Charles Albert Larson obit
WM0RU1 SER VICES rot cms war UKM Minot Soldier Who Was Killed in Bfettie July 20, Was Honored With Special Services Sunday. CHARLES ALBERT LARSON, Son of Louis A. Larson of Crosby, N. I'., and a former member of Co. I)., who was killed,in action while fighting with the American forces ia France July 20. Charles was born at Devils Lake March 20, 1885, and had lived practically all of his life ia this city. Impressive memorial ser vices were held for him at the First Lutheran church, of which he as well as his parents, his brothers and sis ters have been members for many years. Rev. (iullixson touched briefly on biographical data, and said in part: "In his life and work here, he went quietly and unassumingly to the tasks set before him. We are assured that with the same quiet determination he faced to the last his duty. In the Na tional Guard, this state, he saw service on the Mexican border. He was in ser vice from the beginning of our pres ent warfare, a member of Co. K, 16th Inf. He was killed in action July 20 last, the first, so far as we know, of the men of this congregation to make the ultimate sacrifice. It is because a warrior's death has come so close that we have reserved for this service the day's Gospel lesson, Christ restoring to life the widow's son at Nain. We need to know these days that 'God has visited his people'—that he visits even now, not in wrath alone, but in mercy, grace and with consolation. In the course of the service, Miss Sigrid Reishus sang the solo, "I Come to Thee,'' by Caro Roma. Miss Nora Fauchald and Miss Martha Reishus gave the duet from the cantata Beth any, and Miss Martha Reishus render ed the wonderful aria of Christian hope and consolation from "The Mes siah," "I know that My Redeemer Liveth." Miss Inga Leine recited the appeal ing poem of patriotism, "Your Flag and My Flag." Toward the close of the service two new stars on the service flag were dedicated, those of Theodore Mostad and Lafe Flaten. Touching on these many stars surrounding the one of golden tint in the center, the pastor said, "Now, indeed, is our service flag dedicated. We may say with Lin coln's words, 'We cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow' further, for the golden star 'conse crates beyond our power to add to or detract.' Facing these many service stars round about, those of blue and those of gold, will it be necessary that we be harrangued concerning patriotic duties? No, each time we come and face these stars we dedicate ourselves anew to the great unfinished task, with increasing loyalty and devotion till that task is done."