Bio: Cagle, Peter (Gassed In War – abt. 1918)

Contact: Ann Stevens

Surnames: Hughes, Cagle

----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/30/1919

Cagle, Peter (Gassed In War – abt. 1918)

James Hughes arrived home last week from France. He had been severely gassed in action and was incapacitated for further service. He is recovering quite nicely from the trouble, but still feels the effects of his gassing. He did not see quite as much action in France as he had hoped for, being gassed shortly after he got into the fight, but he is enthusiastic over his experiences and says no amount of money could buy them from him.

On Monday Pete Cagle arrived home from France, he having also been gassed. He was a victim of a gas attack in the battle of Chateau Thierry and was in the hospital when the armistice was signed and so was not sent back to his company. He, like Hughes, is highly pleased with the trip and the world he has seen. Pete is the first of the old Co. A to arrive home from France. He was a member of the old company and went with them to Camp MacArthur, but suffered the same fate that the rest of the boys did, in that the company was split up and the boys variously assigned in the 32nd Regiment.



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