Iraq War vet pays tribute to his World War I brothers in arms

Pen Argyl , PA

A small monument in a little town in northeastern Pennsylvania bears a plaque with seven names, all men who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War I.
One of those names, Charles Nelson Lobb, also appears on the American Legion post just blocks away.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I, The Morning Call newspaper in Allentown, Pa., went to that town – Pen Argyl – and found an Iraq War veteran who made it his mission to resurrect the lives of those who served in what that generation knew as the Great War and founded Charles Nelson Lobb American Legion Post 502. What he found gleaning the gravestones of local cemeteries stunned him. Read about his mission at

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