Camp Knox, KY Killed by Falling Shelves, Aug 1924

Courier Journal newspaper, Louisville, KY - Friday 15 August 1924

Boy, 7, Is Killed When Shelves Fall

Son of First Sergeant Crushed to Death Under Library Shelves

Special to The Courier-Journal

Camp Knox, KY (now Fort Knox, KY), Aug 13, - HORACE A. PRICE, JR., 7-year-old son of First Sergeant Horace A. Price, Troop G, Sixth Calvary, was found crushed to death under a heavy section of shelving in the deserted camp library late Tuesday afternoon by the lad's father. It was made known today by Lieut. Milton A. Hill, camp adjutant.

The boy, alone, went to play in the deserted building which is located behind the cmp fire headquarters. Fingerprints in the dust on the shelves showed he climbed to the top and the whole shelving weighing several hundred pounds toppled over crushing the boy beneath it. Sergeant Price on his return to his quarters missed the lad and went in search of him. He made the discovery a few minutes later.

Firemen at the fire station said they heard a loud crash late Tuesday but no one investigated.

Sergeant Price was granted a furlough and with Mrs. Price took the body to Ft. Oglethorpe, GA for burial.

KY Death Certificate #037-18115

Find A Grave Memorial# 76405244
Chattanooga National Cemetery
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Post B #45