|courtesy of Paul Davis Fair|
The couple may have already divorced when Walter enlisted in D Company 2nd Virginia Infantry on 20 Apr 1917 in anticipation of the federalization of this Virginia National Guard unit. Katie was remarried in June 1917. Walter served in the unit as a cook and went with the unit to Camp McClellan, Alabama. He died there of disease on 6 Jan 1918.
PVT Arey was brought home very quickly and interred in the Mount Clinton Mennonite Church Cemetery in Mount Clinton, Virginia.
After Walter's death, Golden went to live with his paternal grandparents.