Pittsburgh, PA Balloon Struck by Lightning, May 1928
MADISON FLIER IS LIGHTNING VICTIM
LIEUT. PAUL EVERT, 32, KILLED IN BALLOON RACE, TO BE BURIED IN ARLINGTON CEMETERY, SATURDAY.
Madison, June 1.--(AP)--Lieut. Paul Evert, 32, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Evert, 418 Hillington Way, will be buried Saturday morning in Arlington national cemetery, Washington, D. C.
Lieut. Evert was killed when lightning struck his balloon in the national elimination race Wednesday near Pittsburgh, Pa.
His mother was to leave today for Washington to attend the military funeral.
The dead aviator, a nephew of J. E. Messerschmidt, assistant attorney general, leaves his widow and two children, Betty, aged 8, and Jacquelin, barely 8 months old, at Hampton, Va. He was stationed at Langley Field there.
Evert was graduated from La Crosse Normal school and entered at R. O. T. C. training camp. He taught at Jeffersonville, Ind., and was later given his commission.
Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 1 Jun 1928