Veterans' Memorial Project

Homer Walston Dahringer

Waukegan, IL

World War I

College: Engineering

Graduation Year: 1913

Service Branch: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 05/28/1890

Date of Death: 09/17/1918

Affiliations: Kappa Sigma; Ma-Wan-Da; Varsity Basketball, Varsity Soccer

Lt. Dahringer was admitted to the First Officers’ Training Camp at Fort Sheridan, Illinois, and received a commission as 2nd Lieutenant. After leaving Fort Sheridan he was ordered to Camp Grant, Illinois, and finally transferred to the Aviation School at Austin, Texas. He was then ordered to France as a casual officer, sailing in March, 1918. After taking further instruction in the artillery school at Samur, France, Lt. Dahringer studied in the aviation schools and was then attached to the First Aero Squadron as an observer. In June, 1918, he was promoted to First Lieutenant. While on an observation mission he died in a plane crash, along with the pilot, Lt. William B. Cowart.

-taken from University of Illinois records and Web site above

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