Click here to view The Evening Record article dated April 23, 1917, which tells of
James E. Connor enlisting in the Cavalry. It is hard to conceive today that horses would be placed in harm’s way against modern weaponry, but they were in great numbers at the outset of World War I on July 28, 1914. It is said that hundreds of thousands of horses were killed during World War I. Although the American Cavalry trained for combat, the end of a horse’s practical use in combat was over. The United States primarily used horses for transporting of men and supplies, and less, if at all, for actual combat.
James E. Connor’s name was listed on The Evening Record Honor Roll list October 5, 1918.

Written by:
Bob Meli
June 13, 2016



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