National Affairs: First Veto

Beryl M. McHam, a native of Sapulpa, Okla., enlisted as a private in the U. S. Army on March 28. 1917 and went overseas with the A. E. F. In the Argonne, from which only 15 members of his company of 250 emerged alive, he was wounded in the right arm. burned by mustard gas, cited for bravery. After the Armistice while stationed in the Rhine he got into a drunken brawl in a Coblenz cabaret. He was court-martialed and sentenced to five years imprisonment. The sentence was reduced to 15 months confinement at Fort Jay where he was dishonorably...

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