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Pvt. Paul Pecher - Fallen

WWI
County: Grand Forks
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: July 18, 1918 / Age: 19
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Machine Gun Company, 164th Infantry

Killed in action on July 18, 1918.

Buried, Tournan Cemetery, Tournan, Seine-et-Marne, France.

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

Information found in Volume 3, page 2507 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Not a registrant, enlisted prior. Born, Chicago, Ill., Oct. 14, 1898, of French parents. Occupation - railway mechanic. Enlisted in Machine Gun Company, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Grand Forks, on March 9, 1916. Called into federal service on June 19, 1916, for Mexican border duty and served there until discharge. Discharged from federal service at Fort Snelling, Minn., on Feb. 14, 1917, and resumed National Guard statue. Called into federal service, World War, on July 15, 1917. Served in Machine Gun Company, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Machine Gun Company, 164th Infantry), to Jan. 9, 1918; Company B, 3rd Machine Gun Battalion, to death. Grades: Private 1st Class, Sept. 10, 1917; Private, Sept. 13, 1917. Overseas from Dec. 15, 1917, to death. Engagements: Defensive: Montdidier-Noyon. Offensive: Aisne-Marne. Defensive Sectors: Ansauville (Lorraine); Cantigny (Picardy).