Lawrence Schenck


Special to the Gazette. Iowa City, Ia, March 24 - Corp. Raymond J. White has returned to Iowa City, practically well again after suffering since October, 1918, because of mustard gassing in the Argonne forest. He was also shot in the foot, the side and the hand, but those wounds healed promptly, last fall. The gassing kept him in the hospital from Oct 30, to a few weeks ago. He was unconscious after being prostrated for hours, and was left "for dead" on the field, his comrades thinking that the shell had killed him. White's adventures were other-wise thrilling, at St. Mihiel, Verdun, Champagne and in the Meuse-Argone campaign. During the period from August to the close of October, he had but four days, when he was not under shellfire, with Company D, 358th Infantry, 90th Division.

Lawrence Schenck, of Iowa City, was killed by a machine gun bullet, as he stood less than two feet from White. James Stinocher, another Iowa City boy, was hit by a shell a few feet away, and his leg was torn off. He died in the hospital as a result. The former was in White's platoon, and Stinocher was in his squad. Stinocher's brother died in camp in America.

~Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette, March 24, 1919

Stinocher, Private James. Died France, Nov 15, 1918. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stinocher, Iowa City.

Stinocher, Private Edward. Died Camp Cody, New Mexico, December 24, 1917. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stinocher, Iowa City.


-transcribed and Submitted by Sharyl Ferrall for Iowa in the Great War
Iowa GenWeb County Coordinator, Allamakee, Clayton, Winnebago counties
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