Although there were unknown soldiers who died on battlefields throughout U.S. history, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier had its genesis in World War I.
World War I at one time was known as the Great War or "the war to end all wars" because not many could have imagined an even bloodier global conflict — World War II — would occur just two decades later.
Army Pvt. David B. Barkeley likely didn't know that World War I would end just two days after he volunteered for a treacherous reconnaissance mission.
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