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Joseph Pirkl - Fallen

Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery Romagne, France
Owatonna, MN
County: McLean
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: July 11, 1918 / Age: 29
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company L, 138th Infantry

Killed in action on July 11, 1918.

Buried, Grave 22, Row 26, Block D, Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Meuse, France.

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

Information found in Volume 3, page 2578 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Registerent McLean county. Born, Owatonna, Minn., Dec. 14, 1888, of (nationality of parents not given). Occupation - electrical engineer. Inducted at Washburn on March 28, 1918. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa. Served in 163rd Depot Brigade, to April 20, 1918; Company L, 138th Infantry, to death. Overseas from May 3, 1918, to death. Engagement: Defensive Sector: Gerardmer (Alsace).