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Registered for draft on June 5, 1917, as a C.O.; wrote a letter from the Raymond St. Jail on Feb. 7, 1918 [source?]; put in guardhouse at Ft. Riley on Oct. 6, 1918; interviewed by Board of Inquiry in June 1918 at Upton, July 1918 at Leavenworth, and on Jan. 5 [1919?] at the Disciplinary Barracks [Ft. Leavenworth]; arrived at Leavenworth from Camp Funston on Nov. 4, [1918?]; classed by Board of Inquiry as 1A; charged with disobedience of orders; sentenced to 25 years in prison, reduced to 3 years; refused to work at Ft. Leavenworth, according to Kreger letter; his sister, Rae Monsky, was part of Dec. 1918 delegation that visited Secretary of War Baker to plea for release of C.O.s in prison at Ft. Leavenworth; reason for stance = humanitarian; a Socialist.