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World War I


April 14, 2017

A centennial is about to be celebrated: the beginning of American involvement in World War I this June 14.. America’s most recent war with no survivors, no “doughboy” alive to tell the tale, the war was pivotal in history as it marked the time when 19th century muskets were replaced with tanks, airplanes, automatic weapons and modern artillery.

Mobilized in 12 transports, protected from German U-boats by destroyers, and commanded by General John Pershing, veterans of the expedition to catch Pancho Villa, those who fought in the Philippines against Moro rebels, a handful from the Span...

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