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This is a photograph of Guy B. Pawling, the son of Frank F. Pawling and Eva L. Pawling, who was born November 9, 1890 on a farm in Bourbon County, Kansas. After graduating from Fort Scott High School, he attended Kansas State Manual Training Normal College in Pittsburg, Kansas, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science. He taught school for one year before starting a career as an industrial chemist. Pawling joined the Kansas National Guard where he worked his way up the ranks. In the summer of 1916, Sergeant Pawling's regiment was sent to Eagle Pass during the Mexican Expedition. He was mustered out of Federal Service on October 30, 1916 and returned home with his company in November. When the United States entered World War I, his National Guard Company recommended him for appointment to an officer's training camp. He completed the course and was commissioned Second Lieutenant on August 5, 1917 and was assigned to the Fourth Nebraska Infantry which later became the 127th Field Artillery, U. S. A. Pawling was promoted to First Lieutenant on May 7, 1918 and won an appointment to the Artillery School of Fire at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Shortly after completing the course, he resigned because of eye problems. After receiving treatment for his eye problem, he was inducted into the Army on October 24, 1918. He was a member of the 37th Company, 165th Depot Brigade. Pawling was recommended for the Officers Training Corps, but before reporting for this assignment, he was stricken with the Spanish Influenza which was followed by pneumonia and on November 7, 1918, he died at Camp Travis, Texas.

Creator: Lutes Studio
Date: 1918

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Item Number: 315517
Call Number: Mss. Coll. 49, Box 35
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 315517

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