A look back at Iowa's contibutions to the Great War



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Captain I. G. Ross of Iowa City, has been awarded the French war cross for distinguished bravery on the front in France. He is a member of the One Hundred and Sixty-eighth U.S. Infantry of the "Rainbow Division."

After Hervey P. Perrin of Marion had been repeatedly rejected by physical disqualification from enlisting in the United States army, he went to Canada where he was readily accepted. He has just arrived near the [illegible] of operations in France and is prepared to give a good account of himself in the world fight for democracy.

~Nashua Reporter, April 18, 1918
~ transcribed by Sharyl Ferrall for  Iowa in the Great War and Iowa Old Press http://iagenweb.org/iowaoldpress/