Library War Service Makes Report of Work

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Library War Service Makes Report of Work

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Our Roll of Honor


World War, 1914-1918



A page from The Davenport Democrat and Leader from November 8, 1918. One of the articles reports casualties of World War I. Fred Kalinchuk is listed as missing in action. His status would later be corrected in some newspapers as wounded in action, degree undetermined. The newspaper was founded as The Democratic Banner in 1848, and was sold in 1855 to a group of businessmen and rechristened The Iowa State Democrat. The name changed again in 1903 to The Davenport Democrat, and after purchasing its rival newspaper, The Davenport Leader in 1905, the name became The Davenport Democrat and Leader, under the city editorship of Ralph W. Cram. The newspaper eventually settled on its current name, The Quad-City Times.

Fred Kalinchuk was born in Russia in 1896, and immigrated to the United States in 1913. He lived in Cleveland, Ohio with his family before enlisting in the United States Army in 1918. Soon after joining the Army, he became a naturalized citizen while stationed in Georgia. Kalinchuk fought in France during World War I, including in the Oise-Aisne offensive. He was wounded during that time and was awarded the Purple Heart. After his military service, Kalinchuk worked as a patternmaker and started a family in Cleveland. He later moved to Florida and passed away in Citrus, Florida, in 2007. He is buried at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida, with his son, Walter Kallin, who served in World War II.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


Digital reproduction of original newspaper article: “The Davenport Democrat and Leader”, Quad-City Times, November 8, 1918.

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1 newspaper article






Davenport, Iowa

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Originally created and published by The Davenport Democrat and Leader.

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Copyright to this resource is held by Quad-City Times and is provided here by RICHES for educational purposes only.


Kelly, Karen
Cravero, Geoffrey

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External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017.
Tuchman, Barbara W., and Robert K. Massie. The Guns of August: The Outbreak of World War I. 2014.



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