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The Fayette County Union
West Union, Fayette County, Iowa
Thursday, 24 April 1919
Page Five column six


The thirty-eighth gold star has been added to the University of Iowa service flag by the death of Capt. Walter H. Fox at Semendria, Serbia. His death was caused by pneumonia contracted while working in the hospital at that place. Since his death the hospital has been named "Fox Hospital" in his honor.

Captain Fox, a member if the U.S. medical corps, was assigned to the Balkan Red Cross commission in January of this year and went to Serbia to establish a hospital.  He was decorated by the Serbian government for distinguished service.  ---S.U.1. News


~ Transcribed by Constance for 'Iowa in the Great War' IAGenWeb Special Project