This publication contains biographical information about 524 of the men who served our country in such a way that the U.S. military memorialized their names on the gates of their installations, both here in the United States and abroad. All branches of the service are included.
Nearly two million Americans—young, innocent, and patriotic—were sent to the blood-soaked battlefields of Europe to, as President Wilson declared, "Make the World Safe for Democracy." There, they encountered the horrors of modern war—poison gas, disease, death, and destruction on an unimaginable scale. Through it all, the doughboys upheld their American ideals, earned a reputation as fearsome, courageous fighters, and won the Great War. Over There is the story of how the men and women of one Ohio community, both at home and abroad, met the challenge of their generation.