Samuel Young Post 620 Remembers WWI

(l-r) Collectors Bill Baldwin, Peter Tragn and Bob Jacobs displayed some WWI-era memorabilia.
Photo by Aracelis Batista

The Samuel H. Young American Legion Post 620 hosted a World War I Doughboy meeting on Saturday, February 25 in which reenactors and collectors from five states came to swap and sell Great War uniforms and ephemera.

Jim McGaughan and son, Matthew, viewed many of the WWI artifacts on display.
Photo by Aracelis Batista

The free, public event was to prepare for the centennial of the U.S. entry into the First World War on Thursday, April 6 and get more reenactors to represent WWI in their communities.

(l-r) Javier Rodriguez; his son, Daniel and Todd Rambow gave a one-of-a-kind history lesson.
Photo by Aracelis Batista

The celebration also honored the post’s namesake, private Young, who was the first and youngest neighborhood soldier to be killed in WWI.

Daniel Rodriguez wore a historic Doughboy U.S. Army uniform from ‘The Great War’.
Photo by Aracelis Batista

Bronxites viewed many WWI-era items including posters, badges, clothing and photographs among many other historical pieces.
Photo by Aracelis Batista

Nina Mako and Dan Conna wore historically accurate military attire from the time period.
Photo by Aracelis Batista

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