The following men were living in our community at the time of World War I. Most of them were hired to work on farms. They could not be classed as permanent residents of our community.
|Boxdorfer, Theodore||Grunden, Wilbur|
|Anderson, Peter||Hale, Andy|
|Fosse, Barney S.||Larson, Olaf|
|Cheatum, Carl Manford||Myers, Luther|
|Eagen, Bernard M.||Clark, George|
|Guy, Paul||Minney, Fred|
While serving in France in 1918, Claude George Easterday spent a considerable amount of time near the front lines driving a horse drawn ambulance. On one of the trips to the front the tongue of the ambulance was broken. Claude repaired the tongue, using a knife, while exposed to enemy fire. For this act of bravery, Claude received a special citation from the French government.
Base Hospital, France
July 22, 1918
Dear Dad and Marie :
I am here in the hospital with a sore leg. Am getting along all right. A friend is writing this.
Leslie Merle Ingledue
The above letter was received by Sylvester Abe Stallings from his grandson, Merle Ingledue. Merle had been in the fighting with the world famous 168th Regiment of the Rainbow Division.
They say that there are four classes of people around San Antonio. There are Mexicans, negroes, soldiers and white folks.
James Russell Adams
Letter - August 21, 1918
Kelly Field, Texas
Ingvald S. Madison is here close to me. He is acting as sergeant since Friday morning. George Clark, Paul Guy, and Leslie McBride were here with my company for two weeks but were sent to Camp Dix, New Jersey.
Otis A. Bump
Letter - September 1, 1918
Camp Pike, Arkansas