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Raymond B. Thorn - Fallen

Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery Romagne, France
County: Eddy
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: October 5, 1918 / Age: 19
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company H, 164th Infantry

Killed in action on Oct. 5, 1918.

Buried, Grave 31, Row 38, Block D, 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 4, page 3237 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Not a registrant, under age. Born, New Rockford, N. Dak., Aug. 21, 1899, of American-Swedish parents. Occupation - student. Enlisted in Company B, 2nd Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at New Rockford, on Aug. 21, 1917. Served in Company B, 2nd Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Company H, 164th Infantry), to Jan. 18, 1918; Company A, 26th Infantry, to death. Overseas from Dec. 15, 1917, to death. 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 especially meritorious services. Entitled to wear a silver star.

Medals and Honors

Silver Star - January 1, 1920