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THE BOYS WHO WENT TO WAR: A HISTORY

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On that day in early April 1917 when Congress at the request of President Wilson, declared war in Germany, Bennie Bruce, a Mountain Home Boy went to Nampa and enlisted in company B of the Second Idaho Regiment. A day later Harry Isaacs, then employed in Boise, enlisted in company H. Charley Maxwell had joined company B the summer before for the insurrection on the Mexican border and he went to Nampa to report for duty. Medric Labbee was already a member of company K and he reported to his company. These were Elmore county's first soldiers of the World War, and within a week more than a dozen other boys had joined the Idaho National Guard. Three or four had enlisted in the regular army and Bruce Stanfield went to Salt Lake and joined the Navy. It was at this time that the people at home began to compile a list of the young men and women who were offering to make the Supreme sacrifice for the ideals of liberty and humanity. The list was kept with reverential care and each new name added with tears and rejoicing, until the plan began to grow to make it possible to issue a memorial booklet to give to these young people. Until the end of the world War the list was kept up to date as far as possible. When work on the compilation of this history was begun, letters were sent to all the men and women whose names appeared on the list, asking them for pictures and short biographical sketches and pictures of as many as possible. The work of compiling the date secured was undertaken by Mrs. C. E. Mason, who spent a great amount of effort in the work. For months she corresponded with the returned war veterans and their relatives and from the information collected, compiled the data. In September 1919, the War Mothers organization in Mountain Home assisted by patriotic citizens put on a day of celebration for the returned veterans, and histories and biographies of many of them were secured on that day. The celebration consisted of a dinner at noon served to more than 150 veterans and their wives and sweethearts, an afternoon of street sports, participated in only by returned service men, another big dinner in the evening and an evening of dancing. During the afternoon in behalf of the County commissioners, Will H. Gibson, in a welcoming speech, presented to each of the returned veterans an illuminated certificate of appreciation. These certificates were issued for all of the names on the list of the Elmore county service men, but a large number of them were never delivered, because it was impossible to locate the owners. There were eight or more boys from Elmore county on the first list who lost their lives in the war, four of them, Carl Miller, Levi Kellogg. Thad Prince and William Miller having been killed in action. The proceeds from the sale of this book are to be added to a fund for the building of a memorial building for the men who went to the aid of their country, various organizations in the country having signified their intention of helping in the construction of a building that will be used as a meeting place for the American Legion and as a community hall. In this building will be collected memorials of the work done in Elmore county and it will be a public monument for all time. Various civic and public bodies will donate the funds. There will be an appropriation available from the state, and the county commissioners will be asked to match the state's donation. The Sub Rosa club, the leading women's club of Mountain Home, has acquired a tract of land which they intend to donate for a site, and the American Legion is already beginning to accumulate a fund toward the fitting up of their room in the building. This book is intended to be a permanent memorial record which the owners will preserve so that in future years they will have printed records of the part Elmore county and her boys and girls actually took in the suppression of the Hun, and the menace to civilization that the ideals of the Central empires represented. The list as given in this book contains 389 names, which is approximately 10 percent of the population of the entire county. It is not believed that this list is complete as a large number of men enlisted in other counties and states or joined through the selective service boards of other states where they happened to be away from home at the time of the call. Numbers of boys who had resided in Elmore county nearly all their lives moved away befor becoming members of the American army, but all such have been added to the list and claimed as Elmore County's boys so far as their war records could be discovered. The list of 389 names is given first and immediately following are given biographical sketches where such sketches could be secured, without any selection for branch or time of service or extent of participation in the activities against the central empires.

{Note: * Indicates a biography included; names in parenthesis have biographies but were not in the original list; where alternate spellings are shown they were also contained within the original text.}

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Axel Olson

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{Allen L. O'Neill} * Allen L. O'Neill enlisted at Moscow, Idaho, October 1, 1918 and was assigned to Co. B. He took a special course in the University of Idaho for Aerial work and was selected for the officers training school at Presidio, November 2. He was ready to go to the Presidio November 9 and the Armistice was signed so he was recalled. Demobilization of Camp Moscow began, September 16 and completed September 21. Allen L. O'Neill is the third son of James and Mary Donnelly O'Neill to enlist in the war. He, too is a native son of Idaho. He received his education in the Mountain Home schools.
Garrett James O'Neill * Garrett James O'Neill, of Glenns Ferry, was in the medical detachment of the spruce production division. He enlisted at Ft. Douglas, Utah, May 7 1918. He was in Vancouver Barracks, Vancouver, Washington, three months, at Fort Riley, Kansas a short while, and served in a field hospital on the Olympic Peninsula four months and a half. He was discharged at Vancouver Barracks, January 27, 1919. Army identification number 846852. Mr. O'Neill was born in Evanston, Wyoming, March 15, 1886, and was 32 years old when he enlisted. He is the son of Garrett and Johanna B. O'Neill. He attended the Public Academy, all Hallows College and the University of Illinois. He lives in Glenns Ferry where he is part owner of a drug store.
James Albert O'Neill * James Albert O'Neill was born at Elmore's old county seat, Rocky Bar, August 28, 1891. He was educated in the grammar schools of the county. He received his call to service April 31, 1918 and went to Camp Lewis, Washington, where he was assigned to Co. C. 316 Signal Field Battalion. From Camp Lewis he went to Camp Merritt, New Jersey, and thence to England and France. He went forward with his company to the first line trenches where he stayed a short time. The 27th day of September, 1918 he was operated on at Base Hospital No. 6. He was confined to bed for a month then placed in a replacement camp at Colletters, France. After the Armistice was signed he was assigned to post office duty as register clerk at St. Florent, France, and later went to St. Agman for duty in the same line of work. After spending eleven months in France he returned to America, reaching home in July, 1919. His number was 2204411. His father was James O'Neill and his mother is Mary Donnelly O' Neill.
Larkin Alucious. O'Neill *

Larkin Alucious O'Neill is a son of James and Marry Donnelly O'Neill and was born at Pine, Idaho, June 17, 1895. He attended the school at Mountain Home and the Oregon Agricultural college. When twenty two years old he enlisted at Boise, in the Av. S. A. and was sent to Fort Douglass at Salt Lake and then to San Antonio, Texas, where with about eighty other men he was chosen as a cadet for schooling in balloon observation work at Fort Omaha and later at Columbia University, Ohio. After completing this line of study he was sent to Arcadia, California for a course in flying. He then returned to Camp John Wise as second lieutenant and was attached to 78th Company, October 5, 1918 and assigned duty as maneuvering officer covering the state of Texas with balloon demonstrations. He returned to Mountain Home during the summer of 1919.

Oscar L. Orbeck * Oscar L. Orbeck was born March 24, 1896, at Appleton, Minnesota. He is the son of Anton and Ida Harris Orbeck. He attended school at Hill City, Idaho. September 19, 1917 at the age of twenty-one he entered the service of his country at Camp Lewis , Washington. He was assigned to Co. A. 347 Machine Gun Battalion, 91st Division. He went abroad with his division and through the intensive training at Versa ignes, through the campaign at St. Mihiel and the Meuse Argonne, then into Belgium and with the Army of Occupation into Germany, and came home without an injury. He is now at Wendell, Idaho.
Elmore Jean. Ottenheimer * Elmore Jean Ottenheimer enlisted at Mountain Home, Idaho, where he was born. He was sent to Camp Lewis, Washington, and still was on duty when the Armistice was signed. He belonged to the 46th Company, 166th Depot Brigade, identification number, 3144318. On being discharged, he returned to Mountain Home. He enlisted at the age of 26, having been born in 1892. His father was Jacob Ottenheimer and his mother's maiden name was Josephine Wells. He was married to Margaret Lee, August 24, 1917, at Mountain Home.
William Frank Ottenheimer * William Frank Ottenheimer entered the service at Mountain Home, June 13, 1918, and hoined the University of Idaho detachment. He was transferred to the 74th Field Artillery, and was promoted to the grade of Sergeant. On being discharged he returned to Mountain Home, the place of his birth and education, where he now resides. Army identification number 3425197. He enlisted at the age of 25, having been born in April, 1893. His father's name was Jacob Ottenheimer, and his mother's maiden name, Josephine Wells. He was married May 22, 1917, to Mae McMahan, at Gooding, Idaho.
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{Andrew Joseph Page} *

Andrew Joseph Page enlisted at Boise, Idaho, September 19, 1917. He was assigned to Battery B, Regiment 346, Division 91, Field Artillery. He was at Camp Lewis, Washington, and then at Camp Mills, New York, then at Camp Merritt, New Jersey, from which place he sailed for France to Camp de Longe and Camp Pontanagen, France. Identification number 2269067. He was born at Nampa, Idaho, March 11, 1895, and is the son of Frank and Marion A. York Page. August 15, 1917 he was married to Ann Matilda Parkin at Boise, Idaho. He is at present farming near Boise, Idaho.
Edwin {Edmund} Oscar Page * Edmond Oscar Page, enlisted in the service at Mountain Home, Idaho, November 2, 1917. He was twenty five years of age at the time of enlistment. He was in the Infantry service with Company K., Regiment 162, Division 41st. His identification number was 80049. He was soon transferred to 304 M. G. Bn. Was promoted to Wagoner. He received training at Camp Lewis also at Camp Mills, was in Woodley, England and at Mehun, France. He was in the service nineteen months and overseas seventeen months. He was on the front battle line between 125 and 130 days and was at the front when the Armistice was signed. Was discharged at Fort D.A. Russell. He was born at Nampa, Canyon County, Idaho, June 7, 1892. His father's name is Frank Page and his mother's maiden name was Marian Adelphia York. He attended the grammar schools. Home address is Lenox, Idaho. He is unmarried and at present is farming.
Aston Shaw Peake * May 24, 1918, Aston Shaw Peake enlisted at Boise and was first sent to Ft. Douglas, Utah. From here he went to Ft. Sill, Oklahoma where after four weeks intensive drill he was assigned to the 11th Field Artillery, a 6 inch Howitzer Regiment. July 5th he left for Camp Mills, New York, from which camp he sailed on the Caronia for England. He landed at Liverpool, July 26. After a few days in Winchester he went to South Hampton and embarked for Cherbourg, France. From this point he marched three miles to an English rest camp. August 4 he left this camp on one of the celebrated excursion trains, labeled 40 Honinies {men} or 8 chevel {horses}. After three days he arrived at La Valdahon, a great French artillery camp on the Swiss Border where he received intensive training for two and a half months. He was sent to the front in October. At this time he was transferred from the 6th to the 9th Division. He was in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive from October 25th until the signing of the Armistice. His special work was in the telephone detail as "trouble shooter" and switch board operator. He remained on the Meuse river for a month after the Armistice was signed then hiked to the Cote D'Area where he was billeted. He visited Nimes in southern France, also Dijon, Lyons, Avignon and Paris. He sailed from Brest June 3, 1919 on the Mount Vernon and landed at Hoboken, New Jersey, June 10, from which place he went to Camp Mills and from there to Ft. D. A. Russell, Wyoming, where he was discharged June 21. He is the son of Rev. John A. Peake and Elizabeth Charlotte {McDowell} Peake, and was born at Wilkesbarre, Luzeine County, Philadelphia, December 17, 1896. He is a graduate of the Mountain Home High School and has taken normal school work for several years. He is now superintendent of schools at Bliss, Idaho.
{Thurston Pence} * Thurston Pence, the son of John and Emily Pence, was born at Three Creek, Owyhee County, Idaho, April 24, 1895. He received his education at the Mountain Home high school and Utah Agricultural College at Logan When twenty-three years old he was called to serve his country and enlisted in the U. S. Marines at Twin Falls, Idaho. He was assigned to 55 Co. 5 Reg. 2 Division and later transferred to the 66 Co., 5 Reg. 2 Division. Since his discharge he has been on the range caring for his cattle.
Lafayette Pendergrass No information available.
Wm. E. Pendergrass No information available.
Isom E. Perkins No information available.
Rolland George Pierce * Rolland George Pierce was born at Lodi, Custer County, Nebraska, June 9. 1891. His parents were Samuel N. and Adaline Lathrop Pierce. He attended school at Lodi, Nebraska and Mountain Home. Had one year in high school. He enlisted in the Naval Reserve at Mountain Home May 13, 1918, but was not called until July 29, 1918. His first training was at Bremerton, Washington, where he remained about three weeks, going from there to Seattle. In September he was sent from Seattle to Charleston, South Carolina. Ten days later he went to Pensacola, Florida, where he completed his training at the Naval Air Station. He has been transferred to the Aviation Branch. He was promote from Seaman Second Class to Seaman Second Class "A". He was released March 1, 1919. Since his release he has been working for the state, looking after "water rights" near America Falls, Idaho.
Chas. Harry Pike * Charles Harry Pike left Mountain Home , March 29, 1918 and joined the mechanics at Camp Lewis, Washington where he was a member of 7 Co., Second Battalion, 166 D. B. Later he was transferred to the second company. He was discharged from Camp Lewis, February 3, 1919. He was born at Atchison, Kansas, May 2, 1889, and is the son of Edward and Martha Bell Pike. On July 26, 1817 he was married to Miss Mabel Wolf at La Grande, Oregon. He is now a lumber grader at La Grande, Oregon.
Voris Robert Porter * Voris Robert Porter enlisted in the Infantry at Mountain Home, April 5, 1917, joining Company B. Reg. 2nd Idaho, at the age of 26 years. He was transferred to Bat. B. of the 146 F. A. in August of 1917. After several months training and guard duty in the United States he sailed for foreign service in December, 1917. He was promoted to First Class Private March 7th 1919. After several months in France and eight or nine months on the front he was transferred to the Army of Occupation and returned home in August of 1919 without an injury. His number was 238797. Voris Porter is the only son of Charles E. Porter and Elva Porter, he was born in Butte, Montana, February 22, 1891, but for the past twenty years has made his home in or near Mountain Home where he went to school. He now resides in Boise, Idaho.
Lon Potter * No information available.
Oliver F. Potter No information available.
Thomas Potter * Thomas Potter is the son of James and Jennie Winter Potter and was born at Silver City, Utah, August 23, 1896. He has lived for many years at Pine, Idaho where he attended school. When twenty two years of age he was called into service. He left Mountain Home September 3, 1918 for Camp Lewis, Washington. He now lives at Pine, Idaho.
Thomas W. Potter Born in Rocky Bar, Idaho, June 1883. Worked in Elmore County a good part of his life, at stock raising. He enlisted at Boise in the Spring of 1918 in Field Squadron in the Quartermaster's Supply Company 312. From Boise he went to Fort Douglas, Utah. Then he went to Camp JoS. E. Johnson in Florida. He was there a short while,. when he was sent to Camp Hill, Newport News to get ready to sail. About two months elapsed from the time of enlistment until he was on the water. He landed at Brest, France. While there he was transferred from 312 to 27 casuals then to General Headquarters Co. No. 706. A good part of the time he was on the Argonne front. While in France he suffered from pains in his head and was in a hospital about six weeks. At present he is engaged in stock raising. He was promoted to Corporal. He came over on the French liner Lorraine. He was discharged July 17th, 1919 at Camp Mills. He is the son of James R. and Frances Breshers Potter.
{William A. Potter} * William A. Potter was born August 5th, 1882 at Rocky Bar, Idaho. He enlisted at Mountain Home and went to Boise and entered Battery B. He went from there to Charlotte, North Carolina and sailed from Hoboken, New Jersey, December 24. 1917. He was in France 18 months, was promoted to Corporal and transferred to the 91st Division. During a battle on the Marne Front he was wounded twice. He was in the battle of Chateau Thierry from July 1st to August 1st , 1918. Also on St. Mihiel front and Belleau Woods, he was wounded and sent back to Markes Base hospital No. 1. He landed in America April 30th, 1919. He pursues the occupation of stock raising and is familiarly called Lon. He is the son of James R. and Frances Breshers Potter, and a brother of Thomas W. Potter who was a member of the Field Remount squadron.
Frederick Povey No information available.

{Thad Prince} *

Thad Prince, of Glenns Ferry, made the "supreme sacrifice". As a member of the Canadian forces, he laid down his life, in service in France, in July of 1918. He was wounded twice on the twenty-second of July, and died the following day. He was buried in France, July 24, 1918. Thad Prince enlisted at Vancouver, B. C., at the age of twenty, and received the identification number, 1016010. He was a member of D. company of his unit in the Canadian forces. He was born in Argentine, Kansas, the son of F. A. and Lou McConnell Prince, and attended school in Nampa, Idaho.
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Edward O. Ramsey

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Chas. W. Rasmussen * Charley W. Rasmussen, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Rasmussen, was born in Bottineau, North Dakota, January 14, 1892. He came to Mountain Home when very small and attended the public school. He enlisted in the Army at Boise, July 28, 1917, and was assigned to Company H, Second Regiment, 41st Division. Was later transferred to Co. E, Second Engineers, Second Division. He was among the first of the Idaho boys to land in France and had his first real service at Verdun, March 15 to May 15, 1918. At the Marne from June 1st until July 16, went "over the top" at Soissons July 18 and left there July 20. He took part at St. Mihiel and Champagne. The Second Engineers were at the Meuse Argonne. He was in the trenches when the armistice was signed. After the signing of the Armistice the Second Engineers became part of the Army of Occupation. They were in Beaumont until November 17th and in Belgium November 19.He ate a real American dinner Thanksgiving day at Mersch, Luxemburg. The Second Engineers are proud of one feat they accomplished after a ten days drill, the building of the pontoon bridge across the Rhine at Hornigen, this bridge was 1450 feet long and was built in 58 minutes. It contained 96 pontoon boats. It took the Germans five hours and twenty minutes to put it in. The French between three hours and four hours, the 308th American Engineers two hours and twenty five minutes. Many Germans were present when the Second Engineers performed this herculean task. After being overseas twenty one months, seven of which were in the Army of Occupation, Charley returned to America and was discharged August 16, 1919, with the rank of Corporal. He returned to Mountain Home and January 12, 1920 was married to Elizabeth Fairman, and is now employed at the Swan Laundry.
John B. Ray * John Ray was born at Vonroe, Monroe County, Tennessee, November 241890. His father is George W. Ray and his mother's maiden name was Sallie Grayson. He attended four different schools. At the age of twenty seven he entered the service of his country, going from Mountain Home, August 9,1918, arriving at Camp Fremont, California, August 12, where he joined the infantry, being a member of Co. F., 12 Inf., Division 8. The division that was two days out at sea when the Armistice was signed. Since his discharge he is working for the Latimore Sheep Company with head-quarters at Mountian Home, Idaho.
Bert Reddington No information available.
Allen Lemley Reeb Allen Lemley Reeb was born at Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. His father is Jacob C. Reeb. His mother's maiden name was Minnie Louise Schnartz. He attended public school in Colorado. April 29, 1917, just twenty two days after the United States entered the war, he enlisted in the Infantry at Klamath Falls, Oregon. He was a member of the Machine Gun Company 1st U. S. Infantry. He was later transferred to Co. H, 1st U. S. Infantry, from which company he received his discharge. He was promoted to corporal and then to sergeant. He now lives at Glenns Ferry, Idaho.
Earl Reed {Reeb} * No information available.
Wm. A. Reid No information available.
Carl E. Rennecker No information available.
Ralph S. Reynolds * March 27, 1917, Ralph S. Reynolds enlisted at Twin Falls, Idaho in the 2nd Idaho Infantry. He was a member of the Headquarters Co., which did guard duty in Northern Idaho and Utah in the summer of 1917. He was transferred to the 116 Engineers and left for France, November 20, 1917, landing December 10, 1917. Left the 116 Engineers on detached service with the Electrical Engineering Detachment, December 29, 1917., and served on Engineering Board at Advanced General Headquarters of the A. E. F. until the signing of the Armistice. After the signing of the Armistice he served with the Engineering Detachment on rebuilding and reconstruction work, until leaving France, June 12, 1919. He arrived in the United States from overseas June 24, 1919, and was discharged at Camp Mills, July 1, 1919. His identification number was 186410. He was born in Pattensburg, Davis County, Missouri, October 3, 1892. His father is William D. Reynolds. His mother's maiden name was Ora Alice May. He lived in Mountain Home all through his school days, and graduated from high school, then attended the State University. He is now at Twin Falls.
Lawrence Rice No information available.
Basil Rinehart No information available.
Wm. Robertson No information available.
Chas. Firman Robbins * Charles Firman Robbins enlisted as an Auto Mechanic in Section B. of the S. A. T. C. on October 15th, 1918 and was sent to the Training Camp at Moscow, Idaho. After a few weeks in camp, owing to past experience as an auto mechanic and military training he was promoted to a sergeant instructor in auto ignition. His No. was 5207743. Sergeant Robbins was a resident of Mountain Home for seven years before his enlistment. He was born in Bridgeton, New Jersey, June 23 , 1884, the son of William Ware Robbins and Emma Louise Davis Robbins. He attended Bridgeton High School and was five years in the West Jersey Military College. Sergeant Robbins was married to Lola Davis of Mountain Home, July 12th, 1917. They are now residing in Mountain Home.
Glen Roberts No information available.
George F. Robertson * George F. Robertson enlisted at Mountain Home, August 14, 1918, in the Student Army Training Camp and was sent to the Officers' Training School At Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas, where he was assigned to Company K, Second Battalion. He was discharged November 29, soon after the signing of the Armistice. Identification number, 3430085. His address is Glenns Ferry. George Robertson was born in February, 1897, and was 21 years old when he enlisted. He was born in Montpellier, Idaho, his father's name being George W. Robertson and his mother's maiden name Josephine Enderle. He attended Glenns Ferry high school and the University of Idaho. He married Cecil Buffington at Moscow, September 8, 1918.
{William Enderle Robertson} * William Enderle Robertson entered the Fourth Officers' Training Camp, at Camp Lewis, Washington, May 15, 1918. June 23 he was transferred to the Field Artillery Officers' Training Camp at Camp Taylor, Ky.. And August 31 he received his commission as Second Lieutenant in the Field Artillery. He then was transferred to Camp Jackson, September 20 he was sent to the school of fire at Fort Sill, Okla., where he remained until November 22. He then returned to Camp Taylor where he was discharged December 14. Lieut. Robertson was 30 years and 10 months old when he entered the service, having been born July 27, 1887, the son of George Wood and Josephine Enderle Robertson. His birthplace was Ottumwa, Iowa. He attended the Montpellier, Idaho grade school, Burlington, Ia., high school and the University of Idaho. He married Rebekah Robinson, April 17, 1919, in Boise, and his present address is 119 North First Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona.
Alexander E. Ross No information available.
Chester B. Ross * Chester B. Ross is another of the native sons of Idaho. His parents are among the pioneers of the state. Chester was born at Mountain Home, Elmore County, April 17, 1897. He is the son of C. F. and Ida Fountain Ross, who live part of the year on the ranch at Bennett Creek and part of the time at Mountain Home. He attended the grade schools. He left Mountain Home September 3, 1918 for Camp Lewis, Washington and enlisted in the Coast Artillery, Battery B. Reg. 27. He was transferred from 7th to 13th and then to 23rd O. L. Art. Replacement draft and then to 27 Art. He was at Camp Lewis a short time then went to Ft. Stevens, Oregon and later to Camp Eustis, Virginia. He was discharged at Fort Dodge, Iowa, December 24, 1918. In less than four months service he saw a large part of the United States and trained in four camps. He is now at Mountain Home.
Victor Charles Rowett * Victor Charles Rowett entered the service of the United States, June 13, 1918. He first went to the University of Idaho at Moscow where he took a two months course in radio. From there he went to Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, where he was placed in the 3rd training battalion of the Signal Corps. He left Ft. Leavenworth September 27th for Camp Meade, Maryland, arriving October 1, 1918. Two days later he was taken with the influenza and was sent to a Base hospital where he remained until November 8. He was discharged at Fort Logan, Colorado, January 24, 1919. His identification number was 3425205. Victor Charles Rowett is the son of John W. and Annie Mugford Rowett, was born at Rocky Bar, Elmore County, April 8, 1891. He attended school at DeLarma and Silver City. He was married to Miss Lottie Mellen at Mountain Home, July 17, 1919. He and his father have a jewelry store in Mountain Home.

Sedgwick O. Rudge

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Otto Schoenecke

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{Melvin J. Schrock} * At the age of eighteen Melvin G. Schrock began to serve his country by enlisting in the Navy at Salt Lake City, Utah, November 28, 1917. He was transferred many times and promoted from Seaman to Quartermaster Third Class and then to Quartermaster Second Class. October 1, 1919 he was still in the service on board the U. S. S. Renshaw. His parents, Frank W. Schrock and Pearl Ellsworth Schrock reside at Glenns Ferry. Melvin Schrock was born at Aurora, Hamilton County, Nebraska, August 17, 1899. His identification number was 1910664.
Glenn C. Scott No information available.
John Shrum No information available.
Chas. Russell Simmons * Charles Russell Simmons, at the age of twenty-five, enlisted in the service of his country. He left Mountain Home, May 16, 1918, and entered the engineers branch of service. He was in the 466th Pontoon Train He was promoted to horseshoer then to Stable Sergeant. He is one of Idaho's native sons having been born at Weiser, August 20th, 1892. His father's name is John F. Simmons and his mother's name was Flora Newell. He received a common school education. His present address is Prairie, Idaho. His identification number was 657215.
Louis Siron No information available.
Ralph Holtby Skelton * Ralph Holtby Skelton was born at Pine, Elmore County, Idaho, February 2, 1894. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Skelton. He attended school at Pine, Idaho, and in Kansas. He left Mountain Home June 24, 1918 for Camp Lewis, Washington where he was given the identification number 3136042. He was transferred from the 32nd Co. To the 13th French Mortar Battery. He was discharged at Camp Lewis, February the 3, 1919. Ralph works with his father on the ranch near Pine, Idaho.
Vern E. Slater * Vern E. Slater of Mayfield, was in Battery D, 39th Field Artillery, a regiment of the Thirteenth Division, ready to go overseas when the Armistice was signed. He enlisted at Mountain Home, July 22, 1918, and was sent to Camp Lewis, when the Thirteenth Division was formed and trained. His identification number was 3645585. He was born March 29, 1893, at Mayfield, Idaho, which is still his home. He is the son of O. B. Slater and Ella Waymire Slater.
Albert Sloan No information available.
Chas. H. Smith No information available.
Desbro Smith No information available.
Edward A. Smith * Edward A. Smith left Mountain Home, August 9, 1918, for Camp Fremont, California where he was assigned to Co. B, 12th Infantry, Division 8. From Camp Fremont he was sent to Camp Mills, New York and later to Camp Stewart, Virginia. He had one promotion. He is the son of Edward B. Smith and Mary Swinderman Smith and was born at Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington, November, 1894. He received his education in the high school of Bellingham. He was married to Miss Julia Bender at Vale, Oregon in December, 1917. Since his return to civil life he is a farmer at Sunnyside, Idaho.
Harvey N. Smith No information available.
Martin O. Smith No information available.
Thomas Smith No information available.
James B. Smith No information available.
Wm. D. R. Sproat No information available.
James Adam Stafford * James Adam Stafford was born in Blairsburg, Hamilton County, Iowa, March 12, 1895. He is the son of Watson and Eliza {Stafford} Stafford. He has lived in Mountain Home for a number of years and received his education in the high school of this place. At the age of twenty-two he began top serve his country in the Great World War. He was first stationed at Camp Lewis and was a member of Co. A. Battalion 347, Div. 91. After training at Camp Lewis for about ten months he was sent to Camp Merritt, New Jersey. Here he was but a week, when he sailed for France by the way of England. After landing at Liverpool he went to South Hampton from whence he again took whip for Le Havre, France. At Le Havre he took train for Versa ignes where he was given intensive training for six weeks. He was in the front line for the first time at St. Mihiel. He was nest sent to the Meuse Argonne, September 26, where he remained until September 29 when he was wounded in the lower jaw by a piece of shrapnel. He was taken to the hospital, After twenty-five days he went to St. Florin to the replacement depot and rejoined his battalion eight days later in Belgium. That was November 10, the day before the Armistice was signed. He was promoted to 1st Class Private January, 1918, to Corporal, May, 1918 and to Sergeant April, 1919. He landed in New York Easter Sunday, 1919 and was discharged from Fort D. A. Russell, Cheyenne, Wyoming, May 8, 1919. He is now homesteading on the Boise River.
Joshua Bruce Stanfield * Joshua Bruce Stanfield was the first boy to enlist in the U. S. Navy from Mountain Home. Enlisting at Boise, Idaho, April 17, 1917, taking the final examination at Salt Lake, Utah. Going from Salt Lake to San Francisco, California. Entering at Goat Island, California the same month, where he was on guard the Radio, for some time, then being put on guard the Naval Reserve building at San Francisco, California, which was for several weeks. Being transferred from there June, 1917. To San Diego, California, filling various other places of important guardship duties. He was transferred from San Diego, California, November 13, 1917, to Norfolk, Virginia, which place he was until June, 1918 then being transferred to Charleston, South Carolina, receiving a six days furlough for home in July, 1918, returning to Charleston they were immediately transferred to Cuba. Landing August 13, 1918 at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Bruce was born in Mountain Home, August 22, 1901. His father is James Beams Stanfield and his mother is Hattie Hazeltine Shutt Stanfield. He received his education in the public school of Mountain Home and was a member of the high school when he enlisted. He is presently employed in Mountain Home.
August A. Starkman No information available.
Earl D. Standiford No information available.
Charley L, Stevenson No information available.
Clarence Robert Still * Clarence Robert Still enlisted at Salt Lake City, Utah, November 20, 1917 as a fireman. He was promoted from 3rd class fireman to 2nd class fireman. He first went to Goat Island, California then to Mare Island. At this training station he remained some time doing guard duty. He was next transferred to a ship, the U. S. S. "Koningin Der Nederlanden" on which he served for fourteen months. This transport was very fortunate in not being torpedoed although it was fired upon twice. He made a number of trips across going to Genva, Italy; Venice, Italy; Brest, France; St.- Nazaire France; Bordeaux, France; Liverpool, England; Queenstown, Ireland and Marseilles, France. On the last trip over he was given a ten days furlough and spent it in Paris. His last trip was on the U. S. S. Virginian, which is a transport and oil burner. The returning soldiers landed at Hoboken, New Jersey. He was in Brest, France the day the armistice was signed. He was discharged at Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born at Hyampom, Trinity County, California, August 8, 1896. He is the son of Frank Troxel and Maude Sperry Still. He received his education at Glenns Ferry, Idaho. Since returning to civil life he has been employed by the O. S. L. at Glenns Ferry.
John Robert Stratton * John Robert Stratton was born in Monroe County, Tennessee, November 22, 1886. He is the son of Stephen L. Stratton and Mary J. Sloan Stratton. He attended grade and high school and Hinvaffel College in Tennessee. He enlisted in the Infantry at Mountain Home, August 9, 1918, and was a member of Co. F., Regiment 12, Div. 8. He trained at Camp Fremont, California and was later sent to Camp Mills, New York. After the Armistice was signed he was sent to Newport News, Virginia to do guard duty. He was discharged September 4, 1919. His identification number was 4268049. His present address is Mountain Home.
William Dyer Stratton * William Dyer Stratton at the age of thirty entered the service of his country at Camp Gordon, Georgia. He was in the Infantry replacement Regiment and later transferred to 156 Co. Trans. Corps. His identification number was 4560813. He was born at Acorn, Monroe County, Tennessee, March 4, 1888. He is the son of Stephen Stratton and Mary J. Sloan Stratton. He received his education in the Madisonville high school. Since the war closed he is at his old home in Acorn, Tennessee.
Ernest O. Sunval {Sundvall} * Ernest O. Sundvall enlisted at Mountain Home, September 22, 1917. He was assigned to Co. G. 161 Infantry, 41st Division and was transferred to the 2nd Division in March 1918. His identification number was 76122. While fighting in the Aisne-Marne offensive he was wounded in the left leg by a Machine Gun bullet. Ernest O. Sundvall, the son of A. W. and Elizabeth M. Ostrum Sundvall was born at Lulia, Sweden, November 2, 1894. He attended high school. Mr. Sundvall is unmarried and lives at King Hill, Idaho.

Reuben C. Swenson *

Reuben C. Swenson was a chauffeur in the 108th Aero Squadron. He enlisted at Pocatello, Idaho, Janaury 11, 1918, and entered the Army air service. He was 21 years old at the time of enlistment, having been born July 5, 1896. His identification number was 1187563.He was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of Julius and Albertina Anderson Swenson. He attended Salt Lake high school and his home is in Mountain Home
 
 
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