SERGEANT HERMAN TUERCK
EAST LIVERPOOL TRIBUNE
MAR. 26, 1919
SERGT. TUERCK, AGED 28, DEAD
Succumbs to Pneumonia at Hoboken Following Return From France
SERGEANT HERMAN TUERCK, Co. D. 135th machine gun battalion, formerly of East Liverpool, died yesterday of pneumonia in a debarkation hospital at Camp Merritt, N. J. He had landed on the preceding day with 100 or more East Liverpool comrades of Co D from the presidential liner, George Washington, at Hoboken after nine months’ service overseas. Preparations are being made to ship the body to the home of an uncle, Harry Schroeder, who now resides in Steubenville, and where a military funeral will be conducted.
Sergeant Tuerck, who was 26 years old, enlisted in old Company E. Tenth Ohio National Guard unit, mobilized in East Liverpool in September, 1917. He was later transferred to Company D. 135th Machine Gun Battalion when the 37th division was formed at Camp Sheridan, Montgomery, Ala., for service overseas.
Sergeant Tuerck had been a resident of East Liverpool since early boyhood. Tuerck starred in athletic circles here and was catcher for the champion Pleasant Heights baseball team several years ago.