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Around 1919, the Kansas State Historical Society and the American Legion solicited biographical information from returning veterans (primarily members of the 35th and 89th infantry divisions) and the families of those who died in service, notably from the Gold Star Mothers. Each veteran or family member was asked to provide letters, photographs, a biography, and military records. This file contains information on Roy R. Rutledge, 343rd Regiment, 86th Division. According to the note, "In Sept. 1918 he sailed with the 86th Div for France, on the Olympic-the first boat to have the "Flu" on board. Over one-third of the men sailing on it lost their lives from the epidemic."

Date: 1919

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Item Number: 222473
Call Number: World War I Coll. #49, Box 39 Kansas Soldiers
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 222473

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