WWI at Home Pt 5
Paul W. Rozell enlisted in the National Guard at Spokane on March 31, 1917 at the age of 24. He served with Machine Gun Company of the 161st Infantry while in France from December 13, 1917 to February 22, 1919. In June of 1917 he was given the specialty designation as Mechanic.
Paul was active in the American Legion, served on a number of state and national committees, as well as the commander of the Eighth district and the East Side vice commander.
Eugene H. “Reid” Bauer enlisted with the Washington National Guard at Spokane March 31, 1917 three months shy of his 19th birthday. His initial training was with Machine Gun Company of the Second Regiment Infantry.
Reid was sent overseas December 1917 serving with Company E 161st Infantry and then Head Quarters Company 161 Infantry, rising to the rank of Sergeant Major in May 1918.
He returned to the States February 1919 and was discharged March 22, 1919.
After his service, Reid Bauer worked for the old Bohemian Brewery in Spokane for many years.