Abendroth, William Henry, I, 1ST SGT

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Last Rank
First Sergeant
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Service Years
1887 - 1911

First Sergeant

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Abendroth, William Henry, I, 1ST SGT USA(Ret).
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Home Town
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Last Address
Boise, Idaho

Date of Passing
Jul 17, 1936
Location of Interment
Morris Hill Cemetery - Boise, Idaho
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US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

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Dept of Idaho
  1907, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Dept of Idaho (Deceased Member (Honor Roll)) (Boise, Idaho) - Chap. Page

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First Sergeant W. H. Abendroth, 72, Indian fighter and veteran of foreign campaigns, died early Friday morning at a local hospital.
Sergeant Abendroth's death was attributed to heart trouble which was caused by yellow fever contracted in a Cuban campaign.
As instructor of Boise ROTC, in 1919 and 1920, Sergeant Abendroth ended his active military career which commenced when he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1887 at Fort Sherman, Idaho. Mr. Abendroth was one of the organizers and charter member of the Boise chapter Veterans of Freign Wars. Since 1906, he made his home in Boise when he was not engaged in foreign campaigns.

Sergeant Abendroth saw service in the Sioux Indian wards in the Black Hills and the campaign against the Apache Indians in 1885 and 1886. At this time he was a member of G Troop 4th Cavalry. He served in H Troop 8th Cavalry during the Spanish-American War.
During the Philippine uprising in 1903-4-5 Sergeant Abendroth was with the K troop of the 14th cavalry. He retired from active service in 1911 after spending 30 years as a soldier. While the World war was being waged he again gave active service in the army as military instructor at the Univeristy of Idaho.


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  1887-1891 Indian Wars (US)
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  1899-1899 Moro Rebellion (Philippines)
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