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The outbreak of the Spanish-American War in 1898, Schick traveled to Portland, Oregon, to enlist in the U.S. Army Infantry. Serving in the Philippines, his fluency in Spanish and ability in organizing military construction crews won him a commission as a second lieutenant. After the war he remained in the army, returning to the Philippines in 1903 to serve in the occupation of the former Spanish colony. During this second tour he contracted a severe case of dysentery that almost claimed his life. After a yearlong recovery in the hospital, he was declared fit to remain in the service, with the stipulation that he be stationed in cold climates, where risk of another bout of dysentery was minimal.