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Pvt.1st Class John Cretus Baar - Fallen

Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery Romagne, France
Underwood, ND
County: McLean
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: October 6, 1918 / Age: 22
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company A, 164th Infantry

Killed in action on Oct. 6, 1918.

Buried in Grave 40, Row 25, Block F, Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Meuse, France.

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

Information found in Volume 1, page 134 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Not a registrant, enlisted prior. Born, Sleepy Eye, Minn., June 3, 1896, of Austrian parents. Occupation - farmer. Enlisted in Company A, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Bismarck, on May 7, 1917. Served in Company A, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Company A, 164th Infantry), to Jan. 9, 1918; Company A, 18th Infantry, to death. Grades: Private 1st Class, Nov. 20, 1917; Private, Jan. 21, 1918; Private 1st Class, May 31, 1918. Overseas from Dec. 15, 1917, to death. Wounded, severely, July 21, 1918. Engagements: Offensives: Aisne-Marne; St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne. 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