Jerry J. Smatlak World War I Diary Vertical File Manuscript | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Extent: 1.0 Folders
Predominant Dates: May, 1918, to December, 1918
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Scope and Contents: Single 1918 pocket diary records Jerry J. Smatlak's experience in World War I from May 5 to December 31. Brief entries describe Smatlak's activities every day during that span, from rest days to drilling to combat. The diary ends with the 132nd Infantry, as part of the 33rd Division, occupying the Duchy of Luxembourg. Single photograph of Jerry J. Smatlak taken at Camp Logan, Texas, December 19, 1917.