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John Crowell Van Riper

Graduating Class of 1913
Served in World War I
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John Crowell Van Riper

Chemical Warfare Service


South Bend, IN

Date of Birth


Location of Death

Tours, France

Date of Death

Location of Burial


More About Lieutenant Van Riper

Lieutenant Van Riper was captain of the varsity basketball team and halfback of the football team.

He enlisted in July 1918, was commissioned in August, and sailed for France on Sept. 1 of that year. Once in France, he was assigned to the Chemical Warfare Service.

He eventually died of pneumonia.