When the United States entered the war, the combatants had been in desperate conflict for three years. The brutality and suffering in theaters in conflict around the world was unimaginable. Winston Churchill wrote of the war, “There were battles in the beginning, and there were battles in the end, and in between was slaughter.”
With the collapse of the Russian Empire in 1917, Germany and Austro-Hungary were able to move troops from the Eastern front and concentrate them on the Western front. England and France were desperate for American troops and supplies to join the fight.
Pullman employees and residents did answer the call. Many Pullman employees became part of the 35th Engineers, headquartered at Fort Grant in Rockford, Illinois.
Portraits of Pullman Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines
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- A page of Pullman boys in Army and Navy service
- Another big page of Pullman boys in Army and Navy
- Honors given to Pullman Boys at Fort Sheridan
- More of the Pullman boys now in our country's service
- Pullman Army and Navy boys on the way to Berlin
- Pullman boys entrain for Camp Grant
- Some of the Pullman boys now in our country's service