Brookline War Memorial
John L. Steffy

Lt. John L. Steffy
United States Army (1918-1919)

John Logan Steffy

United States Army (1775-present)

Brookline Physician Wounded in Action

This photo appeared in the January 17, 1919 Pittsburgh Daily Post. The caption read:

Lieutenant John Logan Steffy, 309th Infantry, who before entering the service was a practicing physician with an office at 111 Brookline Boulevard, was wounded on October 4, during action in the Argonne forest. According to letters to relatives he is recovering rapidly and his family expects him home soon as the division to which he was attached, the Seventy-eighth, has been selected for early return to this country. Dr. Steffy joined the medical corps in February, 1918, and went overseas in May.

NOTE: Dr. Steffy, his wife Marjorie and daughter Beatrice, lived at 111 Brookline Boulevard (now Bodkin Street), where he also had his physicians office. He suffered from the effects of a gas attack during the battle of the Meuse-Argonne. He returned home on April 28, 1919 and was discharged on June 5. Due to the the long-term pulmonary effects of his wounds, the doctor and his family soon moved to Santa Monica, California, where he lived until his passing in 1969 at the age of seventy-nine.

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