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Winnemucca World War I American Legion Honor Roll

1914 - 1918

 
 
Winnemucca World War I Honor Roll Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 21, 2016
1. Winnemucca World War I Honor Roll Marker
Inscription.
Our Men
Who Made the
Supreme Sacrifice


Vernon Crossen Marine
William Kent Lamb Navy
Chester Arthur Lillie Field Hospital
Ole Admundsen Littleton Infantry
Harold Martin Ammunition Train
Frank Emanuel Olsen Engineer
Peter H. Petersen Coast Artillery
William G. Quesnell Aviation
Gino Roberti Machine Gun
Howard Vernon Robins Marine
George Verne Rose Motor Transport Corps
Fred Willie Scott Infantry
Edward R. Smith Infantry
William P. Wuyovich Infantry
 
Erected by American Legion.
 
Location. 40° 58.325′ N, 117° 43.994′ W. Marker is in Winnemucca, Nevada, in Humboldt County. Marker is at the intersection of South Bridge Street and West Fifth Street, on the left when traveling south on South Bridge Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winnemucca NV 89445, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Humboldt Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Marker (within shouting distance of this marker); Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch Bank Robbery (about 300 feet away,
Winnemucca World War I Honor Roll Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 21, 2016
2. Winnemucca World War I Honor Roll Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here mounted to a cement monument, just to the left of the leftmost column.
measured in a direct line); Winnemucca to the Sea Highway (about 800 feet away); California Trail - Trading Post (approx. 0.2 miles away); Winneva Building (approx. mile away); Pioneer Memorial Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named The Humboldt Canal (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Winnemucca.
 
Regarding Winnemucca World War I American Legion Honor Roll. To make the above more than just names on a plaque, some details are offered for just a few here:


Vernon Crossen was a sergeant in the Marines (5th USMC Regiment, 2nd Division), and he died November 4, 1918 and is buried in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in France.

Ole Admundsen Littleton was a private in the 109th Infantry, enlisting on June 4, 1918, and dying of wounds received in action on October 7, 1918, in France.

William P. Wuyovich was a private in the 362nd Infantry, enlisted on March 19, 1918, and died of tuberculosis on November 30, 1919.

Frank Emanuel Olsen was a private in the 56th Engineer Regiment, enlisting October 3, 1917, and dying of combat injuries caused by a gas attack in France, in Palo Alto, California, on July 2, 1920.

Gino Roberti was born in Italy in 1889 and emigrated to the United States at the age of 16. He was was killed in action on May 9, 1918, at Menill La Tur-Lorraine, France.
 
Also see . . .  Nevada Genealogy Trails Military Index. (Submitted on September 25, 2016.)
 
Categories. War, World I
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page was last revised on September 25, 2016.
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