Category: Soldiers KIA

Letter Describing the Account of the Death of Pfc. Matt Hill, of Archibald, in WWI, ca 1919

A letter from Lieutenant Clinton J. Greene, Chaplain with the American Expeditionary Forces in France, to Mr. Elbert Hill, of Archibald, telling how hi. brother, Private Matt Hill, gave his life for his country. Young Hill had made his home with his brother in this parish for the past five year and was universally loved just for the same virtues he displayed at the time of his great sacrifice.

Pfc. Wilbur Christian, WWI casualty on March 24, 1918. Buried in Arlington National Cemetery

This young Richland Parish patriot was killed in action in the Beaumont sector in France, being wounded on March 22nd, 1918, by German shell, and died in hospital on March 24th. 1918. His remains found temporary burial in the Sebastopol Barracks cemetery in France, and were returned to his native soil the other day to find final renting place in the great military cemetery which overlooks the Potomac across the river from Washing ton, D.C.

Pfc. Ted C. Burgess, of Dunn, KIA During Korean War, ca 1950

Ted enlisted in the Marine Corps early in 1943 and participated in the battles of two Jima and Sai-pan and was a member of the occupation forces in Japan. He was discharged from the service in 1947 and re-enlisted in February, 1948. As a private first class, he accompanied his unit when it sailed for the Korean conflict on’ August 17. On September 8 he wrote from Pusan to tell his parents that he had not yet been in battle but that he believed he would be within a short time. No further news was received of him until the official notification of his death.