Hiram Ornn Wiper, Enderlin, North Dakota, graduated
from his home high school in June, 1918, and entered the
University of North Dakota, a few months later, a
member of the Students' Army Training Corps.
Superintendent Sweetland, of the city schools, says of
him: "Eager to enroll and get into the service thru the
training corps; strongly of the belief that America was in
the right." But his eagerness availed him naught. Tho
strong and rugged, he was not able to cope with both
influenza and pneumonia and fell a victim on October 25.
The photograph taken of him in an enlargement of a
Kodak picture of the young man as one of the basketball
group, the only picture the parents had. Hiram had been
impatiently awaiting the coming of his uniform that he
might have an "appropriate" picture taken to send home.
But the khaki did not come in time.