THE AMERICAN STAFF OF THE C.R.B.
There is no eloquence that can portray the loyalty and devotion of the American staff of the C.R.B. Theirs was a service at the command of pure idealism. They were men who sacrificed their positions and came to the service of saving the lives of ten million men, women, and children.
The men and women on the following list received no remuneration. Only to some of the youngsters did we allow traveling expenses. Many gave service during the whole four years, the others for varied periods, but always a sacrifice to human service.
Theirs was a task of difficulties by day and lasted far into the nights. They seldom lived as they were accustomed at home. Winter storms and contagious diseases were but minor discomforts. Their abilities and tact in preserving the lives of ten million, amid the conflicts of a great war, are proved by their successes. The only tribute a historian can offer them is to preserve their names and terms of service in this volume. To each of them, I owe a debt of gratitude for their friendship, which has extended all of their lives.1
The list below is the volunteer staff. They carried all the major responsibilities. We employed large paid clerical and accounting staffs, and they were no less devoted to the Commission and its purpose than the volunteer staff.____________________