Guard of Israel – Bencin Riseman and Family in WWI

Russian-immigrant Bencin Riseman joined the Massachusetts National Guard and served on the Mexican Border in 1916. When that conflict ended, Riseman returned home to Boston. The Great War was raging in Europe and Riseman anticipated the need for a growing military in the U.S. He began recruiting in an unofficial capacity. He was particularly interested in training young American Jews to prepare for […]

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