Cpl, E Co. 2nd Batt/ 353rd Inf., 89th Div. Enlisted Apr 1918 in Topeka, KS. Commemorated on the Honor Roll Casualty List dated Oct 19, 1918. Born 19 Dec 1887, Junction City, Geary Co., KS. Son of Mary & (the late) James D. BROGDEN, Topeka, KS. Killed in action shortly after 0500 hrs, 12 Sep 1918 either by machine gun fire (or from a 'friendly-fire' barrage of high explosive shells) just before the first wave reached the second line of enemy wire to the east of Bois de Mort Mare, in the advance on the first day of the St Mihiel Offensive. He and his Lieutenant C. A. SHAW were attempting to eliminate an enemy machine gun emplacement when both men were killed in action. According to the Osprey Publication "St Mihiel 1918" by David BONK, "On the right, the 2/353rd Regiment, 177th Brigade, skirted the Bois de Mort Mare, taking fire from Germans in the wood and from the Ferme d'Ansoncourt (Farm) at the southern edge of the Bois d'Euvezin. By 0515 hrs every officer in Company E was killed or wounded, but despite taking over 200 casualties word was sent back that Ansoncourt Farm had been captured and that the Americans were entering the wood." Originally buried on the battlefield 1/2 mile north of Limey (Grave 5A), later re-interred and buried at St. Mihiel American Cemetery, Thiaucourt, France Plot B, Row 3, Grave 14. Also commemorated in the Mt Calvary Cemetery in Topeka, Kansas Grave #18119540.