Monthly Archives: May 2019

C100 @ Collision Recap | Upcoming Events | It’s a Raptors vs. Warriors Finals!

A newsletter from a fellow Canadian organization in the Bay Area that we received yesterday.

C100 @ Collision – What a Week!
Toronto was BUZZING around Collision and our team couldn’t get enough! We were on the ground supporting community members, partners and 48Hrs founders on and off stage all week. We also made some time to host a couple initmate gatherings. Below are some highlights from our team and the events we hosted. If we didn’t connect with you this week, we hope to see you soon!
CEO Dinner
Tuesday, May 21st 2019
On Tuesday evening, C100 convened a small group of CEOs in our community for a dinner focused around community. CEOs joined us from Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Montreal, New York and San Francisco for dinner, drinks and discussion around the opportunities for Canadian leaders in tech. Thank you all for joining us!
Charter Member & Partner Dinner with Invest in Canada
Wednesday, May 22nd 2019
C100 gatherered an incredible group of Charter Members and Partners for an evening to celebrate Canada’s technology sector. As it continues to grow, new opportunities are emerging. We were excited to invite our event partner, Invest in Canada’s Ian McKay to speak on an panel with C100 Charter Member & Head of Talent at GGV Capital, Jen Holmstrom, and Canadian Founder & CEO of Careerlist, Michael Scissions to discuss how Canada can position itself best for future growth. We left inspired and excited for the future ahead. Huge thank you to our speakers, Invest in Canada, HXOUSE, Partners and our members for furthering our mission through thoughtful conversation and collaboration!
Upcoming C100 Events
Wednesday, June 26th
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Palo Alto, CA
Join C100 for an evening of community and networking. Whether you live in the Bay Area or you’re just visiting, we welcome you to join us on Wednesday, June 26th in Palo Alto for some drinks and interesting conversation—you’ll be in good company! This is a ticketed event, so please RSVP below if you wish to attend. Location will be announced 48 hours before the event.
Other Upcoming Community Events

 It’s a Warriors v. Raptors Finals!

The rivalry is heating up with the Toronto Raptors taking on the Golden State Warriors, starting tonight at 6pm PT/ 9pm ET.

Both tech communities are boosters of their teams and their local communities. In celebration of this historic playoff moment, and TechTO have launched a tech ecosystem-vs-ecosystem bet.

Each organization is putting up the first $10,000 for their city and challenging local technology communities to up the ante with a goal of raising the stakes to $100,000!

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Your Marine Club Calendar for June 2019

A newsletter from a fellow veterans organization in the Bay Area.


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This Month


June is the month for dads, grads (congrats to Guest Services team member Alex, at left!), and the sweet anticipation of summer adventures ahead. Here at Marines’ Memorial, it’s also the time to focus on filling CARE PACKAGES for our troops who are far from home and the carefree dreams of summer. When you sponsor a care package, you let them know they are remembered and appreciated. Please be generous: donate now and help us make this summer’s shipment the best and biggest yet. Thank you!

Upcoming Events

If you are interested in underwriting a Club event with a fully tax deductible donation, please contact the Development Department

75th Anniversary of D-Day


On 6 June 1944, 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces launched one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history along a 50-mile stretch of the coast of Normandy, France.  To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the end of WWII in Europe, Brigadier (Retd.) Roderick Macdonald MBE and Dr. Seth Givens will present D-Day as it was experienced by those who were there. Don’t miss this!


GEN Stanley McChrystal, USA (Ret) | Leaders: Myth and Reality


In conversation with Jane Wales, GEN McChrystal will speak on his latest book, as well as his 34 years in the US Army, rising from a second lieutenant in the 82nd Airborne Division to a four-star general in command of all American and coalition forces in Afghanistan.


Lynn Vincent & Sara Vladic | Indianapolis


In their riveting recreation of the 1945 USS Indianapolis disaster and its aftermath, author Vincent and documentary filmmaker Vladic draw on original research and interviews with 107 survivors and witnesses to chronicle the crew’s long fight to exonerate their skipper, Captain Charles McVay III.


244th Marine Corps Birthday Ball


Join us for an evening of commemoration and celebration with cake cutting ceremony, formal dinner, dancing and live music! Guestroom reservations require tickets to the Ball, with a 2-night minimum. Guest of Honor TBA.

TICKETS: Members $190 (limit 2); Guest of Members $230;
Active Duty $109 (limit 2)  |  CLICK HERE TO RESERVE

More for Members

Happy Hour in the Flying Leatherneck Lounge


The Flying Leatherneck Lounge on the Club’s 2nd floor is a great place to run into old friends and meet new ones. If you’re staying here, Happy Hour is complimentary. Why not stop in this week? We look forward to seeing you!

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Wedding on a Budget? We can do that.


Introducing the Skyline Wedding Package. Available Sunday and Monday evenings only, your all-inclusive celebration takes place on the Club’s 12th floor, with stunning views, expert event coordination, exceptional service, and gourmet catering. Only $89 per person (50-90 guests).


Reciprocal Clubs Worldwide: Download the List 


Are you planning to travel? As a member, you have reciprocal privileges at over 240 private clubs around the world! The complete listing of our Reciprocal Clubs, including addresses and contact information, is available for download here.

In Our Theatre |

The Commonwealth Club presents
Scott Pelley

MEET THE AUTHOR  30 MAY, 6:30 p.m.

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What does it mean to be a journalist in 2019? Scott Pelley, longtime CBS anchor and “60 Minutes” correspondent, knows better than most. In his new book, Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter’s Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times, he reflects on how, in spite of everything, this is still the best time to be a reporter.


The Commonwealth Club presents
Secretary George P. Shultz: Thinking About the Future


Shultz.pngHere is a rare chance to hear from one of America’s most respected statesmen. More than a half century after entering public life, Shultz still believes that “you can learn about the future…by studying the past and identifying principles that have continuing application to our lives and our world.”


Bobcat Goldthwait & Dana Gould
COMEDY  8 JUNE, 8 p.m.


LIVE! IN PERSON! MODERATELY EXCITING! Bobcat Goldthwait (Mistfits and Monsters, World’s Greatest Dad) and Dana Gould (Stan Against Evil, The Simpsons) team up for a rare string of live comedy performances. Don’t miss this!


INFORUM at The Commonwealth Club presents
Elaine Welteroth: More than Enough

SPEAKER EVENT  18 JUNE, 6:30 p.m.


At age 29, Elaine Welteroth became editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue. She was the youngest to hold the title in the company’s 107-year history and the second African-American. Come hear stories of her journey through a wildly successful career, often as the only black woman in the room.


The Commonwealth Club presents
George Will: The Future of Conservatism

SPEAKER EVENT  26 JUNE, 6:30 p.m.

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Join us for a conversation with one of the nation’s most respected journalists and political commentators. Will’s new book, The Conservative Sensibility, asks us to revisit our history and remind ourselves of the values America was founded upon — values he sees both sides of the aisle straying dangerously far from.


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Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Mission Matters – May 2019

A newsletter from the Wreaths Across America organization.

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As we close out a month dedicated to remembering those who served and sacrificed, I am filled with a sense of hope that more Americans will grow to understand the necessity in teaching future generations what has been sacrificed so that we can all live free.

With the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings next week, there will be many commemorating this incredible event that changed the course of history. We’ve created a short video about what we learned last December when in Normandy we placed 9,389 veterans’ wreaths and said the name of each brave and selfless soldier buried there out loud. I encourage you to watch and share it to help teach others of the importance of what happened on those beaches and why it is so important to never forget.

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Remember – Honor – Teach

With gratitude,
Karen Worcester

Monthly Features

Join us for the First Annual Stem to Stone 5K/10K
Wreaths Across America is already gearing up for summer and our first annual Stem to Stone Run, part of our Veterans Remembrance Program to be held July 13, 2019.

In partnership with CompetitorME, this unique event will be run, walked, or rucked entirely on the tip land where the balsam is harvested to make Veterans’ wreaths for placement in December. You can sign up now for the race length of your choice. A portion of every race registration will sponsor a wreath.

Can’t join us in Maine? Become a virtual participant and your registration will sponsor two wreaths. You can even designate your wreath or wreaths for a specific location or fundraising group. Wreaths counts will be processed in the weeks following the race.

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up today, start a team, cheer on runners from your state, and support a Location or Group!

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What’s your why? 
Dan Mead serves on the Wreaths Across America Board of Directors and volunteers for the organization as the Director of Operations for Arlington National Cemetery. “I joined the military back in 1991 the day the first missiles flew in Iraq during Desert Storm,” Dan shares of his military service. “I was a U.S. Army Ranger, a paratrooper infantryman.”

Dan is going back again and is already en-route to Northern Ireland with a group of fellow Rangers. Then they’ll be on to France to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the the D-Day Landings. 

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Sponsor Spotlight
Wreaths Across America could not remember, honor, and teach about the service and sacrifice of our nation’s military without support from corporate donors. Many of those companies similarly believe that supporting veterans is a daily mindset, not just a one-day special event. Unum Group out of Chattanooga, Tennessee, is one such company. Read more.
Did You Know?
The Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit is back on the road for the 2019 season!

You can request the the exhibit come to your event here. 

Everyone Plays A Part
The 10 balsam bouquets comprising each veteran’s  wreath are symbolic of so much to us at Wreaths Across America. Represented here by hands, they demonstrate the many ways individuals and communities come together to Remember, Honor and Teach.

Each month, we’ll share stories from across the country of the different ways to #PlayAPart2019.

Connect With Us:
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Phone: 1 (877) 385 9504 

Wreaths Across America HQ, 4 Point Street, Columbia Falls, ME 04623

93-year-old D-Day veteran James Strachan: Old enough to die; too young to drink

An item from the Legion Magazine.

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James Strachan: Old enough to die; too young to drink

James Strachan: Old enough to die;
too young to drink

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

The grim cost of the D-Day invasion still haunts James Strachan, 75 years after he delivered troops to the beaches of Normandy.

Strachan was a signaller aboard a Landing Craft, Infantry (Large), manning the Oerlikon gun as his assault vessel shuttled back and forth across the rolling English Channel, ferrying seasick soldiers in and dead and wounded out during history’s greatest seaborne invasion.


Billy Bishop’s early morning raid

Billy Bishop’s early morning raid

Story by Sharon Adams

In the first two months of Billy Bishop’s flying career, from the end of March to the end of May 1917, the flying ace had brought down 22 planes and earned the Distinguished Service Order and the Military Cross. And his most famous exploit was yet to come.

On June 2, he took off in his Nieuport 17 aircraft from the home base of No. 60 Squadron in northern France, deliberately early in the morning, intending to destroy an aerodrome. “Dawn was the hour I considered advisable, as there would be very few machines in the air, and I would have a great chance of evading trouble on the way to the aerodrome,” he wrote in Winged Warfare.


This week in history
This week in history

May 30, 2007

Combat cameraman Master Corporal Darrell Jason Priede of Burlington, Ont., is among seven NATO soldiers killed when their Chinook helicopter is reportedly brought down by Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.


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WWI DISPATCH May 28, 2019

Another item from the World War One Centennial Commission.

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May 28, 2019

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World War I remembrance is focus at Fleet Week New York 2019 events

World War I was a persistent theme throughout Fleet Week New York 2019, which wound up yesterday. The scale model maquette of the sculpture for the National World War I Memorial in Washington, DC took center stage on Fox and Friends as the big event kicked off last week, and was also featured at the Navy’s opening reception. Click here to watch the Fox and Friends video.Click on the links below for image galleries of these and other Fleet Week events where America’s WWI veterans were remembered.

John J. Harvey

With the help of the historic fireboat John J. Harvey, painted in World War I “dazzle” camouflage pattern, the U.S. WWI Centennial Commission welcomed the U.S.S. New York as she led the parade of ships into New York Harbor to kick off Fleet Week New York. Click here to see striking photos from New York Harbor.

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The United States World War I Centennial Commission joined Admiral Christopher W. Grady, Commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, and other Sea Service leaders, and city officials, for a special reception to mark the start of Fleet Week New York. Among the attendees was New York Mayor Bill De Blasio, who had a chance to see the Memorial maquette. Click here to see photos from the reception, which included a performance by cast members of the “Hello Girls” Off-Broadway musical.

Sawyer the Sea Dog

The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog in New York was the site of two World War I events: the dedication of the Sergent Stubby sculpture, with remarks by Commission Dr. Libby O’Connell, and a visit from Sawyer the Sea Dog (left), mascot of the U.S. Navy Museum in Washington, D.C., who appeared in his own unique World War I Navy uniform, along with several WWI Navy Living History Reenactors.

USS San Diego plaque

The U.S World War I Centennial Commission unveiled a new memorial plaque honoring the crew of the U.S. Navy WWI heavy cruiser USS San Diego during Fleet Week. Commission Vice Chair Edwin Fountain helped unveil the plaque, and spoke at the event in Times Square. The plaque will be permanently placed in Ocean Beach, N.Y. later this summer to honors the USS San Diego, sunk by enemy action off the coast of New York’s Fire Island , and the six U.S. Navy sailors who were lost in the tragedy.

The 369th Experience, sponsored by the World War I Centennial Commission, was all over town during Fleet Week, with performances at Rockefeller Center (below) as well as at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem, and leading the annual Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade. Click here for more images of the 369th Experience at Rockefeller Center.

369th Experience at Rockefeller Center

Special Memorial Day Mass in Baltimore for AEF & Polish-American ‘Blue Army’ WWI vets

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The Maryland Catholic War Veterans (CWV) and Auxiliary hosted the Maryland “Catholic War Veterans Centennial World War I Memorial Mass” this past Sunday, at Saint Casimir Church, Baltimore, Maryland. The Services honored the veterans of World War l, as well as the veterans of General Joseph Haller’s ‘Blue Army’ Volunteers of WWI. In the ceremony, the American Legion’s General Joseph Haller Post 95 was recognized on its 100 Anniversary.  Click here to read more about these services specifically to honor those forgotten heroes of World War l.

KU rededicates WWI memorial ‘Victory Eagle’ in new location on campus

KU Victory Eagle

For the third — and likely final — time, the University of Kansas on Monday dedicated “The Victory Eagle” statue in honor of the Douglas County residents who lost their lives fighting in World War I. “Monuments like this ‘Victory Eagle,’ commissioned to honor those from Douglas County who answered their country’s call, makes this world history our local history,” said Lorie Vanchena, who is a KU associate professor of German Studies. “Eighteen of the 68 individuals whose names appear on the plaque were KU students and alumni. So this monument makes this world history our university history.” Click here to read more about the many flights on the Victory’ Eagle’s journey to a permanent place of honor at KU.

St. Louis threw a homecoming party for the ages in 1919 for the 138th Infantry

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St. Louis’ own 138th Infantry Regiment returned from World War I with a parade through the city on May 9, 1919. Coinciding with  the first meeting on American soil of the veterans of World War I who created the American Legion, the massive celebration included the 138th’s soldiers marched through cheering mobs, via pillars erected by the city to make 12th Street a “hall of honor” for the veterans returning from the Great War. Click here to read more about the big celebration for which the 138th had paid dearly in WWI.

Through her eyes: Exhibit offers glimpse of WWI through Hatfield woman’s diaries

Marian C. Billings

Around a century ago, Marian C. Billings left her family’s tobacco farm on Main Street in Hatfield, MA at the age of 37 to join the Red Cross as a canteen worker during World War I. Of the 103 people from Hatfield who enlisted to serve in “the war to end all wars,” she was the only woman. A new exhibit curated by the Hatfield Historical Society shares stories of Billings’ time nursing and feeding soldiers from 1918-1919 in France, as well as presenting stories pieced together about the town’s WWI soldiers. Click here to read more about this remarkable exhibit.

From the World War I Centennial News Podcast

Living History Crew from the USS Olympia at Fleet Week New York 2019

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In May 17th’s edition of the World War I Centennial News Podcast, Episode 123, host Theo Mayer interviewed Kevin Smith and Laura Adie of the Cruiser Olympia Living History Crew. Kevin and Laura both attended Fleet Week in NYC to share World War I Naval History with visitors. Click here to read on and learn more about the work of the Living History Crew, the story of the Olympia, and more. 

Education: Teacher Suzan Turner and her Award-Winning Students

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In May 3rd’s edition of the World War I Centennial News Podcast, Episode 121, host Theo Mayer interviewed Suzan Turner and a few of her students from Nashau, Iowa. Suzan’s students produced an award-winning documentary for Who They Were, a National History Day program that encourages students to engage with World War I. The students received the Loren Horton Award for Local History, and were honored by the Governor of Iowa for having the outstanding youth project in local history in the State this year. Click here to read the transcript of an absorbing interview with some remarkable young students of World War I.

The Curtiss NC-4 and the First Transatlantic Flight

Glenn Curtiss

In May 10th’s edition of the World War I Centennial News Podcast, Episode 122, host Theo Mayer recounted the story of the first transatlantic flight. American Navy pilots flying a Curtiss NC-4 made several stops on a trip that ultimately took several weeks before landing in Lisbon, Portugal. It was harrowing journey that marked a major achievement for the Navy, the nascent aerospace industry, and the United States as a whole. Click here to read the transcript of this enthralling podcast about aviation history.

WWI Centennial NEWS Podcast

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The WW1 Centennial News Podcast is about WW1 THEN: 100 years ago this week, and it’s about WW1 NOW: News and updates about the centennial and the commemoration.  Available on our web siteiTunesGoogle Play, PodbeanTuneInStitcher Radio on Demand.  Spotify  listen on Youtube. New – Comment and ask questions via twitter @TheWW1podcast

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Episode #124
Highlights:The Imperial Hubris of Mandates

Host – Theo Mayer

100 Years ago: The Imperial Hubris of Mandates –
Host | @ 01:55

The Fate of The Ottoman Empire –
Mike Shuster | @ 09:45

War Memoirs From WWI: “Edmund Blunden”  –
Dr. Edward Lengel | @ 13:55

Commission News: Fleet Week Update –
Host | @ 19:45

Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence –
Dr. Kate Clark-Lemay | @ 21:10

Erie County WWI Remembrance –
Mary Jane Koenig | @ 28:40

Articles & Posts: Highlights from Dispatch –
Host | @ 34:35

Literature in WWI This Week

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How to Remember Your Ancestor’s Names

By Drew Pham

When WWrite asked veteran The Wrath-Bearing Tree editor, Drew Pham to contribute a post, he composed a poem that traces his Vietnamese heritage by looking at WWI and beyond using experimental techniques with language and style.

Pham, who was sent to Afghanistan with the 10th Mountain Division, has published fictional and non-fictional work in Time Magazine, The Daily Beast, Foreign Policy, Columbia Journal, and The Brooklyn Review. Read Pham’s innovative poem “How to Remember Your Ancestor’s Names” at WWrite this week!

Behind Their Lines

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For many Americans who fought in the First World War, their journey on a military transport ship was highly memorable: it was the first time they’d ever left the country.

Pittsburgh native Frank L. Armstrong wrote the comic verse “Going Over”; it uses humor to cope with the disconcerting strangeness of crossing an ocean for war service.

Doughboy MIA for week of 5/27

James G. Mason

A man is only missing if he is forgotten.

Monday’s MIA this week is PFC James G. Mason. Born 10 December 1897 in Dublin, Georgia, James Griffing Mason was the son of James D. and Cassie G. Mason, the youngest of three children. He was one of the first from Dublin to enlist in the ‘Macon Volunteers’ for Border service on 20 June, 1916 into Company B, 2nd Georgia National Guard. Upon the unit’s return following the US declaration of war, they were sent to the newly formed Camp Gordon to be federalized in August, 1917 as Company B of the 151st Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd ‘Rainbow’ Division. A conscientious and popular soldier, Private Mason was soon promoted to Private First Class. The 42ndwent to France in November, 1917 and was in the thick of it almost from the beginning, eventually seeing 264 days of combat.

It was on 29 July, 1918, that PFC Mason was killed in action near Villers Sur Fere (Sergy) during the drive from Chateau Thierry to the Vesle River. He was 20 years old. While little is known of his case at this time, there is evidence that the temporary cemetery he was buried in contained several bodies buried without markers. PFC Mason may have been one.

                There is a private memorial to him in a family cemetery at Dublin, Georgia, and a military provided marker at Detrick Cemetery at Shenandoah County, Virginia.

Want to help shed some light on PFC Mason’s case? Consider making a donation to Doughboy MIA and help us make a full accounting of the 4,423 American service personnel still listed as missing in action from WW1. It takes only a moment and your tax deductible contribution can be as large as you want or as small as $10.00 on our ‘Ten for Them’ program. Your contribution helps us make a full accounting of all 4,423 US MIA’s from WW1 and keeps these lost men from being forgotten.  Make your tax deductible donation now, with our thanks.

Remember: A man is only missing if he is forgotten.

Official WWI Centennial Merchandise

Commemorative Hat

Commemorative Doughboy Hat

Inspired by the iconic image of a U.S. Doughboy, you can wear your American pride with this Made in the USA hat. The poignant lone silhouette of a soldier in trench warfare serves as a reminder of those who sacrificed so much one century ago. The Navy hat with white Doughboy embroidery is a 100% cotton, structured with contrasting pancake visor, sweatband and taping, and pre-curved bill. The velcro closure features U.S. flag emblem. A Certificate of Authenticity as Official Merchandise of the United States World War One Centennial is included. Order your Doughboy Commemorative hat here.

This and many other items are available as Official Merchandise of the United States World War One Centennial.  Proceeds from the Official WWI Centennial Merchandise help to fund the building of the national World War One Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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Frank J. Dunleavy

A Story of Service from the Stories of Service section of

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Submitted by: Ellen Kazimer {Granddaughter}

Frank J. Dunleavy was born around 1889. Frank Dunleavy served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1918 and the service was completed in 1919.

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My grandfather, Frank J. Dunleavy, was drafted in April of 1918. He was 29, and by the time he arrived at the front, the war was over. French soldiers informed him, but he didn’t believe it until he reported to the front.

Frank Dunleavy worked in the Central Records Office in Bourges, France compiling the service records of every soldier in the American Expeditionary Forces. For six months there were 6000 soldiers and five to six hundred women from Great Britain’s auxiliary army corps working in the records office.

My grandfather sent an amusing letter to his family detailing a week of leave touring the Rivera on seven dollars. He slept on the baggage rack of the train, went to a dance where he said the French danced fairly good, toured museums, and watched Charlie Chaplin at the movies.

Read Frank J. Dunleavy’s entire Story of Service here.

Submit your family’s Story of Service here.