COLUMBIANS IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR
Even before the United States officially joined the war, 49 graduates of the School of Nursing volunteered to care for the Allies’ wounded and sick. Altogether, more than 2,600 Columbia students, alumni, staff, and faculty served in the military during the war. As many as a third of the graduates of 1918 missed commencement while serving in Europe. Among the students who served, George Robb receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.