“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.


“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.