This clipping about Patrick Craven (Taddle) entering the Army appeared in the Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) on September 1, 1917.
By this time Taddle was already at Camp Hancock outside of Augusta, Georgia. His divison was sent to France in May 1918. Taddle was killed in action on October 1, 1918.
Over the past year, I have been reading about World War 1. Once the United States became involved, many young men were eager to serve. They were not prepared for the realities of trench warfare. Who could have been?