Dear Mr. Rethford,
Thank you so much for calling attention to those who gave their lives for their country in World War I. I have often thought that this is becoming almost as forgotten as the War of 1812, which I consider our second War for Independence.
I do have a personal, Scots-Irish connection. My great-uncle Lawrence Delos Fulton was killed in battle in the Argonne-Meuse, a few months before the armistice. He was my paternal grandmother's brother. His mother was probably not among those on the Gold Star ship, as his remains were finally returned to the US in 1921. So many of these brave men who gave their lives are sadly forgotten now -- especially now, since their brothers in arms have all virtually gone to their reward. Your articles will certainly help keep their memory alive in those who read them.
Steven Weyand Folkers
[Compatriot, Illinois Society Sons of the American Revolution, through the efforts of the above mentioned Lawrence Delos Fulton's second-great-grandfather Robert Fulton as a Ranger on the Frontier and member of the Pennsylvania Militia.]