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Sergeant Elwyn L. Hargrave | United States Army Military Police Corps, U.S. Government United States Army Military Police Corps, U.S. Government

Sergeant

Elwyn L. Hargrave

United States Army Military Police Corps, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 6, 1941

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 20

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Location: North Carolina

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sergeant Elwyn Hargrave was shot and killed with his own service revolver in Fayetteville, North Carolina, by another soldier who was creating a disturbance at approximately 1:30 am.

The disturbance started as soldiers boarded a bus at the intersection of Hay Street and Hillsboro as they returned to Fort Bragg following a night in the city on payday. As Sergeant Hagrave attempted to subdue the soldier he was attacked and disarmed. The soldier then shot him in the chest, killing him. He then exchanged shots with two other military police officers, wounding them both before being killed. Several other soldiers on the bus were also wounded during the shootout.

Sergeant Hargrave had served in the United States Army for two years. He was survived by his mother.

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Sgt. Hargrave,
Sir, it has taken over 71 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
January 8, 2013

 

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