Memorial Day – Remembering the Fallen

Keystone View Co. stereo Wounded WWI c1918 back

Reverse, Keystone View Company #119, ca. 1918; collection of E. Lee Eltzroth

The Keystone description above doesn’t quite match the facts. The AEF sustained about 320,000 casualties: 53,402 battle deaths, 63,114 noncombat deaths and 204,000 wounded. More than 25,000 men in the AEF died during the fall of 1918 in the influence pandemic.

For more information, including some on the service of the African American men in the AEF, see this article.

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Detail, Keystone View Company, #119, ca. 1918; collection of E. Lee Eltzroth

Keystone View Co. stereo Wounded WWI c1918

Keystone View Company, curved stereo card #119, ca. 1918; collection of E. Lee Eltzroth

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6 comments

  1. A great tribute ❤

    1. Thanks, I love your blog, and Last Doolittle was a gem!

      1. Thank you very much! 🙂

  2. Annie Tilden · · Reply

    I cannot thank you enough for your blog, all posts, and items sent to me. You are a star! Thank you so very much.

    1. You are quite welcome! Thanks so much for continuing to read my posts.

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