97) Sergeant Edward Younger

Courtesy of Carol V Horos

97) Sergeant Edward Younger

He Entered History for Selecting the Unknown

Born: 21 September 1898, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Died: 6 August 1942, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Edward was chosen to make the final selection for the soldier who would represent the Unknown from World War I for the creation of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

He served in the US Army from 1917 to 1922; after leaving the Army he worked for the US Post Office and is himself buried in Arlington.

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