Clipped From Asheville Citizen-Times
Tuesday, May 29, 1917, The Kiffin Rockwell Ambulance The Klffln Rockwell ambulance fund which The Citizen discussed In these columns last week la now an accomplished fact, thanks to the generosity and patriotic spirit of lady whose modesty will not permit the use of her name. It should be stated, however, that this unselfish spirit Is not a native of Ashevllle; he is comparatively a stranger who knew Klffln Rockwell in his boyhood and learned to deeply admire his splendid traits and noble character. 60 the "Klffln Rockwell" ambulance will travel the bloodstained, shot-torn shot-torn fields of Trance not by the grace and sacrifice of his oww townspeople, but through the splendid spirit of a noble woman, The Klffln Rockwell amtAilance will . go forward June 2, with the North Carolina units, to perpetuate the name of Ashevllle'a heroic youne son who sacrificed his life In the cause of human liberty. It Is known that Klffln Rockwell wai Inspired by the magnificent ambttlou to do fcU small part In repaying America's debt to (France; no love of aa venture, no Instinct of the fortune hunter prompt ed him to leave these shores. He died as he had lived, fearless and unafraid, and we are only sorry tht the mass of his fellow citizens bava not bad greater share or larger part In ao- ao- - cording him that publto recognition be so richly deserved. With the North Carolina ambulances ambulances will go young men from some of our best known fa roll 1m, and that they will give an honoraole account of themselves goes wlthodt saying. If this community cannot give , them anything else. It can e least wish them godspeed and silently pray for their safe return. Thes and other young men who have gone before from this section will doubtless strive to emulate young Rockwell, not 00 muoh by feats of prowess, perhaps, hut In unwavering devotion to those manly Ideals which Klrnn Rockwell held ever before him. And we are not without hope that sometime In the future, the memory of Kiffin Rockwell will receive fitting tribute by the erection of a monument In this, his home city. Meanwhile, the Orange Orange Street school shoula be known as the Klffln Rockwell school.