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Pvt.1st Class Edwin Wittmayer - Fallen

Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery Romagne, France
County: Emmons
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: October 11, 1918 / Age: 19
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company A, 164th Infantry

Killed in action on Oct. 11, 1918.

Buried, Grave 39, Row 41, Block B, Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Meuse, France.

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

Information found in Volume 4, page 3505 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Not a registrant, enlisted prior. Born, Eureka, S. Dak., Oct. 26, 1898, of Russian parents. Occupation - student. Enlisted in Company A, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Bismarck, on April 25, 1917. Served in Company A, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Company A, 164th Infantry), to Jan. 9, 1918; Company A, 18th Infantry, to death. Grades: Private 1st Class, Nov. 20, 1917; Private, Jan. 21, 1918; Private 1st Class, Sept. 5, 1918. 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. 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