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100 YEARS AGO

May 24, 1917

U.S.TROOPS TO GO TO FRANCE

Washington May 21---President Wilson signed the conscription bill after rejecting that section of the measure which would permit Col. Theodore Roosevelt to organize volunteer divisions.

President Wilson directed that an expeditionary force of approximately a division of regular troops under command of Maj. Gen. John J. Pershing proceed to France at as early a date as practicable. General Pershing and staff will precede the troops.

All men between the ages of 21 and 30, inclusive, whether citizens or aliens must register for...



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