"We Regret to Inform You . . . "
In addition to families receiving the dreaded telegram about young men killed on the battlefields of Europe in 1918, Santa Barbara families were also receiving telegrams about enlisted men who died of the Spanish flu in army camps shortly after leaving home.
In November 1918, the families of William P. Fasioli and Dennison Ernest Christensen learned that their sons had died in camps in California.