Berkompas, Olius, Pvt

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Last Rank
Private
Last Service Branch
Adjutant General Corps
Last Primary MOS
03B-Performing Arts Specialist
Last MOS Group
Adjutant General (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1917-1918, 32nd Division (Red Arrow Division)
Service Years
1917 - 1918

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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1900
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
West Olive
Last Address
Marion

Casualty Date
Oct 11, 1918
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
France
Conflict
World War I
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION 18 SITE 3371

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Wound Chevron (1917-1932) French Fourragere


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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Battalion, 125th Infantry Regiment32nd Infantry Division32nd Division (Red Arrow Division)
  1917-1918, 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry Regiment
  1917-1918, 32nd Infantry Division
  1917-1918, American Expeditionary Force
  1917-1918, 32nd Division (Red Arrow Division)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1918-1918 World War I/Aisne-Marne Campaign
  1918-1918 World War I/Oise-Aisne Campaign
  1918-1918 World War I/Meuse-Argonne Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

The
Distinguished Service Cross

 

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Bugler Olius Berkompas, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company I, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F., near Romagne, France, 11 October 1918. In the attack on Hill 258 Bugler Berkompas volunteered to carry messages from his company in the attacking line to the battalion post of command. In order to reach the post of command it was necessary to cross an open area of about 500 yards in width, subjected to intense machine-gun fire and under direct observation of the enemy. He was killed while engaged in this mission.

War Department, General Orders 64 (1919)

   
Comments/Citation

Known as Allie Kompas, worked as a farmer for his father, Andrew in Marion, Osceola County, Michigan.  Grandparents from Frisia, Holland.

He served as a bugler with Company I, 11st Infantry Battalion, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division in the AEF.

The 125th Infantry Regiment was part of the Michigan National Guard.  It was mustered into Federal Service in 1916, and assigned to the 32nd Infantry Division in WWI. The unit arrived in France in February 1918. This unit was the first to enter Germany (Alsace) in May 1918, during the Marne Offensive.  Participated in
the Aisne-Marne, Oise-Aisne and Meuse-Argonne offensives, suffering over 14000 caualties in the War.

The unit was awarded the French Croix de Guerre.

Initially interred in the Argonne American Cemetery, France.

   
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