WWI at Home Pt 14
Victor Ballinger was a 27 year old single man living at the Cheney Hotel and working at C.A. Ratcliffe & Son as an automobile mechanic when he registered for the draft. He was also a volunteer fireman with the Cheney Fire Department.
Victor was described as a tall man of medium build with light colored hair and blue eyes. His registration card was signed by H.N. Stronach of Cheney on June 5, 1917.
Normal School student, Frank M. Keller was originally from Redmond, Washington. He joined the United States Marine Corps May 25, 1917. After graduating from the USM Naval Electrical Academy, he attended officer’s training at Quantico, Virginia. Lieutenant Keller then served with 60th Company.