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Oregon at War! American soldiers marching through gas shelled French town.
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Claude Beck of Portland (Army)

  Andrew Johnson of Phoenix (Air Corps)
  Ralph Gilliam of Wolf Creek (Navy)
  Revel Bower of Hopewell (Marines)

This section does not present a comprehensive view of the politics, strategies, or battlefield tactics of World War I. Rather, it looks at the war on a human scale through the diverse military encounters of Oregonians serving in the "the war to end all wars."

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Overview
View A broad perspective of World War I

Profiles of service
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You're in the Army now
View Life at the Naval Training Station
View The harrowing life of a combat engineer
View Corporal Burns is killed in action
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Defying the danger at sea
View The marine and the chaplain
View "His coolness and skill as a pilot"
View A prisoner in Germany
View Oregon's missing in action
View Influenza claims another victim
View In his own words: one man's diary
View Other voices of service
View The faces of war: Oregon galleries

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About the images delta
From top to bottom: Claude Beck of Portland (Army); Andrew Johnson of Phoenix (Air Corps); Ralph Gilliam of Wolf Creek (Navy); Revel Bower of Hopewell (Marines). Note: all photographs of soldiers, sailors, and marines in this exhibit section are from the following records unless otherwise noted: (OSA, Oregon Defense Council Records, World War I Personnel Photographs)

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