These are the members of Service Company, Prov. Battalion of the 164th Infantry Regt., 47th“Viking” Division.
Don Schell of Penn, ND, couldn’t figure out why his name was left off the list that accompanied this photo from 1951 that the Devils Lake Journal published in its recent Veterans Day special pages that came out Friday, Nov. 9. Also missing from the list, but in the photo, are local guys Dick Niclai, Keith Miller, Albert Keiderowski, Fritz Streifel, Vernon Melhouse, Floyd Eisenzimmer, Bud Knutson, Eddy Senger, Joey Weber, Wendy Senger, Balzer Kurtz and Joseph Walters (company commander).
He could see himself in the photo - second from the left in the front row. Then it dawned on him. The photo was taken earlier in the year but the list was taken from the Christmas Dinner Menu that accompanied the photo. By Christmas he was already in Korea. He had his Christmas dinner 1951 there. Perhaps those who are pictured here but their names were left off the menu list were also overseas by then. (For the complete list, see the Veterans Day Special Section in the Devils Lake Journal published Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.)
If your name should have been on the list, too, let us know, or if you would like to get a copy of this photo, contact Pete at Ramsey Photo, he can help you out.