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Frank Severin Erickson
Ernest Julius Erickson
Andrew Anders Sebran Erickson
American Expeditionary Force 1918 - 1919
Out West & North Dakota

My grandfather Frank Gustaf Severin & grandmother Clara Amelia (Nelson) Erickson's tombstones Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Bismarck, North Dakota

Frank was a member of the American Expeditionary Force 308th Infantry - 77th Division - Company H

Frank shipped out to France in July of 1918 and eventually became a surviving member of what is referred to as "The Lost Battalion"

The Lost Battalion, the name given to the nine companies of the United States 77th Division of the American Expeditionary Force, consisted of 554 men that were surrounded by German forces in the Argonne Forest in France between October 2nd through the 8th of 1918.

Roughly 197 were killed in battle and approximately 150 went missing in action and or were taken prisoner. Only 194 remaining men walked out alive.



The Lost Battalion

Lost Battalion Reunion 1962


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