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Sgt. Leroy Clark Neathery - Fallen

WWI
Devils Lake, ND
County: Ramsey
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: October 4, 1918 / Age: 21
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company L, 164th Infantry

Killed in action on Oct. 4, 1918.

Buried in France. Reburied at Devils Lake, N. Dak.

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

Information found in Volume 3, page 2274 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Not a registrant, enlisted prior. Born, Vandalia, Ill., July 15, 1897, of American parents. Occupation - laborer. Enlisted in Company L, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Hillsboro, on June 21, 1916. Called into federal service on June 21, 1916, for Mexican border duty and served there until discharge. Discharge 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 L, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Company L, 164th Infantry), to Jan. 12, 1918; Company H, 26th Infantry, to death. Grades: Private 1st Class, Dec. 1, 1917; Corporal, Feb. 2, 1918; Sergeant, March 11, 1918. Overseas from Dec. 15, 1917, to death. Wounded, slightly, July 19, 1918. Engagements: Offensives: Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne. Defensive: Montdidier-Noyon. Defensive Sectors: Ansauville and Saizerais (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