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FROM OUR ARCHIVES Flashback Working as an American Red Cross volunteer during World War I, Grace Vanderbilt collected soldiers' mall. WAR LETTERS Grace During Wartime Helping soldiers in a Washington, D.C., train yard in 1917 might have made Grace Vanderbilt feel closer to her own military man. Her husband, Cornelius Vanderbilt III, was serving in Europe as commander of the 102nd Engineers Division. His war honors would soon include a Distinguished Service Medal. Cornelius, known as Neily, was disinherited for marrying Grace. His father, millionaire railroad magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt II, objected to the "older woman," who was indeed his son's senior by three years. Neily's brother eventually restored the inheritance; the couple's marriage lasted throughout their lives. - M argaretG. Zackowitz FLASHBACK ARCHIVE All the photos plus e-greetings, in Fun Stuff at ngm.com/0511. AMERICANREDCROSS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (ISSN0027-9358)IS PUBLISHED MONTHLY BYTHENATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, 1145 17THSTNW,WASHINGTON, DC20036-4688.$34.00AYEARFORU.S DELIVERY, $6.00PERSINGLECOPY(INCLUDES POSTAGE ANDHANDLING). INCANADA, AGREEMENT NUMBER 40063649,RETURN UNDELIVERABLE CANADIAN ADDRESSES TONATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, POBOX4412STN.A,TORONTO, ONTARIO M5W3W2.UNITED KINGDOM NEWSSTAN COVERPRICE3.75.PERIODICALS POSTAGE PAIDATWASHINGTON, DC,ANDATADDITIONAL MAILINGOFFICES. POSTMASTER: SENDADDRESS CHANGES TONATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, POBOX63002,TAMPA, FL33663-3002MEMBERS: IFTHE POSTAL SERVICE ALERTS USTHATYOUR MAGAZINE IS UNDELIVERABLE, WEHAVE NOFURTHER OBLIGATION UNLESSWERECEIVE A CORRECTED ADDRESS WITHIN TWOYEARS.