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Private Robert Ernest Hunt | Texas Rangers, Texas Texas Rangers, Texas

Private

Robert Ernest Hunt

Texas Rangers, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 15, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 1 month, 3 weeks

Badge # Not available

Cause: Duty related illness

Incident Date: 10/10/1918

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Private Robert Hunt died after contracting the Spanish Flu while assigned to assist with quarantine efforts in El Paso, Texas.

As Spanish Influenza killed millions throughout the world, officials in El Paso requested assistance from the Texas Rangers. Private Pennington and Private Robert E. Hunt were dispatched to keep order. Both men contracted the influenza. Private Pennington became ill on October 7th, 1918, and died on October 11th, 1918. Private Hunt died on October 16th, 1918.

Private Hunt had enlisted as a Texas Ranger on June 8th, 1915 and served until April 11th, 1916 when he resigned. He re-enlisted on August 20th, 1918, and served until his death on October 15th, 1918. Hunt was 34 years old and single. His body was shipped to Denver, Colorado, for burial.

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End of Watch: Friday, October 11, 1918
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