Published: Springfield Leader & Press, Springfield, MO, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1948, p. 17, Column 5.
PFC. ARTHUR AITKEN The body of Pfc. Arthur "Ted" Akins [scratch on one line of microfilm] 4:35 p.m. Friday and will be taken to the Herman Lohmeyer funeral home. [scratch on one line of microfilm] his death, was killed in action Septtember 25, 1944 in France. He was a member of the Fifth Division. He was a graduate of Reed Junior High school and is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Aiken, 1543 West Florida; four brothers, John of Fort Worth, Francis of Jefferson City, and James and Jack Aitken of Springfield; one sister, Mrs. Wanda Pettigrew of Springfield, and his grandmother, Mrs. J. O. Pope of Houston, Texas.
Published: Springfield Leader & Press, Springfield, MO, Thursday, October 28, 1948, p. 35, Column 3.
PVT. ARTHUR AITKEN Funeral services for Pvt. Arthur Aitken, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Aitken, 1543 West Florida, who was killed in France on September 25, 1944, will be at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in Herman Lohmeyer chapel with the Rev. H. T. Abbott officiating. Burial will be in National cemetery, with the American Legion conducting military services at the grave. Pallbearers will be Charles H. Compton, Burney Nimmo, B. L. Eagon, Ralph Mallady, Roland Helvey and Hugh R. Scroggins, Jr.