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September 14, 1918
Columbia College
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I find it difficult to learn that your memorial has no visitors. You died a horrific death, hit by an artillery shell and exploded into nothing as witnessed by the German ace Lieutenant Georg von Hantelmann. He stated your entire plane disintegrated into bits and all evidence of your plane and mortal remains fell into the lake below (Lake Lachaussee). There you remain. As a fellow Soldier, I salute your service and sacrifice. As a grandson of a WWII aviator killed in his aircraft, I add your name next to my grandfather's and promise not to forget your sacrifice for my benefit. Thank you.
- LTC Daniel C. Williamson