Joseph E. Wolf

At age 11, Joseph Wolf came from Orange, Texas, to live in the Home from 1911 to 1915. He reportedly left during his senior year at Isidore Newman Manual Training School to enlist in the army, which according to one account made him “perhaps the youngest non-commissioned officer in the American army on the firing line.”

When he turned eighteen, he triumphantly wrote his aunt, “Now they can’t send me back. It’s for Old Glory that we’re fighting and none are too young to uphold its honor.” For his service as a stretcher bearer in Argonne with the renowned “Lost Battalion,” Wolf returned from France bearing the prestigious Croix de Guerre, and later delighted Home children by returning for Sabbath services and a visit.

Read more about the military service of Home alumni here.

Joseph Wolf, New Orleans Item, Jan. 10, 1919

Home alumnus and WWI hero Joseph Wolf was featured in the New Orleans Item, Jan. 10, 1919.