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Eugene H Koester

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Eugene H Koester born around 1896. Eugene Koester served in World War 1 with the United States Army . The enlistment was in 1918 and the service was completed in 1918.

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Koester was killed in action in France on November 9, 1918, just two days before the Armistice. His body was repatriated to the United States in November 1922 and was the last WWI overseas death to return to Charleston, South Carolina for burial.



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