Posted by : Tina Easley
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Arkansas Casualties 2,658; Not One Was Under
LITTLE ROCK, Feb. 21 - - In all the A.E.F. there were ten
soldiers executed by order if court-martial, but not one of them
came from Arkansas.
According to official statistics just issued, 298 Arkansas men
were killed in action, 112 died of wounds, 417 died of disease,
and 16 died of accidents. Two were drowned; one committed suicide
and three were murdered.
Arkansas furnished a total of 71,862 men during the World War, of
whom 883 died from various causes. Those figures are only for
those engaged in foreign service and do not include Arkansas
casualties among the 655 deaths from disease and 2,012 deaths
from accident and other causes from the opening of hostilities
among persons in the military service not with the A.E.F.
Twenty-four Arkansas soldiers were taken prisoner, of whom two
died and the others were repatriated. There were 1751 wounded of
whom 471 were slight, 661 severe and 414 degree undetermined. The
total number of casualties for Arkansas is 2,658 and for the
entire army the total is 302,612.
FEBRUARY 21, 1920