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Benjamin Harrison Schuster (1889-1969)
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Born: 30 May 1889 Eureka Springs Arkansas. 1
Died: 8 Apr 1969 Stark County North Dakota. 2
Buried: .


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Benjamin Harrison Schuster
30 May 1889-8 Apr 1969
Elias Mundy
Abt 1823-Bet 1860 and 1867
Eliza Jane Mundy
Dec 1849-Aft 1930
Married: 19 May 1844
Louisa Jane Rawls
Abt 1826-Bet 1880 and 1900


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Benjamin fought during WW1.

Enlisted in Machine Gun Company, 2nd Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Dickinson, on July 14, 1917; called int o federal service, World War, on July 15, 1917; served in Machine Gun Company, 2nd Infantry, North Dakota National Guar d (Machine Gun Company, 164th Infantry), to Jan. 9, 1918; Company D, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion, to discharge. Grades: P rivate 1st Class, Aug. 20, 1917; Cook, Jan. 10, 1918; overseas from Dec. 15, 1917, to Sept. 3, 1919; wounded, slightly , May 4, 1918. Engagements: Defensive: Montdidier-Noyon. Offensives: Aisne-Marne; St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne. Defensiv e Sectors: Ansauville and Saizerais (Lorraine); Cantigny (Picardy). Discharged at Camp Dodge, Iowa, on Sept. 24, 1919 , as a Cook. Cited in General Orders No. 5, Headquarters, 1st Infantry Brigade, AEF, Selters, Germany, June 1, 1919, fo r gallant and courageous conduct during his participation in all of the four major operations of this Division: Montdid ier-Noyon defensive; Aisne-Marne offensive; St. Mihiel offensive; Meuse-Argonne offensive. Entitled to wear a silver st ar.3

Sources:

  1. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Card
  2. North Dakota Department of Heath Public Death Index
  3. Ancestry.com. North Dakota Military Men, 1917-1918