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World War I

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1916

The National Guard was activated in call for troops to pursue Pancho Villa on the Mexican border

Other events that happened on or around 1916

Apr 06, 1917

The U.S. declared war on Germany

1917

The first WWI draft in West Virginia was held

Nov 11, 1918

WWI hostilities ended with an armistice

1918

The Spanish Influenza epidemic became one of the world's deadliest and swiftest pandemics

Other events that happened on or around 1918

1919

West Virginians participated in the Russian Expedition, a military fiasco

Other events that happened on or around 1919


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