Search results for Alexander A. Falbo-Wild.

Doc ‘Pete’: A Baltimorean with the Royal Fusiliers, 1917-18


As the US went to war in April 1917 without tanks, aircraft, heavy artillery, or more than a handful of infantry divisions, a legion of its physicians readied themselves for immediate deployment to the Western Front. In a twist of irony, the first US soldiers sent to France and Flanders were armed only with the Hippocratic Oath. This vanguard estab…