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Porter L. Little
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Birth: Dec. 20, 1911
Texas, USA
Death: Apr. 24, 1942
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA

News reached Elkhart last Friday that Porter L. Little, 28, a private in the army and stationed in California, had been killed by a premature explosion from a 60-millimeter gun during drill work.

Private Little was one of five soldiers who were killed by the exploding shell, which happened near La Mesa, San Diego county, California. Mrs. Little, a widow since the death of her husband, George Little, nine years ago received an official message late Friday announcing the son's death. The family home is seven miles southwest of Elkhart.

Surviving are his mother and seven brothers, Allie, Fay, Homer, Herbert, Doy, Kenneth, and Wayne Little, the latter stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia.

Private Little entered the army about two months ago and was assigned to duty on the west coast. As a youth he attended the Antrim school. His father was an uncle of Mrs. Lee Parks of Elkhart.

The body is expected to arrive Friday morning and funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Antrim Cemetery.

The entire community deeply regrets that such an accident occured and that it claimed the life of one of our young men in the service of his country.

(The Elkhart Record Apr 30, 1942) 
 
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 Parents:
  George Thomas Little (1878 - 1933)
  Mary Etta Gray Little (1880 - 1959)
 
 Siblings:
  Allie Little (1902 - 1950)**
  Homer Gray Little (1908 - 1984)**
  Porter L. Little (1911 - 1942)
  Wayne Lee Little (1913 - 2004)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Antrim Cemetery
Houston County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Bernard-Trigg
Record added: Oct 21, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16274573
Porter L. Little
Added by: Tom Streetman
 
Porter L. Little
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Added by: MYates Vandver
 
 
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W.W.II Soldier, thank you for your service!
- Patsy Sessions
 Added: Jan. 29, 2012
Army - WW II Veteran. Killed while in service to his country.
- Bernard-Trigg
 Added: Oct. 21, 2006
 
 
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