Leytham, Lowell S., Pvt

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Last Rank
Private
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
521-Basic Soldier
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1918-1918, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry
Service Years
1917 - 1918

Private


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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1899
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Harlan
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jul 24, 1918
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
France
Conflict
World War I
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Aisne-Marne, France
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot B, Row 10, Grave 58

 Official Badges 

Wound Chevron (1917-1932) WWI Discharge Pin (Wounded)


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
World War I Fallen
  1981, World War I Fallen1

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Battalion, 16th Infantry 1st Division (Big Red One)
  1918-1918, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry
  1918-1918, 1st Division (Big Red One)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1918-1918 World War I/World War I/Aisne Campaign
  1918-1918 World War I/World War I/Montdidier-Noyon Campaign
  1918-1918 World War I/World War I/Champagne-Marne Campaign
  1918-1918 World War I/World War I/Aisne-Marne Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Private Lowell S. Leythan (ASN: 43895), United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Private Leythan distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company K, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action near Toul, France, 5 March 1918, while on a patrol.


General Orders: GHQ, American Expeditionary Forces, Citation Orders No. 5 (June 3, 1919)

By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), Private First Class Lowell S. Leythan, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, 1st Division, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. Private First Class Leythan distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with Company K, 16th Infantry, 1st Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in action during World War I. While a member of a patrol of two he encountered a patrol having been killed and one of the enemy wounded, Private Leythan bayoneted the remaining German and then endeavored to carry back the body of his comrade until forced to desist by hostile fire.


General Orders: Headquarters, 1st Division, A.E.F., General Orders No. 20 (May 17, 1918)
   
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