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Pvt. Peter Kurske - Fallen

WWI
Appleton, MN
County: Stark
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: May 12, 1918 / Age: 22
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company K, 164th Infantry

Killed in action on May 12, 1918.

Returned to U. S., Nov. 3, 1922. Buried, Grave 4573, World War Section, National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

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

Information found in Volume 2, page 1770 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Registered Stark county. Born, Appleton, Minn., June 20, 1895, of (nationality of parents not given). Occupation - laborer. Enlisted in Company K, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Dickinson, on June 11, 1917. Served in Company K, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Company K, 164th Infantry), to Jan. 9, 1918; Headquarters, 16th Infantry, to Jan. 11, 1918; Company A, 1st Brigade, Machine Gun Battalion, to death. Overseas from Dec. 15, 1917, to death. Engagements: Defensive Sectors: Ansauville (Lorraine); Cantigny (Picardy). Cited in General Order 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