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Milam County, Texas

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Milam County, Texas: List of Honor --
Individuals Who Have Given Their Lives in the
Defense of Their Country from World War I through Vietnam

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Brodie Lee Caywood [1], [2], [3], [4], [5]

Private, U.S. Army, World War I


Service No.: None found

Born: 7 Mar 1894 at Minerva, Texas

Died: 4 Nov 1918 at France [6]

Age at time of loss: unknown

Home of Record: Rosebud, Falls Co., TX

Race: Caucasian

Marital Status: Single

Occupation: unknown

Attended: unknown

Religion: Protestant

Draft Registration: Not found in Milam Co., TX [7] or Falls Co., TX [8]

Entered Service: 19 Apr 1917 at Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas

Overseas Duty: 18 Sep 1917 to 4 Nov 1918

Engagement: Chateau-Thierry, Soissons, St. Mihiel, Champagne, Argone

Ship/Unit: Co. M, 9th Infantry, 2nd Division

Awards: None

Wounded-in-Action: 14 Apr 1918

Casualty Type: Hostile, killed-in-action

Cause of Death: machine gun bullet

Casualty Location: south of Beaumont

Soundex Code: C-300

Census: 1900 Federal Census [9]; 1910 Federal Census [10]

Parents: Bud Valentine Caywood and Laura Ann Carmack (Cormack) Caywood, Rosebud, Falls Co., Texas

Brothers: None

Sisters: Minnie P. Caywood Stephens, Laura Jessie Caywood Lanford, Georgia Caywood Winkler, Delia Caywood Hartman

Paternal Grandparents: William Isaac Caywood and Matilda Jane Kleeper Caywood

Maternal Grandparents: John Wilson Carmack (Cormack) and Nancy Dameron Carmack (Cormack)

Wife: None

Children: None

Burial: 13 Nov 1918, Isolated Grave or Edwards #1 Cemetery, Petite Foret Ferme, Ardennes, France (Grave 13)

Disinterred: 7 Mary 1919

Re-Burial: 7 Mar 1919, Sedan American Cemetery #1203, Letanne, Ardenes, France (Plot 2, Sec. 1, Grave 68)

Disinterred: 24 Jan 1921

Re-Burial: abt. 5 Apr 1921, Woodlawn Cemetery, Rosebud, Falls Co., TX

Arrangements: U.S. Government

Military Escort: Sergeant Willard J. Tnaxton, Co. C, 13th Infantry (to Little Rock, AR) -- Sergeant Alva E. Case (Service No. 6301449) (to Rosebud, Texas)

Milam County War Memorial: .

Other Honors: American Legion named a Post after him. The Brodie Lee Caywood Post 329 in Rosebud, Texas was issued a temporary charter on 3 Jan 1922 and a permanent charter on 28 Apr 1922. [11]

In a report dated 25 Feb 1919, Sergeant Bert L. Stewart made the following statement regarding Private Caywood's death:

"We had orders to drop back and Brodie was one of the last ones to move back, but when he got up to move, he was hit by machine gun bullet only a few feet from me. Last words were: 'Get me a stretcher, I am hit.' and died facing the enemy, before first aid to get to his side."


[1] Matchless Milam, p. 67

[2] Interview with cousin, Hubert L. Caywood on 2 Feb 1998.

[3] Individual Deceased Personnel 293, Office of the Quarter Master General Burial Case Files, 1915-1939(Record Group 92), National Archives Building, Washington, DC

[4] Military Service Card (Form No. 724-6, A.G.O.), Texas Military Forces Museum, Adjutant General of Texas, Camp Mabry, Austin, Texas

[5] Not found in Milam Co., TX Scholastic Census

[6] No Texas Dept. of Health Death Certificate found in the Death Index 1903-1940

[7] WWI Draft Registration, Milam Co., TX, M-1509, Roll 125

[8] WWI Draft Registration, Fallas Co., TX, M-1509, Roll 56

[9] Comanche Co., TX, T-624, Roll 1541, ED 10, SH 12A, LN 9

[10] Erath Co., TX, T-623, Roll 1631, ED 70, SH 2A, LN 47 through SH 2B, LN 53

[11] Palmquist, Michael T., American Legion, Dept. of Texas, Dept. Adjutant, Austin, Texas, letter dated 14 Jan 1998.

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