Buster Keaton was born October 4, 1895 in Piqua, Kansas, to Vaudevillian parents who happened to be making a stop there. His short stay was long enough for Buster to be embraced as a Kansan. A festival in his honor is held at Iola each September.
We could talk about his movie career, but there are enough websites and other sources to do that. Instead we’ll briefly discuss his career as a soldier in the Great War. Much of the following comes from Buster Keaton Remembered, co-authored by his widow, Eleanor, and Jeffrey Vance.