At least nine, SAE servicemen returned home in June 1919 on the U.S.S. Leviathan. Lt. Deloss Grant, Indiana Gamma, was assigned to the ship and is pictured here. Others might be Paul Sutton, Oklahoma Kappa; Harry Robb, Illinois Delta; Louis W. Mack and L.H. Kelley, Illinois Beta; Payson L. Nusbaum, Wayne L. Allen, and Romney D. Strickler, Illinois Psi-Omega; and Harvey Goodrow, Wisconsin Phi.Gold Star SAEs
At the close of the war, Levere traveled with other officers to view some of the war-ruined cities.
SAE kept meticulous records about its members' service records during the war. This letter from Bourke H. Bayless to Billy Levere lists the names of those he knows joined the service and where they served. Levere later compiled this and other information to publish SAE in the World War.
After Billy Levere died in February 22, 1927, the Fraternity’s Supreme Council decided to name the new national headquarters building The Levere Memorial Temple. Council members pose with architect Arthur Knox at the groundbreaking ceremony for the temple on June 22, 1929.
The Levere Memorial Temple, a German Gothic structure across the street from Northwestern University, opened in 1930. The program from the dedication of the temple – which doubles as a memorial and Fraternity national headquarters -- listed all SAEs who died in WWI.
The chapel of the Levere Memorial Temple boasts beautiful stained glass windows that include iconic scenes from history, including war. The drawing for the World War I window depicts soldiers in the trench.