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SSGT William R. Armstrong

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SSGT William R. Armstrong Veteran

Birth
Death
16 Nov 1943 (aged 22)
Burial
Saratoga, Carbon County, Wyoming, USA Add to Map
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2-3-3
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Saratoga Sun
November 25, 1943.

Sgt. W. R. Armstrong Killed in Action in South Pacific War.

Saratoga people were saddened Monday evening when news of the death of Sgt. William R. Armstrong, killed in action in the Pacific war theater, was received. Sgt. Armstrong was the only son of Mrs. J. J. Resch of Saratoga, who was notified of his death by telegram from the War Department.

No details were given in the short message, which advised Mrs. Resch of the loss of her son, and added: "Report received states that he was killed in action on 16th November, over Munda." Some details will probably be given in an official letter, which the telegram indicated is following.

Sgt. Armstrong, so far as can be learned, is the second local casualty in the present conflict. Sgt. Robert Mitwalsky, a Marine stationed on Wake Island at the outbreak of the war, and who died in action shortly after Pearl Harbor, had been Saratoga's only casualty up to the loss of Sgt. Armstrong.

William Anderson was 22 years of age. He was born in Saratoga, June 25, 1921. While still a small child of only three years old, his folks moved away from this section. Young Armstrong spent most of his boyhood in Colorado, all of his schooling being received in that state. He returned to the Platte Valley with his stepfather and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Resch in 1939, and for about a year was employed at the Freeman Cook Ranch on Brush Creek.

About 2 1/2 years ago, and months before Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the United States air corps, and received many months of training on the West Coast. He was a gunner on one of Uncle Sam's bombers and arrived in the Pacific war theater for active duty in March or April of this year.

Sergeant Armstrong is survived by his mother, Mrs. Resch; a sister, Mrs. Georgie Mae Humphrey who resides with her family at the J. A., Schoonjans ranch on Pass Creek; and his grandfather, W. W. Petty of Saratoga.

Special services for the young sergeant will be held this coming Sunday morning at 11:00 o'clock at the Presbyterian Church, and will be conducted by Rev. Arthur Campbell.

The entire community extends sympathy to the family.
Saratoga Sun
November 25, 1943.

Sgt. W. R. Armstrong Killed in Action in South Pacific War.

Saratoga people were saddened Monday evening when news of the death of Sgt. William R. Armstrong, killed in action in the Pacific war theater, was received. Sgt. Armstrong was the only son of Mrs. J. J. Resch of Saratoga, who was notified of his death by telegram from the War Department.

No details were given in the short message, which advised Mrs. Resch of the loss of her son, and added: "Report received states that he was killed in action on 16th November, over Munda." Some details will probably be given in an official letter, which the telegram indicated is following.

Sgt. Armstrong, so far as can be learned, is the second local casualty in the present conflict. Sgt. Robert Mitwalsky, a Marine stationed on Wake Island at the outbreak of the war, and who died in action shortly after Pearl Harbor, had been Saratoga's only casualty up to the loss of Sgt. Armstrong.

William Anderson was 22 years of age. He was born in Saratoga, June 25, 1921. While still a small child of only three years old, his folks moved away from this section. Young Armstrong spent most of his boyhood in Colorado, all of his schooling being received in that state. He returned to the Platte Valley with his stepfather and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Resch in 1939, and for about a year was employed at the Freeman Cook Ranch on Brush Creek.

About 2 1/2 years ago, and months before Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the United States air corps, and received many months of training on the West Coast. He was a gunner on one of Uncle Sam's bombers and arrived in the Pacific war theater for active duty in March or April of this year.

Sergeant Armstrong is survived by his mother, Mrs. Resch; a sister, Mrs. Georgie Mae Humphrey who resides with her family at the J. A., Schoonjans ranch on Pass Creek; and his grandfather, W. W. Petty of Saratoga.

Special services for the young sergeant will be held this coming Sunday morning at 11:00 o'clock at the Presbyterian Church, and will be conducted by Rev. Arthur Campbell.

The entire community extends sympathy to the family.

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