Veterans' Memorial Project
Lewis Vinton Manspeaker
World War I
Phi Delta Theta
Captain Manspeaker served with the engineering officers’ reserve corps. He had been commissioned December 27, 1917. He was the first graduate of the College of Engineering to die in World War I and the 8th Illinois soldier to die in the war. Captain Manspeaker had been stationed at Camp Lee, Petersburg, Virginia, and died there of pneumonia.
-taken from Illinois Alumni News, February 15, 1918, and March 1, 1918Submit additional information or comments