John Mathew Costello

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  • Name: John Mathew Costello
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  • Date of Birth: September 13, 1893
  • Date of Death: May 5, 1961 (67 years old)
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  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: May 5, 1917 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: March 29, 1919 (Discharge Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    John served in the 163rd Depot Brigade. The role of the depot brigades was to receive and organize recruits, provide them with uniforms, equipment and initial military training, and then send them to France to fight on the front lines. The depot brigades also received soldiers returning home at the end of the war and completed their out processing and discharges. The 163rd Depot Brigade was formed at Camp Dodge in Iowa. The brigade was the base unit for the 88th Division, which processed new draftees and provided basic training.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    John is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot C-A-03-0-1)

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