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"Sherman was right, 'War is Hell,' and no kidding. I had been there. I had seen it, and experienced it, and wanted no more of it." Memoirs, page 226

   Frederick Clarence Stilson
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American Expeditionary Forces Identity Card Photo
War: World War, 1914-1918
Branch: Army
Unit: Company B, 23rd Engineer Battalion
Service Location: France
Rank: First Lieutenant
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Thanks to his experience in railroad construction, Frederick Stilson was assigned to the Army Corps of Engineers in World War I, supervising road and rail repair in France. His memoir, That Other War, is as much travelogue as war history, offering detailed descriptions of the French countryside and cities Stilson saw during his leave time. Frederick Stilson's sons, Malcolm and Warren, both served in World War II. Malcolm tells their tales in a separate Veterans History Project story.

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