YALE AMBULANCE UNIT WITH THE
FRENCH ARMY
1917-1919

RECORD
OF
S. S. U. 585

PREPARED FOR THE UNIT BY

GEORGE J. SHIVELY
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

 

PRINTED FOR THE UNIT
By E. L. HILDRETH & Co.

UNDER THE DIRECTION OF
THE BRICK ROW BOOK SHOP, INC.

1920

 

STAFF

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF:
GEORGE SHIVELY

EDITORS:

LAUREN D. LYMAN ERLAND A. LUNDGREN
CLARENCE I. BRADLEY GEORGE D. BUTLER

BUSINESS MANAGER:
CLARENCE J. BRADLEY

ASSISTANTS:
WARREN T. CLIFFORD HOWARD P. POTTER

 

DEDICATION

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
WE DEDICATE THIS BOOK
TO THE 128TH FRENCH DIVISION

Les Loups du Bois le Prêtre.

 

FOREWORD

This book is formless but we hope not void. Done in the interludes and aftermath of battle, it but haltingly expresses the spirit that inspires it. We publish it with neither illusion nor apology. Intended primarily for the Section, but incidentally for the Section's friends, may it prove a touchstone to memory or an echo of comradeship known through the bitter-sweet days of war.

THE EDITORS

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section History
       GEORGE SHIVELY

The "Médecin Divisionnaire"
       LIEUT. JOHN R. ABBOT

Pinard
       GUY BOWERMAN

La Petite Voiture
Merci, Adèle.
Tha Man
       NORMAN HUBBARD

Contrasts
       CLARENCE BRADLEY

The Poilu
       TED LARRABEE

"Gravy"
        "JIM" WEBER

A Visit to the Trenches
       DEREK PETERS

The Ark of the Covenant
       "DEAK" LYMAN

Les Loups du Bois le Prêtre
       JOHN BEECHER

Our Billets
        "ART" LEWIS

These Days
Dawn
       "TONY" LUNDGREN

Fernande
       GEORGE BUTLER

A Yank's Pilgrimage to Domremy
       ARTHUR MAC C. SHEPARD

A Bit of French Slang
       CARLTON BORDEN

A Permission
       KIRBY GREEN

The Allies Enter Aix
       "HOWIE" CAMPBELL

Charmes to Aumale by Train
       JOHN WASILIK

The Philosopher Speaks
       ALBERT PERKINS

Section Log
       GEORGE BUTLER

Glossary

Appendix

1. Section Citations.
2. List of Men Decorated, Wounded or Gassed
3. Write-up of the "Wolves" (from a Paris paper)
4. A French Army Order
5. Station List of Unit since Arrival in American E. F.
6. Complete Roster of S. S. U. 585


Section History