Wednesday, April 5, 2017

First U.S. Serviceman to Die in World War I

During the course of the next two years I will be writing down some of the events happening during the United States' participation in World War I.  I will be getting the information from the April issue of the VFW magazine.

APRIL 1, 1917

Navy Armed Guard Chief Boatswain's Mate John Eopolucci perishes in a lifeboat after the steamer Aztec is torpedoed off France.

This was five days before the U.S. Declaration of War against Germany, which took place on April 6.


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