Lebel, August

Rank: Private

Unit: M Trp, 2d Cavalry

Reenlisted: 18 July 1907 in Fort Slocum, New York. He was 26 yrs 11 mos.  It was his second enlistment.

Date of birth: 1880

Hometown: Plaistow, New Hampshire

Occupation prior to enlistment: Teamster

Campaign: Philippines

Died: 4 January 1908

Age at death: 26 or 27

Cause of death: Tetanus

Location of fatality: Fort Des Moines, Iowa

Place of interment: Keokuk National Cemetery in Keokuk, Iowa

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Note: Original enlistment was December 23, 1901 in Haverhill, Massachusetts into 79th Coastal Artillery.  He was 21 yrs.  He was discharged on December 27, 1904 at Fort Adams, Rhode Island for expiration of service and held the rank of private.

He stood 5’5½” with brown eyes, dark brown hair, and dark complexion.