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Albert Edward Bodmer, World War I soldier

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A.E. Bodmer, Co. H. 353 Inf.

 

Albert Edward Bodmer was born near Bunker hill, Russell Co, Kans. Sept 19-1894. Killed in the battle of the Argonne Nov-10-1918. He was of Swiss decent.

 

He entered his Country’s service Sept.-20-1917, member of Co. H. 353 Inf. sailed for France May 1918, after landing in France was transferred to Scouts & Snipers of Co. H. 353 Inf. Served in both St Mehiel and Argonne offensives.

 

Was wounded by a bomb from German airoplanes Nov-5-1918 died Nov-10-1918.

 

His parents were Mr. & Mrs. Peter Bodmer of Waldo, Kans.

 

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Waldo, Kans.

Nov. 20-22

 

Mrs Coral Courtney Carter,

Wilson, Kansas.

 

Madame:-

 

I am sending you here – with a record of service of my brother A.E. Bodmer, to be used in making the Gold Star, Memorial to war heroes.

 

I am also sending a check for my dues in the O.G.S. for this year as I do not remember having sent it sooner.

 

Respectfully,

 

Mrs Gertrude Kastrup.

 

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Mrs Coral Courtney Carter

Wilson, Kans.

 

Madame:-

 

A few days ago I sent you a record of service of A.E. Bodmer, Co H. 353 Inf. and intended to inclose photo to be used in making the memorial to Kansas men, but in some way I failed to send it, so am sending it now, hope it is not too late for use.

 

Respectfully,

 

Mrs Gertrude Kastrup.

 

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Waldo, Kans.

9-9-‘21

 

Mrs. Gladine Cochran.

Fort Scott, Kans.

 

Dear Mrs. Cochran:-

 

Today I received from you a receipt for dues paid in “The Order of the Gold Star’,

 

Also a request for the biography of my brother which entitles me to membership in this order. I am sending it in this letter also .50ȼ for membership fee from my two sisters Miss Florence Bodmer, Gorham, Kans. and Miss Pearle Bodmer Waldo, Kans. wish to become members and am inclosing their dues.

 

Sincerely

 

Gertrude Hastrup

 

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Albert E. Bodmer of Paradise Russell Co, Kans. entered his countrys service Sept. 20-1917. member of Co. H. 353rd Inf. 89 Div. left Camp Funston with the American Expeditionary forces May 25-1918 for New York. Sailed for France June 6-1918. After landing in France he was trasferred to the Scouts and Snipers of the 353rd Inf.

 

In a letter to us from his sargeant he said of him, “On account of his attention to duty extreme fearlessness and bravery he was transferred to the Scouts & Snipers of 353rd Inf,”

 

He served in the St. Mehiel and Argonne, Was wounded by a bomb from a German Aireoplane Nov-6-1918 Died in hospital Nov-10-1918. – age 24 yrs 1 mo 22 days. was buried at Cheppy-sur-Niecese (over)

 

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France, disinterred and reburied in Argonne-American Cemetry no 1232 Romagne, Montfaucon, France.

 

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Albert E Bodmer.

 

Albert E. Bodmer of Paradise Russell Co, Kansas entered his countrys service September 20, 1927. As a member of Co H 353rd Infantry 89th Division. He lrft Camp Funston with the American Expeditionary Forces May 25 1918 for Newyork. He sailed for France June 6 1918. After landing in France he was transferred to the Scouts and Snipers of the 353rd Infantry.

 

In a letter home from his sergeant he said of him "on account of his attention to Duty extreme fearlessness and bravery he was transferred to the Scouts and Snipers of the 353rd Infanty".

 

He served in the St Mehiel and Argonne, was wounded by a bomb from a Germ n Aireoplane Nov 6 1918. Died in hospital Nov 10 1918, age 24 years 1 month 22 days. Was buried at Cyppy -Sur-Niuese.

 

 

 

 

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