The Spanish War gave a Hoosier named John Henry Hoeppel such a taste for army life that he stayed on in the service as an enlisted man for nearly 20 years. Discharged with a commission after the World
War, John Henry Hoeppel became postmaster of Arcadia, Calif, in 1923. In 1932 he was elected to Congress as a Democrat. In 1934 Representative Hoeppel was given the privilege of appointing a young man to Annapolis. Simultaneously another
California Congressman had an appointment to make to West Point. They made a trade,...