Elmer Salyer

Elmer Salyer


 

RED BUSH YOUTH KILLED IN ITALY

The Adjutant General notified Mr. And Mrs. Freeman Salyer, Red Bush, that there son, Pfc. Elmer H. Salyer, 23, was killed in auction on November 28, in Italy. Salyer was inducted by the local board on February 21, 1942. Prior to his entering the armed forces he had done farm work at home. To this bereaved family, we extend deep sympathy.

Paintsville Herald

Thursday

Dec. 12, 23


Paintsville Herald

Thursday

January 6, 1944

In confirming the telegram notifying Mr. And Mrs. Freeman Salyer, Red Bush, of the death of their son, Elmer H. Salyer, the adjutant General has written the following letter datedDecember 17, to the bereaved parents:

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Salyer,

It is with regret that I am writing to confirm the recent telegram informing you of the death of your son, Pfc., Elmer H. Salyer, who was killed in action on the 28th of November, 1943, in Italy. “ I fully understand your desire to learn as much as possible regarding the circumstances leading to his death and I wish that there were more information available to give you. Unfortunately, reports of this nature contain only the briefest details as they are prepared under battle conditions and the means of transmission are limited”. “I know the sorrow this message has brought you and it is my hope that in time the knowledge of his heroic service in defense of his country, even unto death, maybe of sustaining comfort to you.

“Sincerely yours,

J. A. Ulio,

Major General

The Adjutant General”


Pfc. Elmer H. Salyer, son of Freeman and Pearlie Salyer, of Red Bush, was killed on November 28, 1943, in Italy. Salyer was inducted in the army on February 21, 1942. He has served eight months of oversea duty. Part of this time was served in North Africa, the rest of this time in Italy. His father, Freeman, also served overseas in World War I. Four sisters besides his mother and father survive, Dorothy Johnson, Chillicothe, Ohio. She is employed in a power plant there. Her husband, Chas L. Johnson is in the army. He is in Italy. Christine, Opal and Tribly, all of Red Bush. Besides the family he has many relatives and friends in Kentucky and Ohio. He also has many relatives serving in the armed forces. Elmer is the only son in the Salyer family. He was kind hearted and brave and loved by all who knew him. We feel like while he is our loss he is heaven’s gain.

©Paintsville Herald

Thursday

January 6, 1944