FRED R. PIHLMAN was a member of the first graduating class of Chatham High School in 1911. He was proficient in his studies as well as the captain of the football and baseball teams. He attended Middlebury College and graduated from Pratt Institute of Technology in 1916. He was working as a chemical engineer when he was drafted. After his parents received a telegram their son had been killed in action, they received letters from him indicating he was injured but doing well. It took months to clarify he was dead but the full details of his death were never found. He was 25.
FREDERICK P. PARCELLS was a volunteer fireman. In war, he was a communications expert. At the front line he was hit by heavy fire but continued keeping communications running. He was then injured by a shell blast and died the next day at the age of 23.
VAN HORN D. WOLFE was injured by a gas shell explosion which killed all his men. He died two months later while recovering. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he was a talented artist and architect working in NYC until he resigned to enter the service. He was 26 years old. His father was the local doctor.