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Pvt. Theodore H. Kruse - MIA

Aisne-Marne American Cemetery Belleau, France
County: Burleigh
World War I - MIA
Date of Disappearance: July 19, 1918 / Age: 32
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company F, 164th Infantry

Missing in Action or Buried at Sea.

Killed in action on July 19, 1918.

Grave unlocated. Tablets of the Missing at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, Belleau, France.

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

Information found in Volume 2, page 1759 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Not a registrant, over age. Born, Washington, Wis., March, 1886, of (nationality of parents not given). Occupation - unknown. Enlisted in Company F, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Fort Lincoln, on July 5, 1917. Served in Company F, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Company F, 164th Infantry), to Jan. 18, 1918; Company M, 26th Infantry, to March 4, 1918; Company K, 26th Infantry, to death. Overseas from Dec. 15, 1917, to death. Engagements: Defensive: Montdidier-Noyon. Offensive: Aisne-Marne. Defensive Sectors: Ansauville (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