This war brought others from Colorado. Denver author Jeffrey B. Miller researching a book, “WWI Crusaders” learned of Maurice Pate who graduated from Denver’s East High School and volunteered in Belgium in 1916, “He went behind German lines to supervise food and clothes distribution so the Germans wouldn’t take the food,” he said.
It was of the largest food drive in the world. Pate was what was called a “delegate” for the Commission for Relief in Belgium. This was before the United States entered the war. The “delegates” had to leave once America entered the war.
Miller says Pate was admirable in many ways.
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