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Armstrong, Cecil P. (P1, C2, L3)

armstrong footstone editedSecond Lieutenant Cecil P. Armstrong, 25, of Hopkinsville, Christian County died on 20 September 1917 of appendicitis while serving on active duty in Lexington, with the 3rd Kentucky Infantry Regiment. Armstrong joined the Kentucky National Guard’s Company D of the 3rd Kentucky Infantry Regiment at the age of 17 in August 1909 and was discharged in October 1909 for being underage. He again enlisted in August 1912 listing his occupation as clerk. By the time he re-enlisted in August 1915 he listed his occupation as rural letter carrier. He accepted a commission as a Second Lieutenant in Company D in July 1916.

Armstrong is buried in the Riverside Cemetery in Hopkinsville, Section L.

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