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WWI at Home Pt 46

Reid Beard was a 24 year-old student at the Normal School from the small farming community of Withrow, Washington in Douglas County. He was inducted into the Army at Spokane November 2, 1917. Reid served with the Aviation Section Signal Corps as well as the Construction Air Services while in Europe from March 1918 through December 1919. Corporal Beard returned to the States and was discharged at Camp Lewis January 10, 1919. Normal School student, Robert R. Thompson of Corsicana, Texas entered the Air Service Signal Corps October 24, 1917. He served as a signal electrician with the 4th Squadron. Roscoe A. Smith was inducted into the Army at ...

WWI at Home Pt 45

Twenty-three year old Dwight Ethell was farming with the “Curley” W. Sooy when he was moved to enlist in the National Army at Fort George Wright on October 15, 1917. He was sent overseas in January 1918 with Supply Company 307 Quartermaster Corps. Dwight returned to the States August 7, 1919 and was discharged in November of that year. Luther E. Van Brunt enlisted in the Regular Army at Fort George Wright at the age of 31 on October 8, 1917. Private Van Brunt served with Company M of the 14th Infantry Brigade, 7th “Hourglass” Division, rising to the rank of Corporal. He was discharged in May 1919.

WWI at Home Pt 44

Students Who Have Joined Colors Many of our students have joined the colors to train in the various departments of military service. Among them are the following: Leon Kienholz is at American Lake and Royce Showalter is at Fort Sam Houston, aviation corps; George Trull in the United States navy at Bremerton; Ray T. Frederick, Lisle Smith, Stanley Witter, Ben Weaver, E.R. Tamblin are training in the marine corps at San Francisco. John Youngman has joined the coast artillery. Earl Fairbanks has joined the machine gun company, while Frank Keller has joined the United States navy. They will leave as soon as called. Others who have joined ...

WWI at Home Pt 43

Shortly before his induction into the Army, Gaylord Culver was united in marriage to Beula Cloud in June 1917. He was employed at White Pine Cedar Company at Blueslide, Washington. He served with Battery A 346th Field Artillery as a cook until his discharge on February 7, 1919. Evan E. Williams of Tyler was inducted into the Army at age 23 on October 5, 1917. Private Williams was sent to France with Company F 316th Engineer Regiment of the 91st “Wild West” Division in July 1918. He returned to the states April 16, 1919.

WWI at Home Pt 42

Richard Roos graduated from Cheney High School and attended the Normal School for two years. He was inducted into the Army at Cheney on October 5, 1917. He was assigned to Machine Gun Company of the 361st Infantry as a cook and sent overseas July 1918. He was later given the rank of Private. Dick was involved in the battles at St. Mihiel September 11-13, Meuse-Argone September 26-October 12, and Lys Scheldt October 31-November 11, 1918, before his return to the states in April 1919. In 1971, Richard was presented an award for 53 years of service with the American Legion. Roderic V. Stroup was a native of Deep Creek. At the age of 25 he was ...