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Willard Edwin Vestre - Fallen

WWI
Drayton, ND
County: Pembina
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: October 4, 1918 / Age: 21
Branch of Service: Marines
Company/Division: 49th Company, 5th Regiment

Killed in action on Oct. 4, 1918.

Burial, Grave 164, Section 86, Plot 4, Argonne American Cemetery No. 1232. Reinterred, Drayton Cemetery, Drayton, N. Dak.

Name included on the All Veterans Memorial at State Capitol in Bismarck ND as Willard E Vestree.

Information found in Volume 4, page 3340 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Not a registrant, under age. Born, Drayton, N. Dak., May 28, 1897, of (nationality of parents not given). Occupation - student. Enlisted in the Marine Corps at St. Paul, Minn., on Feb. 13, 1918. Sent to Parris Island, S C. Served in Casual Company, Quantico, Va., to April 22, 1918. Arrived in France, May 7, 1918. Served in 138th Company, to June 5, 1918; Replacement Battalion, to June 8, 1918; 49th Company, 5th Regiment, to death. Engagements: Chateau-Thierry Sector; Aisne-Marne Offensive (Soissons); Marbache Sector; St. Mihiel Offensive; Meuse-Argonne (Champagne). Awarded Fourragere.