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First Lieutenant E. V. [Eddie] Rickenbacker, 94th Aero Squadron, American ace, standing up in his Spad plane. Near Rembercourt, France.

Eddie Rickenbacker: Saved to Serve

A race car driver, he served in France during World War I as chauffeur for General Pershing. With Germany’s Red Baron dominating the skies, he transferred to the 94th Aero Squadron and helped shoot down 69 enemy aircraft. Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, his name was “Eddie” Rickenbacker, born OCTOBER 8, 1890.

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The Reverent Habit of the American People

The Reverent Habit of the American People

APRIL 6, 1917, the United States entered World War I by declaring war on Kaiser Wilhelm II’s Germany. In a Proclamation, May 11, 1918, President Wilson wrote:Whereas it has always been the reverent habit of the people of the United States to turn in humble appeal to Almighty God…I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim…a day of public humiliation, prayer and fasting.”

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