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March 1, 1918

 https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88065731/1918-03-01/ed-1/seq-1/

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Four Sammees (British slang for the US soldiers recruited by Uncle Sam) were ordered shot for sleeping on duty have been ordered executed. Pershing has already executed a soldier for abuse of a French child, but has asked for War Department review of the sleeping soldiers. Cambridge, Maryland  folks are buying smileage - entertainment bonds for the troops - and in the Madison, Maryland there is a  minstrel show plays to "peals of laughter." In Galway, Ireland, the U.S.flag is burnt by Sinn Feiners.

Source: "Order Four Sammees; Slept on Duty," The Daily Banner, Cambridge, Maryland, March 1, 1918. Page 1, 

Earlier Event: February 28
February 28, 1918
Later Event: March 2
March 2, 1918