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Conflict Period:
World War I 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Sergeant 1
Birth:
04 Apr 1891 1
Kilbourne, Mason Co, Illinois, USA 1
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Birth:
04 Apr 1891 1
Kilbourne, Mason Co, Illinois, USA 1
Male 1
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Birth:
Mother: Nancy Ellen Williams 1
Father: Richard Merrick Goben 1
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World War I 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Sergeant 1
Service Start Date:
18 Sep 1917 1
Service End Date:
21 Apr 1919 1

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World War I Experience

Alsace-Lorrain

Roy Goben was my grandfather. As he told it, he enlisted in the Army after college and due to the event of War. He went in as a Sergeant and was given a field comission by Blackjack Pershing. He was in Company C 349th Infantry 88th Division, Alsace-Lorain.  

Careers

Springfield, Illinois, USA

Before the war, my grandfather attended Shurtleff College in Alton, Illinois, and earned a law degree. After WWI, Roy was a teacher and a principal. By the mid-30s he joined the Illinois State Highway Patrol. During WWII, he worked at the Springfield Ordinance Plant, then returned to his HP work. He was assigned Security duty for Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson.

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