Wow, Cecile goes high tech! Really appreciate you starting this project.
Mailed off the application for Max's military service record yesterday. Hope to receive a reply soon. BTW, GenealogyBank.com has provided a wealth of information about happenings in New Orleans. There are a few articles in the Times-Picayune about Max's death along with the tributes paid to him and the other WWI veterans from New Orleans. Really grateful the Times-Picayune was so diligent about capturing the nitty gritty during that time.
I was tinkering on Ancestry just now and found an item which is both perplexing and fascinating. The item lists Max. R. Block, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The source is: Ancestry.com. American Soldiers of World War I [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2003. Original data: Haulsee, W.M., comp.. Soldiers of the Great War. Vol. I-III. Washington, D.C.: Soldiers Record, 1920. Do you think this may be our Max. Was Saul in Milwaukee by then?