Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Great War: May 19, 2017

It appears that either the passage of the Selective Service Act the day before or the article in the Hudson Evening Register calling on young men to do their patriotic duty and enlist had an effect. On the front page of the Evening Register for May 19, beside a headline that spanned two columns and announced all men between 21 and 31 were to enroll for the draft on June 5, the following article appeared.

Recruiting for Company F is apparently picking up. Lester Brothers, a well known young man living at Greenport, has passed and is now a full fledged member of the local unit of the Tenth regiment. Mr. Brothers is a highly esteemed young man, and that he is very patriotic can be seen from the fact that he enlisted when the call for volunteers was made.
Other young men have signified their fealty to the flag by enrolling with Co. "F". They are:
Andrew T. Richardell, Robert MacDowell and Vernon E. Potts, all of Hudson.
They have not as yet undergone their physical examination.
Harold Ham, George Pratkowsky and James Alpino, all of Hudson, to-day enrolled with Co. F.

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