The community was saddened when it became known that Mr. And Mrs. Marry Howard had received notification from the Government of the death of their son, Pvt. Alfred T. Howard, in the Battle for France on Wednesday, October 4th. The parents had left Shattuck on Tuesday of last week to enjoy the first vacation in years at LaFayette, Indiana, with his mother. They reached his mother's home on Friday afternoon about 4 o'clock and it was then that they were informed the government's notification, which had been forwarded from here, had been received there about noon.
As far as is known, Pvt. Howard, serving with the 79th Division, is the first boy to be killed in action whose home was within the corporate limits of Shattuck.
Alfred, who registered at Guymon while employed there, transferred to Shattuck and entered the service in August, (missing)
From Fort Sill (missing) he was assigned to (missing) to Camp Wolters (missing) Wells, Texas, where (missing) until May 27, 19 (missing) there to Fort Geo. (missing) after a short furlough (missing) sailed for England the (missing) June and in July was (missing) France, on the Weste( missing)
Alfred, who received (missing) tion in Shattuck Schools (missing) rank of Seaman Scout was a fine trustworthy young (missing) merited the friendship of (missing) knew him. He had lived a (missing) and was true to the things in Scouting.
Their vacation saddened, Mr. (missing) Mrs. Howard arrived home T(missing) day night of this week.
(Note, part of the page is torn out. Where the word (missing) appears above is the part of the page torn away.)
Northwest Oklahoman and Ellis County News
27 Oct 1944
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