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Pvt. Edwin Herman Witcik - Fallen

Fargo, ND
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: January 17, 1919 / Age: 25
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company B, 164th Infantry

Died of broncho pneumonia, Jan. 17, 1919.

Buried in Grave 468, Cemetery 6, Bazailles sur Meuse, France. Remains returned to U. S. May 31, 1921, and buried in Springvale Cemetery, three miles north of Fargo, N. Dak.

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

Information found in Volume 4, page 3502 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Registered Cass county. Born, Redfield, S. Dak., Sept. 7, 1893, of American parents. Occupation - laborer. Enlisted in Company B, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Fargo, on July 12, 1917. Served in Company B, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Company B, 164th Infantry), to Jan. 9, 1918; Company C, 18th Infantry, to death. Grades: Cook, Dec. 7, 1917; Private, Jan. 8, 1918. Overseas from Dec. 15, 1917, to death. wounded, severely, July 21, 1918. Engagements: Defensive: Montdidier-Noyon. Offensive: Aisne-Marne. Defensive Sectors: Ansauville (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. Entitles to wear a silver star.

Medals and Honors

Silver Star - January 1, 1920