Abstract of Military Service for Amasa Edward Hoyt Jr.

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Title

Abstract of Military Service for Amasa Edward Hoyt Jr.

Alternative Title

Abstract of World War I Military Service

Subject

World War, 1914-1918

Veterans--Florida

Description

The abstract of World War I military service for Amasa Edward Hoyt Jr. The document includes Hoyt's name, Army serial number, race, residence, where he enlisted, place of birth, birth date or age, organizations served in, grades, engagements, wounds, time served overseas, discharge and reason for discharge, any disability acquired during service, and any other remarks. On the back, the continued remarks note that due to an act of Congress in 1936, Hoyt’s discharge status was changed to an honorable discharge. Hoyt was discharged for lying about his age on the form.

Born on April 7, 1903, in Binghamton, New York, Hoyt enlisted in the United States Army on May 13, 1918, at the age of fifteen. He was discharged on August 31, 1918, when the Army discovered that he lied on his enlistment form. This dishonorable discharge would have made it impossible for Hoyt to be buried at Florida National Cemetery. However, an Act of Congress on March 3, 1936, upheld that soldiers who sought to serve before the legal age be “considered to have been honorably discharged,” recognizing their desire to serve their nation during wartime. Hoyt later served in World War II as a second lieutenant, and his unit occupied Berlin during the post-war period. He was eventually appointed as a postmaster for Florida by President John F. Kennedy. Hoyt passed away on November 22, 1989, and is buried in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.

Creator

Adjutant General’s Office, New York

Source

Digital reproduction of original typewritten abstract of military service, August 31, 1918.

Publisher

Adjutant General’s Office, New York

Date Created

1918-08-31

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537 KB
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Medium

1 typewritten abstract of military service

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Ithaca, New York

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Donation

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History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and published by the Adjutant General’s Office.

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Curator

Kelly, Karen
Cravero, Geoffrey

Source Repository

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.
Tuchman, Barbara W., and Robert K. Massie. The Guns of August: The Outbreak of World War I. 2014.

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