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Walter Lester Douglass

Male 1906 - 1980  (74 years)


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  • Name Walter Lester Douglass  [1, 2
    Born 30 Oct 1906  Fountain County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Nov 1980  74 Years Old; Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington D.C. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Dec 1980  Arlington National Cemetery, Washington D.C. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6892  My Genealogy

    Father Walter Melvin Douglass,   b. 30 Sep 1883, New Market, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1952, 3 Cronkhite St, Danville, Vermillion Co, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Mabel Neville Brooks,   b. 13 Sep 1884, Covington, Fountain County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1963, Danville, Vermilion Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1900  Fountain County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4138  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He never married.
      NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: DANVILLE, VERMILLION COUNTY, ILLINOIS
      "SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1949
      W.L. Douglass Ends 20 - Year Army Career
      "Jobs were scarce during the depression, so I thought the best thingto do would be to enter the Army," said Walter L. Douglas, son of Mr.and Mrs. Walter M. Douglas, 3 Cronkhite St. Douglas joined the Armyin August, 1928, and last week, 20 years later, he retired from theAir Force at Chanute Field (near Champaign, Illinois) and received aletter of merit from the commanding general there.
      Douglas attended Danville High School (Vermillion County, Illinois)and worked as helper at the C&EI shops prior to his military service.Before World War 2, he served in the Phillipine Islands and duringhostilities served four years in Alaska. He saw service in theAsiatic-Pacific, and European Theaters after the war.
      He has served at various bases throughout the United States andattended aircraft mechanics school at Chanute Field, Douglas Aircraft,Santa Monica, Calif., and the Boeing B29 school at Seattle, Wash.
      "I liked my Army life and where my duties took me, which waspractically all over the world, but the day I retired was the best dayof my career," the 42 year-old Douglas commented." [Transcribed 30January 2006, SLJuhl]
      Please check this: _MDCL: CONC for some time, and sought care at the veterans facility, Walter Reed
      _MDCL: CONC Medical Center.
    • (Medical):Hepatic Failure for one year duration prior to death. He had been ill

  • Sources 
    1. [S1053] Walter Lester Douglass, Newspaper Article, Sunday, February 13, 1949 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1054] Walter Lester Douglass -- Death Certificate, November 30, 1980 (Reliability: 3).