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Calumet City Star (Newspaper) - May 27, 1990, Calumet City, Illinois We i vets recall a High patriotism of country medical school at the University of Chicago to enlist. It was an act common to Many of his contemporaries who willingly put their lives on hold and on the line to fight what was then considered a a Good the mood of the country said Bart lit was much like the Heady one that existed in world War ii when he remained on the Home front and served As an attorney with the draft Board. A there was High patriotism a he said. A it world War i was popular. It Wasny to like Vietnam or the other one Korea. John Shonkwiler an army private attached to a company of reservists during the decisive Allied Victory in the Argonne Forest remembers the bikers push it for association bicycle riders can chose either a one Day trip or a five Day tour in helping to raise Money for the Chicago lung association in August. Bicycle across the magnificent Miles of Illinois one Day trip will be aug. 5, beginning in Chicago and ending in Lockport. A registration fee of $15 covers full support on the ride breakfast and dinner snacks Enro Ute Protection by state and local police a Celebration party at the end of the Day and a dammit shirt. Riders Are required to show a $10 prepaid pledge minimum. An additional $20 fee covers the Cost of return transportation for riders and their bicycles Back to Chicago. Some cyclists May opt for a we Klong 500-mile Bike tour across Illinois aug. 5-12 to Benefit the associations research and education programs. Registration fee is $160 until july 12 and $180 from july 13-27. The fee covers support on the ride breakfast and dinner each Day camping and on route Protection by state and local police. Riders Are required to show a $100 prepaid pledge minimum. The excursion is limited to 500 cyclists. People who want information on either Outing May phone the Chicago lung association at 312 243-2000. Reaction of the locals after their liberation from the germans. A whenever they saw you they were glad to see you coming a said Shonkwiler 95, who lives with 12 other world War i veterans at the Illinois veterans Home in Manteno. A they were glad to find out you were an Shonkwiler remembered that his Home town of Kankakee turned out nearly 130 though the draft was on at the time Shonkwiler like Albert Acker 93, also a resident at the Manteno Home joined up. Quot whatever the command was we did a said Acker who landed in Brest France As a Corporal with the . Coast guard in late december of 1918, just 13 Days before the armistice was signed. The United states mobilized More than 4 million men during its 19-month participation in the War. By nov. La 1918, american casualties numbered 126,000 dead and 234,300 wounded. According to Judy Cheary a spokesman with the department of veterans affairs 100,000 world War i veterans survive in the United states. In Illinois More than 2,000 Are alive and Well. Their longevity was hinted at by Pat Essington director of volunteers at the Manteno Home. A they come from better Stock a she said. The Star South Holland lists 503460 amp Assn 0746-5165 Lansing applied for Calumet City applied for publication and business office at 1526 Otto Boulevard to Box 157, Chicago Heights. Illinois 60411 business office at 2374 w. 172nd st., Lansing commons Telephone 755-6161 418-1234 Norman a. Roslyn ski. President and publisher Lester g. Sons vice president amp editor James s me Dell. Vice president a general manager a Chicago Sun times company newspaper 25 cents per single copy subscription rates Home delivery by Star Carrier. $1.70 per month. $20 40 per year u. S. Mail delivery. Local Trade zone and where Star Carrier delivery is available. $21 of per year payable in Advance u. S p. S. Zones a rates available on request second class postage paid at Chicago Heights. Illinois 60411 and at additional mailing offices postmaster Send address changes to either Post office Box or publication address shown above. By Carmen Greco or. You wont see too Many of these american War veterans marching in local memorial Day parades. When they were born Queen Victoria still ruled Britain and the United states was considered a sort of International Backwater. When they flowered into Young manhood Model t Fords uttered on Cobblestone streets and most Homes weren to even equipped with radios let alone television sets. They shipped a Over there in 1917, to help Britain and France win the War that was to end All wars a prediction that proved tragically false some 21 years later. The nation s surviving world War i vets alas Are in their 80s and 90s now. Some Are pushing too. So if they done to turn out for a Parade or two on May 28, its not for Lack of interest. A a in a just old a said Fred h. Bartlit or. Of Flossmoor. A if you get to be 90, you la find As it happened Bartlit never traded fire with the enemy after enlisting in the army in july of 1917, just three months after the United states formally entered the conflict. His Lack of time in the trenches was a fact he later joked about to friends and family. As his wife Agnes said a Fred likes to say that he a chased the Kaiser All Over Texas a. Instead Bartlit spent most of his time repairing jn4d combat planes at an army base in Dallas Tex. The a Jennies a As they were called were used to train americans world War i fighter pilots. A a lot of the kids would bust them up so we had a lot of injuries and deaths a he said. Bartlit who later become an attorney was 18 when he joined the army then commanded by Gen. John j. Pershing. 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