Charles L. Osmon
a veteran of the World War, whose home is in Union Township, is a native of Harrison County. He was born July 21, 1892, and is a son of Charles L. Sr., and Lucy A. (Peasley) Osmon. Charles L. Osmon, Sr. served in the Union Army during the Civil War, having enlisted in 1862, and served until the close of the war.
Charles L. Osmon, Jr., entered the United States Army during the World War April 1, 1918, and after a period of training at Camp Funston, Kansas where he served as a member of the Depot Brigade, and on April 24, 1918 he was transferred to the 89th Division. On June 4, 1918, he sailed with his command on the United States Transport,, Coronia, and landed at Liverpool, England, June 18th. Shortly afterwards they crossed the English Channel, landing at La Harve, France. From that point they went by train to the interior of France, and soon after took a position at the front.
He was in the Beaucouville Xavier trenches from August 8th until September 19th and afterwards on Verdun front. Mr. Osmon was at the battle of Argonne Forest, the Meuse River engagement and St. Mihiel. When the Armistice was signed he was at Bueford, not far from Sedan. he then went to Germany with American Army of Occupation. On the march into Germany the army traveled thirty five miles per day. He was ina hospital from December 29, 1918 until February 19, 1919. He then joined his old outfit and remained with the Army of Occupation until April 1, 1919, when he returned to France, and after taking a course in Agriculture in one of the Universities there, he went to Marseilles, France. He embarked at that port for the United States, sailing through the Mediterranean Sea, along the coast of Africa and after a fourteen days voyage landed in America. He then returned to his home in Harrison County, where he has since resided. He is one of the progressive young men of Union Townshipand has a wide acquaintance and many friends.
Source: History of Harrison County Missouri, Geo. W. Wanamaker, 1921