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Melvin LeRoy Pippinger - Fallen

WWI
Knapp, WI
County: Steele
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: September 28, 1918 / Age: 30
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company H, 138th Infantry

Died Sept. 28, 1918, of wounds received in action.

Buried at Chateau Salvange, Rarecourt, France. Remains returned to U. S. on Sept. 12, 1921, and buried in Teegard Cemetery, Knapp, Wis.

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

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

Registered Steele county. Born, Downing, Wis., June 25, 1888, of American parents. Occupation - farmer. Inducted at Sherbrooke on March 30, 1918. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa. Served in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 163rd Depot Brigade, to April 20, 1918; Company H, 138th Infantry, to death. Overseas from May 3, 1918, to death. Engagements: Offensive: Meuse-Argonne. Defensive Sectors: Grange-le-Comte (Lorraine); Gerardmer (Alsace).