By October of that year that number had swelled to 1,675,000.
It was six months (October of 1917) before U.S. troops were ready for combat and shipped overseas.
In October 1917, the New York Times tells stories about athletic contests that are being held at Fort Slocum. They include track and field events, bicycle races, and grenade tossing. There were also rifle and bayonet demonstrations. The Fort Slocum military band played at various events in New Rochelle, also.
A New York Times article of October 17, 1917 recorded that various entertainers were going to Fort Slocum to entertain the troops. They included Scottish entertainer, Harry Lauder, opera singer Max Rabinoff and monologist (comedian) Julius Tannen.
|Sir Harry Lauder|
The "October Revolution" begins in Russia.
The War Risk Insurance of October 1917 goes into effect.
No letter from Ervin.