The famous Augustus Morgan has finally returned from New York City (where he was summoned by the U.S. Navy), to the bosom of his friends and family in Ohio.
Augustus–whose first name is Garrett, has shared exquisite details of how Navy officials tested his latest invention, aptly named “The Morgan,” onboard a U.S. submarine, and were so impressed, they’ve rushed an unknown number to our troops in the war!
Of course, you’ve probably already heard that France and Flanders are using “The Morgan” on the western front, but did you know that over 500 U.S. cities have already adopted it for their use? So although our Navy is undeniably guilty of dragging its military feet, better late than never, I always say.
Mr. Morgan is ecstatic—and who wouldn’t be, especially after that disaster with the Lake Eerie project. I don’t mean “The Morgan” was a disaster; I mean that soon after he plucked some of Ohio’s finest from a pitch-black, certain death 282-feet below Lake Eerie, he was forgotten as a hero. But that, of course, is another story…
Suffice it to say, our son, our brother, our cousin, and our friend has returned to us. We feel his success as if it were our own, for surely this breakthrough will pave the way for bigger and better things for all. Who would have believed men could walk through smoke and fumes and not be overcome? But this “mask that protects from gas” makes it all possible. Who can put a price on this gift to the world? Who can number the lives it will save, now and in the future?
And so we say again, and with enthusiasm: Welcome Home, Augustus. Job well done!
January 19, 1918