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DAVID A. RHONE was the son of Frank S. Rhone, of Kearney, Neb. He was born December 10, 1887, at Kearney. Sergeant Rhone joined the service at Ft. Logan, Colo., November 27, 1917. He trained at Camp Green, N. C., with the 4th Engineers, 4th Division. From May 22 to August 6, 1918, he saw active service with the A. E. F. in France. He was killed in action August 6, 1918. Sergeant Rhone was a graduate of Kearney High School and Columbia University, N. Y. Sergeant Rhone is buried at St. Thibaut, France. He served his government honorably and faithfully, and will find a final resting place in the Kearney cemetery.
EDWARD BRODINE was the son of August Brodine, Elmcreek, Neb., and was born at Overton, Neb., March 6, 1889. Private Brodine entered the service at Kearney, Neb., and trained at Camp Funston, Kan, and Camp Merrit for duty with Co. D, 32d Division, and went through the heavy fighting from Chateau-Thierry to the Vesle River. Private Brodine was wounded August 3, 1918, and died the same day. As far as can be learned he was the first Buffalo county man to fall in battle.
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PAUL G. HURT was the son of Mrs. J. A. Hurt, of Kearney, Neb. Private Hurt was born May 16, 1894. He entered the military service at Camp Funston, Kans., October 4, 1917. He went overseas June 3, 1918, serving with the American Expeditionary Forces in France. On August 19, 1918, he died from gas in the Toul Sector, during the St. Mihiel drive. He is buried in grave 183, of the American cemetery, at Menil La Tour, France.
JUNIUS I. BOYLE son of Mrs. Mary A. Boyle, Kearney, Neb., was born in Maryland, October 2, 1878. Lieutenant Boyle entered the service in May, 1917, and trained at Camp Meade, Gettysburg, Pa., sailing for France in December, 1917, with 147th Infantry, 37th Division. Was in the Argonne Forest drive, and lost his life in No-Man's-Land, October 11, 1918. He had been recommended for distinguished service, being a lieutenant and acting captain at the time of his death. NOTE
HORATIO H. HENDRYX son of L. J. Hendryx, of Kearney, was born at Monroe, Neb., August 27, 1899. Seaman Hendryx joined the navy at Grand Island, Neb., June 4, 1918. He trained at the Great Lakes Naval Training School. He was soon advanced to Gunners Mate, continuing his training at Torpedo School, Newport, Rhode Island. It was at this point that he contracted pneumonia which resulted in his death, October 1, 1918. His body was brought to Kearney, Neb., for burial, where a ceremony was conducted with full military honors. Seaman Hendryx enlisted shortly after graduating from the Kearney High school. He is buried in Kearney cemetery.
19 In the World War 1917-1918-1919, Buffalo County, Nebraska
ROY H. EATON was born at Wintersville, Mo., January 22, 1884. He came to Buffalo county when a small boy and grew to manhood here. Private Eaton joined the service at Sheridan, Wyo., in 1918. In the same year he went overseas, serving in France with the Rainbow Division. He was killed in action, May 18, 1918. Memorial services were held at Pleasanton, Neb. He is buried in an American Field Hospital cemetery, in France. NOTE
JOHN W. ROBERTS son of Mrs. John Roberts, of Riverdale, Neb., was born in Cass County, Iowa, March 4, 1895. Private Roberts entered military service at Kearney, Neb., April 29, 1928. After training at Camp Funston, he went overseas with the 355th Infantry, 89th Division. He was in active service with the A. E. F., in France, participating in the St. Mihiel drive. He was reported missing September 16, 1918. NOTE
CLARENCE OLSON was the son of Fred Olson, of Farwell, Neb. He was born December 4, 1895, at Farwell. Private Olson entered military service at Kearney, Neb., April 1, 1918. He trained at Camp Funston, with the 355th Infantry, 89th Division. He saw active service with the A. E. F., in France, participating in the Argonne and St. Mihiel drives. On October 29, 1918, he received a shrapnel wound which amputated both his legs. On December 2, 1918, he died at the Allerey Hospital Center. He is buried in the American cemetery at Allerey, France. Private Olson was a junior in the State Normal school at Kearney, Neb. He died as honorably as he lived.
20 In the World War 1917-1918-1919, Buffalo County, Nebraska
BRADLEY BUCK son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Buck, of Gibbon, Nebraska, entered the service at Omaha, Neb., December 13, 1917, and was trained at Fort Logan, Colo., San Antonio, Texas, and Kelley Field, Texas. Private Buck died in his twenty-fifth year, of spinal meningitis, while serving his country, at Kelley Field, Texas. Military funeral services were held at Gibbon, Nebraska, where he had made his home from childhood.
ROY D. KNOBEL was the son of David P. Knobel, of Elmcreek, Neb., February 18, 1893. Private Knobel joined the service at Kearney, Neb., April 30, 1918. He trained with the 89th Division at Camp Funston, Kan., and Camp Mills, Long Island. Private Knobel saw active service in the St. Mihiel and Argonne drives. He was wounded September 13, 1918, and died three days later, September 16.
F. S. PALMER was the son of James Palmer, of Elmcreek, Neb. Private Palmer was born in Williamsburg township, Phelps county, Neb., November 27, 1893. He died on the eve of his departure for military service, April 2, 1918.
21 In the World War 1917-1918-1919, Buffalo County, Nebraska
W. H. J. WILLBY Rev. Willby was born at Springfield, Mo., November 2, 1889, and enlisted in the navy at Grand Island, Neb., March 10, 1918. After a few months service he was released, joining the army. This action enabled him to receive the appointment of chaplain by his Missouri congressman. After training at the Chaplain's School at Camp Zachery Taylor, Ky. Chaplain Willby was released for active duty, leaving for France on the Princess Matoika. At mid-sea he contracted pneumonia which resulted in his death. Reverend Willby was well and favorably known in Kearney, being pastor of the Congregational church, Headmaster of the Boy Scouts, and a leader in many activities for the uplift of humanity.
ALFRED C. FITCH son of Gilbert G. Fitch, was born in Rugby, Tenn., November 17, 1886. Private Fitch entered military service May 10, 1917. He trained in Ft. Sill, Okla., with the U. S. Regulars. He saw active service with the A. E. F. in France, participating in Argonne and St. Mihiel drives. On September 29, 1918, he was severely wounded, which caused his death a few weeks later.
BRYAN W. COMSTOCK was the son of Elmer Comstock, of Gibbon, Neb. He was born March 29, 1898, at Gibbon. Private Comstock joined the service at Kearney, Neb., in July, 1917. He was trained at Camp Cody, N. M., with the 127th Infantry. In the early part of January, 1918, he contracted pneumonia fever which proved fatal of January 17, 1918. His body was brought to Gibbon for burial, where a detachment of Home Guards conducted the ceremony with full military honors. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery, Gibbon. He served his government honourably and briefly at Camp Cody.
22 In the World War 1917-1918-1919, Buffalo County, Nebraska
EUGENE L. M'WILLIAMS son of D. P. McWilliams, of Shelton, Neb, was born at Lorton, Neb., April 3, 1893. Private McWilliams joined the service at Kearney, Neb., February 4, 1918. He trained with the 318th Engineers at Vancouver Barracks, Vancouver, Wash. Private McWilliams died of pneumonia fever shortly after landing at Brest, France. He is buried in the American Municipal Cemetery, at Brest, France.
CLINTON A. COPELAND was the son of George M. Copeland of Kearney, Neb. He was born at Ravenna, Neb., February 9, 1887. Private Copeland joined the service at Cheyenne, Wyo., September 19, 1917. In June 1918, he arrived in France. While on his way to the front he was killed in a train wreck, July 23, 1918. NOTE
HENRY GEORGE KENNEY son of Mr. John Kenney, of Amherst, Neb., was born at Amherst, Neb., December 21, 1895. Private Kenney joined the service at Kearney, Neb., September 19, 1917. He trained at Camp Funston, Kansas, and saw active service with the American Expeditionary Forces in France. He died from the results of a wound received October 9, 1918.
23 In the World War 1917-1918-1919, Buffalo County, Nebraska
GREELEY ROBBINS was the son of Oliver Robbins, of Miller, Neb. He was born on his father's farm in Buffalo County, Nebraska. Sergeant Robbins joined the service at Denver, Colo., August 6, 1916; and was trained in the aviation section at San Antonio, Texas. Later his services were required in the A. E. F. in France, and for many months Sergeant Robbins worked faithfully very near the front lines. On April 26, 1919, he made his first practice flight, which, by an accident, resulted in his death. He is buried in the American Cemetery at Le Walden, France.
MARVIN S. LARIMER son of E. C. Larimer, of Omaha, Neb., was born May 23, 1895, at Kearney, Neb. Private Larimer joined the service at Billings, Mont., July 23, 1918. He trained at Camp Dodge, Iowa, for duty with the 163rd Depot Brigade. On October 15, 1918, he died of pneumonia at Camp Dodge, Ia. Funeral services were held in Kearney and interment took place in the Kearney cemetery.
KWAN SOO LEE was a native of Korea, but had been raised and educated from childhood, at Kearney, Neb., being a graduate of K. H. S. Sergeant Lee entered the service at Kearney, Neb., in June, 1916, and received his early military training on the Mexican border, being stationed with Co. L., at Llano Grand, Texas. During the summer of 1917, he was with an infantry company under command of Lieutenant Tracy, doing guard duty at the U.P. Bridge at North Platte. Sergeant Lee was accidentally drowned at this point.
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TOM CORDY son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cordy, of Ravenna, Neb., entered the service at Aurora, Neb., enlisting in Co. M, Infantry. He trained at Camp Cody, N. M. While at Fort Logan, Colo., he contracted pneumonia which resulted in his death at the Denver Hospital. Full military honors were held at the Aurora Cemetery.
ELMER LLOYD ROSE son of Mrs. E. L. Rose, R.F.D. 5, Kearney, Neb., was born near Baxter, Ia., June 16, 1892. Seaman Rose entered the service in May, 1917, at Bremerton, Wash, and trained at the Seattle Navy Yards, for duty in the U.S.N. He remained at Seattle until his death, which came through accident on March 10, 1919. At that time he was chief carpenters mate, and had served his country faithfully.
RICHARD D. OGLEBIESon of F. M. Oglebie, Shelton, Neb., was also reported wounded in the Argonne fighting and is possibly one who has answered the great roll call. His photo and biography can be found on Page 100.
CARL C. SHREVESon of A. D. Shreve, Kearney, Neb., member of the Rainbow Division, was reported wounded July 25, 1918, and since then nothing has been learned of his whereabouts, although the Red Cross has searched for information. His photo and biography appear on Page 101.
FRED E. SOBERSon of J. H. Sober, Shelton, Neb., was reported wounded on August 6, 1918. Nothing further has been heard regarding him. His photo and military biography may be found on Page 35.
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