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Obituary of Sgt. Alton Baumann

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  • Matt Cross
    Obituary of Sgt. Alton Baumann Floresville Chronicle-Journal Fri., 7 Dec 1945 Final Tribute Paid SGT Alton Baumann at Funeral Sunday SGT Alton Baumann Funeral
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 1, 2002
      Obituary of Sgt. Alton Baumann
      Floresville Chronicle-Journal
      Fri., 7 Dec 1945

      Final Tribute Paid SGT Alton Baumann at Funeral Sunday

      SGT Alton Baumann

      Funeral services for SGT Alton James Baumann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
      Baumann of Floresville, were held last Sunday afternoon from Murray funeral
      home at 3:00 o'clock. The body arrived here on the midnight train from
      Hamilton Field, California where he died suddenly, Friday, November 23, as
      the result of an acute post operative thyroid crisis.
      Accompanying the body was CPT Ralph Hodgers from Hamilton Field, who acted
      as Air Corps escort.
      The religious service was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev Fred
      Drees officiating. One of the largest crowds ever to attend a service at
      the spacious church was present to pay a final tribute. Pallbearers were
      six soldiers from Brooks Field, San Antonio. Burial followed in Sacred
      Heart Cemetery.
      Floresville Post number 38, American Legion, took charge of the services
      following religious rites at the grave and concluded the burial with the
      Legion ceremony.
      As the body was lowered into the grave, taps were sounded by Minifred
      Teltschik.
      All Wilson County deeply sympathizes with the Baumann family in their great
      sorrow.
      The following is taken from a letter written by Colonel James W. Chapman,
      Commander, Air Corps, Hamilton Field, California, "I can truthfully say that
      Alton was lacking in none of the qualities so essential to a good
      non-commissioned officer. He was promoted to sergeant just a few days
      before his death, which reflects he was a conscientious worker and had the
      qualities of a leader and a good soldier. I hope you will receive some
      consolation that your son died in the service of his country.

      Submitted by Larry Berkenhoff
      Posted by Matt Cross

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