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Biography of Will C. Freeman

Waxahachie, Texas

Will Freeman was a private in the United States Army. He joined the Army on July 22, 1918, and was assigned to the 28th Balloon Company, United State Air Service. He trained at Camp Travis in San Antonio, Texas and Fort Sill in Oklahoma, and following training he was stationed in Lee Hall, Virginia, Aberdeen, Maryland and he was on detached service in Washington, D.C. when he contacted pneumonia. He was hospitalized, but died after four days of illness on March 4, 1919. His remains were shipped to Waxahachie for burial. 

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Freeman of Forreston, Texas. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 19, 1891. He attended school at Corsicana, Texas. He is buried in Waxahachie City Cemetery. He is listed on the Waxahachie World War I Monument and the Ellis County Veterans Memorial.

The picture and bio information are courtesy of Perry Giles, Giles Monument Company, Waxahachie, Texas.

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