Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Bugler Herschel L. Dix
Herschel enlisted (with his brother Harry Leon Dix) in A Company 2nd Virginia Volunteer Infantry in Farmville, Virginia on 11 Jan 1915. Living in Indianapolis when called to serve on Mexican Border, 1 Jul 1916. When the unit was reorganized for service in France, Herschel was assigned to G Company 116th Infantry. Bugler Dix was killed in action 8 Oct 1918, Malbrouk Hill, Meuse-Argonne Forest, France.
Bugler Dix was initially buried at Brabant-sur-Meuse, near Verdun, France. He was later repatriated and re-interred in Crown Hill National Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana.
As previously mentioned, Herschel's brother also enlisted and he was also recalled for the war and served with G Company 116th Infantry. Harry was promoted to SGT and returned the U.S. in July 1919. Harry passed away in 1973.