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Cpl. Richard Albert Burkhardt - Fallen

WWI
Beach, ND
County: Stark
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: October 4, 1918 / Age: 28
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company K, 164th Infantry

Killed in action on Oct. 4, 1918.

Returned to U. S. and buried, Grave 3904, European Section, National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

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

Information found in Volume 1, page 455 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Registered Stark county. Born, Crystal Lake, Wis., May 8, 1890, of American parents. Occupation - farmer. Enlisted in Company K, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Dickinson, on June 14, 1917. Served in Company K, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Company K, 164th Infantry), to Jan. 9, 1918; Company I, 16th Infantry, to death. Grade: Corporal, Aug. 11, 1918. 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