Cpl KS National Guard, B Co., 137th Infantry, 35th Division. Enlisted Aug 1917.
Honor Roll Casualty List Oct 28, 1918.
Born 10 Nov 1891 Elmont, Shawnee Co., KS. Son of Frances Mahallia (GODOWN) & (the late) John Henry SULLIVAN.
Died from wounds 28 Sept 1918 sustained sometime during the first three days of the Argonne Offensive.
Earl Sullivan had earned a Divisional Commander commendation, earlier in the war, when he took part in a successful raid on enemy lines on July 20, 1918 at Landersbach while the 35th Division was stationed in the Vosges Mountains, Alsace theater for its training: "The Division Commander takes great pleasure in citing the following-named officers and enlisted men for gallant action against the enemy in a raid on Landersbach, July 20, 1918: .........." On page 47 of the book "Heroes of the Argonne" by Charles E. Hoyt (1919) eleven men from the 137th Infantry were cited from this raid, including Earl Sullivan, and the author reports that the raid had netted five German captives and nineteen dead.
Originally buried in French soil, remains returned to the US and re-interred in the Mt Hope Cemetery, Topeka, KS Section 5, Lot 176, Space 1 on 15 Aug 1921.
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