My Grandfather’s War: America’s Involvement in WWI
More than four million American families sent their sons and daughters to serve in uniform during the Great War. During this period, 116,516 U.S. soldiers gave their lives in combat. Another 200,000 were wounded, a casualty rate far greater than in World War II. More than 350,000 African Americans served in the U.S. military, as did Native Americans, and members of other minority groups. And, for the first time, women joined the ranks of the U.S. armed forces.
Our speaker, Robert Fricke, is a retired special agent of the FBI. He is currently an educator and instructor with a background in federal law enforcement, government intelligence and compliance in high-risk environments. He also served as an intelligence analyst for the Department of Justice and Department of Defense, providing daily support to the Office of US Northern Command Counterintelligence.