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War Department: The Adjutant General's Office, Washington DC, May 5, 1916:
With the view of presenting to all concerned the actual experiences of a young man who enlists in tho United States Army, the following extracts from the Columbus Citizen, of Columbus, Ohio, are republished. This tale of human interest was published in the newspaper mentioned from March 31 to April 4, 1916, and, as stated in the editor's note, depicts the actual experiences of a newspaper reporter detailed to find out and tell the Citizen readers how the United States prepares its soldiers for duty. These articles are republished without comment, as it is obvious that comment is unnecessary.
H.P. McCain, The Adjutant General
Cal C. Lyon, Columbus Citizen, Columbus Ohio, World War I, United States Army
Lyon, Cal C., "Experience of a Recruit in the United States Army" (1916). Books and Publications. 130.
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