Blake was born on November 8, 1897 in Westerly and graduated in 1916 from Westerly High School, he was the star center on the football team and a member of the track team. After a semester of college in Boston, he volunteered for the American Ambulance Service in January 1917 before the US entered the […]
Charles Gordon Greenhalgh (1895-1977) was born into a Pawtucket manufacturing family. Early in 1917, Greenhalgh and a number of Yale classmates left school to fight with the Allies, prior to US involvement.
LT Norman Prince (1887-1916) was the 55th American to earn a pilot’s license (1911). He is best known as one of the founders of the famed Lafayette Escadrille, the group of American volunteer pilots who flew for France before the US entered World War I.