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WORLD WAR I
CASUALTIES OF AMERICAN ARMY OVERSEAS

REPORTED ON AUGUST 19, 1918

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KILLED IN ACTION

LIEUTENANT COLONEL

Morris N. Liebman, New York, N. Y.

SERGEANTS

Frederick Evans, Lawrence, Mass.
John O. Frydelund, Albert Lea, Minn.
James William Lau, Philadelphia, Pa.
Cullie Lightfoot, Fierro, N. M.
William Henry Vickery Hogan, Mont.
Louis A. Ciravegna, Soulsbyville, Cal.
Otto Foster, Arlington, Vt.
Maurice H. Friedman, Roxbury, Mass.
Walter R. Hall, Pomona, Md.
Clarence M. Kendall, Barnett, Vt.
Frank J. Knaa 

[Below - From the Chicago Tribune, Aug. 19, 1918]

CHICAGO CASUALTIES AND MISSING IN ACTION:

Private Willard Reid, killed in action, was 20 years old and 
 a son of Mr. and Mrs. James Reid of 1455 West Fifty-fifth 
 street. He enlisted in the regular army in April, 1917, and 
 sailed for France with the first contingent of American troops 
 as a member of Company C. Second machine gun battalion. He was 
 formerly a student at the Crane Technical High school.

Private Frank Komski, missing in action, was 30 year old and 
 enlisted in the Three Hundred and Eleventh engineers, Company B, 
 last September. His parents, Frank and Kanna Komski, live in 
 Russia, and he has a brother, Joseph, fighting with the Czecho-Slav 
 forces. Private Komski formerly worked for the Chicago Surface 
 lines in the car repair shops.

Private Michael (Mike) Sajnaj, missing in action, 2816 West 
 Twenty-third street, joined the regular army in 1916 and went to 
 France as a member of the headquarters company, Ninth infantry. 
 He is a son of Joseph and Selma [MISSING-TEXT] Two of his brothers 
 are also in the military service of the United States -- Peter, 
 with the National army at Camp Custer, and Leo, Company A, Three 
 Hundred and Thirty-ninth infantry, now in France.

Private Frank J. Fencl, wounded severely, is a son of Anton and 
 Anna Fencl of 5404 South Rockwell street. He is a member of the 
 Seventeenth field artillery. He formerly worked for the Great 
 Western Electric company.

Private Frank P. Lillis, wounded severely, is a member of Battery C, 
 Seventeenth field artillery. He is the son of Mrs. Mary Lillis of 
 4345 Grenshaw street. Prior to enlisting last September he was a 
 fireman for the Chicago and Northwestern railroad.

Private Darrell H. Call, died of wounds, was a member of the 
 Eighty-first company, Sixth regiment of United States marines. 
 He enlisted in May, 1917. His parents, R. M. and Jeanette Call, 
 live at 4738 West End avenue. He formerly attended the Austin High 
 school.

A memorial service was held yesterday at the St. Luke Evangelical 
 Lutheran church in Belmont avenue for Private Richard Redemske, 
 whose mother, Mrs. Augusta Redemske, lives at 3341 North Seeley. 
 The Rev. Otto C. A. Boecler, pastor of the church, announced that 
 Private Redemske had been killed in action July 19. His is the 
 first gold star in the church's 105 starred service flag.

Private Welch Bounds, died of discase was listed as living at 2216 
 Fulton street, but no one could be found there who knew him.

Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill., Aug. 18. -- [Special.] -- Father Thomas 
 F. Burke, priest in charge of St. Mary's church in Chicago, enlisted 
 the pwoer of the church to strengthen the arms of Blackhawk fighting 
 men today in a stirring was sermon which featured the impressive 
 field mass held in the open air boxing arena. "To fight for this 
 country," declared the priest. "is a holy and sacred duty we owe to 
 Almighty God. You Catholic soldiers will go across the sea with the 
 spirit that animated Joan of Arc, the spirit that strengthened 
 St. John of Capistrane against the Turks."

[Below - From the New York Times, Aug. 19, 1918]

MOTHER OF 17 BEREAVED

Has Lost Three Sons In Massacre and One at Front.

JOSEPH SALITSKY, killed in action, was one of seventeen children,
 three of whom were killed in the massacre of Kishineff eleven years
 ago.  He made his home with his mother, a widow at 153 Seigel
 Street, Brooklyn.  Mrs. Salitsky, who was distracted when she
 learned on last Monday of her son's death, hid the War Department's
 message from two others of her sons, who are at camps in the vicinity
 of New York.  Before Morris was killed, Mrs. Salitsky had three sons
 with the American Army in France.  Two of them enlisted and Joseph
 went in shortly after the first draft.

SAMUEL CRANDALL, killed in action, lived with relatives at 161 Maujer
 Street, Brooklyn.  He was 23 years old, and was drafted last year. He
 went to Camp Upton and later became a member of the Machine Gun 
 company of the Fourth Infantry.  He was killed on July 23.

ARTHUR F. CLOSS, missing in action, is a son of Frederick Closs, of
 194 Cornelia Street, Brooklyn.  He enlisted in 1917 at Fort Slocum.
 He is 22 years old.

MORRIS PELTZ was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Peltz of 420 Jerome 
 Street, Brooklyn.  He was a member of Company C, 16th Infantry, and
 died of wounds received in action on June 9.  He enlisted in the
 regular army four years ago and before going to France saw service on
 the Mexican border.

HELLEL AGRAMOWSKI, missing, enlisted in 1917 and was assigned to the
 9th Infantry.  He was born in Russia and deserted from the Russian
 Army to come to the United States four years ago.  His home was at
 300 Saratoga Avenue, Brooklyn.  In a letter received by a brother,
 David, dated July 12.  Agramowski said he had been cited in orders.

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