When: Sun., Oct. 14, 2-3:30 p.m. 2018
Commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I, the Great War. America’s involvement in the war marked its first major entry into European politics. With a starting strength of a quarter million doughboys, the Americans began their occupation period in the German Rhineland in December 1918. When it ended in 1923, the force consisted of a thousand soldiers. Many World War II leaders served in this force, including five who would become Marine commandant, four Army chiefs of staff, 10 four-star generals, and, surprisingly, a National Football League head coach. Listen to historian Al Barnes share this little-known story of the Great War’s aftermath.