The Young C.B. Strang, Jr.

The young C.B. Strang, Jr.

“When I got back I reported to General Penn again. He said ‘That is better. Is it loaded?’ I said ‘Yes sir. It would do me very little good if I wasn’t, I could not throw it far.’ He asked if I could hit anything and without thinking I said “Throw up your hat.” He laughed and said ‘By God, I believe you would!'”

Ben Strang before left for war 1917On Sunday, April 28th, 1917, a young 19 year old C.B. Strang, Jr. met with several other young men in Lindenwood, IL to see about entering the war via enlistment or waiting for the draft to come. On May 2nd, 1917, C.B. Strang, along with two of his friends, arrived at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri.

“Shoot first and ask what they want afterward.”

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