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Clarence A. Larson - Fallen

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County: Pierce
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: March 9, 1918 / Age: 21
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company I, 18th Infantry, First Division

Died of wounds received in action, on March 9, 1918.

Buried, Grave 2, Row 7, Block C, St. Mihiel American Cemetery, Thiaucourt, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France.

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

Information found in Volume 3, page 1820 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

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From the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines:

Registered Pierce county. Born, Tunbridge, N. Dak., May 16, 1896, of Norwegian-American parents. Occupation - student. Enlisted in Company D, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Minot, on July 21, 1917. Served in Company D, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Company D, 164th Infantry), to Jan. 9, 1918; Company I, 18th Infantry, to death. Overseas from Dec. 15, 1917, to death. Engagments: Defensive Sector: Ansauville (Lorraine). 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.

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Born May 16, 1896 at Larson homestead near Tunbridge ND. Enlisted in Company D, First Infantry ND State Militia in 1917. Went to Camp Greene SC. Transferred to Company I 18th Infantry Regiment which became part of the First Division in France. Was wounded in the American trenches on January 30, 1918 and later died of his wounds on March 9, 1918.

Clarence is buried in the American St. Mihiel Cemetery Thiaucourt, France.  Plot C Row 7 Grave 3 Print Certificate

American Legion Post #23 in Ruby North Dakota is named after Clarence A. Larson.

Reference: American Battle Monuments Commission

Medals and Honors

Silver Star - January 1, 1920