347th Machine Gun Battalion, 91st Division
Plot D, Row 1, Grave 20
Pvt. Stanislaw Labno served in the 347th Machine Gun Battalion, 91st Division during World War I. He was born on November 10, 1892 in Skrzyszow, Poland. The region at the time was Galicia, a part of Austria-Hungary. The Labno family was very poor. The parents and six children worked on a small plot of land for their own sustenance.
In 1913, Labno’s brother Antoni immigrated to the United States. That same year, Labno had the opportunity to buy a small farm in Poland, but didn’t have enough money, so he decided to move to Omaha, Neb., following in the footsteps of his brother.
In 1917, Labno was requested to register for the draft. He was called to arms in June 1918. He completed boot camp with the 163rd Depot Brigade at Camp Dodge, Iowa. He was soon reassigned to the 84th “Lincoln” Division and deployed with it to Europe. In Europe, the men of the 84th Division were reassigned as replacements to other divisions.
Labno was assigned to the 91st Division on October 6, 1917. He was killed by shellfire while fighting around Waregem, Belgium; this was his first and last battle. He was buried in Anzegem, Belgium. At the time it was assumed that he was a Polish citizen. He was reinterred at Flanders Field American Cemetery after the war's end.
Stanislaw Labno is buried in Flanders Field American Cemetery Plot D, Row 1, Grave 20.