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WWI at Home Pt 3 McClure, Fox & Skinner

A 1916 graduate of the Normal School, Glen Amos McClure (pictured) enlisted in the National Guard at Cheney on June 25, 1916. He served with Company H of the 161st Infantry and arrived in France on December 13, 1917 having already been promoted to Corporal. In February he was promoted to Sergeant. Glen was promoted to Second Lieutenant in October 1918, serving with the 349th Infantry and then Provisional Regiment 1 of the American Expeditionary Forces before returning home in July 1919. Three weeks before shipping out, Glen married his sweetheart Blanche Esther Belden of Tekoa. Normal School student, Charles J. Fox of Davenport joined the Regular ...

World War I at Home Part 2 – Merle Smith 1915

Merle James Smith, a Normal School student from Portland joined the Regular Army on December 24, 1915. He served in France with Headquarters Company, 162nd Infantry, 81st Infantry Brigade, 91st Division of the American Expeditionary Forces. The cartoon on the cover is from the Normal School Kinnikinick, October 1915.

Cheney Historical Museum Supports BLUE STAR MUSEUMS

More than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense Today we announce the launch of Blue Star Museums, a  collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. The ...