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James Outwater Vedder

James Outwater Vedder
Date of Death:
September 29, 1918
Columbia College
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Corporal James Outwater Vedder, Company K, 107th Infantry, U.S. Army, was killed in battle on September 29, 1918, while leading his squad against German machine gun emplacements. He was twenty-one years old. He is buried at the American Cemetery of the Somme in Bony, France. He died two months before his older brother, Sergeant Harmon Boultbee Vedder. He had enlisted while a freshman at Columbia, in April 1917, and had gone overseas in May 1918.