First Lieutenant Donald F. Ghent (1893-1918)
Died in France during WWI.
Courtesy of the "Links to the Past" website. (Feb. 2007)
The History and Achievements of the Fort Sheridan Officers' Training Camps, 1920
The Role of Honor.
FIRST LIEUTENANT DONALD F. GHENT.
Company C, 59th Infantry, Fourth Division.
Lieutenant Ghent was born in Bay City, Mich., on March 20, 1893. After a public school education he entered Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, where he studied for two years, and then entered the insurance business with the firm of Charles E. Bennett, Detroit, Mich., with which company he remained until admitted to the First Officers' Camp at Fort Sheridan. He was assigned to the 1st Company and held over for the Second Camp, 14th Company. Upon receiving his commission he was ordered to Camp Greene, N. C., where he was attached to the 59th Infantry. The regiment sailed for France on May 5, 1918. Lieutenant Ghent was transferred from Company I to Company C upon arrival overseas. He was later in command of Company C until his death. He was unmarried. His parents, Mr. And Mrs. Charles N. Ghent, of 452 Humboldt Avenue, Detroit, Mich., in which city his father is a pharmacist survive.