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Ole Melvin Morken - Fallen

Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery Romagne, France
Pekin, ND
County: Nelson
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: October 1, 1918 / Age: 26
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company C, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion

Killed in action on Oct. 1, 1918.

Buried, Grave 14, Row 25, Block A, Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Meuse, France.

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

Information found in Volume 3, page 2222 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Registered Nelson county. Born, Pekin, N. Dak., Nov. 15, 1891, of Norwegian parents. Occupation - farmer. Inducted at Lakota on Sept. 21, 1917. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa. Served in Company L, 352nd Infantry, to Nov. 28, 1917; Company G, 348th Infantry, to March 15, 1918; Company E, 348th Infantry, to June 11, 1918; Headquarters, Machine Gun Company, 162nd Infantry, to Aug. 14, 1918; Company C, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion, to death. Overseas from June 22, 1918, to death. Engagements: Offensives: St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne. Defensive Sectors: Ansauville and Saizerais (Lorraine). 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