“This life is agreeing with me” – A Pennsylvania soldier trains for war in 1918

Private Edward Ditty trained for war with the 23rd Engineers and sought success as a boxer in the ranks.


Pennsylvania airman training for World War I writes home from his training camp in Texas

Victor Neiman penned a letter home to Lykens, PA from his training camp near San Antonio on December 26, 1917.

“All the coal crackers are here together” – Lykens Soldiers Write Home in December 1917

In a series of letters published by the Lykens Standard, we see the lives and perspectives of World War 1 soldiers from Central Pennsylvania.