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World War I: Rain Day Boys

Between July 28-29, 1918, Greene County, Pennsylvania, lost 18 young men, killed or mortally wounded on a battlefield in France during WWI. Throughout the course of the war at least 60 local soldiers made the ultimate sacrifice.

Reel-to-Reel (1917)

In 1917, the local men of Company K, 110th Infantry (10th Pennsylvania), 28th Division trained in Waynesburg, before heading to European battlefields.

This rare footage was captured by Charles F. Silveus, who owned and operated the Eclipse Theater on High Street. The reels were converted to video through the partnership between Miles Davin, of the Waynesburg Volunteer Fire Department, and William Molzon, of Waynesburg University. This segment featuring Company K was digitized and edited by Donna Buchanan, Greene Connections Volunteer Archivist.