|Death: ||Oct. 8, 1919|
HEROIC DEATH OF PONTOTOC CO. BOY
With the A.E.F., France.
Mr. Gus Armstrong, Frisco, Okla.
Dear Friend: - I received your letter about the sad and yet heroic death of your brother.
His company (Co.B) went into the front line on Oct. 6 and at 5:45 o'clock a.m. Oct. 8, Co. B went over the top.
Private First Class Huey C. Armstrong showed great spirit and willingness to do his duty to his home and flag. He went into the battle without a second's hesitation and not a sign of fear showed in his face or action. Upon his face could be seen an expression of determination, just as though her was saying, "My country, I give to you my heart and soul," and at 8:45 a.m. he did even more, he gave the supreme sacrifice of his life.
His body now lies in just the same spot on which he fell. Not any man has ever been buried in a grave more honorable than that of a soldier on the field of battle. He was killed instantly by a rifle bullet.
Accept my sympathy in your days of sadness and console yourself with the fact that he died a hero and that it was by his many others' efforts that Germany was crushed and our homes and country forever be freed from the crushing foot of the Hun.
Very sincerely yours.
TULLY B. LUCAS.
Capt. 141st. Inf. Home Address, McKinney, Texas.
Specifically: Cemetery Unknown. Military Death.
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Record added: Feb 15, 2012
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Uncle Huey i am so happy ifound aplace to sendyou flowers. My Mother would likethis also.|
Lucille Elsberry York
Added: Mar. 3, 2012