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Pvt.1st Class John Vernon Raaen - Fallen

Oise-Aisne American Cemetery Fere-en-Tardenois, France
County: Barnes
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: July 20, 1918 / Age: 20
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company G, 164th Infantry

Killed in action on July 20, 1918.

Buried in Grave 18, Row 5, Block D, Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Seringes-et-Nesles, Aisne, France.

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

Information found in Volume 3, page 2626 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Not a registrant, enlisted prior. Born, Fingal, N. Dak., Feb. 28, 1898, of Norwegian parents. Occupation - farmer. Enlisted in Company G, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Valley City, on April 2, 1917. Called into federal service, World War, on July 15, 1917. Served in Company G, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Company G, 164th Infantry), to Jan. 12, 1918; Company D, 26th Infantry, to death. Grade: Private 1st Class, Feb. 1, 1918. Overseas from Dec. 15, 1917, to death. Engagements: Offensive: Aisne-Marne. Defensive: Montdidier-Noyon. Defensive Sectors: Ansauville (Lorraine); Cantigny (Picardy).