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Jackson County, IL WWI vet to be remembered on 100th anniversary of death

Pvt. Paul Stout (Source: Steven Bost) Pvt. Paul Stout (Source: Steven Bost)
He was laid to rest at the Oise-Aisne American cemetery in Fere-en-Tardenois, France. (Source: Steven Bost) He was laid to rest at the Oise-Aisne American cemetery in Fere-en-Tardenois, France. (Source: Steven Bost)
MURPHYSBORO, IL (KFVS) -

Private Paul Stout, US Marine Corps, was killed in action on July 19, 1918 in France.

Pvt. Stout was the first service member from Jackson County to be killed in action in a foreign war. He was laid to rest at the Oise-Aisne American cemetery in Fere-en-Tardenois, France.

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In honor of the 100th anniversary of his death, the Murphysboro American Legion Post 127 and the Marine Corps League - Shawnee Detachment have arranged for flowers to be placed at his grave.

A service will be held at the Murphysboro American Legion on Saturday, July 21 at 6 p.m. to honor the life and sacrifice of Pvt Stout.

During the service, the bells of First Baptist Church will ring 20 times, once for each year of his life. A poem will be read by his great niece and resolutions are being prepared at the city and county levels.

Murphysboro American Legion Post 127 is named after Pvt. Stout.

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