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Military News
 
Begin Formation of Ada Unit for Idaho Regiment      
Special Inducement Being Of­fered to Get Overseas Men Into New Unit; Membership Drive Starts Monday.   Active efforts are now being made to form a company of the 3rd Idaho regiment in Ada County, as well as other companies throughout the state, and local organizers are being given the support of Adjt. Gen. L. V. Patch in their work.   It is the desire of the local organ­izers to get the overseas soldiers into the new army and to have a crack company of the 3rd Idaho formed here, which will be the pride of every­body.    Many inducements are offered to those who enlist, such as athletic tournaments, state and national en­campments, and the usual training in military subjects.   Start Drive Monday   Beginning next Monday men will be sent out to Barber, Star, Eagle and Meridian, who will make dates for the recruiting of men at these places, as well as distribute posters advertis­ing the 3rd Idaho.  
Floyd C. White, a lieutenant in the present Boise unit of the 3rd Idaho formed some time ago, says he hopes to see the regiment made up of over­seas men and commanded by overseas men. Following is a plea made to the young returned soldiers by both Mr. White and Adjt. Gen. Patch: No Expense to Members.   "There is now a chance for young men who have not ruined themselves by excesses, and who have good char­acter, to take an active part in the athletic and sportsmanship contests of their respective communities, with chances of representing their com­munities in inter-state and national contests, without expense to them­selves and without loss of their civil life occupations.   "All that is necessary is for the young men to have the ambition to take care of their health and become  proficient in marksmanship, military precision and athletics, under the in­struction of competent instructors, se­lected and elected by themselves.    Idaho Has Good Record   "The national guard has demon­strated that its members performed their duties for their state and their government  in a manner which cov­ered themselves with glory and was a source of pride for the government when compared with the systems of training in foreign lands.   The 1st Idaho regiment, in the Spanish Amer­ican war, showed itself superior in quality, as gentlemen and men of en­durance, and both the state and the national government were proud of their record.   The 2nd Idaho regiment has written its record in the history of the state and nation in such a man­ner that to have been a member there­of is to be known far and wide as a genuine patriot and .hero.   "Under the state laws, as modified by the last legislature to conform to the National Guard law of the United States, it is necessary to organize and maintain another regiment—the 3rd Idaho.   And the 3rd Idaho, having be­fore it the records of the previous regiments, cannot but do as well as their predecessors, but by virtue of the Instructors now available, should excel in those qualities which make for cit­izenship and mental and physical con­servation of youth.   Will Feature Athletics   The 3rd Idaho regiment is now be­ing organized, authority from the gov­ernment having been issued, and re­cruiting therefore has begun.    The opportunity is one that would be hard to duplicate. Under the supervision of the state and national governments; special attention is to be given to those things which increase efficiency  in athletics and marksmanship and con­tests of all descriptions are to be held in state encampments,  interstate meets and national contests.   "Recruiting for the Boise company of the 3rd Idaho is now on and during the coming week young men may have this coveted opportunity by watching the  papers for the date when the re­cruiting officer will be available.   Ar­rangements have been made to send a recruiting officer to outlying towns upon notice that eight or more men desire to become members."     Further Information may be had by addressing the Adjutant General, state of Idaho, Boise. Idaho, or recruiting officer. Yates Bldg.. Boise, Idaho.

Source: Idaho Statesman - June 1, 1919

Submitted and transcribed by Frances Cooley

It is stated that the establishment of a military post at Fort Boise has at last been decided upon, and a part of the troops at Walla Walla are under orders to march to that point and erect barracks for a permanent military station.

Source: The State Republican (Eugene City, OR) - March 14, 1863
Submitted by Jim Dezotell

Capt. P. Collins, of Co. A, 21st Infantry, stationed at Fort Boise, was killed Monday Nov. 10; the horses of the post ambulance in which he was riding, running away and smashing the vehicle.

Source: Grant County News (Canyon City, OR) – November 22, 1879
Submitted and transcribed by Jim Dezotell

A soldier by the name of Michael Healey, belonging to Col. Bernand's company, 21st Cavalry, committed suicide at Boise City recently by shooting himself through the heart.

Source: Grant County News (Canyon City, OR) – October 25, 1879

Submitted and transcribed by Jim Dezotell

Marine Casualty List
The following casualties are reported by the Commanding General of the American Expeditionary Forces:

Surname: Dyer
Name: William J.
City/Town: Eagle
County: Ada
State: Idaho
Rank: Private
Casualty: On Duty with Company (Previously Reported Missing)

Source: Hutchinson News (Hutchinson, Reno County, KS); October 9, 1918
Submitted by Rose Stout

Army Casualty List
The following casualties are reported by the Commanding General of the American Expeditionary Forces:

Surname: Wilkinson
Name: Arthur M.
City/Town: Boise
County: Ada
State: Idaho
Rank: Private
Casualty: Died from Wounds

Source: Hutchinson News (Hutchinson, Reno County, KS); October 10, 1918
Submitted by Rose Stout

Marine Casualty List
The following casualties are reported by the Commanding General of the American Expeditionary Forces:

Surname: French
Name: A.
City/Town: Boise
County: Ada
State: Idaho
Rank: First Lieutenant
Casualty: Wounded in Action (Severely)

Source: Hutchinson News (Hutchinson, Reno County, KS); October 10, 1918
Submitted by Rose Stout





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