Camp Hood, TX Soldiers Hit By Truck, June 1943
SEVEN SOLDIERS DIE WHEN HIT BY TRUCK.
15 OTHERS HURT AT CAMP HOOD; DRIVER BLINDED BY DUST.
Camp Hood, Tex. (AP) - A six-wheel kitchen truck struck and killed seven enlisted men and injured 15 others when the driver was blinded by dust late Friday, the public relations office said Saturday.
The officials gave this account of the accident:
A group of men was walking down the Copperas Cove Road inside the reservation about 5 p.m. Friday. Tank destroyers and other vehicles were moving down a dusty, parallel road. So much dust was raised that the driver of a kitchen truck coming in from the field was blinded and did not see the group of men. They did not see the truck.
The fifteen injured men are expected to recover.
Officials gave this list of dead with the next of kin who were notified:
JOHN H. HOFFMAN, wife, Katherine, Evansville, Ind.
RICHARD NEBULUNG, wife, Pauline, LaPorte, Ind.
DONALD H. VOORHIS, wife, Melab, Middletown, O.
HAROLD R. ALDRINGER, sister, Miss Esther Smith, Vermillion, O.
FREDERICK J. UBIE, wife, Cleveland, O.
T. D. ANDERZEJEWSKI, mother, Mary, Cleveland, O.
ARTHUR J. SCHMEILER, mother, Mrs. Nettie S. Schmeiler, Cleveland, O.
The Paris News Texas 1943-06-20