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Pvt.1st Class Jerry Merril Lanphear - Fallen

Escanaba, MI
County: Stark
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: July 20, 1918 / Age: 29
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Machine Gun Company, 164th Infantry

Killed in action on July 20, 1918.

Returned to U. S., Feb. 25, 1922. Buried, Grave 1481, European Section, Cuser Battlefield, Mont.

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

Information found in Volume 2, page 1804 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Registered Stark county. Born, Escanaba, Mich., July 29, 1889, of American parents. Occupation - miner. Enlisted in Machine Gun Company, 2nd Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Dickinson, on June 30, 1917. Called into federal service, World War, on July 15, 1917. Served in Machine Gun Company, 2nd Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Machine Gun Company, 164th Infantry), to Jan. 9, 1918; Company D, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion, 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 especially meritorious services. Entitled to wear a silver star.

Medals and Honors

Silver Star - January 1, 1920