#VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran James Alex Wilson


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran James Alex Wilson. James served during World War I.

James was born in 1891 in Pineville, Missouri. He was the oldest child of Frank and Fannie Wilson. In 1908, his family moved to Oklahoma. It was about nine years later when James, who had been working for the North Texas and Santa Fe Railroads, signed his draft registration card for the Army.

In June of 1918, James was inducted into the U.S. Army for World War I, from Shattuck, Oklahoma. After fighting in the Battle of the Argonne Forest, James arrived back in the United States on June 7, 1919. The Army assigned him to the Casualty Detachment Demobilization Group at Camp Pike, Arkansas, until his date of discharge. James was honorably discharged from military service on June 20, 1919. From Camp Pike he went to Bristow, Oklahoma to be with his family.

James passed away in 1957.

We honor your service, James.

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Graphic By Kierra Willis: Kierra Willis is a Graphic Communication Major at the University of Maryland University College. She currently has an AAS in Graphic Design and Visual Communications.


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Natalie Himmel is a senior at University of Iowa, majoring in English and International Studies with a focus on Global Resources and the Environment. She has published work for Iowa United Nations Association and Huffington Post. She currently serves as an Honors Writing Fellow for University of Iowa, the Vice President of UI’s European Horizon’s Chapter, and writes environmentally-focused content for Odyssey. She is also a Social Media Intern for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


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