. A history of Section 647, United States army ambulance service with the French army. th the French Armywill long live in memory as a tribute to their efficiency. Lastly, a closing word to you in the name of the Section. We have created ameans by which we may keep in touch with each other now that the war is over. Letus make an effort to remember our friendship together, and let us try to meet again atsome future time. As a practical suggestion I may say that there ought to be a slight [7] surplus from the printing of this book. That can always be used for the printing ofcards to inform membe

. A history of Section 647, United States army ambulance service with the French army. th the French Armywill long live in memory as a tribute to their efficiency. Lastly, a closing word to you in the name of the Section. We have created ameans by which we may keep in touch with each other now that the war is over. Letus make an effort to remember our friendship together, and let us try to meet again atsome future time. As a practical suggestion I may say that there ought to be a slight [7] surplus from the printing of this book. That can always be used for the printing ofcards to inform membe Stock Photo
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. A history of Section 647, United States army ambulance service with the French army. th the French Armywill long live in memory as a tribute to their efficiency. Lastly, a closing word to you in the name of the Section. We have created ameans by which we may keep in touch with each other now that the war is over. Letus make an effort to remember our friendship together, and let us try to meet again atsome future time. As a practical suggestion I may say that there ought to be a slight [7] surplus from the printing of this book. That can always be used for the printing ofcards to inform members of a proposed reunion. I shall be more than glad to havesuch cards printed so that any man desiring to promote a reunion may know who willbe able to attend. We had a good section. We grow more and more proud of it each day as weremember our life and work together. It ought to remain a living thing, not just a deadmemory. This history, I hope, will help. Each one of us, alone, can make such life acertainty. ROBERT W. BODFISH. Palmer, Massachusetts, July 14, 1919. rsi INTRODUCTION. T is perhaps necessary for the complete understanding of this His-tory of Section 647 by readers not of the section that we insert ashort foreword explaining the origin and nature of the service ofwhich the section was a part. The outbreak of the war in 1914 was followed rather close-ly by the efforts of Americans in and about Paris to help the Frenchin whatever way seemed the most practical. Aid in the work ofcaring for the wounded appeared to be the most practical service.A partially finished school in Neuilly-sur-Seine, just outside thegates of Paris, was fitted up by an American Committee as a hospital, and hastilyequipped ambulances were used to transport wounded about Paris and in the battle zoneitself. This organization, thus begun, rapidly developed under the name of the Amer-ican Ambulance and established a rear and front ambulance and hospital service. In1916 the front work of the organiza

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