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Pvt. Albert O. Kalad - Fallen

Crookston, MN
County: Pembina
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: October 4, 1918 / Age: 26
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company C, 164th Infantry

Killed in action on Oct. 4, 1918.

Buried in France. Remains returned to U. S. on Aug. 1, 1921, and consigned to Sam Omar, 317 N. Broadway, Crookston, Minn. (placeof burial not given).

Name included on the All Veterans Memorial at State Capitol in Bismarck ND.

Information found in Volume 2, page 1619 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Registered Pembina county. Born, Midamy, Arabia, Aug. 7, 1892. Citizenship, alien. Occupation - farmer. Enlisted in Company C, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Cavalier, on June 11, 1917. Called into federal service, World War, on July 15, 1917. Served in Company C, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Company C, 164th Infantry), to Jan. 9, 1918; Company E, 18th Infantry, to June 10, 1918; Machine Gun Company, 18th Infantry, to death. Overseas from Dec. 15, 1917, to death. Engagements: Defensive: Montdidier-Noyon. Offensives: Aisne-Marne; St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne. Defensive Sectors: Ansauville and Saizerais (Lorraine); Cantigny (Picardy). Cited in General Orders No. 5, Headquarters, 1st Infantry Brigade, AEF, Selters, Germany, June 1, 1919. The Brigade Commander cites the following named officers and enlisted men for gallant conduct and self-sacrificing spirit displayed during the battles of Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne. The success of these engagements was due to the efforts and spirit of the officers and enlisted men engaged: * * * Private Albert O. Kalad * * *. Cited in General Orders No. 1, Headquarters, 1st Division, Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., Jan.1, 1920, for gallantry in action and especially meritorious services. Entitled to wear a silver star.

Medals and Honors

Silver Star - January 1, 1920