Henryton Youth Killed While Fighting With Marines

August 11, 1918

Harry V. Brooks, Well Known in Sykesville, Makes the Supreme Sacrifice for Human Freedom

The list of casualties among the U. S. Marines now fighting in France, contained on Tuesday the name of Harry V. Brooks, of Henryton. This painful announcement is bringing the war close home.

Mr. Brooks was well known in Sykesville and while employed at Henryton was a weekly visitor here. He was a young man about 23 years old and a general favorite with all. When the registration for the draft was made he enlisted in the Marine Corps and took part in the fighting around Chateau Thierry, where the Marines made a brilliant record. Before enlistment he lived with his aunt, Mrs. O’Neil, at Henryton.

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