|American Battle Monuments Commission World War I Honor Roll|
George E. Lewis Private First Class, U.S. Army
4th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
Entered the Service from: Nebraska
Died: October 8, 1918
Buried at: Plot H Row 29 Grave 11, Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France
Ft. Calhoun Chronicle 21 Nov 1918
Killed in Action
Right after the glad news of victory won comes the sad news to Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Cachelin of this place that their nephew, George Edward Lewis, was killed in action in France.
George had many friends in this county, especially at DeSoto. He was in the first draft to go from this county, and so far as known is the only one killed in action from this vicinity. He leaves a brother, Dick Lewis, at Council Bluffs, besides other relatives in Iowa.
The following lines were written by his uncle, Ed Cachelin:
His Blue Star Has Turned To Gold
Tho the shell fire has ceased to sound
On France’s bloody battleground,
Tho our noble boys who fought and won
Back to the good old U.S. shores shall come.
Our brave soldier boy who so gaily marched away
On last year’s September day
Will never more answer the bugle’s call.
For our George has paid the price and gave his all and all.
~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~