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Milton H. Fairbetter

Army, National Guard

Served in: World War I


Milton Fairbetter joined the 36th Division of the Army National Guard in 1917. After training for a year, he shipped out of New York on a troop ship for France. In 1918, while marching across France, Fairbetter caught the flu, though he was unaware of its fatality at the time. While he was sick, his comrades carried his pack and rifle. On the front, Fairbetter acted a a runner–someone who runs messages between troops on the front. After his time in France, he travelled back home via ship. 

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William Fairbetter - Son