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Pvt. Carl Frederick Vogel
Co. B, 113th Machine Gun Battalion, 30th Division
September 5, 1893 - September 29, 1918


     Carl F. Vogel was born in Evansville, September 5, 1893. He
attended the Wolf School No.5 on Upper Mt. Vernon Road.  When he
was eighteen he went to Florida, where he engaged in the real estate
business and managed a fruit farm.  In Florida he was a member of
the Woodmen of America.  In this city he belonged to the Evangelical
Church on New Harmony Road.

     In the summer of 1917 he returned to Evansville, and left for
service October 22, of that year.  At Camp Taylor he was assigned to
Co. I, 335th Infantry.  He visited his home for Christmas.  When he
returned to duty he was transferred to Camp Sevier, S.C., Co. B,
113th Machine Gun Battalion.  During the following spring he went
to Camp Mills, Long Island, N. Y., and then crossed the Atlantic for
France.  Vogel met his death on that memorable day, September 29, 1918,
when the Hindenburg Line was at last destroyed.  He was killed in action
near the St. Quentin Canal, and was buried at Hesbecourt Cemetery near
Reisel, France, southwest of Cambrai, Row 1, Grave 18.  Later he was
disinterred and reburied in Grave No.83, Row 4, Plot H, American
Cemetery No.636, Bony, Aisne.

     His valor was recognized, his sacrifice appreciated, and his memory
was honored at Lake Worth, Fla., where the Post of American Legion was
named after Carl F. Vogel.

     The following tribute to his memory was paid by his sister-in-law
Mrs. P.O. Vogel:

  IN MEMORY OF CARL F. VOGEL
 (Killed in Action in France)
      September 29, 1918

     Our loved one now has left us,
       Gone to join the realms above
     In the land where there is music,
       In the land where there is love.

     There will be no fighting yonder,
       In that land so far away,
     But hand in hand they wander,
       Till the day of Judgment Day.

     He was a brave, young soldier,
       Brave as any you've seen;
     Yes, and an honest soldier,
       Both soul and body were clean.

     He was every inch the soldier
       That Uncle Sam took him to be;
     He fought for truth and freedom,
       He fought for liberty.

     One by one our loved ones leave us
       For that land of setting sun;
     Their battles of life are over
       And ours have just begun.

     Now that he has gone and left us,
       And his face we cannot see,
     We must battle along together
       Into Eternity.

     Sunset and evening star
       And one clear call for me,
     And may there be no moaning of the bar
       When I put out to sea.

       -Mrs. P.O. Vogel.

Sons of Men: Evansville's War Record,
Compiled by Heiman Blatt,
Published by Abe P. Madison, 1920
pp. 180-181

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October 25, 1998