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U.S. locomotive assembled in France during WWI

- photo is dated February 14th, 1918

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WWI Monument at Old Knoxville High School in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

The monument was erected in 1921

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General of The Armies John J. Pershing was born on September 13th, 1860 in Laclede, Missouri.

His military career spanned nearly 4 decades and in addition to his leadership during WWI he also served during The Mexican Expedition, The Battle of San Juan Hill and The Philippine-American War among others.

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WWI American flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker was born on October 8th, 1890 in Columbus, Ohio.

In addition to flying planes and even before WWI, Rickenbacker was an avid race car driver and was considered one of the best in the nation.

Image of Eddie Rickenbacker from 1918, public domain
US soldiers returning home after WWI

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A portrait of WWI Veteran Charles Taft, the youngest son of President William Howard Taft
Photo dated October 24th, 1925

30 years later in 1955 Charles Taft became the Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio; the city where he was born.

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Americans packing crates with Christmas toys for children of Europe during the first year of WWI.
The U.S. officially entered the war nearly 3 years later.

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“I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.”

- Harry S. Truman during an interview in 1955

Image: Truman in uniform during WWI c. 1917 via Wikimedia Commons, public domain.
A photo of Robert Bacon (center) with other diplomats.  He was born on July 5th, 1860 in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.

Bacon was U.S. Secretary of State in 1909 for just over a month - at the very end of Theodore Roosevelt’s second term and at the very beginning of Taft’s presidency. Prior to being Secretary of State he served as Assistant Secretary of State from 1905-1909.

Later during WWI he became a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army. After the war he returned to the States but died a little over a month later in New York City at the age of 58 from a rare infection behind his ear that caused sepsis.

Image: U.S. Department of State via Wikimedia Commons, public domain.
“Marine bidding farewell to his child”

- WWI

Image: The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. "Marine bidding farewell to his child" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1860 - 1920. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-bddc-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
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"Germany surrenders”

An image taken on 72 Wall Street in New York City showing celebrations following the surrender of Germany in WWI

- 1918

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The American Army in 1918

WWI Cavalryman 

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American Expeditionary Forces building a bridge during WWI 

- 1917

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Jewish American Benjamin Kaufman received the Medal of Honor for his actions during WWI.
As enemy machine gun fire disabled his right arm, he continued to advance while throwing grenades with his good arm until he captured a prisoner.

Image: United States Army First Sergeant Benjamin Kaufman, 1919 via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
Victorious United States Marines parade in France following the end of World War I

The Victory Parade took place in 1919, on July 14, Avenue des Champs-Elysées. The building in the background is the Musée Guimet

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African American soldier in the U.S. Army holds Old Glory during WWI

- 1917

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U.S. Army shown entering Germany at the end of WWI

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“Soldier's Goodbye Kiss in World War I”

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A portrait of George Washington Goethals, in uniform from 1919

Goethals was born on June 29th, 1858 in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from West Point and following his service during the Spanish-American War he eventually became the first governor of the Panama Canal Zone.

During WWI he served as acting Quartermaster General of the United States Army. 

The Goethals Bridge that spans between Staten Island, N.Y. and Elizabeth, N.J. is named in his honor.

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“Unidentified Civil War veteran and unidentified World War I soldier”

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American flying ace Thomas Gantz Cassady from Freedom, Indiana served in both World War I and World War II. 

During the time between the two World Wars Thomas launched an investment firm in America.

In World War II he was held as a POW for two years by the Nazis, but was later released.

After the Second World War he returned to business in the U.S. and held leadership roles at various companies.

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"Robert McCray; Seaman; Lost on the U.S.S. Alcedo, November 5, 1917”

The U.S.S. Alcedo was the first American vessel lost during The Great War (WWI). She was sunk by a German U-Boat torpedo on November 5th, 1917. McCray and 20 others lost their lives during the attack.

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"U.S. Army Hospital Corps soldiers in the first line trenches rendering aid, AEF, WWI”

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Art showing an American soldier with a French boy with bugle, WWI 

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American astronomer Edwin Hubble was born on November 20th, 1889 in Marshfield, Missouri.

Quote: "Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.” via Wikisource 

Image: Hubble’s ID card in the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I, c. 1918
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Pershing decorating John Owen (Captain) Donaldson, 3/9/23

Donaldson was an American flying Ace during WWI

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Another photo from Kelly Miller's history of the world war for human rights....

African American Yeowomen during WWI
Employees of Navy Department, Washington D.C.
World War I - U.S. Army Air Service recruiting poster

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Pershing & WWI Veteran Joseph S. Simpich

- February 6th, 1923

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"Here individuals of all nations are melted into a new race of men..."

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Marines digging a trench in France 

- 1918

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General Pershing arriving in France 

- 1917

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American flying ace Gorman DeFreest Larner, image from 1918 

After WWI he worked in the financial industry and later returned to active duty in WWII

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American aviators practicing telegraphy

- 1917

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A war department record from WWI (cropped) of Lt. Putnam (left) and Capt. Hill (right)

The caption reads
Lt. David Putnam was killed in combat in Sept. of 1918. He was credited with bringing down ten German planes officially and 14 unofficially. He
was considered one of America’s premier fliers. Putnam was a direct descendant of General Israel Putnam [of the Revolutionary War.]

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WWI Hero and Medal of Honor recipient Alvin C. York was born on December 13th, 1887 in Pall Mall, Tennessee.

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"Some of our two million fighters ready for home, Brest, France”

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U.S. Marine receiving first aid before being sent to hospital in rear of trenches in the Toulon Sector, France.

- 1918 

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Closing of Evening Service 

Postcard c. 1914-1918 

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Captain Jere Cooper of Co. K, 119th Infantry, 30th Division in uniform and helmet with gas mask

- 1918

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School for bakers and cooks, Camp Sheridan, Alabama

- Thanksgiving 1918 

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"World War I, American soldiers back home with their wives and babies, 1919”

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An American Red Cross visitor provides valuable lessons in hygiene to children on a street in France 

- 1918

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The personnel of General Pershing's special train, which is under the direction of the Q.M.C. - Signal Corps U.S.A.

- August 22nd, 1918

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"Ivry Station, Paris. American soldiers who have done their bit and are going away for a short vacation. The Red Cross has seen to it that they leave Paris happy and not hungry”

- 1918

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Sergeant Alvin York at the same place where he singlehandedly captured over 130 German enemy soldiers in France

- Image from 1919

Four months after this image was taken Alvin York married and later had at least 8 children. Many of their children were named after famous Americans such as Betsy Ross, Thomas Jefferson, Woodrow Wilson and Andrew Jackson.

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United States Marine Corps Sergeant in uniform 

c. 1916-1918

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"...Private T.P. Loughlin of the 69th Regiment Inf., N.Y.N.G., (165th Infantry) biding his family farewell.”

- 1917

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American Red Cross nurses, at U.S. Naval Base Hospital in France, amuse a few sailors. 

c. 1917-1918

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"Marines depart for France”

c. June 28th, 1917

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"First to Fight” USMC recruitment publicity photo from 1918

On today’s date July 11th, 1798 the United States Marine Corps was officially reestablished about 15 years following the close of the Revolutionary War. 

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Young women reading a newspaper in 1918 with the headline "Germany Surrender(s)” 

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American troops who have been under fire in France at the Battle of St. Mihiel during WWI 

- September 12-16, 1918

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American Troops crossing the Rhine in Germany 

- 1918

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U.S. Infantry marching through Kaisersech, Rhine Province, Germany during WWI 

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WWI: The American Advance in the Argonne region, France. 

A truck load of wounded American soldiers, heroes of the fighting in the Argonne, watch with grim satisfaction as a file of captured Germans pass by their vehicle.

c. 1918

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71st Regiment Armory entrance in New York City 

Image dated: March 25th, 1917 

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Flying Ace William Thaw of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Thaw, who flew with France and the U.S., is considered to be one of the first Americans to participate in airborne combat during WWI

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Anti-war protesters at the Capitol 

- 1917

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George S. Patton in France 

- 1918

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Maj. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., Lieut. C.R. Holmes & Sgt. J.A. Murphy

- April 5th, 1918 in France 

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On April 6th, 1917 the United States declared war on Germany and entered WWI

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Douglas Fairbanks encouraging the purchase of war bonds in New York City 

- April 1918

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World War I sendoff of William E. Day

- 1918

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Men of the 278th Aero Squadron, 2nd U.S. Army Air Service in front of an American airplane during WWI

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General John J. Pershing, USA, onboard a train in France during WWI 

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt presenting the Medal of Honor to WWI Hero Samuel I. Parker on May 7th, 1936.

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U.S. Troops on camouflaged road in France 

- May 11th, 1918

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Morning-Parade And Inspection

- 1918

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Phoenix, Arizona born Flying Ace Frank Luke standing next to an enemy aircraft that he shot down during WWI

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William Mitchell near Verdun, France in 1917

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Balloons used to refill other balloons during WWI 

Fort Sill, Oklahoma 

- 1918

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A drawing of regimental headquarters near Belleau Wood, France

On June 1st, 1918 the Battle of Belleau Wood began.

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Statue of Nathan Hale flanked by two Yale servicemen during WWI

On June 6th, 1755 American Patriot Nathan Hale was born in Coventry, Connecticut
Wounded soldiers arrive at an American hospital in France with smiles on their faces during WWI 

- June 1918

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"I have a rendezvous with Death
At some disputed barricade,
When Spring comes back with rustling shade
And apple-blossoms fill the air—
I have a rendezvous with Death
When Springs brings back blue days and fair.

​⁠It may be he shall take my hand
And lead me into his dark land
And close my eyes and quench my breath—
It may be I shall pass him still.
I have a rendezvous with Death
On some scarred slope of battered hill,
When Spring comes round again this year
And the first meadow-flowers appear.

⁠God knows 'twere better to be deep
Pillowed in silk and scented down,
Where Love throbs out in blissful sleep
Pulse nigh to pulse, and breath to breath,
Where hushed awakenings are dear . . .
But I've a rendezvous with Death
At midnight in some flaming town,
When Spring trips north again this year,
And I to my pledged word am true.
I shall not fail that rendezvous.”

by American writer Alan Seeger who was killed while serving in the French Army before the U.S. entered WWI. 

Alan Seeger was born on June 22nd, 1888 in New York City. 

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Soldiers being mustered out at Camp Dix. New Jersey, 1918.

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Crowds gathered outside Versailles Palace in France on June 28th, 1919 after the signing of the Treaty 

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A photo titled "Welcome Home Day at The Morrell House” 

Brothers Ken, Bill, Mac and Al Morrell on July 4th, 1919 in Wayland, Massachusetts 

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Base hospital, Camp Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina

- July 1918 

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“Will you have a part in Victory?”

Poster from 1918
Captain Kermit Roosevelt (son of Theodore Roosevelt) and family 

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