Norman Frank Vehr

Norman Frank Vehr worked as a printer in Cincinnati, Ohio, when he enlisted in the U.S. Army on May 10, 1917, serving in an American ambulance unit. By the time the U.S. entered World War I in 1917, the Allied forces were in great need of medical assistance and supplies. American ambulance companies were deployed throughout Europe. The Army medical department was drastically expanded from around 1,000 personnel to more than 350,000 personnel at the war’s end.