World War I

Camp Mills

Mineola (Garden City), Long Island, New York Camp Mills was established in September 1917 as a temporary camp. It was the birthplace of the famed 42nd Infantry “Rainbow” Division comprised of hand-picked National Guard units from 26 states and the District of Columbia which was commanded by then Colonel Douglas MacArthur. It also became one […]

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World War I

On This Day: 19 April 1917, “Wake Up, America” Day

On 6 April 1917, President Woodrow Wilson had declared America’s entrance into the Great War and a nation-wide recruitment effort to build America’s armed forces was under way. A demonstration day was set up across the country to coincide with Patriots’ Day (or Lexington Day) – a commemoration of the the Battles of Lexington and […]

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Field Hospital U.S. Army
World War I

World War I & The Influenza Pandemic of 1918

What strange times we’re living in, yeah? I had imagined that I’d eventually write about the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 (or “Spanish Flu”) because it was so intertwined with theĀ first World War; but I did not imagine that we’d be living through our own pandemic when I did. However, I think there is some solace […]

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