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Roster of Company "E" - 346th Infantry AEF - 1919

Banner of Company "E" - 346th Infantry, 87th Division of the AEF.

Banner of Company "E" - 346th Infantry, 87th Division of the AEF. GGA Image ID # 13501b7489

We were ordered into the front lines in November and it will go down in history that old Kaiser Bill got tipped off that Co. E. was on his trail, so he flew the coop to Holland. His army laid down and we just grinned and said, « I told you so ».

Contents

  • Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men of Company "E"
  • History of Company "E"
  • Images Available for Company "E"

Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men of Company "E"

NAMES  -  MOTTO  -  FAVORITE OCCUPATION  -  FUTURE

In this creative roster, the men were allowed to provide a "Motto" along with their favorite occupation and their future, at their option.

FIRST PLATOON

  1. Sanders, J. Y., “Scissors” - When I went to College - Looking wise - Looking Wiser
  2. Kouns, A. l., “Andy”, Chesapeake, Ohio -  Ringing Room Orderlies - Lots and Lots for sale
  3. Dyer, R. N., “Breezy”, Houston, Texas - Co. “E” Is the best Co - Spell binding - Taking care of the ladies for the Politician
  4. Hodsoll, J. E., “Grandma”, New Orleans. - Get the I. D. R - Looking for Subs
  5. Caner, D. 0., “'Dominick”, Pine Bluff, Ark. - Everybody up - Joy Killer - Evangelist
  6. Arter, “Fatty”, Jerseyville, III. - Over or under - Giving em beans - Running one minute lunch
  7. Ronning, C., “Baldy”, Jasper, Minn. - I’m a wampus Kitten - Stalling off - Mayor of Jasper
  8. Roith,J. P., “Tubby”. St. Paul, Minn - Making Soup - Hôtel Keeper in St-Nazaire
  9. Scoby, F. R., “Runt”, Coles, Ill. - Praise the Lord - Burning Bacon - Saloonkeeper
  10. Dox, John, “Vill you”, St. Paul, Minn. -  Herding K. P - Bill poster
  11. Scheiter, O. R., “Choo Chon”, Mount Olive, Ill. - Working for Klaxon - Coal heaver
  12. Cahill, J. L., “Non combatant”, St. Paul. Minn. - Ducking Reveille - Pounding the hay
  13. Becker, C. N., “Beck”, Richmond Hill, N. Y. - Use a little salve - Bringing out the comedy of Co “E” - 45 minutes from Broadway
  14. Bechtel, E., “Haybaler”, Harvel, Ill. - Look Wise - Would be Mechanic - Barnyard Bill
  15. Cress, W. G. Slim”, Butler, Ill. - I keep the stove warm - Looking for the fields he used, to plow - Milking cows
  16. Dorbeck, H., “Muskrat”, Moline, Ill. - Looking for Snuss - Roofer
  17. Gott, C. A. “Airplane”, Central City. Ill.-  “You tell em” - Talking about home
  18. Perella, John ”Ping Bodo “, Braceville, Ill. - Wïnd jamming - Playing cow girls
  19. Fagel, J., “Hike”, St. Paul. Minn. - Ven I meet you in St-Paul - Slugging for his home town -Calling trains in St-Paul Union
  20. Mussynski, E. L., “Korp”, Rochester, N. Y. - Look Tuff - “The” – Waiter.
  21. Zaremba, M., “Hungry”, Sayerville, N. J. - Eat Often – Washwoman - ?
  22. Aman, J. B.  “Moonface”, Rochester, N. Y. - Talking N. C. O’s out of work
  23. Barnes, G. F., “Ambition”, Syracuse. N. Y. - Falling out
  24. Cohen, M., “Beezness is beezness”, Rochester, N. Y. - Doing beezness - More beezness.
  25. Durning, R. W., Lowell, Mass.
  26. Dougherty, J. J., “Grill”, Phillipsburg. N. J.
  27. Fisher, R. L., “Fish”. Jamestown. N. Y. – Knocking.
  28. Goodmote, C., “Mess Kit”, West Valley, N. Y.
  29. Garofolo, B., “Wap”, Port Chester, N. Y.
  30. Colden, E. H. “Golde”, Olean, N. Y.
  31. Janoweiz, J., “Ketch us”, Salamanca, N. Y.
  32. Klehr, A. J., “Sassy”, Rochester, N. Y.
  33. Keilwasser, A., “Hardboiled”, Newark, N. J.
  34. Locy, C., “Riverside”, Paterson, N. J.
  35. Lake, A. C., “Sniarty”, Rockport, N. Y.
  36. Mark. P., Rochester, N. Y.
  37. Moore, E., “Lightning”, Newark, N. J. - Washing his neck
  38. Murphy,J. J., “Jeff”, Rochester, N. Y.
  39. Porrey, I., Rochester. N. Y.
  40. Seeley. E., “Sleeping Beauty”, Jersey City, N. J.
  41. Schmidt. F. A. “I. W. W.” Richmond Hill, N. Y. - Extra K. P. - Helping out husbands
  42. Teale, L., Catskill, N. Y.
  43. Uilman, A. J., “Busy”, Jersey City, N. J.
  44. Ursoy. E. C., “Outlaw”, Olean. N. Y - Nothing - Less
  45. Wybrandt, F., “Deck”. Jersey City, N. J.
  46. Brazeli, E. J. “Lanky”, Syracuse. N. Y. - Working Sundays - Policeman
  47. Cooper, E. H., “Hardtack”, St. Paul. Minn. - Lock the doors - Standing Inspection - Y.M.C.A. Secretary
  48. Davidson, A. E., “Abe”, Rochester, N. Y. - “Oiy” - Boosting Rochester - Hanging around Mueller’s Bakery
  49. Frome, O. T., “Alice”, Irvington, N. J. - Listening -  Auctioneer
  50. Holton, H. P., “Deacon”. Rochester, N. Y. -  Watch and Pray - Looking for second coming of Christ - Minister
  51. Horton, W. J., “Koky”. Onoville, N. Y. – Wigging
  52. Howland, C. W. “Shanghi”, Red Creek, N. Y. - Engraver- Dentist
  53. Pratt, G. H., “Plug”, Syracuse, N. Y. - “Another Plug Please” - Chewing
  54. Searing, H. R., “Southpaw”, Long Island, N. Y. - Looking for inspirations on the Boulevards - Close ups of the A.E.F.

Lost to the M. P's,

  1. Hogan, M. F.“Bones”, Homell. N. Y. - Take a chance - Enraging Frogs – Reformer
  2. Hartung, H. R., Depew, N. Y.
  3. Blackwell, G. R., Durham. N. C. - Less Go - Racing by moonlight - Stepfather
  4. Kinney, H. R., “Nomenclature”. Homell, N. Y. - Wearing much clothes - Hermit
  5. Dolan, E. J., “Engineer”, Syracuse, N. Y. - Squaredeal - Wrapping legging – Sleuth
  6. Forster, W. F., “Beacon”, Salamanca, N. Y. - What’s that? - Butting in - Sheriff
  7. Gibbs, L. W., Cameron, Mills, N. Y. - Be temperate
  8. Connors, M., “Harp”, Boston, Mass. - Swimming -Sinn Feiner
  9. Eble, A. O., “Widy”, Atlantic, City, N. J.
  10. Fitch, O. Y., Franklinville, N. Y. - Smile
  11. Glende, A., Rochester, N. Y. -  Marking time
  12. Hurd. L., “Papa”, Hamburg. N. Y. - Listen - Policing up - Demonstrating tooth paste
  13. Kraftschik, C., Rochester. N. Y. - Increasing weight
  14. Limpert, P. “Heine”, Ebenezer, N. Y. - Hand shaking
  15. Morace, P., “Macaron”, Brooklin, N. Y.  - Corporal.
  16. Cartield. G. H., “Cigarettes”. Jamestown, N. Y.
  17. Lapp, C. W., Leroy, N. Y.
  18. Volfe. G. “Krank”, Rochester, N. Y. - Shining up the mirror- “Model”
  19. Levendowski, C. J., “Cutie”. Winona, Ill. - Let me see - Upsetting stoves
  20. Shank, G., “Old Woman”, Syracuse. N. Y.
  21. Johnen, C. E., “Big Swede”, Ludlow, Pa. - “Hunting Buvettes” - Looking for Cheyenne
  22. Caliven, T. H. “Easy”, Jamestown, N. Y.
  23. Hemlock. J., “Chief”, Lawtons. N. Y.-  “Three Star” - Playing the Bulevard - St-Malo fisherman
  24. Kowalewski, C. J., “Heavy”, Rochester, N. Y. - Dry shaving -Jersey City politish
  25. Medcraft, J. H., Jr. Irvington, N. J.
  26. Barone, F. “Keith”, Jersey City, N. J. - “You told him”- Falling off Bunks
  27. Welch, C., “Red Nose”, Olean, N. Y. - Pulling diplomacy on the top – Undertaker
  28. May, H., “Tommy” Rochester, N. Y. - Laying pipe - Banker
  29. Gilliam, A. C., “Edison Jr.”, Brooklyn. N. Y. - Watch collector - Teamster
  30. Hanson, H. C., “Handsome”, Jamestown, N. Y.
  31. Cox, J. E., “Mumps”, Rochester, N. Y.
  32. France, PP., “Marble”, Paterson, N. J.
  33. Basamania, J., “Bas”, Rochester, N. Y.
  34. Medelinski. J., Paterson. N. J.
  35. Troicke, E., Rochester, N. Y.
  36. Teebo, L. C., Green Bay, Wis.

 

SECOND PLATOON.

  1. Duchene, A., “Frenchy”, St-Paul, Minn. - Calling Ketch - Importer of French Wine
  2. Hipp. F. A., “Talcum Kid”, St-Paul, Minn. - “Dog Gone” - Dolling up - Gas Collector
  3. Churchill, Herman, R., “Solomon”, Milan, Ill. - Holding the floor - House to house canvasser
  4. Mc Meen, F. B., “Mac”, Kell, Ill.- “Do you know” - Being a soldier - Trying not to be
  5. Kickbush, A. J., “Kick”, Springville, N. Y.
  6. Lackey, J. L., “Pretty”, Jamestown, N. Y. - Looking after his mustache
  7. Dougherty, E. D., “Louder”. Rochester, N. Y.
  8. Clair, A. L., “Checkers”, Lockport. N. Y.
  9. Hurwitz, H. J., Rochester. N. Y. - Losing heavy
  10. Johnson. H. R., Irvington, N. J.
  11. Meyer, S. W., “Red”, Centralia, Ill. - “Do it now.” - Quitting ahead - Junkman
  12. Kummer, W. C., “Cap”, Gowanda, N. Y. - Village Constable
  13. Harrington. R., “Punk”. Batavia, N. Y.
  14. Mc Court, J. A., “Chink”, Witt, Ill.-  “Te He He”
  15. Kabus, F. W., “Kiddney”, Irvington, N. J. – Soft Details
  16. Chase. D. D., “.Scalper”, St-Paul, Minn. - “How man” - Shuffling the cards  - In the movies
  17. Hartman, E. J., “Gloom”, Rochester, N. Y. - Camouflage
  18. Beecham. C., “Squad”. Brereton, Ill. - “I don’t Care” - Oratory  -Beating his way back to the U
  19. Verbie, A., “Dutch”, Benld, Ill. - “I got a good job” – Talking - Growing Red Beans
  20. Dutton, O. W. “Flat foot”, Dodge Center, Minn. - “Let’s see em” - Crepe hanging -  Bunk Fatigue
  21. Donahue, O. W., “Colonel”, St-Paul, Minn. - “You know” - Nurse in Base 101
  22. Elliott. Floyd, F., “Farmer”, Fairview, III. - Poker - Clam hunter
  23. Hylton. R. P., “Milk”, St-Paul, Minn. - “Water, Water.” - Keeping it dark - Press agent
  24. Kless, M. C., “Worry”, Bellevue, N. Y. - Turnip eating - Mailman
  25. Nurtagh, P.  “Irish”, Brooklyn. N. Y. - Short measure - More milk
  26. Murphy, J. A., “Moif”, Corning, N. Y. - Flagging - Motorman
  27. Peterson, F. C., “Snuss”. St-Croix Falls, Wis. - Waiting for home rule - Humorist
  28. Schow, C. O., “Sober”, St-Paul, Minn.
  29. Cotter, E., “Three Star”, Syracuse, N. Y. - Flirting with M. P. S.
  30. Fishman, A., “Acorn”, Rochester, N. Y. - Looking serious
  31. Frederickson, A. F., “A1”, Salamanca. N. Y.
  32. Gayhart, E. S., “Kido , Syracuse. N. Y. - Spending Francs
  33. Cramento, C., “Edison”. Rochester, N. Y.- “You got a cigar”
  34. Glover, E. A., “Little Dick”, Wayland, N. Y. - “My Wife”
  35. Hollmer. F. C., “Pudgy”, Forks, N. Y. - Room orderly - Smoking cigars
  36. Horwitz, L., “Work”, Rochester, N. Y.
  37. Jaskowiak, M., “Jask” . Buffalo, N. Y. - Inspecting “Y”
  38. Sies, T. D., “Butts”. Mt. Olive, HI. - Hot Dog
  39. Markeson, S. B., “Si”. Ashland, Wis. - My Swordswallower  - Waiting for the Gillespie News  - I. T. S. Tie Walker
  40. Bodenhofer, C., “Funny Face”, Lyons, Pa. - My Picture is on the piano - Absorbing Cognac - Dark
  41. Neiman, C. H., “Frog”, St-Paul, Minn. - Here I Coming - Issuing Cigarettes - None
  42. Telford. E. R., “Buck”, Stillwater. Okla. - When I drive thru Arizona - Wearing socks around his neck - Fishing on the banks of St-Naz
  43. Keeley, A. W., “Flying Fish”, Painted Post, N. Y. - Playing whist - Ford repairing.
  44. Van Sant, W. T. “Van”. Atlantic City, N. J. Penhquet - Cocoa dispenser - Floor walker.
  45. Mueller, C. F., “Doughnuts , Rochester, N. Y. - Alexander - Working for Bar Maids - Making fords
  46. Deadmond, I., “Eagleeye”, Odin. III. -My Father - Falling for Bar Maids - Demonstrating French ovens in U.S
  47. Frank, H. H., Silent”, Franklinville, N. Y. - Keep Quiet - Kidding the public - Sod buster
  48. Hall. Blaine, “Noisy”, Basom. N. Y. - I’m proud of being a farmer - Sewing - Village Cutup
  49. Hall, C. C., “Al. K.”. Randolph. N. Y - Scouting for Gin Mills - Distiller.
  50. Coodenbury, R. M. Batavia. N. Y. - Gospel truth
  51. Keitel, H. L., Kite”, Hanover, Pa. - Back in the States - Going to church - Selling religious articles
  52. Langefeld, H., Sleepy”. Rochester, N. Y. - Using hair tonic - Breeding mosquitos
  53. Lippold, J. N., “Reverend”, Darien Center, N. Y. - Shun Temptation - Kneading dough
  54. Speidel, F. A., “Speedy”, Centralia, Ill. - Reading prayer book - Priest.
  55. Sheehan, D. M., “Broker”, Winthrop, N. Y. - Bucking mess line - Hog raising
  56. Tingwall, C., “Yam”, Benson, Minn. - Getting by - Getting by
  57. Accorsl, F., “Spillit”, Asbury Park, N. J. - Running down Yack rabbits - Playing yacks on the yoker
  58. Anton, F. S., “Dope”, New-York Mills, N. Y. - Smuggling
  59. Arensmeyer, C., “King”, Rochester, N. Y. - Here’s luck - Room orderly - Sultan of Turkey
  60. Beger, E. R., “Spees”, Jersey City. N. J.- Looking for money orders - Chicken farmer
  61. Blakely, R. W., Spots”. Beaver Creek. Minn. - Who’s next - Trying to be good
  62. Pederson, H. R., “Larse”, Willmar, Minn. -  Suffering cats - Keeping francs out of Circulation - Pinching dough
  63. Donaldson, H. S., “Sunny”, Mt. Pleasant, la.- I want to go home - Brainstorming - Prohibition Spellbinder
  64. Brink, O. G., “Iodine”, Granger. Minn. - That’s Good - Black Jack - Choirist
  65. Blankenship, J. F., “Parson”, Carter, Ill - Gol dern it - Visiting Villas -  Doctoring
  66. Curran, M. J., “Brushmuck”, St-Paul, Minn. - I can lick em all - Posing - Cowpuncher
  67. Zielinski, P., “Teddy”, St-Paul. Minn. - Dats me - Chewing Segars - Shooting Snipes
  68. Lowe, S. E., “Banty”, Kinmundy, Ill. - Looking em over at Hot Springs - Counting ties
  69. Dickinson, R. .J. J., New-York, N. Y. -What's de dope -Taking his time -  Magnate
  70. Morris, R. R., “Ginger” Patterson. N. J. - The book doesn’t say so -  Holding Jaw-  Powder boss
  71. Lind, F. E., “Lantren”, Jamestown. N. Y. - Ace High-  Guessing – Humorist
  72. Lindstrom, A., “Cutie”, Jamestown, N. Y. Night patrol'ng - Mayor of Jamestown, N.Y
  73. Boncke, B. F., “Millionaire”, Rochester, N. Y. - Spreading talcum - Blacksmith
  74. Brooks, E., “Syracuse Kid”, Syracuse. N. Y. -Counter Jumper - Gambler
  75. Ferrari, E., Rochester. N. Y. - It was a very dark night
  76. Freeland. C. F., “Cootie”, Greenwood. N. Y. - My team - Knocking em Off - Married man
  77. Geiger, F. F., “Runt 1”, Hamburg, N. Y. - My Boss - Apple drier
  78. Heckman, C. A. “Heck”. Chester, Pa. - Where is your pass - Being heard from - Corporal
  79. Irwin, E., “Craps”, Rochester, N. Y. - He’s Right – Policeman
  80. Lisi, A., “Strawman”. Greensburg. Pa. - Calling for a Seven
  81. Lofurno, P., “Lazy”, Rochester, N. Y.
  82. Marenghl, J. F., “Greaser”. Newark. N. J.
  83. Mills. J., “Mickey”, Coney Island, N. Y. - Seven day leaves - Gloomy the States are dry
  84. Sommerfield, C., “Whitey”, Port Chester, N. Y. -Home rule advocate - English Lord
  85. Berkowitz, l., “Berkie”, Boston. Mass.
  86. Bush, M . “Neversweat”. Jersey City, N. J.
  87. De Carlo, L., Hoboken. N. J.
  88. Drake, F.C., “Leiut”. Minneapolis. Minn.
  89. Duke. A. L., “Big Noise”. Rochester. N. Y.
  90. Franck, D. A., Patterson. N. J.
  91. Freeman. N. D. “Wise Guy”. Boston. Ma.
  92. Fronzak, S., “Rooster”. Black Rock. N. J.
  93. Castel, L., “Smiley”. Rochester. N. Y.
  94. Gross, O. R., “Chestey”. Sodus, N. Y.
  95. Helch, J., “Perick”, Lyons. N. Y.
  96. Kano, L. D.,”Pudge”, Leroy, N. Y.
  97. Koplan, B., “Daddy”. Rochester, N. Y.
  98. Kowalski, J. A.“Kowve”, Darien Center. N. Y.
  99. Kozlowski, S., “Pucker”. Rochester. N. Y.
  100. Krattiger, F., “Dilly”, Patterson, N. J.
  101. Krygier. S , “Pouch”. Rochester. N. Y.
  102. Madigan, E. J., “Goggles”. Rochester, N. Y.
  103. Metczag, J., “Metz”. Rochester, N. Y.
  104. Muszynski, E. L. “Korp”. Rochester, N. Y.
  105. Parisi, C., “Gauk *. Rochester. N. Y.
  106. Sarsone, A. J., “Bumpy”, Boston, Mass.
  107. Schnorr. J. C., “Beady”. Rochester. N. Y.
  108. Warchowast, L., “Bible Back”. Newark, N. J.
  109. Weldman, F. N., “Tiny”. Olean. N. Y.
  110. Zucco, R., “Gas”. Utica. N. Y.
  111. Jones, C. C., “Blanc”, Newark. N. J.
  112. Mullen, F. W., “Mugsy”. Newark. N. J.
  113. Kickbush, L., “Sport”, Springville, N. Y.
  114. Kummer, C. E. “Soft Pedal”. Gowanda. N. Y.
  115. Seaman. L D. “Ciment •. Chuter. N Y

History of Company "E"

It is a poor soldier who does not have the impression, under his bonnet, that his Company is the best in the Regiment, in fact, the best in the Division.

So think we, Co. E. bunch, and this is the « why ». Look up our record for combat fire. How about that Baseball team at Pike? What about those old « pass in review » lines at Pike and Dix? How about the dozen other things we could mention, and would mention, but hesitate, lest we bore you? In fact we’re such a clever bunch we’re not going to take the time to write half the history we’ve made. So here goes-only a few random shots.

When some of us were ushered into Company K, fresh from Camp Upton, Captain Flanagan was on hand to see the « pick and shovel » experts he drew as material to go over the top with. After one look he made a hurried departure. How often we have wondered what he murmured to himself as he wiped the perspiration from his fevered brow.

We thought the Captain went for a much-needed stimulant as he returned shortly and laid down the law to us. He was pale and his voice was shaky. We felt sorry for him and resolved, then and there, to make his path easier by going the limit. And from this moment the struggle began.

Our peaceful slumber was disturbed the first morning by « Tubby » Roith’s musical voice shouting: « Everybody up ». We referred to our brand new wrist watches and found out it was 4.15 A.M.

Micky Mills rubbed his lamps and shouted; « Shure and what ta hell’s the oideer o’this? Bodey imparted the knowledge that some of the men were shooting on the range and the cooks didn’t like the idea of serving breakfast twice, « so you guys will have to pile out and grab your eats ».

The Mess Hall, over which Sergeant Caneer reigned supreme, and roved around during meals like a troubled spirit, was waiting for some rook to spill the beans. And that Serg. would lick his chops and proceed to put the damper on the unfortunate one.

If nothing happened, we call to mind how he kept his weather eye peeled and growled softly to himself. And where in hell did all the green peas come from?

We often wanted to approach Sergeant Caneer on this subject, not that we wished to complain but merely wanted to satisfy our curiosity about wondering whether he had cornered the green pea market or not. The other article of food that made its appearance in our Mess Hall was macaroni, and above the din of rattling dishes and shouts' of K.P., to bring on more food, our old friends Rocco Zucco, Janowich Paresi and Kitch Baroni could be heard inhaling their macaroni and they harmonized wonderfully.

And ever has the curse of the Mess Hall been with us. It has been our undoing — or would have been — if certain other influences had not been at work.

Take our Lieutenants:

Will we ever forget the first glimpse at Lt. Dyer standing in front of the barracks, glancing at the rooks running toward him to « fall in ». The expression on his face read : « Ah !, here comes my meat ».

It was there he applied to us our first layer of salve . with his usual : « Now men, you are in a regular organization, you are not a mob. Yes we are going over in a month ». Never once has Lt. Dyer said : « Now men we are going home in a month », and come anywhere near making an accurate forecast.

How he ever got-this crowd on the drill grounds still remains a mystery. Our only recollection is hiking along the road to the tune of Ugh, Tugli Thri Fu. When we got to the drill grounds, do you recall how he scowled?

The mutton mush days on board the Zelandia will be remembered by Lt. Dyer’s every morning speech. We have never forgotten his « Now men, the boat we are going over on is the first one to take a chance in a week and if it gets across safely they are going to send ten more ».

Next comes the man of a thousand titles, Lt. Brown. As he waltzed on the drill grounds we were reminded of the entrance of Madame Butterfly in the beautiful opera. He never failed to have a goodly supply of talcum adorning his manly countenance and an ample supply of spearmint and his little tin whistle that he whirled round and round his little finger.

We sure did like to hear him give commands. He would bite them off, catch them again, swallow them, pile ’em up and push’em through his nose. It was marvelous.

And we like to dwell on the subject of Lt. Searles, the ever devoted and loving husband. He was a wonderful inspiration to the men in the Company who were seeking wives and convinced all of them that he had good taste. We often watched Mrs. Searles and Mrs. Hodsoll snap to attention when the National Anthem was played at retreat.

Neither could we let Lt. Kouns slip by us he being the cause of much discussion on account of that misplaced eyebrow that adorned his upper lip. How, Oh how, did he shave without slicing that little bit of hair off ?

Lt. Hodsoll, the essence of exactness, want so far, on one occasion, as to give us « Right Dress » with our rifles on our shoulders and cans of beans and tomatoes under our left arms ::

Take our Non-Coms :

Cartoon About the Non-Commissioned Officers of Company "E" - 346th Infantry.

Cartoon About the Non-Commissioned Officers of Company "E" - 346th Infantry. GGA Image ID # 13502de0e3

The old Non-Coms had a job at Dix taking a batch of Depot Brigadiers and making them forget the Cabarets, the girls they left behind and those rich, creamy lagers and make them remembers « Squads right and left » and the trigger squeeze exercise.

Oh, that trigger squeeze exercise; How often those rooks wished the wrath of God upon old Kaiser Bill on account of it. On those hot days of July, when the lager was oozing out of the pores and on to the red hot sand of the Drill Grounds, it was too damn bad that we could not say what we were thinking of.
« Non-Coms, front and center ».

And how these birds hopped out and snapped it off to his nibbs, Calling to mind the fellows who were going to help to make soldiers out of us, there was « Dutch » Verbic.

He loomed up as something ferocious and bunk warmer « Tony » Sies — what a bouncing baby he must have been. Little Duchene wobbled out like a duck spying a farmer with a can of feed. « Chink » Cliervinko held a few of us breathless.

How that boy ever got out was a miracle. We have seen « Chink » run several times since — Well-you know how a bow-legged, pigeon toed man looks running. Paul Zielinski —

Remember his explanation as how to do « Squads Right » : « Now der tird man in der rear takes tree steps forward and toins tug'll der right, etc. » Old Iodine Brink, the south paw letter writer was very much in evidence and Yaller Neiman, how proud he was of that first squad.

He worried forty pounds off the frame of Kraftchich making a soldier out of him. Then Matty Curran will long be remembered on account of his ability .to speak two languages fluently, namely English and Profane.

The rooks thought that he was the sole representative of the old boy with the horns and tail and that the two stripes on his arm indicated that he was the Company abuse dispenser.

The others to make an impression were dear « Hubby » Beecham, the ever polite Blankenship, cute little Sammy Loewe, Hylton, the tranquil old farmer Elliott, minus a few molars, Dutto the serious,

Churchill the rock of knowledge, Snoose Peterson, who always estimated his capacity for consuming liquid fluids, Baldy Ronning, who always looked forward to going over seas and finally a specialist who would grow hair on ivory, Midget Donnaldson, who shot craps for very small amounts of money, Oklahoma Telford, the Nine — toed automobile and gas (mostly gas) engine expert.

Rock of Ages Peterson, platoon Sergeant of E. Co. Foreign legion, Brick top Myers, who always bragged that he shot craps with other people’s money, Boldenhoffer and Schow, who made a very close study of negroes at Camp Pike and the ever colorful Pat Reagan, the sun-bleached anti-prohibitionist.

Cartoon About Buck Privates of Company "E" - 346th Infantry.

Cartoon About Buck Privates of Company "E" - 346th Infantry. GGA Image ID # 135096e393

One thing that aroused the curiosity of the rooks was « Kike Fagel » as he came back and forth garbed in overalls, jumper and baseball cap. We concluded that he was a neighbor’s boy from Pointsville, who was working for the Captain.

We were greatly surprised to see him step forth one day dressed like an honest to goodness soldier. But no matter how hard he tried to make the appearance of a soldier he could never get the shoe polish that he used on the Officer’s shoes and puttees from his fingernails, and the feathers out of his hair that lodged there while performing his duties of chambermaid in the Officer’s Quarters.

We like to recall the Gas School at Dix conducted by Sergeant-Hipp the man of advanced ideas ; of how he used to stand at the head of the class besprinkled with talcum and a mouthful of tobacco. He would spit a little tobacco juice on the hot sands of Dix and proceed to explain the parts of the American box Respirator.

We enjoyed sitting in the squad room nights, listening to the weird tales of Tengvall ; of how he chased bears and how his cousin chased and caught jack rabbits ; of the great Yoolery robbery that was engineered by two Youse and how detectives caught the Youse and put them in yail.

And then we remember the first time « Tubby » Roith spied a French Boxcar with the inscription « 40 hommes — 8 cheveaux ». « What does dot mean ?» inquired « Tubby » : The information was volunteered by someone who knew that a Tubby » wanted to know « How da hell are you gonna get 40 men and 8 horses in that car ? »

To close :

We were ordered into the front lines in November and it will go down in history that old Kaiser Bill got tipped off that Co. E. was on his trail, so he flew the coop to Holland. His army laid down and we just grinned and said, « I told you so ».

When E. Co’s task was finished and volunteers were sought for the army of occupation, our old friend and father, as the boys call him, Captain Flanagan, filed an application.

He left his old Co., much to our regret and we thought we would be Captain-less until good fortune sent Captain Sanders to us.

In memoriam we here record the death of Private Oscar Link, a company member who was held in highest esteem by all.

Images from Company "E"

Page 1 of 3, History of Company "E" - 346th Infantry, 87th Division, AEF.

Page 1 of 3, History of Company "E" - 346th Infantry, 87th Division, AEF. GGA Image ID # 1350aa0b9a

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Page 3 of 3, History of Company "E" - 346th Infantry, 87th Division, AEF. GGA Image ID # 1350e7aca9

Part 1 of 2, Roster of Company "E" - 346th Infantry, 87th Division, AEF.

Part 1 of 2, Roster of Company "E" - 346th Infantry, 87th Division, AEF. GGA Image ID # 1350fc408d

Part 2 of 2, Roster of Company "E" - 346th Infantry, 87th Division, AEF.

Part 2 of 2, Roster of Company "E" - 346th Infantry, 87th Division, AEF. GGA Image ID # 1351208d75

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