Saturday, February 16, 2019

The Great War: February 18, 1919

In the winter of 1919, those who had served in World War I were making their way back home. A feature called "Soldiers News" in the Columbia Republican regularly reported the return or anticipated return of area servicemen, but sometimes such news made the front page. Such was the case with the following item. I share it because the two men mentioned--Henry C. Galster and A. Tremaine McKinstry--were both the subjects of earlier posts in this series. Last January, Gossips published a letter from Galster to a friend in Hudson. In July, Gossips published a letter from McKinstry to his Aunt Nellie.

Here's a curiosity. My research so far has failed to find Henry C. Galster on any list of World War I recipients of the Victoria Cross.

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