Military history talk looks at WWI railroader

Posted On Sep 19 2019 by

first_imgOne family’s experiences in World War I will be the subject of a military history talk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Marshall House, 1301 Officers Row, Vancouver.Douglas Auburg will discuss his father, who was drafted into the Army and sent to Europe during WWI. As a bugler and working as a machinist, he served with the 33rd Engineer Regiment from May 1918 to May 1919. He was at the military railroad service facility midway between the Army Expeditionary Force’s port of embarkation in France and the American front lines.The talks are free. They are hosted by The Historic Trust and presented by the Vancouver Barracks Military Association.Two more presentations are scheduled. On May 17, Warren Aney will discuss Oregon’s military history; on June 21, Donna Sinclair will discuss African-American contributions to the Civilian Conservation Corps.last_img

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