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John William Dietz
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Birth: Jun. 16, 1890
Shelbyville
Shelby County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 23, 1969
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA

John served in WWI as a Mechanic in Co. H 130th Infantry. At some point during his assignment he was pulled & ordered to carry messages. Communications were down & he carried vital messages back & forth between units under heavy fire. Because of his efforts in helping to save a lot of men; he was nominated & was awarded a Silver Star. The details on his being awarded a Silver Star can be found documented in the following book: "Roll Call of Honor" published by the Shelby County Historical & Genealogical Society, Shelbyville, Illinois. The very old book is no longer available. But I understand a book is in the Shelby Co. Hist. & Gen. Soc. collections. Because of the fire in N.A.R.A. in the 1970's; his records where in the area that sustained the most damage; his records were lost. As a Veteran myself I can understand some of the trauma he & other men & women suffered from serving our country. John is a 1st Cousin 3 Times Removed and a Step-Grand Uncle to me. I'm honored by all the family members who came before me, during my time & are serving now.
Submitted By Hm3 Kathy Chase 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Burrett Dietz (1862 - 1939)
  Laura Alice Rockett Dietz (1871 - 1956)
 
 Sibling:
  John William Dietz (1890 - 1969)
  Floyd William Dietz (1908 - 1991)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
JOHN W. DIETZ
ILLINOIS
MECH CO. H 130TH INFANTRY
WORLD WAR I
JUNE 16, 1890 MARCH 23, 1969
 
Note: He had 2 Wives, (1) Clara Smith marr. in 1912 & 1 child (unknown) (2) Nellie May Cox marr. 30 Dec 1920
 
Burial:
Glenwood Cemetery
Shelbyville
Shelby County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Lot #10, Division #14 [Dietz Family Lot]
 
Created by: Kathy
Record added: Jun 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71678331
John William Dietz
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John William Dietz
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Added by: Rev. Dale Sims
 
 
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Rest in Peace Cousin.
- Kathy
 Added: Jun. 17, 2016
Your Navy Cousin Thank You for Serving
- Kathy
 Added: May. 25, 2015
Your Navy Veteran Cousin
- Kathy
 Added: Oct. 31, 2013
 
 
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