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Military Funeral For Private J. H. Frundle

James H. Frundle
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The first military funeral in Blue Island in World War Number 2 (The Global War) took place here Saturday for Pvt. James H. Frundle, 24, a member of Company D, 137th Infantry. Last year a military funeral was held for Pvt. Ulrich but that was before was was declared.

Pvt. Frundle died at Huff General hospital at Santa Barbara, Calif., July 12, after an illness diagnosed as inflammation of the arteries. James was born on Thornton Road here, and attended the Garfield school. He graduated from Thornton Township High School in 1936. He was inducted through Orland Park on June 9, 1941.

Tech. Sgt. Howard McColloin was the Honor Guard who accompanied the body to Blue Island. President H. V. Fravor of the Citizens of Blue Island, arranged with the Commanding Officer of Fort Sheridan for the firing squad and pallbearers. An army truck with 15 non-commissioned officers and men took charge of the rites. All the names could not be obtained, but among them were, Corp. Hillebrarid, Pennsylvania; Corp. McGovern, Georgia; Corp. Russell, Connecticut; P.F.C. Dohne, Connecticut; Pvt. Ben G. Taylor, Tennessee; Corp. DeAnelo, Connecticut, and Corp. Christenson, Arkansas.

Pvt. Frundle is survived by four brothers, William and Lester of Chicago, and Ralph and Howard of Blue Island, and numerous uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends. The funeral was held at 2601 Vermont st. Rev Emil Helm officiatin. Mrs E. Helm sang two beautiful numbers. The remains were laid to rest at Bachelor Grove cemetery, beside his Mother, Father and Grandfather, August Aschenbach, who was a Veteran of the Civil War. Mayor Hart and delegations from the American Legion and Vets of Foreign Wars attended the services.