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Pvt. George Almond Hunt
21st Company, 6th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade
December 14, 1895 - October 12, 1918


   The annals of patriotism reveal the story of Cincinnatus who left
the plow to serve his country's need. But it is not necessary to go to
Roman history to observe the farmer-soldier. The Father of his country,
George Washington, was by vocation a tiller of the soil. George Almond
Hunt, the modern farmer-soldier did not care for the din and uproar of
city life.  Although he lived close to Evansville, he preferred to remain
near nature, in a rural environment.

   He was born near Boonville, Ind., December 14, 1895. When his
school days were over he worked with his uncle on a farm, where he
remained until he entered the army, August 27, 1918.  He was sent
to Camp Sherman, Ohio, where he was assigned to 21st Company,
Sixth Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. He was there but a
few weeks when he contracted the Spanish Influenza, which developed
into pneumonia. While he was ill his mother visited him, but neither
a mother's care nor medical attention could save him. He died
October 12, 1918. His body was sent home, and was buried in a cemetery
north of Boonville.
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Sons of Men: Evansville's War Record,
Compiled by Heiman Blatt,
Published by Abe P. Madison, 1920
p87.

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October 25, 1998