|Birth: ||Mar. 24, 1879|
|Death: ||Oct. 17, 1904|
Athens Weekly Review
Burial of Lieut. Deen
Texas Boy Who Met Death in a Philippine Tragedy.
Athens, Tex,. Dec. 20--The remains of Lieut. Fred L. Deen, the Texas boy who was shot and killed in the Philippines by an insane comrade, are to be brought
here, his old home, for burial.
Lieut. Fred L. Deen of the Thireenth United, States Cavalry was born in Athens,Tex., March 24, 1879. Attended public and private schools in Athens until 17 years of age, when in September of 1896 he entered the State University at Austin, Tex., where he remained until April, 1897, when throught Congressman DeGraffenried he was tendered and accepted the appointment as cadet in the
United States Military Academy, West Point.
He was admitted to West Point in June 1897, and graduated there in February, 1901, and was commissioned a Lieutenant in the United States Army and assigned to the Thirteenth Cavalry, doing garrison and other service at Fort
Leavenworth, Kan., Fort Meade, S. D. and Fort K-gogh, Mont.
On June 1, 1903, he with a portion of his regiment, left San Francisco for the Philippine Islands, where he was on duty until his death. On Oct. 17, 1904, he was shot through the head by Lieut. Pritchurd, who immediately shot himself throught the heart, dying instantly. Lieut. Deen lived one hour and ten minutes,never regaining consciousness. He was the son of J. T. Dee, who was District Clerk of Henderson County for sixteen years, and is well known in the State.
The remains will arrive at Athens on Thursday or Friday and funeral services will be held Dec. 25 at 2:40 o'clock
Information provided by: Frank Everett (#2353053)
13th US Calvary Died at Camp Stotsenburg P 1
Rest Dearest Fred, Rest in Quiet Sleep
While Friends in Sorrow Over Thee Weep
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Record added: Jul 30, 2005
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