Source: The Intercollegean, 37:9 (June 1920): 5.

From Pursuit of an "unparalleled opportunity": American YMCA and prisoner of war diplomacy among the Central Power nations during World War I, 1914-1923 by Kenneth Steuer

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  • James Perry established the first YMCA hut for American troops in Bourdeaux, France in 1917 and he supervised the distribution of relief supplies to American POW's crossing the French border from Germany after the Armistice. After the peace settlement, Perry became an Association missionary in Syria and was killed by brigands in February 1920 outside of Aintab. Source: The Intercollegean, 37:9 (June 1920): 5.