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CMA3 Hershel Owen - Fallen

Taylorville, IL
County: Ransom
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: September 20, 1918 / Age: 20
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: Naval Air Station, St. Trojan

Died of pneumonia on Sept. 20, 1918.

Buried in France cemetery.

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

Information found in Volume 3, page 2465 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Registered Ransom county. Born, Taylorville, Ill., May 23, 1898, of American parents. Occupation - farmer. Enlisted in the Navy at Lisbon on June 2, 1917. Home awaiting orders, to Aug. 22, 1917. Served at Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Ill., to Dec. 18, 1917; Receiving Ship, Philadelphia, Pa., to Jan. 14, 1918; Navy Air Station, Pauillac, France, to March 2, 1918; Naval Air Station, St. Trojan, to death. Grades: Apprentice Seaman, 121 days; Seaman 2nd Class, 273 days; Carpenter's Mate 3rd Class, Aviation, 81 days.