Veterans' Memorial Project

Isaac Van Tyle Goltra


World War I

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation Year: Attended 1902

Service Branch: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 03/22/1883

Date of Death: 06/06/1918

Lt. Goltra enlisted in the 28th Infantry at Fort Snelling and served three years with that regiment and gained military experience while on the Mexican border. He was a student at the First Plattsburg Camp where he received a commission as Second Lieutenant. He was admitted to the First Officers’ Training Camp at Fort Sheridan, IL, where he received his commission as First Lieutenant. He sailed for France in August, 1917, with the 23rd Infantry, 2nd Division. For his leadership in the Chateau Thierry (France) battle he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for taking command of the company after the captain had been killed. He was killed in action. He is buried at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, Belleau, France, Plot A Row 2 Grave 26.

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