Olius Berkompas – Private First Class, United States Army

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BERKOMPAS, OLIUS

  • Bugler, U.S. Army
  • Home: Rudyard, Michigan
  • Company I, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
  • Date of Action: October 11, 1918
  • General Orders 64, W.D., 1919

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Olius Berkompas, Bugler, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 11, 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.


Olius Berkompas (deceased), Distinguished Service Cross, servial number 263169, Bugler, Company I, 125th Infantry.

The Distinguished Service Cross was awarded to him for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 11, 1918. In the attack on Hill 258 he 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.

Emergency address: Tate Abraham Berkompas, father, Rudyard, Michigan. Residence at enlistment: Rudyard, Michigan.

BERKOMPAS, OLIUS

  • CO E) 125TH INF WORLD WAR I
  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF DEATH: 10/11/1918
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 10/06/1921
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 18  SITE 3371
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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