Friday, May 06, 2011
The Great War is Over
NOVEMBER 28TH, 1918,
GENERAL DISQUE, TO THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE SPRUCE PRODUCT DIVISION:
THE GREAT WAR IS OVER AND FOR THE WORLD, FOR THE NATION, AND FOR OURSELVES WE ARE THANKFUL. OUR PART HAS BEEN CARRIED ON FAR FROM THE BATTLE FRONT WITH NO CHANCE FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE IN COMBAT BUT LET EVERY MAN REMEMBER ALWAYS THAT WITHOUT THE AIRPLANE LUMBER WHICH WE, PRACTICALLY ALONE, HAVE FURNISHED FOR THE ENTIRE ALLIED CAUSE, THIS DAY OF THANKSGIVING COULD NOT HAVE BEEN.
YOU AS WELL AS YOUR COMRADES OVERSEAS, HAVE WON THIS WAR AND A FEELING OF DUTY WELL DONE SHOULD PREVAIL IN OUR HEARTS THIS DAY AND EVERY DAY THROUGHOUT THE GREAT FUTURE THAT LIES BEFORE EACH OF YOU.
I CONGRATULATE YOU UPON YOUR ACHIEVEMENT AND FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART I THANK YOU.
BRUCE P. DISQUE, BRIGADIER GENERAL, U.S. ARMY, COMMANDING
TO DO ONE'S BEST FAR FROM PUBLIC GLAMOR AND APPROVAL IS A WORK OF GREATNESS. IN THIS PERIOD OF THANKSGIVING FOR THE GLORIOUS VICTORY WHICH YOUR UNFALTERING ZEAL HAS MADE POSSIBLE, THE ARMY Y.M.C.A. SALUTES YOU
John J. Bartos 94th Spruce squadron Camp 3-I Toledo, Oregon Remberance of Thanksgiving in Camp 3-I Toledo Oregon.
We knew John served in WWI but not overseas, this sheds light on his service as part of the Spruce Squadron