George and Mary Jackson Sooy son Earl P Sooy Victory medal awarded posthumously

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George and Mary Jackson Sooy son Earl P Sooy Victory medal awarded posthumously - RKCFJVR VICTORY MEDAL Following its admirable...
RKCFJVR VICTORY MEDAL Following its admirable custom, the U. S. government has sent to ’ Mr. and Mrs. Oeorge Sooy the ¡Victory medal which would have jbeen the property of their son, ‘Karl Sooy, had he not given his !life in the world war. It will be ! remembered that Earl Sooy, who icame to llllnola College as a student from Murrayville precinct, wan one of those to enlist early frotr. this county in the war. He was In th** engineering corps and lost hln life I p th« River Ai:<ne nwir Attigny. He disappeared after after he bad been sent to take certain certain bridge measurements, and his body was never recovered. For months afterward hopes were entertained that the gallant sol* uier had be<<n taken prisoner and that some time in the after war days he might answer roll enl» However, it waa finally established j that he died from a German bullet while engaged in his reconnolter- ing work Mr. and Mrs. Sooy are now residents of thla city and recently recently r« reived iho medal to which shclr «on was entitled. It is one of the few in thla locality show ing five bars. The campaigns thus indicated are Alsue, Alsne- Majrtie, Meifae-Argonne, St Mill Mill lei anti Defense sector. It go«** without saying that the medal will remain one of the moBt cherished cherished possessions of Mr. and Mrs. Sooy. i

Clipped from The Jacksonville Daily Journal11 Dec 1920, SatPage 2

The Jacksonville Daily Journal (Jacksonville, Illinois)11 Dec 1920, SatPage 2
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