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William Henry Fowler

Submitted by: Sasha Nielson {niece}

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William Henry Fowler served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known Dec. 13, 1917 - June 11, 1918.

 

Private William Henry Fowler enlisted in the United States Army Aviation Corps on December 13, 1917, at the age of 21.

He was stationed in Columbus, Ohio for two months before transferring to Camp Grant, Illinois. After two months there he went to Fort Snelling Minnesota and worked in the Government Aviation School. He was getting ready to join the flying squadron in park field Tennessee when he was stricken with pneumonia and died.

This country was three years into WWI in 1917. Willie was young, and attending automobile school in Detroit Michigan when he enlisted in the Army. He knew that when his training was complete he would be called to the battlefield....and he VOLUNTEERED to serve his country!

He was part of the 872 Aero Squadron.

Thank You Uncle Willie!!

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