Mort and Jennie Austin had 5 sons who fought in the World Wars: 2 in “the war to end all wars” which ended on November 11, 1918 (Armistice Day); and 3 who fought in World War II. Their oldest son McKinley was killed in France in 1918 (the details and letters are included in Echo Hill and Mountain Grove).
Bill, Art, and Bob Austin fought in WWII. Bob Austin, a lineman, was wounded twice and received 2 purple hearts. Above is the telegram their brother Raymond Austin received the first time Bob was wounded in September 1943.