Moises N Carrejo

Laredo Weekly Times dtd 7 August 1921
SOLDIER DEAD LAID TO REST HERE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON
PRIVATES CARREJO AND HASTINGS NOW SLEEP AT HOME
Laredo Paid Her Last Respects to Two of Her Heroes Whose Remains Arrived Yesterday
Two more of Laredo's heroic dead now sleep in the tongueless silence of the dreamless dust of their native home, for yesterday afternoon, with full military honors and the last respects of the citizens of Laredo paid them, while Old Glory dropped from many a flagstaff at half-mast, all that was mortal of the remains of Private Moises Carrejo and Private Benjamin Hastings were consigned to their graves - the former among Uncle Sam's dead in the post cemetery at Fort McIntosh and the latter in the city cemetery of Laredo. Both funerals were largely attended and the most impressive ever witnessed here and beautiful words of tribute to both departed heroes were spoken by Chaplain Isbell at Fort McIntosh, who had served overseas.
The funeral procession of Private Moises Carrejo took place from his home 909 Guatemozin Street, shortly after noon to San Agustin Catholic Church, where funeral services were held and the remains then taken to Jackson's undertaking chapel. Here funeral services were conducted by Chaplain Isbell, interspersed with rendition of "Nearer My God to Thee" by the 17th Infantry Band outside the building. The chapel was well filled with relatives and friends of the deceased, the military escort from Fort McIntosh, the American Legion pallbearers in overseas uniforms and steel helmets, the members of the American Legion Post of Laredo and citizens generally. Following the services at the chapel the casket, draped with an American flag, was placed on a caisson and the funeral procession moved toward the post cemetery in the following order: City police force of Laredo, mounted, with their standard tied with crepe, the 17th Infantry Band, military escort and firing squad, caisson with casket, and following active pallbearers (all officers of Laredo Post of the American Legion) members of the American Legion, troops of Boy Scouts, all these marching and relatives of deceased and citizens in carriages. At the post cemetery the casket was lowered into the grave as the band played "Nearer My God to Thee" and then the firing of a volley over the gave and the sounding of taps ended the last sad rights over the remains of Private Moises Carrejo.
(NOTE: When Fort McInstosh closed in the 40ies, all the burials were re-interred to Fort Sam Houston)


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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 468764
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Moises N Carrejo (1893–1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 468764, citing Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .