Oconto County Reporter
April 4, 1918
MEETS DEATH WHILE SURVING IN U.S. CAVALRY
August Hurtig, Marinette Man, Fatally Injured in Fall From Horse Yesterday
ACCIDENT NEAR MARSA, TEX
Sustained Fracture of the Skull – Remains will be Brought Here for Interment.
Mrs. Amelia Hurtig, residing at 1422 Logan avenue, received the sad news this morning of the death of her son August Hurtig, aged 20, member of the Eighth U. S. Cavalry, Troop E. The telegram from the war department states that he was injured in a fall from his horse Wednesday noon and died this morning. He sustained a fracture at the base of his skull.
August Hurtig enlisted in the colors last fall and has been serving on the border since. He is survived by his mother, Charles Wm Hurtig, linotypist for the Eagle-Star. Frank Hurtig now in France with the American Expeditionary forces, Lucille Hurtig of New York and Lillian and Elinor Hurtig of this city. Instructions were wired to have the remains sent home and interment will be there.
The U. S. Cavalry in Texas has been busy lately fighting the bandits from Mexico. The trouble has been especially marked around Marsa and the U. S. cavalry frequently has had to pursue the bandits across the border. Young Hurtig has been in this exciting and hazardous service for several months. He was a young man of fine character, devoted to his mother and brothers and sisters and his death is a grievous blow to them.
His death in the active service, although not due directly to the enemy, marks the sacrifice of his young life for the flag and his interment ought to be with all honors of the war.