FSU to Host Lecture on U.S. Role in WWI Victory by Historian Mitch Yockelson PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 17 March 2018 09:24

Frostburg State University will present “Gen. Pershing and His Doughboys: How the Americans Helped Win World War I,” a lecture by World War I historian Dr. Mitch Yockelson in the Lewis J. Ort Library at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 5. This event is free and open to the public.

A graduate of Frostburg’s Department of History, Yockelson has established himself as a leading authority on the history of World War I. He is employed as an investigative archivist for the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration and serves on the Historical Advisory Board for the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission. He has consulted for and appeared in historical programs on WWI for the History Channel, PBS, CBS’ “60 Minutes,” Fox News and the Pentagon Channel. He has been included in articles about WWI by the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

Yockelson, who also serves as a professor of military history for the graduate program at Norwich University and at the U.S. Naval Academy, has published four books of history. His most recent book, “Forty-Seven Days: How Pershing’s Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I,” was published in 2016. He is a recipient of the Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Writing Award.

After graduating from Frostburg in 1984, Yockelson earned his master’s degree in history from George Mason University and his doctorate in military history from the Royal Military College of Science, Cranfield University, U.K.

This public lecture is co-sponsored by FSU’s Department of History, Center for Literary Arts and the Lewis J. Ort Library with funding from the FSU Foundation’s Martha T. and Ralph M. Race Western History Lecture Fund.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit www.frostburg.eduor facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.

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