“Serve my country to the last stitch”: Honoring alumni lost in World War 1

December 5, 2016

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of American involvement in World War I. Though “The Great War” has been romanticized as a conflict in which American involvement quickly pushed a years-long stalemate into an outright Allied victory, over 100,000 American servicemen lost their lives in the conflict.

While digging through his office, Assistant Headmaster Hal Mason recently found portraits of three graduates of the high school who gave their lives in the war. These are their stories:

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2 Responses to ““Serve my country to the last stitch”: Honoring alumni lost in World War 1”

  1. Mark Levitch on December 6th, 2016 2:29 pm


    Would it be ok if I included this information (including the photographs) in the World War I Memorial Inventory Project database (ww1mproject.org)? If so, can you tell me the address of the school and where the photos are located in the school?


    Mark Levitch, PhD
    President, World War I Memorial Inventory Project
    Washington, DC

  2. adviser on December 7th, 2016 6:52 pm

    Dear Mr. Levitch,
    My name is Louie Goldsmith and I am the author of the piece. We are happy to allow you to include all of our information, provided you credit The Sagamore. Our school is at 115 Greenough St. Brookline MA 02446 and the photos were found here. Please contact me with any questions.

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