Letter to Editor

World War I ended on Nov. 11, 1918. In commemoration of the 100-year anniversary of the end of WWI, my wife, Elizabeth Ann (Jones) Moskowitz, and myself, wish to acknowledge the service of WWI marines Alton Christmas Jones (wife's father) and William Howard Jones (wife's uncle). They fought in France and Belgium during September 1918 to November 1918.  

They fought in many WWI battles, including Belleau Wood, the Verdun operations, Aisne-Marne Offensive, Meuse-Argonne Offensive, St. Mihiel Offensive and the Battle of Blanc Mont Ridge. William Howard received the French Croix de Guerre and the U.S. Silver Star for his service at Blanc Mont Ridge, France on Oct. 3, 1918. The Silver Star award stated "by lying down in the middle of the road using his automatic pistol so effective that he staid the enemy counter attack until remainder of group could get in line."

We wish to also commemorate the 4 million U.S. military personnel mobilized for WWI and the 110,000 U.S. deaths.

Donald Moskowitz is a former navy secretary from New Hampshire. Contact Donald at bearmosk@aol.com.