Wichita Falls, TX Fatal Fall from Train Platform, Jul 1911


DENVER, July 17. - John Sanders, a private in company K, eighteenth United States infantry, while standing guard at the rear car platform on a Colorado & Southern train transporting soldiers from the maneuvers in Texas to For McKenzie, Wyoming, was hurled from the train and instantly killed near Wichita Falls, Tex. The body was found later by trackmen and placed on a second division of the army train and brought to Denver yesterday. It is thought the soldier fell from the platform when the train gave a sudden lurch. He was not missed until the arrival of his body here. Sanders enlisted in the army at Fort Logan, Colo., a little more than a year ago. His home is said to be in New York.

The Salt Lake Evening Telegram, Salt Lake City, UT 17 Jul 1911