The Western Star, January 2, 1919.
PROTECTION BOYS KILLED IN ACTION
Official Confirmation that Ed Burghart is Killed in Action and Ira Goff Died of Wounds
Official confirmation of the death of Ed Burghart has reached Mrs. Ike Bratcher of the Collier Flats neighborhood, stating officially that he was killed in action on November 3rd, just eight days before the cessation of hostilities. Ed was called to the service and trained at Camp Funston, and in France he was on the St. Mihiel sector.
Also, Mrs. Bratcher has a letter from the parents of Ira Goff, who for several years worked in the Collier Flats neighborhood, and who at the time he was called, last July 4 a year ago, was disking ground to put out wheat crop for himself, stating that they had official communication from the war department stating that Ira had been fatally wounded in battle in France on October 27th, and that he died from his wounds in the base hospital on November 30th.
It was rumored for a time since the first news came of the death of these two boys, that there was a mistake and the boys were yet living, but these two official communications settle any doubt there might have been concerning their deaths. (SB)
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