Duquesne University of the Holy Ghost, with its strong ethnic and historical ties to Germany, found it especially important to enthusiastically and openly support the United States' participation in World War I. In the summer of 1917, Duquesne initiated a military training program and formed two infantry companies that practiced drills on the playing fields behind Old Main. Duquesne bought 100 guns at $4 each to arm its reserves. By 1918, over 220 students had enlisted in the nation's armed forces, at least 15 died there. That same year, the school gave up its new School of Social Services to establish and maintain a unit of the Students Army Training Corps (SAT), complete with barracks and infirmary. Shown here is part of the SAT squadron, Dec. 3, 1918.
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