In a series of letters published by the Lykens Standard, we see the lives and perspectives of World War 1 soldiers from Central Pennsylvania.
“The army is a builder of men” – A Pennsylvania Soldier Reflects on Training for World War I
A corporal from Elizabethville, Pennsylvania writes home in December 1917 about training to become a soldier.
“A Soldier’s Gratitude” – A World War I Soldier Thanks His Hometown Red Cross Auxiliary
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.
“I am going to stick and protect the stars and stripes” – A World War I Soldier’s Letter
Leroy Temple writes home to Elizabethville, Pennsylvania from his training camp at Fort Riley, Kansas in the summer of 1917.