Benjamin G. Olmsted
This source is an article that tells us about the SS Tuscania who got torpedoed and sunk by the german U-boat UB-77. Also later on in the article one of the survivors tell us his story on the boat.
MUSKEGON, MI - It is Feb. 5, 1918 and the SS Tuscania is floating just off the Scottish coast. Dusk is setting in.
This source tells us many information about our soldier.
This is Benjamin's Draft card, it contains all of his information. This was very important to our research process because we used the information of this to match up other articles about Benjamin Olmsted to make sure they were accurate.
This is a newspaper article about Benjamin Olmsted’s death on the Tuscania. The captain talks about how Benjamin was calm and followed orders, but sadly didn't make it to the coast.
This is a monument on the coast of ireland where the SS Tuscania sank, to honor those who perished during the war.
This one of the multiple clips that shows our soldier regiment working.