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DeWitt, Thomas Melvin

DeWITT, THOMAS MELVIN - Wireless Operator, U.S.N.

Son of Emmett E. and Elizabeth DeWitt; born December
18, 1895, Chicago, Ill. Later moved to Muncie, Ind., where
he became advertising manager for the Muncie Star. Entered
service November 14, 1917, in radio department of the U.S.
Naval Reserves, Great Lakes Training Station, Chicago, Ill.
Assigned to duty as third class radio operator. Sent to
Harvard University for training; then to New London, Conn.
Drowned December 6, 1918, off Tangier, Morocco.

Gold Star Honor Roll, A Record of the Indiana Men and Women who died in the service of the United States and the Allied Nations in the World War 1914-1918, published by the Indiana Historical Commission, 1921



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