About the Project

Collage of WWI Soldiers known as the Rain Day Boys.

Rain Day Boy Profiles

Between July 28-29, 1918, Greene County, Pennsylvania, sustained the largest loss of life in a single battle, ever in its military history, 18 soldiers killed or mortally wounded during WWI.

WWI military map showing Hill no. 212 and Grimpettes Woods, the area where the Rain Day Boys fought.


There are two versions of the book available:  FULL COLOR and BLACK & WHITE. Books may be ordered here!

Authors at the grave of Rain Day Boy, John Paden, in Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, France.


Glenn Toothman is the Founder/CEO of Memory Medallion Inc. and a former  Greene County District Attorney.

Candice Buchanan is a board-certified  genealogist with a Master's Degree in Public History from Duquesne  University.  

Contact Us

Do you have information about the Rain Day Boys or the Fallen 58? We would LOVE to hear from you!

We are always looking for photographs, letters, diaries, and other insightful pieces that will shed light on the real lives of these brave young men as well as their experiences in the Great War. We are also very interested in their impact on family and community back home in Greene County, Pennsylvania.

Questions about this project are also welcome!

World War I Memorial

918 Rolling Meadows Road, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania 15370, United States


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