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1 page | SMC 1320
BackgroundWith “The Great War” almost over, there were some 54,000 American bodies with which to contend; here Wilson explains, delicately, the system of burial currently employed, and states that as soon as the war is over, “the bodies of these heroes will be brought back to the United States.”
Typed Letter Signed, as President, 1 page, quarto, The White House, Washington, October 9, 1918. To William C. Motter in St. Paul.