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November 24 Nearly 14,000 men at Camp Zachary Taylor in Kentucky were stricken with the Spanish influenza, and more than 800 died, according to a letter written in November of 1918 by Father Regis Barrett, O.S.B., who was serving as chaplain in the military camp at the time. "I have attended many sick calls in my day, but have gone through only one epidemic, and God grant that it may be the last." Barrett was later recognized for having arranged for local nuns to help in the military infirmary during the epidemic.
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