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Community Group Hosting “Doughboy”

Community Group Hosting “Doughboy”

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

August 11th, 2017


Henderson, KY. – The community group, “Henderson and the Great War,” will host living historian Kevin Reid on Saturday, August 26 at 10:30 am, at the Presbyterian Church, 100 S. Main St., Henderson, KY. Kevin will portray a World War I “Doughboy” soldier, complete with uniform, and speak about how these soldiers were recruited, drafted, trained, and equipped for their tour of duty. In addition to describing what the typical doughboy’s life was like in the trenches, Kevin will exhibit many of the weapons, tools, and equipment they carried with them at the front.
Kevin Reid holds a Master’s Degree in Military History from Purdue University and has been a “living historian” since 1993. He has given this presentation all across the United States, including Yuma, AZ, Indianapolis and Vincennes, Indiana, and Fort Knox, Kentucky.
This presentation is the second in an 18-month program of events recalling Henderson’s efforts and involvement in World War I and is free of charge.
For more information, please contact Nancy Voyles, Genealogy Manager, Henderson County Public Library at 270-826-3712 or nvoyles@hcpl.org.
Members of the group include Lorie Maltby, Henderson Community College; Nancy Voyles and Cassy Gilliam, Henderson County Public Library; Mary Alice Springer and Sheila Reid, Henderson’s General Samuel Hopkins Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; Tom Jake, Henderson Depot Community Room; and Susie Thurman, Friends of the Henderson County Public Library.

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