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Pfc. Earl O. Briant

Company C

Memorial Marker - Southwell Field Cemetery, North Little Rock, Arkansas

Headstone - Wymore Cemetery, Wymore, Nebraska

Wymore Youth Dies At Camp

Military Services Arranged For Earl Briant Company C Guardsman

(The Sun's Own Service)

WYMORE, Neb., Feb 28 - Earl O. Briant, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Briant of this city, passed away Wednesday evening, February 26, at Beck commanding station hospital at Little Rock, Ark. He is believed to be the first casualty among the Gage county boys.

He enlisted in September 1940, in the 134th Infantry, 35th Division, Company C, Gage county unit, and left for Camp Robinson on January 6. He soon became a first-class private.

Ten days after going to camp he contracted pneumonia, but recovered and left the hospital. On February 19 he reentered the hospital for an appendix operation. Death was caused from a blood clot in the artery of the lung.

Earl attended the Wymore public schools and was a charter member of the first troop of Boy Scouts organized in Wymore, taking an active part in the same.

He is survived by his parents, two brothers and three sisters. Oscar and Melvin, Wymore; Mrs. Mabel Watson, Beatrice; Mrs. Hazel Boston, Los Angeles, Calif., and Vera Louise, Wymore, a grandmother, Mrs. C.C. Briant and a grandfather, T.W. Stroud, both of Wymore.

The body will be accompanied home by a military escort, and services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the Methodist church, Rev. A.J. Edgar officiating. The body will lie in state from 2 to 2:30. The American Legion post will furnish honorary pallbearers, colors and buglers for taps.

All ex-service men are requested to report at the office of Post Commander Crawford at 1 p.m. to go in a body to the services.

Newspaper Article from the Beatrice Sun - February 28, 1941

Thanks to Lynn Lampe Salsbury, daughter of S/Sgt Alvin L. LampeAlvin Lampe's mother sent him clippings from the local newspaper "The Beatrice Sun" when some of the local boys he knew appeared in the local paper.

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