Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day 2015 Great Uncle William

" The conduct of the American troops since their entry into the sector of Baccarat, their strength
under fire, their ardor in the conflict, is, in every respect worthy of praise."
 A worthy read of the history of the 168th Infantry and a list of the dead with information about each man.
 Included is my Grandfather's older brother...
STALEY, William A. page 91, photograph, 102434
Private Company L
Died May 30, 1918 at Baccarat, France, in Evacuation Hospital No. 2. Buried May 31st in
Baccarat Cemetery, Grave No. 90. Relative's address: Miss Alva Staley, Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Staley did not recover from the shock of the tremendous explosion in the gas attack in time to get
his mask on and died a short time later.
 Private Staley died as became an American soldier,
enduring his suffering without a word."

Forever 18.

Later Buried at Council Bluffs, IA