Thordur Thordarson

Submitted by: Stephen Thordarson {Grandson}

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Thordur Thordarson born was around 1897. Thordur Thordarson served in World War 1 with the United States Marine Corps. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1920.

Story of Service


My grandfather was born in Raudkollsstadir, Iceland and moved to America in 1899. He grew up in Upham, North Dakota and when America became involved in World War I, he joined the Marine Corps, his brother Oskar joined the Army.

My grandfather trained in Texas, California and finally at Quantico. He was part of the 5th Brigade and was sent to France.

I believe my grandfather was one of only 5 Icelanders who served in the US military during World War I.

 Thordur Thordarson 1917

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Thordur Thordarson seated

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