Dimitric C. Buck
Company A 22nd Infantry
Dimitric C. Buck was born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1873.
He enlisted for a period of 5
years as a Private in Company A of the 2nd Infantry at Fort
on March 23, 1894. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 9 inches tall, had brown hair,
blue eyes and a dark complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Farmer. He was discharged from this
enlistment as a Private at Fort Keogh, Montana on June 22, 1897 with a character reference of Good.
Buck enlisted in Company A 22nd
Infantry as a Private on October 29, 1898 at Fort Crook,
for a period of 3 years. On this enlistment record his previous occupation was listed as Coachman.
Private Dimitric C. Buck died of
dysentery on December 5, 1899.
(In the Register of Enlistments his cause of death was recorded as malarial fever.)
In the Returns of the 22nd
Infantry for the month of December 1899 he is recorded as
having died at Dagupan, Philippines of disease contracted in the line of duty.
He was buried in the small
military cemetery at Dagupan, on the island of Luzon.
His body was later returned to the United States where he was interred at Avoca, Iowa.
In different accounts his first name was spelled as Dimitre, Dimitrie, Dimitri or Dimitric.
Below is the entry for his name
in a report of deaths from Company A 22nd Infantry,
from March 1899 to January 1901, as written on January 3, 1901, by 1st Lieutenant David P. Wheeler,
commanding officer of Company A:
Document courtesy of Matthew Westfall, author of The Devil's Causeway
Order for the grave marker for Dimitric C. Buck
Photo by Kathline York Forrester from the Find A Grave website
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