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|Walter Henry Folz
United States Navy
May 26, 1898 - May 25, 1917
Walter Henry Folz was only a lad with cheerful laughter And friendliness of youth, when he realized the crisis America was facing. In spite of his youth, he undertook the task of a man, and volunteered his services to his country before war with Germany was officially declared. He was born May 26, 1898. Until he was fourteen he attended Rural School No. 1. When he left school he worked in a grocery For several months. He also worked for a year in St. Mary's Hospital as a male nurse. Although he was not of age he realized the need of his country, and responded to her call. On March 14, 1917, he enlisted. He was sent to Great Lakes Training Station, April 30, 1917. It was not quite a month from the time he left home, when he fell ill with the Spanish Influenza. His illness lasted but one night. Death came on May 25, 1917. His body was sent to Evansville and buried in St. Joseph Cemetery. _____ Sons of Men: Evansville's War Record, Compiled by Heiman Blatt, Published by Abe P. Madison, 1920 p63.
October 25, 1998