Creter, Herman F

Rank: Private

Unit: L Trp, 2d Cavalry

Reenlisted: October 27, 1898 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was 21 yrs 4 mos.  It was his second enlistment.

Date of birth: June 1877

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio

Campaign: Spanish American War

Died: 29 June 1899

Age at death: 22

Cause of death: Struck by lightning

Location of fatality: Placetas, Cuba

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Place of interment: Austinburg Center Cemetery in Austinburg, Ohio

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Note: Original enlistment was  in E Co, 5th Ohio Volunteers and discharged October 19, 1898.

He stood 5’6¾” with light brown eyes, light brown hair, and sallow complexion.