Eight Go To Slocum, Three Young Men Enlist at Local Recruiting Station
Eight young men will be entrained today on the first leg of their journey to assist in eliminating the Hun militarism by fighting with the American army in France. Two of them are Oneonta boys, one comes from Stamford, the others are Binghamton youths. They will leave on the 7:20 C & D train to go by way of Poughkeepsie and the Hudson River Day Line to Fort Slocum.
The three who enlisted at the local recruiting station are: Myron E. McNeely, 24 Broad St; Grant G. Robinson, 26 Linden Ave., and Silas D. Crumb, Stamford; all for the Quartermaster’s Corps.
The Binghamton men are: Engineers-Martin E. Hannahan and Elmer P. DeWitt: infantry-Charles F. Bayles: field artillery-George E. Pierson; cavalry-Irving R. Harris.
Source: Oneonta Daily Star, Oneonta, New York, June 6,1918 edition
Fort Slocum was located on David’s Island. David's Island is on western end of Long Island Sound.
Courtesy of Evelyn Henderson O'Connell - posted 14 October 2017