"Deeply regret to inform you that it is officially reported that Corp. Alfred J. Renaud, hero squadron, died of pneumonia March 17."
Signed McCain, the Adjt. General.
Corporal Renaud was 26 years old and had graduated from St. Joseph's College. After several jobs he ended up in the automobile business. Because of his knowledge of gasoline engines, he was very anxious to join the aviation corps. He applied twice and was rejected because of his health. On his third try he was accepted. He died shortly after arriving in France.
"Surviving him are his bereaved parents, four brothers, Corporal Louis Renaud of Company G, 104th Infantry "somewhere" in France; Joseph, Lionel and Emilien, and four sisters, Marie, Delvina, Delia and Oive Renauld, all of this city."
Saint Patrick's celebrations were subdued in 1918 during the war effort.