MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History

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Raising Cain

he Winter 2020 issue of contains an article written 90 years ago by James M. Cain that is of great interest to me and my family. My grandfather, Lieutenant Colonel George A. Wildrick, was the G-3 (Operations) officer for the 79th Division during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive of 1918 and would have been the recipient of the messages that Cain, as a runner in the Headquarters Troop, carried between the HQ and the subordinate units

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