WWI Webinar Series: “Doughboy MIA – The Who, The Where, The Ways and Means”

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WWI Webinar Series

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In Washington, D.C.

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Friday May 29 2020 , 1p Eastern •  “Doughboy MIA – The Who, The Where, The Ways and Means”

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Friday, May 29, 2020 @ 1pm Eastern

“Doughboy MIA”
The Who, The Where, The Ways and Means

Over a century after the end of World War I, over 4,000 American military service members remain Missing in Action and unaccounted for from the conflict.

Author and Historian Robert J. Laplander, Managing Director of the Doughboy MIA project of the Doughboy Foundation, will explain the reasons why so many are still unaccounted for, and why the search for them is being carried on by volunteers.

“A Man is Only Missing if He is Forgotten” is the slogan of Doughboy MIA, and after this webinar you’ll understand the efforts to ensure that all the MIA are properly remembered, and how you can be a part of the effort.

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Rob Laplander

Robert J. Laplander
Independent Historian and Author

Rob Laplander is the Managing Director of Doughboy MIA, a project of the Doughboy Foundation that seeks to research, memorialize and, if possible, recover America’s missing service men from WW1. In that role he has been featured in print all over the country as well as frequently on radio.

His  books include “Finding the Lost Battalion: Beyond the Rumors, Myths and Legends of America’s Famous WW1 Epic”, “The Lost Battalion: Return to the Charlevaux”  He currently is writing a biography of Major Charles W. Whittlesey, commander of the Lost Battalion. He is also the author of “The True Story of the Wooden Horse” about a famous American POW escape in WWII.

Special Guest

Mike Vietti, Director of Marketing, Communications and Guest Services at the National WWI Museum and Memorial, Kansas City will tell us about the reopening of this incredible WWI Venue.

If you have never been to this venue, you definitely want to know about it.. in any case you will learn about their plans to reopen and allow the public back in starting June 1, 2020.

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When the United States entered World War I in 1917, most American Indians were not citizens and thus not subject to the conscription law drafting men into military service.

There was also long-standing hostility between Native Americans and the U.S. government. Despite this, approximately 12,000 Native Americans would ultimately serve in World War I, with the Onondaga and Oneida Nations formally declaring war against Germany.

This 6 minute documentary short from our “How WWI Changed America” Series examines this from a variety of perspectives.

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