Victor Neiman penned a letter home to Lykens, PA from his training camp near San Antonio on December 26, 1917.
Central Pennsylvania celebrated war-time Christmas in 1917 by welcoming soldiers on leave, big turkey dinners, and plenty of snow.
In a series of letters published by the Lykens Standard, we see the lives and perspectives of World War 1 soldiers from Central Pennsylvania.
A corporal from Elizabethville, Pennsylvania writes home in December 1917 about training to become a soldier.
The Lykens Standard reports on Charles Buffington joining the Army in April 1917 while encouraging others to volunteer.
Corp. William Graeff sent a note to the women of Elizabethville, PA thanking them for a handmade sweater sent to him in the fall of 1917.
Leroy Temple writes home to Elizabethville, Pennsylvania from his training camp at Fort Riley, Kansas in the summer of 1917.
"Where is the spirit of the men who risked Libby Prison and of the men who stormed Missionary Ridge?" asked a Chicago newspaper editor in April 1917.
In the autumn of 1918, several hundred residents of this Pennsylvania town came down with influenza during the Spanish Flu pandemic.