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IAGenWeb Iowa in the Great War.

John Wesley Van Horn
 Gladys Van Horn and her brother John Wesley Van Horn (taken 1917 at Des Moines, Iowa).
John Wesley Van Horn  (20 April 1896 - 10 Dec 1977) was sent to France on the first ship to Europe to fight in WW1. He  became assistant to the doctors in the field hospitals. He worked along with doctors until war ended. When he returned to the US after the war his life was not good. He came home after a long hospital stay in the veterans hospital.  He was gassed and suffered for years because of it. He died in Independence, Iowa. He married Rose Fosse 19 Dec 1919 at Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa.

He had one son who went in Air Force in WW2. He was shot down and killed. His name was Francis Wesley Van Horn.
John Wesley Van Horn & his siter Gladys

~ source:  Contributed by Elaine Swan