Alfred Joyce Kilmer was a great literary figure of the early 20th century, and he became Catholic as an adult. He became a lauded poet and lecturer, but he left behind a promising career and his wife and kids to serve as a sergeant with the Fighting 69th during World War I. He was killed in France while on a daring reconnaissance mission.
- The Poet Who Died Fighting | Stories | Notre Dame Magazine | University of Notre Dame
- Joyce Kilmer: the ‘Apostle to Bohemia’ who died in battle – Catholic Herald (subscription required)
- Joyce Kilmer and the Fighting 69th – The American Catholic
- The tragedy of Joyce Kilmer, the Catholic poet killed in World War I | America Magazine
- Joyce Kilmer – Wikipedia
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