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��THE FORT SHERIDAN ASSOCIATION

��FIRST LIEUTENANT ALVIN MORELL BENTLEY, JR.

Headquarters Company 340th Infantry, Eighty-fifth Division. Died of pneumonia at Chatillon-sur-Seine, on November 16, 1918.

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��1st Lt. ALVIN M. BENTLEY, JR

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��Lieutenant Bentley was born in Owosso, Mich., on March 18, 1894. After a pub- lic school education he entered the Uni- versity of Michigan, graduating in 1916, and then entering the manufacturing busi- ness of his father at Owosso. At the outbreak of war he was admitted to the First Officers' Training Camp at Fort Sheridan and assigned to the 8th Com- pany. Receiving a commission as second lieutenant he was assigned to the Eighty- fifth Division at Camp Custer, Mich., where he was promoted. He sailed for France with the 340th Infantry in July, 1918. Arriving overseas, Lieutenant

Bentley was ordered to the A. E. F. school at Chatillon for further training. He Avas taken ill with influenza early in November, scarlet fever and pneumonia later setting in. After an illness of one week he died on November 16, 1918. He was married to Miss Helen Patterson of Portland, Me., on April 30, 1917, who, with one son, Alvin Morell Bentley III., aged one year, survives. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Morell Bentley, Sr., of Owosso, Mich., also are living.

��SECOND LIEUTENANT CARL HERMAN BERGER

Company E, 339th Infantry, Eighty-fifth Division. Killed in action in Northern Russia on December 31, 1918.

��Lieutenant Berger was born in Osh- kosh. Wis., May 17, 1891. He was edu- cated in the West Side School, Milwaukee; Milwaukee Normal School, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in June, 1917. He was preparing himself to take a principalship in public schools when the war broke out. Applying for admission, he was accepted and assigned to the 4th Company of the First Officers' Training Camp at Fort Sheridan. After receiving his commission he w^as assigned to Camp Custer. He sailed overseas in July, 1918. Lieutenant Berger was in the thick of the engagements around Archangel , Russia, and in one of the attacks received the wounds w^hich caused his death. He was married September 29, 1917. Besides his vvrife, w^ho resides at lyiayville. Wis., Lieutenant Berger is survived by a year- old son, Carl H. Berger, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Berger, 1311 State Street, Milwaukee, Wis.

��2nd Lt. CARL H. BERGER

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