Donald R. McClarey

April 10, 1918: The Angel of the Trenches Earns His Nickname

  Joao Baptista DeValles was born in 1879 in Saint Miquel in the Azores.  At the age of 2 his family moved to New Bedford, Massachusetts.  His first name anglicized to John, he quickly proved himself a brilliant student, eventually being fluent in

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