bell 
Franklin C. Kniss 
Anton L. Kraus 
Elmer R. St. John 
John O. Andree 
Thomas D. Hix 
Guillermo Walls 
Robert A. Hamilton 
Claud D. Harris 

Corporals 
Jesse Richardson 
OUie W. Wells 
James G. Bishop 
Dee J. Ballard 
Ralph Hudleston 
Isadore E. Jecker 
Ralph S. Purvis 
Hans Runk 
Oswald A. Willman 
Lloyd C. Clark 
Jolm A. Braly 
Hugo C. Fromm 
George V. Schmidt 
Paschal E. Tucker 



Carl A. H. Anderson 
William A. Cannon 
Paul F. Durdum 
O. L. Proctor 
Charles N. Pesek 
John L. Dean 
Kellar Fouts 
Lonnie Hancock 
Wesley C. Nasin 
Victor T. Alstatt 
Julius D. AVhitney 
Harley C. Wright 
Osward P. Martin 
WilUam J. Smith 
Joseph A. Maurer 

Privates 
Harry E. Adams 
William J. Alexander 
C. V. Alt 
Ben J. Altmiller 
Eric W. Anderson 
Micia Aradia 
Horace A. Arnold 
Arthur F. Ahr 
Joe Alletag 
Loye K. Arrington 
Truett J. Bridges 
John A. Bacon 
Ray E. Bailey 
Robert H. Bailey 



Walter M. Bailey 
Walter Baumgartner 
DickBeaU 
Lewis Beamer 
Ludwig Bennigus 
Edward J. Bendele 
Dock Bentley 
Ole Berg 
A. Bobbitt 
WiUie Boehme 
Deet Bonin 
Vernon L. Bonner 
John H. Boren 
Thomas H. Bowen 
John W. Bowen 
John E. Boyd 
Clifton E. Brockway 
Joseph A. Bruce 
Jesse P. Bruster 
Doler P. Bullard 
Jake A. Bauer 
Dewey H. Brunner 
Bobbie G. Bums 
James B. Barfield 
Noah Baugh 
Ernest E. Bennett 
Ben Berry 
Glenn Bricker 
Dedier Carlin 
Lonnie L. Cash 
James M. Cooner 



Joseph Cook 
James C. Campbell 
Grover Cartwright 
Owen Carter 
Ray T. Castleberry 
Neal D. Chapman 
Lloyd Clark 
John T. Coble 
Samuel A. M. Cooper 
George W. Coe 
Lewis W. Coleman 
Robert L. Cole 
Carl S. Crow 
Louie R. Cross 
Roscoe Davis 
Peari C. Dorrill 
Dearmon Dunn 
Carl J. Faetche 
Marcus Fecher 
Albert V. Foster 
Rhandie Fountain 
Wesley Freeman 
George Freeman 
Walter Fritz 
Crisanto Garza 
Hoyt S. Gere 
George R. Gillaspie 
Sam Gregory 
Charles T. Greer 
Russel G. Griffith 
Horace Grovees 



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27th COMPANY, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 



Joseph Guzzard 
George Gerlofi 
Moses F. Goodson 
Hagan P. Granthum 
Robert S. Hanks 
William D. Haney 
Grover Harris 
Dock B. Harris 
Charles E. Healy 
Amos B. Heidleberg 
Policarpio Herrera 
Fred Higgins 
William W. Holland 
Thomas W. Hord 
Jay H. Home 
Theodore J. W. Hugo 
Webster W. Huitt 
John J. Harrison 
Jess Jamison 
Robert F. Jeffs, Jr. 
Waldo J. Jennings 
Cari W. Jones 
WilUam J. B. Kenley 
Ernest C. Kobs 
Fred O. Koger 
Charley F. Korus 
Joe W. Kramer 
Irvin J. Lee 
Rudolph Lindner 
Ebie A. Little 
Willie Lock 
Arthur C. Long 
David R. Lynn 
Horace A. Lacey 
John L. McDonald 
William H. McNutt 
Frank P. Maniscalco 



Calixto Maraida 
Dallas M. Martin 
William J. B. Martin 
Tom Maurer 
Levi L. Mayfield 
Arthur B. May 
Winfree W. Meachum 
Robert R. Merritt 
Nolen Muckleroy 
John A. H. Mueller 
Esteban Muniz 
James M. Mayes 
James E. McWhorter 
William P. McHale 
Clem Neilon 
Benson Norwood 
Victarino Oliveras 
George C. Page 
Frank Parr 
Lonnie G. Paterson 
Roylston E. Perkins 
Werner E. Peterson 
John E. Powers 
Frank Pruitt 
Edward O. Puedro 
Jim Richardson 
Pantaleon Rivas 
Miller R. Robinson 
Calastico Rodriquez 
Lloyd Rogers 
Thomas E. Ross 
Charles D. Rouse 
Henry Rupple 
David E. Ryan 
Jake E. Sackett 
Roy R. Sales 
Hipolito Saldana 



Juan Salmon 
Jessie W. Salter 
James H. Sargeant 
Henry B. Schmitt 
Carl A. Schmitt 
John Schmidtberger 
Homer P. Schrimsher 
Walter H. Schubert 
George V. Schmitz 
Hilmar G. Scheele 
Lloyd A. Slevidge 
Lewis C. Siebert 
Leo L. Slover 
Floyd T. Small 
Roy Smith 
Newell B. Smith 
Albert R. Smock 
Charles Southerland 
Joe Spitzenberger 
John M. Stafford 
Joseph Stasny 
WilUam E. Steel 
Fred H. Stephens 
R. T. Stewart 
Lewis G. Stoll 
Alex. Strecker 
Cloyed Strange 
Lemuel E. Strickland 
Azel C. StuU 
John L. StuU 
Arthur Swenson 
WilUam J. Smith 
Edward S. Sloane 
WiUiam L. Slaton 
Ray F. Shely 
Fred C. Schulu 
Robert J. Schaefer 



Levi Y. TampUn 
John P. Taylor 
Cloma Taylor 
WiUis Tharrington 
Benjamin Thiebaut 
Arthur C. Thurikill 
Alvah H. Tiley 
WiUiam B. Tracy 
James M. Trant 
Alvin G. A. Teedemeyer 
Walter B. Turnbow 
Dave Turner 
Joe Veselka 
Alfred S. Violette 
Robert R. Voorhees 
Charies G. WaUace 
Lloyd E. Watters 
Fritz Weiser 
Robert R. West 
Martin Wiersma 
JeweU B. Wilson 
George E. Wilson 
Sidney A. WiU 
Joe H. Windham 
Roy E. Winkler 
Clyde C. Wise 
Cari O. Whitworth 
Lee R. Whitt 
Robert M. Whitman 
Alfred Waltmann 
Alvah W. WoUam 
Robert L. Woodard 
George D. Word 
Ernest E. Wright 
George A. White 
Albert D. WilUamson 
Alfred A. ZoeUer 



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28th COMPAXV, IGoth DEPOT BRIGADE 



2d Lieut. Lawrence E. Feehley 



Captain Roy E. Patterson 
2d Lieut. James E. Kizer 



2d Lieut. Charles Kleinsmith 



Sergeants 
Charles E. Jennings 
Noah \V. Evvton 
Walter W. Hodges 
Fred C. Labenslce 
Roy H. Hart 
Dan S. Hillsman 
Jesse H. Baker 
William E. Pruett 
Samuel Barschow 
James H. Clark 
Theodore B. Ryan 
Shelly H. Alsabrook 
David E. Giblin 
Roy Grantham 
Clarence JL Herman 
Newton S. Roberts 
Roy C. Wilkinson 
Roy R. Jones 

Corporals 
John Lanza 
James C. Cotner 
Hugo L. Boening 
William A. Cannon 
Cyrus T. Fields 
Peter B. Gohlke 
Frank M. Stannard 
Charles B. Phillips 
Charley F. Schneider 
Joe E. Schaded 



First Sergeant Walter H. Clark 

Henry F. Christopher 
Eddie C. Reagan 
William H. Baird 
Elmer W. Hodge 
Frank E. Lamb 
Hue Bryant 

Cooks 
Walter E. Calhoun 
George H. Higgins 
James E. Merchant 
Max Shoss 
Frank R. Ellis 

Mechanics 
Emil X'ogel 
.■\le.\ander Knighton 
Peter W". Forslund 

Buglers 
.\nton Kohut 
Jaun Trebino 

Privates — First Class 
James A. Nordstrom 
Clarence Williford 

Privates 
James \. .Allen 
Cecil Ball 

Richard B. Bartlett 
.'August J. Batson 
Alfred W. Bender 



Supply Sergeant Edward J. Mikulenka 



Willie B. Black 
Will M. Bradley 
Joe J. Bryan 
Otis C. Burdick 
William W. Burke 
Alvie R. Carroll 
William R. Clogston 
Paul G. Conrad 
Louis T. Cordes 
Eugene Crow 
Peter Cutsubes 
Otto G. Dahme 
Henry H. Dekker 
Ben H. Dikeman 
Oliver L. Ellison 
Jess Faour 
Jackson Fee 
.\ugustin Fernandez 
William H. Gaither 
James H. Galonas 
Cassemere Garza 
\'an B. German 
Charles H. Griffith 
Willie Haak 
' Bill Hammond 
Stanley J. Harris 
Kmil M. Hausser 
Bryan Heatley 
.August Hennig 
Edgar F. Hennig 
.Appolonio Hernandez 



Marcario Hernandez 
Jaun Herrera 
Frank C. Higginbotham 
John B. Hill 
Alfred H. Hobbs 
Ben N. Horney 
Richard B. Horney 
.Anton H. Huebner 
Simon P. Janz 
Grant W. King 
James C. Kinsey 
Raymond Kolodziej 
John O. Lewis 
Walter B. Loggins 
Richard Ludwig 
William P. Mc.Annis 
-Andrew McCoy 
George W. McDade 
John U. McDade 
Pat. McNillan 
Frank P. Miller 
Reuben C. Moore 
Primitive Morales 
Jesse Neeley 
Eddie C. Neuman 
-Augusta Nowak 
Charley Patalin 
Henry W. Pepper 
Jesus Perez 
Santiago Peres 
William Peters 



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28th COMPANY, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 



George E. Poole 
William J. Porter 
Ralph T. Prive 
Chester B. Priddy 
Vasilio Riviera 
Augusta Rodrequez 
Manuel Rodrequesz 
Luther Rogers 
Earl R. Russell 
Alfred Seenz 
Forest B. Sarver 
Willie B. Sellers 
Will H. Singletary 
Casildo Sisneros 
Charles F. Sohr 
Thomas L. Spencer 
Walter P. Spencer 
Adolph Stange 
Martin Strahle 
Harry R. Sutherland 
Patt. Swogetinsky 
Sterling E. Thrower 
August Till 
Louis Trevino 
Pleasnat E. Turner 
Roy Vogelsang 
Forest E. Wade 
Edwin C. Waitschies 
Robert H. William 
Dave Wood 
William R. Wright 
Tildon H. Burgess 
Lester Cannon 
Aulie R. Cash 
Earnest Chandler 



Elmer Clark 
Arthur R. Corder 
David J. Crawley 
Ernest L. Crow 
Alex Cummings 
Walter Curtis 
William J. Davis 
Walter G. Davis 
George Deutsch 
Frank J. Dial 
James L. Dobbs 
Hubert Dressen 
Jesse E. Edison 
Leo M. Ermann 
Willie Fahrig 
Green Fields 
Arthur B. F'rank 
Forest H. Frith 
Jaun Garciss 
Amarls W. Gentry 
Jesse Gibson 
Charles L. Gillogley 
Lucien C. Godbehere 
Monroe W. Graham 
Felix R. Grant 
Tilman L. Gregory 
L. G. Harris 
John G. Hatcher 
Walter Hercek 
Antonio Hill 
Perry T. Brumley 
Ne'.son Burns 
John S. Callaway 
Andrew J. Caperton 
James H. Caton 



Victorina T. Copeda 
Loren R. Collins 
Rafael Cordova 
Julian Criado 
Euell Crumley 
Floyd Curtis 
Sam Cutler 
John A. Davenport 
Harry C. Davis 
Charles B. Deen 
Walter P. Denton 
Jesse J. Dial 
E. W. Dixon 
William H. Douthit 
George M. Elliott 
Paul Fabienke 
Thomas H. F'arish 
William J. Forester 
Earl Fowler 
Coley E. Frizzell 
Santiago Garza 
Eugene E. George 
Riley D. Gideon 
John J. Gimbernardi 
Charley E. Goodlee 
Daily Z. Griffith 
Ernest L. Grayson 
Rudolph W. Goertz 
Harvey H. Harris 
Erich E. Hobbs 
Pilar Hernandez 
Christ Arbanitis 
N. L. Billingsly 
John A. Brown 
Frank N. Cribbs 



William P. Dardenne 
Walter W. F'irestone 
Hubert S. Gray 
Thomas G. Greenfield 
Neeley Greene 
Roland R. Hand 
W'illiam J. Herrington 
Guy Knipp 
John B. Lake 
Magnus B. Larson 
Gussie B. Lemley 
Damon C. Nichols 
Cline Pendley 
Terrell Reed 
Jasper G. Rutherford 
George W. Sisk 
Paul M. Smith 
James F. Veazey 
William L. Whitehead 
John P. Wilson 
Valentine Sykora 
Benjamin F. Byrd 
Edgar Carr 
Albert A. Clark 
Bennie F'urgeson 
James Faought 
Stephen A. Hoefherr 
James A. Langford 
Ashley O. Moss 
W. J. B. Ormsby 
Claude E. Ratliff 
liarl R. Russell 
William H. Rylee 
F'rank H. Sormrude 
Troy Whiteside 



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Lieut. Joe Patton 

Sergeants 
J. J. Russel 
H. M. Johnson 
W. S. Hughes 
J. S. Davis 
J. C. Owenby 
C. R. Brown 
R. M. Menn 
J. E. Carpenter 
C. G. WUliams 
J. Riley 
W. A. White 

E. M. Riddle 

Corporals 
W. T. RoweU 

F. B. Huey 
J. F. Harris 
C. G. White 
W. O. Boyd 

L. L. Cronkrite 
M. C. HaU 
A. A. Werner 
E. G. Chatham 

G. Cunningham 
R. C. Dunham 
M. L. Musgrave 
M. P. Vaughn 

Cooks 
W. W. Wendland 
E. L. Corbett 
A. H. Arneson 
L. L. Kenny 
H. E. Ryan 
G. F. Goebel 
W. M. Davis 



29th COMPANY, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 
Captain John G. Blanchard 
Lieut. J. R. Link Lieut. R. R. Landrum 



Privates 
Herman J. Adams 
Samuel L. Altum 
Hobart Atterbury 
Lee G. Adams 
Carl A. -Anderson 
Ramond L. Bartlett 
Otto A. Bentke 
Harvey G. Blount 
Robert M. Bowers 
George R. Boyd 
Loyd Booth 
Louis A. Bressel 
Samuel G. Bright 
Joe A. Brigham 
John A. Brinson 
Thomas E. Brown 
Ottis Brown 
Miles D. Brewton 
Clarence C. Biyan 
Leonard Bates 
Alvin G. Baumbach 
Hand E. Benad 
Griffith W. Bennett 
Robert C. Biggs 
John Campbell 
John H. Cherry 
Garland M. Carr 
Andrew Chandler 
Ernest L. Chatham 
Hardin Coffield 
Vernon C. Commons 
Petro Dicresingo 
Robert L. Dominy 
Peter Cada 
Asberj' T. Cain 
James E. Carpenter 



David L. Castle 
Leo Christen 
Walter G. Collins 
Albert J. Couie 
George W. Creel 
Charles G. Crise 
Coy E. Dorsey 
Henr>' E. Dreyfuss 
Cleofus M. Dugosh 
Roy L. Elliott 
James C. Farley 
Ramon Garcia 
Rudolph Gershbach 
William C. Goodman 
Spurgeon G. Griffis 
Charles L. Grubbs 
Joseph Hall 
Hubert A. Hamilton 
Herman H. Hand 
Cuffie Harjo 
Macon H. Haney 
Henry Heidtman 
John G. Heintze 
Ross L. Hobbs 
George V. Hogan 
Leoindas Hogg 
Thurman Holland 
Frazier R. Holtz 
Oscar L. Hooks 
Alton Howell 
John Hanicky 
Sheivy Hudson 
MiUer B Hughes 
Jesse L. Humphries 
Roy Hunt 
Hubert J. Hunt 
Albert J. Hunter 



Lieut. V. L. Yaylor 

Calvin A. Hurst 
William Hurt 
Herman F. Hyatt 
Reece Irwin 
Sam Inman 
Grover C. Irwin 
Walter A. Jackson 
Hubert J. Jaegy 
Chester S. Jennings 
William H. Jessen 
George N. Johnson 
Henry M. Johnson 
William W. Johnson 
Charles B. Johnson 
James T. Jones 
George M. Jordan 
Bennie Kageler 
Charles R. Kelley 
Andrew J. Kempf 
Claude Kennedy 
Martin Kercho 
Bert King 
James C. Kirby 
Clyde R. Langford 
Erma L. Lilly 
H. I. Little 
H. S. Meadors 
Gilbert Midina 
Emil Mueller 
A. A. Nehr 
Jesse T. Nolan 
Claude E. Payne 
Henry Sarana 
Walter Schrader 
John I. Scheaffer 
John C. Sneed 
Fritz Stauffer 



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29th COMPANY, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 



Wm. Stauchly 
Wm. Thompson 
Wm. Van Winkle 
J. T. Langston 
Wm. Laramore 
J. L. Lashley 
Worthen Lawhom 
A. G. Layton 
A. D. Lee 
Wm. LeGrand 
Chassie Liggon 
Roy Lively 
Lones Lockhart 
J. H. Lang 
Ramon Lopez 
Don Loyd 
Orlan Loyd 
Je£E Mabry 
G. M. Magee 
C. M. Mahan 
J. T. Manning 
Wm. Marshall 
L. Martines 
Roy Mayes 
Joe Medeles 
John Melber 
Fred Mencer 
Buster Mendoza 
John Meek 
Thomas Middleton 
Henry Milam 
A. D. Miller 
Irvin Mills 
Walter Mills 
Joseph Mitchell 
Wm Mizell 
Charles Monroe 
Obert Morgan 
John Mosley 
I. E. Moore 
Nolen Mullens 



Martin Mueller 
Marion Musgrove 
Brownlow Myers 
A. L. McAlliey 
C. W. McCorkle 
Sam McCown 
A. W. McCreight 
R. A. McDonald 
M. P. McGrew 
A. E. McLean 
S. L. Napier 
C. H. Neel 
T. A. Nelson 
R. W. Nester 
C. W. Newman 
W. H. Noak 
J. A. Noe 
A. S. Nobles 
Wm. Nuckols 
Ernest Orr 
Earl Overall 
Charles Pace 
Richard Palmer 
Daniel Parsly 
Clyde Parsly 
Earl Parker 
Jose Pena 
Joe Penninger 
Edgar Pennington 
Ale.x. Petrich 
Jesse Phillips 
James Phipps 
Louis Phillips 
Samuel Pitman 
DeWitt Poe 
Robert Polk 
Hugh Pollard 
John Pollock 
H. C. Posey 
Guy Prince 



Samuel ProfEtt 
Norman Raby 
Edgar Rasberry 
Roy Rash 
Eli Rice 
Joseph Riede 
J. J. Riley 
J. O. R.Uey 
Bias Riojas 
Joe Rivas 
Edgar Roach 
B. F. Robinson 
J. A. Robinson 
Willie Rolff 
George Rosbrugh 
Willie Roseberry 
Louis Rosentreter 
John Rostowsky 
Carrol Roueche 
D. G. Rowland 
Samuel Runnels 
Vernie Runnion 
Hugh Ryan 
Claude Sangster 
Ben Schuman 
Henry Schwartz 
Daniel Sellers 
Robert Shannon 
M. A. Shelton 
John Skodras 
Carl Skog 
M. C. Slaughter 
Luther Smith 
Earl Smith 
Charlie Smith 
Barney Snowden 
Clifford Stewart 
A. B. Stone 
Charlie Storey 
Lucian Straughn 



S. V. Strand 
John Suka 
Frank Serredin 
Lee Sullivan 
Henry A. Tate 
R. W. Tuabert 
Clyde Temple 
Richard Tengler 
Athie Thacker 
James Thomas 
Leslie Thomas 
John Thompson 
Nativedad Torrez 
F. P. Townsen 
Jesse Tucker 
Horace Tull 
Jose Valdez 
Dan Vickerv 
Gilbert Wadley 
Oran Wallace 
Forest Watts 
Leon Weast 
Sam Weaver 
Fred Webb 
John Webb 
Willie Wendland 
Charles White 
Howard White 
Albert White 
John Whiteley 
Oscar Whitmore 
Garland Williams 
Clay Williams 
Leota Willoughby 
Harvy Wolford 
Jim Wright 
George Wright 
George Yarborough 
Ardulto Ybarro 
Ira Yocum 
Bryant Young 



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30th COMPANY, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 



Captain Woodie R. Gilbert 
1st Lieut. Harold H. Helms 
1st Lieut. William E. Hicks 



2d Lieut. Garvin J. Dunlevy 
2d Lieut. Gilbert C. Ledyard 
2d Lieut. Ernest G. Loyd 



2d Lieut. Henry G. Satterlee 

1st Sergeant Morley H. Lawellin 



Sergeants 
Edgar C. Barker 
Robert D. Castellaw 
James A. Curry 
Jarvis E. Dale 
Earnest A. Ford 
Julian D. Garcia 
Hans Gottschalk 
Robert Hughes 
Porter H. Hutchison 
Marcellus Lowe 
Clomer O. Martin 
William C. Newberry 
James O. PuUen 
Grice A. Richardson 
Harry A. Riggs 
William H. Vincent 

Corporals 
Elmer E. Bittle 
Era F. Blackburn 
Oswald C. Freeman 
George I. Raydon 
William G. VoUus 

Cooks 

Mike W. Clark 
Joe Pritchett 

Machinist 
Otto Partlow 

Bugler 
George L. Thiol 



Privates — First Class 
Brodie H. Ashby 
John A. Harris 
Anton Frank Absnaider 
Claud Anderson 
George R. Anderson 
Fred G. Angell 
Guy A. Baber 
Robert A. Bailey 
William B. Bainey 
Jimmie L. Barnhill 
Francisco Barrera 
James A. Bashow 
John F. Bateman 
Horace E. Baughman 
Sam Beasley 
Jess J. Beck 
Bennie H. Becker 
Joseph Bembrick 
Wiley R. Bennett 
Otto A. Bentke 
Victor Bianchi 
Ernest T. Blyth 
William C. Bolton 
Thomas S. Bono 
Elmer F. Bowden 
Sidney F. Bowling 
Thomas L. Bracket! 
Carl Bratton 
Ed M. Brink 
Carl Brocksmith 
Francis J. Brown 
George Brown 
Joseph Brown 
Edgar L. Brunson 
Isaac E. Bryant 



Henry Buckner 
William W. Burcham 
Mack E. Burchfield 
Lonnie C. Burks 
Marlin Burns 
Johnnie A. Burts 
Coleman Butler 
Paul H. Buxkamper 
Samuel M. Byrum 
Alvin L. Cagle 
Leonard D. Cain 
Henry Caldwell 
Ralph H. Cambell 
Rufus D. Campbell 
Holder H. Capehart 
Warren M. Carter 
Claud A. Cass 
Calvin J. Cassady 
Thomas W. Castellaw 
James B. Castleberry 
Louis A. Cattany 
Lester Chandler 
Frank Chiapetta 
Fred W. ChUds 
Frank L. Chism 
Clarence J. Clark 
Voungie Clifford 
Marshall A. Coburn 
Evart V. Cochran 
Rubin Cogburn 
Hyrom Collie 
Robert R. Coons 
Hannie J. Corbell 
William E. Coward 
Joseph M. Coyel 
Omar W. Crabtree 



William O. Craft 
Thomas W. Crawford 
Lemuel A. Crow 
Henry R. CuUum 
Fred J. Dabner 
Romie S. Dagenhart 
Otto P. Dentler 
Ola W. DeWitt 
Josiah B. G. J. Dickson 
Jim C. Dowdy 
Williard I. Dowling 
Thomas J. Duncan 
Ernest A. Dunham 
Billie R. Dyer 
Holland Eads 
Jack L. Edgeworth 
Eula Edwards 
John D. Ellis 
Warner EIrod 
James O. Emmons 
Willie C. Ervin 
William R. Estes 
Louis C. Eubanks 
Lawrence J. Evans 
George O. Ezell 
Marcus C. Faver 
Joe A. Ferguson 
Claud M. Fetzer 
Jessie W. Finn 
George W. Folkner 
Claud V. Foster 
Claud B. Fowler 
William B. Frances 
Claud J. Freedle 
Charles C. Fritts 
William W. Frost 



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30th COMPANY, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 



Rockie K. Fuller 
Leonard G. Gantt 
Tom B. Garrett 
Lewis E. Gaskill 
Arden D. Gatley 
John A. Ghormley 
John Gibbons 
Edward W. Giessler 
Malcom D. Gilbreath 
James A. Glass 
Erie M. Goodwin 
Olis Golden 
Lawrence B. Graham 
Coy Grail 
James L. Gray 
Lee Gregory 
Carlton C. Green 
Dorsie Green 
VVilburn B. Green 
John I. Griffith 
Dave Gross 
Julius G. Haas 
John P. Hall 
Robert E. Hall 
Royce B. Hall 
Byron C. Harrison 
Mason Harwell 
Eerim W. Hatcher 
Tracy J. Hayter 
Eugene C. Headley 
Edgar A. Hennig 
Charles M. Henry 
Walter Henton 
Sidney Herrel 
Louis Heyroth 
Nathaniel J. Hicks 
Charlie H. Hill 
Clyde H. Hill 
Horace G. Hines 
Charles A. Hink 
Bruce Hinkle 
Lenox L. Hinton 



Albert F. Hoffman 
Austin B. Holland 
James E. HoUey 
James C. Holmes 
Lewis R. Hoisted 
Monroe M. Honrell 
Newton W. Hooser 
William O. Horn 
Alfred Houston 
Forest A. Howsley 
John C. Hudman 
Alma W. Hudson 
William M. Huie 
Loyd E. Hull 
Roy L. Hunter 
Dallias Impson 
Charlie Jackson 
Vivian G. Jackson 
Edward J. Janovsk\- 
Joe Jarzombek 
Hubert G. Johnson 
Oscar J. Johnson 
Reed G. Johnson 
Charlie S. Jones 
Earl B. Kerbow 
Charles S. Kinnebrew 
Joseph Lake 
Lonnie E. Lamb 
John T. Lancaster 
John M. Lavender 
John N. Long 
Ernest E. McClelland 
Archie B. McLaughlin 
David C. McMurry 
Thomas J. Maultsby 
Claud M. Medows 
Hardy E. Means 
Romulus L. Means 
Braxton A. Medows 
James F. Merriott 
Ode C. Milham 
James J. Mixon 



Hugh L, Moon 
John K. Mullens 
Joe J. Neisser 
Charles W. Nichols 
John S. Nichols 
William E. Nichols 
Henry Nortsworthy 
Theodore P. Offutt 
James O. Ostrom 
Roy E. Parker 
Jess W. Paul 
Marcus L. Paulsen 
Homer Pitcock 
Homer M. Pittman 
Teofil Ploch 
Cleaver Powell 
Tyrus E. Price 
Lee M. Randell 
John E. Ratz 
Eugene Raynes 
Joseph C. Rector 
Wallace C. Reed 
Rufus Renfroe 
Johnnie M. Rennick 
Horace M. Rhett 
Clarence O. Riales 
John F. Riebschleager 
Clarence Roberson 
Otto I., Rogers 
John R. Rucker 
Emil Sabrsula 
Bayard M. Sewell 
Allan J. Shamblin 
Willie J. Shelly 
John L. Simpson 
Dwight E. Sisk 
George Skinner 
Ernest M. Smith 
Ish D. Smith 
Louis Smith 
D. B. Sparks 
Fitzhugh L. Springer 



Perez C. Stillman 
Jesse J. Stagner 
Eugen'fe H. Standard 
George A. Stanger 
William O. Stapleton 
William B. Statham 
Jay Steward 
Jim D. Stewart 
Walter Stockston 
Roy T. Stone 
Henry Stroth 
Wilborn E. Stutts 
Samuel W. Tally 
Birkley N. Taylor 
George W. Teafatiller 
Rhea C. Terr 
Lee E. Thomas 
Orvel Thompson 
John D. Thornton 
ElUs M. Tidwell 
James N. Tillman 
Albert T. Warren 
Harry F. Waters 
Earnest C. Watkins 
Harvey Watkins 
Sidney Watkins 
Albert Watson 
Claude H. White 
Ernest White 
Wilson White 
Laurence R. Whitton 
Hammond H. Wilcox 
Charlie H. William 
James L. Williams 
John E. Williams 
Morris L. Winkle 
Ervin Woodard 
Sam P. Woolum 
Vernon Wright 
Jim G. Yates 
James O. Yoes 
Adolph Zuehl 



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31st COMPAXY, 16oth DEPOT BRIGADE 



Lieut. John L. Nash 



Lieut. H. H. Mackenzie 



Lieut. George Swartz 



Lieut. Arthur F. Westfall 



Supply Sergeants 
Roy B. Jinkins 
Louis C. Leonard 

Sergeants 
Dean Sebring 
Horace M. Cook 
C. Y. Dowlen 
W. A. Edwards 
Bryant L. Beaird 
A. H. Parsons 
Harold Zochert 

Corporals 
Joe Wright 
Rufus L. Phillips 
Hal G. Boyd 

Privates 
Lundy L. Ackerman 
Sam P. Alexander 
Arthur A. AUen 
Naudy Anderson 



Harmon .\vey 
Ernest H. Bastain 
Delbert M. Beck 
Louis Bidault 
Harrj' L. Black 
Sidney R. Bowers 
Claud M. Braswell 
Orlie M. Brisco 
Robert A. Brown 
Roy H. Buckland 
Samuel W. Butler 
Eddie Franklin Bennett 
Arthur S. Black 
Ralph H. Black 
Joe J. Blum 
Boley A. Boles 
Carl F. Boysen 
Barney W. Brackman 
Ballard P. Bradley 
Price S. Butler 
John S. Carter 
Joel R. Chambers 
Emmett Cheek 
Carl L. Clark 



1st Sergeant John B. Muckle 

Jackson J. Clark 
William H. Clay 
Fred H. Coleman 
Hayter F. CoUins 
Dee L. Conner 
George R. Contreres 
Otis M. Coogan 
Leo Cummings 
Charlie J. Cole 
Colonel O. Collier 
Willie E. Connolly 
Homer S. Cave 
Charles C. Carroll 
Jasper R. Dickey 
Thomas J. Dickson 
-Arthur DLxon 
William M. Dixon 
William P. Driskell 
Green Duke 
Henry A. Davis 
Arthur E. Diebel 
John L. Downey 
Mi. Doyal 
Julius Dunday 



Tom H. Ellis 
Loyd J. Erv'in 
Hiram Finley 
Erich W. Fischer 
Joseph A. Ford 
Frazer A. Fugua 
Charlie Roy Farmer 
Isaac A. Faught 
Trawl B. Fitchett 
WiUiam Forster 
Henry Edward Fox 
Clarence Freeman 
Roufus L. Gaulden 
Loonie L. Giles 
Rossie O. Gilliam 
Jack M. Gladden 
Joel M. Goodwin 
Carl B. Gramling 
William Jessie Gibbins 
John Joseph Gleason 
Frank Bemhard Goodman 
Jim Mulkey Gregory 
Earl L. Harp 
Robert A. Harrold 



William S. Hamblen 
Leonard E. Haug 
Frank G. Hermesmeyer 
Walter P. Hendrix 
Thomas J. Hopkins 
Homer L. Hutton 
Jim H. IsbeU 
Howard S. Jackson 
Lonie Jennings 
George W. Johnston 
Pink Johnson 
Edward B. Jones 
Preston B. Jones 
Ernest W. Jones 
John J. Kasper 
Jessie B. Keith 
Virgel E. Kelcy 
Tollit Kerr 
Albert S. Key 
Jas. A. J. Kuicaid 
Edward J. Klish 
Wm. R. Knight 
Florence Knowles 
Willie Krueger 



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31st COMPANY, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 



James L.Lawhorn 
Carl M. Lowry 
Vernie R. Lytle 
Otho L. Malone 
Charlie J. Maywald 
John Mikulik 
Mijamon H. McEwin 
Carl McFadden 
Edward K. McMahan 
David E. McNew 
Littleton O. McPherson 
Aurelio Marconi 
Eugene R. Martin 
O. C. Martin 
Oren H. Mast 
William R. Mathis 
Jackson L. Mathews 
Jim M. Matthews 
Walter J. Merz 
Sam G. Miller 
Willie Moegelin 
Jessie E. Moore 
Gaines M. Morris 
James M. Morrison 
Matt C. McCutchan 
James R. Nixon 



Oscar Norton 
Tom Ed Ogla 
Charley C. Orrell 
Virgil E. Owens 
Glaucus A. X. Parker 
Jeff Davis Parkson 
Jesse C. Penrod 
Leavy M. Perkins 
Roy D. Pettigrew 
Walter B. Pfluger 
Sam H. Pike 
Sam W. Pinner 
Henry A. Polnack 
Edgel H. Poulter 
Jacob F. Rather 
Othel G. Reeves 
Charles L. Reedy 
Erwin F. Rimkus 
Newte Roberts 
Marvin J. Rogers 
Thomas M. Roller 
Porter Roup 
Paul Rubinstein 
Martin Rumble 
Sam D. Sanders 
Sidney C. Sanders 



Ourn Sapp 
Gee Saul 
Bruno G. Schultz 
Frederick K. Scroggins 
Artie L. Seay 
Sidney Sharp 
Martin Simon 
John P. Skarda 
Bryant C. Skeen 
Henry M. Slawson 
Warren C. Smith 
Floyd Smith 
Loy B. Smith 
Bolivar H. Smith 
Edwin D. Smith 
Jno. Barkley Smith 
Leonard L. Smith 
Oscar B. Smith 
Quitman C. Smith 
Samuel F. Smith 
Irvin Snell 
Otha Sparks 
Arthur Sparkman 
Marion E. Stanfield 
Cecil E. Stan- 
Richard Stapper 



Geo. C. Staton 
Edward J. J. Stein 
Olive P. Storm 
Herbert F. Strickland 
Harry A. Sutphen 
James H. Sutton 
Noel A. Sutton 
Herbert I. Sanderson 
Isaac A. Singleton 
Andrew P. Smith 
John Smith 
James H. Sutton 
Carlo Tamborello 
Geo. W. Tate 
Fred Taylor 
Wilson V. Taylor 
Roscoe Tolar 
Anthony G. Treadgold 
Clifton R. Tucker 
John Valusck 
John J. Vanderburg 
Lewis Phillip Voiding 
Albert C. Von ForeU 
Fred O. Wallace 
Wofford G. WaUace 
Lee A. Wallis 



Charles M. Ward 
James C. Wheeler 
Russell Wheeler 
Walter H. White 
Lonnie Fred Willis 
Robert F. William 
Willie A. Witcher 
Minnard W. Wilson 
Major H. Williams 
Luther J. Williams 
William C. WindeU 
John P. Wilmuth 
James C. Womack 
Arthur L. Woody 
Will Daniel Wooster 
William J. Worley 
Arthur A. Wurzbach 
Benjamin T. Yancey 
Jewel J. Yates 
Elmer W. Young 
AUie Younts 
Victor Zamora 
Albert J. Zuehlke 



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32nd COMPANY, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 



1st Lieut. Lafayette C. Ebling 



Bennie W. O'Fallin 
Leslie C. Vanover 
James F. Riley 
Maurice A. Wilkins 
Wifliam H. Patrick 



Bynum B. Faubion 



Captain Otto L. Eversberg 
2ncl Lieut. Leland .\ggson 

Sergeants 
Clyde E. Morton 
Alva C. Bailey 
Sam McRoy 
Alfred F. Manny 



1st Sergeant James H. Stacey 



James P. Fite 
Francis M. Thomason 
Claude 1. Penrv 
Albert C. Black 



Jerome G. Co.\ 



Corporals 



Boss Sanders 



James O. Parham 



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32nd COMPANY, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 



Walter B. Akers 
Dewey W. Berry 
Andrew F. Buland 
Heber A. Colclasure 
James E. Cox 
James L. Crain 
Thomas J. Daniels 
Charley F. Davis 
R. T. Daniel Edmondson 
Roy P. Evans 
Charles E. Fulton 



Privates 



Leo. J. Gibbons 
Jesse D. Glover 
Herman Gregg 
Thomas J. Heard 
John D. Huey 
Sidney C. Huckabay 
Cazzie E. Kennedy 
Charles R. Ogilvie 
Jim S. Best 
Thomas B. Canady 
William F. Crouch 



Ernest L. Daugherty 
Albert M. Dellis 
Luther R. Filer 
Horace F. Embree 
James W. Faulks 
Jesse D. Garrett 
Edward J. Glass 
Alex. N. Graham 
Claudie C. Hayes 
Kurt J. Hornuff 
Perry F. Hj'de 



William A. Kelley 
Thomas E. Lucas 
Vollie McDonough 
Elroy C. Munson 
Robert D. Olliver 
William B. Turner 
John D. Wright 

Mechanics 
Jesse J. Witte 
Will B. Cook 



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33rd COMP.VNY, :65th DEPOT BRIGADE 



2nd Lieut. Joseph Green 



Captain William C. Mitchell 
2nd Lieut. Elga Glendy 



2nd Lieut. Jas. W. Marshall 



Sergeants 



Harry A. Howk 
Jonnie R. Andrews 
Hiram M. Barton 
James B. Bishop 
Norbome Champion 
William S. Cobb 
Herbert R. Crone 
Frank R. Davidson 
Ruskin J. Fisk 
Claud C. Harrell 
Roy M. Ivy 
Jessie H. Jackson 
Richard H. Jacobs 
Manton A. Lee 
Earnest S. Matthews 
Ralph W. Monroe 
Alph C. Oler 
Elmer S. Reynolds 
Joseph C. Smith 

Corporals 

Roger M. Beasley 
John C. Biediger 
Roy T. Davis 
Melvin C. Dippel 
Luther F. Dunagin 
Felix C. Golzales 
Earl W. Goode 
Atkin E. Hayden 
John F. Harris 
Jim M. Hinton 



Frank J. HoUey 
John B. Kennedy 
William Horous 
Alvin V. Hurth 
Frank J. Miller 
Franz C. Miller 
Samuel W. Popejoy 

Privates 
Edward Abel 
George E. Adams 
Ollie M. Abraham 
Chas. C. Agent 
Lanier W. Ard 
Wilhelm G. Ackelbein 
Barry N. Allen 
Jack P. Allen 
Thaddeus D. Bell 
Earnest Bennett 
WUUam D. Bledsoe 
PhilUp B. BroadweU 
Stephen M. Br>'an 
Harry P. Barton 
August Buschmann 
George A. Butcher 
Silas C. Castleberry 
John J. Chernosky 
Ambro J. Chudej 
Alvie M. Churchwell 
CharUe C. Clarkson 
John M. Clary 
Wilson F. Clawson 
Wade Clay 



Charlie U. Cole 
John F. Collier 
George W. Copeland 
Erby A. Correll 
John A. Crabtree 
Ray C. Crosson 
Delus Culver 
Thurman Cunningham 
Emmett J. Darby 
Samuel S. Davis 
Tillman B. Davis 
CharUe J. Dayton 
Mack Dodson 
Otis F Dodson 
Wallace E. Donald 
Earnest C. Ebeiling 
Peter B. Elliott 
Walter J. EUiott 
Herman W. Engle 
Charlie D. Epperson 
Lambert L. Erickson 
Chas. J. Forgie 
Spurgeon Foreman 
Thad E. Foxworth 
William R. Frazier 
Homer L. Fuller 
Robert Z. GaUion 
Theodora Garcia 
Alvin W. Gass 
Marler C. Gay 
Lonnie E. Geer 
Murrie C. Giles 
Roy H. Gough 



Phillip W. Greer 
Bert Haggard 
O. D. Harbrough 
John F. Hallow 
Buster Harvey 
Bruno M. Havens 
Jack Hemson 
A. N. Hester 
Clinton L. Hobbs 
D. R. Hodges 
Earnest H. Hoese 
Theo. H. Holworth 
Noel C. Hood 
David A. Hunt 
Rex L. Hunter 
Grady Hurlev 
Herbert L. Hutman 
Albert T. Ingwerson 
Lovick Irish 
Albert L. Irwin 
Robert Isom 
Lester T. Ivy 
Thomas C. Jacobs 
Guy D. Jacob 
Otis L. Johnson 
Carl Jones 
CharUe D. Jordan 
James E. Jordan 
John Jupe 
Joe Kahanek 
Robert Kelsey 
Henry G. Kemp 
Joe F. Kendrick 



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33rd COMPANY, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 



Dale E. Kennedy 
James M. Kissinger 
Homer B. Klepper 
Aimer V. Kline 
Hal M. Knight 
Joseph Kovar 
Joseph Kucera 
Hobart F. Lanier 
William La Valley 
LeRoy Lewallen 
Carl L. Linn 
Luke Listi 
Jess Little 
Ralph Lofland 
Garland O. McAuley 
M. A. McBride 
Willie McCain 
Jeremiah J. McCarthy 
Robert F. McCrone 
Monroe E. McDaniel 
Barney L. McDowell 
Jessie A. Mack 
Henry T. Manley 
Thomas M. Marshall 
Ellis B. Martin 
Siggie H. Mervin 
Alvin Mieth 
Sam Milinkowsky 
Samuel R. Miller 
Clint H. Montgomery 
Hallie A. Montgomery 
Edwin L. Moore 
James W. Moore 
Joseph R. Moore 
James M. Murphy 



Jess J. Murphy 
Richard C. Murphy 
Earnest T. Myers 
Emmett F. Nolan 
Varney Norton 
Felix Parker 
James E. Parker 
Shook Parker 
Robert L. Peabody 
Henry I. Pierson 
Lloyd W. Perry 
Sam Pickle 
Fred H. Pierce 
John W. Pinchard 
Willie Pomikal 
Tom R. Poole 
Homer Porter 
James A. Potter 
Thomas L. Powell 
Will Prince 
Jack J. Pritchett 
Albert D. Rawlings 
Doanie Redeagle 
Hardin L. Reed 
Francis M. Reynolds 
Charlie Rhoads 
Claude E. Rich 
Thaddeus D. Rife 
Edwin L. Rinn 
Willford C. Rister 
Joseph O. Robert 
Riley H. Robertson 
Theodore Rodriguez 
Oscar G. Ross 
Lawrence Sanderford 



Paul X. Schalla 
Roger X. Scheihagen 
Herbert G. Schrader 
Louis W. Scribner 
Oscar C. Shouse 
Massey G. Silliman 
William O. Slaughter 
William A. Smart 
Andrew Smith 
Charles J. Smith 
Clifton P. Smith 
Fred D. Smith 
T. L. Smith 
Wayne A. Smith 
Earnest A. Smithart 
William H. Sobey 
Arthur M. Spears 
Edward E. Stennett 
Henry H. Stevenson 
Walter Stevenson 
Delmar B. Stone 
Joseph R. Stone 
Henry H. Stratton 
J. T. Strickland 
Martin B. Stewart 
Adam Swafford 
Irvin M. Talley 
Banny Tasoki 
Thomas F. Terry 
Horace B. Tharp 
Bill Thompson 
Will M. Thompson 
Melvin C. Tidwell 
Joseph E. Trammel 
James H. Turner 



Stephen Tylajka 
Jessie L. Ulmer 
Richard J. Venable 
John K. Vesalka 
Charles A. Voyles 
Clifton B. Wagsta£E 
Dewie Waldie 
Albert L. Walker 
Corbett C. Walker 
John A. Walker 
John B Walker 
Samuel W. Walker 
Thomas R. Walker 
William W. Walker 
Murray Warren 
Livingston Watts 
James Weatherford 
George J. Wellnitz 
Frank T. Wendt 
John W. White 
Thomas M. White 
Walter M. Whitton 
Phillip Williams 
Roy M. Williams 
Roy Wilson 
Thomas F. Winter 
Alvin 0. Withrow 
Floyd E. Wood 
Allen R. Wortham 
Clayton E. Wright 
Raymond Y. Young 
John A. Zworke 
Hugh Spinks 
William Buckner 
David Y. Paulk 



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34th COMPANY, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 



Captain M. J. Burelbach 



Lieut. Louie Crowe 

2nd Lieut. Marglin McMorris 



2nd Lieut. James McBraun 
2nd Lieut. Ragsdale McNeill 



2nd Lieut. Olin P. McVVhirter 
2nd Lieut. Joseph Beduarchik 



Ist Sergeant Joseph .\. Sohm 
Supply Sergeant John J. Breen 



Sergeants 
Clarence W. Barker 
Buford IVL Batts 
Charles L. Boyd 
Luther H. Brooks 
Francis B. Clark 
John E. Cooke 
Guy Hough 
Harry T. Lassiter 
Giles P. Lester 
Claude M. McDaniel 
David W. Stafford 
Ger. W. Marshall 

Corporals 
.\lbert Bond 
William H. Brooks 
Earl Hatch 
Josef Hubert 
Frank O. D. Karney 
Willie O. Key 
Harvey C. ilorrow 
Robert L. Nugent 
Claude C. Reagan 



Mechanics 
Lonnie E. Darnell 
Martin L. Williams 

Cooks 
James D. McBride 
Otis I. Hughey 

Buglers 
Harry A. DIore 
Lester J. Downum 

Privates 
Robbie S. Ale.xander 
ToUie Allen 
Joe A. Alonzo 
Charlie .\rnold 
Will E. Atkins 
Rafael Baca 
Henry .\. Bair 
James E. Barfield 
Frank H. Barch 
Millford M. Benson 
Moe N. Bernstein 



Thomas Blackman 
Albert M. Blanchet 
Andrew Blanchet 
Roland C. Boiler 
Howard Bostick 
Abner Brabham 
Lester Braddock 
Douphitt Briggs 
Herman F. Bruechner 
William E. Brunsteter 
Robert .\. Brydon 
Francisco Cardona 
Homer R. Carpenter 
Thomas A. Carter 
Claud D. Clark 
James A. Covert 
Saburn A. Crawford 
Levi T. Crenshaw 
James D. Davis 
Albert H. Decker 
Marvin E. Dees 
Martin Diaz 
Wharton L. Dickey 
Grover F. Dickerson 



Phillip Digiovanni 
James S. Dockrey 
John W. Dorsey 
Albert Dreyling 
Joseph W. Duncan 
Robert T. Duncan 
Reuben Durst 
Fletcher C. Easley 
Rov A. Edmonds 
William E. Ehlert 
Harry J. Gongler 
Morris L. Greensten 
Richard L. Griffin 
Clarence Hadden 
Geo. M. Hale 
Earl L. Harris 
Oscar Hartley 
Willie H. Hearn 
William H. Herbst 
Patrick G. Hill 
Sterling L. Holcomb 
Henry Hornberger 
Joe. Hosoun 
Robert D. Hughes 



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34th COMPANY, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 



Charles W. Hickes 
John W. Jeanes 
Lee R. Johnson 
Meyer Kalvorisky 
Erik Kampainen 
Earl S. Keese 
Max I. Keller 
Thomas H. Kibbey 
Adolph Kloebedans 
Jim J. Kocian 
Willie J. Kocurek 
Frank A. Kuban 
Edmond Kubicok 
Arnold Lammert 
Wesley G. Leake 
Curtis A. Lemon 
John R. Long 
Elias Lucero 
Lester E. Ludwick 
Willie M. McDaniel 
Henry E. McElroy 
Kinner McEntire 
Walter H. ilcEnturff 
Archie A. McLaster 
Burton E. McNeil 
James E. McWhorton 
Cecil J. JIahoney 



Jay B. Marshall 
Felix Matula 
Cecil E. Mayall 
Bryan C. Meehan 
Elbert L. Miller 
Guy W. Mitchell 
Gus G. Moench 
John A. Morgan 
Frank L. Morris 
Ramon Mungia 
Herbert D. F. Neinstedt 
William E. Norwood 
Leonard G. Nowlin 
Guadalupe Ornelas 
Ben C. Owsley 
Joe E. Pace 
Jesse A. Patterson 
Joe B. Patterson 
Lake Patton 
Elmer Penix 
Waymond W. Perkins 
Newton J. Petitt 
Arthur M. Pfefferkorn 
Albert Pilat 
Thomas J. Pittman 
Harry F. Powers 
Everett G. Putman 



Oliver V. Rabks 
Samuel S. Ragland 
Henry G. Pade 
Thomas G. Ray 
John J. Redmon 
Wain W. Reese 
John W. Reid 
Joe. Reo 
John B. Riley 
Harman Ringer 
Bryan Rinks 
Glen Robason 
William F. Robbins 
Pablo Rocha 
Albert T. Rodgers 
Garnett E. Saint 
William S. Sanders 
William G. Sauer 
Robert Shelby 
Marion S. Shuler 
Peny Sigal 
Charles O. Simpson 
Jesse L. Sinor 
Ernest Smith 
John S. Smith 
Loniedas Smith 
Roscoe C. Smith 



Jno. Smotek 
Joe Slatmack 
Carl C. Sullivan 
Gordon Taylor 
Phillio O. Teter 
John B. Thaxton 
William H. Thedford 
Luis Trevino 
Delma W. Trotter 
Earby D. Tucker 
Albert 0. Turn 
Howard M. \'anaman 
Bryant R. Vaughn 
Charles B. Verner 
Charles E. Walker 
William T. Walker 
Elbert G, Wall 
Julius O. Way 
Leon A. Wilkening 
Geo. C. Williams 
Lee K. Wing 
Willie ^^ Wishert 
Sam. Willis 
Charlie W. Young 
John S. Zan 
Sidney M. Zeigler 



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35th COMPANY, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 



Captain Harry Marx 

1st Lieut. Charles R. Wakefield 

2nd Lieut. Julius L. Lohoefer 



2nd Lieut. Olin P. McWhirter 
2nd Lieut. James B. Nourse 
First Sergeant Elmo O. L. Arnold 



Mess Sergeant Joe M. Strahan 
Supply Sergeant Caspar A. Washbura 



Sergeants 
Rupert E. Martin 
Fritz C. Roensch 
Geoige W. Burton 
Charles R. Cooper 
Ben W. Cornish 
Jewel Davis 
Roy C. Florence 
Clyde E. Goodner 
William Johnson 
Chester A. Jorgenson 
Major McLeimon 
Johji R. Martin 
James M. Sanor 
Carl D. Savage 
J. Floyd Smith 
Alfred H. Trostman 
Floyd B. Whitson 

Corporals 
Jim Bender 
James E. Hartley 
Russel H. McCullough 
Wallace W. Oliver 
Frank E. Smith 
Henry G. Bostick 
Emos H. Howard 
Jake M. Jousan 
Edwin B. Saulnier 
Ralph B. Sweet 
Clyde B. Towles 

Privates 
Frank J. Albrecht 



Elbert C. Bagby 
Hugh Barger 
Milton O. Bennett 
Charlie B. Berry 
Walter Bille 
Theodore J. Blume 
Edwin M. Brady 
LeRoy C. Brown 
Jim Bujnoch 
Lew Cargill 
Uriah M. Cerf 
Robert V. Charbula 
.■\demare I. Chiodi 
Paul C. Coffin 
James R. Cooper 
Milton B. Cunningham 
Samuel L. Davidson 
John P. Degenhardt 
Max Diez 
John F. Dorrell 
Warner W. Duke 
Helmar A. Erickson 
Oscar L. Ferguson 
William L. Ashbum 
John F. Baker 
Lee J. Barnard 
Clarence Berglund 
Milton D. Autrey 
Terry J. Balhom 
Pete Bench 
Fred M. Berkey 
Fred A. Berry 
Ferdinand Billeck, Jr. 



William .\. Bivens 
Lee R. Blaylock 
Forest B. Bourland 
Robert D. Boyd 
J. D Bridgewater 
Ben Brown 
Richard L. Brown 
Bums Buchanan 
Hubert E. Butler 
Francisco Cadena 
William Carroll 
Paul Caughey 
T. O. Chapman 
Johnnie Chappel 
August Chauvin 
Alvin Chick 
Frank Chivene 
John B. Clopton 
Lewi« J. Conrad 
John Conway 
Evan M. Cox 
Henry V. Crabtree 
Hubert M. Curry 
Joe L. Danford 
Richard G. DaWes 
Lemma Day 
Walter B. Denton 
Herman Dietel, Jr. 
William J. Dickey 
Albert Dornhocfer 
Thomas V. Dotson 
Ben H. Duke 
Jesse B. Elliott 
Larkin Elliott 



Vernon H. Fain 
Hanz Feise 
Abraham O. Fleen 
M. R. Flemming 
James D. Florence 
Elihu Floyd 
Emanuel Fort 
Louis W. Foster 
Charles D. Freeman 
William M. Freeman 
Lemon L. French 
Fred N. Fryer 
Jacob Fuchs 
Richard F. Fundenburg 
Ralph Fuller 
Rudolph Funnan 
Toni Gantilo 
Alfred E. Ganzer 
Grover C. Gardner 
Pedro Garcia 
George V. Garrett 
Daniel Garrison 
Alfred A. Geske 
John H. Glover 
Joseph A. Greer 
Fritz Gustafson 
Desidro Gusman 
Henry L. Hanby 
Ernest L. Hargrove 
Walter T. Harper 
.\rthur S. Harris 
Walter B. Harrison 
William A. Harrisoa 
John A. Hart 



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35th COMPANY, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 



Grover C. Hartley 
George B. Haynes 
David Hernandez 
Daniel Hill 
Elmer E. Hidge 
Oscar H. Hoelter 
Thomas L. Holland 
Christopher Holtz 
Robert C. Homeyer 
Joseph Horbecker 
Marvin W. Howell 
E. M. Huskey 
Walter D. Ireland 
William A. Jackson 
Frank A. Jennings 
Francis W. Johnson 
John W. Johnson 
Carl M. Jones 
Lercv Jones 
Otto'Kallie 
Joseph C. Kennedy 
Jesse King 
John M. King 
Almus J. Kirby 
John Kirk 
Walter B. Kisner 
Charles Krause 
Adolph Kubena 
Fred W. Kugler 
Fred A. Kunze 
James R. Lamb 
William P. Langford 
Eugene S. Lawler 
Belen S. Lawrence 
Gust Lazaris 
Harry Leon 
Charles H. Lewis 



Elijah A. Lindsey 
George H. Little 
Oscar T. Luce 
T. E. Luecke 
Virgil G. McCary 
Gale McClure 
Thomas J. McCormack 
James W. McCoy 
WilUam C. McDonald 
Jimmie F. McGuire 
John W. McKinney 
James A. McMichael 
Joe Machac 
George C. Matkin 
William B. Matleck 
Harmon D. Minick 
Gusie B. Mitchell 
Oscie B. H. Mitchell 
Robert H. Morris 
Joseph T. Mosely 
Jeff Murphy 
John B. Nelson 
Dennis E. Norris 
Lewis D. Northen 
James R. O'Quinn 
Antonio Ortega 
John L. Osburn 
Watson E. Palmer 
Norman E. Parker 
Arthur C. Pate 
Charles J. Pennock 
Samuel F. Pereira 
Harvey E. Perry 
Alec H. Peterson 
Claude F. Pfau 
Flovd W. Phillips 
R. B. Pidcoke 



James O. Pierce 
Ben A. Pinckney 
James W. Pittman 
Otis M. Price 
Charles S. Reed 
William T. Reeves 
Jesse W. Rhodes 
Paul J. Rhotenberry 
Samuel Roberson 
Sigfried F. Rosenberg 
Firman J. Rowney 
Fred A. Rucker 
James R. Salisbury 
Isaac L. Salter 
Jim Sanchez 
Louis H. Scholtz 
Temple E. Scrimsher 
Louis J. Seitz 
Chester H. Seward 
George W. Shelton 
Jesse W. Shelton 
Charley Shields 
John Shirley 
Archie W. Sides 
Harry I. Simmons 
William D. Simmons 
Pete L. Sims 
WiUiam D. Skiles 
Andrew Smith 
Ernest L. Smith 
Thomas H. Smith 
Jr.cob Soils 
Otto M. Spoonemore 
Jesse H. Stephens 
James P. Stewart 
William B. Stinson 
Paul B. Stoughton 



Friedth J. Svendsen 
Ernest Taber 
Archie C. Taylor 
Alfred C. Terry 
John J. Thomas 
John C. Thompson 
Elo Tietjen 
John H. Timmons 
John A. Tom 
Arthur E. Travis 
Jack B. Tullis 
George Uttz 
Fritz G. V^on Minden 
Oscar E. Wade 
LeRoy W. Wait 
Charles F. Waits 
Doe J. Walker 
France T>. Walker 
Sidney Wallace 
Harvev B. Walston 
BurrelL. Walters 
Marvin P. Walters 
Edgar A. Watkins 
Frank M. Weber 
Willie O. Webster 
Charlie J. Werlla 
Edgar B. Whitney 
Lem C. Williams 
Ralph R. Williams 
Charles A. Wilson 
Walter Wilson 
Ellia Wingo 
Charles B. Witt 
John F. Wutrich 
Ora A. Yarrington 
James C. Zapalac 
James Zideck 



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36th COMPANY, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 



Captain Otto E. Pentz 
2nd Lieut. C. E. Dalley 



1st Lieut. Charles E. Smeltz 
2nd Lieut. G. F. Holderreid 



2nd Lieut, .\rthur Kail 

1st Sergeant Paul R. Spaulding 



Sergeants 

Harris T. Allen 
Koy M. Bass 
Geo. \V. Carlyle 
Grank G. DeWitz 
Walter L. Duke 
Efstration P. Efslration 
Herschiel R. Overboy 
Samuel A. Pink 
Ernest T. Vogelpohl 
Robert \V. Varnell 

Corporals 

Otto .\nderson 
\Vm. M. Copeland 
Harry A. Kinkead 
Robert E. Wozniak 

Privates 

Kiahra Adams 
Oluf Anderson 
John C. -Anderson 
Otto C. .Angcle 
Claude E. .Austin 
Harry E. Bailey 
Arbie Baldwin 
Colonel X. Baldwin 
Ralph M. Banks 



Edward L. Barber 
James E. Barnette 
Charles F. Barr 
Graham .\. Barron 
Leon R. Barron 
Arthur L. Becker 
Howard Benefiel 
Jno. \V. Bigon 
Carl E. Bjork 
David R. Black 
J. B. BlackweU 
Jarolin Branecky 
Jno. R. Brice 
Leslie H. Brittian 
Summer D. Brown 
Noval L. Buchanan 
Walter S. Burnett 
Steven J. Burk 
Tyra H. Burk 
Edgar R. Cameron 
Dee F. Cargal 
Wm. C. Carlson 
Wm. A. Chambers 
Leslie H. Clark 
Clarance W. Clayton 
Jno. T. Clayton 
Emmett R. Clements 
Rov E. Click 
Alfred E. Oliver 



Albert H. Cole 
Wra. J. Collinsworth 
Taylor Cox 
Elmer H. Craddock 
Loyd Davis 
Jim Davis 
Wm. J. Downs 
Ruben B. Daugherty 
Elias Davis 
James F. Dunlap 
Ira Y. Edwards 
Paul A. Eklund 
Henry M. Emerson 
Thomas W. Fair 
James \'. Farmer 
Jeremiah Farmer 
Carsie B. Ferguson 
Thomas W. Fitzgerald 
Cecil M. Fitzgerald 
Macedonia Flores 
James B. Floyd 
Horace C. Fowler 
Envin O. Fricdricks 
Cecil M. Funk 
Smith D. Galbraith 
Walter O. Ganzert 
Richard E. Gentry 
Armond S. Glidewell 
Clarance A. Graves 



Jack A. Griffin 
Tno. J. Haden 
Robert L. Haney 
Geo. F. Hanley 
Ed D. Harder 
James W. Harle 
Wm. .A. Hays 
Steven E. Hays 
Doss Henley 
Barnard E. Herzo? 
Fritz R. Hilbrich 
Albert H. Hill 
Wm. .\. Hin/.e 
Nathaniel D. Hirsch 
Johnnie W. Holland 
Joe H. Howell 
Geo. W. Huddleston 
Charles E. Hudson 
Hobart Hull 
Jessie D. Ivy 
W'm. T. James 
Dave M. Garratt 
Jno. D. Jeffcoat 
Robert L. Jones 
Robert E. Johns 
Axel H. Johnson 
Ralph Johnson 
Will Gennings 
Adolph J. Janda 



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36th COMPANY, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 



Alfred N. Jackson 
Ira Kennedy 
Dan K. Kelly 
Wm. E. King 
Geo. H. Kitchens 
Wm. C. Knight 
Henry G. Kovar 
Ludwig E. Kiibenka 
Charles W. Ladwig 
Wm. F. Lamb 
Jessie C. Langston 
Kelly R. Lasater 
Jim L. Latham 
Willie J. Lau 
Julian B. Lauterstein 
("lifford Lawrimore 
Wilmer Lcet 
Aron Levine 
Philip Littleton 
Leonard E. Lindecker 
Arctas W. Long 
Claude W. Long 
Guy W. Looney 
Geo. W. I.ummus 
Wm. H. McCredie 
Robert J. Mclntyre 
Marion L. McKay 
Jno. W. McKcnzie 
Wm. E. McKinley 
Augie McKinney 
Willie D. McNutt 
Fanchcr McWhorter 
Rufus Magouirk 



Joe K. Martis 
Charley R. Massingill 
Henry L. Matthews 
Plesant E. Mavhew 
.\nen E. Meek" 
Hugo H. Melde 
Clarence D. Miller 
Robert R. Miller 
Albert F. Mize 
Arthur J. Moore 
Joe D. Moore 
Oscar J. Moore 
Fred F. Morse 
Jno. M. Morgan 
Robert E. Lee Mott 
Edward M. Myers 
Jim B. Naron 
Roy O. Neal 
George Neisser 
Thomas B. Newsom 
Jno. M. Nicholas 
Alfred L. Nixon 
Percy Nowell 
Charles R. Ogilvie 
James N. Ogletree 
Arthur J. Orman 
Manuel Orosco 
Edward J. Oyen 
Roscoe Pace 
Jno. V. Paine 
Edgar Pankratz 
Lawrence R. Parham 
James C. Parker 



Joe A. Peschke 
Emil Petrusek 
Mike Peveler 
Charlie B. Pinkerton 
Emmelt W. Plummer 
Edwin Preuss 
Mack Price 
Tom D. Price 
.\rthur J. Proffitt 
Willie A. Pullen 
Rebel L. Pulley 
Anton Radicke 
Clarence E. Randolph 
Albert S. Ray 
Port L. Richard 
Arthur H. Riggs 
Louis P. Rilling 
Fred W. Ritter 
Wallace W. Robbins 
Leon L. Rosenberg 
Colman L. Rowland 
Alford T. Rusche 
Thomas J. Scarber 
Edwin E. Schroeder 
Jno. T. Schulte 
Wilber C. Self 
Willie T. Sherrill 
Archie C. Simmons 
William L. Simmons 
Albeit L. Smith 
James A. Smith 
Jno. W. Smith 
Courtney Spears 



Henry C. Spitzer 
Thomas M. Staples 
HartweU J. Stevens 
Ivon L. Stevens 
Thomas A. Sudbury 
.\rved B. Sundbeck 
William C. Swain 
Aitie T. Swiney 
William B. Swim 
Robert Taa£fe 
Wm. R. Taylor 
Lui Tesone 
James R. Tieadway 
Frank J. Vasek 
Lafayette JL Walker 
Jno. B. Wallace 
Bryan M. Waller 
James L. Waidlow 
Alwin Weiser 
James F. Whitaker 
Walter B. Whitaker 
Robert G. Williams 
Charles R. Wood 
Claude P. Worley 
Dolan Wright 
Charles R. Yancey 
Horace G. Youngblood 
Solomon T. Zellars 
John L. Corder 
Oliver W. Crick 
Arthur P. Day 
Thomas E. Shafer 
Silvery Tersini 



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1st DEVELOPMENT BATTALION, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 

1st DEVELOPMENT COMPANY 

Captain Amett C. Smith 

1st Lieut. Frank N. Mallory 2nd Lieut. Harry M. Parker 



Sergeants 
Bemous W. Brewer 
David Ford 
Arthur Henning 
Russell R. Trimble 
Joseph S. White 
Bruce T. WiUhite 

Corporals 
Ben Anderson 
William Beradt 
William Z. Blake 
Don. P. Cross 
Clarence E. Hulbert 
Jay Ingram 
David S. Ramseur 
Dolpha S. Rowland 
Lawrence A. Suprenant 



Privates 
Wiihehn G. Ackelbin 
Harry Arrick 
William Bixby 
Ben. L. Boyd 
Charles L. Boyer 
Erby E. Burnett 
Arthur M. Burckel 
Call R. Bidgood 
Emmit Chandler 
Taylor Cox 
Charles J. Dayton 
Joseph Dubose 
Wilbcrt Dermint 
Hemy M.' Emerson 
Doctor A. Epps 
Fletcher C. Easley 
Fotest Giddens 



Jacob Grody 
Albert E. Griest 
Malcolm Harris 
Carl M. Harris 
Arthur Hulbard 
Cheslcy W. Hyde 
Raymond J. Harris 
Charles E. Hooten 
Joseph M. James 
Jeorge Johnson 
Leonard B. Jones 
Daniel Jordan 
Frank Kadlecek 
Peter G. KeUy 
Sol G. Kline 
Ed. Kubidek 
Willie B. Lambert 
Wilmer Leet 



Floyd C. Lemon 
Robert M. Leonhardt 
Pick McCoy 
Zepha V. McLaughlin 
Tom Maclamore 
John F. Moore 
Woodward W. Moore 
Clyde Masey 
Henry O. Noack 
Nick Obarow 
Richaid Palmer 
John H. Pool 
Uriel Price 
Leo C. Radtke 
James Register 
.\ntonio Rajecki 
Bill Rasberry 
Robert I.. Russell 



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1st DEVELOPMENT BATTALION, 16oth DEPOT BRIGADE 
1st DEVELOPMENT COMPANY 



John Sadler 
Cediic Scott 
Frank Steinocker 
Charles Sheridan 
Charles Sohr 



Wilbur Slansburry 
Frank P. Schillizzi 
Peter Tambury 
Henry A. Tyler 
Ed. Tucker 



Arthur Van 
Stanley Wessner 
William W. White 
Larkin D. Welch 
Watt Wolf 



Frank D. Woodward 
Leonard W. White 
Frank Zuelecke 



2nd DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 
Captain H. H.- Hudson 



1st Lieut. H. S. Smith 



1st Lieut. H. G. Cheetham 



2nd Lieut. E. F. O'Brien 



Joe Amburn 
Vincent Amadia 
Joe Balaski 
E. J. Baur 
W. H. Bolan 
M. L. Booton 

B. L. Bowles 
L. H. Crandell 

E. H. Cunningham 

C. Dunlap 
W. A. Erwin 
L. C. Gould 
C. A. Hehmke 



C. Horn 

L. L. Johnson 

J.Jobe 

L. W. Kaiser 

i; Leib 

C. Maner 

J. H. Melton 

S. E. Moss 

R. E. McGee 

C. McDonald 

Jonathan Nicks 

M. O'Brien 

W. G. O'Neal 



W. J. Opalla 
A. Price 
Jack Popham 
I. W. Ratcliff 
R. J. Rauber 

E. C. Robertson 
J. H. Smith 

I. E. Smith 
L. Szkarbia 
C. Turtle 
J. H. Ward 
R. R. Yoakum 

F. K. Yarbrough 



J. B. Andrews 
Joseph A. Amburn 
Morris L. Booton 
Byard L. Bowles 
WiUis A. Erwin 
Lutlier C. Gould 
Claude Maner 
Joel H. Melton 
Roy J. Rauber 
Ira E. Smith 
Charles Turtle 



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2nd DEVELOPMENT BATTALION, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 



7th DEVELOPMENT COMPANY 



Sergeants 
Roy A. Armstrong 
John A. Ballowe 
Theodore Clovenger 
William A. Davidson 
John D. Dunlap 
James C. Greenway 
James H. Higgins 
George P. Hopkins 
James W. Trimble 
William G. Wagner 
Leonard W. Waits 

Cooks 
Stephen Basinger 
Percy McCaughy 
Charles A. Steen 
Dodloff W. Steubing 

Mechanics 
Ix>uis C. Doberenz 
Powell Erwin 
Lee Roy Nix 

Buglers 
Felix Corvono 
Willie C. Harris 

Corporals 
Owen G. Berryman 
Gilbert G. Cooper 
James K. Conlin 
Jacob P. Dee Mar 
Tom Cavrol 
Rex L. Goodwin 
Charles A. Grun 
Grover C. Harvell 
Arthur J. Holden 
Arthur Holmes 
Will L. Hoko 



Robert J. Huddleson 
Clarence E. Jennings 
WUliam KeUey 
George M. Kirkland 
Henry L. Luwe 
Joe May 
Louis Mitchell 
Charles W. Mullinix 
Hillis H. McDaniel 
Henry Hugh Perry 
John W. Schlosser 
James B. Stephens 
Roscoe R. Tarr 

Privates 
Archie D. Anderson 
Frank C. Ames 
Dar L. R. Adams 
William B. Arnold 
James A. Bargisch 
Wiley R. Balthrop 
Joseph Barrish 
Murry C. Berrv 
Da\dd Olan Be'vill 
Carl S. Bloomquist 
Ennis Brooks 
John Brown 
John W. Brown 
Sam Calma 
Sampio D. Cook 
William D. Cannon 
William P. Cox 
Steve Grumpier 
John Cunningham 
Henry Carlisle, Jr. 
Boston Cook 
Mack E. Davis 
William B. Dewes 



Hugh H. Denbo 
Edgar A. Dikes 
William H. Downing 
Jack H. Donham 
Claude C. Edmiston 
Frank C. Edwards 
Edward J. Filers 
Hubert Elder 
Clarence C. Emmons 
Walter W. Ernst 
Van B. Fanning 
Jesse F. Figuerron 
Clarence J. Findley 
Leo C. Gabriol 
George E. Gardner 
Albert Garner 
William G. Gammill 
Walter L. George 
Pink H. Gilliland 
Clarence J. Gibson 
Bernard E. Goolsby 
James P. Goodman 
WiUiam O. Hallett 
Thomas W. Hamby 
William B. Hurst 
William A. Hawkins 
Julian Haughton 
Napoleon B. HoUey 
Julius G. Heincke 
Forest R. Hill 
Will Hutchinson 
Ed. Isbell 
Willis G. Jernigan 
Lloyd B. Johnson 
Jim T. Jones 
Arthur Jung 
Newton J. Krause 
Sidnev C. Knobloch 



Herbert C. Keeper 
Otto Krohn 
Harry A. Krueger 
E. Lopez 
Henry Lomport 
James M. Llewellyn 
Joseph H. Lloyd 
Owen T. Lindley 
Sam Lowellen 
Albert P. Lohmann 
St. Brown Matheny 
Edwin J. Mason 
John B. Manning 
Robert Matchler 
¥A. McPhetridge 
Brue A. Middleton 
Banks B. Martin 
Oscar Montgomery' 
Frank C. Martinez 
Charlie M. Moss 
Albert R. Modlin 
Charles Moncooyea 
Jessie J. Moss 
Walter A. Nelson 
John C. North 
Juan Naba 
John H. Osborn 
Alfredo O'Rea 
Joseph W. Pierson 
Otto Ploss 
F-verette E. Ponix 
Louis O. Ponder 
Jerry O. Prucha 
Ed. Raymond 
Elbert Ray 
Jake Ray 
Albert Rodriquez 
Carl A. Rainey 



Robert J. Rieser 
Mike Ross 
Frank Ryle 
Walter H. Schmidt 
Joseph Sarno 
Harvey L. Shull 
Otto Stecher 
Marion A. Smith 
Elvin L. Sellers 
James Stathakos 
Wiley J. Shackelford 
John M. Skidmore 
Dorcey M. Stamps 
William O. Stine 
Loy E. Stone 
Henry Stout 
Henry Tappe 
Thomas W. Thomson 
Jim M. Thomas 
John E. Thompson 
Andrew H. Thorson 
Claude J. Upchurch 
Herbert S. Vinson 
Joe Voitle 
Noes O. Walles 
Eldon K. White 
Homer A. Wilkerson 
.\sa F. Williams 
James F. Woods 
Will V. Wood 
Joseph W. Worsham 
William R. Wright 
John P. Wright 
Edwin R. Wurzbach 
Wilbur Young 
Avery Young 
Roy A. Yowell 
Nick Zimmerman, Jr. 



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2nd DEVELOPMENT BATTALION, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 



5th DEVELOPMENT COMPANY 



1st Lieut. Roy Cowles 
2nd Lieut. Daniel E. Smith 
2nd Lieut. Dave Patton, Jr. 
1st Sergeant James G. Dalby 
Mess Sergeant Jose D. Guerra 
Supply Sergeant Edward S. Kiol- 
bass 

Sergeants 
Eric H. Anderson 
Charles Watson 
Joseph E. Moore 

Corporals 
Jesse D. Scott 
Clyde G. Jones 
Jesse G. Rumbo 
Joe LaRue 

George W. Trowbridge 
.\rthur H. Klingelhoefer 

Mechanics 
Soren P. Christensen 
Oscar B. Nickelson 



Privates 
Solomon D. Lamb 
Raymond O. Stuart 
John F. Allen 
Joseph L. Arbgast 
Serafin H. .\rocha 
Avert W. Ashford 
Jeff L. Bagley 
Hiram E. Barker 
Floyd V. Beaver 
Willie Bednarz 
Bryan W. Bell 
Robert L. Black 
Frank W. Bonnctt 
John H. Bowman 
Berry F. Brown 
Robert E. Chandler 
Leonard Childress 
Homer D. Crawford 
Thomas E. Davis 
James S. Diggs 
James C. Ellison 
Clarence Forquer 
Oran L. Frazier 
Dallas Fruge 



William S. Gandy 
.Armando Garza 
Fred P. Granger 
James Gray 
Oscar Hamell 
Earl R. Hamrick 
George Haney 
Herman R. Harkness 
Jesse Heady 
Harry Hewett 
Alva E. Hill 
Archie R. Holder 
Ernest F. Home 
Gus M. Howell 
Bertram C. Jacobs 
Mitchel J. Johnson 
Rov W. Johnston 
William M. Larson 
George O. Lawrence 
.Abraham LeMuns 
Manuel B. Llorenle 
Joseph T. Lombard 
Carroll H. Lovell 
William H. Marshall 
Charlie Messina 
Edwin H. Moore 



Ben .\. Morris 
John Muric 
Stergois Pappas 
Guy Parker 
Robert Parks 
Hipolito Perez, Jr. 
Robert E. Rippey 
William R. Rogers 
Walter R. Sandifer 
Clifford P. Savoie 
Thomas J. Sharp 
Elmer E. Sherrell 
Jesse E. Speck 
George M. Stalsby 
Claude L. Stewert 
Travis W. Strong 
George P. Summers 
Harry W. Terrell 
William L. Thompson 
William L. Tracv 
John P. Truett ' 
John E. Viano 
Delbert L. Vickers 
.•\rthur Waldrop 
Frank R. White 
Ira J. Wilson 



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3rd BATT.\LION, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 



1st Lieut. Hermann H. Seek 
1st Sergeant Frank J. Lane 



11th COMPANY 

Captain Oliver Graves 

2nd Lieut. James S. Rust 
Supply Sergeant Irby M. Black 



2nd Lieut. B. Russel 

Mess Sergeant Axel J. Myers 



Sergeants 
Charles B. Horton 
Jesse I. Wilbom 
William A. Jeske 
James E. Dorsey 
William C. Baker 
Clarence H. Lindsey 
ilike Misoury 
John D. Randolph 
Ed. Saab . 

Corprfrals 
Joseph A. Hansen 
Hal E. Potts 
John Paturas 

Privates 
Benjamin \. Adkins 
Anthony .\ndre 
David Lee Avery 



William .\. Barry 
Alvin Beckermann 
Josef Bielarz 
Edward J. Bird 
.■\rthur Bongartz 
Walter Brylinski 
Stanley Bulzgis 
Andrew Bugay 
Louis Campolongo 
Robert Lee Cox 
Gardiner Davis 
.\lbert Dolinsky 
Walenty Domochowski 
Los Ebarbe 
Ernest Erickson 
.Antonio Gedda 
John K. Grubbs 
Arthur L. Hall 
Leonard W. Hall 
Harry D. Holt 



Jack P. Horning 
Silas C. Kneese 
.\lbert Jojo 
Adolph Kelm 
George B. Kennedy 
Nikolas Kuis 
John L. Lamer 
Mike Tom Lizner 
Guiseppe Luca 
William .\. Lyday 
James W. Maddrey 
Frank Maleazek 
Edwin L. Mertz 
George B. Nelson 
Jan Nosal 
James K. Owens 
Mario Patti 
Konstantv Popielnichi 
Hal J. G.Pirtle 
Carter H. Pratt 



Zaharie Radu 
Philip D. Reams 
Hampton D. Rice 
Peter Roper 
Edgar Sherrard 
Salvator Sicogny 
Alexander Shields 
Guy A. Silverthorn 
Frank Slavis 
Alexander Slawinski 
Edd R. Stelter 
.Mex. Swartz 
Telleguino Troncale 
Joseph Trovato 
Jim H. Vaughan 
John Waluck 
Hirvey R. Williams 
Eddie P. Yost 
Guido Zanella 
Joseph Zmijewski 



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1st Lieut. Chas. A. Mackay 



12th COMPANY 

Captain Edgar P. Williston 
1st Lieut. Jack Daniels 



2nd Lieut. Ernest Schad 



1st Sergeant 
General J. Murphy 

Sergeants 
Gabrial A. Murr 
George Condon 
Charles E. Schwarz 
Edward R. Petri 
George Sekulich 
William R. Rea 

Corporal 
Leslie Shafer 



Privates — First Class 
John L. Schwartz 
Mike Poe 
Philip Adams 

Privates 
Jose G. Archibeque 
Fidel Apodaca 
Dominick .^ngelone 
Isaac Aldrete 
Torindo Biasini 
Augustin Bazan 
George W. Beard 
Jas. H. Bingham 



Jose Boltram 
John Burleson 
Homer Crane 
Juan Duran 
Gabino Duran 
Hayward F. Edwards 
Frederico Flores 
Leonard D. Gowers 
Jacoles Gonzales 
Pedro A Girion 
Wex. Goddy 
James T Gilley 
Jose O. Garcia 
Tony Granato 
Luther HowpII 



Candido Hernandez 
Dometrio D. Herrera 
Tony Junas 
Frank Leganowitz 
Thomas Luna 
Fcrnin Mendez 
John Mauro 
Antonio Ortega 
John J O'Donell 
John Pasqualone 
Louis Riogas 
Georec W. Thorpe 
Bias Sandoval 
Ora Wheeler 
Pete ^'oung 



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1st BATTALION, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 



Lieut. Jay E. Segar 



Lieut. Charles F. Hartman 
Lieut. Richard E. Wheeler 



2nd COMPANY 
Captain James H. Magowan 

Lieut. James X. 



Lieut. Hubert H. 



Hall 
Huffman 



Lieut. Charles Backes 



1st Sergeant David H. Frias 
Supply Sergeant Gerard Harllee 

Sergeants 
Curtis .Allen 
Sylvester Swindle 
Willie Williams 
Benjamin .\dams 
George Harllee 
Henry Heightman 
Walter Revada 
James Wilkins 
Gtntry Robinson 
John Jeff 
Jefferson Hale 



W. O. Woodward 
Wm. H. Martin 

Corporals 
Joe Bradford 
Oscar O'Brien 
Henry Williams 
Releford Olny 
Charlie Grant 
Cephus Smith 
Isaac Spencer 
Nathan Pendleton 
Dustral Miller 
Elijah Bowers 
Willie Williams 
James Hashway 
James Caldwell 



Clarence Gano 
Malcolm Grace 
CuUen E. Taylor 
George Singletar>' 
William Gillohm 

Cooks 
Warick .\bram 
.\be Brown 
Eddie Richard 
.\bner West 

Buglers 
Edward W. Black 
Henrj' Taylor 

Mechanic 
John Judge Tramble 



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2nd COMPANY 




Privates— First Class 


Thomas Brooks 


Sam McEIroy 


Sylvester Wilburn 


John Blanchard 


Anthony Tucker 


Tom Pitts 


Elmon Bacon 


Louis Pipkins 


John Chrisman 


Will Childs 


Alex. Pierce 


Hoalce Moore 


Carl Coleman 


Earl Roberson 


Ellis Smith 
Travis Branch 
August Mooney 
Searcy Ratliffe 


Drew Coleman 
Charlie Duren 
Henry Dickson 


Arthur Smith 

Ed. Shaw 

John H. Thomas 


Leonard Shanklin 


Jimmie Franklin 


Griffin Thomas 


Leeland Krause 


Frank HoUins 


Haddie Upshaw 


Julious Saunders 


Jesse Henderson . 


Emil Williams 


Charles Buckner 


Howard Hamilton 


Jim Williams 


Will Howard 


Will Ivey 


James A. Williams 


fohnnie Story 


Earl Josey 


George Williams 




Herman Jackson 


Emzy Washington 


Privates 


John Keath 


Lloyd C. Wilson 


Homer Allen 


Wilburn Leviston 


Willie Wallace 


Bub Batey 


Atchison McFarland 


Ben. Williams 



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21st COMPANY, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 

1st Lieut. Arthur C. Smyth 
2nd Lieut. Frederick H. Johnson 2nd Lieut. Kenneth F. Fenton 



Sergeants 
Gustaves M. Gates (white) 
Jack B. Heam (white) 
Ferdinand Kuehne (white) 

Corporals 

Harry B. Jackson (white) 
Dewey Bess 
Charlie B levins 
Raymond Bradley 
Howard P. Carter 
Hicks Davis 
Charles W. Ferrell 
Jack Garrett 
Charles J. Howard 
John M. Kemper 



Charlie McMillan 
James Miller 
Emial Price 
Fred D. Roach 

Cooks 
Robert Cross 
Macon G. Ganter 

Privates 
Toy Askew 
Dock Branch 
Thomas L. Bunch 
Charlie Barry 
Sidney Brooks 
Deleon Brooks 



Riley Brown 
Ira Black 
Lee Collins 
George Collins 
Arthur Cossie 
George Clay 
James E. Clark 
David D. Campbell 
Bennie Davis 
Edward Eaton 
Henry Foster 
Willie Floyd 
Thomas L. Ford 
Clarence Punches 
Noah Forward 
Thair Fisher 
Amett Fisher 



Will Gray 
John L. Guess 
John Green 
Rafe Hallum 
William Harper 
Hirlton Huey 
William Henry 
March HaU 
T. Jones 
Henry P. Joseph 
James Lee 
Lawrence Moss 
John McCall 
Whitmon McClendon 
Albert McMurry 
John D. Moore 
Ed Ira Neal 



Clarence Nelson 
John Norwood 
John Orgain 
Tommie Phillips 
Charles Pleasant 
Jim Reggie 
Smart R. Robinson 
William Reeves 
Randall Smith 
Herman Smith 
Bennie Sparrow 
Ed Stanley 
Henry Standifer 
Curtis Stephens 
James Tennon 
Humphrey Watson 



22nd COMPANY, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 



1st Lieut. John P. Cox 



Sergeants 
Aubrey Rudasill 
Spencer E. Carradine 
John K. Dillard 
Reatherford D. McQuarry 

Privates — First Class 
James W. Brewster 
Smith Bundage 
Laney Frazoer 
Homer Hostin 
Cozy Ingram 
Arthur L. Lewis 
King Little 
Willie McKinney 
Hubbard M. Rambo 



Jim Rodgers 
John C. Roy 
William H. Simpson 
John B. Thomas 
Johnnie Thomas 
Warren Ware 
Willie Wilborn 
Mannie J. Williams 
Lee B. Wilson 

Privates 
Feldon Abrons 
Oren Booth 
Prince E. Bradlye 
Elton Browder 
Elbert Campbell 



Captain Jules O. LeBlanc, Jr. 
2d Lieut. Eugene E. Garrett 

Joe Clifton 
Frank Cooper 
M. L. Dilworth 
Jerry England 
Henrv Fisher 
Gerald C. Ford 
Willie Fowler 
Raleigh L. Grace 
George Harris 
Sherman Jackson 
Andrew Johnson 
Clem Johnson 
Ed Johnson 
Jesse J. Johnson 
Josh C. Kemard 
Jerry McElroy 



2d Lieut. Albert G. Griffith 

Add Merriweather 
Willie MillhoUand 
Dan Oliver 
Burnett W. Penn 
George A. Phillips 
James F. Pirtle 
Mathew Pleasant 
Carter Potts 
Oscar Rand 
Richard Randle 
Charles RoUerson 
Harrison Rucker 
John Scott 
Gentry Sears 
Lewey .\. Simmons 
Solomon Smith 



Charlie Snell 
Sam Snell 
Randall Sowells 
George Taylor 
John N. Taylor 
Ed Tryon 
George E. Turner 
Ralph L. Turner 
Jim H. Walker 
Ben Washington 
Clarence O. Williams 
Roger Williams 
Walter Williams 
Willie Williams 
-Abe ^\'ooldridge 
Johnnie Young 



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23rd COMPANY, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 



1st Lieut. George C. Benedict 



Captain Frederick P. Warber 
2nd Lieut. August P. Roth 



2nd Lieut. Chesterfield G. Gunn 



Sergeants 


Absy Ecter 


Lewis Cook 


Thomas Edwards 


Willie Robinson 


Ea:l Keller 


WiUie Felder 


Charlie Dors 


Henry Jennings 


J. C. Spencer 


Thomas C. Scott 


Rotan Mims 


La%vrence L. Davis 


Elia Johnson 


Arthur Sanders 




Norman B. Woods 


George Compton 


James Johnson 


Joe Sanders 


Corporals 


Frank Zachry 


Collie Foster 


Ethel B. Jones 


James Silar 


Oscar McCorkie 




Charlie E. Gray 


Abraham Lee 


George Simpson 


Charlie Cavil 


Privates 


Arthur Green 


Dick Lewis 


Nelson Sincere 


Maymon Hodges 


James Anderson 


Harrison Green 


Connie B. Lee 


Shelley Stallion 


Edgar J. Dostie 


Hilliard Ballard 


Thomas Groves 


Willie 0. Loggins 


Leonard Thompson 


Dan Hood 


Alfred Benton 


Mert A. Hampton 


Theodric H. Loud 


King Young 




Walter B. Barnard 


Leonard Hart 


Timothy McCoy 


John H. Boone 


Privates — First Class 


OUie Burley 


Earl J. Hamilton 


Eugene McKinley 




Eddie C. Carr 


James Casey 


Will Hines 


Horace Mills 


Cook 


George W. Coleman 


Dude Christian 


Milton Howard 


Orlandor Moore 


Willie Norris 


Emmett J. Jones 


Will Cobbs 


Arthur Hunnicutt 


Elvin Moton 




Raymond Shakleford 


Bernie CoUier 


Louis B. Ivry 


Marshall Owens 


Mechanic 


Willie Carr 


James W. Collins 


Walter Jackson 


K. C. Phillips 


Richard Norville 



1st Lieut. Howard S. Jenkins 
Sergeants 



24th COMPANY, 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 

Captain William A. Colling 
1st Lieut. Carter S. Baldwin 2d Lieut. William P. Hall 



Jesse .\. Livingston 
Fred H. Budke 
Harry W. Hennersdorf 
Russell M. Pryor 

Corporals 

Johnnie Fields 
Alvin C. Hill 
Tossaint Patton 
Albert Coss 
Joseph Thomas 
Jefferson Bird 
Henry Harrell 
Joe Iverson Hutchins 



Cooks 

L. E. Hart 
Major Tunson 

Privates 

Earl Andrews 
Sylvester Bass 
John W. Baker 
Garfield Bowen 
Lonnie Cannon 
Fred Carroll 
Ruben Cawthorn 
James A. Charles 
Dempsey Collins 
Louis Coleman 



James W. Craig 
John Cooper 
Buster Davis 
Robert Davis 
Dave Davis 
Sam Ealey 
Joe W. Floyd 
John Flowers 
Lee Ford 
Calvin Golden 
Floyd Grant 
Lu James Griffin 
Joe (irimes 
Herbert H. Gannon 
Richard Hacerty 
Otis Hampton 
Clarence A. Hall 



Walter Harris 
Levi Harris 
Elmer Houston 
Johnnie Hopkins 
Clay Howard 
Columbus Jackson 
Robert Johnson 
Willie Jasper 
Leon Johnson 
Lucius Johnson 
Willie Jones 
John Henry Jones 
Nehimer Jones 
Roy Kellough 
Manzic Lee 
Willie Mosely 
Phillip Mack 



2d Lieut. Bert L. Hubbell 

Dewitt Miles 
Jesse Moses 
Mitchell Minor 
John D. Nelson 
Herman Payne 
Cornelius Patterson 
Cecil E. Rowe 
Claude Shelton 
Tobe Stewart 
Vernal Steel 
Andrew Stevenson 
Johnnie Targton 
Levi Thomas 
Nathaniel Taylor 
Cleveland Thomas 
Willie Walker 
Lockett Wade 



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UTILITIES DETACHMENT 



Major William B. Tuttle 
Captain Elmer S. Armstrong 
Captain Cadwallader M. Barr 
Captain James C. Kennedy 

Q. M. Sergeants, Senior Grade 
Adolph Dixon 
Robert L. Berryman 

Q. M. Sergeant 
William M. Garvey 

Sergeants — First Class 
Alphonse Schaefer 
James A. Bemis 
James W. Stewart 
Fleetwood R. Bracey 
Mack Johns 
Robert W. Schroeder 
Asa R. Lewis 
William S. Cameron 
Will P. Lawson 
Harry F. Duncan, Jr. 
RoUie E. Bond 
Berry A. Rader 
Jasper C. Roberson 
Wallace Archibald 
James G. HajTies 
Theodore E. Heckman 
Amos W. Marriott 
Marshall M. Robinson 

Sergeants 
Jack Grain 
Louis Greif 
William P. Sweigart 
Roger A. Heard 
Charles W. Hanchett 
Alvaro Vaiani 
Carl Riggs 

Benjamin W. Bamett 
Harry T. Choice 



Captain John J. Connelly 
1st Lieut. John S. Denike 
1st Lieut. Frank E. Laramey 
1st Lieut. James W. Wyse 



1st Lieut. Byron C. Dunlap 
2nd Lieut. Ernest S. Alderman 
2nd Lieut. Guenther H. Froebel 
2nd Lieut. James J. Garvey 



2nd Lieut. William H. Nelson 
2nd Lieut. Mortimer L. Diver 
2nd Lieut. Edward Stokes 



William O. Wilbanks 
Willard S. Shepherd 
Wallace W. Wynn 
Henry Giesbrecht 
Walter B. Walker 
James W. Reagan 
Fred J. Smithers 
Jim A. Trammel 
Homer L. Gebhart 
Emmet A. Bunch 
Edwin J. Barbour 
Joseph T. Davis 
Benjamin F. Darby 
John J. Durkin 
Earl E. Hughes 
Mark M. Curry 
John HiU 
George F. Maddox 
Curtis Robertson 
Ralph L. James 
Robert E. Doty 
Mark T. Smith 
Robert B. Boggess 
Marshall L. Waugh 
Christopher C. Springer 
Horace R. Price 
Ivy H Lutts 
John W. Hill 
John O. Fanning 
Adren C. Evans 
Herbert Forbes 
William E. Shoup 
Earl Chinski 
Grover C. Lambert 
Earnest W. Curran 
Charles L. Caldwell 
William Graham 



Andrew Lee 
Elmer C. E. Looff 
Gersham Green 
Luther D. Tucker 
John W. King 
James W. Sanders 
Charles W. Brownfield 
Patrick J. Conway 
David A. Lown 
Charles D. Bridgman 
Oscar Grebe 
Jacob Levy 
Samuel B. Greer 
Claude O. McAllister 
Louis J. Fink, Jr. 
Edgar L. Newton 
Solomon R. McCIuskey 
Joseph H. Lahey 
Walton P. Watts 
Henry Parker 
Charlie W. Miller 
Ambrose C. Wedemeyer 
George V. Hogwood 
Herman Weber 
William B. Zimmer 
Frank S. Robison 
Max R. Juran 
Paul A. H. Jorgenson 
Thomas M. Hayes 
Addis E. Noonan 
Philip D. Hatma 
Harris C. Zachry 
Thomas M. Cullum. Jr. 
Hugo O. Borgfeld 
Leo E. Stewart 
John W. Stubblefield 
Elmer F. Varvil 



Will A. Brown 
Clem. Edwards 
George H. Hall 
Julius Bowman 
William T. Damaby 
David E. Kirkland 
John Erickson 
Ray H. Cavender 
James M. Brouillette 
Hubert E. Curington 
Arthur McGinty 
Herbert E. Wheeler 
Walter P. Horlock 
Andrew J. Griffith 
George F. Dullnig 
Manuel C. Garcia 
Albert A. Klockman 
Joe Garza 
Ben. Echols 
Pierce Bogart 
Arthur E. Blount 
Walter G. Lamb 
Charles A. Bellegie 
Steve N. Dehart 
Ralph C. Carter 
Louis Sammer 
John Massey 
James B. Scott, Jr. 
John G. Vicars 
WiUiam B. Collier 
William E. Hausman 
John B. Ohlson 
William B. Love 
Walton L. Measles 
Lester D. Miller 
Albert E. Rainwater 
Arthur Stipe 



John M. Lewis 
Reinhardt F. Richter 
Thomas Ross 
Lawrence Pierron 
Robert T. Wilson 
David W. Penner 
Gus J. Wild. Jr. 
Chriss S. Barber 
John A. Clayton 
Lester L. Prud'homme 
Edward S. Watkins 
Leon C. Bissett 
James W. Boyce 
Claud Hopper 
John R. Broesquin 
Theodore J. Kommayer 
Oscar B. Monier 
Lester E. Eckart 
Morton F. Moore 
Elmer J. Pearl 
Albert T. Feeney 

Corporals 
John A. Firth 
William N. Oakman 
Merle Kessler 
Ben H. Murphy 
Gustave G. Epp 
Joseph B. Williams 
Ernest M. Banzet 
Tom E. Beaird 
Floyd A. Myers 
Charles P. Boyce 
Ernest J. Martie 
Augustine Chapa 
Leon C. Henkes 
William C. Oliver 




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Rafael A. Salazar 
William H. Hafer 
Ben W. Griffin 
Harry McCracken 
Charles V. Archerd 
Charles H. Douglas 
Otis O. Knox 
James L. Shanahan 
David R. Black 
John A. Linn 
Dallis F. Parker 
CHnton A. Black 
William J. Brouse 
Walter H. Stephan 
Erma L. Thornton 
Robert W. Ward 
Edwin J. Greenough 
Walter C. Evans 
Robert C. Truitt 
Thomas J. House 
Sylvester C. TuUos 
Owen B. Lowe 
Charles E. Hott 
WiUiam R. Anderson 
Thomas E. Matheney 
Fred Laughlin 
Daniel J. CuUen 
James W. McMichacl 
Colvin L. McMahon 
Cecil C. Brister 
Porter A. Pickel 
Noah J. Shofner 



James D. Simonton 
Hubert C. Smith 
Carroll C. Hardin 
Louis L Wolf 
Willis C. Wright 
Robis G. Albers 
Martin L. Smith 
Walter B. Rider 
Harry E. Robinson 
Otto G. Beck 
Edward Cepeda 
Henry ZoUer 
Edgar A. Dobbin 
James C. Davis 

Privates — First Class 
Eugene Boyd 
Leon C. Fredenburg 
Arthur Holland 
Amos L. Keith 
Carmine Marinelli 
Omar Martin 
John T. Reagan 
Harry L. Smith 
Homer E. Torbutt 
Francis J. Williams 
Walter L. Zahl 
James R. Tale 
Charles F. Suehrstedt 
Ford H. Thomason 
James W. Spitzfaden 
Barney L. Weaver 



UTILITIES DETACHMENT 
Bibb H. Martin 



Privates 
Ruby K. Acklin 
Clifton Adams 
George Akers 
Charles E. Allard 
Jesse P. Allen 
John S. Allen 
Willie A. AUen 
James G. Alley 
John Anderson 
Claud L. Archbell 
Luther G. Atchley 
Joseph Baggaley 
George D. Bass 
Peter P. Baumkratz 
Henry Becker 
Jesse L. Beebe 
Able Benevides 
John Bernnard 
Joseph L. Best 
Robert M. Best 
Looney J. Bevers 
Joseph Bezdick 
Martin Birkland 
Carl E. Bjork 
William F. Black 
Albert M. Blanchet 
Luther L. Blevens 
Guy E. Blockcolsky 
Roy D. Boatwright 



Carl Boll 
Oscar P. Borders 
Frank Bordovsky, Jr. 
Henry A. Brewster 
Elmer A. W. Bringer 
Idas J. Broach 
Olie O. Brough 
Wayne Brown 
George A. Brunner 
Robert 0. Buck 
Philip A. Buteaud 
Patrick Cagney 
Francisco Cardenas 
Angelo Carmelo 
Roy M. Carrillo 
Joseph P. Carroll 
William H. Casey 
Quantrell Caudle 
Victoriano T. Cepeda 
Bart. Chandler 
Emmit J. Chandler 
Johnson J. Chargois 
WiUiam Chmelar 
JuUus B. Christian 
Domenick Cimino 
James I. Clair 
Joseph A. Clarke 
George W. Claxton 
Chester G. Clifford 
Jaudon Cole 
John B. Collins 
Ambers L. Colvin 



Joseph M. Connell 
Reubin A. Covington 
Robert L. Covington 
Ruby R. Couch 
William V. Coursey 
John L. Cozart 
David V. Cram 
Manuele Crivello 
Houston J. Crocker 
Sephus L. Crouell 
James F. Crow 
Lowell Cude 
Juan F. Cuellar 
Lenwood C. Cullems 
Lee Culver 
Elias Curnutt 
John Dalicandro 
Lonnie Daniels 
Fred Davidson 
Harry E. Davis 
Wilbern Davis 
Arthur P. Day 
William J. Day 
Harold F. Deckshott 
William J. DeFreese 
Sylvan Delfosse 
Seaburn C. Delk 
Leo DeSantis 
elide Dickerson 
Joseph C. Dickey 
James E. Dodgen 
Homer R. Dodson 




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Marco Dotta 
Robert J. Dowling 
Joe T. Duke 
Mike Dukti 
Guy F. Duncan 
James Duncan 
Benjamin E. Dunsworth 
William E. Eason 
David E. Eastman 
John H. Eaton 
Louis L. Eckerman 
Kamel Ede 
Glen Embrey 
Johnie Ernest 
Seferino Espinosa 
Vasil Evanoff 
John Evans 
Cecil A. Everett 
David N. Faulkner 
Frank A. Faulkner 
John M. Feeley 
Guy Fellows 
George H. Feuerbacher 



John E. Fitch 
Henry X. Fitzgerald 
Martinez Florek 
Juan Flores 
Ruby R. Flud 
Edward T. Fonteno 
Rufus L. Foster 
J. B. Francis. Jr. 
Iris W. FrankUn 
Bennie F. French 
WiUiam B. Fr>' 
Louis Funks 
Major Garrard 
Hilliard S. Garrett 
James M. Geihsler 
Steve Goegites 
John T. Glass 
Escar S. Goins 
John W. Gordon 
Van Gore 
Paul F. Graeber 
William H. Graham 
Frank Grant 
Horace W. Green 



UTILITIES DETACHMENT 

Julius L. Grisham 
Julius B. Grupe 
John C. Gunter 
Paul W. Guynn 
John A. Hagar 
Alonzo Hall 
Ba-"cter Harrison Hall 
John Hamilton 
Hubert G. Harp 
Hite T. Harper 
WilUam R. Harper 
Claude M. Harris 
Harvey E. Harris 
Rufus E. Harrison 
Warren R. Harrison 
Bill W. Hart 
WiUiam Hartgroves 
Jennings B. Harvey 
John P. Heame 
CharUe L. Hester 
Edware R. Hill 
Ira Hooker 
Grover C. Horn 
Arnold J. Houy 



Felix A. Houy 
Jessie R. Howell 
James \V. Hubba 
Thomas L. Hudgins 
Elmer .\. Huffman 
Charles E. Hughes 
Herbert Hunter 
Samuel H. Hyatt 
Clarence E. Jackson 
Alex F. Jagiolka 
James A. Jarboe 
Guy P. JarreU 
Millard Jefferson 
Louis M. Jemigan 
Wallace S. Jemigan 
Ejinio Jiron 
Fred A. Johnson 
Alonzo L. Jones 
Richard J. Jones 
Thomas G. C. Joyney 
Robert F. Kamei 
Joe Kassler 
Ben M. Kelly 
Marshall M. Kelly 



Herman B. Keys 
Durward W. Kirby 
John A J. Kleba 
Joseph Klug 
.Abraham H. Knoch 
Frank Koetting 
.\doIph Kohlstruck 
Eddie H. Korth 
Otto Koske 
Charles E. Kraemer 
LawTence B. Kramer 
John F. Krieger 
Louis Krohn 
Frank Krumtinger 
Frank Kujawa 
Karl P. Kunkel 
Joseph Kurena 
Fred L. Landers 
WilUam C. Landrxmi 
Clarence E. Landtroop 
Ben W. Lanum 
Nels Larson 
James B. Lawrence 
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CAMP MEDICAL SUPPLY DEPOT DETACHMENT 



2nd Lieut, James F. Pershing, Jr. 
2nd Lieut. Otto E, Kietchmer 



Sergeants 
Charles E. D. Bland 
Harry H. McKee 
WajTie Riley 

Privates — First Class 
Earl N. Foulds 
Saul Gordon 



Captain Samuel H. Leopold 

1st Sergeant John G. McConnell 
1st Sergeant Luther G. Porter 



1st Sergeant Ernest W. Whitaker 
1st Sergeant Lawrence G, Thurman 



Charles F. Herbert 
Sol Littman 
Joseph Schick 
Joseph Schneider 
Mortimer Ulmann 

Privates 
David Falasca 



Henry W. Hardin 
Benjamin Kornblum 
Herman I. Lifshitz 
James N. Mulligan 
Arthur J, J. Murphy 
Mark H. Nelson 
William A. Patrick 
Ernest G. H. Schrank 



Thomas D. Straughn 
Uriah M, Tadlock 
LoweU L. Wilkes 
Leo E. Wunsch 
Alfred Ziegler 



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Major Albert Lobitz 
Major Gilbert H. Goosey 
Captain Earl H. Eddleman 
Captain Frank D. Wheeler 
Captain Marsona M. Murray 
Captain John W. King 
1st Lieut. Edward B. McSwain 
2nd Lieut. Charles W. Ardery 



2nd Lieut. 
2nd Lieut. 
2nd Lieut. 
2nd Lieut. 
2nd Lieut. 
2nd Lieut. 
2nd Lieut. 
2nd Lieut. 



Charles C. Gray 
Paul M. Mohnicern 
Foster H. Bunkley 
Oran R. Charlton 
Clyde V. Ford 
Ben A. Ligon 
Fred Mayer 
William M. Gallagher 



2nd Lieut. Raymond V. Rinehart 
2nd Lieut. Henry F. Raube 
2nd Lieut. Arthur Korschal 
2nd Lieut. Aloysius B. Bradley 
2nd Lieut. George Novich 
2nd Lieut. John R. Galbraith 
First Sergeant Paul Tietz 



Quartermaster Sergeants 
Senior Grade 

Walter W. Edwards 
Dick Bateman 
Frank M. Degasperi, Jr. 
Letoy Albrecht 

Quartermaster Sergeants 

Kenneth S. Wingate 
Joseph B. Huslage 
Thomas D. Quinn 

Sergeants — First Class 

Samuel P. Redish 
Claude A. Hargis 
Charles T. Marx, Jr. 
Joseph Stahl 
Ambrose T. Curran 
Arleigh L. Martin 
Allen Powell 
John B. Millsepps 
Francisco J. Cadena 
Fred Jaggi 
George H. Phillips 
Ray A. Smith 
Ben S. Avant 
Paul J. Leske 
Henry F. Dreyer 
Frederick A. Bryan 
Edward J. Bedding 
James G. Home 
Emory C. Callender 
Emmet C. Patton 
Thomas E. Craddock 
Harmon Ebey 



Edward S. Bond 
Rector G. Proctor 
Charles Eidelberg 
Robert S. Cockerel! 
Garvin C. Legan 
Aubrey J. Brown 
Benjamin W. Nuhn 
Oliver P. Luther 
John A. Guntle 
Roy W. Quillin 
Peyton C. Roscoe 
Earl V. Bull 
Roy Broadway 
Thomas J. Maloney 
John H. Vesper 
Ralph T. Bruce 
Claude E. Benton 
Clarence B. Ligon 
Harold W. Corke 
Hugo J. Holzmann 
Benjamin E. SchoU 
Bemice C. Claunch 
Cecil E. Clark 
William A. Richards 
Isaac E. Larrabee 
Alphons D. Nuhn 
Ross Hoover 
Harold O. Whitfield 
Homer F. Wicker 
William E. Killough 
Arthur Sandfield 
Harry L. Haberkom 

Sergeants 
John 0. O'Connor 
John R. Cheatham 



Walter E. Sjoberg 
Abraham Weinberg 
Hector L. Garcia 
Charles Mueller 
John H. Boone 
George L. Sawyer 
Milton J, Schinitt 
Adolphus P. Dowell 
Harry L. Dail 
Isaac S. Cbadick 
Thomas D. Saathoff 
Otho E. Evans 
Louis Jaffe 
David S. Reed 
John C. Mclntyre 
Benjamin C. Carr 
Walter L. Kinser 
Hugo F. Priess 
Arthur T. Castle 
John A. McMahon 
John J. McLaughlin 
Roland G. Stratton 
Fred R. Donohoo 
Roscoe Arnold 
Claude D. Coe 
WiUiam A. Cox 
Rob R. MacGregor 
Herman C. Herbsleb 
Richard A. Ludwig 
James J. Weems 
Clarence J. Baldwin 
Luther J. Bivens 
Martin McCarthy 
Walter S. Hunter 
Joseph A. Urrey 
Robert S. Burtt 



Ayrl H. McNeese 
Alfred J. Lenzen 

Corporals 
Julius W. Picaman 
William L. Oldham 
Edgar F. Wallhoefer 
Oran R. Sadler 
Samuel B. Bales 
Loney W. Yeager 
Charles Eckert 
George W. Clift 
Thomas J. Dockery 
Felix F. Schmitz 
Grover C. Cummings 
Garland A. Smelser 
Andrew M. Lojo 
James M. Scudder 
Henry W. Holtz 
George S. Howard 
Arthur Hornbacher 
Cornelius Hergert 
Robert G. Hubonette 
Walter E. Gerberick 
Stanley L. Martin 
Charles B. Pizzini 
WiUiam C. Day 
Herbert L. Kauffmann 
Archie Solomon 
Curtis Deason 
Owen Ellis 
Raymond D. Meeks 
Thomas B. Grimes 
William V. Pedigo 
Nelvin L. Tampke 
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1st Lieut. Charles E. Richardson 
2nd Lieut. George O. Garrison 2nd Lieut. John Lightburn 



1st Lieut. Raymond P. Whitfield 
2nd Lieut. Robert F. Johnson 2nd Lieut. Thomas Chapman 



Sergeants — First Class 
Richard H. Thornton 
Hamilton C. Stoirie 
Victor W. Faber 
Claude J. Kelley 
Fred T. Robinson 
Cleo C. Walker 
Leslie I. Ray 

Sergeants 
Edward 1. Raymond 
James R. Moss 
Alfred H. Meyer 
Morris Barkin 
Louis B. Nathan 
Earl E. C. Beck 
Henr>' T. Rector 
Carl Slaughter 
Harry J. Raybould 
Louis N. Kaufmann 
Ray V. Hyatt 
George D. McCormick 

Corporals 
Charles H. Carpenter 
Aubrey V. Magill 
Thomas W. Williams 
Charles E. Werkheiser 
Theodore J. Clark 
Elmer E. Bills 
Newton H. Greene 
Elmer L. Young 
Cecil May 
Grooms L. Carleton 
Willdie Stephens 
James L. Ham 
Thomas J. DeHeart 
Louis Donohoo 
Herschel R. Hu.T 

Wagoners 
John J. Bracewell 
Charley C. Carvei 
Oliver C. Clark 



Farris G. Ledford 
Louis G. Ledegar 
Albert Toll 

Privates — First Class 
Esrael Abramson 
Henry Block 
David A. Bruton 
Erick W. Carlson 
Lynn M. Cox 
ililton A. Davis 
Felix W. Edelbrook 
Harry Feinstein 
Jose L. Flores 
Nathan Goldsmith 
Joe Goot 
Frank Gottholt 
Henry I. Hahn 
John Ihrie 
Will A. Knight 
Ruba L. Lane 
Clarence Lodovic 
Joe M. Michalik 
Vito Musso 
Marshall H. Rhodes 
Jesse T. Roach 
Joseph Rubin 
Michael Scalora 
Fritz T. H. Schmueckle 
Dave P. TuUos 
James H. Wallace 

Privates 
Paul Adams 
Juan Aguilarr 
William L. Anderson 
John Apostolas 
George W. Arnold 
Raymond H. Austin 
Earl L. Bailey 
Dee A. Barr 
Elmer V. Barron 
Joe W. Batla 



Gustav F. Bauch, Jr. 
Thomas C. Btll 
Walter A. Bell 
Alfred A. Belz 
Charles E. Bertch 
Marsilio Bianchi 
Walter Bierstedt 
Ernest E. Bishop 
Sotiries G. Bores 
Lovid D. Bozeman 
.\ndrew Brashears 
Jesse E. Brewer 
William Buddenburg 
Guy M. Butler 
John R. Cade 
James W. Callahan 
Alejandro Canales 
Anton F. Carlson 
Erick A. R. Clason 
Jess D. Cole 
Sam J. Cole 
Bartlett Collins 
Albert L. Costo 
John R. Cozby 
Luther M. Curbo 
Edward Dandurand 
Hayes Deaver 
William E. Denby 
Edwin J. Dick 
Henry F. Dick 
Elmer E. Dickens 
Noel A. Dickson 
JuUus J. Dittmar 
Phillip Dorf 
Willie Dreibrodt 
Joe B. Drevvery 
James A. Earp 
Daniel F. Eichraan 
Fred F. Eichman 
John T. Filers 
Loyce G. Estes 
Roy L. Eubanks 



Fred H. Evans 
James W. L. Faulkenberry 
Agostino Fenili 
Vern E. Fisher 
Alfred J. FoUey 
Floyd W. Fortner 
Roy E. Freeman 
William Frink 
Francisco Garza 
Adolph Gleinser 
Bud Gilbreth 
Benno H. Gold 
Richard A. GoU 
Martin Goltermann 
Stenli Graczak 
Ernest F. Green 
Clyde V. Gregg 
Roper C. Griffith 
Martin Hansen 
Alfred A. Hardt 
Raymond D. Harlan 
Isaac B. Hass 
Allison W. Hatcher 
Gilbert R. Hay 
William H. Hempfling 
Troy H. Henry 
Paul L. Hess 
Ernest F. Harms 
Maurice G. Hooter 
Henry F. Huber 
Emil Jepsen 
Pedro Jimenez 
Earl R. Johnson 
George D. Johnson 
Ralph B. Johnson 
Kenneth E. Jolliff 
Grover C. Jones 
James W. Jones 
Rudolph Kanetzky 
Thomas B. Kellum 
Charles O. Kinzie 
Jesse Lemberth 



Karl F. Lapp 
Dimitro Latsos 
Fred E. Lesley 
Everett L. Lindscy 
Marion S. Lucas 
Norman Lunday 
Oscar 0. Manghan 
Joe W. Marek 
William F. Marlatt 
Thomas E. May 
Daniel Majia 
Narciso G. Mejia 
Bert Middleton 
Edward Mikeska 
Johnie L. Mitchell 
James A. Moore 
Joseph D. MueUer 
Thomas W. Mullins 
John A. McCurry 
Floy McLendon 
Louis Nedbalek 
Isom E. B. Nelson 
Carl Newton 
Otis A. Pace 
Joe V. Parsley 
Leon Peters 
Sidney Pink 
Eli Ploch 
Roy M. Quick 
Charles K. Radzikowski 
John Rand 
Robert R. Rankin 
Arnold H. Reichle 
John H. Reid 
Brijido Reyes 
Leo D. Richards 
Carl W. Riedel 
Limuel Robbins 
Ernest S. Roberts 
William F. Roewe 
Archie D. Rogers 

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Major Edward B. Johns Captain Harry L. Suydam 

2nd Lieut. Guy W. Jones 2nd Lieut. Bernard V. Bradv 2nd Lieut. Howard Deutz 

2nd Lieut. Earle P. Reebel 



Sergeants 

Cecil D. Edwards 
Earle G. Alden 
Henry L. Gossman 
Key E. Chatfield 
Francis J. Steindel 
Sol G. Shuster 
Clifford D. Carson 
Frank N. Brett 
Howard E. P. Clifford 
Karl N. Pellard 
Fred Doht 

Sergeants — First Class 
\ntone E. Kucera 



Joseph J. Kucera 
James E. Fisher 
Claude F. FuUick 
Louis Tengg 

Sergeants 
William L. DuPre 
Augustine B. Woods 
Anson W. .\llen 
Charles H. Korge 
Bernard R. O'Connor 

Corporals 
Robert J. Gicking 
Mar\nn A. Rose 
Harvey M. Jones 



-\lbert L. Jones 
Henry P. Kucera 
William G. Barrett 
John H. McGeehin 
Arthur J. Munz 
Privates — First Class 
Lewis E. Gibbs 
Donald J. Penfield 
Andrew J. Robertson 
Raj-mond C. Engle 
Max Ziskend 

Privates 
Satumio Adame 
William A. Alford 
Francisco Apecaca 



Herman Blake 
Castala Castillo 
Arthur L. Cavender 
Tom E. Clark 
Michael E. Cooke. Jr. 
Pascual Garcia 
.\ugust Heise 
Gorgonio Herrera 
Otis W. Hood 
Jake Kaufman 
Edmund Kwapinski 
Reuben E. Leonard 
Grover C. Lr«-is 
Omer F. Mamer 
Jacobo Martinez 



Fred .\. Meyer 

Jose Paradez 

Ed Peter 

Franklin F. Robertson 

Tom Ross 

Lorenzo P. Sambriano 

Joseph Sears 

Burl F. Smith 

Joe R. Smithheart 

Oscar P. Stroupe 

Rufus Tarter 

Celestino Vigil 

William Wurr 



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ORDNANCE ARMAMENT COMPANY 

Captain Robert N. Wagener 1st Lieut. George Hilsinger 

First Sergeant Lewis T. Price Sergt. Chief Clerk Berl O. Breeden Sergt. Charge of Shop William H. Bost 



Sergeants 
James E. Driver 
Sam. Anderson 
Robert W. Skimmerhorn 
Charles W. Stowell 
Boiling J. Wilson 
Virgil T. Goodwin 
John R. Dillon 

Sergeants — First Class 
Grover E. Linville 
Dorian E. Clark 



Walter F. Meagher 

Sergeants 

Willie C. Gruetzmacher 
Harry GiUeland 
Lester B. Cornett 
James E. Murray 
Leo M. Girard 
Frank L. Busby 
Nicholas T. Lyddane 
Clinton R. Walters 



Corporals 

Junius M. Furrh 
Clarence W. lies 
John T. Young 
Rube D. Cofifey 
Vernon L. Rodgers 
Port V. Brown 

Cooks 

Noah L. Peters 
Willis H. Metcalf 



Privates — First Class 
DeWitt T. Gilliam 
Alfred E. Lacy 
Benjamin F. Moore 
Harry M. Rub 

Privates 
Richard C. Adams 
Robert G. Blackwell 
William Clark 
Charlie T. Cowgill 
Fenner Cunningham 



William O. Dejamette 
Charles H. Gafford 
Ellis T. Gravette 
Charles B. Hummel 
Ben H. Hunnicutt 
Albert S. J. Ivy 
Charles N. Lang 
Thomas C. Ramsey 
Everett M. Shockey 
Thomas J. Walsh 
Sam. Warren 
Clarence D. Miller 



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Personnel Sergeant 
1st Class Sergeant Frederick E. Pratt 

Supply Sergeant 
1st Class Sergeant Lyle A. Wurmser 



Sergeant Major 
1st Class Sergeant Bonner C. Bolton 

Mess Sergeant 
Sergeant Jonas M. Frost 



Sergeants — First Class 
William Eads 
Frank A. Smith 
John B. Bolton 
Si J. HarreU 
Thomas W. Keller 
Charles S. Moore 
Harry K. Brill 
Silas Langley 
Amos C. Johansen 
Charles B. McMahon 

Sergeants 
Frank B. Good 
Newby L. Cames 
Reginald W. Macdonald 
Otto F. Wurra 
Percy T. Findley 
Frank McMurrey 
Marvin H. McMurrey 
Andrew T. Ncibergall 
Robert Peterson 
Thomas L. Ballard 
Asa C. Keith 
Mathew A. Ketchum 
Walter S. Mellor 
Rhene O. Muenster 
Alvin R. Mulligan 
Earl Reiser 
George E. Smith 
Walter G. Sykes 
Oliver L. Weakley 
Ralph A. Adams 
Edward R. Albert 
Wayne AUbritton 
William E. Fisher 
Jacob F. Ham 
Edward F. Hartronft 
Francis M. Morris 
Wilbur I. Mudd 
Maurice R. Nelson 
WilUam E. Panye 
Ivan D. Pinyan 
Guenther H.' Rother 
Archibald H. Rutherford 
Will R. Smith 
Higgins M. WiUiams 

Corporals 
Reginald L. Alexander 
Carl Johnson 
Roland M. Willis 
Samuel M. Bogard 
Harry Dine 
Thomas E. Escoe 
Warren C. Wheeler 
Lloyd Williamson 
John A. Butler 
Millington F. Carpenter 
James M. Foley 
Augustus M. Gribble 
Fred A. Popkess 



Jack W. Roach 
Jabin Vaught 
William H. Westphal 

Cooks 
Arthur D. Bigbee 
Gus Cams 
Charles Curtis 
Paul G. Dix 
Frank O. Emmons 
Golan Furrow 
Thomas E. Harbour 
Lester H. Hall 
Emil F. Hiriart 
Roy E. Howley 
Charles B. McClary 
James P. Miller 
Navalie G. Nadeau 
Walter P. Nahring 
George G. Negrey 
Archie PhiUp, Jr. 
Anton Rodgberg 
Lester Sanders 
Domenico Sciascio 
Alonzo H. Shaw 
Mike B. Supina 
OUie A. Tunnell 
Milton Watkins 
William A. Weis 
Oscar C. Webb 
Harry B. Wilson 

Privates — First Class 
Tobe Adams 
William C. Adams 
Charlie C. Akins 
Frederick W. Albrecht 
Shelly L. Alley 
.\lfred E. Anderson 
Joseph L. Anthony 
Alex R. Antwine 
Frank E. Bailey 
James T. Bailey 
Perdie W. Baker 
WilUam S. Baker 
Finis Baty 
Joseph J. Behrnes 
Frank A. Bell 
Egil Benzon 
Marshall M. Blackwell 
William F. Bidwell 
Douglas S. Boone 
Ernest Bournias 
Glen W. Brace 
Finis E. Bradshaw 
Charley W. Brandon 
Edwin H. Brooks 
Samuel D. Brown, Jr. 
Wilhara A. Brown 
Jefferson H. Browning 
Sidney D. Bunch 
Arthur Burns 



John L. Caldwell 
Leo P. Campbell 
Roger L. Carson 
Christian Christensen 
Paul M. Chiistley 
Loman H. Cleveland 
John T. Cole 
George O. Cone 
William Cook 
Cecil L. Copeland 
Reece Coppinger 
Orville H. Crocker 
Roscoe V. Cross 
Hartzell R. Crow 
Rufus Croxdale 
Joe L. Crudup 
John Crum 
Allen Crupp 
Edgar A. Cullum 
Clyde L. Curtis 
Andrew Darden 
Oscar F. Dothe 
Solomon J. Davidson 
Cecil Davis 
Erroll B. Davis 
Seldon Day 
James J. O. Dean 
Walter L. Deer 
Moses O. Defries 
Ken DeGraffenried 
AUie DeMoss 
Richard H. Dixon 
Floyd T. Dodd 
Frederick Dorn 
John F. Duke 
Harvey J. Durham 
Tolbert Durham 
Oscar E. Earnheart 
Dennis E. Eaton 
Thomas A. Eaves 
Joseph P. Edwards 
Er\nn R. Ellis 
Joe E. Ellis 
William A. Elsea 
Harry B. England 
William J. Farmer 
George L. Faulk 
Fred C. K. Fehr 
Brown B. Ferrill 
Waldon W. Fickle 
Leo E. Fitzgerald 
Curtis L. Foreman 
August T. Frye 
John E. Galloway 
Thomas L. Gammill 
Thomas E. Garner 
Charles P. Garret 
Robert W. Garrett 
Valentine Gavito, Jr. 
Lewis H. Gerould 
Ernest O. Gibson 
Caesar C. Gilbert 



William J. Gilbert 
Clyde M. Glasgow 
Joseph T. Glass 
Robert E. L. Glenn 
Texas H. Glenn 
Willie T. Gossett 
Key Graveley 
.\very E. Graves 
Willie M. Gray 
Samuel D. Griffing 
William H. Halpain 
Bohuslav J. Hanacik 
Anton J. Hardt 
William S. Harkins 
John B. Harris 
John T. Harvey 
James A. Hayden 
Chester L. Hays 
Johnnie T. Head 
John J. Hegerman 
Emil J. Helfrich 
John T. Henderson 
James S. Hendon 
John D. Henry 
Ezra H. Harrington 
Clarence J. Hervy 
George L. Hickman 
Lee R. Hiler 
.\lvah E. Holcomb 
Damon M. Holdrege 
Fletcher P. Hoskins 
Elba W. Hudson 
William K. Hughes 
James E. Hinkapillar 
Joseph I. Hunt 
John W. Jackson 
Dod G. James 
Andrew W. Jetton 
James E. Johnson 
Claud Jones 
Willie I. Jones 
Roy J. Ketchel 
William H. King 
Granvil L. K. Kirk 
Burnie Koster 
William Krause 
Samuel O. Kuntz 
Edward R. Langehennig 
Lee W. Latham 
Joe A. Latta 
Clarence Laugherty 
Wyatt Layne 
William H. Lewis 
Parula R. Lincecum 
.\aron P. Little 
Roger S. Littrell 
Cavin B. Livingston 
Thomas Lockhart 
Joseph K. Loucks 
James H. Lyday 
Lester C. Lyons 
James A. Lj'ttle 



Charles Maple 
Harry J. Mason 
Charles E. Martin 
Thomas B. Mayfield 
Harry K. McCann 
Manuel McClain 
William H. McCurry 
Nathaniel McLean 
Cari B. McLeod 
E. J. McMahon 
Jesse L. McNeill 
Willie J. McQuillen 
WilUam Melber 
Charles C. Meacham 
Clinton W. Merriss 
Fred. Meyers 
Herbert S. Michelbrook 
Dudley C. Miller 
Matthews Milner, Jr. 
Hubert Mixon 
Ralph Mixon 
Herbert H. :Moberly 
WilUam F. Money 
Monte E. Montgomery 
Johnnie W. Moody 
Martin .\. Moritz 
William H. Mulvoy 
Walter W. Murray 
Clarence C. Nance 
Harlen Napier 
Clayton H. Nelson 
Albert R. Nix 
George W. O'Daniel 
Carl G. Ohman 
Dillard Ott 
Charles Panebouef 
Elbert C. Parker 
Loran A. PhiUips 
Eugene A. Pfeffer 
Robert B. Pittman 
WiUiam F. PoUard 
Robert W. Popham 
Peter A. Preddy 
Earl P. Price 
David A. Pusley 
Oscar L. Raney 
WiUis P. Reed 
Ellis P. Reed 
Joe E. Reed 
MarshaU C. Reed 
Harry S. Reeves 
Glenn Remington 
Robert W. Renter 
Thomas E. Rhodes 
Ola C. Ritch 
Herbert C. Rockett 
Otto Rose 
Robert L. Ross 
Mile F. Ruane 
Melvin G. Russell 
CharUe J. Sadau 
Charles R. Schanaubert 



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Herbert J. Schattenbeerg 
John Schoedel 
Martin E. Schoedel 
Earl E. Schmutz 
James M. Scott 
Florence T. Shannahan 
Theo. W. Shaw 
Alfred E. Shepperd 
Robert W. Shirley 
Paul Skidmore 
Alvah E. Smith 
Hugh R. Smith 
William J. Smith 
William J. Sootka 
Hiram W. Spraggins 
Tom H. Stephens 
Clyde E. Stogner 
Augustus C. Stuart 
Fred W. Stuart 
Fred F. Stuckey 
Alfred T. Sumrall 
Allie J. Sweeney 
Merrion A. Tabor 
Robert L. Tatman 
Charles H. Terrell 
Rodney Thomas 
Noble R. Thompson 
Robert A. Thompson 
Bedford D. Thrasher 
Harry Tony 
John H. Turner 
William S. Turner 
Charles Vansteenberg 
Charles L. Vaughan 
Albert E. Vaughn 
Roberto Vela 
Ramon N. Villareal 
William S. Vines 
Wiley Q. Voyles 
Walter S. Walker 
Patrick J. Walsh 
Gilbert C Ward 
Robert B. Ward 
Joseph E. Ware 
Darwin Watts 
Irving P. Welch 
Reuben Q. Welcth 
Francis A. Westmoreland 
Otis S. Whittington 
William D. Wibbom 
John D. Willis 
Fred. Winkle 
Charles P. Wucher 
Edward Young 
Floyd G. Zimmerman 

Privates 
John J. Adamowicz 
Horace V. Adams 
Ross G. Adams 
Russell P. Adams 
Raymond C. Albert 
Frank P. Allen 
Altus. Almand 
Alfred Anderson 
Emmett A. Anderson 
Simon C. Anderson 
Thomas E. Armstrong 






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Albert W. Armstrong 
George L. Ashley 
William M. Ashley 
Homer C. Avery 
James C. Baker 
Harold R. Baldwin 
William H. Bagby 
Earl E. Bare 
Will Bargo 
Harvey C. Baskin 
Alvin S. Bates 
William H. Beasley 
Fay R. Bearden 
Charles A. Bellinghausen 
Joe W. Belote 
William F. Bennett 
WiUiam M. Bickell 
James B. Birdwell 
Herman M. Blagg 
Silas R. Bohannon 
Lee Roy Bolten 
Tommie E. Boucher 
Oscar P. Bourge 
Earl A. Bowman 
Guilford F. Branson 
Alexander Brehm 
Jerry T. Brewer 
Roy E. Brockett 
Horace I. Brooks 
Chester J. Brown 
Jesse E. Brown 
Lafa Brown 
Winston J. Brown 
Arlie E. Brundege 
George Bryant 
Clifton Burks 
Curtis Burks 
Andrew T. Burns 
Fonsie F. Burnside 
William M. Burton 
Ernest R. Bushman 
Rufus A. Caldwell 
John L. Carter 
Jack Casey 
John M. Cathey 
Charles Chernocky 
James H. Cipher 
John C. Clark 
John K. Clay 
Chevis R. Cleveland 
James Coffman 
Grady Cole 
Benjamin F. Coleman 
Nowlan Collier 
Owen T. Combs 
Elbert Cook 
Thomas F. Covey 
Burrell D. Crabtree 
Walter C. Crawley 
Acie B. Crosthwaite 
Benito Cruz . 
Lawrence W. CuUins 
Claud H. Currier 
Eugene L. Curry 
Orman Curry 
James R. Curtis 
John H. Curtis 
Lee R. Dalton 



Delma J. Daniel 
Culbert H. Davenport 
Allie Davenport 
Bev. D. Davis 
Charles A. Davis 
Elmer Davis 
Lester F. Davis 
William T. Davis 
Leonard F. Dauwalter 
Lisbon C. Dean 
Alexander W. DeFever 
Norris L. Delavan 
Grover L. Dixon 
Jesse F. Dial 
Thomas J. Doss 
Bert Douglas 
L. Erwin Downing 
Willie E. Doyle 
Benjamin H. Duff 
Joshua H. Dunn 
Weyman W. Dyson 
James E. Eaves 
Dick Ellette 
Joseph A. Ellington 
Ray Emert 
James R. Eoff 
Albin Farrell 
John B. Fenn 
James A. Ferguson 
Purves E. Finley 
Everett W. Firestone 
Abner E. Fitts 
Dave S. Floyd 
Maxwell P. Floyd 
Ed Flynne 
Albert Foerster 
Edison D. Fowler 
Albert J. Fox 
John D. Fultz 
Luther R. Gaddis 
Ezra Galloway 
J. D. Galloway 
Emil M. Gander 
Henr>' L. Garrison 
Henry O. Gay 
Howard G. Gibbs 
Roy E. Gillwheater 
John A. Gilmore 
Fredie Giroir 
Thomas B. Gist 
Louis A. Gleyre 
Barney Goldstein 
Noah B. Goodwin 
Oscar L. Goodwin 
William B. Graham 
Solomon Giantham 
John C. Gray 
Edgar O. Gray 
Fred W. Gray 
Robert H. Greenberg 
William E. Griffin 
William E. Grisham 
Arthur L. Gwin 
William H. Habermacher 
Jesse R. Foster 
William C. Haddock 
Harold O. Hagans 
Harry B. Hale 



Iley M. Hall 
Mora D. Hall 
Clyde L. Harber 
Ernest O. Hammon 
Paul L. Hardee 
Willie R. Harding 
Carl T. Hargis 
Floyd A. Harmon 
Hosea Harris 
Harmon Harrison 
E. E. Head 
Alfred D. Haydel 
Andry R. Henderson 
Homer Herin 
Peter D. Hiebert 
Hubert W. Highnote 
Cecil C. Hill 
Jeffa P. Hill 
Mack Hillman 
Sam H. Hinkle 
Charles L. Hodge 
Matthew Holberg 
William C. Holder 
Ernest Holje 
Clyde O. Hopwood 
Eddie O. Hunt 
John E. loor 
Grover Ivy 
Douglas B. Jarvis 
Benjamin F. Jernigan 
Arthur O. Johnson 
Harry Johnson 
Joe Johnson 
Landreth Johnson 
William M. Johnson 
Joseph W. Jones 
Marvin C. Jones 
Lee J. Jordan 
John Kanak 
Henry I. Kerby 
Henry Keys 
Floyd P. Kidd 
Willie F. King 
Homer L. Krueger 
Rhea Kuykendall 
Robert Laidlow 
Harry W. Lancaster 
Elijah Landrum 
William H. Lansford 
Carl Lawrence 
Flay F. Lawrence 
Allen D. Lawson 
William Lefferts 
Roy C. Leicht 
Clair Leslie 
Bonnie M. Lewis 
Joseph H. Lloyd 
Francis A. London 
Andrew C. Longcrier 
James F. Lowe 
Henry H. Luck 
George E. Lynn 
Russell E. Mackay 
Paul Maleski 
Leslie E. Mallow 
Harry E. Maltbie 
Milton Marks 
Willie E. Maresh 



Morgan A. Martin 
Patrick 0. Martin 
Manuel Martinez 
Charlie Marvel 
Leroy T. Mattingly 
Matt A. McCall 
Jack McCarty 
Noah McCauley 
James M McClellan 
Clarence N. McClure 
Olen McCormack 
James D. McDonald 
Audie L. McElroy 
Delt McKinney 
Volney R. McManus 
Edward L. McMillan 
George A. McMillan 
John A. McVeigh 
Vernon L. McWilliams 
Murff G. Merritt 
Newell C. Miller 
Harless W. Melton 
Charlie Mills 
John E. Minge 
Numa Mitchell 
Thomas D. Moore 
Willie E. Moore 
Earl R. Morris 
Dyer E. Morrison 
Gus J. Mueller 
Harry G. Murphy 
Grover C. Murray 
Volney J. Nale 
Luther A. Nelson 
William O'Hara 
Gilbert B. Osborn 
Dewey R. Ousnamer 
Paul E. Owen 
Claude L. Owens 
Perry K. Page 
Clyde F. Parks 
Ulrick Palmer 
Jesse M. Parker 
Johnnie Pavloivch 
Grover C. Pelton 
Elijah N. PhiUips 
Archie T. Potter 
Larkin Raley 
Silas L. Pruden 
Luis Quiroz 
Fount Rasbeary 
David M. Rasure 
Franklin H. Rau 
Patrick A. Reagan 
John H. Reed 
Aron W. Regier 
Joseph D. Resnick 
Charles Reville 
William J. Richey 
Joe Richker 
Thell F. Richmond 
Emanuel W. Rogers 
Earl Roberts 
Jack Rogers 
James W. Rogers 
John W. Romine 
James E. Rone 

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NURSES— BASE HOSPITAL 



Bertha Kagel 
Sarah Williams 
Francis Wilson 
Ruth Woodworth 
Gertrude Vail 
Francis Venton 
Lillian Vegus 
Grace Jenkins 
Ada Wellock 
Bertha Christianson 
May Griffith 
Marie Giroux 
Martha Silley 
Annie E. McCoy 
Catherine Nugent 
Martha A. Morrison 
Irene Han- 
Grace Lyons 
Hilda Erickson 
Sadie M. Rosenthawl 
Alice McLaughlin 
Mary I. Patrick 
May Shoemaker 
Adeline Kunz 
BiUy M. Clark 
Lulu Nicholason 
Collette Cady 
Mamie E. Stephenson 



Pearl W. Edwards 
Hanna Larson 
Lida McClellan 
Regina Essie 
Bemice C. Falls 
Elizabeth Knipp 
Kate Dodson 
Mary C. Oleson 
Marj' Broson 
Mar\- Hayer 
Blanch Caley 
Julia Carmeron 
Nell Julian 
Hariette Forby 
Annie Yerry 
Mar>' Monday 
Ethel LaBadie 
Martha Everett 
Katherine A. McCabe 
Stella A. Madden 
Sarah A. Flannigan 
Annie Mullhall 
Anita Campbell 
Lucie Mount 
Susie C. Pannell 
Cora A. Conner 
Willie McCary 
Lilly Jacob-Meyer 



Mary Christian 
Annie McPhail 
Caroline A. Stupka 
Laurel V. Craig 
Bertha S. Haley 
Edith Webb 
Alice M. Fuhrman 
Emiline Ranis 
Annie M. Metz 
Emma Frank 
Lidia Brunnels 
JuUa Johnson 
Anna Schumaker 
Marguerete Shannon 
Hazel WiUiams 
Helena Morrison 
Bessie Michel 
Elizabeth Cox 
Lafry Maelstead 
Ester Peterson 
Minnie Johnson 
Ester Erickson 
Cathr\'n Shultz 
Ester Nash 
Bemetta Dellon 
Beatrice A. Wick 
Grace Cady 
Edith Roberson 



Edna M. Lovell 

Nellie Severson 
Silvia Riley 
Charlotte Kunz 
Sarah Orr 
Gene Mcintosh 
Julia J. Bradish 
Bennie Benson 
Edna Serrells 
Dora L. Dresser 
Clara Mitchel 
Mary Kranter 
Sarah Campbell • 
Maude S. Mathers 
Elizabeth Smith 
Anna K. Towes 
Lillian Heline 
Alice Hederstedt 
Susan Crumpacker 
Flora Vise 
Maggie Bruce 
Olive Wilson 
Lillian C. Anderson 
LiUie K. Sack\'ille 
Mable Sen 
Ruby Kramer 
Clara Picks 
Continued on page 311 




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Capt. John G. McCall, M. C. 
1st Lieut. Andrew J. Aird, M. C. 



CAMP INFIRMARY No. 9 

1st Lieut. Gebhard J. Long, Jr., M. C. 
1st Lieut. Carl T. Dufner, M. C. 



1st Lieut. Perry A. Baze, M. C. 
1st Lieut. Earl W. Cla water. M. C. 



Sergeants 
Henry W. BeU 
Joseph C. Borden 
Lota L. Prock 
Corporal 
Frank L. Seifert 
Private — First Class 
Tom J. McMillian 



Privates 
Stephen Atchison 
Clinton O. Atwood 
Thomas Bums 
Oscar \. Ennis 
.\aron C. Garrett 
Edward E. Jones 
Frank C. Hanson 
Joseph W. Spradley 



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OFFICERS— PROVOST GUARD 

Left to right 

2nd Lieut. W. F. Foley 2nd Lieut. J. L. Boyd 1st Lieut. C. R. Smith Captain Don M. Gleason 

1st Lieut. E. L. Zudeck 2nd Lieut. A. L. Dumajne 2nd Lieut. H. W. Stevenson 



THEY PRESERVED ORDER IN CAMP 

Provost Guard Also Dealt IVith Huns and Slackers 



THE PROVOST GUARD COMPANY, commanded 
by Capt. Don M. Gleason, and consisting of picked 
men from various walks of life, maintained order 
within the reservation and carried out the camp regula- 
tions. The greater portion of the men were in a mounted 
detachment, which patrolled the entire camp and out- 
skirts. Some of the best riders, with years of experience 
on western ranches, were among the personnel of the or- 
ganization, and sheriffs, deputy sheriffs and policemen from 
various parts of the country were to be found on the roster. 
One of the interesting features of Camp Travis was the 
stockade under the direction of Lieutenant Clarence R. 
Smith, prison officer. Here prisoners were held for trial, 
sentenced to short terms and sentenced to various terms of 



confinement at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Hundreds of 
men were confined there during the war. Many were 
men of national repute. Among the more renowned were: 
Maurice Becker, cartoonist of New York City, and Maxi- 
milian Von Hagen, lawyer, New Haven, Conn., who wrote 
"Deutschland uber alles" and other pro-German senti- 
ments on his questionnaire. He was also one of the 
counsels in the Von Papen Case. 

The stockade was an enclosure 240 feet by 125 feet, 
consisting of three barbed wire fences. Within the en- 
closure there were two guard houses. Sentinels, armed 
with repeating shotguns, were stationed in look-out towers 
at each corner of the enclosure. Sentinels for this work 
were furnished by the Provost Guard Company. 



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1st Lieut. Clarence R. Smith 
1st Lieut. Edwin L. Zudeck 
2nd Lieut. James L. Boyd 



Sergeants 
James P. Wilmoth 
James H. Powers 
Guy E. Winn 
James p. Randolph 
James W. Cawthon 
Robert W. Henderson 
Clarence Lewellen 
William W. Brock 
Arthur C. Sublett 
Claud F. Williamson 
William H. Thomas 
John A. Taylor 
Cole V. Holcomb 
Millard Roberts 

Provost Sergeant 
Malcolm Hederson 

Asst. Provost Sergeant 
CK-erton L. Willis 

Corporals 
Milford L. Torbett 
Benjamin H. Smith 
Cormie Watts 
Clarence D. Camel 
Martin Potucek 
Martin D. Ivey 



Thomas W. Usrey 
Hugo F. Barsch 
Chester T. Beights 
Mike L. Bell 
Wesley N. Gray 
Jacob Michelson 
John A. Renner 
Clin W. Simmons 
Hubert J. Starr 
Charles E. High 
Fred H. Strelow 
Joseph Schwalm 
Alvin J. Bvram 
Hillary Q.'L vies 
Rufus C. Went 
Roscoe W. Beene 
Ebbie L. Boland 
William A. Dowdy 
Fred. Johnson 
Henry C. Wvlie 
John W. Abies 
Charley B. Grubb 
Howard P. Veight 

Mechanics 
Clyde S. Dunn 
Anton Schodl 
Joseph P. White 
William E. Coats 



PROVOST GUARD COMPANY 

Captain Don M. Gleason 
2nd Lieut. Albert L. Dumaine 
2nd Lieut. William F. Foley 
2nd Lieut. Harvey W. Stevenson 

Buglers 
Kenneth E. Erickson 
Homei M. Perkins 

Privates — First Class 
Edward J. Bigheart 
Conrad C. CUck 
Bertis L. Cox 
Robert V. Endicott 
Alva A. Harmon 
Herbert W. Hunt 
Lewis F. Johnson 
Oscar T. Lee 
John T. Martin 
Lewis G. Perkins 
Orvall T. Prather 
Charles T. Shaw 
Gail Sisson 
Ernest Sproles 
Clarence E. Thomas 
Albert Tre\-ino 
Millard M. Wadsworth 
Jimmie Walker 
Albert C. Woods 

Privates 
Clarence W. Adams 
Walter R. Adams 
Horace Albert 



First Sergeant Vernon G. Cahill 
Supply Sergeant Jesse Wilkenfeld 
Stable Sergeant Asa P. James 



Eli Aldridge 
Samuel A. Allison 
John R. Anderson 
Grady Ashley 
Hugh A. Atchley 
Oran C. Baker 
Paul L. R. Baker 
Claience C. Ballard 
Manuel Balliett 
Ernest W. Bales 
Howard W. Barnes 
George Bates 
Harvey R. Baxter 
Franklin T. Beavers 
Robert W. Birmingham 
Jesse E. Bolton 
Perry N. Bone 
Arthur S. Boyd 
Alvin Brazell 
William M. Brewer 
Cecil P. Brown 
EHsha F. Brown 
Hardie H. Brown 
Earl G. Buchanan 
Robert D. Burge 
Charles D. Campbell 
Elijah H. Cain 
James H. Cannada 
Robert D. Cantwell 



Raymond Can- 
Robert H. Carter 
WajTie A. Cassatt 
Warren G. Colvin 
Claud Lee Comer 
OUver W. Conn 
John S. Cook 
Leonard A. Cook 
Albert B. Cooper 
James H. Cox 
Lawrence Criwell 
Walter C. Crites 
Floyd Cummings 
Charlie Dabtrom 
Lewis P. Dalton 
Charlie P. Dandridge 
Oral F. Daniels 
Sam D. Davis 
Benjamin F. Denson 
Eugene A. Dickson 
Fritz R. DoUinger 
Lemma Day 
Robert E. Douglas 
.Mbert Domhoefer 
Oliver B. Duggins 
John E. Edmiston 
Ben Q. Ester 
Earl L. Fleharty 
Bruno Fahning 



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PROVOST GUARD COMPANY 



Ernest A. Farrack 
Otto Federwisch 
Albert Feller 
Jesse L. Fountain 
Charlie P. Fulkerson 
Thomas J. Fuller 
James C. Fester 
Ernest Gaebler 
Sidney C. Gattis 
Jason R. Gender 
Claude Gilbert 
John Henry Glover 
Herbert B. Godsey 
Samuel E. Golden 
Hilario Gomez 
John Graeff 
Murray H. Graham 
Willie J. Granger 
Claude Grey 
Arbra E. Green 
George J. Greener 
Mason E. Gwinn 
William Hairgrove 
Audry L. Hale 
Isaac C. HaU 
Jack Hall 
Alva Hamesley 
William F. Hanson 
Andrew C. Hassell 
Charlie L. Haught 
Adolph Havran 
Paul Haupp 
Ruby L. Hazelton 
Daniel J. Heffley 



Edward B. Heldin 
Tilden B. Helmuth 
Walter A. Hempel 
Roy E. Higgason 
Raymond P. Henton 
Edward E. Helub 
Russell Horton 
Ora C. Houlton 
William W. House 
Rudolph A. Hartraan 
Paul W. Hilbrich 
James R. Howard 
James W. Hudman 
William B. Jackson 
Harry B. James 
Earl Jenson 
John W. Johnson 
Paul N. Johnson 
Russell M. Johnson 
Wilbur H. Johnson 
William J. Johnston 
Robert L. Jones 
John Jurcak 
Charles Q. Kargcr 
George M. Keeling 
Frank Kelly 
John P. Kelly 
James F. Kelly 
Caleb W. Kempf 
Fred L. Kempf 
Roger L. Kesterson 
William A. Kiker 
John A. King 
Clarence L. Kinyon 



Henry Kitzman 
Leo Knof 

Charles W. F. Koch 
• Edward Koeninger 
Victor Kovalcik 
Lawrence W. Korber 
George E. Lacy 
Oscar E. Lee 
Gordon F. Lay 
Nocklett Leiune 
John B. Lindsey 
Robert L. Logan 
George Lord 

Christian F. Lueckemeyer 
Emil Lundeen 
Paul N. Lutonsky 
Rudolph E. Martin 
Clarence E. Matthews 
Leonard M. McBumey 
William McDonough 
John D. McKay 
William McMillion 
Floyd Mitchem 
Luis Mocka 
Henry G. Molzahn 
Samuel Montgomery 
Virge Morris 
Oliver Moser 
Joe R. Naegelin 
Jack Nelson 
Reinarth Nelson 
Nicholas Neu 
Leslie A. Newman 
Jesse R. Nicholson 



Andrew J. Nolen 
Robert L. Odoms 
Robert L. Oliver 
Henry M. Parker 
Floyd E. Patty 
Jefferson D. Patterson 
Norberti Perez 
Luther Peveto 
Clifton W. Phelps 
Nicholas R. Phillips 
James E. Pierce 
Warner H. Plant 
Frank L. Polka 
Oscar T. Pollock 
Fey B. Ponton 
Hamp J. Porter 
Albert R. Puryear 
Troy D. Ray 
James C. Reagan 
Levi Reed 
Gilford E. Reynolds 
Walter L. Reynolds 
Daniel Rugh 
Geronimo Sanchez 
John F. Sanford 
Edward E. Sayer 
Willie Srhulz 
Willie Schwarting 
Fred H. Sherman 
Walter B. Sisk 
Verdo A. Slaughter 
Festus W. Smith 
George M. Smith 
Henry A. Smith 



Tony H. Souris 
Albert B. Spears 
John Steen 
Samuel P. Stofle 
Raymond L. Strickland 
Harvey H. Strong 
William O. Stuart 
Karl X. Sullivan 
Swen V. Swenson 
Jay D. Terry 
John Eli Terry 
Howard B. Thames 
Robert L. Thomas 
Levy W. Tomlison 
Willie F. Turner 
Frank Volney 
Willie M. Wade 
Erwin G. Wahl 
Walter J. Waldrop 
Isham Walker 
Henry B. Wallace 
Max Wallace 
William A. Walraven 
Edgar J. Warren 
James C. Weddle 
Arthur N. White 
William M. White 
Arthur S. Whitley 
Junior L. Williams 
Ira L. Wilson 
WiUis B. Wilson 
James L. Winter 
Fred Witt 
Bokker H. Wright 



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Truckmaster 
1st Class Sergeant Clare H. Wood 

Assistant Truckmasters 
First Section 
Sergeant Frank J. Frosh 

Second Section 
Sergeant William F. Williams 

Third Section 
Sergeant Raymond H. Becker 

Company Clerk 
Sergeant Raymond M. Nellan 

Property Sergeant 
Sergeant William A. Hanson 

Mess Sergeant 
Sergeant Richard R. Drabick 

Cook 
John T. Mahan 



MOTOR TRANSPORT COMPANY 353 
1st Lieut. Leslie C. Mefrem, M. T. C. 



Dispatchers 
Corp. A. Kantrowitz, Chief 
Private Richard C. Leek, Asst. 



Mechanics 
Sergeant J. B. Leschinski, Chief 
Corporal Samuel H. Vignes, Asst. 
Private Richard Best, .\sst. 
Private Herman A. .\rnold, .\sst. 
Private James L. Kirby, Asst. 



Mail Orderly 
Sergeant Lester L. Stanger 



Sergeants 
John Bennett 
Edwin R. Brown 
John L. Grimm 
Michael J. Harney 
Henry J. Hughes 
Elmer A. Huntzicker 
David E. Kelley 
Darrel S. Schuh 
Orion N. Ward 
John C. Weekly 



Corporals 
James A. Barrett 
Andrew \. Costa 
Claude Cox 
George Ladenburg 
Harry C. Leary 
William J. Moran 
Clifford McLeod 
Leon Spradlin 

Private — First Class 
Charles D. McColley 

Privates 
George G. Abrahamson 
Harvey W. Allen 
Albert N. .\nderson 
Clifford E. Anderson 
James R. .Anderson 
Carrol C. Barton 
William R. Beeman 
James M. Brandenburg 
John A. Bullock 
Archie Carraway 
Richard T. Collins 
Cecil E. Corgey 
Earl M. Crump 
Arthur T. Cruz 
William E. Davidson 



Joe M. Davis 
Robert S. Davis 
Jack J. Depuma 
John \. Edwards 
Paul E. Fielder 
John Franko 
John C. French 
William R. Houck 
Joseph W. Jackson 
Frank Janda 
Albert J. Jenson 
Toby M. Kelley 
Ernest R. Lowe 
James N. Marks 
Percy T. Meacham 
Emit R. Owens 
Mike Palermo 
Frank H. Peltier 
Walter P. Pittman 
Mack W. Pitts 
Albert E. Roles 
Walter D. Sinks 
Hubert A. Sperry 
Fisher O. Stark 
Benno Strempel 
Walter S. Taylor 
Homer D. L. Waid 
William C. Webb 
Arbie E. WiUingham 



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MOTOR TRANSPORT CORPS DETACHMENT 



Sergeants 

Albert DeBaun 
Benjamin W. Lattner 
William W. Mullen 
John Pytel 
Stuart F. Swain 
Marcus H. Trail 

Corporal 
James A. Bartlett 

Privates — First Class 

Leslie C. Howard 
Arthur T. Mackey 
Murry M. Steinkirchner 



Privates 

Charles W. Asher 
Samuel H. Camp 
David I. Cantu 
Leslie Carter 
Russ W. Clements 
John E. Clendenen 
Oscar M. Anderson 
William B. Davis 
Vollo O. Davis 
Charlie Easley 
Richard C. Edgeworth 
Sam J. Eckstein 
Richard Erven 
William T. French 
Herbert P. Gillespie 
Abraham Ginzberg 
James A. Godwin 



Richard P. Griffin 
Felix E. Hatley 
Elmer B. Holland 
Willis G. Huddleston 
William H. Isenhour 
Elmer J. Jaderborg 
Remmie S. Jones 
Maxie A. Kennon 
Lawrence L. Kinghorn 
Earl R. Lytle 
Delma H. McCarley 
Willis H. H. Miller 
George W. Miller 
Oscar S. Mo wry 
Roman Neri 
Albert Peebles 
Clarence E. Parkhill 
Herman Raab 



Edward P. Reilly 
Marion W. Ross 
Floyd Schuman 
Edward E. Schwartz 
Frank A. Schmitz 
John B. Sellers 
Herbert S. Sinclair 
Merton G. Shurley 
Jerry M. Staggs 
Herbert C. H. Stucke 
Nicholas Sarchno 
Harvey T. Snowden 
Louis R. Stuart 
Robert M. Tyus 
Louis J. Velsir 
Willie Wagner 
Will R. Warren 
Jim L. Williams 
Cary C. White 



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HEADQUARTERS COMPANY, 85th INFANTRY 
Continued from page 90 



Privates 
Fred Cowgill 
Horace R. Cox 
Melvin Crabb . 
Roy Crandall 
Arthur Darby 
Robert B. Dennis 
Jack J. DeSalme 
Lawrence Dewees 
Thomas J. Duncan 
Colby E. Durden 
Jake Eastman 
Roy F. Fallis 
Fred Fisher 
Jose Flores 
Edwin E. Fuchs 
Benton M. Freeman 
Oscar Fults 
Jason D. Gammill 
William C. Garsee 
Charlie L. Glanton 
Seth B. Gray 
Edward Green 
Floyd P. Green 
Robert E. Griffen 
Charlie L. Harris 
Edwin F. Harrison 
John E. Hill 
Albert L. Henley 
James C. Hickey 
Roy Hodges 
William H. Hodges 



Thomas W. Hook 
Homer S. Hopkins 
Max James 
NeiU H. Jay 
Herbert E. Johnson 
Dennis R. Jordan 
Ernest D. Jordan 
William C. Johnson 
Robert R. Kapp 
Roy O. Kay 
Carl H. Kelley 
Clyde C. KeUey 
John Ketner 
Josie D. Kinsey 
Fred H. Klenk 
Herman O. Korn 
Harper W. Kloppenburg 
Berthold E. Koenig 
Theodore J. LeRoy 
Jim S. Lavender 
Bert Le%vter 
Owen B. Lloyd 
George T. Lott 
Ygancoi Mancha 
William O. Marshal! 
Stanislaw Matuskv 
Ike McCaffity 
James E. McGee 
Phillip McLeroy 
Otho McMinn 
William E. Medcalf 
Ben Medlin 



John T. Mgebroff 
John T. Mims 
Clyde C. Moore 
Isaac N. Moore 
Willie C. Motl 
Walter Nesloney 
Oran Nicholson 
Phines S. Oliver 
Bob Overand 
Augustin Padilla 
Willie J. Patterson 
Norman Pederson 
Marvin Phy 
Hugo A. Piske 
Floyd M. Rafferty 
Joseph I. Rainwater 
Bib Reeves 
Goth C. Reichle 
Charhe L. Reynolds 
William S. Rich 
Richard Riley 
Buster Ring 
Macedonia Roderiquez 
Cannon E. Rowe 
Newt P. Rutledge 
James Scalf 
Fred P. Shafferkoeter 
Joe M. Shilling 
Edgar Schmidt 
Willie L. Sewell 
Odie G. Shenks 
Otto L. Shoemaker 



Frank Sieger 
John Sinke 
Joe Sisa 
Cassie Smith 
William Smith 
Edwin L. Stalmach 
William Stott, Jr. 
Robert Stott 
Fredthoff Strom 
Jesse F. Strong 
Francis M. Taylor 
Harman J. Taylor 
Hobart Taylor 
Otto Tegeler 
James H. Teague 
Albert C. Templeton 
John V. Teutsch 
Hays Venable 
Ercel T. Warren 
John C. Wasson 
John T. Weeks 
Mac B. Welch 
Tim West 
William O. West 
Charlie M. Wiggins 
Jesse J. Wilkenson 
Fred L. Wurzbach 
Daniel Zarillo 
Oswald E. Zieschang 
Sabas Zuniga 



SUPPLY COMPANY, 85th INFANTRY 



Continued from page 92 



Wagoners 
John H. King 
Manley T. Kirby 
Robert F. Kizziar 
Willie Lampe 
Walter J. Leschper 
Walter G. Locklier 
Samuel A. Lawton 
William H. Lusk 
John F. Manning 
Henr>' E. Medford 
Robert Marek 
William B. Massey 
Jewell K. McMillan 
Walter J. Nowell 
James J. Ott 
Pies. Parker 
Steve T. Pruett 
Elmer Patton 
Pete Ponds 
Archie L. Purser 
Paul B. Quillian 



Calvin R. Reid 
Herbert Rom pel 
Ben W. Regner 
Sidney M. Stinson 
William C. Stokes 
Maynard Sampler 
Coleman Y. Slaton 
Edwin Stephens 
Jesse D. Taylor 
Clyde O. Thrower 
James .\. Tolbert 
John H. O. Truede 
Cody H. Tucker 
Ben F. Tallant 
Roy A. Upton 
Dan. Wilpitz 
Nathan D. Winnett 
Richard Williams 
Everett WiLson 
Leon C. Wi.x 
Marron T. Yancev 



Privates — First Class 
Thomas J. Buchanan 
John Case 
Joseph Corey 
Marion Green 
Charles H. Haire 
Joe L. Jolly 
Sanders S. Pace 
Roy Sturde\ant 
Robert Schuenemann 
Herbert Thuesen 
Privates 
Irvon M. Atherton 
E. R. Brasher 
Harry Brown " 
Frank M. Barton 
Harold Bellows 
Lewis W. Barger 
Thea L. Bradshaw 
George \V. Davis 
John Flores 



Standlee AL Gameson 

Steven Isdal 

Monroe Livesay 

Fred ilartin 

Ernest G. Meyer 

Henr\- G. ilcGowen 

Joseph B. McCartney 

Louie Poli 

John E. Rudolph 

Charlie T. Ramthum 

Jim Smith 

Clyde B. Sweetman 

Alfred .\. Schrimscher 

Grover Shanks 

Jones R. Stanlev 

Arthur T. Self ' 

Rufus F. Taylor 

Privates — Ordnance Detachment 

John F. Donovan 

Alfred Fischer 

Raymond H. Kirschner 

George T. Reidv 



COMPANY "F," 35th INFANTRY 
Continued from page 1^4 



Corporals 
Earl R. Roubidoux 
Edward P. Pelate 
Aaron Hall 
Homer Williams 

Cooks 
John B. McMunn 
Edward W. Rickey 
Frank W. Simpson 
Stephen Laskowski 

Mechanics 
George Hunter 
Paul Riggs 
Bert Rhodes 
Samuel S. Myers 

Buglers 
James L. Hoffman 
John Szura 

Privates — First Class 
Nicholas Adamopolous 
Gust P. Bassas 



Otto Braza 

Stuart G. Cavell 
Albert F. Daiker 
Erail G. Dalluege 
Grel Denes 
Herman C. Fivash 
Helmuth C. Frahm 
William Fraunhofer 
John E. Gehrke 
John W. Glesener 
Benjamin E. Johnson 
Hans B. Johnson 
Joseph Johnson 
McKinley Johnson 
Arthur E. Johnston 
Charles N. Joyner 
Joseph Kirsvnuski 
George A. Klockziem 
Charles Kelena 
William Knop. Jr. 
George A. Kunz 
Ludwik Lagud 



Elmer T. Land 
Cecil C. Leathers 
Paul Leedom . 
Clarence B. Lewis 
William Love 
.Wex. Magowski 
Loney Martinez 
Frank Michalski 
John E. ilooney 
Gust Mercuris 
Prokopii Owseichik 
John Paris 
.\rthur D. Pratt 
Harrj' .\. Prowell 
George Rae 
Frank C. Roberts 
Stefan Sachanko 
George F. Sawtell 
Adam Scazny 
Henry F. Schwass 
William Sewell 
Harry B. Shugart 



Dave F. Yenosdell 
.\ndy Zdillae 

Privates 

Joseph Bernstein 
Ashley H. Doak 
Joseph Eurich 
Peter A. Franzen 
Lewis V. Hart 
Olie Henderson 
Jess C. Hurlburt 
Edward W. Jeppe 
Joseph Kozma 
Fred R. Krause 
Joseph Kuczmarski 
.\lbert Ladwig 
Louis F. Lohse 
John McCarthy 
Silvio Milani 
Boyd MundeU 
Curtis C. Newman 
.\lbert W. Xolting 



John Paraskevopolous 
Hobert W. Pestle 
Ben H. Phillips 
Tony Pliewik 
John Polcynski 
John Pugel 
Elwood J. Pacicot 
Bohumil Routa 
Roy W. Shaul 
George F. Shyer 
Thomas J. Slinger 
Earl A. Smith 
George B. Smith 
Jakub Staruck 
Edward F. Stiller 
James J. Svihla 
Frank Terselich 
Joseph W. Williams 
Harvey H. Williamson 
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1st' Lieut. Joseph J. Kavanagh 
1st Lieut. Roland R. Cross 



BOARD OF REVIEW 

Left to right 
Captain Harry D. Wiley, 

President of Board 
Captain A. B. Middle ton 



1st Lieut. L. A. Bingaman 
Captain John S. Turner 




MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD, MUSTERING OUT STATION 



First row, left to right 
1st Lieut. Robert H. Howard 
Captain F. W. Sorell 
Captain H. C. Creveling 
Major Edward Bailey 
Captain O. V. Schroeter 
Captain S. D. Whiting 
Captain 0. H. Fitzgerald 



Second row 
1st Lieut. Jacob Ader 
1st Lieut. Ralph Lovelady 
1st Lieut. J. F. Traxler 
Captain A. W. Gifford 
1st Lieut. M. I. Stein 
1st Lieut. Herman B. Seebold 



Third row 
1st Lieut. John W. Baldwin 
1st Lieut. P. L. Hays 
1st Lieut. William J. Baker 
Captain F. F. Finney 



Fourth row 
1st Lieut. H. G. Hcrschle 
1st Lieut. L. M. Bush 
1st Lieut. Eugene Calvelli 
1st Lieut. D. H. Nisbet 
1st Lieut. S. W. Reeves 



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William R. Abel 
Celestine Amoral 
James S. Armstrong 
Omer C. Arnold 
Henson Atkinson 
Jesse L. Bailey 
Thomas C. Baldwin 
Floyd F. Ballard 
Emmet O. Bammel 
Charles O. Baxter 
Eugene O. Beaver 
Emil F. Beck 
Charlie Beinhauer 
Jacob L. Benson 
Jefferson C. Benson 
Fred J. Berger 
Tommie M. Best 
Heno' B. Biles 
Edward Bilkasky 
Jesse Bischop 
Luther D. Bivins 
Elon G. Blakey 
Alexander Borch 
Herbert R. Bocock 
Sydney J. Bodine . 
Frank Boehle 
Joseph V. Boemer 
Milvern Bolton 
Clifton Boss 
Frank Boutellier 
Martin F. Boze 
Charlie Brinkraeyer 
Dewitt T. Bristown 



Lemoard E. Brinson 
Jason C. Brown 
Robert B. Brown 
John Buliach 
Herman E. Burbrink 
Otis L. Burdine 
Walter R. Burks 
Paul Butler 
Joseph P. Caffey 
Thomas H. Campbell 
Earl E. Campbell 
Joe H. Canfield 
Raymond R. Caperton 
John R. Carlson 
Corinto Carmignani 
Claby Carrol 
Levi Carruth 
Yee Bey Chee 
Victor C. Clarke 
Walter N. Clarkson 
Joseph E. Cockerham 
James L. Cockran 
Amos J. Cogdill 
Walter E. Colbum 
Charles M. Collier 
Marion H. Collier 
Grant Collins 
Henr\- Collins 
Harvey A. Colvin 
Claud L. Cook 
Ramon Cortez 
John H. Craig 
Archie Crane 



Rue D. Crawford 
Marion E. Crume 
David C. Dalton 
Siebert Damm 
John S. Davidson 
Charles F. Da\'is 
James E. Davis 
John A. Debus 
Ralph Deguardi 
Guido DelPapa 
John J. Denneny 
Warren P. Dieferderfer 
Edward Dirks 
Robert A. Dixon 
Owen W. Dorien 
Earl F. Duckworth 
Bruce B. Duncan 
Robert V. Duncan 
George M. Dunn 
Edmond Dunwoody 
Owen A. Dutton 
George R. Dyer 
Carl D. Earle 
Elbert Edwards 
John Exconomindis 
Lee S. Estes 
Jesse J. Farris 
Gilbert Fischer 
Toney Fischer 
Earl D. Fisher 
Lee F. Flake 
John R. Fleming 
Henr>' E. Flenner 



Willis Floyd 
Lewis H. Foley 
H. M. Forste 
Edgar Franks 
Grady Fuller 
Charles Galbaby 
Sylvester Gandet 
Gus Gandre 
Ignacio P. Garcia 
Leopoldo Garcia 
Wladyslaw Gawrj^lczyk 
Bernhardt L. Geldmeier 
Chailey Gessman 
Virgil L. Gilbert 
Lester Gill 
Henr>' H. Gimdt 
George W. Glunt 
Otto Goldapp 
Orville E. Golding 
Louis A. Goldstein 
George Gonter 
James C. Goodwin 
Michael Gotch 
Oliver W. Gott 
Josh Graham 
James G. Grantham 
Art Gray 
Orland O. Green 
Ray Green 
Ben J. Greving 
Alvro E. Griffin 
Lee Griffin 
Robert T. Guthrie 



Nathan Handelman 
John C. Hard>Tues 
Robert R. Harris 
James W. Harr>-aman 
Ernest Hartfield 
Mathew C. Hartley 
Roland K. Harvey 
Benjamin W. Hawthorn 
Edward V. Hayes 
Lee Helton 
Francis Henderson 
Rufus C. Henson 
Elmer C. Herbkersman 
John J. Herbst 
George R. Herbin 
Lem Herring 
William F. Herron 
Bernard J. Higgins 
Hallie E. Hill 
Luther G. Hilliard 
John W. Honea 
Martin F. Housch 
Clarence J. House 
Justin Howard 
Ernest B. Howell 
John A. Hubbert 
.Alfred W. Hudson 
Horace A. Hunt 
Floid P. Ivey 
Elert H. Jacobson 
Mose Jacobstein 
Albert Jangel 
Emil L. Janisch 




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John T. Jenkins 
Ford C. Jewel! 
Bruno R. Johns 
Charles H. Johnson 
Clyde C. Johnson 
Glenn G. Johnson 
Robert T. Johnson 
Roy D. Johnson 
Arthur Joiner 
Ennis R. Jones 
Lionel Jones 
Thomas Jones 
William O. Jones 
Weslie E. Josiassen 
Frank Juarez 
Alfred G. Kahn 
Henry Kaufman 



Stanley Kayden 
Bryan Kear 
Arthur R. Kellv 
Albert S. Kendall 
Alexander S. Kendrick 
Henry Kerchofs 
Edgar J. Kinard 
Oscar C. King 
Frederick W. Kitcher 
John Klimowski 
Oscar F. Knauth 
Roy F. Knowles 
Carl F. Koehler 
Frank Koncel 
Joseph Kontz 
William Kopta 
Ben J. Kosug 



John H. Kotrla 
Louis Krenz 
Joseph W. Kuerschen 
Edwin A. Lambrecht 
James J. Lanier 
Otto R. Lankford 
George V. Leber 
Fred Lehde 
Herman Lendway 
Anthonv Leonelli 
Elbert A. Lesly 
James R. Lewis 
Alejandro Lichtenberger 
Frank H. Lidgett 
Melvin Litten 
Charles Long 
Reagan Long 



John Lontos 
Frank J. Lopez 
Leonard L. Lowrence 
John W. Loven 
Cornelius Lynch 
Lloyd L. Lynch 
Edward A. Lyon 
Roscoe C. Mack 
Charles R. Mackey 
John J. MacVoy 
James A. Maddux 
Roy A. Magnuson 
Rube W. Marler 
Claud H. Martin 
Fred A. Martin 
John W. Martin 
Julian Martin 



Lester B. Martin 
Ollie Mattingly 
Horace Maxwell 
James A. Maxwell 
J. Carlton McAfee 
Robert C. McCauley 
Fred C. McCleUan 
Roy McClendon 
Lawrence McCombs 
George B. McCormick 
Oliver A. McCormick 
James F. McCowen 
Walter A. McCreary 
Arthur N. McCuen 
Carl N. McDaniel 
Claudie G. McDonald 
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1st Lieut. Charles O. Huger 



FIRE TRUCK AND HOSE COMPANY No. 315 
2nd Lieut. Joseph L. Hogan Quartermaster Sergeant John M. Cross, Chief Engineer 



Sergeants — First Class 

Fred Harvey 
Claud A. Hart 
Louis H. Heacock 
Thomas A. AVorrell 
Walter D. Marshall 

Sergeants 

William L. Newhouse 
Henry M. Toudouze 
Bias M. Quintero 
Sidney B. Walraven 
John D. Rizzo 



Privates — First Class 

Willie F. Basham 
Paul S. Graham 
Euell E. Geen 
Tillman C. Nichols 
George C. Thomas 
Arthur J. Carney 
Jesse Kelley 
Floyd C. Francisco 
John N. Richardson 

Privates 
Alex K. Abramson 



Tony Amico 
Lee R. Anderson 
Rufus S. Anderson 
John M. Baker 
James B. Beck 
Charles O. Benson 
John Bernard 
Tom W. Brown 
Harold R. Parr 
Oscar G. Bunger 
Thomas Y. Butler 
James M. Canter 
Joseph Cashion 
Thomas W. Duffel 



J. B. Francis, Jr. 
John J. Donohue 
William O. Good 
Paul Farris 
.\rchie Graham 
James R. London 
Homer A. ^lahan 
Roy D. Martin 
George B. Mayfield 
James R. McClure 
Robert W. Mcllvain 
Wallace V. McMorries 
William H. Overturf 
Edward L. Bvers 



Victor H. Peterson 
James A. Rea 
Arthur L. Savage 
John W. Scott 
Jim Theodorian 
Don D. Wallen 
Dallas West 
C. T. McMuUen 
Remon B. Lopez 
Charles O. Benson 



THEY HAD THE M. P. BUFFALOED 

Here's the Only Outfit That Could Break the Speed Limit- 
Fire Department 



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CAMP TRAVIS FIRE DEPARTMENT was estab- 
lished July 27, 1917, and consisted of one borrowed 
horse-drawn apparatus from San Antonio. This 
apparatus carried 750 feet of hose. The personnel con- 
sisted of soldiers and civilians employed by the McKenzie 
Construction Co. 

Under the direction of Captain Harry L. Collins, 16oth 
Depot Brigade, the first fire marshal, the Fire Department 
was equipped with six triple combination pumping engines 
and one chemical car. This apparatus is housed in four 
stations in Camp Travis and one station at Remount 
Station No. 2. Captain Collins was succeeded by First 
Lieutenant C. O. Huber, fire marshal, and Second Lieu- 
tenant J. L. Hogan, assistant fire marshal, who are now 
in charge. 

The alarm system terminates in Fire Station No. 1, 
known as headquarters, and alarms are transmitted simul- 
taneously to all other stations by means of a belt line and 
Gamewell fire alarm system. The camp is divided into 
fourteen fire zones, and a running card has been provided 
indicating what apparatus will respond to fires within a 
certain zone on first and second alarms. 

Instruction is given to the men by efficient instructors 
who have held responsible positions with fire departments 
of cities having most modern fire equipment. This instruc- 
tion includes hose and ladder practice, carrying lines with 
and without water pressure, up fire ladders or stairways. 
Test runs are made at night and fire conditions are assim- 
ilated as nearly as possible. Comments and criticisms 
are made on these runs, and drivers instructed as to short- 



est routes to take to reach certain points, avoiding sharp 
turns. Crews are permitted to go sight-seeing frequently 
for the purpose of famiUarizing themselves with the loca- 
tion of water plugs, streets, etc. 

In addition to fire fighting, firemen are required to act 
as inspectors of the various fire appliances distributed 
throughout the camp. Appliances in barracks and quarters 
are inspected weekly by firemen of the different stations; 
warehouses are inspected daily by non-commissioned 
officers, and weekly by the fire marshal or his assistant. 
It is this careful fire prevention work that has helped 
materially to reduce fires in this camp to a mini- 
mum. 

In addition to the motor fire apparatus there are located 
in the different zones tliirty-six hose reels, fully equipped, 
which are manned by the organizations occupying the 
buildings near which they are located. Hand-drawn 
chemical engines are also placed near some of the more 
important buildings. Five thousand, five hundred feet 
of two and one-half inch fire hose is carried on the several 
apparatus composing the Camp Travis Fire Department, 
which can be laid into ten lines, each of which will have 
engine pressure. 

In the event of an alarm at night the men can clothe 
themselves and be ready to leave the house within fifteen 
seconds after an alarm is turned in. In one instance, when 
time was taken, a run of several blocks was made and a 
stream of water was playing on the supposed fire one 
minute and thirty seconds after the receiver was first 
taken from a fire alarm telephone nearby. 



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SCHOOL FOR BAKERS AND COOKS 
Continued from page 297 



Sedric E. McEachern 
Lawrence McFarland 
James J. ilcGivney 
Thomas V. McGrath 
(leorge C. McGreev y 
Paul McHenry 
Ross D. Mcllhenny 
Gordon R. McKissack 
Leonard McLemore 
Earl B. McMahen 
James J. McMahen 
Albert S. McMickle 
James R. Mearham 
Charles G. Meyers 
Joseph A. Mitchell 
William V. Mitchell 
Joe T. Moore 
Ivan H. Morris 
Gordon M. Morrison 
Edward S. Morrow 
Lee Moseley 
Elbert Mullin 
Elbert A. Munger 
Walter W. Murray 
Adolph J. Myers 
Joe F. Mynar 
Cleveland Xayer 
Bernard O. Newmann 
Ramon Novak 
Joseph O'Donnell 
John T. Ofzcarzak 
Andrew G. O'Leary 
Bernard Olshanski 
Dan O'Meara 
Pedro Ortega 
William V. Osborne 
John W. Otto 
Ira M. Owens 
Samuel M. Pack 
Louis Pallaye 
Ordin \ . Parker 



Ralph E. Parnell 
Omer Paschall 
Irl Paswater 
Thomas Patronelli 
Lamar Paul 
Walter Peters 
James E. Phillips 
Oscar W. Phillips 
Americo Puerotti 
Wm. E. Polster 
Little O. Porter 
Charles E. Price 
Fred Price 
Eugene O. Proctor 
Kyle H. Purdy 
Emil H. Quasi 
Richard Ralmondo 
Robert B, Rathbun 
Claud H. Reagan 
George B. Reed 
James W. Richardson 
Charles E. Riehl 
Ernest R. L. Risse 
Oba Roberts 
Wade S. Roberts 
Irwin H. Robinson 
Luther Rochelle 
Percy B. Rogers 
Earl W. Ross 
Oscar L. Rowlett 
Porter F. Rusk 
Joseph Salachna 
James J. Salla\- 
Cleve J. Schacklett 
Kurt T. Scharf 
Joe R. Schley 
Edward W. Schmidt 
Henry P. Schmitt 
Arthur Schnoor 
John Schuck 
William H. Schultz 



Bernhard P. Schulze 
Alvah H. Scott 
Winfred G. Scott 
Mid Seale 
Charles J. Sharman 
Robert E. L. Scheffield 
John T. Shelton 
Thomas J. Shipley 
Leslie Short 
Ernest Simmons 
Brownie A. Sims 
Ernest T. Sims 
Mathew Simon 
Willie L. Slaton 
John W. Slawson 
Bruce M. Smith 
Charles F. Smith 
Elmer J. Smith 
Frank H. Smith 
Hubert R. Smith 
Walter T. Smith 
\'erdon E. Speer 
Perry R. Spicer 
Otis Spikes 
Ernest H. Stanberry 
John J. Stanitis 
Raymond S. Steinbacher 
Tonev Stock 
Kyle'H. Stokes 
Frank Stoklasa 
Ivan W. Stone 
James H, Stout 
Joe N. Strahan 
Charles R. Sturn 
Bryant A. Sullivan 
\'ern C. Suydam 
Gerhard P. Synatschk 
Elgin F. Talley 
Thomas W. Terry 
Charles B. Thomas 
Clay Thomjjson 



Joe A. Thrash 
Bernard H. Thuman 
John W. Tidwell 
Earl O. Tillerson 
George Tribble 
Stanley Tomkiewcz 
Harry Trovarelli 
Robert S. Truesdell 
Charles N. Turner 
Thomas A. Underwood 
John J. Ungrady 
Wm. D. Vass 
David W. Vaughn 
John M. Venker 
Joseph D. Verchereau 
Aloisius Wachter 
Eugene A. Wallen 
Theodore R. Walff 
William H. Walters 
Elmer H. Warden 
Hugh B. Watters 
Albert L. Welch 
Orland W. Wells 
John P. Wenzel 
Joe S. Wheeler 
Charles J. White 
Ernest M. V. W^hite 
John F. Wick 
Theo. O. Wilke 
Billie C. WilUams 
Earl E. Williams 
Edgar Williams 
Ernest J. Williams 
Frank R. Williams 
James A. Williams 
JI. E. WilUams 
Joseph P. Williamson 
Charles Williard 
William A. Willis 
Floyd M. Wilsie 
Joe C. Wilson 



Roy Wilson 
Harry Wiltbanks 
Frank J. Witkowski 
Alexander Wojcik 
Dink W. Wood 
Seth Wood 
Robert H. Wooley 
William M. Wueritz 
Stanley J. Zadwadski 
Adolph Zobal 
Jim 15. Adams 
Howard Bcnefiel 
Emmet R. Bowerman 
O. D. Bell 
Roy J. Block 
.\loin S. Baumbach 
John W. Bigon 
John Cesnovar 
Edgar Rov Cameron 
Fred W. Ebel 
Paul W. Frost 
.\lbert Griffin 
Leonard E. Haug 
John Hacay 
Rymond D. Harris 
Joseph Jarrzynka 
Efford Lawrence 
Ira C. Manire 
John M. Morgan 
Wm. T. Mc.\mis 
Williard H. Purfeerst 
Andres Rodgriguez 
Pearl A. Scott 
George C. Strong 
Arthur A. Steyart 
Oscar B. Smith 
Walter S. Williams 
Cecil C. Williams 
Floyd R. Womack 
Thos. M. Wolverton 



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Sergeants — First Class 

Theodore D. Comman 
John S. Surber 
Clarence E. Gibbs 
Howard P. Halsey 
Verne Breazeale 
David B. Whitehurst 
William L. Bell 
Leslie C. Belden 



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1st Lieut., M.T.C., David A. McGale 

Sergeants 

Joel A. Clark 
Roger B. Davenport 
Michael Mahelsky 
P. Stanley Crocker 
Artemus Driggers 
John A. Bleyer 



Cook 
Elmer G. Adams 

Corporals 
William J. Treahy 
Joseph E. Tremblay 
John Zadejko 
William E. Anderson 
George W. Falk 



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Privates — First Class 

Frank Bowling 
Francis E. Noonan 
George J. Anderson 
Dennis T. Callahan 
Albert J. Cronan 
Milton \V. Dooley 
Lawrence A. Jennings 



Marvin E. Rutherford 
Charles Loeffler 
Louis F. Yates 

Privates 

Loy L. Abernathy 
Rudolph Feyrer 
Thomas Karr 



Fred W. Langerhans 
Arthur B. Youngs 



Men on Special Duty 

Henry A. Brewster 
Jim H. Deberry 



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General Johnston commanded the famous Texas Brigade of the 90th Division, composed of th; 359th and 360th Infantry 
and the 345th Machine Gun Battalion. The men of these units upheld the best fighting traditions of the Lone Star State 



THEY HELPED ROUT AUTOCRACY 

Ninetieth Division Overcame Great Handicaps and Made Raw Rookies into 

Soldiers Feared by Huns 



IT was in early September of 1917 that long trains 
began to empty crowds of civilians into the partially 
completed Camp Travis. There were farmer boys 
from Texas and Oklahoma, dazed by the rapidity with 
which the selective draft had taken them from their homes 
to make them soldiers of the republic. There were round- 
shouldered, pale-faced young men from the stores and 
offices of the cities. They huddled together and wondered 
what was coming ne.xt. 

It was in late May and early June of 1918 that columns 
of erect, well-trained yoimg soldiers silently boarded once 
more the long lines of trains. There were no pale faces, 
no round shoulders. Each man was in the pink of phy- 
sical condition. There was nothing of uncertainty in their 
faces. These men knew that they were embarking on the 
first stage of a journey which they hoped would end in 
Berlin. They were stern-faced. They had a job to do 
and they knew how to do it. 

That in brief is the history of the Ninetieth Division, a 
division which was in the last grip with the forces of autoc- 
racy, a division which left its dead on many Argonne 
fields under the little white crosses; a division which fought 
with veteran brilliancy until that November day when the 
order came to cease fire. 

There was the usual confusion in the beginning of the 
trainings but there was no failure in achieving the desired 
result. The men of Texas and Oklahoma, called to service 
under the President's proclamation, were crude at first; 
but when they left Camp Travis in the first flush of the 
summer they were as perfectly trained as any division 
that ever left an American camp. 

Results began to show early. Major General Henry T. 
Allen, commander of the division, had a staff which the 
War Department had selected with care. Problems of 



training were quickly solved and programs of work put 
into effect. After less than a month of the first rudiments 
of military training the 360th Regiment went on a six- 
mile hike without having a man drop out. The farmer 
boys, the clerks, the mechanics were learning the business 
of soldiering rapidly. Col. C. H. Conrad, Jr., who was in 
command of that hike, had only words of praise for the 
men who, but four weeks before, had been going about 
their civilian business, not knowing squads east from 
squads west. 

Just four weeks from the time the first of the Ninetieth's 
men came into the wilderness which Stone and Webster 
men were pounding into a cantonment, 2,000 men were 
reviewed by Major General Allen. They were of the 
360th, a regiment that was to later fire some of the many 
"last shots" into the retreating Huns. General Allen, at 
that early date, expressed his faith in his men and his 
opinion that the division would make history, just as the 
fathers and grandfathers of the Texans and Oklahomans 
had made history in previous wars. 

It was not until October 14 that the Ninetieth's men 
really began to feel that they were real soldiers. On that 
day 550 rifles of the 1917 model came to Camp Travis. 
Previous work had been done with the wooden guns so 
much in vogue in the early days of America's entry into 
the war. But the men who had used wooden guns soon 
learned to use the genuine weapwn. Piles of dead Huns 
in the Argonne testify to that fact. 

Work was intensive. Over in Fort Worth the National 
Guardsmen were being trained in the Thirty-sixth Di- 
vision. They had the advantage of long months on the 
border in 1916. The Ninetieth had to go some to over- 
come that handicap but in the end they won out. The 
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having "last final grand reviews" on Fort Worth's dusty 
streets. Pluck and perseverance showed what the National 
Army could do. 

Texas, the state which was once a republic holding 
against Mexico a long stretch of valuable frontier, a state 
whose history has been written in the blood of those 
martyrs to liberty, Crockett, Bowie and Travis, a state 
which defied the efforts of German junkers to colonize 
within its boundaries, gave to the Ninetieth the famous 
Texas Brigade, commanded by Brig. Gen. W. H. Johnston. 
This consisted of the 359th and 360th Infantry and the 
345th Machine Gun Company. How well it upheld the 
fighting traditions of Texas another historian will tell when 
the peace treaty is signed and the world war is ended. 
Fragments of press dispatches indicate that it will add 
another chapter to the glorious history of the Lone Star 
State. In this brigade were none but Texas men and 
Texas officers. 

The Ninetieth Division had hardships of which the men 
of the Eighteenth knew nothing. When the Camp 
Travis pioneer troops arrived the cantonment was not 
completed. There was a lack of many of the comforts to 
which the Eighteenth's men have always been accustomed. 
It was not until November that W. N. Patten gave the 
final pay checks to the Stone & Webster men and the 
Camp Travis of to-day was finally completed. 

Back home the soldiers left anxious loved ones. The 
whole idea of an army on a selective service basis was so 
new that many relatives of the men had fears and worries 
which were agitated by Hun propagandists. The new 
soldiers, caught in the whirl of military activities, were not 
as diUgent letter writers as they might have been. To 
tell the people of Texas and Oklahoma just how things 
were going in camp, how well the boys were being fed and 
cared for, how they amused themselves in their leisure 
hours and how they were being rounded out into fearless 
and physically fit American soldiers was the duty of the 



publicity bureau of the camp and so on November 13 the 
news bureau was established and clever articles went back 
to the home-town papers. It was a morale measure which 
proved a tremendous success. 

In the early days of the division's training there was no 
place for the visitors to camp to see their soldier kinsmen 
except in the barracks or at the Y. M. C. A. buildings, 
which at that time were not numerous. It meant much 
to the soldiers to have the Hostess House open on No- 
vember 18, 1917. It brought the touch of home so needed 
in the city of unpainted barracks and Texas mud. 

It was on November 20 that the men of the division 
first went into the trenches. Major George Grunert had 
worked out an intricate trench system and the Ninetieth's 
soldiers soon were learning to go over the top with the 
pep and momentum they had shown in their previous 
military training. 

Many of the men now in France if asked to name the 
greatest day in the division's history, prior to the battle 
period, would say Thanksgiving Day, 1917, for it was on 
that memorable occasion that the aviators from Kelly 
Field, who had counted on a sweeping football victory 
over the doughboys, went down to bitter defeat before a 
crowd of 20,000 spectators in the Camp Travis stadium. 
The score was twelve to seven and the team of the Nine- 
tieth included: Madden, Tuck, Diller, Dittmar, Lane, 
Simpson, Hart, Puett, Grigg, Dotson and Prendergast. 

Among the Oklahomans in the Ninetieth's ranks were 
several thousand Indians. Chiefs of tribes, many of them 
millionaires by reason of large oil holdings, became $30- 
a-month men and quickly adapted themselves to the white 
man's system of military training. 

Late in May tearful girls — for the division's men could 
love like they could fight — wiped their eyes as jitneys 
brought them back to San Antonio from farewells. Out 
in the darkness the "rebel yell" could be heard as the 
trains pulled out. The Ninetieth was going away. 



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BATTLE HISTORY OF THE NINETIETH DIVISION 

Texas Fighting Traditions Were Brilliantly Upheld by Soldiers 

Who Trained at Travis 

By BRIGADIER GENERAL J. P. O'NEIL, Commanding 90th Division 

Editor's Note: This battle history of the Ninetieth Division is the first complete account of its 
engagements to be published. It is prepared e.-pecially for "Camp Travis and its Part in the 
World War" by Brigadier General J. P. O'Neil, who took command of the division when Major 
General Henry T. Allen was placed in command of the Eighth Army Corps. The brevity of the story 
does not lessen its significance, nor do the unadorned phrases hide the great achievements with 
which they deal. This is enough for Texas and Oklahoma: "The Ninetieth Division never with- 
drew from a foot of ground it had been ordered to hold. It fulfilled every mission assigned in 
less than the time allotted." There is the whole story of the Ninetieth. Volumes could not em- 
bellish that record. 



Division sailed 
The majority, 



CERTAIN units of the Ninetieth 
direct from New York to France, 
however, passed through England. On arrival the 
165th Field Artillery Brigade was sent to the artillery 
training area near Bordeaux. The remainder of the 
division was concentrated in training area No. 14 
with headquarters at Aignay-le-Duc, a 
picturesque village near Dijon. Here 
the troops underwent six weeks of 
training under supervision of experts from 
General Headquarters, assisted by officers 
of the French Army, who praised our men 
highly for their ardor and skill. From 
the training area the di\'ision moved to 
the vicinity of Toul, where it relieved the 
First Division, its sector extending from 
Pont-a-Mousson westward to Limey. 
Preparations for the St. Mihiel drive 
had already begun. The sector by day 
seemed deserted, but at night patrols 
pushed into No-Man's-Land cleaning 
abandoned trenches and cutting wire, 
while in rear every road was crowded 
with trucks, gims, men and tanks moving 
to position. At 5 a. m., September 
12th, after an artillery preparation of 
four hours, the division assaulted. By 
2 p. m. all objectives had been reached, 
in spite of steep ravines, dense wood, 
barbed wire, steel nets, concrete trenches, 
and machine guns. At one point the 
infantry was held, but fire delivered by 
the 153rd Field Artillery Brigade broke 
the resistance. 

During the night of September 12th and 13th, the 
infantry exploited the success. One battalion in Bois 
Venchere encountered two regiments of hostile infantry. 
A hand-to-hand struggle ensued in which the enemy was 
routed. 

On the 14th, the Norroy quarries and Bois de Pretre 
were carried, and on following day the advance continued 
till the Hindenburg line was reached. On the 23rd, a 
raiding party penetrated that line, a feat accomplished, 
it is believed, by only one other division during the St. 
Mihiel operations. Throughout the advance and the. en- 
suing period of reorganization, the enemy from positions 



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J. P. O'NEIL, 
Brigadier General 



east of the Moselle maintained a heavy and continuous 
fire, which not only enfiladed our positions, but came 
diagonally from the rear. 

On October 10th the Ninetieth Division was reUeved 
by the Seventh Division, and immediately embussed for 
the Verdun sector. Before the last elements arrived 
there it moved forward as reserve 
of the Third Corps. On the night of 
October 21st and 22nd, the division 
reUeved the Fifth Division in Bois des 
Rappes. At 3 p.m., October 23rd, ad- 
vancing in the midst of a tremendous 
artillery duel, it took and held the 
towns of Bantheville and Bourrut and 
the high grounds northwest of them. 
During the next week the division im- 
proved its pMDsition, reaching the Banthe- 
\'ille-Aincreville road and holding it 
despite the hostile artillery fire which 
veterans of Cantigny and Soissons state 
was during this period the most terrific 
they had ever experienced. 

On November 1st at 5.30 a.m., after 
two hours of artillery preparations, the 
di\ision again assaulted, encountering 
the bes.t divisions of the German army. 
The fighting was desperate, the hostile ar- 
tillerymen firing over open sights till sur- 
rotmded. Our infantry was splendidly 
supported by seventy-fives of the 155th 
Field Artillery Brigade. 

When the infantry was held, batteries 
galloped forward under machine gun 
fire, and in spite of losses literally blew 
the hostile positions off the map. By 9 p.m. the entire 
Freya line, including Hill 243 and the town of Villers- 
devant-Dun, had been taken. The division pressed the 
pursuit, reaching the Meuse on November 3rd and taking 
Wisepf)e on November 5th. 

On November 9th it crossed the river, and after a night 
march of twenty kilometers again attacked. By 4 p.m., 
November 10th, Baalon was taken, and our troops were 
fighting in Stenay from which the enemy were driven 
during the night. The average advance made by the 
division at St. Mihiel was six kilometers, and at Verdun 
twenty-two kilometers. 



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Presentation of Colors to Texas Brigade of 90th Division 



The division was under fire from August 20th to No- 
vember 11th with the exception of seven days occupied in 
changing sector — seventy-five days without relief. During 
that time it went over the top in two major offensives and 
seven minor operations, not counting the exploitations 
and pursuits, and was still advancing when halted by the 
armistice. 

The division captured 25 pieces of heavy artillery, 36 
trench mortars, 122 light machine guns, 72 heavy machine 
gims, 903 rifles, and immense quantities of ammunition 
and stores. It also took prisoners, 32 officers and 1844 
men. 

Casualties amounted to 37 oflScers and 1042 men killed ; 
62 officers and 1257 men seriously wounded; 123 officers 
and 4671 men slightly wounded; 81 officers and 2094 men 
gassed, and 7 officers and 236 men missing. Of the gassed 
there were 17 deaths, and 1204 were evacuated. 

The Ninetieth Division never withdrew from a foot of 
groimd it had been ordered to hold. It fulfilled every 
mission assigned in less than the time allotted. It has 
had less than half a dozen battle stragglers charged against 



its record. Not only did it gain the objectives in every 
operation in which it took part, but it never failed to reach 
and pass the exploitation line. At the conclusion of the 
armistice the Ninetieth Division was assigned with the 
Eighty-ninth, its comrade throughout the campaign, to 
the Seventh Corps of the Third Army. 

As part of the Seventh Corps, the division marched from 
Stenay across Luxemburg to Rhenish Prussia. The Sev- 
enth Corps having been designated as reserve of the Third 
Army, the Ninetieth Division shortly before Christmas 
settled into winter quarters along the Moselle River in the 
vicinity of Berncastel, where it was rejoined by the 165th 
Field Artillery Brigade. 

From mobilization to the close of the campaign the 
division was commanded by Major General Henry T. 
Allen. 

Shortly after the conclusion of the armistice General 
Allen was assigned to command the Eighth Army Corps. 
Command of the division then passed to Brigadier General 
J. P. O'Neil, who continued in command during the march 
into Germany, as part of the army of occupation. 








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COMPANY "F," 218th ENGINEERS 

Continued from page S06 



Lester E. Biddle 
Ludwig Blume 
William H. Bodine 
Charles W. Brice 
Rajinond J. Cassell 
Frederick C. Champignon 
\'incenzo Cippolone 
John L. Clementz 
Jacob Deckman 
John W. Detrick 
Anthony J. Dietrich 
Raymond E. Dorr 
Joseph R. Forgue 



Matt Gastrom 
William Glatstein 
Julius Grossman 
Lester J. Grover 
William R. Grover 
John L. Guthrie 
Clifford C. Hansen 
John J. Halaszek 
Frank Hennick 
James W. Hopper 
Hiram G. Hunter 
Ra>Tnond Lee 
Arthur W. Lenihan 



Fiore Martella 
Henr>- Mason 
Frank Mateer 
Frank Miskieloric 
Charles R. Moranville 
Charles Parliament 
Robert E. Pearson 
Alfonso Piano 
William Louis Powell 
Robert J. Power 
William G. Pruitt 
Jasper H. Purcell 
Benjamin Rappelyea 



Paul H. Raymond 
Oscar Swabinger 
Manuel Shelton 
Ernest E. Strosnider 
Harvey Taylor 
Oscar Thirkildsen 
John J. Thompson 
Patrick Tighe 
Paoli Viola 
Robert A. Walker 
Adren Westbrook 
William Lee Wilson 



Sergeant — First Class 
John A. Phillips, Jr. 

Sergeants 
Luther Duncan 
Sherman W. Flowers 
Karl G. Greiner 
Stone Steele 
Clovis B. Willingham 

Corporals 
Charles A. Doss 



18th SANITARY TRAIN 
Continued from page $17 

AMBULANCE COMPANY No. 271 
1st Lieut. Ross E. Pridgen, M.C., Commanding 
1st Lieut. John Dimon, M.C. 1st Lieut. W^illiam E. Lyon, M.C. 



Mathias P. Hirt 
Thomas C. Grogan 
John E. HoUiway 
Joseph R. M. Paxron 

Cooks 
Sam S. Taylor 
Jack C. Shipman 

Mechanic 
Watts Taylor 

Privates — First Class 
Ross V. Fomby 



James E. Lapthorn 
Ralph E. Martin 
William Monahan 
Samuel E. Nelson 
Luther L. Orrell 
Thomas J. Smith 
Manuel Valencia 
Charles R. Woodcock 

Privates 
Richard W. Brasch 
Ott Clark 
Perfetto Crespin 



Eddie Cross 
Luther T. Uooley 
Christian S. Halderman 
Elmer E. Hawk 
Harry Herrmann 
W'illiam O. Hockman 
Charles M. Lowriraore 
John Matranga 
Glenn C. Phelps 
Leonard \. Pratt 
Floyd J. Price 
Jason Robinson 



Bacillo Sella 
James R. Stewart 
Alberto Tognetti 
George L. Wade 
.\ce Weaver 
George E. Wiltse 
Charles W. Yerkes 
Frank J. Ladman 
Arthur S. Moore 



AMBULANCE COMP.\NY No. 272 



Sergeants 

Jim'H. Barrett 
Charles L. Halstead 
.\lbert F. Ott 
Louis H. Stephenson 
Ernest C. Gallagher 

Corporals 
John L. Holly 
George T. Kinner 

Cook 
Llovd L. Smith 



1st Lieut. Clyde M. Speck, M.C. 
1st Lieut. Oscar O. Meredith, M.C. 



Mechanic 
Fred H. Patterson 

Privates — First Class 
Marion E. Davis 
Edward Gisch 
Virgil W. Hamilton 
Sylvester .\. Pledger 
Calvin F. Shewbridge 

Privates 
Otto Bemdt 
Sidney J. Dobbs 



Osa W. Ford 
Brj-an George 
John J. Hassett 
Leslie E. Hite 
Joseph W. Lang 
Homer K. Lemlev 
Will J. Meyer 
Joseph Nedlock 
Herman B. Schuetze 
WilUam P. Tobin 
W'illiam Wedel 
Harry Montgomery 



1st Lieut. Lucien .\. Ledoux, M.C. 
1st Lieut. Joseph F. McNaught, 

Nickolas B. Knutson 
Samuel N. Gallegos 
WilUam H. Colwell 
Eari L. O'Neill 
Lester Logan 
Wynne N. Hill 
Robert Garcia 
Christopher Goodwin, Jr. 
Peter S. Marshik 
Joseph Sarrica 
Clvde E. Simmons 
Tollie M. Clav 



M.C. 

Harmon W^ Fisher 
Everett George 
Jesse George 
Theodore L. HUdebrand 
George L. Hutchison 
Ma.x W. Martens 
Franklin T. Maj'se 
Benlar Miller 
James S. Poe 
James O. Thompson 
.■\dolph F. Uecker 
Robert B. Williams 



Sergeants 
Leonard Pearson 
Edward E. Dejarlais 
Wade Godown 

Corporab 
Samuel R. Stratton 
William S. Tuttle 



SANITARY SQU.\D No. 103 

Captain Delos L. Van Dine 

Privates — First Class 
Edward H. Eiberger 
Emmett L. Finley 
Edward T. Youngblood 

Privates 
John A. .\skew 
Tronguelino Baca 



Zem E. Boydstun 
Ross C. Conrad 
Ma>-nard E. Dewey 
Benton H. Fuller 
Clarence E. Gartland 
Cecil H. Rinehart 
Frank E. Simon 



Sergeant — First Class 
William H. Curran 

Sergeants 

Frank Brown 
Ray C. .\nderson 



SANITARY SQUAD No. 104 

Captain James W. Conley, Medical Corps 

Corporals Ernest O. Barfield 

WilUamT.Daly ^'^^ii'L'fetLn 

Glenn Dunlap (.j^^^i^^ p Qiosskruetz 

Privates— First Cuss . , Pnjatfs 

Andrew Buchmsky 



Ben. C. Bahr 



Lewis D. Coate 



Joseph E. Cunningham 
Floyd W. Gustine 
John H. Hoslie 
Horace Griggs 
James B. Kibler 
Grady Rosson 
Erich Schmitz 



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W. K. Lloyd 

W. C. Moffett 



SOME CHAPLAINS OF THE 18th DIVISION 
Left to right 
J. P. Thornbury Caesar Phares H. Haywood 



Roy N. Spooner 



M. V. Eusey 



CONSERVATION AND RECLAMATION COMPANY 



Continued from page 281 



John Rokita 
Benjamin M. Ruffner 
Malcolm M. Sample 
George W. Sain 
Pedro Sanchez 
Perry Sanford 
John W. R. Scantlin 
Emas T. Schmidt 
Jonas Schmidt 
Alwin G. Schwab 
Luke Scoma 
John Seibel 



Susane Welch 
Olga Kuhlman 
Mary E. Powers 
Clara Lisch 
Sophia Baxmyer 
Helen Loughi 
Ruth Harris 
Lidia Weiremeyer 
Mary Hail 
Annie E. Walton 
May McGee 
Piccola Settle 
Frances Thompson 
Mary McNeil 
Bertha Calcomb 
Catherine Graham 
Hanna Speagidt 
Evelyn Trotter 
Mary Phueimu 
Gertrude R. Smith 
L. S. Schaffer 
Florence Dilly 
Eugene LeStrourgenon 



Julius Sigel 
Homer J. Sherman 
Earl J. Smith 
Leroy A. Smith 
Charlie Spohn 
Thomas Spruance 
Herbert H. Stautzenberger 
Jesse R Steeley 
William F. Stoldt 
Walter Stoltenberg 
Charlie D. Tassos 
Everett T. Taylor 



William R. Tharp 
Charles E. Tucker 
Luther B. Turner 
Bryan Votaw 
John T. Watkins, Jr. 
Fred H Weber 
Crate F. Weese 
Ralph White 
Charlie G. Wilkins 
Roy L. Williams 
Manuel Yznaga 



Mess Sergeants 

R. C. Peterson 
Louis Pallaye 
Roy Knowles 
James F. McCowen 

Cooks 

Willie Lock 
Seth Wood 
Roy A. Magnuson 



NURSES— BASE HOSPITAL 



Continued 



Elsie H. Wohlfahrt 
Annie E. Huster 
Besta Pender 
Mary Whittier 
Marguert Bready 
Mable H. Humphry 
Katherine Kavanagh 
Mamie Carter 
Justania Verhey 
Lennie J. Sunthers 
Ella Winsell 
Gertrude L. Frank 
Bertha Manor 
Martha Beck 
Iva Daniel 
Mary O. Fisher 
Mary E. Fisher 
Charlotte Douglas 
Nema McShea 
Wilhelmine Lute 
Annie E. Thorj) 
Dorothy E. Hansen 
Marv- C. Becknell 



from page 286 

Frances Berger 
Verna A. Blackley 
Aline Anderson 
Edith Foot 
Edna Woodford 
Louise Sattelee 
Katherine Slockum 
Rose M. Thomas 
Opal Goldsbern.' 
Elizabeth Rees 
Helen Teubner 
Josephine Teubner 
Bessie Curtis 
Johanna McNolIy 
Ina M. Voge 
Virgina Edwards 
Belva Hudson 
Alma Johansen 
Lara Samuel 
Nobie Latta 
Jeneva Ronald 
EUie L. Gardiner 
Lillian M. Mcjimsey 



Lee S. Estes 
Fred Lehde 
John Hacay 
OlUe Mattl'ingly 
C. C. Carroll 
Charles Brinkmeyer 
Stanley Zawadzki 
Michael S. Gotch 
Hubert R. Smith 
James B. Adams 
Leonard E. Haug 



Minnie M. Munsen 
Bessie L. Harris 
Mary B. Clark 
Catherine Hayes 
Lucy M. Groves 
Florence Manser 
Goldie A. Murphv 
Ethel Bard 
Marion Garbarine 
Alva Dinckerson 
Mary Tennery 
Noma Longworth 
Mamie McCarthy 
Maud Berch 
Loretta Wrenwick 
Marguerte McDougal 
Catherine Reildelback 
Alma BuUard 
Willie M. Marvin 
Verne Dunlao 



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THE 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 

Continued from page S30 



they had some little physical defect that disquahfied them, 
but which could easily be remedied if there had been time 
or way. But in the throes of the first organization these 
men were simply discarded and sent home. As they could 
not, however, be given a permanent discharge on such 
grounds, the remedy of sending them back home was only 
temporary, and when the next draft came in these men 
came back again and the whole thing had to be done over. 

But out of the first inadequacy the present excellent 
system has been developed. Now a man is given the 
opportunity of having his defects corrected, he is trained 
in some particular way, or if he is illiterate or has never 
learned the English language, he is taught to read and 
write. The development work, at Camp Travis, of Group 
No. 6, which has the capacity of approximately 4,500 
men, is in three battalions. 

In the Sixteenth Battalion are the orthopedic cases. 
Here men who have flat feet are given shoes that correct 
the defect. Various exercises have been dev-ised to 
strengthening the weak muscles. A man walks up an 
incline on his tip-toes and down on his heels; he walks on 
a little trough contrivance that makes his feet turn in, and 
in this way and others the trouble with his feet is corrected. 

The Seventh Battalion is devoted to special medical 
cases. In the Eighteenth Battalion are the illiterates, the 
post-operatives, the aliens, and alien enemies and the 
conscientious objectors. 

The educational and physical development work are the 
two phases that hold out hope and encouragement. The 
story of the man who wrote the first letter to his wife 



after he had been taught to read and write in the develop- 
ment battalion, is matched by another example of what 
corrective medical work can do. 

The man came in the first draft from East Texas, and 
in his physical examination it was found that he had a bad 
leg and was unfit for service. He was sent home but not 
discharged. With the next draft, back came the man. 
Still nothing had been done to his leg, and still he was unfit 
for service. Again he was sent home, but he still could 
not be discharged. Third draft, back comes the man to 
Camp Travis, bad leg worse and less fit for service than 
ever. This time, however, he was sent to the development 
battalion. There he was turned over to the physicians 
and surgeon, who made a thorough and comprehensive 
study of his case. An operation was decided upon. This 
had now been performed and the man is recovering rapidly 
in the Base Hospital. After three weeks of convalescence, 
these operative cases are brought back to the development 
battalion where they are given the particular physical 
training suited to their needs. The battalion has a com- 
plete and well-equipped gymnasium where all kinds of 
physical upbuilding is carried on. About 2,500 men work 
in that gymnasium daily. North of the buildings is a 
large athletic field, where track meets, base-ball games, 
and various athletic events are held. The regular military 
drills are also carried out by those advanced in training. 
These exercises take up practically the whole of the 
morning. The afternoon is devoted largely to educational 
work, and the day is finished with regimental parade at 
5.45 three afternoons in the week. 




OFFICERS— HEADQUARTERS DE\'ELOPMENT GROUP— 165th DEPOT BRIGADE 

Reading left to right 
Captain Kirkwood Otey Major Joseph T. Roundtree 1st Lieut. W. S. Hunnicut 

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2nd Lieut. R. P. Beird 



CAMP TRAVIS AND THE WORLD WAR 




THEY TRAINED SINGERS, PLAYERS AND FIGHTERS 

Left to right — Front row: Bud Goodwin, athletic director; Johnny Coulon, boxing director 

Top row: Wade Boteler, dramatic director; Carl Venth, band director; Herbert Wall, song leader 

MAKING THOSE IDLE HOURS MERRY 

Commission on Training Camp Activities Develops Soldiers Into 
Singers, Entertainers and Sportsmen 



SOON after the United States was drawn into the world 
war, and the young men of the nation began pouring 
into the training camps by the thousands, leaving 
behind them their homes, families, and all the social rela- 
tionships to which they were accustomed, it became ap- 
parent that some agency must be instituted for the purpose 
of supplying some sort of substitute for these things. Ac- 
cordingly Secretary Baker appointed the War Department 
Commission on Training Camp Activities, which was 
charged with the responsibility of cultivating and conserv- 
ing the manhood and man power of America's fighting 
forces. This work was accomplished by means of a com- 
prehensive program of recreational and educational activi- 
ties. Specialists were sent into all the camps to supervise 
the training of the men in mass singing, athletics, bo.xing 
and hand-to-hand fighting, dramatic entertainment, and 
many other subjects. 

Mass singing has been recognized as one of the strongest 
factors in morale upbuilding. It smooths out the dis- 
agreeable, trying difficulties connected with the training 
grind, and inspires the men in time of danger. General 
Pershing once cabled: "Send me more singing regiments," 
and it has been said many times that the best singing unit 
is generally the best drilling unit. The song leader con- 
ducts mass singing, and trains assistant leaders for each 
military unit. Mr. Herbert Wall, the commission song 
leader for Camp Travis, has done splendid work in de- 
veloping the singing spirit of the men, and has been instru- 
mental in uniting camp and community life by carrying 
on regular sings in San Antonio as well as in the camp. 



As a result of the commission organization, athletics in 
the army supplements military training, besides serving 
as recreation. Mr. Budd Goodwin, camp athletic director, 
was in charge of this work at Camp Travis. Mr. Goodwin 
is famous as an athlete, and his efforts in promoting base- 
ball, football, track competitions, and swimming, brought 
the athletic standards of the camp up to a high 
mark. 

Instruction in boxing and hand-to-hand fighting in 
Camp Travis was organized by Mr. Johnny Coulon, 
former bantam-weight champion of the world, in co- 
operation with Mr. Goodwin. The boxing develops quali- 
ties fundamental for success in bayonet fighting, and the 
hand-to-hand fighting prepares the soldier for the emer- 
gency of becoming disarmed in combat. Entirely apart 
from the gain of technical proficiency, the men so trained 
acquire a large amount of confidence. 

The work of the Department of Dramatic Activities of 
the commission consists in developing the self-entertaining 
possibilities of the men along theatrical lines. The 
dramatic director promoted and assisted in the organization 
of entertainment units within the military units, and 
stood ready to give instruction along dramatic lines to 
soldiers with talent. In Camp Travis this work has been 
carried on by Mr. Wade Boteler, stage-director and 
dramatic educator, formerly associated with the American 
Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York City. Mr. Carl 
Venth, camp band master, worked in conjunction with the 
Camp Singing Director, in arranging regular "sings" and 
special events, both indoor and out. 



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OFFICERS— 18th TRAIN HEADQUARTERS AND MILITARY POLICE 

Left to right 

Major DeForrest W. Morton Captain John M. Hite Major Herbert R. Dean Major E. L. Goar 

Captain Chas. B. Owens Chaplajn Peter M. Curry Lieut. Jas. Mclver 



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LIBEItTV THEATRE 




The "Liberty Theatre," originally known as the Ma- 
jestic Camp Theatre, was erected by the Interstate 
Amusement Company, at a cost of approximately $47,- 
000.00. With a matinee on January 6, 1918, the theatre 
was opened, showing high-class vaudeville. On July 29, 
1918, the building and all equipment was purchased by 
the commission on Training Camp Activities, and the 
name changed to Liberty Theatre. Seating capacity of 
the building is 1963, and it was taxed many times, to 



accommodate the enthusiastic audiences. The playhouse 
was a success from the very beginning, due to the fact 
that the management produced nothing but the best and 
cleanest of amusements. The variety of attractions in- 
cluded vaudeville, musical comedy, stock, feature pictures 
of the highest order, and various large road attractions. An 
important factor in making this and other similar theatres 
a success, was "Smileage." These coupons furnished 
thousands of soldiers with good, wholesome entertainment. 



QUARTERMASTER CORPS DETACHMENT 
Continued from page S80 



Corporals — Continued 
Benjamin F. Owens 
Maurice Dalkowitz 
Max Finkel 
Matthias D. Miller 
Erich P. Haye 
Emil Labroche 
William B. Phelps 
Joseph Rubin 
Andrew Walraven 
WiUiam SchoU 
Charles W. Cleveland 
Charles F. Lovell 
.\bel J. Boerema 
Elmer G. Barker 
George E. Garner 
Alfred L. Cameron 
Cari E. Wright 
Guy S. Nailling 
Herbert Vogelpohl 
Max S. Riglander 
Edwin F. Falvey 

Wagoners 
James Cobb 
Cari D. Merritt 
Ferdinand R. Pursch 

Cooks 
.\rchie M. Closson 
Gurtie O'Neal Trout 
Claud Hunt 

Privates — First Class 
Axel V. .\nderson 
Roman Beaver 
Richard W. CahiU 



Jonathan Corum 
John H. Dahlstrom 
Ralph J. Deane 
Herman Doebbler 
Frank Heron 
Elgin Klaemer 
Joe Prda 
Robert T. PuUen 
-Archie Real 
Fritz W. Stromeyer 
August J. Weilbacher 
Conrad W. Wilke 

Privates 
Tony .-^ngonia 
Ernest Y. Ayers 
Willie Baron 
Leon Batchelor 
Samuel .\. Beane 
Carl S. Beaver 
Herman T. Bridges 
Al\-in L. Brodt 
Ed. C. Burch 
Willie M. Burnett 
Leon Burras 
Bruce E. Cannoy 
Mills A. CoUard 
Leiand S. Cook 
Halbert G. Cooper 
Frank W. Cox 
Mansel F. Crandal 
Field F. Cunningham 
Walter M. Davis 
Harry R. Deringer 
Henrj- C. Doherty 
Grover C. Durham 
WiU Eisfeld 



Raymond W. EUiston 
OUver L. Estes 
Gerald H. Ferguson 
Weldon E. Forester 
John Franke 
August E. Gerlach 
Yandell G. GUbert 
Claude R. Goodwin 
Robert W. Grant 
Aubrey B. Hamilton 
Walter Hanson 
WiUiam W. Harper 
William AL Havens 
Murray B. Herring 
Henn,- J. Hochstetter 
Clarence T. Hubble 
Ralph O. Hungerford 
George S. Hutto 
John C. Hyden 
William .'\. Jackson 
Edward Krems 
Charley Leschikar 
Isadore J. Levinson 
Lewis J. Lewis Jr. 
Walter B. Lipscomb 
Milton Littell 
Jke Lo wen thai 
Joe F. Manka 
George S. Mansell 
John H. Manuel 
John R. Maurer 
George E. Moore 
Emil F. Muennink 
Charles C. McAnally 
James F. McCormick 
Floyd D. McCoy 
Waiter E. McGlumphy 



Victor W. Northen 

George Oldham 

Henry L. Page 

Eugene J. Parton 

Charles S. Perry 

Art E. Pettitt 

John J. Phelan 

Tony Plagens 

Levi G. Pondrom 

Stewart F. Porter 

Will J. Psencik 

Gordon F. Race 

Alvin Rahe 

Clarence Saxon 

Hubbard M. Schulenberger 

Oscar Semar 

Herbert M. Shelton 

Herbert G. Shuddemagen 

Willard B. Skelton 

Max F. Steck 

Clifford O. Stephens 

Philip E. Tanis 

Adolph Tehas 

Walter L. Tompkins 

."Mlie W. Trumbo 

Robert M. Turner 

Joseph V. Ulrich 

Otto J. Weber 

Samuel A. West 

Robert H. Will 

Robert C. WiUiams 

Milton Williamson 

Morris Wolfson 

Aaron E. Wood 

William O. Wood 

Edward E. Wulf 

Thomas J. Young 



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Privates — Continued 
Michael P. Leahy 
Manuel Leal 
Malcolm A. Lee 
Charles Letukes 
Fritz E. Levermann 
Bernard Lewis 
Frederic A. Lewis 
Thomas L. Limmer 
John E. Little 
Ernest H. Loveless 
James M. Loyless 
Silas M. Luck 
William C. Lynch 
Allen F. McClanahan 
Merton J. MacLean 
Carl McDaniel 
William McDavid 
William D. McGee 
Herbert McHughcs 
Isaac E. McKelvey 
Joseph D. McNutt 
George H. McWhorter 
Dockie D. Manuel 
Granville F. Maples 
Harry M alley 
William Marks 
Charlie E. Martin 
Ezra S. Martin 
William J. Martin 
Ira D. Masters 
Clarence R. Matter 
John S. Matthews 
George B. May6eld 
Sam A. Mazurek 
William J. Meckel 
Emeryn C. Meroney 
Lewis Meyers 
George F. Miller 
Solomon Mitchell 
John B. Montgomery 



Vernon W. Montgomery 
Jake Moore 
Danzil M. Morehouse 
John M. Moreland 
Ernest D. Morris 
Sam Morris 
Cecil B. Morrow 
Fred A. Moser 
William Murphy 
Mack Nettleship 
Elon Nulk 
William B. Nutz 
Peter R. Oaks 
Louis Oden 
Vernal D. Orr 
O. B. Duard Osteen 
Andrew M. Owens 
Charles J. Pack 
Robert F. Page 
Vincent Pala 
Gus Palmer 
James H. Palmer 
Seab B. Passmore 
Huling H. Parker 
Robert H. Parker 
John A. Page 
Christian E. Paxson 
Oscar Payne 
Roy Lee Pearson 
Edward Pennison 
John E. Perrion 
William M. Peterson 
Jesse E. Pcttv 
Brooxy B, Plielph 
Antonio PigHacampo 
Elw>"n E. Plew 
Edward L. Price 
William H. Puett 
Rudolph Purgason 
William G. Quick 
George T. Ralph 



UTILITIES DETACHMENT 
Continued from page $78 

Robert L. Randolph 
Albert S. Ray 
Edward C. Rayes 
John H. Read 
Robert Reagan 
Charles W. Reed 
James C. Reed 
Gladney H. Riddle 
Ira H. Riddle 
Harry Riggs 
Louis P. Rilling 
Clarence A. Roberts 
Clay H. Roberts 
Max P. Rochow 
Sullivan Rock 
Virginius V. Rodrigues 
Clyde R. Rowan 
Claude W. Ruffner 
Harry V. Rumbelow 
Rafael Salinas 
William J. Salter 
Joseph A. Samp 
Jose Sanchez 
Tony Santino 
Elmer Eli Shaw 
Walter W. Schmidt 
John W. Scott 
Wood F. Scott 
Harvey E. Screws 
Albert D. Seay 
Henry Sederholm 
Giuseppe Seferino 
James F. Sheats 
Homer E. Shelton 
Harvie P. Shockley 
Hart Shoemaker 
Hullette R. Short 
Pelligrino Simi 
Billy Sisson 
Edgar Skaggs 
Charlie Smith 



Cloyd D. Smith 
Custer Smith 
George A. Smith 
Pink Smith 
Sim Smith 
William T. Smith 
Frank H. Snyder 
William G. Sparks 
Gerald F. Speights 
Charles F. Sodolak 
Walter L. Stegall 
Hugh Stevens 
Charlie W. Stewart 
Charley L. Stone 
John D. Stoneham 
John T. Strohley 
Gustave A. Stuebner, Jr. 
Joseph A. Stumpf 
Jay D. Sudderth 
Harry A. Sullivan 
Neil Sullivan 
Thurbert P. Sweeden 
George R. Swetnam 
George C. Swillev 
Rufus M. Teakeil 
Otto E. Tegeler 
Andrew J. Terry 
Jim Theodorian 
Lynch A. Thomas 
Louis B. Thomason 
Chas. P. Thompson 
Edgar E. Thompson 
Andrew J. Thornell 
Alfred C. Thorsfeldt 
Henry G. Thurman 
Willie E. Ticmann 
Early J. Tierce 
Arthur W. Tierney 
Wyley E. Timmons 
Carl Titsworth 
David O. Tramp 



Oscar Trapolino 
Leon G. Traweek 
George C. Tucker 
Lee W. Turner 
William H. Turner 
William N. Twaddle 
Ira D. Ussery 
Edward R. Vaught 
Lavert Veach 
Earl H. Voss 
Samuel Walker 
Charles E. Wallace 
August J. Wallisch 
Ezra D. Ward 
Goebel Washington 
Lee Watson 
Robert W. Watters 
Theodore J. Weaver 
Edward A. Wehmeyer 
Rudolph Wehring 
Leonard Welstead 
Henry Wertz 
Chauncey A. West 
Joseph Wetzel 
Starlcy B. Whisenhunt 
Charles C. Whitney 
Lawrence J. Wilkes 
Allen W. Williams 
Henry J. Williams 
Wilbume O. Williams 
Evert W. Wilson 
Preston G. Wilson 
Ivy L. Woodward 
George Wright 
John L. Wright 
Craig Yates 
Noble Vates 
Juan Ybarra 
Frank L. Voder 
James L. York 
Roy Young 



DETACHMENT MEDICAL DEPARTMENT— BASE HOSPITAL 

Continued from page 2S5 



Solon E. Rose 
Phillips Rosenstein 
LeRoy B. Rudder 
Gus. Rumble 
Juan Sanchez 
Sherman F. Sander 
Hilmer Schaetter 
Henry L. Schmidt 
Valierie Schneider 
Frederick Schoellmann 
William W. Scott 
Fred W. Schultz 
Walter W. Shewmake 



John Sebastian 
Wiley E. Seward 
Joseph A. Sewcll 
Edward J. Shearer 
William H. Simmons 
Howard Sims 
Oscar N. Smelser 
David P. Smiley 
Arthur W. Smith 
Clifton H. Smith 
Walter V. Smith 
Olive W. Sormrude 
Arthur L. Ostrum 



Robert C. Stephens 
William G. Strunce 
Joe E. Stuart 
Benjamin Suggs 
Claude F. Suggs 
Edward W. Taylor 
Frank M. Taylor 
Jeff S. Thigpin 
William G. Thomas 
William D. Thomason 
Willie S. Thomason 
Oliver C. Towery 
Wyatt B. Townsend 



Hollis E. Trimm 
Claud Tucker 
Curtis C. Tucker 
William A. Tyson 
Fred W. Ulrich 
Fritz B. Underwood 
George S. Vandusen 
Gardie R. Wade 
John E. Wade 
Marks A. Waldrop 
Albert Warner 
Fred T. Weir 
George A. Weems 



George F. Westerburg 
John White 
John White 
Charles R. Williams 
I^ouis A. Willis 
Loyd F. Wilson 
William G. Wilson 
Alexander Wofford 
Charlton B. Wood 
Erastus L. Wright 
Robert L. Wright 
Frank Zimmerman, Jr. 



CAMP HEADQUARTERS DETACHMENT 
Continued from page 2S8 



Privates First Class — Con. 
Jot A. Redburn 
Emil A. Riedel 
Clarence C. Roof 
Leonard H. Slawson 
Clarence E. Tompkins 
Proctor K. Wathen 
George E. Williams 
Walter George Wolfraum 
Francis N. McCord 

Privates 
Sydney E. Adkisson 
Benjamin F. Baker 
Herbert G. Baker 
James J. Bonner 
Bernard C. Bartzen 
Willie Baron 
Frank O. Bay 
Herman E. Becker 
Joe E. Belitz 



Charles B. Berry 
Allen W. Boyd 
Henrj' R. Cook 
John D. Conner 
Gus L. Corey 
Roy A. Cooper 
James A. Chenoweth 
Preston B. Cox 
Alois J. Dostalik 
Sam M. Dobie 
Samuel B. Davis 
Hardv E. Dillard 
John T. Drumble 
James E. Durio 
Robert W. Eckhardt 
Stephen F. EUedge 
Odie L. EUerbee 
Edward T. Elmendorf 
Abe Fox 

Joshua C. Fowler 
Aubrey B. Bathings 



Paul C. GUI 
William A. Glascow 
Edwin Goodwin 
James E. Gurlev 
William B. Goo'dlow 
Nathan Goldberg 
John B. Herring 
James Hopson 
Jesse E. Huey 
Frank E. Hoover 
Emil HoUien 
Joseph W. Hatachell 
Samuel F. Holmes 
Edward W. Holverson 
Herman O. Harrison 
Gustav Hein 
Walter P. Jones 
Thaddeus E. Johson 
Grover C. Johncon 
Edmond J. Jares 
Daniel Kennedv 



Arthur J. Klein 
Euel J. Kirkpatrick 
John King 
Lee M. Kenyon 
Homer R. Kelly 
Girard Loomis 
Newton Lassiter 
Chassie E. Ligon 
Bernard Lara 
Chester I. Longside 
Asa L. Lewis 
Elmer E. Latham 
James H. Langston 
Joseph G. Lafontaine 
Laure McFarland 
William C. McLaurine 
Irwin R. May 
Winfree Meachum 
Emil J. Mills 
Leland M. Morton 
Emil J. Marquardsen 



Richard Madden 
Jesse H. Neuman 
Edwin Niggle 
Story Pottinger 
Frederick W. Panciera 
Elmore J. Rack 
Kenney L. Riggs 
Maxie C. Royals 
Frank H. Reichert 
Arthur W. Shillings 
Willie Sellers 
E. Saley 

Arthur G. Schroeder 
Robert E. Taylor 
Albert P. Talbert 
Albert L. Taylor 
Cleve Thorn 
Harvey B. Varnum 
Neil B. Wyllie 
Kolman Weinberger 
Lennie H. Wilkinson 



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THE STAFF— "CAMP TRAVIS AND ITS PART IN THE WORLD WAR" 

MAJOR E. B. JOHNS 

Chairman Committee on Publication 

Editorial Staff 

CAPT. PARKHURST L. WHITNEY 

Editor-in-Chief 

1st LIEUT. PHILLIP HERRIN 
Assodate Editor 



MAJOR W. B. TUTTLE 
Associate Editor 

MAJOR FELIX KERRICK 

Associate Editor 



E. L. HAWES 

Y. M. C. A. 
Associate Editor 



ERNEST L. PRIEST 

Editor "Trench and Camp" 
Associate Editor 

J. J. O'CONNELL 

Secretary Knights oj Columbus 
Associate Editor 



Advertising 

SERGT. BERNARD R. O'CONNOR PRIVATE J. S. MacHENRY PRIVATE N. A. CANTY 

Circulation 

2nd LIEUT. B. V. BRADY SERGT. REY E. CHATFIELD SERGT. HENRY L. GOSSMAN 
SERGT. A. G. WOODS SERGT. LEWIS T. PRICE 

Art 

CHAPLAIN RAY F. CAMP SERGT. J. B. OHLSON CORP. SCHAFFER 

PRIVATE S. L. BRANNON 



J Last fVord 

^\NE thinks of the making of a book as a leisurely process, beginning at some remote period 
yj in the brain of its author, thence progressing by slow stages through the various phases of 
writing, editing, printing and bin it ng, finally to reach the book stands and library shelves 
of the book seller and the reader. Undoubtedly some books are so made. This book was not. 
Nor did the sta_ff have any guide to smooth the way of compilation. Magazine writers have added 
much to the horrors of war with their stories of life in the army, but "Camp Travis and Its Part 
in the World War" is the first complete history of a great cantonment. This is all by way of an 
explanation for slight errors, for it is inconceivable that in the rush to press some errors have not 
crept in and staid in. In compiling the book the staff has received invaluable assistance from 
many persons; in fact, without the co-operation of many minds a work of such size could not 
have been completed. The picture of Newton D. Baker, Secretary of War, which appears in the 
fore part of the book is from a copyright photograph by Underwood &• Underwood, New York. 
The pictures of General Peyton C. March and General John J. Pershing are from copyright 
photographs by Clinedinst, Washington, D. C. 



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Reminiscence 

Oft on the eve of lonely nights, 
When the peaceful western world's aglow 
And Heaven sinks to candle lights, 
You'll hear a call so soft and low ; 
You'll live the days that are no more. 
And know 'twas then you did your best. 
You'll miss the throb of tramping feet, 
The heavy pack and rifle sling. 
When labor never seemed so sweet, 
Knowing not what days would bring. 

You'll wish that you were back again. 
Back with the rank and file of old, 
Sharing life with lads now slain. 
To hear anew the tales they told. 
But time doth drift you on and on, 
Leaving memory in its wake. 
The trail that leads to days bygone. 
The trail that you shall never take. 

— Lieut. W. E. Hicks 



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An Honor List 



THE BUSINESS ANNOUNCEMENTS 
which follow should be of particular 
interest to the men who trained at Camp 
Travis, and of equal interest to their relatives 
and friends. 

The men and firms whose names are mentioned 
are American men and American firms. 
Through fair dealing to men in the Service 
they contributed to the successful prosecution 
of the war, and the Committee on Publication 
is glad to accord them a place in the history of 
the cantonment. 

A study of these announcements will partic- 
ularly interest the many soldiers who have 
painful memories of the war's eflFect upon the 
prices of merchandise. 

There are no profiteers in this list. 



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"EFFICIENCY" 

Through our Efficient Service 
and Undisputable Merchandise 

"QUALITY" 

have we been able to enjoy the 
Liberal Patronage of the 

Camp Canteens of Camp Travis 

and others throughout the 
United States 



Jobbers of Army Supplies 
and Furnishing Goods 

for the Soldier and Civilian 



"PLAZA BRAND" FOR "QUALITY" 
MANUFACTURERS OF 
SIDE -LACE LEGGINS 

Chas. Davis Company 



101 S. FLORES ST. 



PHONE CRO. 2835 







Stop, Look, 
Listen ! 

I am the man who made 

your Company Picture. 

Also various other scenes 

of interest. 

Copies may be obtained by 
mailing $1.2d to 

C. A. STEAD 

306 KAMPMANN BLDG. 
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 



J. T. Hamner 

A 



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San Antonio, Texas 



Crispi's Fresh Home 
Made Candies 

Five-cent packages a specialty 

THE SOLDIERS' DELIGHT 

Manufactured by the 

D. A. CRISPI MANUFACTURING COMPANY 
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 



SNAPPY PICTURES 



SNAPPY SERVICE 



M. F. Weaver Photo Service 

Photographer for 

History of Camp Travis 

Panoramas of 

Camps, Regiments, Companies, Conventions and Views 

Bathing Girl Panoramas 

DupHcaU prints securely wrapped and mailed ort receipt of $1 J85 



15 Appman Building 
Phone. Crockett 1227 



121 W. HOUSTON STREET 
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 



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AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE AND GROUND SCHOOL OF 

AVIATION '.• AUTOMOBILE MECHANICS 

AND OTHER TECHNICAL COURSES 

Cavalry, Polo, E>quitatIon, Artillery, 
Infantry, Navigation. 

ACADEMIC INSTRUCTION FOR ENTRANCE OR RETURN TO COLLEGE. 
SUPERVISED RECREATION. ALL SUMMER SPORTS. 



POST-WAR TRAINING FOR YOUNG MEN OF 14 to 21 YEARS- 
ACADEMIC. TECHNICAL, MILITARY AND NAVAL— WITH 
COMPLETE EQUIPMENT OWNED BY CAMP— UNDER EXPERI- 
ENCED LICENSED AVIATORS. ARMY AND NAVY OFFICERS 
(retired) AND UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS AND INSTRUCTORS. 



Third Encampment, Eight Weeks 

BEGINNING JULY 1, 1919 

THIRD YEAR OF A PERMANENT INSTITUTION. 

MAINTENANCE AND TRAINING, INCLUDING CHOICE OF A 

TECHNICAL COURSE— FULL TERM. $300. 

For Catalogue and Information, address Intelligence Officer, 

JUNIOR PLATTSBURG, 9 East 43th St., New York 



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The STATE NATIONAL BANK 

(U. S. GOVERNMENT DEPOSITORY) 

of SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 



CAPITAL STOCK 3500,000.00 



SURPLUS (Earned) 3100,000.00 



THE HISTORY OF 
CAMP TRAVIS 

AND THE HISTORY OF 




'7he Drink that Satisfies" 

Are so closely interwoven that one is not com- 
plete without the other. 

LA PERL.\ is the favorite beverage of all 
officers and enlisted men stationed at Camp 
Travis. It is "the Drink that satisfies." 

Drink LA PERLA when you are thirsty. It 
has the snap, the sparkle and the old-time deli- 
cious flavor of hops, that reaches the spot and 
quenches the thirst. 

BREWKD AND BOITLED BY 

ALAMO INDUSTRIES 

ckScketi- 57!.5 SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 



THE POPULAR 

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FACTORY AND OrFICE \\ 
;29 b. I'hircs St. 

Telephones: 
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Long Distance Service 



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/^UR part in the life 
^^ of CAMP TRAVIS 

consisted in furnishing 
the best quahty of milk, 
ice cream and service. 

Nothing could please us 
more than to have this 
opportunity of placing 
a record of our per- 
formance before the 
men whom we served. 






RIEGLER 

ICE CREAM 
COMPANY 

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 











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THE SOLDIER'S NEWSPAPER 



A NEWSPAPER OF DISTINCTION 



The 



SAN ANTONIO LIGHT 

Prints news while it is news, carries 

the full Associated Press news report, 

and gives its readers a birds-eye view 

of the world by daylight 



SAN ANTONIO'S LEADING 
NEWSPAPER 



THE NEWSPAPER OF THE 
SOUTHWEST t 



PICTURES OF 

"The 
Human Cactus" 

shown on Page 72 of this book 
can be purchased from the 

Cactus Publishing Company 

299 Broadway . . New York 



Single Copy, $1.00. Twelve for $10.00. 



"Literally ami pictoriaUy presents the emblem of iheir Hiv-ision in the 
U\'ing form, with its bristling characteristics." — New York Times. 

■The remarkable picture of the Cactus Division.*'— .Vo/wno/Cw^ra^AiV 
Magazine. 



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McKenzie Construction Co. 



(I5cncral Contractorjs 



605 BEDELL BUILDING SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 



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pioneer Confectioners 
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A Conscience and a Backbone 

Are the distinguished characteristics of the 

San Antonio Evening News 

The paper that knows but one interest, that of the people. 
It's a joyously alive, happily progressive, newsily com- 
plete, well-edited, fearless-in-truth-telling, honest-with- 
you-and-with-itself newspaper. 

Delivered to the home for 10 cents a week 
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TEE EVENING NEWS STANDS FOR 

The best interest of its community, state, nation. The 
truth, and all the truth. Independent in politics, it is 
free to tell the truth at all times. Progressiveness — • 
upbuilding. Justice and Righting of Wrong. 

AND— THE EVENING NEWS 

Is the first truly representative Afternoon Newspaper 
San Antonio has ever had. It covers the local news 
fully, brilliantly. Its world news is from the largest, 
best, most far-reaching news-gathering agencies. The 
EVENING NEWS is first in local, first in State, and 
first in the news of the wide, wide world. 



SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS 

The Only Morning Newspaper in this Big Section of the Country 

The EXPRESS carries the full Associated Press and 
Universal Service reports. In addition, it has staff cor- 
respondents and representatives in all the large cities 
and Te.xas is completely covered for the EXPRESS by 
more than 300 correspondents and its leased wires. 

The prestige of the EXPRESS is the result of more 

than half a century of honest, devoted service to the 

people of San Antonio and Texas. 



THE SEMI-WEEKLY FARM EXPRESS 

Issued every Tuesday and Friday, the Paper that is 
the standby of the rural sections of the Southwest. 



These Three Publications, enjoying that confidence of reader and advertiser that is won by 

value and honesty, are published by 

THE EXPRESS PUBLISHING COMPANY 

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San Antonio, 
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PIONEERS 



ESTABLISHED 1885 



Kline's 

Creamery Dairy 
Company 



EIGHTH AND AUSTIN STS. 



SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 



Velvet Ice Cream 

Golden Rod Butter 

Milk and Cream for Infants and 

Invalids a Specialty of Ours 
Strawberry and Chocolate Milk 
Butter Milk and Cottage Cheese 



QUALITY AND SANITATION OUR HOBBY 

CAPACITY TO FURNISH ALL ARMY CAMPS 

AND SAN ANTONIO 



All Orders Given Prompt Attention 



Service Our Slogan 



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