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Pvt.1st Class Egil Amandus Olson - Fallen

Oise-Aisne American Cemetery Fere-en-Tardenois, France
County: Grand Forks
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: July 22, 1918 / Age: 22
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company M, 164th Infantry

Killed in action on July 22, 1918.

Buried, Grave 28, Row 13, Block D, 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 2411 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Registered Grand Forks county. Born, Sandesjum, Norway, Oct. 25, 1895. Declarant citizen. Occupation - student. Enlisted in Company M, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Grand Forks, on July 28, 1917. Served in Company M, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Company M, 164th Infantry), to Jan. 20, 1918; Company F, 26th Infantry, to death. Grade: Private 1st Class, April 11, 1918. Overseas from Dec. 15, 1917, to death. Engagements: 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. Entitled to wear a silver star.

Medals and Honors

Silver Star - January 1, 1920