Leroy Temple writes home to Elizabethville, Pennsylvania from his training camp at Fort Riley, Kansas in the summer of 1917.
Residents of Northern Dauphin County complained after a change in train schedules left them "cut off from the rest of world" in July 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.
A minister in Wisconsin summons the memory of his father, a Civil War veteran, while advocating war against Germany.
As World War I came to a conclusion in 1918, news filtered back to Dauphin County about two local pilots killed overseas.
In the autumn of 1918, several hundred residents of this Pennsylvania town came down with influenza during the Spanish Flu pandemic.