I am currently leading a community project to erect a monument to honor veterans from a small Ohio town. This is a community project and veterans names are being submitted by those in the community. I have been attempting to verify the service of those names (approx 95) being submitted. The names will be engraved on a large granite stone which will be located in the center of our small town on November 10, 2024. One of the names submitted is Corbit Brown, who is believed to have served in WWI. I am interested in how to go about verifying all of my veterans, but especially the service of our oldest known veteran - Corbit Brown. I would appreciate any guidance or direction.
I am a Marine combat veteran and a retired peace officer (30 years).