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Monona County


      Edwin D. Bramble, private, first-class, Headquarters Company 102d Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. He performed valuable service in maintaining communication by voluntarily repairing telephone lines under violent artillery bombardment. While so engaged he was seriously wounded.

Residence at enlistment: Mapleton, Iowa (Monona co.)


    Adolph N. Nelson, private, Company H, 131st Infantry. for extraordinary heroism in action near Chipilly Ridge, France, August 9, 1918. Although severely wounded, he, on his own initiative, went out in advance of his lines, armed with an automatic rifle, and mopped up a machine gun nest in which there were three guns. He killed four of the enemy crew, and brought the other two Germans back as prisoners. He set an example of heroism and devotion to duty, performing this service under heavy artillery and machine gun fire.

Residence at enlistment: Soldier, Iowa (Monona co.)


~source: Official Register, State of Iowa 1921-1922, Twenty-Ninth Number, Military Decorations of Iowans in the World War, pg. 360-376

~ Transcribed and contributed by Sharyl Ferrall for Iowa in the Great War Special Project