WWI at Home, Pt 74

John Youngman was originally from Endicott. He was attending the Cheney Normal school to receive a 2-year certificate to teach in the state. While at school, he was the business manager of the Kinnikinick. Floyd O Wood of Cheney joined the Navy at age 19. He was assigned to the Radio department and was in training at Seattle when he was stuck with influenza in the winter of 1918. Floyd died in the naval hospital as reported by his brother Jake. Ewart Harding Dare served in the Army during World War I. He was instrumental in organizing the Cheney - Medical ...

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Winning the War at School

High school pupils throughout the country can, and must, play an important part in winning this war. The Red Cross stands in need of everybody’s assistance, and it is something to whose support every high school pupil can contribute. Winter is coming on, and thousands and thousands of articles of clothing are needed to keep the soldiers warm. If every young man and every young woman in the country were to help, the supply would not exceed the demand. And, besides the clothing of the soldiers, there is needed equipment for the hospitals. It is almost beyond our comprehe...

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Normal School Basketball 1918-19

Cheney Normal School Basketball team 1918-1919 season  Lieutenant Fentsch (center) returned to his post as coach during the latter part of the season. Another returning veteran, George Wallace, stands at left next to Lt Fentsch. The season was unavoidably late, but the team was able to play practice games with the Normal faculty and the high school. Lettermen were (not in order for the photo) Henry Wynstra, Walter Wynstra, Jesse West, George Wallace, George Buchanan, Gerrit Van der Mer, and Morry Nelson.

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WWI at Home, Pt73

Quartermasters Corps
Aubrey E. Roberts of Bandon, Oregon, on the coast at the mouth of the Coquille River was a student at the Normal School. He was inducted into the Army December 13, 1918 and assigned to Motor Truck 411 of the Quartermasters Corps at Camp Johnston in Florida. Fred E. Berquist of Coeur d’Alene was a student at the Normal School when he entered the Army December 14, 1918. He served with the Quartermasters Corps, initially with supply Company 312 at Camp Johnston here in the states and then with Clerical Company 2. Monroe J. Sharp enlisted in the National Guard ...

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WWI at Home, Pt 72

Liberty Tank
Forney Carl Svenson of Cheney joined the Army on October 15 1918 at the age of 25. He served with Company C 333rd Battalion Tank Corps at Camp Colt and Camp Dix. He was discharged on December 1, 1918. James M Nelson enlisted in the Regular Army at age 22 on December 14, 1917 at Fort George Wright. Private Nelson first served with the 350th Aeronautic Support Squadron, arriving in France on July 16, 1918. He also served with the 1107th Aeronautic Air Service Replacement Squadron in England, returning to the States on December 23, 1918. A.A. Stricker of Deer ...

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WWI at Home, Pt 71

Mark Albert Ratcliffe enlisted in the Student Army Training Corps at the University of Washington on October 10, 1918. The 19-year-old was released from service when the Corps disbanded in December 1918. Orville L. Herron was inducted at Franklin County on September 4, 1918. He did his basic training at Camp Lewis, Washington before being stationed to Camp Fremont, California where he was assigned to Company M of the 62nd Infantry Brigade, 31st Division. Orville was discharged from service on June 9, 1919. Roy Leslie Noble was inducted into the Army at ...

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WWI at Home, Pt 70

38th Cyclone Division
Born at Rockford, Gaylord N. Stroup was inducted into the Army at Spokane on August 20, 1918. He was assigned to Company B of the 75th Infantry Brigade of the 38th Cyclone Division. The division deployed overseas to Europe in October 1918, where it landed in France at the height of the German Peace Offensives. The brigades were deployed in support activities. He was discharged as part of the war demobilization on January 30, 1919. Ross Page was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant with the 4th Company Provisional Officers Training Battalion Infantry Troop C. He was ...

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WWI at Home Pt 69

Guy Leach
Guy Wilson Leach was inducted into the Army at Spokane on August 30, 1918 at the age of 23. Private Leach was with Company L of the 44th Infantry Brigade until his discharge on July 1, 1919. That October he married his sweetheart Edith Gilbert. Guy was a member of the American Legion Post in Cheney. He was a custodian at the junior high school and did carpentry work in Cheney. Ernest C. Hansen was inducted into the Army at Spokane on August 30, 1918. He served with Company A 37th Machine Gun Battalion 13th Division until his release from service January 29, ...

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WWI at Home Pt 68

Carl Grubb
Carl Dryer Grubb was transferred from the Student Army Training Corps at Oregon Agricultural College into the Coast Guard August 14, 1918. He served with Battery D 27th Coast Artillery Corps. He was released from service at Camp Lewis on January 10, 1919.

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WWI at Home Pt 67

Visby & Andren
Salmer O. Visby of Amber was inducted into the Army on July 23, 1918 at Spokane. The 24-year-old served with Company M of the 62nd Infantry Brigade, 31st Division. Private Visby was discharged February 17, 1919. Photo of Sam Visby and Jim Andren Peter Hartmeier was inducted into the Army at Spokane August 7, 1918 at age 28. He served at Long Island, New York with Company D 62nd Infantry until his discharge February 22, 1919.

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