Levere tallied 157 SAE men who gave their life in service during World War I. Many of these men were listed in the May 1919 issue of The Record. Letters, telegrams and photos from the SAE archive reveal the deep connection among the war dead, those they left behind, and the Fraternity.Activities Overseas
The day after receiving word that her twin brother, John Morris Goring, was killed in action, Mary Goring wrote SAE to let them know. Goring, a New York Delta, served in the 27th Division Machine Gun Battalion and died in Bony, France.
Not all SAE Gold Star men died in battle. Spencer W. Slawson, of New Hampshire Alpha, was a radio operator for a Naval Reserve Unit in Hanover, New Hampshire. He, like many of his peers, died of influenza-pneumonia. Slawson died on October 9, 1918.