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[Company E. 359th Infantry Division listing, back page]

Description: A page from an unidentified document containing the portraits of 40 soldiers from the Company E. 359th Infantry division. These soldiers are displayed from the shoulders upward and appear to be wearing traditional WWI military uniforms. Many are posing as if at attention; however, some are smiling. Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls belonged to this infantry division until his death in 1918.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Company E. 359th Infantry Division listing, front page]

Description: A page from an unidentified document containing the portraits of 40 soldiers from the Company E. 359th Infantry division. These soldiers are displayed from the shoulders upward and appear to be wearing traditional WWI military uniforms. Many are posing as if at attention; however, some are smiling. Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls is featured on the fourth row and is the second portrait from the right, identified by the number 31. He is wearing a light colored military uniform and is posing as if at attention. Text below the portraits documents each soldier's name. Private Jett Falls name is listed in the second column, eleventh from the top, and his number is circled.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Home Service Memorial Pamphlet]

Description: This pamphlet describes the memorial service held by the First Baptist Church of Paris, TX to honor the soldiers from Lamar County who were killed during World War I. The front cover features text identifying the event to be held as a Home Service Memorial conducted by the American Red Cross "For the sons of Lamar County who have given their lives in service of their country" at the First Baptist Church of Paris, Texas on March 7th, 1919. The inside of the pamphlet contains a program guide to the memorial events, including a list of hymns to be sung and masses read, as well as an honor roll of the fallen soldiers for whom the memorial was conducted. Jett Falls name on the third page under the list of Honor Roll individuals, tenth from the top.
Date: March 7, 1919
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Insurance Refund Notification Upon Death of Jett Falls]

Description: A letter written Mr. Soloman Falls of Paris, Texas informing him of his son's (Jett -- Johnny, Jetty --- Falls) insurance benefits upon his death. The letter was issued by the Treasury Department on May 3rd, 1920 and details the amount paid by Mr. Soloman towards Jett Falls War Risk Insurance, and the amount owed to him upon his son's death. The amount owed was determined to be $65.16, and the letter states that future payments will occur in the amount of $57.50 each month. The letter is typed, and was written by R. H. Hallett, the Assistant Director in charge of Compensation and Insurance Claims Division.
Date: May 3, 1920
Creator: Treasury Department, United States of America
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Jett Falls at Attention]

Description: A photograph of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. He is dressed in a military attire suit featuring a dark, buttoned overcoat, dark pants, and lighter knee-high boots. He is standing sharply at attention. His rank is unknown, and may be either Private or Coporal at the time of this photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Jett Falls by a Tunnel]

Description: A photograph of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls standing by what appears to be a tunnel carved through a stone structure. Jett Falls is standing at attention and dressed in formal military attire. He is wearing a wide-brimmed soldier's hat, a dark, buttoned overcoat, dark pants, and lighter knee-high boots.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Jett Falls Formal Portrait]

Description: A photograph of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls, seated in a chair in a traditional portrait pose. He is wearing a dress suit and pants with buttoned shoes. A light shirt and black tie decorated with lighter circles completes the formal portrait look.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Letter Informing Soloman Falls of Jett Fall's Death]

Description: A letter addressed to Mr. S (Soloman) Falls in Roxton, Texas informing him of his son's (Jett Falls) death. The letter is appears to be a standard government-issued form with blank spaces available for personalization. The spaces on this form have been completed to show that "Jett Falls" was killed at the "Meuse-Verdun Sector" on "Nov. 5th". It expresses appropriate sentiments of loss and condolence and is signed by the Chaplain of the 359th division, M. M. Hoffman, Jr. A handwritten note at the bottom reads "He is buried in this sector with a number of his companions and has a cross at his grave".
Date: 1919
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Newspaper Clippings Relating to Jett Falls Death]

Description: A collection of five newspaper clippings relating to the death of Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls. The leftmost clipping describes his enlistment in the armed forces and his subsequent assignment to the 359th Infantry division, during which he was killed in action. The middle two clippings feature a poem written "In Memorium" for Jett Falls and a "Card of Thanks" written by his parents to those who attended his funeral. The rightmost clippings describe Jett Falls and his funeral in detail. The bottom clipping was removed from "The Globe and Commercial Advertiser" of New York on Tuesday, December 17, 1918 and features a list of the names of Corporals who were recently killed. Jett Falls appears sixth from the top on the list, with a small black "x" drawn to the right of his name.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Official Notice of Jett Falls Appointment to Corporal]

Description: A certificate issued by the Army of the United States of America to commemorate Private Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls' increase in rank from Private to Corporal. It is a standard WWI issued form with blank spaces available for personalization. This form was completed by a Lt. Colonel (his signature is unreadable) at Camp Travis, Texas on April 11th 1918. The remaining filled spaces detail the Private Jett Falls, Co. E 359th Infantry had been promoted to Corporal of that same division on March 27th 1918.
Date: April 11, 1918
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Private Jett Falls by Public Walkway]

Description: A photograph of Private Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls standing on steps carved from rock on a public walkway, with several unidentified individuals walking behind him. Jett Falls is dressed in full military uniform: a dark overcoat, pants, and knee-high boots. His wide-brimmed, military hat hides most of his facial features. The women behind him are dressed in formal outfits.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Private Jett Falls, Seated Portrait]

Description: A photograph of Private Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls sitting in a chair, dressed in his military outfit. The outfit features a wide-brimmed hat, dark coat and pants, and white knee-high boots.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Western Union Telegram to Soloman Falls]

Description: A telegram sent from Washington D.C. to Mr. Soloman Falls, to inform him of his son Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Fall's death in France on November 6th. The telegram features the words Western Union Telegram along with the company's logo of the globe surrounded by the words "Western Union" at the top center, with standard telegram form information to either side (i.e. blanks available to complete with sender and receiver information). None of the blank spaces have been completed. Below this writing, the message reads: "No 3, CK 24 Government, Washington, D.C. 514 PM 5th" -- "Mr. Soloman Falls Roxton, Texas" -- "Deeply regret to inform you that Corporal Jett Falls Inf is officially reported as killed in Action November Sixth" -- "Harris the Adjt. -- 8.48 PM"
Date: unknown
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Euless Public Library