America Loses A Son: Pvt. William David Yaden KIA WWI
Audio Letter Archive Clip 1918 (Oct) - Yaden, William David ("Pug") - Age 19 - Letter from Ollie Keuhl dated March 26, 1940 - Sergeant Ollie Kuehl recounts being with "Pug" when he was killed in action on October 5, 1918 - Neenah, WI - (W. David Yaden was born on September 2, 1899 and was killed in action in the Argonne Forest of France on October 5, 1918) - Letters from a Doughboy WWI Series - Edited in July 2014 (9 min 41 sec)
Notes from Dan Yaden, Sr.:
William David Yaden was killed in what is known as the Battle of the Argonne Forest, or the Meuse-Argonne Offensive of 1918. It was the largest offensive of WWI and was conducted by the AEF (American Expeditionary Forces), which included the First Army of which William David was a member in Company G of the 26th Infantry Division.
The battlefield photos in the clip are all from the 1918 offensive in the Argonne Forest.
The photos in the "Honor Roll: Washington Men Who Died In Service" are taken from the front page of the January 26, 1919 edition of the Seattle Post Intelligencer newspaper. Those shown were killed between July and November of 1918.