Today in Detroit Fire Department history – June 01, 1918, Detroit Firefighter Military Line of Duty Death
Detroit Fire Department Pipeman Robert Roy Lanham made the ultimate sacrifice in service to his country (WWI). At the time of his death Robert was 24 years old. He was a member of the United States Marine Corp.
Pipeman Lanham started with the Detroit Fire Department as a substitute fireman. He was brought on in a full time capacity on Marcy 1, 1913. He was granted a leave of absence to join the war effort on July 31, 1917. Charles had been assigned to Engine 8 as badge number 302.