Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thurman Gregory Killed in Airplane Accident in France, March 5, 1919

From The Independent, Elizabeth City, N.C., March 21, 1919. To see a photo of Thurman Gregory, go to
Killed in Airplane Accident

THURMAN GREGORY, age 24, in the aviation service of the American Expeditionary Forces, was killed in an airplane accident in France on March 5th, according to a telegram received by his father, C.A. Gregory of this city, last Saturday. The father had just received a post card from his son telling him that he was packing up and expected to be home in a few weeks. Thurman Gregory was at A. & E. College when the United States entered the world wear. He gave up his college career and enlisted in the service on April 5, 1917. He went overseas in September, 1917. He is the second Elizabeth City boys killed in an airplane accident in France since the signing of the armistice. Thurman Gregory was a bright, industrious, ambitious boy, counting as his friends and well wishers, all who knew him. He was to have married an Elizabeth City girl upon his return to civilian life.

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