Inside the Stockton Civic Auditorium hang two plaques that honor the young men from Stockton and San Joaquin County who made the supreme sacrifice during World War 1. This book explores each of the names listed and tells their stories. In includes biographical information on each soldier and explains how each died in service to our country, whether it be killed in action or succumbing to the Spanish influenza.The book begins with our first “contingent” leaving Stockton by train supported by the local citizenry. It includes a short background of World War, and a battle history of the 91st Division that trained out of Camp Lewis, Washington. Many of our local men were attached to this heralded division. It then goes into each young doughboy’s life in more detail. Also included are a list of those buried in the American Cemeteries in Europe and those buried in our National Cemeteries. There is recognition of the twenty-eight who were recipients of various awards including the Distinguished Service Cross and the Congressional Medal of Honor. And there are biographies of men who survived but went on to make significant contributions to our community.
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