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Life After Discharge - The Real Dope

Front Cover, World War 1 Brochure "Where Do We Go From Here? This is the Real Dope," by Major William Brown Meloney, Ret. Field Artillery, United States Army, 1919.

Front Cover, World War 1 Brochure "Where Do We Go From Here? This is the Real Dope," by Major William Brown Meloney, Ret. Field Artillery, United States Army, 1919. GGA Image ID # 184ca8fb11

William Brown Meloney, who wrote this handbook for soldiers: Where Do We Go From Here? The War Department published five million copies for Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines By War Camp Community Service. Discover why the World War 1 Discharge Guide Booklet was so popular.

Educational and Professional Opportunities for Discharged Servicemen - 1919

Educational and Professional Opportunities for Discharged Servicemen - 1919

Professional and scientific societies are addressing themselves to the task of reabsorbing professional men through special organizations created for the purpose.

Soldiers in Training at Camp Dix Receive Honorable Discharge Papers.

Getting a Job After Serving in the Great War - 1919

Notwithstanding these conditions, the country is prepared to reabsorb its fighting forces in civil life. The quickness of readjustment, however, depends on the spirit in which you meet your country.

There's Your Opportunity Boy!! Doesn't That Prove I'm Not Leaving You Out in the Cold?

Government Programs & Training After Discharge - 1919

We, on our part, want to continue to serve you and your family until you are once more settled in civil life, with the same spirit in which we were ready to serve both them and you while you were under arms.

Farmer Is Using an All-around Tractor with a Cultivator.

Living Off the Land - Options for Dicharged Soldiers and Sailors - 1919

At the end of that time, however, the estate which you have acquired is of far greater value than the average estate of the man who works at a city trade or other profession.

Sheet Music Cover, When the Armistice Was Signed, Words by J. M. Benedick, Music by Leo Friedman

Options for Discharged Service Members - 1919

Any man who has no assurance of immediate civilian employment may remain in the service until he obtains employment, or the Government gets him a job.

Soldiers Being Mustered Out at Camp Dix NJ After the Signing of the Armistice.

Re-Enlistment Options for Servicemen in the Great War - 1919

A furlough of one month is given to each man who re-enlists, which means, of course, a 30-day vacation with pay and allowances and the privilege of going home and returning to your station for a 1-cent a mile railroad fare.

Motor Transport Corps Training School Earn While You Learn.

Soldier & Sailor Money Matters After Discharge - 1919

In addition to this travel allowance, officers and enlisted men are entitled to purchase a ticket home for two-thirds of the regular fare, providing that the purchase is made, and the journey begun within 24 hours after being discharged.

Corporal Ludvig Kristian Gjenvick, American Expeditionary Force, National Army, 351st Infantry.

Military Uniform After Discharge or Reserve Status - 1919

If it is your desire to go home in uniform, it is your privilege to do so, under full grant of an act of the Congress. You may wear your issue uniform as long as it hangs together if you wish.

Medals and Awards. Distinguished Service Cross, The Congressional Medal of Honor, The Distinguished Service Medal, The Philippine Congressional Medal, The Naval Medal of Honor, and The West Indian Naval Campaign Medal.

Victory Medals, Decorations, and Liberty Belts - 1919

The prescribed wound and service chevrons, and special individual decorations, such as The Medal of Honor, The Distinguished Service Cross, The Distinguished Service Medal, The Victory Medal and the appropriate ribbon sections, are a part of the uniform.


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The Folks Behind the GG Archives

The GG Archives is the work and passion of two people, Paul Gjenvick, a professional archivist, and Evelyne Gjenvick, a curator. Paul earned a Masters of Archival Studies - a terminal degree from Clayton State University in Georgia, where he studied under renowned archivist Richard Pearce-Moses. Our research into the RMS Laconia and SS Bergensfjord, the ships that brought two members of the Gjønvik family from Norway to the United States in the early 20th century, has helped us design our site for other genealogists. The extent of original materials at the GG Archives can be very beneficial when researching your family's migration from Europe.