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HOJSTHEROES IN HONOR SQUAD a«e, B ol ^ Four Medal Men Besides Sergt. Woodfill to Escort America's America's "Son." BY EVERETT C WATKINS. WASHINGTON Nov 9 --The Indiana soldier who fired the Ihst American shot of the world war--a shot heard around the world--and the Indiana soldier who has been declared by Gen Perching to inal 521 was an ing the is issue the the flic be the most outstanding Individual sol dter of the great war, will botli have part In paving respect to the unknown L G ad- he exec- ap \v eav t r a n d w o u d th« po abou had and Mr the that American soldier who Is to find his [ final resting place In Arlington ceme- terv \rmlstlce daj Sergt Alex Arch of South Bend, In! who, as chief of the first section of Batter} C 6th (iela artlllerv 1st clivl- | i,loii fired the first American gun of the war at 6 b o clock on the K ° Ek of Oct 23, 1917 arrived here today He a , parlll£ will be one of the mourners as a repre tentative from Indiana while Seigt bamuel "\\oodflll of Jefferson couht Indiana the outstanding hero of the war will be one of the body bearers of the unknown soldier He assisted this afternoon In the removal of the bodv from the cruiser Orjmpla to the rotunda of the national Capitol wheie it will lie in state until Friday Sergt "\\oodnll will serve in a similar capacity w h e the bodv will l e taken to Arlinctoa cemeterj to rost among heroes of three wars Three Other Representatives Besides Arch, two other Indiana soldiers soldiers who distinguished themselves in the world war are arriving here as offl c,al represent.,, the state They the b purchasing place | a mem- of I i t h , h e ' there the ^ as, Rlkhoff, " U , T anfl H(nry Cunningham of Kentland strobel ot Tcll clt m A the the i h to be the state's official mourners A civil war \eteian arriving here todav who has the distinction of having won the congressional medal ef honor--the highest American decoration--In the battle of GhlckamauRa Is Dr Orvllle T Chamberlain of Wkhart Ind He will be picsent tomorrow night when a meeting of the congressional medal of honor men ot all wars--world war civil wai and Indian wars--will be held at thc Hotel Aalelgh "It was a Icng trip for me to make here, but I would not miss this occasion ^n oppoitunlt, to pay honor to uTnow" soldier some mother's son. UIm the petitioner sajs are necessarj b cap of I the pri- | time Shank of Shank depart* it posi- ^ dc hlsh ' declared h o lax- ' part who gave his life to his country In thc great war,' said Dr Chamberliln Then, too, I wanted to be here at time, when Pi esident Harding s gre»at woild confeience Is to begin on the task of bringing about world undei standing(hat standing(hat will permit nations to live In peace Arch's Idea of Marriage j Jim Strgt Arch, while roaming thi ought the War Department building with Star representative !an acrosa Capt ' Coulter who served as an Infantry officer in the 1st division rapt Coulter recognised Aroh Instantlv and pre sented him to soveral other officers were at the front Arc jou married set' asked Capt Coultel- of Arch No, one war was enough,' leplled the veteran A fellow can flnallv get out of the armv. but--well I m not brave , enough to take the chance ol getting he continued with all seri- marrkcl nu uuumtu'-u *n.n on uv»»- ,,,. ousnoss . T h j indlonapoIU Slur Meeting George Christian secretary v ° t to the President Arch was Invited to I fiun re turn to the White House when W E \ w i l l be opportunltv for him to meet the Prtsldenl ' ^e rf t Wiodfill was joined toeli by hli p r e t t y young w i f e the toeik just before going overseas

Clipped from The Indianapolis Star10 Nov 1921, ThuPage 1

The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, Indiana)10 Nov 1921, ThuPage 1
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