San Francisco Home Guard World WarI; does anyone know about it?greenspun.com : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread
My grandfather was given a medal for being in the San Francisco Home Guard in World War I. Do you have any information on this activity?
-- Dee Harrell (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 15, 1998
Apparently there was a "California military reserve" which existed between 1917 and 1920. It was also known as the "home guard". An article in the S.F. Chronicle (14 March 1920) states the Governor ordered its discontinuance, and discharge papers were given.
-- Ron Filion (email@example.com), May 02, 1998.