They went off to the war to end all wars...two brothers from Utah, long ago.
(My grandfather Matthew Stein, seated in picture above with his brother Conrad.)
They shipped out from Salt Lake City; left behind seven siblings and a mother and father...most of whom were German born.
(My grandfather, standing in middle.)
Did it matter that Matthew's family was German, that they spoke German, and often lived in Germany, although Matthew was Utah born?
When the time came, he and his brother signed up in the US Army, and found themselves fighting in Europe.
My grandfather took a pipe with him, and carefully carved the name of each place that he served.
Camp Kearney in San Diego...a place he would later make his home.Havre, Scotian,