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Sgt Otway "Ottie" Case
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Birth: Dec. 10, 1895
Brooksville
Bracken County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Nov. 3, 1918, France

During World War I, in the front lines at Baccarat and the Pannes, in the Meuse-Argonne and Ypres-Lys offenses at Recicourt and Avocourt, men of the 148th fought in the three strenuous months which were to bring victory to the allied troops. It was the Ypres-Lys campaign that saw the crowning achievement of the 148th. There the Regiment, first of all the allied troops, crossed the Scheldt River in Belgium on November 2, 1918 and maintained the crossing in spite of heavy losses from devastating machine gun and shell fire. It was there, too, that the regimental motto, "We'll do it," was inspired.

Sgt. Ottie Case was killed on November 3rd, 1918.

Sergeant Ottie Case of Brooksville was 20 years of age when he enlisted in Cincinnati, Ohio for service in World War I. Ottie was a part of the engagements at N. W. Verdun and Heurne. He served in Europe from June to November 1918 when he was killed in action on 18 November 1918.

Case was awarded the Belgian "Croix de Guerre" for his service of exceptional gallantry and conduct in action during the operations of the 37th Division, U.S. Army in Belgium.

May 13, 1921
Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Case of Parina received a telegram from Washington on Sunday, stating that the body of their son, Sgt. Ottie Case, who lost his life in the World War, would arrive in New York about May 7.

May 20, 1921
The body of Sgt. Ottie Case, K. Co., 148th Infantry, and Ohio unit, killed in action in Belgium on Nov. 3, 1918, arrived at Augusta on Saturday and was taken to his home at Brooksville for burial. 
 
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 Parents:
  Pearl Case (1872 - 1955)
  Ida Mae Wilson Case (1872 - 1946)
 
 Siblings:
  Otway Case (1895 - 1918)
  Carlie Wallin Case (1909 - 1988)*
  Elbert Case (1914 - 1948)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Brooksville Knights of Pythias Cemetery
Brooksville
Bracken County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Sec B
 
Created by: Rich and Sue
Record added: Jun 30, 2012
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Sgt Otway Ottie Case
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Sgt Otway "Ottie" Earl Case was the Son of Pearl Case and Ida Mae Wilson. Ottie is my 1st cousin 2x removed.
- Denny Roach
 Added: Mar. 6, 2013
Thank you for your service and sacrifices from a grateful nation. Roach/Wilson/Case ancestry.
- Denny Roach
 Added: Mar. 6, 2013
Rest easy.
- Rich and Sue
 Added: Jun. 30, 2012
 
 
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