Aldon Leslie Logan was born in Lawrence, KS, on April 14, 1894.  The city directory for 1915 shows he was a student at the University of Kansas, which would qualify him for the officers’ training school.  His draft registration card shows him to have been working as a laborer for the Griffin Ice Company of Lawrence.

Logan was commissioned a 1st lieutenant, and he would serve in Company I of the 370th Infantry, 93rd Division, between June 15, 1917 and May 3, 1919.

When he registered for World War II, he was living in Chicago.  By this time he appears to have become a dentist, a profession that was recorded at the time of his death on December 4, 1950.  He was living at Newberg, Michigan.

Continuing the recognition of African Americans from Kansas who attended the officers’ training school at Fort Des Moines, Iowa:

Blair Tarr is the Museum Curator of the Kansas State Historical Society. He oversees the three-dimensional collections of the Society, but has special interests in the Civil War, Wichita-made Valentine diners, and Leavenworth's Abernathy Furniture. In the last few years he has also done a lot of cramming on The Great War. He is a past president of the Kansas Museums Association and the Civil War Round Tables of both Kansas City and Eastern Kansas. He is currently a board member of the Heritage League of Greater Kansas City.