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Soldiers of Earth, Soldiers of Heaven

A proud young military man sat in dim light, penning a letter to his family back home. It was the fall of 1918, and he had been stationed in Kentucky for his training before he would enter the battle of the Great War. Influenza raged, causing fear in his camp. ...

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The Lord: Our Only Constant

James Elmer left Notre Dame University to join the Navy before his twentieth birthday. World War I was under way and the six- foot former football player felt the call to serve his country. He soon found himself at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station near Chicago, preparing to enter ...

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A Lesson from the Great Pandemic

The fabric of American society was left in tatters in the fall of 1918, eroding our innocence and trust in one another.  The cause was a very old disease that came each year–influenza.  It started with the soldier fighting the Great War, but it soon attacked the citizen on the ...

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