|courtesy of Anne Cady|
After entering the Army, Erwin was assigned to F Company 116th Infantry. He was transported with his unit aboard the Finland to France, departing from Hoboken, New Jersey on 15 Jun 1918. PFC Sampson died of disease on 1 Nov 1918.
PFC Sampson was repatriated in 1920, his body being returned with many others aboard the Pocohontas. He now rests forever in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.