Alton Jones World War I

alton-ww1Alton Jones was in charge of mules in World War I. According to many sources horses and mules were used to pull pieces of artillery, supply trains, and other materials. In addition, they served as transportation for soldiers and as integral members of cavalry units. In fact, horses, mules, and their transportation capabilities were so important on the battlefields of the Great War that they were seen as the key to saving soldiers’ lives. It was discovered that mules could endure more than horses. In the case of both mules and horses, the casualty rate was very high. In response to that reality the The American Red Star Animal Relief  was created.

Information about Alton Jones Oversight of Mules in WWI provided by Elizabeth Jones.

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