By Michael Riccio and Sidney Jones, SCSU Journalism students Michael Riccio and Sidney Jones, journalism students at Southern Connecticut State University, reported this story in 2018 as part of Journalism Capstone coursework on World War I. Despite discrimination against him and other minorities, Ricardo LaFontaine enlisted in the 65thInfantry Regiment […]

Puerto Rican Solider Overcame Discrimination in WWI


By Victoria Bresnahan, Kaitlyn Regan and Jailene Cuevas SCSU Journalism students Victoria Bresnahan, Kaitlyn Regan and Jailene Cuevas, journalism students at Southern Connecticut State University, reported this story in 2018 as part of Journalism Capstone coursework on World War I. The day after Germany signed the armistice, 1st Lt. Medical […]

Physician Treated Soldiers Post-Armistice on Hospital Train


By Victoria Bresnahan, Kaitlyn Regan and Jailene Cuevas, SCSU Journalism students Victoria Bresnahan, Kaitlyn Regan and Jailene Cuevas, journalism students at Southern Connecticut State University, reported this story in 2018 as part of Journalism Capstone coursework on World War I. Lucile Boteler thought the apocalypse had begun as she laid […]

WWI Nurse’s Assistant Battled Influenza Epidemic