Clipped From The Indianapolis News
FIRST 8H0T FOR AMERICA. Alex L. Arch, wounded in France, Believed to Have Fired It Special to The Indianapolis New SOUTH BEND. Ind., June lft. Alex L. Arch, age twenty - three, a sergeant In Battery C etn neia arxuiery. uwiw States array, wno is reponea oj mo war department at Washington as navmg been wounaea severely in c ranee, i n.vi to have been the man who fired the first shot for the American expeditionary expeditionary forces after America entered the yrtT. The nrsi snot waa avm wiwwa tt,. nrman line on October 23. 1917. Arch enlisted at South Bend three year Joseph B. Napleralski. a private, whose hom Is in this city, and who 1 a member or tn same unn wiw Arcn, also la reported as severely wounaea. He Is twenty - two years old. and Is on of three Drotner in service, xie en listed on May t 191?.