Homer Wing

Walking tour stop 19 of 28

Homer Wingb. 1892, d. May 26, 1919. Sec. 2-061. during World War I Private Homer Wing, Company A, 310th Engineers, was sent to northern Russia in September 1918. Even though WWI ended on November 11, 1918, the "Polar Bear" Expedition kept on fighting. On May 25, 1919, six months after the Armistice, Homer Wing died in a railroad accident in Russia. His body was returned to Rochester where on November 18, 1919, he was given a hero's funeral. marching in a funeral procession were 225 school children, 30 soldiers in uniform, the Mothers' Service Club and the Red Cross. The American Legion Post is named for him.