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Pvt. Bert Melvin Fossen - Fallen

Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery Romagne, France
County: Barnes
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: October 2, 1918 / Age: 26
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 138th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division

Died in Field Hospital at Buzancy, Germany, on Oct. 2, 1918, of wounds received in action.

Buried, Grave 34, Row 39, Block G, 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 2, page 960 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Registered Barnes county. Born, Fingal, N. Dak., Dec. 30, 1891, of Norwegian parents. Occupation - laborer. Inducted at Valley City on March 28, 1918. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa. Served in Company T, 5th Battalion, 163rd Depot Brigade, to April 20, 1918; 35th Division, to (date not given); 11th Company Provisional Battalion, 138th Infantry, to May 15, 1918; Casual Detachment, 35th Division, to June 17, 1918; Company K, 138th Infantry, to death. Overseas from May 27, 1918, to death. Engagements: Offensive: Meuse-Argonne. Defensive Sectors: Gerardmer (Alsace); Grange-le-Comte (Lorraine). Missing in action, Sept. 29, 1918. Taken prisoner of war, (date not given)