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GETTYSBURG COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA

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World War I

PENNSYLVANIA DELTA
Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pa.
WWI 1917-1918
Gold Stars

  

*BEAVER, C. WALT. Enlisted at Bloomington, Ill., in Quartermasters Department; commissioned second lieutenant; assigned to Operating Division, Quartermasters Department, at Washington, D. C. Died at Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, of influenza, January 7, 1919.
 
*BELL, ALBERT DANIEL. Enlisted as chaplain in U. S. Army February 1918, and was attached to 309th Machine Gun Battalion and stationed at Camp Dix, N. J.; transferred to 310th Infantry; sent overseas May 1918; suffered a breakdown from shell-shock while in active service in the front line trenches and sent to a rest hospital; returned to his regiment; died of influenza-pneumonia October 13, 1918.
 
*BOYER, MERLE XERXES. Enlisted in Students’ Army Training Corps and sent to Ft. Sheridan, Ill., for training; transferred to Carthage College Unit; died of pneumonia at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Keokuk, Iowa, October 9, 1918.
 
*MONTGOMERY, CHARLES SUMMER. Enlisted in Quartermasters Department, Governor’s Island, N. Y., April, 1917; assigned to Officers’ Training School, Camp Upton, Yaphank, L. L: sailed for France April 15, 1918; commissioned 2d lieutenant and assigned to Company F, 305th Infantry, 77th Division; trained in Flanders; mortally wounded by a sniper’s bullet in the Argonne Forest offensive September 27, 1918, and died September 28. First man of Gettysburg College lost in the war. Engagements: Vesle-Aisne sector, Meuse-Argonne offensive.
PENNSYLVANIA DELTA
Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pa.
WWI 1917-1918
56 Enlistments
Blue Stars
  
Andrews, Robert M. Enlisted private 29th Engineers, Washington Barracks, Washington, D. C., May 17, 1918; sailed for France; served as lineman and observer in observation post; returned to United States; discharged March 19, 1919. Engagements: Saint-Mihiel offensive. Citations: Citation to battalion by Major General Hines.
 
Armstrong, Foster S. Enlisted private July 14, 1917; detailed to Headquarters Company, 115th Infantry, Camp McClellan, Ala.; promoted corporal; transferred to Air Service and detailed to School Military Aeronautics, Princeton, N. J.; detailed to Garden City, N. Y.; sailed for France, June 1918; served with the Army of Occupation, Germany; returned to United States June 27, 1919; discharged July 9, 1919. Engagements: Toul sector, Saint-Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives.
 
Baum, Paul D. Gettysburg College Unit, Students’ Army Training Corps.
 
*BEAVER, C. WALT. Enlisted at Bloomington, Ill., in Quartermasters Department; commissioned second lieutenant; assigned to Operating Division, Quartermasters Department, at Washington, D. C. Died at Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, of influenza, January 7, 1919.
 
*BELL, ALBERT DANIEL. Enlisted as chaplain in U. S. Army February 1918, and was attached to 309th Machine Gun Battalion and stationed at Camp Dix, N. J.; transferred to 310th Infantry; sent overseas May 1918; suffered a breakdown from shell-shock while in active service in the front line trenches and sent to a rest hospital; returned to his regiment; died of influenza-pneumonia October 13, 1918.
 
Black, Jonathan R. Enlisted private Fort Leavenworth, Kans., April 30, 1917; assigned to 1st Field Signal Battalion, Camp Dick, Tex., May 12, 1917; detailed to Camp Alfred Vail, N. J., September 20, 1917; sailed for France December 24, 1917; detailed to 2d Division, Courmont, France, January 19, 1918; promoted corporal February 15, 1918; promoted sergeant November 15, 1918; entered Germany with the Army of Occupation, December 13, 1919; returned to United States, July 2, 1919; discharged August 9, 1919. Engagements: Marne defensive, Marne offensive, Saint-Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives, Mont Blanc sector.
 
*BOYER, MERLE XERXES. Enlisted in Students’ Army Training Corps and sent to Ft. Sheridan, Ill., for training; transferred to Carthage College Unit; died of pneumonia at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Keokuk, Iowa, October 9, 1918.
 
Bream, Clyde Lower. Enlisted regimental supply sergeant, 58th Infantry. Gettysburg, Pa., June 13, 1917; detailed to Camp Greene, N. C., September 1917; sailed for France May 10, 1918; assigned to 4th Division, Vicinity of Lizy-sur-Ourcq, France, June 13, 1918; detailed to Arm’- Candidate School, Langres, France, August 1, 1918; commissioned 2d lieutenant and assigned to 128th Infantry, 32d Division, September 25, 1918; entered Germany with the Army of Occupation, November 18, 1918; presented Regimental Show in territory occupied by American Troops in Germany; returned to United States April 26, 1919; discharged May 15, 1919. Engagements: Aisne-Marne offensive, Meuse-Argonne offensive. Citations: While with General Mangin’s French Army the 58th Infantry won the title, “Les Brigades Terribles.”
 
Bream, John W. Served in Depot Brigade.
 
Britsch, Charles W. Enlisted private Pennsylvania State Governor’s Troop. Harrisburg, Pa., July 2, 1917; organization federalized and designated 108th Field Artillery, 28th Division, Camp Hancock, Ga.; sailed for France; returned to United States; discharged May 1919. Engagements: Meuse-Argonne offensive, Ypres-Lys, Oise-Aisne, Belgium defensive sector.
 
Cannen, James Vernon. Enlisted private, 441st Engineers, Depot Detachment, May 13, 1918; promoted sergeant 1st class October 1, 1918; discharged February 19, 1919.
 
Clemens, Arthur Kinsley. Enlisted private Company H, 10th Infantry, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., June 1, 1918; transferred to Infantry Officers’ Training School, Camp Pike, Ark.; discharged November 20, 1918.
 
Deitrick, George Albert. Commissioned 1st lieutenant Medical Corps, 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry, June 5, 1917; organization federalized and designated 108th Field Artillery, 28th Division; detailed to Camp Hancock, Ga., August 5, 1917; transferred to 109th Ambulance Company; sailed for France May 18, 1918; returned to United States May 6, 1919; discharged at Camp Dix, N. J., May 24, 1919. Engagements: 5th German offensive, Second Battle of the Marne, Fismes-Vesle, Meuse-Argonne.
 
Demmy, Ralph L. Enlisted private Field Remount Squadron No. 345, Quartermaster Corps, Cincinnati, Ohio, July 15, 1918; detailed to Camp Johnston, Fla., September 15, 1918; sailed for France October 20, 1918; detailed to Selles-sur-Cher, France, November 13, 1918; returned to United States July 1919; discharged with rank of quartermaster sergeant at Camp Dix, N. J., July 10, 1919.
 
Escalera, Emilio, Jr. Lieutenant, U. S. Army.
 
Etshied, Karl W. Gettysburg College Unit, Students’ Army Training Corps.
 
Floto, Carl Thomas. Enrolled apprentice seaman U. S. Naval Reserve Force, Great Lakes, Ill., January 8, 1918; detailed to convoy duty on board USS Denver, May 1, 1918; transferred to City Park Barracks, N. Y., July 1, 1918; to USS Lake Eliko September 1, 1918; detailed to English Channel; returned to United States July 1919; released from active July 23, 1919.
 
Fluhrer, Robert C. Lieutenant, Field Artillery.
 
Froehlich, Samuel Sloane. Entered Infantry Officers’ Training School, Fort Niagara, N. Y., May 11, 1917; commissioned 1st lieutenant Infantry and assigned to 310th Machine Gun Battalion, August 15, 1917; sailed for France; transferred to 157th Division d’Infantrie Francaise, General Gouraud’s Armee; promoted captain August 1, 1918; gassed in action, Battle of Champagne, September 30, 1918; returned to United States February 1919; discharged February 27, 1919. Engagements: Forest d’Argonne, Verdun (Hill No. 304), Vauquois, Battle of Cham¬pagne.
 
Hartman, John E. Capital University Unit, Students’ Army Training Corps.
 
Hetzel, Frederick C. Enlisted private Medical Reserve Corps, December 1917; discharged March 1918.
 
Houser, John Raymond. Gettysburg College Unit, Students’ Army Training School.
 
Houtz, Harold Adam. Enlisted private Air Service December 10, 1917; detailed to Ground School, Princeton University, Princeton, N. J.; promoted sergeant; transferred to Flying School, Mineola, N. Y., August 17, 1918; to Souther Field, Ga., November 9, 1918; commissioned 2d lieutenant, Air Service, and assigned as instructor to Kelly Field, Tex., January 23, 1919; discharged May 19, 1919.
 
Jacobs, Norman G. Enlisted private Ambulance Corps, Columbus Barracks, Ohio, September 5, 1917; transferred to Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., September 12, 1917; to Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., October 22, 1917; promoted corporal January 2, 1918; promoted sergeant May 30, 1918; discharged January 22, 1919.
 
Kohler, David A. Lieutenant, U. S. Army.
 
Lakin, Edmund A. Entered Officers’ Training School, Fort Myer, Va., May 1917; commissioned lst lieutenant; sailed for France; returned to United States; discharged February 28, 1919. Engagements: Saint-Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives.
 
Laverty, George Lauman. Commissioned lst lieutenant Medical Corps May 1918; detailed to New York Neurological Institute, New York City, N. Y.; sailed for France; detailed to Base Hospital No. 70, Allerey Hospital Center, France, September 1918; returned to United States February 1919; detailed to General Hospital No. 2 Fort McHenry, Md., March 1919; discharged June 3, 1919.
 
Lentz, John Max. Second lieutenant, 77th Field Artillery.
 
Loudenslager, P. E. Enlisted private Medical Enlisted Reserve Corps, Philadelphia, Pa., July 1, 1918; discharged December 18, 1918.
 
McCreary, Aaron Monroe. Enlisted Officers’ Training School, Fort Niagara, N. Y., May 11, 1917; commissioned 2d lieutenant Infantry August 15, 1917; assigned to 154th Depot Brigade, Camp Meade, Md.; promoted lst lieutenant February 24, 1918; transferred to Camp Perry, Ohio; to Camp Meade, Md., June 28, 1918; assigned to 808th Pioneer Infantry, July 9, 1918; sailed for France September 1, 1918; arrived at Brest, France September 7, 1918; at Lucy September 12, 1918; at Aubriville St. Pierre, September 18, 1918; at Pompey October 6, 1918; at Aubriville-en-Argonne October 29, 1918; at Ratontoutte November 14, 1918; at Bar-sur-Aube November 17, 1918; at Brest April 28, 1919; returned to United States June 12, 1919; discharged June 28, 1919 at Camp Lee, Va. Engagement: Meuse-Argonne.
 
McNitt, Allan Cummins. Entered service private, Fort Niagara N. Y., September 5, 1917; transferred to Camp Lee, Va.; to Camp Greenleaf, Ga., to to Camp Alfred Vail, N. J.; attained rank sergeant lst class; discharged January 16, 1919.
 
Manges, Edmund L. Commissioned lst lieutenant, Chaplain, November 15, 1917; detailed to 317th Field Artillery, 81st Division; transferred to First Supply Train May 22, 1919; to 26th Infantry, lst Division, July 22, 1919; discharged at Camp Meade, Md., October 25, 1919.
 
Martz, Harold B. Gettysburg College Unit, Students’ Army Training Corps.
 
Miller, Charles Douglas, Jr. Gettysburg College Unit, Students’ Army Training Corps.
 
Miller, Charles K. Gettysburg College Unit, Students’ Army Training Corps.
 
Mishler, Robert.   Aviation branch, U. S. Marine Corps.
 
*MONTGOMERY, CHARLES SUMMER. Enlisted in Quartermasters Department, Governor’s Island, N. Y., April, 1917; assigned to Officers’ Training School, Camp Upton, Yaphank, L. L: sailed for France April 15, 1918; commissioned 2d lieutenant and assigned to Company F, 305th Infantry, 77th Division; trained in Flanders; mortally wounded by a sniper’s bullet in the Argonne Forest offensive September 27, 1918, and died September 28. First man of Gettysburg College lost in the war. Engagements: Vesle-Aisne sector, Meuse-Argonne offensive.
 
Opperman, E. C. Enrolled yeoman 3d class, U. S. Naval Reserve Force April 27, 1918; called to active duty and placed in charge of Enlisted Personnel Section, Office of District Supervisor, Naval Overseas Transportation Service, Norfolk, Va., August 21, 1918; released from active duty February 13, 1919.
 
Phillips, Samuel E. Enlisted private Camp Meade, Md., June 3, 1918; assigned to 314th Infantry, 79th Division; sailed for France July 8, 1918; transferred to Medical Corps; detailed to 10th Training Area, Dijon, France; returned to United States; discharged May 30, 1919. Engagements: Sector 304 defensive, Meuse-Argonne offensive, Montfaucon, Grand Montagne, Troyon sector defensive.
 
Power, Edmund E. Enlisted private Engineers, November 8, 1917; detailed to 23d Engineers; sailed for France’- returned to United States; attained rank of sergeant; discharged at Camp Dix, N. J., June 18, 1919. Engagement: Meuse-Argonne.
 
Reen, Calvin C. Gettysburg College Unit, Students’ Army Training Corps.
 
Reen, Gilbert.    Gettysburg College Unit, Students’ Army Training Corps.
 
Rice, Reuil K. G. Gettysburg College Unit, Students’ Army Training Corps.
 
Rice, Statton L. Corporal, Infantry.
 
Ryall, Thomas M., Jr. Enlisted private June 20, 1918; detailed to Central Officers’ Training School; transferred to 320th Provisional Regiment November 30, 1918; discharged August 28, 1919.
 
Schoenberger, Alden K. Gettysburg College Unit, Students’ Army Training Corps.
 
Snively, Robert M. Enlisted private lst Maryland National Guard July 14, 1917; organization federalized and designated 115th Infantry, 29th Division; detailed to Camp McClellan, Ala., September 12, 1917; promoted battalion sergeant major June 1918; sailed for France June 12, 1918; returned to United States May 27, 1919; discharged at Camp Meade, Md., June 7, 1919. Engagements: Defense of Center sector, Haute Alsace.
 
Snyder, John E. Gettysburg College Unit, Students’ Army Training Corps.
 
Sowers, Jay Claire. Enlisted private Army Transport Service January 8, 1918; appointed quartermaster clerk and assigned to transport USS Erny; promoted quartermaster agent May 21, 1918; made five trips to France; discharged Newport News, Va., March 31, 1919.
 
Spangler, George W. Gettysburg College Unit, Students’ Army Training Corps.
 
Thomas, John Francis. Gettysburg College Unit, Students’ Army Training Corps.
 
Wickersham, Frank Brewster. Enlisted private Air Service, January 16, 1918; called to active duty and detailed to Ground School, Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y., June 1918; transferred to Camp Dick, Tex., September 1918; to Ellington Field, Tex., October 15, 1918; discharged December 12, 1918;
 
Winter, Charles A. Ensign, U. S. Naval Reserve Force.
 
Wolf, Robert J. Commissioned lst lieutenant chaplain, July 12, 1918; detailed to School for Chaplains, Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., August 15, 1918; assigned to 32d Machine Gun Battalion Camp Meade, Md., October 10, 1918; transferred to Headquarters, Camp Meade, Md., August 2, 1919; discharged October 10, 1919.
 
Wolfe, Benjamin Henry. Gettysburg College Unit, Students’ Army Training Corps.
 
Wright, Vernon Mellinger. Gettysburg College Unit, Students’ Army Training Corps.