Abstract of Military Service for Amasa Edward Hoyt Jr.



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Abstract of Military Service for Amasa Edward Hoyt Jr.

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Abstract of World War I Military Service


World War, 1914-1918



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.


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


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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.


Adjutant General’s Office, New York. “Abstract of Military Service for Amasa Edward Hoyt Jr..” RICHES of Central Florida accessed December 7, 2023, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/10182.



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