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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.

WWI at Home, Pt73

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 at Spokane on July 5, 1917 at the age of 18. Sent to France December 12, 1917, ...

WWI at Home, Pt 72

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 Park was a student at the Normal School when he joined the National Army December ...

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 Spokane on September 3, 1918. He first served with the Coast Artillery Corps at Fort ...

WWI at Home, Pt 70

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 stationed at Camp Grant near San Francisco until his discharge July 16, 1919....