Cpl. George J. Druding Company G 314th Infantry 79th Division A.E.F.
Killed in Action September 27th, 1918
In the morning of the second day of the Meuse Argonne Offensive the 314th Infantry and Company G were still actively involved in the advance to take the town of Montfaucon. With the sister regiment, the 313th Infantry, being on the 314th's left.
Heavy rain, fog, and overwhelming German machine gun, sniper, and artillery fire concentrated to slow the advance and cause severe causalities to the 314th Infantry.
Company G, working in squads, at one point was fired upon from all sides but managed to finally suppress opposing machine gun and sniper fire. It was during this time that Cpl. Druding was mortally wounded and soon after died.
The accompanying photos have been provided by a relative, Mrs. Nancy Stewart-Smith, in remembrance of Cpl. Druding.