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WORLD WAR I
CASUALTIES OF AMERICAN ARMY OVERSEAS

REPORTED ON AUGUST 21, 1918

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LATE LIST KILLED IN ACTION

LIEUTENANTS

John Andrew Doherty, Boston, Mass. 
George M. Gerald Jr., Beloit, Wis. 

SERGEANTS

Guss Arnold, Highland Park. Ky. 
Clarence B. Perkins, North Star, Mich. 
Rothshey E. Williams, Roan Mountain, Tenn. 

CORPORALS

Charles Albrecht, St. Louis, Mo. 
Louis A. Mangold, Milwaukee, Wis. 
Charles J. Skaleski, Oneida, Wis. 

COOK 

Martin A. Jacobson, Litchville, N. D. 

PRIVATES

Otto a. Base, Milwaukee, Wis. 
Omar D. Beck, Butierville, I

  [Name: Omar Davis Beck 
  [Army #: 47,819
  [Registrant: yes, Mountrail county
  [Birth Place: Hot Springs, Ark.
  [Birth Date: 01 Mar 1892
  [Parent's Origin: of American parents
  [Occupation: farmer
  [Comment: enlisted in Company D, 1st Infantry, North Dakota 
  [National Guard, at Minot, on Aug. 21, 1917; served in Company 
  [D, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard (Company D, 164th 
  [Infantry), to Jan. 9, 1918; Company I, 18th Infantry, to 
  [discharge. Grade: Corporal, Oct. 24, 1918; overseas from 
  [Dec. 15, 1917, to Sept. 3, 1919; wounded, slightly, 
  [July 18, 1918. Engagements: Offensive: Aisne-Marne. 
  [Defensive: Montdidier-Noyon. 
  [Defensive Sectors: Ansauville (Lorraine); Cantigny (Picardy). 
  [Discharged at Camp Merritt, N. J., on Sept. 6, 1919, as a 
  [Corporal. Cited in General Orders No. 5, Headquarters, 1st 
  [Infantry Brigade, AEF, Selters, Germany, June 1, 1919, for 
  [gallant conduct and self-sacrificing spirit displayed during 
  [the battles of Montdidier-Noyon defensive, Aisne-Marne offensive, 
  [St. Mihiel offensive, and Meuse-Argonne offensive. The success 
  [of these engagements was due to the efforts and spirit of the 
  [officers and enlisted men engaged. Entitled to wear a silver star. 

Eight Chicago zone men were named in the official casualties of 
yesterday. Four were killed in action, three were wounded severely, 
and one was wounded, degree undetermined. In addition, relatives 
received telegraphic word of two other soldiers being wounded and 
one dying of wounds.

Private "Nick" Cuza, killed in action, was 27 years old and had 
 been in America only a short time from Italy. He was among the 
 first Chicago men to become members of the national army. He 
 made his home with a cousin, Michael Sparta, 248 Alexander street.
 [Nick Cuza, born October 1, 1890, in Italy.   He was a laborer in a
 factory and was single.  Blue eyes, brown hair.]

Private John Mateuszyk, killed in action, was 26 years old, and 
 became a member of the national army last September. He went to 
 France with Company D, One Hundred and Twenty-eighth infantry. He 
 formerly lived at 3325 Fisk street.  Was a Native Swede.

Private Carl E. Berggren, killed in action, was 27 years old and 
 was a member of Company C, Twenty-eighth infantry. He was a 
 bricklayer and made his home here with his brother, Gustave 
 Berggren, 6555 Langley avenue. He was born in Sweden.
 [Carl E. Berggren, born April 14, 1891, and was from Woodhill,
 Illinois.  Blue eyes, brown hair.]

Corporal Lawrence R. Wolfe died of wounds received in action, 
 according to telegraphic notification received yesterday by his 
 mother, Mrs. Lawrence R. Wolfe of 3003 Elim avenue, Zion City. He 
 became a member of the national army last March. He leaves a 
 brother, Lloyd, also in the draft. The two decided that the one 
 drawing the lowest number should go to war, the other to remain at 
 home to support the mother.

Lieut. Paul W. Leisner, wounded severely, was a member of Company A, 
 One Hundred and Second infantry, and received his commission at the 
 second officers' training camp at Fort Sheridan. His wife, Mrs. 
 Florence M. Leisner, and two children live at 914 Main street, 
 Evanston. He was leading his platoon in a charge "over the top" 
 when he was struck in the legs by machine gun bullets.

Corporal Royal Cook, wounded severely, is a son of Mrs. Sarah D. 
 Cook of 2954 North Robey street. He became a member of the national 
 army last September. He has two brothers in the service.

Private John F. Puskarz, wounded severely, is 28 years old and was 
 born in Poland, where his parents still live. He made his home here 
 with his sister, Mrs. Annie Antosz, 1326 Cornell street. He has two 
 brothers, Stanley and Walter, in the Austrian army.

Corporal James A. Williams, Company G, One Hundred and Thirty-second 
 infantry, formerly the Second infantry, Illinois National guard, 
 has been wounded, degree undetermined, according to a letter 
 received by his mother, Mrs. Cora Williams, 1161 Eddy street, from 
 Col. Abel Davis.

Private O. "Jack" Hamilton, Battery F, One Hundred and Forty-ninth 
 field artillery, has been slightly wounded in action, according to a 
 letter received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Hamilton, 4409 
 Beacon street. He was formerly Col. Henry J. Reilly's orderly.

Private Richard G. Redemske, killed in action, lived at 3341 North 
 Seeley avenue. His picture and news of his being killed were 
 published Monday, Aug. 19.

Corporal John F. Smith, reported officially as a prisoner at Camp 
 Darmstadt, Germany, is a son of Frank and Valintena Wroblewski of 
 4920 Oakdale avenue. He changed his name to Smith when he joined 
 the service. He was a member of Company F, Seventh infantry.

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