I have just started research on Fletcher Vilott, a member of Forsyth's Scouts of Beecher Island, Colorado, fame.In the process I discovered his son, Fletcher L. Vilott, was a casualty of World War I.Some of the details listed below are from"Supplement KANSAS CASUALTIES in the WORLD WAR, 1917-1919: Regular Army, National Guard, National Army, Enlisted Reserve Corps" (Adjutant General's Office, Topeka, Kansas, March 1, 1921, printed by Kansas State Printing Plant, Imri Zumwalt, State Printer, Topeka. 1921) and some is from the web site for the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery at Romagne, France.What a tragedy this must have been for his mother, family and friends, to be killed just one week before the Armistice on November 11, 1918.
Fletcher L. Vilott Born:September 19, 1893 - Mankato, Jewell Co., KS Father:Fletcher Vilott Mother:Lettie Frazier Rank & Service:Pvt, Co. G, 355th Inf. Reg't, 89th Inf. Div., U.S. Army, A.E.F. Died:November 4, 1918 - nr. Romagne, France Buried:Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France (Plot G, Row 28, Grave 13)