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1917 362nd Infantry Regiment Officers Football Team
The 362nd Infantry Regiment Officers team represented Camp Lewis prior to the formation of the 91st Division All-Star team during the 1917 season. While there were just over 100 officers in the regiment, several were former college football or rugby stars and a number had played college football. Four team members also played for the 91st Division All-Star team. Three team members were killed in action during the assault on Gesnes on September 29, 1918. Ten others were wounded in action during WWI.
The 362nd Officers' biggest game was a 0-0 tie versus Washington State in a highly-promoted fundraiser that attracted 15,000 spectators. The team finished the season with a 2-0-1 record. Their game-by-game results follow.
9/29/17 | 362nd Officers 36 | 362nd Enlisted Men 0 | @ Camp Lewis
10/13/17 | 362nd Officers 0 | Washington State 0 | @ Tacoma Stadium
11/24/17 | 362nd Officers 13 | Fort Flagler 6 | @ Camp Lewis
362nd Officers Team Members
Those who played in games or practiced with the team during the regular season are listed below.
Angus, Howard | 2nd Lt. | RHB | Occidental
Bell, William | 2nd Lt. | FB | Redlands HS (CA), California
Burgard, John | 1st Lt. | LG | Oregon *
Campbell, Frederick | 2nd Lt. | RHB | None
Crary, George | 2nd Lt. | G | Stanford
Dorris, Ben | 2nd Lt. | LHB | Oregon *
Duerr, Arthur | 2nd Lt. | RE | Culver Military (HS), USC *
Esmay, Rhodolph | 2nd Lt. | HB | None
Evans, Harry | 1st Lt. | QB | Harvard *
Gard, Frank ‘Deke’ | 1st Lt. | LE | Stanford
Hayes, Samuel ‘Jack’ | 2nd Lt. | G | Idaho
Heilig, Vernon | 2nd Lt | E | None
Hurlburt, Ralph ‘Spec’ | 2nd Lt. | FB | Michigan
Hutchinson, William | 2nd Lt. | LH | Stanford
Kapple, Dixon ‘Dick’ | 1st Lt. | QB | Utah State
Everett May | 2nd Lt. | RH | Oregon State
McLean, John | 1st Lt. | FB | McGill
Middlestate, Carl | 2nd Lt. | E | None
Montgomery, James | Capt. | T | None
Morse, Wellslake | 2nd Lt. | LG | Cincinnati
O’Brien, Thomas | 2nd Lt. | B | Unknown
Russell, Bill | 2nd Lt. | C | California
Thorpe, Charles | Capt. | RT | Stanford
Walter Tuller | Maj. | T | California
Worsham, Elijah ‘Lige’ | Capt. | LT | Purdue
Asterisks indicate the players are not known to have played football at the listed school.
Each player is profiled more extensively in Fields of Friendly Strife.