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fighters. Would like to be a ladies' man. Rather secretive about his
trips to Coblenz.



PvT. James W. Reed. "Reed."

3029 54th South, East, Portland, Ore.

Speaks English, French and German fluently and gets along fine with
the girls. Likes to give the impression that he is highly educated. Deals
in long worded discussions and never runs out of wind. Wears eye
glasses to improve his looks. Solicits correspondence.

"Jimminy Crickets."

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Pvt. Thomas J. Reynolds. " Reynolds."

429 K. Buchanan St., Portland, Ore.

Found it hard work to subsist on Battery feed and pack projectiles
after spending most of his time in the Headquarters Company. He soon
got accustomed to the Battery work and was a good man on the ammuni-
tion detail. He came to us at Nantillois.



Pvt. Arthur H. Raynor. "Raynor."

White Pine, Montana.

Raynor's favorite topic is deer, and favorite occupation is K. P. Owner
of the eighteen-pound shotgun. He exhibited his skill as a marksman
by killing a pet deer belonging to a Frenchman. Always works up enough
ambition to answer sick call and is never late. Raynor has got us all beat
when it comes to relating stories.

"Aw go on."



Pvt. James I. Salter. "Salter."

A man who never swears, smokes or drinks. A school teacher in civil
life. One of the "southern gang" but does not associate with them. A
good worker and believes in taking his time. Very popular with the
better sex.



Pvt. Zell D. Stanford. "Zell"

Chapman, Ala., Box 55.

The only man who can hold his own with the "native sons" when it
comes to talking. At home he may like to work but he does not consider
the army his home. A very dear friend of Sergt. Chappie's and they
were never known to have any differences.

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Pvt. Earl C. Steenburg. "Earl."

720 Ridge St., Keokuk, Iowa.

A fellow who is very reserved and quiet, but surprised us all when he
displaved an enormous amount of energy in athletics while we were
enduring the torture at Hohr. Joined the outfit while we were firing

from Rochet Woods. Very fond of swimming, they say his favorite
sport at home is to swim the Mississippi.



Pvt. John A. Sheppard. "Sheppard."

Gillespie, 111.

The best pot shiner in the outfit. One of our favorite K. P.'s Un-
usually neat for a K. P. and one who is aspiring to be a cook. An old
side-kicker of Raynor's. They used to step out among the mademoiselles
and frauleins.



Pvt. Edward D. Schomacker. "Ed."

Garden Home, Ore.

Would have the entire army regulations revised. Possesses a great
liking for roll top desks, French maidens and well founded rumors. Upon
matters of great importance, such as M. P. or the peace conference, he has
the inside dope. As manager of our baseball team he won considerable
fame. He fell hard for several mademoiselles but to our knowledge
never made a hit.

"Absolutely."



Pvt. Leopold Roy. "Roy."

22 Creston St., Seabrook, N. H.

Was with the 155 shorts, wears a wound stripe and has a good record.
He can read, write and speak French which makes him out of place here
in Germany, except to translate the letters the boys receive from the made-
moiselles. A pal of Cleave's. On convoys he always was wondering
when we were to eat.

"None of that old stuff."

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Pvt. Fred G. Ruble. "Ruble."

508 Park Ave., Piqua, Ohio.

Came from Ohio and is strongly in favor of the baker's trade. Very
fond of playing cards when there is money in sight. Was enthusiastic
about salvaging while on the front. Visited Paris while we were stationed
at Hohr and thinks that opportunity alone compensates him for his trials
while in the army.



Pvt. Clarence W. Randall. "Walt."

Gypsum, Colo.

Used to be the Captains dog-robber. Fell into disfavor when he burned
Lieut. Turner's cot. Became famous on the motorcycle detail on which
he earned the reputation as a "connoisseur" of wine. When not busy
with the Captain's personal effects, he ventured forth in search of
souvenirs.

"I'll get even with that guy.



Pvt. Robert Rankin. "Scotty."

Victor, Colorado.

If Scotty was stalled in the Sahara desert without food or water, but
a jug of Vin Blanc, he would call it paradise. When it comes to working
he is right there. If he wasn't jolly he wouldn't be called "Scotty."
In Castillon he pulled some parties that caused a great deal of amusement.

"And would ye believe thawt."



Pvt. John W. Rihnasky. "Rihnasky."

Newcomer, Penn.

A C. A. C. man who was transferred back to his old outfit while we
were stationed at Hohr. He never could understand how a fellow could
"twist" a Quad. Very fond of getting Blain in an argument. He thinks
the C. A. C's. won the war, it is probably because he has not been with
the 148th long enough.

"Let's go."

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Pvt. Will Roberts. "Will."

147 Pike St., Huntersville, Ala.

Very restless when in civil life; always changing places. Sort'a likes
the army as it offers him the chance to lead the wanderer's life. He is
a good relater when telling of his daring and reckless experiences. A
good soldier (?), goes out to drill when marked quarters.

"What's on for today?"



Pvt. Charles Steiner. "Steiner."

Rothsay, Minn., Route 2.

Says he is not a German, at least not a "pro." Harbors a dislike for
hospitals and surgeons. His dialect is a cross between an Irish and Swiss.
Credit Steiner with all of Berry's achievements and possessions. Judging
from his hatred for the Germans he would have made a good doughboy.

"I'll betcha."



Pvt. Frederick L. Stevenson. "Steve."

139 E. 14th St., Portland, Ore.

Gets a kick out of life playing penny-ante. Likes to become involved
in all arguments, resents disagreement. Thinks that his section excels
all others. His girl fears that the French maidens have captured his
affections.

"You cant pull that old stuff."



Wag. Heber Sargent. "Sarg."

Hoytsville, Summit Co., Utah.

A tractor driver who can not be told anything by the mechanics.
One of the few men who hates the army like poison. Very amusing when
growling. You can very easily tame him with a little sympathy. He
considers his opinion to be law.

"Aw shucks."

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Wag. Warner B. Small. "Herpie."

323 N. Institute St., Colorado Springs, Colo.

Prematurely bald and it seems to worry him. Although a perfectly
able man he likes to be waited upon. A lady-killer from Cripple Creek.
It is rumored that he acquired his nickname by using Herpicide. He is
one of the select gang. His F. W.D. could be easily started when the shells
were breaking near.

"How goes it gentlemen?"



PvT. Edmond J. Sweeney. "Old Naval Militia."

456 E. 17th St., N., Portland, Ore.

Saw previous service in the Naval Militia. Very adept at throwing
verbal barrages which do not always reach their objectives. On certain
occasions he is known to exhibit skill as a dancer. Claims to be Irish
— he don't need to tell us that. Cold water plunges seem to fascinate
him. He has the "gimmes."

"Scratch my back."



PvT. Antonio Traversaro. "Tony."

21 Lizzie St., San Francisco, Cal.

Acquired all his English while in the army. He is from Frisco but
don't mix with the "native sons." An Italian by birth and a gentleman by
nature. Very fond of the French damsels. Secured a furlough while
the Battery was in Germany and went to Italy to see his folks.



PvT. Raymond D. Schlemmer. "Schlemmer."

1215 Lippert Rd., N. E-, Canton, Ohio.

Likes to "polly" deutsch with the frauleins. He belonged to the C.
A. C. at one time but since he has been with the 148th he sees his past
folly. Joined us at Blercourt. A teacher of English in our post schools.
Has a reputation for occasionally uttering some witty sayings and spring-
ing some comedy stuff.

"It is, you know."

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Pvt. Leonard E. Smith. "Smith."

Laural, Mont.

An Oregon trooper reputed to be a good scrapper and poker player.
Managed a truck on the front. He is not boisterous but can have a good
time in any crowd. Give Smith a good truck and you can depend on
him to get the ammunition to the guns. Spent his most trying days
at Nantillois.



Pvt. Percy SholES. "Percy."

Trojan, S. D.

Used to be a cook, that is, he held the rank of cook. One of the best
sprinters in the Battery. He left us at Nantillois for a period of rest in
the hospital. Rejoined us later at Hohr. A charter member of Battery
"C" and is the same Percy as he was the day he enlisted.



Cook Joseph M. Fuchs. "Fuchs."

781 Savier, St., Portland, Ore.

The cook that Troop "C" gave to us. Has been a cook during his
whole army career. At the front he was engaged in handing out slum
to the 2nd Battalion Headquarters. Since leaving the front he has been
cooking for the Officers' mess. He must be a good cook.



Pvt. Noah L. Tucker. "Noah."

Laurel Hill, Fla.

A tall, good looking southerner who came to us at Rochet Woods.
vSeems to be a favorite with the southern boys; and is with us all. Be-
longed to Sergt. McAninch's section and offered to whip any guy that
said anything against that section. A good worker and gave the Boche
all he had.

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Pvt. William R. Walker. "Walker."

Lockbourne, Ohio, R. F. D. 2.

Our biggest man. Six feet, ten inches. Has feet that put Chaplin's
in the background. Has an ideal reach of four feet. Nature was con-
siderate when she made him kind and peaceful. Came from the C. A. C.
and intends to stay with this outfit for the remainder of his career.



Pvt. Alvie L. Wheeler. "Whispering Wheeler."

Mildred, Montana.

Lost his voice in England and found it in France. Considers himself
somewhat of a chef but all we can say is, that he is a good can-opener. A
dry farmer from Montana who took out a homestead, and has nearly
earned the right to own it. Drawls his voice and furnishes amusement
for the whole Battery-

"Wall I reckon."



Pvt. Ashley O. Williams. "Williams."

Clarendon, N. C.

A man that never tires of telling about his wonderful girl. Came to
us at Nantillois. Very interesting to converse with and according to his
testimonies his girl can't be beat. He is comical while he is serious.
From N. C, and has the southern drawl which is very attractive to us
Westerners.



Pvt. Arthur F. Weber. "Weber."

5332 Bowmanville Ave., Chicago, 111.

A pal of Walker's; at least they bunk together. Not as large as Wal-
ker and probably could not whip him. That is why they get along so
well. Weber is also from the C. A. C. He received a discharge while we
were stationed at Hohr. We all wished that we could have gone home
with him.

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Pvt. Joe Werre. "Weary."

Elgin, N. D.

His name is characteristic of his actions. He would have made a
fine Y. M. C. A. worker. Gained weight on the luxuries of the kitchen
when serving in the capacity of permanent K. P. The hardest thing he
ever did was to make an application for discharge.



Pvt. George Walks. "Chief."

Xavier, Mont.

An Indian direct from the reservation. He delights in amusing the
boys by pulling out his whiskers — a razor is unknown to him. A good
soldier, a good worker and sets a good example. Always jolly and is
perfectly at ease.

"Powder River, let 'em buck."



Pvt. Albert J. Worthington. "Worthy"

Copita, Tex.

Tries to be a soldier to the best of his ability but is not appreciated
by his superiors. Slow and plodding but never known to lay down on
the job. Never seen talking to the better sex during his whole army
career. He has not changed a particle since he enlisted and we suppose
he will be the same old Worthy seventy years from now.

"Aw"



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PAST OFFICERS OF "C" BATTERY

A good portion of the credit for the success of Battery "C" is due to
the officers that have at one time or another commanded in "C" Battery.
We have had several officers and each one we well remember. Every
one of our past officers worked with zeal and energy to put this outfit
on a par with the best. The accomplishments and reputation of "C"
Battery is the reward for their untiring efforts and endeavors to place it
in the foremost rank.

At all times our officers were with us and for us. Their rank did not
hold them aloof from the enlisted personnel of the Battery. They trained
with us, they instructed us and commanded us with a spirit of firm co-
operation and impartiality.

vSome of them were on the line as officers in "C" Battery. Others
served on the front in different organizations. They all saw service
on the line and a few of them tasted German steel.

We extend our appreciation to them for their faithful services and are
proud to say that these officers were at one time commanding in
Battery "C."

Major VICTOR W. HUNGERFORD.
Captain CANTON O'DONNELL.

Captain ARTHUR F. DORAN.

Captain DANIEL W. KNOWLTON.

Captain WILLIAM H. SCHADE.

2nd Lieut. PAUL E. BOSSART.
1st Lieut. JEFFERSON HAYES-DAVIS.
2nd Lieut. ARVIN D. ROUNDS.

2nd Lieut. GEORGE B. THOMAS.
2nd Lieut. JOHN DUNN.

2nd Lieut. HORACE F. LUNT.

1st Lieut. JAMES H. GOWDY.
2nd Lieut. OTTO ELLIS.

1st. Lieut. JESSE BENSON.

1st. Lieut. CALVIN G. LITTLEFIELD.
1st Lieut. ANDREW J. LAWTON.

1st Lieut. EDWARD F. HART.



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FORMER -BUCKS" OF BATTERY "C"

The average "buck" private of any organization usually feels rather
meek in that he is not of higher rank, this is not true in Battery "C," as
some of its enlisted personnel has risen to national prominence. Each and
every member of Battery "C" occupies an exhalted position, regardless
of their title.

The records of the men who enlisted in Battery "C" and gained their
first knowledge and experience with that unit, and who have received
recognition of their services by way of Commissions, are accomplishments
of which we are justly proud.

ALBERT R. GARDNER, Journalist.

Enlisted in Battery "C" as private, April, 1916.

Promoted to Sergeant, August, 1916.

Promoted to Sergeant-Major, November, 1916.

Attended the first Officers' Training Camp, Ft. Riley, May 15 to Aug. 15,

1917.
Commissioned Captain Field Artillery, Aug. 15, 1917.
Assigned as Instructor in Field Artillery to Second Officers' Training Camp,

Ft. Sheridan, Sept., 1917.
Promoted to Major, Field Artillery, December, 1917.
Assigned to 332nd F. A., Camp Grant, May, 1918.
Transferred to the Field Artillery School for Brigade maneuverings,

Camp Doniphan, June, 1918.
Assigned to General Staff, Washington, D. C.
Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel, Field Artillery.
Assigned Chief of Staff of Artillery.

Handled the records of expansion of theU.S. Field Artillery until May, 1919.
Ordered overseas to complete records, June, 1919.



H. A. SAIDY, Attorney- at-Law.

Enlisted as private in Battery "C," May 31, 1916.

Promoted to Corporal, July, 1916.

Promoted to Sergeant, December, 1916.

Mustered out with Battery "C," March, 1917.

Entered first Officers' Training Camp, Ft. Riley, May 15, 1917.

Commissioned Captain, F. A., August 15, 1917.

Command of Battery "E," 341st F. A., Camp Funston.

Attended School of Fire, Ft. Sill, Graduated in March, 1918.

Instructor School of Fire, March 1 to December 18, 1918.

Promoted to Major, F. A., Sept. 18, 1918.

Discharged Ft. Sill, December 16, 1918.

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BARTOW H. HALL, Attorney-at-Law.

Enlisted as private in Battery "C," May 31, 1916.

Promoted to Corporal, July 1916.

Mustered out with Battery "C," March, 1917.

Commissioned 2nd Lieut., Officers' Reserve Corps, May 10, 1917.

Attended Officers' Training Camp, Ft. Riley, May to August, 1917.

Promoted to 1st Lieut., Aug. 15, 1917.

Attended Artillery School, Lauman, France, Oct., Nov., Dec, 1917.

Assigned to the 6th Field Artillery, January 1918.

Commanding Battery "E" from March 1st till return to the States.

Promoted to Captain, April 25, 1918.

Participated in the Cantigny, Champagne-Marne, Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel

and Meuse-Argonne operations.
Twice wounded, June 17th and Oct. 4th, 1918.



HORACE F. LUNT, Mining Engineer.

Enlisted as private in Battery "C," May 31, 1916.

Promoted to Corporal, July 23, 1916.

Promoted to Sergeant, July 28, 1916.

Discharged, Nov. 11, 1916.

Commissioned 2nd Lieut., Nov. 12, 1916.

Resigned, March 26, 1917.

Commissioned Captain of Engineers, U. S. Army, Sept. 20, 1918.

Duty as student, Engineer Officers' Training School, Camp A. A. Hum-
phreys, Va., Sept 30, 1918 to Jan, 10, 1919.

Discharged, Jan. 10, 1919.

Commissioned Captain, Engineers Section, Officer's Reserve Corps, Feb.
24, 1919.



STUART PHELPS DODGE, Journalist.

Enlisted as private in Battery "C," May, 1916.

Promoted to Corporal, July, 1916.

Mustered out with Battery "C," March, 1917.

Attended first Officers' Training School, Ft. Riley, May to Aug., 1917.

Commissioned Captain Field Artillery, Aug. 15, 1917.

Assigned to Hdq. Co., 340th F. A., Sept. 3, 1917.

In command of Hdq. Co., 340th F. A., and Assistant Operations Officer

till end of war.
Army of Occupation, Nov. 29, 1918 till May 8, 1919.
Participated in the St. Mihiel Offensive.
Discharged at Camp Upton, June 24, 1919.

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GARDNER L. WILLIAMS, Salesman.

Enlisted as private in Battery "C," May, 1916.

Promoted to Corporal, July, 1916.

Promoted to Sergeant, Sept., 1916.

Mustered out with Battery "C," March, 1917.

Attended 2nd Officers' Training Camp, Ft. Sheridan, Sept., Oct., Nov.

1917.
Commissioned 1st Lieut. F. A., Nov. 15, 1917.
Assigned to the 10th F. A., Dec, 1917.
Attended School of Fire, Ft. Sill, March, 1918.
Discharged, Feb., 1919.



JESSE N. BENSON, Mining Engineer.

Enlisted as private in Battery "C," May, 1916.

Promoted to Corporal, July, 1916.

Promoted to Sergeant, Nov., 1916.

Mustered out with Battery "C," March, 1917.

Attended 2nd Officers' Training School, Ft. Sheridan, Sept., Oct., Nov.

1917.
Commissioned 1st Lieut., Nov. 15, 1917.
Assigned to Battery "C," 148th F. A., April, 1918.
Transferred to Field Artillery R. R., June 1918.
Further record unknown.



JAMES H. GOWDY, Clerk.

Enlisted as private in Battery "C," May, 1916.
Promoted to 1st Sergeant, July, 1916.
Elected 2nd Lieut., Sept., 1916.
Promoted to 1st Lieut., Nov., 1917.
Transferred to the M. T. C, June, 1918.

Participated in the Aisne-Marne Offensive, St. Mihiel Offensive and the
M£Use-Argonne Offensive.

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WASHINGTON PASTORIUS, Insurance and Real Estate.

Enlisted as private in Battery "C," May, 1916.

Promoted to Corporal, July, 1916.

Promoted to Sergeant, December, 1916.

Mustered out with Battery "C," March, 1917.

Attended 1st Officers' Training Camp, Ft. Riley, May to August, 1917.

Commissioned 1st Lieut. Field Artillery, Aug. 15, 1917.

Assigned to Headquarters Co., 340th F. A., Sept. 3, 1917.

Sailed for France, June 13, 1918.

Regimental Signal Officer till end of war.

Army of Occupation Nov. 29, till May 8, 1919.

Commissioned Captain F. A., March 26, 1919.

Participated in the St. Mihiel Offensive.

Discharged June 18, 1919.



LEWIS GIBBS CARPENTER, Insurance and Investments.

Enlisted in Battery "C" as private, May, 1916.

Commissioned 1st Lieut. Field Artillery, National Guard of Colorado,

July, 1916.
Resigned Commission, May 12, 1917.

Attended 1st Officers' Training School, Ft. Riley, May to Aug., 1917.
Commissioned 1st Lieut. F. A., Aug 15, 1917
Promoted to Captain F. A., Dec, 1917.
Attended School of Fire, Ft. Sill, 1918.
Commanded 1st Battalion, 340th F. A., until July, 1918.
Transferred to Division Headquarters, 89th Div., Aug. 1, 1918.
Participated in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne Offensives.
Wounded in action at Beaufort, France, Nov. 7, 1918.
Army of Occupation from Nov. 1918, till March, 1919.
Evacuated to the U. S. as convalescent, April 15, 1919.



MORRIS A. ESMIOL, Broker.

Enlisted in Battery "C," as a private, May, 1916.

Promoted to Corporal, July, 1916.

Mustered out with Battery "C," March, 1917.

1st Officers' School, Ft. Riley, May to Aug., 1917.

Commissioned Captain, Field Artillery, Aug. 15, 1917.

Assigned to 340th F. A., Sept., 1917.

Sailed for overseas, June 13, 1917.

Army of Occupation Nov., 1918 till May, 1919.

Participated in the St. Mihiel Offensive.

Discharged at Ft. Russell, June, 1919.



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JEFFERSON HAYES-DAVIS, Banker.

Enlisted as private in Battery "C," May, 1916.

Promoted to Sergeant, July, 1916.

Mustered out with Battery "C," March, 1917.

Commissioned 2nd Lieut. Battery "C," April 22, 1917.

Promoted to 1st Lieut. 148th F. A., Nov. 22, 1917.

Transferred to Headquarters Company, 148th F. A., Dee., 1917.

Attended School for Artillery Aerial Observers, Feb., March and April,
1918.

Arrived at the front with Escradrille 40, May 19, 1918.

Participated in the St. Mihiel, the Meuse-Argonne and Aisne-Marne Offen-
sives.

Cited for gallantry in action at Voges, France, Aug. 3, 1918.

Recommended for the Distinguished Service Cross and the Distinguished
Service Medal.

Promoted to Captain of Air Service, March 1, 1919.



JOHN W. DIAMOND, Coal Dealer.

Enlisted in Battery "C," July, 1916.

Promoted to Sergeant, July, 1916.

Promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant, July, 1916.

Promoted to 1st Sergeant, Aug., 1916.

Mustered out with Battery "C," March, 1917.

Attended 1st Officers' Training School, Ft. Riley, May to Aug., 1917.

Commissioned Captain Field Artillery, Aug, 15, 1917.

Assigned to the 340th F. A., Sept., 1917.

Detailed as Regimental Adjutant, Oct., 1917.

Further Military record unavailable.



HARRY R. GALBRAITH, Auditor.

Enlisted as private in Battery "C," May, 1916.

Promoted to Corporal, Aug. 6, 1916.

Promoted to Sergeant, June, 1917.

Discharged from Battery "C," Aug. 1917.

Inspector, Ordnance Department, State of Colorado, Nov., 1917.

Commissioned 1st Lieut. Field Artillery Reserve, March, 1918.

Assigned to Battery "D," National Guard of Colorado, March, 1919.

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PAUL E. BOSSART, Salesman.

Enlisted as private in Battery "C," May, 1916.

Promoted to Corporal, July, 1916.

Promoted to Quartermaster-Sergeant, Dec., 1916.

Commissioned 2nd Lieut. Battery "C," 148th F. A., Oct., 1917.

Transferred as Instructor to French Artillery School, Langre, France,

June, 1918.
Assigned to 307th Battery, French Artillery, July 10, 1918.
Transferred from the 307th French Artillery to Instruction Staff, French

Artillery School, Oct., 1918.
Discharged at Ft. Howard, Md., Feb., 1919.



LEROY A. RADTKE, Student.

Enlisted as private in Battery "C," May, 1916.

Promoted to Corporal, Aug., 1916.

Promoted to Quartermaster-Sergeant, Oct., 1916.

Mustered out with Battery "C," March, 1917.

Attended 2nd Officers' Training School, Ft. Sheridan, Sept., Oct. and

Nov., 1917.
Commissioned 2nd Lieut. Field Artillery, Nov., 1917.
Further record unknown.



GEORGE B. THOMAS, College Professor.

Enlisted in Battery "C," May, 1916.

Promoted to Corporal, July, 1916.

Promoted to Sergeant, July, 1916.

Elected 2nd Lieut. Battery "C," Aug., 1916.

Resigned Commission Battery "C," Sept., 1916.

Further record unavailable.



JOSEPH L. EATON, Farmer.

Enlisted as private in Battery "C," July, 1917.

Promoted to Corporal, Oct., 1917.

Promoted to Sergeant, Nov., 1917.

Assigned to Artillery School of Instruction at Gondrecourt, France,

March, 1918.
Recommended for Officers' Training School, April, 1918.
Attended Officers' Training School, Saumur, France, June, July and

Aug., 1918.
Commissioned 2nd Lieut. Field Artillery, Aug., 1918.
Further record unavailable.

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GEORGE S. BALLOWE, Salesman.

Enlisted as private in Battery "C," June, 1917.

Promoted to Sergeant, Oct., 1917.

Recommended for Officers' Training School, June, 1918.

Attended Officers' Training School, Saumur, France. Aug., Sept. and Oct.,
1918.

Commissioned 2nd Lieut. Coast Artillery, Oct., 1918.

Assigned to 148th F. A., Nov., 1918.

Army of Occupation, Dec. to May, 1919.

Participated in the Champagne-Marne Defensive, Aisne-Marne Offen-
sive and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.

Discharged Ft. Russell, June, 1919.



WILLIAM P. CHOATE, Bank Clerk.

Enlisted in Troop "C," Oregon Cavalry, April, 1917.

Transferred to Battery "C," 148th F. A. as Corporal, Oct., 1917.

Promoted to Sergeant, Aug., 1918.

Attended Officers' Training School, Saumur, France, Sept., Oct. and Nov.,

1918.
Recommended for Commission Field Artillery, Nov., 1918.
Commissioned 2nd Lieut. 148th F. A., April, 1919.
Assigned to Battery "C," 148th F. A., May, 1919.
Participated in the Champagne-Marne Defensive, Aisne-Marne Offensive,

St. Mihiel Offensive.



ARTHUR L. CATOR, Farmer.
NEAL J. HAWKINS, Salesman.
RALEIGH R. HARRIS, Draftsman.

These three Sergeants attended Officers' Training School at Saumur,
France, but the signing of the armistice prevented them from receiv-
ing commissions. They refused to accept commissions as offered them


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