The article discusses the life of Allen Dayman Jordan, born to an unmarried mother in 1890 who supported him through her work as a servant. He worked as a mill laborer at Yawgoo Line & Twine before being drafted to serve in World War I. In a letter home, Jordan describes his experiences in training and the camaraderie among the soldiers. He was ultimately part of Co. G, 326 Infantry, 82 Division and was gassed during his service. After returning home, he lived in Arcadia and passed away in 1962 as a disabled veteran, buried next to his mother in Wood River Cemetery.

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