Fritz Pollard served in WW1 and WW2. Pollard was drafted in the U.S Army 1917-1918 and served under the Services of Supply section of the American Expeditionary Forces. This section comprised of stevedore, labor, and engineers service battalions and companies. The main function of these companies was to support and provide materials to other companies along the front. His son Fritz Pollard Jr . enlisted in the U.S. Army as a special services officer during World War II.