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Cpl. Virgil Raymond Erickson - Fallen

Virgil Erickson
Devils Lake, ND
County: Ramsey
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: October 2, 1918 / Age: 25
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company D, 164th Infantry

Killed in action on Oct. 2, 1918.

Buried in France. Reburied in Kato township, Ramsey county, N. Dak.

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

Information found in Volume 1, page 860 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Registered Ramsey county. Born, Devils Lake, N. Dak., July 29, 1893, of Norwegian-American parents. Occupation - farmer. Enlisted in Company D, 2nd Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Devils Lake, on Aug. 13, 1917. Served in Company D, 2nd Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Company D, 164th Infantry), to Jan. 12, 1918; Machine Gun Company, 26th Infantry, to death. Grades: Private 1st Class, Dec. 1, 1917; Corporal, Sept. 20, 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