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front. After his death his Corporal wrote of him as follows: "Jay was killed July 21, 1918, in the American counter-drive at Soissons, France. It was the hard fighting there that turned the tide of German advance. I did not see him at the moment he was killed, but just a few moments later. He did not suffer any. As a soldier Jay was quiet and reserved, always ready to do his duty. He died as a soldier, with face to the front advancing in one of the hardest fought battles of the war. Before his death he rendered great aid to wounded comrades, never delaying a moment in the face of terrible shell fire. The Testament you ask about he carried at all times, and I believe it was buried with him on the battle field of honor." Sgt. Floyd C. Holub was a member of the Field Hospital, Co. 126 of the 32nd I)iv. Eeing a meriber of the National Guards he was in the game early and was sent overseas in February, 1918. They were very soon sent to the front where he worked almost constantly until his death on Oct. 19, 1918. His work was to give first aid to the boys on the field and also assist the surgeons. He had passed through Chateau Thiery and many of the hardest battles without receiving the slightest injury until the moment of his death. A comrade wrote of him: "I had the pleasure of first meeting the Sergeant at Camp Douglas and then during the time we served at Camp McArthur, Texas. Had learned to respect him, not only in his military capacity, but also as a man who carried those high Christian ideal about him that one could not help but look up to him as an example to all us men. The Sergeant's death meant the loss of a brother in the army to me, for we were more like brothers than friends. His memory shall always inspire me to attain those principles he so sacredly treasured. It would be well for you to know that he endured no pain; he was called from his labors to his reward as if awakened from a sleep. The company did everything possible to relieve him after the shell-shock, but life was gone. William Russell enlisted in the Navy Reserve June 3rd, 1918, at Burlington, Iowa. He spent some time in training at Great Lakes and was then transferred to !,Iorfolk, Virginia. During his active service he was on the Battleship Vermont. When stricken with flu he was transferred to the Hospital ship Solace, where he died Oct. 6th, 1918. Frank Griffith entered the service in October, 1917. He was transferred from Camp Grant to.Camp White, Ark., and there became a member of the 58th Infantry. In April, 1918 he went overseas and soon went to the front where he faced America's foes until Aug. 6th, when he was killed by a shell near Fimbes, France.
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