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Gold Star Volume
American Legion Auxiliary South Dakota
World War I

Private Phillip Wright
Gladys Wright
At left, Private Phillip Wright of Isabel (S.D.) who died in July 1918 and was buried at the Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial in France. At right, his mother Gladys Wright standing next to his grave.

   The Gold Star Volume, American Legion Auxiliary of South Dakota (H80-006) includes an index of 549 South Dakotans who lost their lives in World War I. Auxiliary members created the volume from 1929-1931. It is noted that this may not be a complete list of those who died in World War I.
    In a few instances, the volume includes photos of those servicemen who had Legion Posts in South Dakota named after them as well as recognizing both Gold Star Mothers and Sisters.