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World War II

CAPSHAW, ELMER

First Lieutenant, U. S. Army. Home address: Norman, Cleveland County. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Capshaw, Parents, 733 South Lahoma, Norman. Born April 17, 1920. Enlisted June 1, 1942. Attended public schools of Norman, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B. A. Degree, June, 1942. Member of the Association of Oklahoma Artists, and twice won first prize in that group, for his work in watercolor, also won first place in watercolor at the exhibition of the Louisiana Art Association, 1945. The Association of Oklahoma Artists has voted an annual award be given in his name, to the member whose work is voted by patrons, the best of the year. Died June 4, 1945, in a motor vehicle accident near Verdun, France.

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