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Pvt.1st Class Oscar Ekstrom - Fallen

Oscar Ekstrom
Valley Springs, SD
County: Wells
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: July 30, 1918 / Age: 21
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 7th Machine Gun Battalion, 3rd Division

Died on July 30, 1918, of wounds received in action.

Buried in Grave 10, Row 10, Block A, Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, Belleau, Aisne, France.

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

Information found in Volume 1, page 809 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Registered Wells county. Born, Valley Springs, S. Dak., Sept. 30, 1896, of Swedish parents. Occupation - farmer. Enlisted in Company H, 2nd Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Harvey, on July 5, 1917. Called into federal service, World War, on July 15, 1917. Served in Company H, 2nd Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Company C, 147th Machine Gun Battalion), to June 6, 1918; Company B, 7th Machine Gun Battalion, to death. Grade: Private 1st Class, Nov. 15, 1917. Overseas from Feb. 10, 1918, to death. Engagements: Offensives: Aisne-Marne; St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne, Defensive: Champagne-Marne. Defensive Sector; Chateau-Thierry (Champagne).