Major Parvin Caplinger
Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal
Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana
Friday, January 3, 1918
MAJOR CAPLINGER DEAD AT CAMP LOGAN HOUSTON, TEXAS
His Ability Had Won Him Rapid Promotion Career Cut Short by Appendicitis Attack
Major Parvin Caplinger of the medical department of the United States Army, stationed at Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, died at the base hospital at 4:30 Wednesday morning, according to a telegram received by his father who arrived at camp the day previous to his death. Peritonitis following an operation for appendicitis and complications was the cause of his death. Major Caplinger resided at Wallace, Fountain county and when the war was declared, enlisted in the medical corps and was sent to Fort Riley, Kansas, where he won a commission as lieutenant and was transferred to Camp Logan. His advancement was rapid, he receiving a commission as Captain and then as Major in quick secession. As a physician, Dr. Caplinger has always been rated very highly by the older doctors in this part of the state and his advancement in the medical corps was considered as merely a tribute to his ability. He had an exceedingly wide acquaintance in this part of the state and especially in Crawfordsville, where his father was born and reared. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, one six and the other eight years old. The wife is prostrate over the loss of her husband.
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