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Murray's First War Casualty, 1942

H. B. Terry Is County's
First War Casualty

Navy Department Reports
Murray Youth Missing

H. B. Terry, son of Mr. And Mrs. Grover

Terry, of Eton, has been reported by the Navy department as missing and thus became Murray County's first war casualty.

The Terrys received news that their son, a machinist on the cruiser Pillsbury, was missing in a telegram from the Navy department Friday.

The telegram asked that the parents not reveal the name of the boat their son was on as it might give information to the enemy. However, the Navy department publicly announced Tuesday that the cruiser Pillsbury had been lost and that all members of the crew were missing, thus ending the need for further secrecy.

The young man, a native of this county, was about 26 years old. His brother, Billy, also with the Navy, is on duty in the Pacific.

Mr. And Mrs. Terry have one daughter, Hazel, and three other sons, R. L., Julian, and G. C., all of whom are at home.

The flag on the court house lawn was at half-mast last Friday as a gesture of respect to H. B. Terry.

Transcribed from The Chatsworth Times
March 26, 1942.

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