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Pvt. Orville LeRoy Knoph - Fallen

Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery Romagne, France
County: Divide
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: October 8, 1918 / Age: 17
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company E, 164th Infantry

Killed in action, Oct. 8, 1918.

Buried in Grave No. 10, Row 28, Block G, 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 2, page 1706 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Not a registrant, under age. Born, Pelican Rapids, Minn., April 2, 1901, of American parents. Occupation - student. Enlisted in Company C, 2nd Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Crosby, on July 21, 1917. Served in Company C, 2nd Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, to Oct. 15, 1917; Company E, 164th Infantry, to Jan. 18, 1918; Company K, 26th Infantry, to June 10, 1918; Company B, 26th Infantry, to July 19, 1918; Casual, to Aug. 22, 1918; Company B, 26th Infantry, to death. 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 espeically meritorious services. Entitled to wear a silver star.

Medals and Honors

Silver Star - January 1, 1920