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Arkansas Casualties 2,658; Not One Was Under Court Martial

 

        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