George H. Righter

GeorgeRighter George H. Righter was born on August 15, 1886 in Whitford, PA and was the only child to parents Lizzie and George. His was in one of the first classes to graduate from Radnor High School.

Mr. Righter worked in manufacturing for several years before deciding to enlist in World War I. He was sent to camp where he trained to be a pilot. He became a member of the 144 Aerial Squad in Kelly Field in San Antonio.

Mr. Righter was scheduled to take part in one of the first strategic aerial pursuits in history, but unfortunately he was stricken with Bronchopneumonia, a common illness during World War I. He passed away on December 8, 1918 and is buried at St. David's Church.