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Pvt.1st Class Alak Petterson - Fallen

Oise-Aisne American Cemetery Fere-en-Tardenois, France
County: Burleigh
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: September 11, 1918 / Age: 23
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company A, 164th Infantry

Died of pneumonia on Sept. 11, 1918.

Buried, Grave 3, Row 28, Block B, Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Seringes-et-Nesles, Aisne, France.

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

Information found in Volume 3, page 2560 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Not a registrant, enlisted prior. Born, Malde, Norway, 1895. Citizenship, (not given). Occupation - unknown. Enlisted in Company A, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Bismarck, on June 26, 1916. Called into federal service, Mexican border duty, and served there until discharge. Discharged at Fort Snelling, Minn., on Feb. 14, 1917, and resumed National Guard status. Called into federal service, World War, and served in Company A, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Company A, 164th Infantry), to Jan. 9, 1918; Company K, 18th Infantry, to death. Grades: Corporal, May 1, 1917; Private 1st Class, Sept. 15, 1917. Overseas from Dec. 15, 1917, to death. Wounded, severely, July 18, 1918. Engagements: Defensive: Montdidier-Noyon. Offensive: Aisne-Marne. Defensive Sectors: Ansauville (Lorraine); Cantigny (Picardy).