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Aux Armées, December 21, 1917.

             Dear --:

Certainly the receipt of a letter, telling of a gathering of «Old Field Service Men » on Christmas Eve at 21 " brings back visions of the past, visions of banquets before a section went to the front, visions of a time when every man in the service was known by his name at headquarters, and --- well just visions and dreams.

And now it is Christmas once again, probably the last that will ever see a gathering of men who can truly still call themselves American Ambulance Men.

Conditions were so pleasant, free and easy-going in those days of old that the change, although I realize that it is for the best and a broader and larger service, still somehow makes me feel sad. I regret, not so much that I could not personally attend this gathering on Christmas Eve, but more on account of the fact that it heralds the passing of what we have held, very dear. It leaves a feeling of goneness, a feeling that the old service, the service that was rendered purely for the love of it and France, has passed. Not that the service now is not just as good, just as great, nor that there are not still hundreds in its ranks who do not love and work for it just as we used to do, but that somehow or other we have lost something that was very dear to us.

And those of us who came first, particularly those who came before our own country entered the war, will always look back with more than a sentimental feeling to the good old days. We'll love and cherish the memories of our work, of our friends, of the hardships and, yes, the very grouching and crabbing of which every section. had its share. We will hug to ourselves little instances of French appreciation of our services ; not those proclaimed by the newspapers nor the decorations and citations ---they were fine of course --- but there are others more intimate, more personal and infinitely dearer, as for example a time when the night was particularly dark and the road particularly bad, the shells landing a little too close for comfort and ease of mind. You arrive at your poste, which is crowded with wounded, to be met by that eversmiling and brave French priest, with the words: "Well, I knew you boys would come anyhow." And your heart beat a little faster with pride and you went more cheerfully off on your next weary trip with your load of broken and dying men. Those were the little things that really counted, those were the things that made you feel that your service was worth while, that the American Field Service had not lived in vain, that it did its work and well.

However, forgive me for my little slide into the realm of dreams. It just could not be helped and I am a bit ashamed of being quite so sentimental and somewhat surprised too.

And now, may I express the hope and wish that those of us of the old regime that are still left in the Service, will work and work hard, that they may instill into the hearts and minds of those of our newer and younger brothers the same spirit of hard work and ever readiness to "Roll", no matter what the time, conditions or the place, so that at the END the mother service may live again in the glory of the United States Army Ambulance Service.

Wishing you individually, and all who have been or still are in the service a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Next Year we will all spend Christmas at home.


"An Old Man of the Service."



The French language, so we are told by profs back home who've never heard it, descended from Caesars or Ciceros written by a wop George Ade. It's still descending, according to the section's litterati, who can get the advance dope on grub without drawing a picture of a cheval. By'n by, when German is as dead as ravitaillement Camembert, it will have descended so low that only the very terrifically browish will kid themselves into thinking they can speak it.

There are many sorts of French, but only three kinds that an ordinary fellow ever hears. The first in point of time is the sort spoken by Vanity Fair (so we are told, absolutely), R. Chambers' people and floppers from finishing school who have been finished. This is easy French to learn. Any unelevated cerebrum oblongata can acquire it in a few easy lessons by memorizing some Diedjer Kysser (pronounced Dédé yâ cés èr) ads and some simple recherchez phrases très chic, oh, la, la, gleaned from any "Snappy Stories " or "Parisienne", and then give the dear thing a regular barrage at the next frat dance at home. This kind of French is always interesting to try, on Frenchmen. If they don't think you're trying to kid them and poke you in the jaw with an eleven sabot, they generally manage to scrape up an "Oh, yes" and the big laugh just to show that they know a good American joke when they hear one.

The second kind of French is the sort the profs speak in these compulsory freshman courses in college. This brand, is used with deadly seriousness --- not at all like easy flopper French --- and until the speaker comes to France he thinks its like the language. Sometimes the more conscientious takers of such courses run amuck, plunging deeper, ever deeper in their ruin, until they can tell in exams without consulting their cuffs just what gender, number, voice, cylinder displacement and H. P. the word "avais" is, and ultimately they get a teacher's job.

Occasionally some of them regret their long road to true learning, and as an aid to weaker vessels on the way they publish a short-cut phrase book by the use of which any unsuspecting American can get arrested for asking the time of day. Fortunately the low-brows foolish enough, to buy 'em generally have sense enough not to use 'em. Nothing, however, is more genuinely pathetic than to listen to a serious minded young man who has just received his Ph. Q. for brilliant studies in Provençal poetry (studied in U. S. A.) trying to ascertain the price of a scuttle of suds in Bordeaux,

The third kind of French is the unofficial language of the American Field Service away from home, naturally bearing no resemblance to anything ever written, seen or heard. For the enlightenment of the ignorant alone be it said that this language rests on four great phrases: comme ça, où est la route, combien and no comprez ---- without which one might as well be dead, but, with which and a little calisthenics one can say anything. The more ambitious after a time attempt to progress beyond the mastery of these words, but as a rule their efforts are either wasted or lead to needless war. For example our worthy mechanic by the use of comme ça and some Swedish exercises alone was able to direct perfectly the reparation of a complicated truck, but another genius who was cherchezing milk and demanded of a cop "Où est la vache ici ?" got all he deserved for his brains. A special word must he said for the best of 'em all, the ever reliable "no comprez". Have you persistently broken the eleven thousand rules of the army? No comprez. Are you caught wandering aimlessly about in some hidden battery or secret boyau where even officers are forbidden to go ? No comprez. Do you unblushingly sail by yards and yards of "Interdite formellement's" and "Defense absolue de passer's " . . . . No comprez. There is no greater joy in life than to watch a fat and irate gendarme who has been giving you hades for a straight half hour when you gently murmur "No comprez " and roll blandly on your way.

One dying gasp. Sometimes in the photographic supplements which rarely reach the Section, are pictures of a beautiful lady giving a rough Naval Reservist a lesson in Army French. We would hate to discourage a work which photographs so well, but, we have reason to believe that if any beautiful lady ever heard Army French she would not understand it --- and if she did we have even greater reason to believe that she would not be a lady.

The End.

K. D. H., S. S. U. 31.



S. S. U. 27 ---- Or A Voice from the Grave

"John for heavens' sake write some Section Notes and send 'em into the Bulletin". "Why the... should I write 'em, for the love of Mike hasn't anybody else in the camp had a public school education? Get Chick to do it ; that letter he sent to his "Marraine" was the cleverest thing I've seen for a long time", etc. ad infinitum.

Aforementioned line of heifer dust explains why the Section Notes of S. S. U. 27 have been so prominently lacking in the past few issues of the "Bulletin". It is a picture of the editor presenting itself to my imagination which prompts me to dash this off, "off hand like". I seem to hear that still small voice, and see the hairs of that estimable gentleman, the editor, turning grey with worry over this young but undoubtedly superior Section.

Ou October 31st we said good-by to our reclaimed French barn yard, our three year old more or less well used Fiats and arrived in Paris on Hallowe'en eve. After an enlarged coup de main we emerged triumphantly from Rue Raynouard. This was on the morning of November 2nd and when I say morning I mean it. Four A. M. by one regular watch and anywhere from 12:00 to 6:00 by our wrist watches. Did I say triumphantly? Well not quite. There was dirty work at the cross roads and Abbott plus Ah Oui turned up missing. What happened ? Ask Ah Oui. Ah Oui is a dog (I believe) fearfully and wonderfully made, soul mate and confidant of Abbott. The strain of not being able to communicate these well placed confidences to anyone else has finally produced a form of mental disorder in the poor animal and when last seen he was headed for the German lines. Doubtless he will find many of his own kind when he reaches there.

It was with much regret that we parted from ten members of the Section in Paris. Owing to the scarcity of men our Lieutenant was forced to split the bunch. We compliment No. 9 on the acquisition of Camouflage de Courcey, Confiture Ramsdell, Ardent Al Langfeld, Dare Devil Duvell and the rest. We miss them.

I trust that no one will be bored if I put in a word or two about our cooks. Any one, I am sure can appreciate the prime importance of standing in good with all members of the cuisine. Hence, encore heifer dust.

S. S. U. 27 is the proud possessor of one LeRoy Emanuelson, M. B. M. B. ? You mean to say you don't know what an M. B. is? Well don't feel bad, neither did we until we met Mr. Emanuelson. He claims it stands for Master Baker and no one dares dispute it, especially after sampling some of his concoctions. Believe me dear reader, if you want to get a whiff of the old homestead come around when we are having apple pie or cake. In the words of the Croix-de-Guerre Clark twins, he is a moose. Fortunately his ability is not confined to the pastry end of the game and with the able assistance of the Greek God Granata and Kid Cook we manage to get A No. 1 meals.

Hell is popping mother, six, one thousand eight hundred and forty calibre shells have just landed a few yards away. The shrapnel is falling like hail and the gas is so thick that I can hardly see to write. Excuse me a few minutes while I carry a few blessés over Hell's Half Mile to the hospital. Have you one of these birds in your section ? Where do they get that stuff? How do you get that way? There is really a lot of gas being loosed right near me now but it's only the common garden variety of B. S. that every true American is acquainted with and accustomed to. The most exciting thing that takes place in this neck of the woods is a game of chess in the barracks. Some one was reckless enough to invest in a chess set and the resultant feverish excitement that accompanies each game is rapidly undermining the constitution of certain section members.

As I bring this work of art to a speedy close I refrain from signing my maiden name. The reason is excellent. If my dear fellow defenders of democracy ever discover who wrote this they might start something and the odds are such that I fear for my physical well being.

Irrespectively yours,

M. I. GOODNESS, S. S. U. 27.




Au Q. G., le 22 décembre 1917.

Ordre general No 78

Le Général ALDEBERT, commandant la 8° Division d'infanterie, cite à l'ordre de la Division la:

Section Sanitaire Américaine N° 14

«Sous le commandement du Lieutenant américain Allan H. MUHR et du Lieutenant BADOUY Emile, la Section Sanitaire Américaine 14 a rendu les plus précieux services à la 8 Division d'infanterie et a fait preuve de beaucoup de sang-froid et de dévouement en assurant l'évacuation des blessés avec le maximum de rapidité et de confort, malgré des routes presque impraticables et fréquemment soumises au bombardement de l'ennemi, pendant les mois de septembre, octobre et novembre 1917. »

Le Général ALDEBERT,
Commandant la 8° Division d'infanterie.


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Q. G., le 24 décembre 1917.

Ordre général No 251

Le Général LEJAILLE, commandant la Division d'infanterie, cite à l'Ordre de la Division

La S. S. U. X VII attachée à la 97° D. I.

pour le motif suivant:

«SOUS le commandement du Sous-Lieutenant D'HALI,OYS et du Lieutenant américain NEFTEL, les jeunes volontaires américains de la S. S. U. XVII ont fait preuve, dans des circonstances dangereuses, parfois critiques et, notamment au cours des combats de juin, juillet, août 1917, d'un courage calme et réfléchi et du sentiment le plus élevé du devoir. Sans souci du danger, ils se sont prodigués pour aller chercher, secourir et ramener les blessés sous le feu ennemi et ont rendu à la 97e D. I. et à la cause française des services dont on ne saurait exagérer la valeur. »


P. A. Le Chef d'Etat-Major,


In addition to the thirteen former members of the Transport Branch of the American Field Service to receive commissions, whose names were given in a recent number of the «Bulletin »:

Brown, John H.
Craig, James W
Curtice, Norman B.
Curtiss, Charles G.
Edwards, George D,. Jr.
Farley, Charles J.
Hahn, James P.
Hinrichs, Dunbar M.
Means, Thomas.
Morrison, Julian K.
Ordway, Donald.
Ordway, Richmond.
Robinson, Frank O.
Scott, John P.
Travis, Joseph W.
Wakem, Francis J.
Warner, Goodwin.
Wiggins, John G.
Wilcox, Roy C.

George B. Struby has also received a commission as Second Lieutenant, his name being omitted from former list through oversight.


Theatrical Notes


Presented by S.S.U. 14 on Xmas Eve.


Act. 1

Tumbling Toad Toad Strong.

Act. 2

  Cliff Wolfe.
Knocker Bros Oshen Bennett;
Honens. W. Humphreys.

Act. 3

C'est la guerre. . .

By America 's Worst Dramatist

W. K. Varney


Wife Buddy Williams. D
Husband Oswald Brewster.
Baby Fred Hildebrandt.
Lover Male Law.

Act. 4

Major Headache and His Up-and-Attem Boys

Major Headache
 Don Fox.
Bennett, Martin, Warner, Law.


Second half

Honey Boy Daekstader' Minstrels

Helava Quartette
Winsome Cousins
Van and Schenck
Eva Tanguay
African Carpentier
Nora Baves
Roy Atwell
Mental Marvel
Him and It
 F. Skeele, R. Curtis. E. Hughes, V Martin.
W. K. Varney.
S. and M. Law.
Chamberlain, E. Smith.
W. K. Varney.
Toad Strong.
M. Mac Dowell.
M. Mac Dowell.
M. Mac Dowell.
M. Mac Dowell.

Costumes worn by Doraldine, Miss Law, Miss Tangay, by Dudgeon and Co.
Programs by Maritz., Humphreys and Co.
Wardrobe Mistress, Mmes Dudgeon.


S. S. U. 17

We chose Christmas Eve for the celebration because of the other outside festivities that would come on Christmas night. The dining hall had lost much of the unlovely bareness of the whitewashed walls and workaday cupboard. Greens, a big American flag, the Section drapeau, a gay paperstar, and for a crowning glory, an S. S. U. 17 in pine needles, the apex of John Toll's creative genius. And in the corner a tree, evergreen, all dressed up like a débutante, all complete except for the strings of pink pop corn which used to raise such havoc with your infant stomach in those former days.

For particulars of the eatables, consult any reputable cookbook. And the way in which the production of the kitchen was balanced by the effective demand of the ultimate consumers would have satisfied the soul of a Seligman.

The guests of honor were : Commandant de Pellarot, Médecin principal, Mignon ; médecin, chef, Lacoste ; Sous-Lieutenant Blanche; Captain Bigelow and Lieutenant Roberts.

After the physical the social. Beside the packages which had come from home, there was a present for each member of the Section, ranging from the depths of the sublime to the heights of the ridiculous. The Lieutenants, French and American, were not forgotten; we were glad to have the opportunity of expressing our appreciation for what they had done for the Section and for us.

Then the Commandant arose and read «Ordre general N° 251 ». The celebration lasted until late in the evening.


Dr. C. W. Collier of the Staff has returned to his home in Lexington, Massachusetts, and Dr. Raymond Weeks has also returned to the United States.


George R. Young who recently came from the Boston office is now a Cadet in the Aviation Section, address S. E. R. C., American Expeditionary Forces, France.


William R. Hereford from the New-York office was in Paris during the Holidays, en route for Italy where he is to work with the Red Cross.



The Field Service Store wishes to remind the readers of the "Bulletin" that, as announced in a previous issue, a Purchasing Department has been started to enable any former members of the Field Service to have articles of any kind purchased for them in Paris at cheaper rates than they would otherwise expect to obtain. All communications should be addressed to the Manager of the Store, American Field Service, 21, rue Raynouard, Paris.



A gentleman who was visiting his lawyer for the purpose of making his will, insisted that a final request be attached to the document. The request was, that his Ford car be buried with him after he died. His lawyer tried to make him see how absurd this was, but failed, so he asked the gentleman's wife to use her influence with him. She did the best she could, but also had to admit failure. "Well, John, " she said finally, "tell me why you want your Ford car buried with you?" "Because I have never gotten into a hole yet but what my Ford could pull me out ", was the reply. --- [Everybody's Magazine.]





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Twenty-one rue Raynouard! What an echo these words will always arouse in the hearts of all of us who came to know the chateau and especially the beautiful park! The American Field Service has had many generous benefactors, none of whom will he remembered with greater gratitude than the Comtesse de la Villestreux and the members of the Hottinguer family, who, in August. 1916, placed at our disposal this princely estate, which includes the largest and most beautiful private park within the fortifications of Paris. Those four or five acres of forest, gardens and lawns offered an ideal arrangement. The low part by the Seine provided easy ingress and egress for our ambulances, with plenty of space for a hundred and fifty or more at one time, under the protection of enormous trees. A winding drive led up to successive terraces, until one stood in front of the chateau, on the top of the hill of Passy. As one looks down from this point, one sees at the left the dense, dark foliage of the largest grove of chestnuts in Paris, and on the right the romantic chalet, with a glimpse of the orchard beyond. Between these extremes, paths wind about, leaving a broad lawn in the center. Above and thru the trees one catches sight of the sparkling waters of the Seine, while beyond the chestnut grove stands the lace-like Eiffel Tower.

There are interesting things too numerous to mention about the house and grounds. Most of us know that kings and the great Emperor have walked here. Under the top terrace runs the long gallery under whose massive vault thousands of young ambulanciers have eaten. They did not often know that this room used to he called the Orangery, that a statue of the king stood in the large niche in the northern wall, and that, if the soil seemed always moist, it was because here ran, and still struggles to run, one of the famous springs of Passy. For the place was noted as early as the seventeenth century because of three medicinal springs, and was called Les Eaux de Passy. It was in the orangery that Rousseau wrote part of his Devin du Village, as he himself tells its. His beloved Madelon, to whom be wrote his Lettres sur la Botanique, was none other than Mme Gautier, the mistress of the chateau. The family still possesses these letters, as well as the herbarium which he composed for her.

Some of us remember another gallery, with even huger vaults, under the first terrace. This gallery is much older, as its walls and windows indicate. Here may still be seen many of the ancient jars in which the precious waters were carried up from the springs. This gallery was due to the first great exploiter of the eaux de Passy, the abbé Le Ragois, who is remembered as the almoner of Mme de Maintenon. The abbé lived in a house which stood on the site of the house of the concierge, by the "lower gate", and his lands extended for some distance beyond the present eastern limits of the park. His clientèle included hundreds of the nobility and of the most influential people of Paris and vicinity. After the death of the abbé in 1725, his niece inherited the estate. The establishment enjoyed a great extension under the next proprietor, M. Belamy who twice a week kept "open house ". Tables were set under the trees when the weather permitted, and, at other times, in the gallery built by the abbé Le Ragois. From 1777 to 1785 one of the most familiar figures to be seen walking in the park was that of Benjamin Franklin, who lived near by in the rue Raynouard. La Tour d'Auvergne lived here from 1776 to 1800.

In 1803 the son of M. Belamy sold the property to Mme Gautier and to the brothers Delessert. One of these three brothers established a refinery on the place and was the first person to obtain sugar from beets. This discovery led to the visit of Napoleon, on January 2, 1812. He was so delighted at the success of M. Delessert that he then and there decorated him and made him a baron. The three brothers occupied separate houses, using the park in common. No. 21, rue Raynouard was the residence of Benjamin Delessert, while François Delessert lived at No. 27, and Gabriel Delessert, No. 19. Toward the close of the nineteenth century, it is of interest to its to note, the sculptor Bartholdi, the author of Liberty Enlightening the World, lived at the chateau. After his death, the baronne Bartholdi continued the traditions of hospitality and generosity which have endeared the place to so many generations.

The establishment of the waters of Passy " was closed to the public towards the year 1868, but Mine Delessert long continued the gratuitous distribution of the waters among the poor. The reddish waters still flow in the subterranean passage which many us have visited At one place a bright tin cup invites one to drink. Those who have explored this passage for some distance readily believe the statement that a vaulted passage leads from the chateau to the Seine, for every few days of our residence in this enchanted place has brought glimpses of unsuspected mysteries --- vaulted closed chambers, long underground corridors that lead heaven knows where, the old orchard, the latticed grape vines, the labyrinth, the cavernes in the cliff where ice and milk were kept, the stone tables, the remnants of the rose garden. Then, front the furthest end of the estate one looks across the strange, deserted rue Berton to what remains of the park of the Duc de Lauzun and the chateau, which were purchased in 1783 by the unfortunate Princesse de Lamballe. Rue Berton here turns at right angles and becomes, in the part which runs parallel to rue Raynouard, the narrowest street in Paris: you can stand in the middle of it and touch the two sides with your hands. The Princesse was perhaps not a dreamer, but, just opposite her dwelling, on a terrace at the top of the wall, stands the diminutive house and garden of one of the greatest dreamers the world has known, Balzac.

It is safe to say that we may forget many things in connection with our expedition to France, but we shall not forget the generosity of the gracious and charming French family who placed at our disposal the house and park at 21, rue Raynouard.

R. W.



       Dear Editor

Permit me to tell you how we fellows of S. S. U. 19 spent our Christmas. Our bunch are rather split up, as eight of us go to posts for a week at a time but that did not spoil our fun.

The morning of the day before Christmas we spent in getting a Christmas tree and decorating the dining room with evergreens and holly. Ed Shaw and Georgie Smith were responsible for the artistic manipulation of the evergreens and if you had seen the room you would have said it was cleverly done.

That afternoon some of the boys were sitting around our "salamandre" trying to melt some of the snow off their shoes, when "Shorty" Loughhin spoke up: "Say, fellows, what do you say if we chip in and buy the kids of the school some toys and candy? I think we would all be happy to do them a good turn". Every body seconded the motion and collections were in order. Within a half hour two hundred francs were collected and Sergeant Al Shaw and "Shorty" were on the way to the nearest big city to get the gifts.

Our cantonnement is in S... a typical French town of about three hundred inhabitants, where the fangs of the war demon have sunk deep and hurt. Yet, the villagers have the characteristic peasant optimism, and Mr. Editor, if you could have seen those people you would have contributed yourself.

When the "committee" arrived in the big city they went to a little store in front of which were displayed some Christmas toys, and bought nearly all they had. The fact is they bought seventy three toys and some cakes and candy as there were thirty six boys and thirty seven girls in the school.

Christmas morning Georgie Smith again exercised his artistic talent and arranged the toys on and around the bottom of the tree, so that when three o'clock rolled around the tree was all ready for the children. The teachers marched the children down to the dining room, in double file, regardless of a heavy snow then falling. When the procession arrived we pulled down the curtains and lit the candles on the tree. Then the children were invited in and they surely were a surprised bunch of kids!

We did not' keep them waiting long but relieved their anxiety by giving out the presents at once. Jatho, who in the States had much experience in this useful service, lent valuable assistance, while "Shorty", Ed. Shaw, Hope and Georgie Smith distributed the toys, cake and candy. As soon as the gifts were distributed the children passed out and soon from the street, thru the open door came the beating of drums, the blowing of trumpets, the shouts of children exclaiming about their toys and yelling for more candy. Back to their homes thru the falling snow the children plodded, each bearing, besides a little gift, a gladdened heart.

In the evening we had our own good time and that was a Christmas supper, and it was some supper too. We started off with soup, then salade, beefsteak and mushrooms, turkey and mashed potatoes, green peas, plum pudding and rum, candied fruit, marshmallows and nuts, and black coffee. During the courses there were served white and red wine and champagne.

With the Christmas tree in the afternoon and the supper at night we had a happy Christmas.




Many packages arrive in bad condition. Some entirely open and contents scattered beyond any possibility of placing the ownership.

A Gold Locket with monogram, containing the picture of a charming girl, was found at the bottom of a mail bag. It can be had by the owner upon application at the office of the "Bulletin".

A series of photographs, family group, bungalow and interior views taken by "Raymond-Pasadena" has also been separated from any address and is being held at this office.


The Corduroy Coat, sheepskin-lined, which is here waiting identification bears the maker's name "Burns-Andover ", Massachusetts.


This is a request from the Field Service Bulletin editor to the artists of the sections who have been sending in drawings made in colored inks other than black. Drawings for publication must be made in black ink or black drawing pencils, or they cannot be well used in the Bulletin.

The reason for this request is that purple, blue, or other light colored inks will not reproduce well when photographed in the electro-engraving process in what are known as "line cuts". "Line cuts" are simply every day pen and ink drawings. Photographs and weak colored drawings have to be photographed through a screen, which makes the plate a mass of little dots, some heavy and some dark, depending on the lightness and darkness of spots of the picture which they represent. This process is costly, and the engravings are not clear like "line cuts." hence the Bulletin has to ask its contributing artists to use black ink and plenty of it in their works for Bulletin columns.

Should you be unable to get black ink and white drawing paper, or should your supply run short, write to the editor for more. He will try always to get some for you. And for your use of much black ink and white paper, the editor thanks you.



The following article from the University of Virginia Monthly has reference to one of the early American Ambulance Field Service men who went out with the original Section Two and later transferred to the Lafayette Escadrille.

Senator Overman's bill to erect a monument to James R. McConnell, the North Carolina aviator killed in France, which has been unanimously passed in the Senate, will be cordially endorsed by the people of this State. We are proud of the heroism and brilliant record of this young man. The bill provides for the donation of two condemned cannon to be placed at his grave.

(North Carolina State Journal.)




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C. I. A. M.
January 2, 1918.

Editor The Bulletin American Field Service.

      Dear Sir,

Just a word from the old American Field Service men at the Officers' Training School at Meaux. There is the largest number here of any previous session of the school, with twelve former chefs and sous-chefs of the ambulance branch and nineteen former sergeants of the camion branch, making a total of thirty-one. Following are the Field Service men attending.


A. B. Belden, S. S. U. 27; W. H. Richards, i17; W. J. Gores, 18; C. A. Randau,, 10 ; William J. Losh, 10; R. H. Scannell, 13 ; O. H. Shoup, Jr. 28: T. S. Thompson, 26; J. M. White, 1; J. Machado, 9; Jos. Keyes, 16; A. B. Kinsolving, 4.

Transport Mallet

T. A. Carothers, A. M. Cowan ; I. G. Hall, Jr. ; E. D. Pruden; A. Griessmer ; C. C. Grandy ; F. S. Andrews ; A. E. Ralston; E. K. Sturgess ; R. G. Urban ; A. J. Terry ; M. H. Wilkinson; Whitney Wright ; L. M. Prince ; A. C. Payne ; N. C. Leidgen; Norman Kolhepp, J. H. McKinley ; S. M. Loring.

Your proposal in the Christmas issue of the Bulletin that the old members of the Field Service volunteer organization wear some sort of pin, ribbon or medal, not only as a recognition of the service they performed but also as in easy means of recognizing each other, met with no small amount of interest and discussion.

It seemed to he the general consensus of opinion of this rather representative group of the old service that the following plan would be a good one : That a suitable medal --- a sort of campaign medal ---be struck off and that a distinctive ribbon should be attached to it. Either the medal with the ribbon or the ribbon alone could thou be worn according to the individual preference of the owner. The medal should be of a distinctly unique character, embodying perhaps the eagle and shield of the American Field Service Insignia or something else suggestive of the organization. The ribbon should be of a plain and inconspicuous color, possibly navy blue, which could be worn in a bar like the French Service Ribbon. The men would he only too willing to share in the expense of such an undertaking.

Very respectfully,

W. J. G


Just a suggestion for such a medal.

A conventional design of the old emblem made in the form of a key to suggest the collegiate character of the old volunteer personnel.

Any appropriate symbols might he placed on the shield The red cross to represent the ambulance branch, and the grenade to represent the camion branch, are possibilities.


Jan. 5, 1918,

      Dear Ed.,

We read your article in the Xmas Bulletin and think your idea about keeping up 21 rue Raynouard is fine. We all want to see the organization kept up as much as possible although some of us are too busy evacuating malades to write the Ed. about it.

To proceed . We have changed our number and our clothes and are regular Yanks now. We are the proud owner of the largest dog in France who holds the undisputed record for getting underfoot. One member of the section was evacuated for "galle" and when last seen was wending his weary way on foot to the H. O. E. We also wish to state that if the war ends tomorrow it won't make us a clean bit mad. Furthermore, any one wishing a splendid assortment of France's finest flies, needs only to apply to our Corporal who will ship same P. Q. D., F. O. B.

Yours in War.

Yours in War. S. S. U. 645. (old 33)


December 30, 1917

     Esteemed Bulletin

Congratulations, ed! The Christmas number of the Bulletin reached us almost in time for New Year's. Oh no, we're not crabbin'. If half of our other mail had done half so good, we'd be the happiest little ol' ambulance drivers you ever met.

Notice you invite discussion concerning the adoption of a distinctive yet unconspicuous badge to be worn by old Field Service men.

Now let's be reasonable. Do old Field Service men need any distinctive mark ? Ninety-nine and 44/I00 per cent of them are still wearing those swank English cut uniforms which were new when Kaiser Bill was still polling a few votes in the popularity contest. But perhaps that is too conspicuous. Very well, how about that self-satisfied air our brothers wear when they promenade the boulevard that I-knew-her-when-she-was-young attitude which we all assume in regard to all things French ? 'That marks a Field Service man, doesn't it

But if you must have something to discuss, let's discuss something real live and up to the minute. Par example, as we say in French:

1° Why do officers in the U. S. ambulance service wear spurs in their boots? Do they carry a concealed priming can up their legs, and can Lizzie be goosed into starting by pricking her sides gently with aforesaid spurs?

2° You and the lieut, rushed the same girl at home. You promised to write three times a week. You can send only one letter a week without his reading it. Whatcha goin' to do about it?

3° What is the relation between form 635 A. G. O. S. D., and form 1473, Hq. SPCA, DE, (Discussion confined to section clerks.)

And so on ad infinitum, as we used to say back home. All these subjects vitally concern the past, present and future of ambulance drivers in France, and I think they should have space for free, unbiased and unprincipled discussion in the columns of the w. k. American Field Service Bulletin.

Wishing you the same, I am,

Very respectifely,


S. S. U. 65 what was, but which now, henceforth
and forevermore shall be S. S. U. 622.

P.-S. --- Never mind the new address. It will probably be changed before you hear from me again.


January 2, 1918.

     Dear Editor,

The new Section 29, or perhaps we should say 641, desires to give "The Bulletin" a bit of its history.

On October 30th , then Section 71, we were recalled from the field and ran a fast convoy ---as Section 72 knows --- to the Central Garage Parc and checked out our Fiats. As is always the case, we arrived in Paris at night. It was a sad section when they found the next day a "fête" day and stores closed. Ah well, we found places to spend our wealth! No questions please.

On November 2nd we were on our way to relieve and become Section 29. We did that on November 3rd, after spending a night at an auto parc. Question: Why do they always make us leave Paris so early in the morning?

We found Section 29 in much mud but good sleeping quarters, and with a fine lot of Frenchmen. They were glad to see us as our arrival meant that most of them would he in the good old U. S. A. soon. We extend thanks to them for the good start they gave us. We hope to keep their good reputation.

"Dick" English, their mechanic was good enough to stay with us, for at that time we had no Ford mechanic. We will miss Dick's long lectures when he leaves.

We found our post an expensive one. "Spud" Spaulding got mixed up with a German "Obus" and is now in the American Hospital at Neuilly. The Section wish him a speedy and complete recovery. -

Section 8 was kind enough to let us have "Jerry" Polhman, mechanic. "Jerry" is the bane of our lives for he makes us keep our Fords shined up likes the glasses behind a bar. We often wonder if he thinks our Fords are Rolls Royces.

Just before going en repos December 7th, we got five new cars to replace the ones the Boches ruined. A shell can raise the deuce when it lands near enough to a car. While on repose we got three more new cars in exchange for three that had seen to much of war. We were supposed to be on repose but spent most of our time working on our cars. "Jerry" and the Lieut. seem fairly well satisfied with them.

On December 27th we relieved Section 33 and now have as palatial a residence as one could ask for. We hope to stay all Winter. For reasons why ask Section 33.

Our Thanksgiving and Christmas were celebrated in true American style. One might say "a good time was enjoyed by all , tho' our turkeys arrived a few days late.

With best wishes to all for the New Year,

S. S. U. 29/641

The Editor of the Bulletin would esteem it a great honor to receive a copy of the "The Big Blat" published by Section 8 for its files.



At the cud of the year which marked the close of three years of cordial co-operation between the American Field Service and the Automobile Service of the French Army, the Field Service addressed to Commandant Doumenc, the head of the Automobile Service, all appropriately designed testimonial bearing the following tribute:

Directeur du Service Automobile au Grand Quartier Général.

Respectueux témoignage de reconnaissance des membres de


pour l'intérêt constant que vous leur avez montré, ainsi qu'à leur oeuvre. Ils conserveront un souvenir précieux de votre coopération dans leur modeste effort pour servir l'ARMÉE FRANÇAISE pendant les heures d'épreuves de la guerre POUR LE DROIT.

Paris, le 25 Décembre 1917.


In acknowledging the receipt of this document the Commandant Doumenc sent the following tribute to all of the old members of the Field Service:

G. Q. G., le 5 Janvier 1918.

   Secteur postal 1
        N° 968/A

Le Chef d'Escadron Doumenc, Directeur des Services Automobiles, à M. Piatt Andrew, Inspecteur Général du Service Automobile Américain aux Armées Françaises,

     Cher Monsieur Piatt Andrew,

J'ai été très touché de la pensée que vous avez eue de m'adresser un souvenir précieux relatant l'intérêt constant que j'ai pu montrer à l'American Field Service. Je dois reconnaître que cette oeuvre importante, que vous avez su mener à bien, s'est toujours montrée à mes yeux, non seulement comme une aide effective pour nos blessés, mais encore comme un trait d'union entre la Nation Française et la Nation Américaine, avant qu'elles fussent alliées dans la même juste cause.

Je suis très fier que vous ayez voulu mentionner, dans le diplôme si heureusement composé, que vous m'adressez, le témoignage de la reconnaissance des membres de l'American Field Service. Je voudrais que vous soyez mon interprète auprès d'eux tous, pour leur témoigner, de ma part, combien j'ai été heureux de les avoir pour collaborateurs. Je puis dire que je les ai toujours trouvés les premiers dans le chemin du dévouement et de l'honneur.

Je vous prie de croire à mes sentiments très cordiaux.

Le Directeur des Services Automobiles,





Le 22 Décembre 1917.

Par Ordre Général n° 53 du 4 Décembre 1917, le Général Commandant en Chef les Armées Alliées en Orient, cite à l'ordre de la Brigade

Emerson William, Ambulancier Américain the la S. S. U. 3.
English Edwin                      ---                    ----
Magnin Jacques                    ---                    ----
Palmer Henry                       ---                    ----
Walker Marquand                  ---                    ----

«Volontaires de la S. S. Américaine 3 ont donné les plus belles preuves d'intrépidité et de dévouement an cours des évacuations du Secteur de Monastir entre Décembre 1916 et Octobre 1917 en particulier pendant la période de fort bombardement de Mars et Août 1917.»

Copie certifiée conforme,
Signé. DERODE.



Cabinet du Ministre
Bureau des Décorations
       N° 5252 M

Paris, le 25 Décembre 1917.

Le Président du Conseil, Ministre de la Guerre,
à M. le Général Commandant en Chef les
Armées du Nord et du Nord-Est (Décorations), G. Q. G.

En réponse à votre lettre du 14 Novembre 1917 N° 15467, j'ai l'honneur de vous faire connaître que par décret du 19 Décembre courant, M. le Président de la République a bien voulu, sur ma proposition, conférer la Médaille Militaire au Conducteur Lamont, Robert Patterson, du peloton de la Section Sanitaire Américaine, Groupe T. M. U. 133, grièvement blessé le 7 Octobre dernier, au cours d'un violent bombardement et amputé.

Je vous prie de faire remettre à ce conducteur l'insigne de cette distinction que vous voudrez bien prélever sur la provision de décorations mise à votre disposition.

Pour le Président du Conseil, Ministre de la Guerre et par son Ordre :

Le Sous-Directeur,



Without ceremony the post office at 21, rue Raynouard packed up bag and baggage one day this week and moved to the new American Army post office quarters in Paris. Moving to the new quarters was delayed until after the Christmas rush, that packages by the thousands might he forwarded to the men at the front.

Not a few men can thank Miss Besselle Austin, nurse at, 21, rue Raynouard, for their Christmas packages. The average Christmas box did not stand the trip from "The States" to Paris very well, and the ordinary procedure would have been to throw them out of the mails.

Miss Austin took thousands of these packages and organized volunteer "re-wrapping committees" in the Field Service supply rooms to get the Christmas boxes into shape for the trip out to the sections. Hundreds of men had to be looked up, their sections having been changed. Many packages had no addresses, and Miss Austin sent hundreds of anonymous Christmas boxes to the "needy" at the front.

This work being practically finished, and almost all packages being en route to if not received already at the front, a rising vote of thanks from the sections is due to the post office force, and especially Miss Austin. Hereafter, all mail will be handled through the central army post office, and men in the sections must make sure that correspondents use the correct addresses.



Although the censor's very strict,
   I think I'll write you just the same,
To tell you all the section's news,
   About the town (leave out the name).

Things are pretty quiet here
   From which you'll surely know
That we aren't at the ... at all,
   But merely en ..

We smoke our cigarettes in ease
   While eating pie and jam.
For shells and shrapnel and the war
   We now don't give a ....

There's more, Dear Ed. that I could say,
   A lot that I could tell
You know the Censor's very strict
   He'd slash it all to ....

S. S. U. 16.



The following were noticed among the recent callers at rue Raynouard:

R. T. Scully, now in Aviation
Edward Samuel, S. S. U. 18.
Burnet C. (Wully) Wohlford, S. S. U. 18.
Lieut. George R. Cogswell, S. S. U. 9.
Sedley C. Peck, now in Aviation.
Lieut. Roberts. Park A



The Editor, whose sanctum on the roof of rue Raynouard is not visited by the toil and turmoil of workaday life, was dreaming of the day when a brilliant Bulletin should illumine some of the shadowed spots, when lo! a summons came to report to the lower regions where bookkeepers, accounts, audits and such like attend the unwary! The Editor was greeted with: "Do you n know how many you have on your subscription list? " Oh, yes, the Editor knew. The Clever Ones looked at each other and nodded, "That is good" but the truthful Editor had to add "They don't all pay," Then, "Do you know how much the A. F. S. B. cost for the last three months? " "No, indeed!" Then came a barrage of "You must know's", and now the Editor knows. A wiser but a sadder Ed.

The surest way to reduce expenses is to buy less. It is quite possible that all the Bulletins sent to the sections are not a vital necessity. To glance through and throw aside, one copy will answer for several people. If any papers are wasted at any section, it would be very thoughtful if the Commander would notify this office.

Another way, is for all sections, to send in some subscriptions. The following coupon can be sent to the Bulletin office, filled out at discretion, and the amounts of subscriptions from the Section can be sent in one sum, to Mr. Grimbert.



A leather cigarette case bearing the initials "R. A. R. Jr." containing a lady's card without address, has been added to our list of unclaimed articles, which still includes:

A corduroy coat, sheepskin lined, made or sold by "Burns-Andover".

A series of photographs from Pasadena, California, and a round gold locket with monogram, containing a girl's photograph.





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Civilians by post

Fr. 2,75

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The plans which for some time have been contemplated for keeping open 21, rue Raynouard for the use of men, as in the old days of the service, have been realized, and hereafter not only men in the ambulance service but all former volunteers of the American Field Service, in good standing, whether in the infantry, aviation, artillery, quartermaster or other service of the U. S. or Allied Armies, Red Cross, or Y. M, C. A., etc. will be able to avail themselves of this home for meals, at nominal prices, for use of writing and reading rooms, and in a few weeks for sleeping accommodations.

Men will also find here the convenience of the store and purchasing department as in former days, and outside of regular meal hours 12:30 and 6:30 P. M., will be able to obtain eggs, coffee, etc.


As already announced, the Field Service has had prepared a certificate in the form of a diploma for every former volunteer of this organisation who served for six months and who was given an honorable release.

These certificates will state the period of his service, the section with which he was affiliated, the region in which he worked, and enumerate any official positions which he may have held and any decorations which he may have received. These certificates were designed by Bernard Naudin, the well known artist who has designed so many of the official documents of the war and were printed on Japan paper at the Imprimerie Nationale. Two forms of diploma have been prepared, one for those who entered the service before the United States declared war, and one for those who entered the service subsequently whether in the ambulance on transport branch. The text of the first certificate is as follows:

Mr. John Doe

A fait partie comme Volontaire de


du.............191... au.............191....

Fidèle à l'ancestrale amitié de la France et des

Etats-Unis, il s'est voué dans


à porter secours sur la ligne de bataille aux blessés


Bien avant l'entrée en guerre des Etats-Unis il a fait campagne
en           et à              servant comme conducteur d'ambulance dans la section Sanitaire Americaine N° ......


The second type of certificate reads as follows:

Mr. John Doe

A fait partie comme Volontaire de


du.............1917 au.............1917

Fidèle à l'ancestrale amitié de la France et des

Etats-Unis et devançant l'Armée Américaine,

il a servi l'ARMEE FRANÇAISE dans la


Il a fait campagne à en            servant comme conducteur d'ambulance dans la Section Americaine N° ..........


These certificates will he signed jointly by officials of the American Field Service and by officers of the French Automobile Service. As they are too large to be conveniently carried about by men in the field, they will be sent by registered post to the home addresses of members in America. A small reproduction of one of these certificates is published in the present number of the Field Service Bulletin.


(With apologies to George Ade)

Once upon a time there was an Ambulance Bird who said he preferred Pinard to Fresh Water and who smoked Yellows with ostentatious enjoyment. He carried musettes to the poste filled with Books written in French.

One day he was given the Opportunity of going into the Trenches. He accepted, and made known his intentions to his comrades.. «A wonderful Chance to study the Color of War, to get into the Atmosphere of it All », said he, with the air of a Bob-haired Boob in New York's' Pseudo-Bohemia. His friends tried to dissuade him; but in vain.

He girded on his Pinard bottle, bit a Yellow and made for the Door. But just then the mail was brought in. The Youth remained in the Cantonnement with a Fatima in his mouth and feasting his Eyes on the Pages of the Small Town Paper.


Sometimes a bluff isn't finished no matter how well it is started.

(S. S. U. 16.)



January 18, 1918.

     Dear Editor,

Section 9, now S. S. U. 629, has a complaint to make. We have received no Bulletins since the Christmas number and only one of them has arrived. What is the matter? We miss them very much and wish you would send us all the numbers since the Christmas one.

All is quiet in S. S. U. 9. We are back at the front, have been for eighteen days but in a quiet sector, as usual. We moved the last day of the year, very cold and plenty of snow. The «flivvers» looked like snow plows going thru the drifts. Roads slippery and two cars were blessées but are now convalescent.

Ramsdell, Tineo and Evans got their first permissions Dec. 17. Report a good time in Paris and Biarritz and expressed great satisfaction in receiving their ravitaillement money on return. The «Judge», Whitbeck and Fay left New Year's but got no farther than Paris and were back before their time was up. Vories is at Pau, «Dangerous Don» , Duval in Paris and Cookie Garrigues «somewhere in France», on their permissions. Lieut. Cogswell is out on his first permission in nine mouths.

First Sergeant John Machado is toiling away at Meaux. The rest of our list of non-coms are Sergeant Averill Carlisle, Corporal Mack Greene, Lance Corporal Goodwin and head «Mech ». Sam Prentiss.

The barracks room crowd, a select crew, have had some trouble in getting quarters. Have had. to move four times to different parts of town and hope to be permanently located now for the winter.

We now have two postes, but two men go out to a car and stay one day out, three days in. All quiet on the sector. Prayers of thankfulness by all concerned during the cold weather.

Christmas packages have begun to arrive, slow but sure. The Field Service gift was about the first to show up.

A bridge tournament has been opened also a «bookie» where bets on the duration of the war are received. So far one has been placed with January 1, 1919 as the finish.

We also boast of a bugler, Davison, but he refuses to blow «taps ». Says it is wasted energy when the cafe's closed at 8 P. M. and every one should know that 9 P. M. is bed time.

Regards to the staff and hopes that the Bulletin will reach its once more.

Harvey C. EVANS.
S. S. U. 629.


S. S. U. 66 --- NOW S. S. U. 623

Despite the loathed melancholy of living in a tent, 66 (for it was then still 66, whatever it may be now) had a holiday season, being en repos from December 19th to January 8th. Christmas Day and all those before were anxious ones of hope for packages. The packages have come thru very strong, tho a bit late. However, the American Government's special diet for Christmas, as well as that sent by several friends in Paris, and the French Government's bounty of New Year's Day, gave us some merry feasts.

Christmas Eve we crowded about a very cool fire in a very small stove, like Bob Cratchet himself while «the Chief» read us Dickens' «Christmas Carol » . Next morning some of us found stockings that Santa Claus himself had hung up full of plenty, much to our surprise. The day was the only mild one in three weeks of hard-freezing weather. The Christmas committee consisting of Sergeant Carr, Halladay and Earley had obtained a few decorations from a city near us and with the aid of a stout axe, they set us up in greenery of mistletoe and pine for the banquet, which was a feast indeed. The tables having been cleared by our valiant kitchen police of the day, Miles and Simons, the French personnel of the section was asked in, and the tree in the corner was unloaded of its burden and the anonymous gifts distributed in French and English.

New Year's Day we had another celebration, arranged by Corporal Boule and Miner. Our Christmas tree was set up anew in the school-house and all the children of the village were invited. After singing them a few American songs, not particularly seasonable but seasonably and reasonably melodious, we hope, we gave each boy and girl a package, as New Year's greeting and to bring them the good will of all America to all France. The agonized suspense of the child who got the last present showed that our offerings were greatly desired. And I think we left at R .... a pleasanter memory of our stay there than we carried away with us. For we can't help remembering it as the worst cantonnement ever, the cause of three men's going to hospital with pneumonia.

However they're well now and we're all rejoicing in the choicest quarters --- with whole houses and some furniture, lace curtains in the windows, running water on every floor --that a section could want in winter. As for the roads and the postes, Henry manages to dodge the shells as successfully as he overcomes the shell-holes. And daily, since this latest return was added by the unquenchable paper-devourer, we are glad to avow «no changes, serious illnesses, or casualties since last report».



             THE CRAVEN

As I lay one day a napping
Dreaming of the good times gone before,
There came a tapping, oh so gently,
Softly outside my abri door.

And I stirred, as does a dreamer
T'was a friend had called to see me.
Entrez! called I loudly
And again called as before.

Expectantly I waited
For some essence-seeking poilu,
When again I heard the tapping,
Tapping, tapping, as before.

Thinking perhaps the wind had rattled
The patched up rickety door.
I teetered away to dreamland
That brought back memories gone before.

On a beach I found myself a-sunning
And the cool blue tide was coming,
Rolling, tumbling cross the sands
As I'd seen it countless times before.

Soon the thundering tide drew nearer
Booming, warring, whistling, screeching,
Pleading, pining, nearer whining,
And I sprang out and I found it---
'Twas some obus --- nothing more.

Frederick G. GREENE.
(S. S. U. 30)


The following list shows the present U. S. A. A. S. Numbers of the old American Field Service Sections


Left for front

Present Commander

U.S.A.A.S, Number
S.S.U. 1 January 1915 Lieut. W. Yorke Stevenson S.S.U. 625
    ----  2 April 1915   ---    W J. Bingham   ---     626
    ----  3 April 1915 (Withdrawn from the Orient November 1917)
    ----  4 Nov. 1915 Lieut. Henry G. Iselin   ---     627
    ----  8 May 1916   ---    A. T. Miles ---   ---     628
    ----  9 August 1916   ---    G R. Cogswell   ---     629
    ----  10 Déc. 1916 (Withdrawn from the Orient November 1917)
Vosges Det. Déc 1916 (Withdrawn August 1917)  
S.S.U. 12 Febr. 1917 Lieut. J. R. Fishier   ---     630
    ----  13 March 1917   ---    Alan D. Kinsley   ---     631
    ----  14 March 1917   ---    J. B. Fletcher   ---     632
    ----  15 April 1917   ---    R. C. Coan   ---     633
    ----  16 April 1917   ---    Bruce McClure   ---     634
    ----  17 April 1917   ---    B. K. Neftel   ---     635
    ----  18 May 1917   ---    A. J. Putnam   ---     636
    ----  19 May 1917   ---    L. A. MacPherson   ---     637
    ----  26 May 1917   ---    C. A. Butler   ---     638
    ----  27 June 1917   ---    Croom Walker   ---     639
    ----  28 June 1917   ---    Archie B. Gile   ---     640
    ----  29 June 1917   ---    R. R. Speers   ---     641
    ----  30 July 1917   ---    R. S. Richmond   ---     642
    ----  31 July 1917   ---    C. C. Battershell   ---     643
    ----  32 August 1917   ---    Keith Vosburg   ---     644
    ----  33 August 1917   ---    Gordon Ware   ---     645
    ----  64 June 1917 (Withdrawn October 1917)  
    ----  65 June 1917 Lieut. J. M. Sponagle   ---     622
    ----  66 June 1917   ---    W. G. Rice   ---     623
    ----  67 June 1917   ---    R. L. Nourse   ---     624
    ----  68 June 1917   ---    W. E. Westbrook   ---     621
    ----  69 July 1917 (Withdrawn, November 1917)  
    ----  70 August 1917 (Withdrawn November 1917)  
    ----  71 August 1917 (Withdrawn November 1917)  
    ----  72 Sept. 1917 (Withdrawn November 1917)  


We regret to announce the death of Philip P. Benney which is reported in the newspapers as follows:

"While patrolling- the German lines on January 25th, Mr. Benney was attacked by six enemy machines. He was severely wounded in the encounter, but nevertheless was able to fly back to the French lines, where he was picked up by some French soldiers in an exhausted condition. He was carried to a near-by dressing station where it was found that he had been shot through the thigh and the leg. Rapidly transported to a hospital he was operated upon. A French sergeant courageously offered his blood for transfusion, but even this was of no avail and Mr. Benney succumbed to his injuries."

Philip Phillips Benney, whose home was in Pittsburg, Pa. joined the American Field Service in February, 1917 and was sent to S.S.U. 12 where he served until released in July. He then joined the French Aviation Service.


The Editor's sanctum was honored recently by a visit from Sergeant G. Hinman Barrett of Section 32 who came in to Paris partly to recuperate and partly en permission. He was accompanied by Lieut. Keith Vosburg. The battle of Paris proved too much for Lieut. Vosburg who was forced to surrender to la grippe. Sergeant Barrett was forced to alternate his activities during his permission between nursing Lieut. Vosburg and recording the story of Section 32. The literary lights of the section are spending their spare moments working on the history and their artists are all trying for the same object, as they all want to see their section well represented in the story of the American Field Service by it members.


R. A. Donaldson and Lansing Warren of S. S. U. 18, called to inquire into the welfare of the Bulletin, where they were welcome guests as the life of the publication has been brightened if not actually saved many times by their timely contributions.


Visitors at 21, rue Raynouard

A. C. Payne (T.M.), I. G. Hall, Jr. (T.M.), O. H. Shoup, Jr. (S.S.U. 28) (Sgt U.S.A.A.S.) E. P. Criesmer (T.M.) and 1st. Lt E. L. Huffer just out of the School at Meaux. C. A. Butler (S.S.U. 69) 1st. Lt. U.S.A.A.S. ; R. T. Scully (T.M. 133) Aviation; W. J. Losh (S.S.U. 10) 1st Sgt. U.S.A.A.S. ; H.P. Townsend,(S.5.U. 1)1st Lt. U.S.A.A.S. ; W. Pierce (S.S.U. 3); W. Eoff (S.S.U. 18) French Aviation G. C. Gignoux (S.S.U. 10 et 33) French Artillery; T. Robb (S.S.U. 33) Aviation; C. T. Clark (S.S.U. 3) French Artillery; J. R. Gibb (S.S.U. 67) U.S.A.A.S. ; B. F. Burton (T.M. 133), 2nd Lt. F. A. ; J. O. Beebe (S.S.U. 30) ; Sgt. U.S.A.A.S. A. Z. Machado (S.S.U. 9) Sgt. U.S.A.A.S.; H. B. Barton (T.M. 133), 2nd Lt. F. A. ; A. Kinsley (S.S.U. 13), 1st. Lt. U.S.A.A.S. ; C. Winant (S.S.U. 3), French Artillery School; Gwynne, (S.S.U.8.) 1st. Lt. U.S.A.A.S.



Carl Randau (S.S.U. 10) is at A. R. C. Hospital No. 2, recovering from an operation for appendicitis.

W. Pearl (S.S.U. 1) has been evacuated from the A. R. C. Hospital No. 1 where he has been since August 24th and is attached to the A. E. F. as a civil employe.

The following men have been commissioned as First Lieutenants U.S.A.A.S.:

G. Roberts (S.S.U. 3).
D. Van Alstyne (S.S.U. 15).
A. Gwynne (S.S.U. 8).

Roger W. Lutz, Staff, has left the service and is now with the A. R. C. Mr. Grimbert will have charge of the accounts of the volunteers.

The American Field Service Store has on hand the American Field Service cap insignia for the sum of Frs 3.00.




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Civilians by post

Fr. 2,75

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The volunteers of the old Field Service needed no greater reward than the privilege of serving France, but incidentally the French army would not let it go at that as the following pages show.

Here is we believe, a complete list of decorations received by volunteers of the American Field Service in both the ambulance and transport sections.

It will be noted that there are one Légion d'Honneur, four Médailles Militaires, two hundred and thirty-two individual Croix de Guerre and seventeen section Citations.

It is interesting to note that fifty-two members of S.S.U. 3 have received the Croix de Guerre ; forty-four of S.S.U. 2; forty-three of S.S.U. 1 sixteen of S.S.U. 4 ; eleven of S.S.U. 8 ; ten of S.S.U. 15 ; ten of S.S.U. 29 ; eight of S.S.U. 13; seven of S.S.U. 28 ; and six members each of S.S.U. 10; S.S.U. 12; T.M.U. 133, and S.S.U. 18.



Agar, Wm. M. S.S.U. 16 Ordre Service Santé 31° C.A.
Allen, Julian S.S.U. 4-29 Ordre Service Santé Group. A.B.C., 2° Armée and to Ordre 120° Div.
Ames, John W. S.S.U. 2 Ordre Service Santé 16° CA.
Anderson, Wm. F. S.S.U. 27 Ordre 132° Div.
Andrew, A. Piatt   Ordre D.S.A. ; awarded Légion d'Honneur
Armour, Donald C. S.S.U. 8-3 Ordre Service Santé 57° Div.
Ashton, Chas. M. Jr, S.S.U. 28 Ordre 134° Div.
Atwater, Richard M. S.S.U. 2 Ordre Service Santé 16° CA.
Baird, Charles S.S.U. 2-3 Ordre 57° Div.
Balbiani, R. M. L. S.S.U. 1 Ordre 36° C.A.
Ballou, Paul H. S.S.U. 64 Ordre Service Santé 7° CA.
Barber, Wm. M. S.S.U. 3 Ordre de l'Armée, awarded Médaille Militaire
Bartlett, Edward O. S.S.U. 4 Ordre Service Santé 31° C.A.
Baylies, Frank S.S.U. 1- 3 Ordre 57° Div.
Belcher, Donald S.S.U. 19 Ordre 58° Div.
Bigelow, Wm. De F. S.S.U. 4 Ordre Service Santé 31° C.A.
Bigelow, Herbert E. S.S.U. 19 Ordre 203° Rgt. 65° Div.
Bixby, Joseph S.S.U.. 2 Ordre Serv. Santé Div. Maroc
Bluethenthal, Arthur S.S.U. 3 Ordre 57° Div.
Boit, John E. S.S.U. 2 Ordre Service Santé 31° C.A.
Bowie, R. H. Bayard S.S.U. 16 Ordre 64° Div.
Bowman, R. S.S.U. 1 Ordre 11° C.A.
Burton, Benj. H. T.M.U. 133 Ordre Direc. Serv. Automob.
Buswell, Leslie S.S.U. 2 Ordre Service Santé 73° Div.
Butler, Benjamin S.S.U. 13 Ordre Service Santé 10° C.A.
Campbell, Joshua G. B. S.S.U. 1 Ordre Service Santé 1° C.A. Colonial
Carey, Graham S.S.U. 3 Ordre Service Santé 57° D.I. and Ordre 66° Div.
Cassady, Thomas S.S.U. 13 Ordre 10° C.A
Chew, Oswald S.S.U. 2 Ordre Service Santé 16° CA.
Clark, Coleman T. S.S.U. 3 Ordre 57° Div.
Clark, C. E. Frazer S.S.U. 15. Ordre 32° Div.
Clark, John W. S.S.U. 3 Ordre 129° Div.
Colter, Lloyd O. S.S.U. 27 Ordre 132° Div.
Conquest, R. F. W. S.S.U. 2 Ordre 65° Div.
Craig, Harry S.S.U. 12 Ordre 132° Div.
Craig, Harmon S.S.U. 2 Ordre 16° C.A.
Croke, Raymond R. S.S.U. 18 Ordre Service Santé 15° CA.
Curley, Edmund J. S.S.U. 3 Ordre 66° Div.
Dallin, Arthur M. S.S. U. 1 Ordre Service Santé 32° CA.
Dawson, Benj. F. S.S.U. 3 Ordre Serv.Santé 129° Div.
Day, Harwood B. S.S.U. 1 Ordre 69° Div.
Dell, Stanley S.S.U. 4 Ordre Service Santé 31° C.A.
Dick, Matthew C. S.S.U. 15 Ordre 32° Div.
Diemer, Edw. J. M. S.S.U. 2 Ordre Service Santé 16° CA.
Dock, George S.S.U. 2 Ordre Service Santé 31° CA.
Dock, Wm. S.S.U. 2 Ordre Service Santé 16° C.A.
Dodge, Arthur D. S.S.U. 8 Ordre Service Santé 15° C.A.
Douglas, D. B. S.S.U. 3 Ordre 66° Div.
Doyle, Luke C. S.S.U. 3 Ordre 66° Div.
Dresser, Stephen R. S.S.U. 2 Ordre 48° Div.
Edwards, Brooke L. S.S.U. 1 Ordre 127° Div
Ellingston, John S.S.U. 10 Ordre Armée Orient
Elliott, Hugh S.S.U. 1 Ordre S. Santé 2° Corps Cav.
Emerson, Wm. S.S.U. 3 Ordre de la Brig. Ar. Orient
English, Edwin H. S.S.U. 9-3 Ordre de la Brig. Ar. Orient
English, Richard B. S.S.U. 29 Ordre du Rgt de la 120° Div.
D'Este, John N. S.S.U. 8-3 Ordre Service Santé 76° Div.
Farnham, Frank A. S.S.U. 1 Ordre Service Santé 32° CA.
Fenton, Powel S.S.U. Ordre 66° Div. and Ordre de la Brig. 57° D. Ar. Orient
Fischoff, Pierre S.S.U.. 2-14 Ordre Service Santé 30° C.A.
Fitzsiminons, Frank S.S.U. 10 Ordre 76° Div.
Flynn, Robert J. S.S.U. 1 Ordre de la Brigade 42° Div.
Francklyn, Giles B. S.S.U. I-3 Ordre 11° CA.
Freeborn, Charles J. S.S.U. 2 Ordre 73° Div.
Gailey, James W. S.S.U.. 66 Ordre 9° C.A.
Gamble, R. Howard S.S.U. 1 Ordre Serv. Santé 2° C. Cav.
Galatti, Stephen S.S.U. 3 Ordre Service Santé 66° Div.
Gauld, Brownlee S.S.U. 13 Ordre Service Santé 10° C.A.
Geibel, Victor B. S.S.U. 26 Ordre 10° C.A.
Gillespie, James P. S.S.U. 12 Ordre 132° Div.
Gilmore, Wm. B. S.S.U. 2 Ordre Service Santé 16e C.A.
Glover, J. Halcott S.S.U. 2 Ordre Service Santé 73° Div.
Greenhalgh, Charles G. S.S.U. 4 Ordre Service Santé 15e C.A.
Grierson, John S.S.U. 13 Ordre Service Santé 10e C.A.
Hale, H. Dudley S.S.U. 3 Ordre 66° Div.
Hall, Charles P. S.S.U. 29 Ordre 120e Div.
Hall, Richard N. S.S.U. 3 Ordre 66° Div.
Hamilton, Perley R. S.S.U. 66 Ordre 9° C.A.
Hanna, John C. S.S.U. 1 Ordre de la Brigade 42° Div
Hansen, Sigurd S.S.U. 4 Ordre Service Santé 31° C.A
Harle, James W. S.S.U. 2-10 Ordre 76° Div.
Harper, Raymond S.S.U. 2 Ordre 65° Div.
Harrison, Benj. V., Jr. S.S.U.. 64 Ordre Service Santé 7° CA.
Heilbuth, John R. S.S.U. 2, Ordre 65e Div.
Hibbard, Lyman C. S.S.U. 1-67 Ordre 32e Div.
Hill, Lovering S.S.U. 3 Ordre 11° Armée ; Ordre 66e Div.; Ordre 66° Div. and Ordre Armée d'Orient
Hitt, Lawrence W. S.S.U. 3 Ordre Service Santé 129° Div.
Hollister, George M. S.S.U. .3 Ordre Service Santé 129e Div.
Holt, Wm. S. S.S.U. 1 Ordre Service Santé 32° CA.
Hope, Herbert H. T.M.U. 133 Ordre Direc. Serv. Automob.
Houston, Henry H. S.S.U. 12 Ordre 132° Div.
Hughes, Wm. D. F. S.S.U. 29 Ordre 120e Div.
Imbrie, Robert W. S.S.U. 1-3 Ordre 57° Div. I
Isbell, Charles W. S.S.U. 28 Ordre 134° Div.
Iselin, Henry G. S.S.U. 2-12-4 Ordre S. S. 20e Div. and Ordre 65° Div.
Jackson, Everett S.S.U. 3 Ordre 129° Div. ,
Janes, John V. M. S.S.U. 2 Ordre 48e Div.
Jepson, Walter S.S.U. 9 Ordre 11e Div.
Kelley, Edward J. S.S.U. 4 Ordre 31° CA.
Kenan, Owen S.S.U. 2 Ordre 65e Div.
Kenney, Wm. H. S.S.U. 29 Ordre 120e Div.
Keogh, Grenville S.S.U. 8-3 Ordre Service Santé 15° CA.
Keyes, Joseph B. S.S.U. 16 Ordre Service Santé 31° C.A.
Kreutzberg, John S.S.U. 1 Ordre Service Santé 32° C.A.
Kurtz, Paul B. S.S.U. 1-18 Ordre 32e Div.
Lamont, Robert P. T.M.U. 133 Ordre de ]'Armée awarded Médaille Militaire.
Lewis, Philip C. S.S.U. 1. Ordre 3° Div. Coloniale.
Liddell, James A. S.S.U. 15 Ordre 32° Div.
Lines, Howard S.S.U. 1 Ordre 32° Div.
Long, Hilton W. S.S.U. 18 Ordre Service Santé 126e Div.
Lovell, Walter S.S.U. 2 Ordre Service Santé 73e Div.
Mac Donald, Norman W. S.S.U. 64 Ordre Service Santé 7° C.A.
Mac Intyre, Ewen S.S.U. 2 Ordre Service Santé 16e CA.
Mac Lane, Allen S.S.U. 12 Ordre 132° Div.
Mac Monagle, Douglas S.S.U. 3-8 Ordre 16° Div. *
Macy, Valentine E. T.M. 133 Ordre 11e C.A.
Martin, Townsend S.S.U. 29 Ordre 120° Div. Div.
Martin, Wm. T, S.S.U. 2 Ordre Service Santé 73e Div.
Magnin, Jacques S.S.U. 3 Ordre de la Brig. Ar. Orient
Mason, Austin B. S.S.U. 8 Ordre Service Santé 6° CA. and Ordre Service Santé, 15e CA
Mc ConneIl, James R. S.S.U. 2 Ordre Service Santé 73° Div.
Mc Dougal, Robert D. S.S.U. 15. Ordre 32° Div.
Mc Murray, Ora R. S.S.U. 17 Ordre 97e Div.
Meadowcroft, Will. S.S.U. 8 Ordre Service Santé 10e CA.
Mellen, Joseph S.S.U. 3 Ordre Service Santé 66° Div.
Miles, Theodore S.S.U. 27 Ordre 132° Div.
Miller, Mortimer S.S.U. 15. Ordre 32° Div.
Milne, J. R. S.S.U. 28 Ordre 134° Div.
Montgomery, R. P. S.S.U. 2- 4-3 Ordre 134° Div.
Morton, Charles I. S.S.U. 18 Ordre Service Santé 126° Div.
Muhr, Allan S.S.U. 14 Ordre Service Santé 55° Div and Ordre 8° Div.
Munroe, John S.S.U. 3 Ordre 57° Div..
Nash, Dennis I' S.S.U. 19 Ordre 203° Régt.
Neftel, Basil R. S.S.U. 8-17 Ordre 97° Div. (twice)
Nelson, Henry W. S.S.U. 26 Ordre 10e C. A.
Newlin, John V. S.S.U. 29 Ordre 120° Div ; Ordre de1 l'Armée and awarded Médaille Militaire
Norton, G. Frederick S.S.U. 1 Ordre de l'Armée
Ogilvie, Francis D. S.S.U. 2 Ordre Service Santé 73° Div.
Olmstead, Chauncey L. S.S.U. 18 Ordre Service Santé 15e CA.
Osborn, Earl D. S.S.U. 15 Ordre 32° Div.
Osborn, Paul S.S.U. 28 Ordre 4e Armée
Overstreet, Harry S.S.U. 17 Ordre Service Santé 16° CA.
Paine, Lansing S.S.U. 15 Ordre 32° Div.
Palmer, Henry S.S.U. 3 Ordre de la Brig. Ar. Orient
Paradise, Robert C. S.S.U. 15 Ordre 32e Div.
Patten, John L. S.S.U. 29 Ordre 120° Div.
Paxton, Charles F. S.S.U. 29 Ordre 120° Div.
Pearl, Wm. A. S.S.U. 1 Ordre 32° CA.
Perkins, Frederick S.S.U. 13 Ordre Service Santé 4e CA.
Peirce, Waldo S.S.U. 3 Ordre Service Santé 129° Div.
Plow, Richard H. S.S.U. 1 Ordre 69° Div.
Potter, Lars S. S.S.U. 27 Ordre 132e Div.
Potter, Russell H., Jr. S.S.U. 28 Ordre Service Santé 30e CA.
Potter, Thomas W. S.S.U. 3 Ordre 129° Div.
Purdy, Harold E. S.S.U. 1 Ordre Service Santé 32e CA.
Putnam. A. J. S.S.U. 70  
Putnam, J. Tracy S. S. U. 3 Ordre Service Santé 66° Div.
Rantoul, Beverley S.S.U. 4 Ordre Service Santé 31° CA.
Rice, Durant S.S.U. 3 Ordre 66° Div.
Rice, Philip S S.S.U. 1 Ordre 69° Div.
Rice, Wm. G. S.S.U. 1-65 Ordre Service Santé 17° Div.
Rich, Dominic S.S.U. 15 Ordre Service Santé 76° Div.
Riggs, Carroll S.S.U. 2 Ordre 32° Div.
Roberts, George W. S.S.U. 8-3 Ordre 65e Div.
Roeder, George S.S.U. 2 Ordre Service Santé 73° Div.
Rothermel, John S.S.U. 66 Ordre Service Santé 17° Div.
Rowland, Durbin W. S.S.U. 66 Ordre Service Santé 17° Div.
Russell, Scott S.S.U. 8-3 Ordre Service Santé 76e Div.
Rubinkam, \V. H. S.S.U. 13-3 Ordre Service Santé 10e CA.
Sanders, Roswell S.S.U. 4 Ordre de l'Armée and awarded Médaille Militaire
Salisbury, Edward Van D. S.S.U. 2 Ordre 73e Div.
Sargent, Daniel A. S.S.U. 3 Ordre Service Santé 57e Div.
Scannell, Robert H. S.S.U. 13 Ordre 60e Div.
Scully, Rees T. T.M.U. 133 Ordre 11e CA.
Schroeder, Bernard M. P. S.S.U. 2 Ordre Service Santé 73e Div.
Sherrerd, Henry D. l\I. S.S.U. 2 Ordre 45e Div.
Shober, Samuel L. S.S.U. 26 Ordre 10e CA.
Shreve, Charles U. S.S.U. 4 Ordre Service Santé 15e CA.
Slidell, Wm. S.S.U. 18 Ordre 126° Div.
Sponagle, James M. S.S.U. 1-65 Ordre Service Santé 6e C.A.
Stevenson, Richard D. S.S.U. 26 Ordre 10e C.A.
Stevenson, W. Yorke S.S.U. 1 Ordre Serv. Santé 2e C. Cav. and Ordre 2e Armée
Stockwell, Roy S.S.U. 1 Ordre de la Brig. 42° Div.
Stout, Richard l-l. S.S.U. 1 Ordre Service Santé 32° C.A.
Struby, George S.S.U. 2 , T.M.U. 397 Ordre Service Santé 31° CA.
Stuart, Kimberly S.S.U. 4-10 Ordre 76e Div.
Suckley, Henry M. S.S.U. 3-10 Ordre 66e Div.
Swan, William S.S.U. 10 Ordre 76" Div.
Tapley, Russell M. S.S.U. 1 Ordre de la Brig. 42e Div.
Taylor, John C. S.S.U. 2 Ordre Service Santé 73e Div.
Thompson, Henry B., Jr. T.M.U. 133 Ordre 11e CA.
Thompson, James L. S.S.U. 13-65 Ordre 10°, C.A.
Tinkham, Ed. I. S.S.U. 3-4 , T.M.U. 526 Ordre Service Santé 129e Div
Townsend, Herbert P. S.S.U. 1 Ordre 16e C.A. ; Ordre CA. Groupement D.E. ; Ordre 11e CA. ; and Ordre Serv. Santé 6° C.A.
Townsend, Edward D. S.S.U. 1 Ordre 32e Div. and Ordre 69° Div.
Van Alstyne, David Jr. S.S.U. 15 Ordre 32° Div.
Walden, Donald M. S.S.U. 2 Ordre Service Santé 73e Div.
Wallace, Wm. H. S.S.U. 4-28 Ordre 134° Div. and Ordre Service Santé 31e C.A.
Walker, J. Marquand S.S.U. 3-2 Ordre Service Santé 66e Div. and Ordre Brig. Ar. Orient
Walker, Wm. H. C. S.S.U. 2 Ordre 65e Div.
Walker, Croom S.S.U. 12-68 Ordre 132° Div.
Webster, Herman S.S.U. 2 Ordre 65" Div.
Westwood, Richard W. S.S.U. 64 Ordre Service Santé 7" CA.
White, James M. S.S.U. i1 Ordre de la Brig. 42° Div.
White, Victor S.S.U. 1 Ordre 2e Div. Col, and Ordre Serv. Santé 1° C.A. Col.
Whitney, Raymond S.S.U. 2 Ordre Service Santé 16° C.A.
Wheeler, Berkeley S.S.U. 2-27 Ordre 132e Div.
Wheeler, Walter H. S.S.U. 3 Ordre 129e Div.
Wilder, Amos S.S.U. 2-3 Ordre 76e Div.
Winant, Cornelius S.S.U. 3 Ordre 57e Div.
Willis, Harold B. S.S.U. 2 Ordre Service Santé 73e Div.
Woodbridge, John S.S.U. 66 Ordre Service Santé 17° Div.
Woodworth, Benj. R. S.S.U. i1 Ordre 32e Div.
Woolverton, Wm. H. S.S.U. 1 Ordre    Div.



S.S.U. 1 16, CA.
C. A. Groupement D.E..
Service Santé. 6e C. A.
2° Armée.
S.S.U. 2 73e Div. (twice).
S.S.U. 3 66 Div.
S.S.U. 8 Service Santé 6e CA.; Service Santé 8° C.A. ; and Service Santé 11° CA.
S.S.U. 9 11" Div.
S.S.U. 13 4" Armée
S.S.U. 14 55e Div. and 8e Div.
S.S.U. 17 97° Div.
S.S.U. 18 126e Div.
S.S.U. 26 10° CA.
S.S.U. 65 68" Div.
T.M.U. 133 (3e Peloton) Ordre du C.A. de la 6° Armée.



Now is the time for some writer in the American Field Service to come to the rescue of twenty francs which the editor of the Bulletin is dangling within reach of the man who turns in the best "word pictures" of life out in the section. The twenty francs will be delivered to its captor at the end of February.

The manuscripts submitted call be either serious or humorous. Every man in the service has numbers of these stories at his tongue's end when you get him talking of the "section out there". Frenchmen, the shells; the food, the natives, the cars, the life at the postes, or en repos, and every unusual incident of the road makes a good sketch.

Not only that, but it is the best way to make impressions permanent. If the stories that are told in the "sessions" at the cantonnement are not written while they are fresh, and recorded somewhere, they will be lost to all the men in the service. Of all things, a lost story is the hardest to find.

The story of the man who put a new back end in a Ford backwards, and then backed the car twenty kilometers rather than have the blessés in danger any longer will always he one of the best of the war, be it true or not. But there are hundreds more just as entertaining, interesting, and illustrative of the service. Each man has one or two. Let's have a flock of them.



Philip Page of Brookline Brings Home Prize Taken by
French in a Battle in Soissons Sector

The first German prisoner brought to the United States landed in Boston on Thanksgiving Day, and is now in special custody of Philip Page of 158 St Paul St, Brookline. The prisoner, however, happens to be a dog, a specially trained German police and war dog, captured at Soissons by the French, interned behind the lines with the other prisoners and eventually bought and brought to America by Mr Page.

The dog's name was Kopf before it was captured after that it was changed to Cop. Cop is a large German shepherd dog, almost black. At the Angell Memorial Hospital it was said that he was at least 18 months old, and not more than six years old, although his exact age is unknown.

Cop served at the front, it is thought, for at least two years in the German trenches, as a watch dog, In between turns at "guard mount" Cop carried brandy and food to the wounded in No Man's Land. He still carries scars and a wound on his paws, received while in service.

Mr Page served for six months in the American Field Service, Camion Branch T. M. 537, driving a motor truck, from July until November of this year. He is undecided about his plans, but may return to France for further service.

Boston Globe, Déc. 15, 1917.



While the appeal of the Editor for subscriptions was still unprinted copy, responses to same were received. Among them several from old Service men.

Also from Boston comes the following letter: "Enclosed please find order for one dollar to continue my subscription which ends I believe next month. A number of the old gang of ''13" have enjoyed the paper very much arriving as it does every week. Sincerely, Robert Treat Knowles."

From Chicago, comes these encouraging remarks : "Enclosed please find two dollars for your little Paper. When time expires please let me know and I'll send more. Mrs A. S. Trude."




Le Colonel, commandant provisoirement la 120e Division, cite à l'Ordre du Régiment

ENGLISH, R. B., Conducteur volontaire Américain, à la Section Sanitaire Américaine U/29 de la Division:

«Conducteur énergique, courageux et très dévoué, est resté volontairement à la Section comme mécanicien. S'est particulièrement distingué à plusieurs reprises en allant dépanner des voitures de la section chargées de blessés sur la route des Carrières d'HAUDROMONT vue par l'ennemi et violemment bombardée. »

Le Colonel.



January 31, 1918.

     Dear Editor,

The other morning after a rather trying night 1 wandered into barracks somewhat early. To my surprise I found some of the men in bed.

Strolling through, I stopped at the various bunks which were inhabited, finally arriving at one from which snores were issuing. For a few moments the occupant continued his peaceful pastime. However, at last his eyelids fluttered and seeing his C. O. standing over him he climbed out in somewhat of a hurry.

Then I left the barracks, but as I went out the door I heard the remark, made in a rather sleepy voice of the erstwhile snorer, "Well it isn't often that we are surprised by the enemy."

S.S.U. 639.



John Walter Livingston (S.S.U. 17), Aviation ; Georges Wilson (Headquarters), Naval Aviation F. M. Miner (S.S.U.. 33) U.S.A.A.S. ; W. Yorke Stevenson (S.S.U. 1), 1st. Lt. U.S.A.A.S. J. R. Greenwood (S.S.U. 15), 1st. Lt. U.S.A.A.S. ; J. G. B. Campbell (S.S.U 1), 1st. Lt. U.S.A.A.S, ; C. C. Battershell (S.S.U. 31), 1st. Lt. U.S.A.A.S. ; Thayer Robb (S.S.U. ; E. L. Huiler (Staff), 1st. Lt. U.S.A.A.S. ; W. Peirce (S.S.U. ); G. C. Gignoux (S.S.U. 10 and 33), French Artillery ; C. Winant (S.S.U. 3), French Artillery ; Owen Kenan (S.S.U. 2), Major M.R.C. ; A. Inness Brown (S.S.U. 3), 1st. Lt. Sanitary Corps ; W. J. Losh (S.S.U. 10), 1st. Sgt. U.S.A.A.S. ; G. A. Pohlman (S.S.U. 3 and 8), U.S.A.A.S. ; F. D. Ogilvie (S.S.U. 2), S.S.A. 18; J. Z. Machado (S.S.U. 9), 1st. Sgt. U.S.A.A.S. ; C. T. Clark (S.S.U. 3), Aspirant French Artillery A. Kinsley (S.S.U. 13), 1st. Lt. U.S.A.A.S. ; J. M. Sponagle (S.S.U. 1 and 65), 1st. Lt. U.S.A.A.S


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