The Voyage Home

26th Div. troops arriving in Boston aboard the America, April 1919.

In late March the 26th Division proceeded from the Le Mans area to Brest, where the men boarded troop transports and finally sailed for home. On March 26, 1919 Private First Class Sam Avery made passage from Brest, France back to the United States on the U.S. Navy’s troop transport USS America (ID-3006), returning to Boston on April 4 after a 9-day voyage without the threat of U-boats...