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George Paul Arlt, Bird Island Union, 12-12-1918

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A Soldier’s Sacrifice

George Paul Arlt Dies In France

A telegram from the Adjutant General received Dec. 10, conveyed to Mr. and Mrs. Christ Arlt of Hector gave the sad news that their son, Geo Paul had been killed in action Oct. 8.

A letter was received Aug. 8, saying that he had been wounded by scraps of shrapnel, July 3, which was the last letter received from him.

George Paul Arlt was born at Bird Island, Minn., July 6, 1897 and was 22 years 3 months and 3 days at the time of his noble death. He attended the Bird Island school an on Mar. 22, 1916, moved onto a farm near Hector, Minn. He then went to Montana where he worked awhile. In the spring of 1917 he enlisted in Co. I, 2nd Montana, Inf. But was later transferred to Co. I 163 Inf. and then to Co. H, 126 U.S. Inf., A. E. F. He was stationed at several points in Montana and then moved to Camp Greene, N.C., then to a camp in New Jersey, then to Long Island, and finally sailed from France with his company on Nov. 15, 1917. Besides his parents he leaves two sisters, Hattie and Marie and one brother, Lewis all at home, and many other relatives to mourn his loss.