August 1918 saw a dramatic uptick in activity for Cap and the men of the 365th. After traveling across France to the Western front, Cap experiences his first taste of war. In a narratively fitting progression, the exposure begins with a distant shelling and comes ever closer, until an overhead bombardment leaves Cap awake at night, and takes one of his regiment’s first casualties. Also, Cap has the rare opportunity to meet General Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I.
Read the entry here.