Operations of the Company B, 38th Infantry, along the Marne River, July 22-23, 1918

…The enlisted men received here, on the other hand, were mainly draftees from the southern and eastern National Army camps and were of low order both mentally and physically, and many were unable to withstand the rigors of a winter under canvas. As a result there were numerous deaths from pneumonia and influenza. The mentally deficient were disposed of through the medium of boards of officers convened in each battalion of the regiment. (more)

CPT William F. Freehoff

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