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roy lee - v SoldiersV Letters. ' ... v ....... - Letcer...
v SoldiersV Letters. ' ... v ....... - Letcer from Lieut. Syke. Mhs. A. L. Finney of Cambridge, 'received a letter today from Lieut. !Paul Syke, telling of the death of ! their son, Roy Lee Finney, who was j killed in action June. 18th. Roy Finney Finney was a member of Company B, i Seventh- Seventh- Infantry and was .therst Cowley county boy to give his life in the service.' i Sept. 21, 1918; My Dear Mrs. Finney: Your son was killed in action by machine gun fire on June 18, when his platoon went over the top in Bel-leu Bel-leu Bel-leu Woods. , I am sorry I cannot find an eyewitness eyewitness of his death but so few out S1 his platoon came back, that no one who was with him is with us now. His grave is in Belleu Woods where he died and should not be difficult difficult to find. His Platoon leader Lieutenant Coot was wounded then and has not returned to his company. He was a very good soldier and I assure you he fought and died bravely. bravely. He was killed outright. I do not know whofher the burial party brought back any of his per-sonel per-sonel per-sonel effects. It was impossible for us to bury any dead just then and another party did so later. We have many heroes ovef here and your son was one of thorn. You can well be proud of him. . ! I have been with B. Company a long time and knew your son well hp was a perfect soldier. Very truly yours, PAUL G. EVKE.

Clipped from The Winfield Daily Free Press29 Oct 1918, TuePage 5

The Winfield Daily Free Press (Winfield, Kansas)29 Oct 1918, TuePage 5
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