Henry Lee Suggs
Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
Varsity Football, Thalian Dancing, Wade Hampton Literary Society, Vice President Science Club, The Tiger Staff
York, South Carolina
Army Air Service, First Lieutenant
85th Aero Squardron
Sep 6, 1890
Dec 18, 1918
Died Non Battle - Killed in a plane accident near Toul, France. Forty-five minutes after takeoff for an observation mission, the machine went into a tailspin falling 1000 feet. Lieutenant Suggs was picked up alive by died the same day in a field hospital.
Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Clover, SC
Our family member who gave the ultimate sacrifice during World War 1: Lt. Henry Lee Suggs; Clemson graduate 1916; Played football at Clemson, and according to his obituary was "the strongest man on the team"; Served his country as a pilot in World War 1 during which time he was killed in a plane crash in France. Three family members have been named for him, all of whom graduated from Clemson. (Henry M. Faris Sr., Henry M. Faris Jr., Henry M. Faris III). Lt. Suggs is buried in Clover, SC. He enlisted May 1917 and was commissioned after completing officer training.