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Sgt. George A. Potel - Fallen

St. Mihiel American Cemetery Thiaucourt, France
County: McKenzie
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: September 16, 1918 / Age: 20
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company E, 164th Infantry

Died, Sept. 16, 1918, of wounds received in action.

Buried, Grave 6, Row 3, Block C, St. Mihiel American Cemetery, Thiaucourt, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France.

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

Information found in Volume 3, page 2595 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Not a registrant, under age. Born, Hokah, Minn., Jan., 1898, of (nationality of parents not given). Occupation - unknown. Enlisted in Company E, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Williston, on July 16, 1917. Served in Company E, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Company E, 164th Infantry), to Jan. 18, 1918; Company M, 26th Infantry, to death. Grades: Corporal, March 20, 1918; Sergeant, Aug. 12, 1918. Overseas from Dec. 15, 1917, to death. Engagements: Defensive: Montdidier-Noyon. Offensives: Aisne-Marne; St. Mihiel. Defensive Sectors: Ansauville (Lorraine); Cantigny (Picardy). Cited in General Orders No. 2, Headquarters, 2nd Brigade, France, Aug. 2, 1918, for conspicuous gallantry in action during the operations, July 18 to 23, 1918, near Soissons, while he was on patrol duty, brought back valuable information through our own barrage, July 20, 1918, east of Ploisy.