George L. Mallett

Dr. George L. Mallet was a dentist by profession and served as secretary for the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) during World War I. The YMCA provided the majority of all welfare work to the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe during the war. The organization operated approximately 1,500 post-exchanges (base retail stores) and canteens (food service places). As secretary in the YMCA, Mallett would have distributed goods to soldiers from canteens and provided various free educational, recreational, athletic and entertainment programs to enlisted men.