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United States Army Training Detachment, World War I, Oswego, 1918

U.S. Army Training Detachment
New York State Archives, NYSA_A0412-78_B33_F14_OswegoTraining
 
Document Description
U.S. Army training detachment at Sheldon Hall in Oswego, New York. Photograph of a U.S. Army training detachment that trained under the command of 1st Lieutenant of Infantry Herbert B. Laux. Training was conducted by the Oswego Board of Education at the State Normal School July 15 to September 13, 1918.
 

Historical Context
As the need for a larger army became more apparent, many young men were encouraged to leave school, join the army, and complete their schooling after the war was finished.  The training detachment pictured here was raised by the Oswego Board of Education at the State Normal School, a school for those who had completed high school and wanted to go on to be teachers.
 

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