Passenger List of Organizations and Casuals Returning to the United States

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Title

Passenger List of Organizations and Casuals Returning to the United States

Alternative Title

List of Passengers

Subject

World War, 1914-1918

Veterans--Florida

Description

The passenger list of organizations and casuals for the Leviathan from Brest, France, to Hoboken, New Jersey, on August 6, 1919. The document includes the soldier's number, name, rank, regiment, corps or department, emergency contact, and address. On this ship are members of Battery "A" of the 12th Field Artillery.

A notable soldier listed in the record is Felix Prendota (1895-1988). Born on November 17, 1895, in Chicago, Illinois, to Polish immigrants, Pendota enlisted in the United States Army on April 30, 1917, and was assigned to Battery A of the 12th Field Artillery. He shipped out to Europe on January 11, 1918. He engaged in the battles of Aisne, Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Lorraine, and Ile de France. Although Prendota left Europe on July 30, 1919, he remained in the United States Army for over fifteen years. He was attached to the 15th Infantry, which protected American interests in China leading up to the Chinese Communist Revolution. He retired to Winter Park, Florida, with his wife, Ruby. Prendota died on September 15, 1988, at the age of ninety-two, and is buried at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

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.

Creator

United States Army Transport Service

Source

Digital reproduction of original passenger list.

Publisher

United States Army Transport Service

Date Created

1919-07-12

Format

image/jpg

Extent

890 KB

Medium

1 passenger list

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Brest, France
Hoboken, New Jersey

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and published by the United States Army Transport Service.

Rights Holder

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Curator

Connolly, Lehman
Cravero, Geoffrey

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.
Tuchman, Barbara W., and Robert K. Massie. The Guns of August: The Outbreak of World War I. 2014.

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