Paris, France (JFK+50) On July 12, 1918, The Stars and Stripes* published here in Paris, announced a new program to be put in place by the American Expeditionary Force to pay its soldiers on a monthly basis.
Under the system, "every man will receive every 30 days some of the money due him."
Details of the plan were unavailable at the time, but the Stars and Stripes assured readers that the new pay plan was "definitely in place."
*The Stars and Stripes is an American military newspaper focusing on military concerns of the members of the United States armed forces. The first issue was dated Nov 9 1861. During WWI, it was published from Feb 1918 to June 1919. Today, the S&S publishes 4 daily editions along with 7 digital editions. Headquarters are located in Washington, D.C.