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Peter J. Lorenz - Fallen

Fried, ND
County: Eddy
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: October 6, 1918 / Age: 23
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company H, 164th Infantry

Killed in action on Oct. 6, 1918.

Buried in France. Remains returned to U. S. on Aug. 29, 1921, and buried in Catholic cemetery, Fried, N. Dak.

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

Information found in Volume 3, page 1937 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Registered Eddy county. Born, Spiritwood, N. Dak., April 28, 1895, of German parents. Occupation - farmer. Enlisted in Company B, 2nd Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at New Rockford, on July 4, 1917. Called into federal service, World War, on July 15, 1917. Served in Company B, 2nd Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Company H, 164th Infantry), to Jan. 18, 1918; Company A, 26th Infantry, to death. Overseas from Dec. 15, 1917, to death. Engagements: Offensives: Aisne-Marne; St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne. Defensive: Montdidier-Noyon. 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