A look back at Iowa's contribution to the Great War.



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The following Iowans have been reported as killed in action or died of wounds or disease during the last week: Joseph M. Krubes, Britt; Ramie Richard, Grand Junction; William G. Gillpatrick, Waterloo; James H. Hanawait, Boone; Alva Burgess, Centerville; L.M.L. Eno, Havelock; Gust B. Anderson, Des Moines; Charles H Miller, Blanchard; John Halbur, Carroll; Malcom Lafftaas, Northwood; Carl F. Nomsen, Wall Lake; Miles R. Rambarger, Ft. Madison; James Z. Hurd, Green; Howard Franklin McCormick, Sumner; Corp. Paul r. Dixon, Mystic; Ernest E. Raygor, Coon Rapids; Claude J. Kruse, Manning; L:ieut. Oliver P. Byam, Sioux Rapids; Everett Dillon, South English; Orie G. Klous, Scranton; Sgt. Fred O. McNulty, Des Moines; Corp. Clifford C. Olson, Garner; Roy S. Gittens, Iowa City; Julius C. Grein, Bancroft; Luke Hildebrand, Leeds; Francis J. McNiff, Anthon; John C. Musselman, Leon; Corp. Glenn E. Rhodes, Sloan; August Nelson, Council Bluffs; Adolph B. Wesburg, Forest City; Clarence De Boer, Ashton; Henry Nelson, Independence; William A. Sherer, Burlington; Leo L. Goeke, Baxter; Sgt. Robert E. Hanahan, Webster City; Lester R. Griffith, Vinton; William G. O'Brien. Boone.


- Sgt. Oliver G. Lee returned home Thursday. He had been stationed at Camp Pike and was sent to Camp Dodge to receive his honorable discharge. It is needless to ask "Twisy" how he feels as he looks mighty fine.

- Oliver Iverson came up from Camp Dodge Thursday to spend his few days' furlough with his parents here. He returned Tuesday morning and does not expect to get back to Ruthven again until the middle of the summer, when he will receive his discharge.


~ source: Ruthven Free Press, Ruthven, Palo Alto, Iowa, Wednesday, Jan 22, 1919
~ transcribed by volunteer for Palo Alto Co, IA USGenWeb Project, http://www.celticcousins.net/paloalto/index.htm