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109th Machine Gun Battalion

 
 
109th Machine Gun Battalion Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
1. 109th Machine Gun Battalion Memorial
Inscription. (Front):
One Hundred Ninth
Machine Gun
Battalion
Twenty Eight
Division

Hq Co. Allentown
A Co. Lancaster
B Co. Columbia
C Co. Allentown
D Co. Lebanon
Major John W. Foos, commander

They belong to
history

Killed in Action
Lieutenants
Strohl, Howard L.

Sergeants
Bechtel, Richard G.
Bollman, William A.
Harlagher, Ralph E.
Lundy, Edwin H.
McNabb, Laurence
Richey, Oram
Schmitt, Harry B.


Corporals
O'Connor, James A.
Phillips, Norman S.
Schantz, George W.
Schober, Frank A.


PVT's 1st Class
Dodson, Harvey F.
Sipe, Charles H.


Privates
Baldwin, Edward H.
Bittner, Leo W.J.
McLoughlin, Thomas J.
Myers, John E.
Nase, Vincent B.
Peterson, Otto E.
Strausner, Clyde
Teajor, Elwood M.
Wolfe, Horace J.


Wounded 404

Died of Wounds
Sergeants
Holveck, Joseph

PVT's 1st Class
Cannon, Earl F.
Ruth, Frank M.


Privates
Bathke, Willmar A.
Blohm, Theodore F.
Demmy, Harry E.
Denton, Keith
Diffenderfer, Allen F.
Handlin, William
Hartman, Earl W.
Israelite, Maurice J.
Larson, Leonard J.
Lees, James
Lewis, Wilburn
Marr,
Back of Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
2. Back of Memorial
Wesley
Rossman, John L.
Weber, Arthur H.


Missing 5

(Back):
Champagne Marne
Aisne Marne
Oise Aisne
Meuse Argonne
Defensive Sector
1917 - 1919
28th Div.

 
Location. 40° 46.859′ N, 77° 47.63′ W. Marker is in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on Boalsburg Pike 0.1 miles north of Boal Avenue (U.S. 322), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located in front of the 28th Division Shrine. Best access from the parking area for the Pennsylvania Military Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Boalsburg PA 16827, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 108th Machine Gun Battalion (here, next to this marker); 103rd Medical Battalion and Regiment (a few steps from this marker); Honoring the 28th (a few steps from this marker); 111th Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 108th Field Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 112th Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 110th Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); The 28th Division Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Boalsburg.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Memorials in Front of the 28th Division Shrine image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Memorials in Front of the 28th Division Shrine
From left to right, the 103rd Medical, the 108th Machine Gun Battalion, and the 109th Machine Gun Battalion.
Private Wesley Marr image. Click for full size.
By John Collins, September 19, 2010
4. Private Wesley Marr
Private Wesley Marr's grave marker at Suresnes American Cemetery, overlooking Paris, France. He is buried in Plot B, Row 5, Grave 33.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,089 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by John Collins of Independence, Kentucky. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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