Military history talks focus on global fights on terrorism, 20th Century wars

Learn more about the global war on terrorism from the perspective of retired military officers and historians at monthly talks sponsored by the Vancouver Barracks Military Association starting on Thursday, January 19, at the Marshall House in Vancouver, Washington. The World War I centennial, Vietnam War, Spanish-American War, and other military conflicts will also be discussed during this six-month series.

  • Thursday, January 19 – “Reminiscences of a Military Historian,” Major Jefferson Davis, US Army (Retired)
  • Thursday, February 16 – “When we start caring more about tomorrow than yesterday,” CW3 Daniel Sockle, US Army (Retired)
  • Thursday, March 16 – “The Vancouver Barracks, Proving Ground for Generals,” Major Jefferson Davis, US Army (Retired)
  • Thursday, April 20, “C-4 Does Not Float,” MSG Timothy Shotwell, US Army (Retired)
  • Wednesday, May 3, “The M1917 Army Ambulance,” MSG Jack Giesen, US Army (Retired)
  • Thursday, June 15, “The Other Spanish American War,” James Moody

All presentations are free and held at the Marshall House, 1301 Officer’s Row at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. For more details about the talks and driving directions, visit the VBMA’s website.

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