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2nd Lt. John Gerald Hubertz - Fallen

WWI
Fargo, ND
County: Cass
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: November 6, 1918 / Age: 22
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company B, 164th Infantry

Died on Nov. 6, 1918, of wounds received in action.

Buried in Grave 95, Staden, Belgium. Re-buried at Fargo, N. Dak.

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

Information found in Volume 2, page 1438 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Not a registrant, enlisted prior. Born, Kentland, Ind., March 15, 1896, of American parents. Occupation - optometrist. Enlisted in Company B, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Fargo, on Nov. 22, 1915. Called into federal service on June 19, 1916, for Mexican border duty and served there until discharge. Discharged from federal service at Fort Snelling, Minn., on Feb. 14, 1917, and resumed National Guard status. Called into federal service, World War, on July 15, 1917. Served in Company B, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Company B, 164th Infantry), to Aug. 2, 1918. Army Candidates School, France, to discharge. Grades: Private 1st Class, Sept. 9, 1916; Corporal, July 24, 1917; Sergeant, April 18, 1918. Discharged in France, on Sept. 30, 1918, as a Sergeant, to accept commission. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Infantry, Oct. 1, 1918. Unassigned, to Oct. 23, 1918; Company C, 363rd Infantry, to death. Overseas from Dec. 14, 1917, to death. Engagement: Offensive: Ypres-Lys. Cited in General Orders No. 6, Headquarters, 91st Division, AEF, Jan. 27, 1919. The following officers and enlisted men of this Division having been recommended by their superier officers for citation in orders announcing exceptional efficiency and fidelity in discharging their duties under fire, and such recommendations having been approved by the commanding officer of their respective orangizations, their names are placed on the Honor Roll of the 91st Division as members thereof, whose example can well be imitated by officers and enlisted men of the Division. Their real reward consists of a realization by them that they have conscientiously discharged the duties imposed upon them. Publication of this order in not intended as a reward for them, but as a stimulus to other officers and men of the Division to imitate their conduct: * * * *, John G. Hubertz, 2nd Lieutenant, Company C, 363rd Infantry, for exceptional courage and coolness under fire. Ypres-Lys offensive. Cited in General Orders No. 25, Headquarters, 91st Division, Camp Merritt, N. J., April 19, 1919. Pursuant to Paragraph 4, General Order No. 48, War Department, April 9, 1919, the following officers and men of this Division having been recommended by their unit commanders for gallantry in action, and placed on the Honor Roll of the 91st Division: * * * *. Hubertz, J. G., 2nd Lieutenant, Company C, 363rd Infantry: Ypres-Lys offensive. Entitled to wear two silver stars.

Medals and Honors

Silver Star - April 9, 1919
Silver Star - April 9, 1919