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101st Anniversary of Captain Becker
August 9 @ 10:00 am
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 108 and the Ross County Veterans Honor Guard presents a ceremony honoring the 101st anniversary of Captain Becker’s death.
Captain Charles E. Becker, of the East Surrey Regiment, British Army, was wounded twice and had three brothers who were killed in France during World War I. He was then reassigned to the United States to help train soldiers at Camp Sherman. On August 8, 1918, he was traveling to the artillery range in the vicinity of what is now Scioto Trails State Park when the vehicle he was in went over a steep embankment. Captain Becker was the only one of the six occupants of the vehicle who was killed in the accident. He is buried in Section 10 of Grandview Cemetery, just north of the wall that encloses the Renick Family gravesites.
The ceremony will include a speech, laying of wreaths, a rifle salute, and playing of “The Last Call,” which the British military uses in the same manner our military uses “Taps.”
Captain Becker’s grave is in Section 10 near the Renick Wall.