Harry M. Krusee II
Harry M. Krusee II was born to Harry M. Krusee and Mary Octavia Krusee on January 22, 1877, at Ft. Lincoln, North Dakota. He would follow in the footsteps of his father and enlist in the military, serving in the US Volunteer Cavalry. He served during the Spanish American War with Company E., which Harry and his unit nicknamed “Grigsby’s Rough Riders,” so named for Theodore Roosevelt’s famous “Rough Riders.”
During his time of duty while stationed at Camp Thomas in Chickamauga, Georgia, Harry contracted malaria. This forced him to return home to battle the illness at the Hot Springs, South Dakota, VA Center. He would not be able to return to duty, but Harry would later go on to marry a young lady named Sue from Louisiana. He and Sue had many children and grandchildren together before Harry died on April 7, 1952. He is buried at Hot Springs National Cemetery in Hot Springs, South Dakota.