By Kent Hugus
Published: July 5, 2013.
Young Sam was caught in France by the start of WW-I. Fortunately, he had been taught to fly by
Glenn Curtiss in 1913. At first rejected by the French air force, he drives ambulances until finally accepted by the French. He flies combat in Nieuports and SPADs, joins the US volunteers making up the Lafayette Escadrille. Before war's end, he scores seven kills.