Post 56 Canadian, Texas

Post 56

Canadian, Texas

Post 56 Canadian, Texas

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Post Namesake

Zybach Owens Post No. 56.

Arthur Zybach enlisted at Camp Travis, Texas, September 1, 1917.  He was sent overseas on January 24, 1918, aboard the Troopship "Tuscania." On the evening of February 5, 1918, while off the coast of Ireland, the Tuscania was attacked and sunk by a German U-boat; Arthur was one of the survivors.  He made his was to Winchester, England. From there he boarded a ship at Southampton which took him to France. He was assigned to the 9th Infantry, 2nd Division.  He was twice wounded in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, and then killed in action on November 3, 1918.  A German mine detonated and killed him.  He is buried at the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial in Lorraine, France.

Ben Vernon Owens enlisted September 2, 1917.  He was on the Tuscania with Arthur Zybach when a German U-boat torpedoed and sank the Tuscania.  Owens lost his life in the sinking of the Tuscania.  His body washed up on the short at Islay, Scotland on February 6, 1918.  His remains were first buried at Port Sherlet on February 9, 1918, but later exumed and returned to the United States.  On October 12, 1920, Owens was buried with full military honors at Crystal Lake Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnisota.