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Erick Severson - Fallen

County: Divide
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: July 22, 1918 / Age: 18
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company E, 164th Infantry

Killed in action on July 22, 1918, near Soissons, France.

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

Information found in Volume 4, page 2920 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Not a registrant, under age. Born, Aadalen, Norway, Oct. 7, 1899. Naturalized citizen. Occupation - laborer. Enlisted in Company C, 2nd Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Crosby, on July 14, 1917. Called into federal service, World War, on July 15, 1917. Served in Company E, 2nd Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, to Oct. 15, 1917; Company E, 164th Infantry, to Jan. 18, 1918; Company M, 26th Infantry, to death. Overseas from Dec. 15, 1917, to death. Engagements: Offensive: Aisne-Marne. Defensive: Montdidier-Noyon. 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 espeically meritorious services. Entitled to wear a silver star.

Medals and Honors

Silver Star - January 1, 1920