|Birth: ||Dec. 27, 1895|
|Death: ||Feb. 3, 1918|
North Carolina, USA
Burial date 2/7/1918
Laredo Weekly Times 10 Feb 1918
GIVEN MILITARY FUNERAL ON YESTERDAY AFTERNOON
REMAINS OF PRIVATE EDMUNDO LOPEZ LAID TO REST WITH BLOWING OF TAPS AND FAREWELL VOLLEY
The funeral of Private Edmundo Lopez, one of the drafted men from Laredo who died at Camp Greene, NC last Sunday following an illness from pneumonia, and whose body arrived here Wednesday afternoon, took place from the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mateo Lopez, 707 Victoria street, yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock, with military honors and was largely attended.
A number of beautiful floral tributes were sent to the home during yesterday, while many of the friends of the deceased called to look upon the stilled features of him who lay in eternal sleep wearing the uniform of Uncle Sam's fighting boys. The Thirty-seventh Infantry band and a detail from that regiment attended the funeral, and as the casket, draped with a large American flag and carried by six young men who in life were chums of Edmundo Lopez, was carried from the home to the hearse, the detail of soldiery stood at attention, while the band, in solemn and soft tones rendered "Lead Kindly Light"
From the home the procession moved to the city cemetery, headed by the hand and detail as an escort of honor. At the grave taps were blown and a farewell volley was fired over the grave of a young man who, though he did not die on the field of battle, he had gone into training to prepare for grim work "over there" - - his intention was to serve his country, but the hand of fate had decreed that his life would be spared from the sanguinary battlefield and he would answer the last roll call while surrounded by friends in his native land, for Edmundo Lopez was a native Texas
Laredo City Cemetery
Plot: BL-CITY ROW-1918 SPC-54
Maintained by: Desertthorn
Originally Created by: Angie Robinson
Record added: Mar 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50244215