|Birth: ||Dec. 5, 1877|
|Death: ||Feb. 2, 1947|
GENERAL PERSHING MENTIONS BOUSTEAD
Woodbine Man Cited For Bravery In Action
General Pershing has cited several Iowa men for bravery, among them being Corporal George R. Boustead of Woodbine and several other members of Co. M.168th Infantry.
It is not known at this time just what George "pulled Off" over in the trenches to merit this unusual recemendation, but we rather think it was the following stunt which was published in the Twiger a couple of weeks ago.
Corporal George R. Boustead, of Woodbine,Iowa and Private Thomas J.Grey of Ruchilda,Canada and Private Nick Custiauss of Greenville,Pa., raided a machine gun heat, after all the others of their squad had been disabled, capture twelve Prussians and four guns. One prisoner drew a revolver and tried to shoot Boustead. He did not continue his march onward.
Corp. Boustead is the son of Mr.and Mrs. "Bob" Boustead and comes from a fighting stock. If you don't believe, just go out in the Boustead neighborhood and shout, "Hock the Kaiser". George was one of the very first boys to enlist at the patriotic meeting held in Woodbine right after the United States entered the war. He is no boy either, as he is close to 40 years of age and his hair is quite grey, but little things like that does not interfere when he takes after the Huns.
Ofcourse Woodbine people are proud of Corp. Boustead's achievements in the great war. We are proud of all the boys and they will all do as well when their opportunity is given.
Article written in the "Twiger" a Woodbine Newspaper.
Iowa Sgt.168 Inf. 42 Div.W.W.1 AL FLT
Robert Blaine Boustead (1852 - 1928)
Mary Ann Krepts Boustead (1854 - 1932)
George Robert Boustead (1877 - 1947)
Mary Elizabeth Boustead Hood (1882 - 1954)*
Joseph Harvey(Harry) Boustead (1893 - 1951)*
Note: Husband of Peale (Nugum) Boustead
Created by: Betty Smith Romick Boust...
Record added: Mar 16, 2008
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