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World War I

Waco Lodge During World War I

Without a doubt, World War I was the busiest time in Waco Lodge’s history. Rich Field and Camp Macarthur were primarily responsible as we performed initiation ceremonies more than 1,000 times each year for the duration of the war. Below is a list of our members that we know served in WWI. This list continues to grow as we examine our archives.

† Wounded in Action

⊗ Wounded by Gas

  • Carl Abrams, Army
  • Roy B. Alexander
  • Grover Cleveland Bacher
  • Thomas C. Bain
  • Fred Boschen, Army ⊗
  • Joseph Frank Braun
  • Warren Church, Army Aviation
  • Rex Harbord, Army
  • Wayne G. Harris, Army
  • Giles P. Lester, Army
  • Harry Ammann, Army †
  • George Belew, Army
  • Joseph Berlowitz, Army
  • John W. Brown, Navy
  • James Childers, Army Medical
  • William F. Curran, Army Air Medical 
  • Doyle Eastland, Army
  • Frank Fitzpatrick, Army
  • Robert Frazier, Marine
  • V. Rawlins Gilliland, Army
  • Ray Grogan, Army ⊗
  • Louis Hicks, Army
  • Raymond Hodges, Army
  • Clyde Huddleston, Army
  • Leon McPherson, Army Air
  • Frank Raul, Army
  • Whitfield Rogers, Army Y.M.C.A.
  • Jesse Root, Army
  • Harry Spencer, Army
  • Chester Storey, Army
  • Roscoe Stotter, Marine 1st Aviation
  • Frank Vesey, Army Air

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