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American Reveloution to Spanish-American Wars

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World War I (1917-1918)

NAME BRANCH RANK REGIMENT DATE OF DEATH CAUSE
HAVEY, WALLACE M US Army Cook --- --- Died of Wounds 
Home of Record: Chester, Liberty, MT; Awarded: Purple Heart, World War I Victory Medal;
           
QUAM, SOFUS M US Army Cook 32nd Division, 127th Infantry Regiment  08-01-1918 Died of Wounds
Home of Record: Chester, Liberty, MT; Buried or memorialized at Plot A Row 4 Grave 85, Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, Belleau, France, GPS: 49.078460, 3.291781, Rue des Chevaliers de Colomb, 02400 Belleau, France. This is an American Battle Monuments Commission location. Awarded: Purple Heart, World War I Victory Medal;
           
RIES, CHARLES T US Army Private --- --- Hostile, Killed in Action 
Home of Record: Chester, Liberty, MT; Awarded: Purple Heart, World War I Victory Medal;
           
SKIERKA, JOHN US Army Private 1st Division, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion  10-09-1918 Hostile, Killed in Action
Home of Record: Chester, Liberty, MT; Buried or memorialized at Plot C Row 41 Grave 24, Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France. This is an American Battle Monuments Commission location. Awarded: Purple Heart, World War I Victory Medal; Obituary (scroll down to page 19, use browsers back button to return to this page)
           
           
 


World War II (1941-1945)

NAME BRANCH RANK REGIMENT DATE OF DEATH CAUSE
HUGHES, JOHN W US Army Corporal  31st Infantry Regiment  01-23-1945 MIA or lost at sea/Declared Dead while Missing 
Awards: World War II Victory Medal, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, Marksmanship Badge, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Army Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; Buried or memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines. This is an American Battle Monuments Commission location. Service ID# 19018995. Obituary (scroll down to obituary page 17, use browsers back button to return to this page)
 
McCLURE, WILLIAM N US Army Private  91st Infantry Division, 362nd Infantry Regiment  09-12-1945 Hostile, Killed in Action 
Awards: World War II Victory Medal, Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, Marksmanship Badge, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Army Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign; Buried or memorialized at Plot E Row 8 Grave 21, Florence American Cemetery, Florence, Italy. This is an American Battle Monuments Commission location. Service ID# 39614214. Obituary (scroll down to obituary page 24, use browsers back button to return to this page)
 
VAN DESSEL, JOHN US Army Tech5  191st Tank Battalion  08-28-1944 Hostile, Killed in Action  
World War II Victory Medal, Purple Heart, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Army Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign; Buried or memorialized at Plot D Row 2 Grave 23, Rhone American Cemetery, Draguignan, France. This is an American Battle Monuments Commission location. Service ID# 39601290. Obituary (scroll down to obituary page 33, use browsers back button to return to this page)
 
           
 
 


Korean War (1950-1953)

NAME BRANCH RANK REGIMENT DATE OF DEATH NOTES/CAUSE
BRANDVOLD, BENNY L US Army Sergeant --- 09/08/1950 Born: 1920; Home of Record: UNK; Remains Recovoered: Y
Obituary (scroll down to obituary page 1, use browsers back button to return to this page)
 
           
 
 

 


Vietnam War (1964-1975)

NAME BRANCH RANK REGIMENT DATE OF DEATH CAUSE
POLK, PRESTON WAYNE US Army Private C Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st cavalry Division, Indirect Fire Infantryman  11-20-1966 Hostile, Died Wounds-Gun, Small Arms Fire-Ground Casualty, Location: Quang Tri province, South Vietnam.
Home of Record: Whitlash, Liberty County, MT; Born: October 5, 1947; Awards: Bronze Star, Air Medal, Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, Marksmanship Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnam Gallantry Cross, Army Good Conduct Medal; Service ID# 19832043; Began Tour: August 27, 1966; Buried or memorialized at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Odessa, Ector County, Texas. He is honored on the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington DC. Name inscribed at VVM Wall, Panel 12e, Line 97. Wall of Faces. Article: Rock, Schilling, and Prestonís ghost part of Shelby football lore, Great Falls Tribune, posted 08-14-2018. Obituary (scroll down to obituary page 50, use browsers back button to return to this page)