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Ike in WWI

History/Science

As Texas commemorates the Centennial of World War I this year, one might ask, "What did Ike do during this conflict?" First Lieutenant Dwight Eisenhower was stationed at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, when the United States entered World War I. He quickly distinguished himself as a trainer of soldiers, first with the infantry and later with the Army's fledgling tank corps. Eisenhower excelled at what he did but was never sent overseas. Despite doing his duty and doing it well, bitterness that he had not been able to lead soldiers in battle would remain for this career soldier that would not be quickly forgotten.