from Gold Star Honor Roll: A Record of Indiana Men and Women Who Died in The Service of the United States and The Allied Nations in The World War 1914-1918 (Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Commission, 1921)
Son of John H. and Beade Caplinger; born May 15, 1893, Hendricks County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 21, 1917, Danville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company C, 334th Infantry; then to Company C, 152nd Infantry. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Replacement Draft, Overseas June 12, 1918; assigned to Company F, 165th Infantry, 38th Division. Killed in action July 31, 1918, at Chateau-Thierry. Buried at Seringes-et-Nesles, France.