Tag Archives: World War II

Citizen Soldiers

  In teaching a course on Gettysburg this fall, I have come to think a lot about the citizen soldier. Several generations of the Norvells in my family served our nation, many finding themselves in the front lines: — Lipscomb … Continue reading

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At the Fair – Two Generations

Nearly 50 years ago I went to the New York Worlds Fair. Nearly 75 years ago,  my father went to the New York World’s Fair of that era. In June 1939 the biggest event in the country was the visit … Continue reading

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Back from Bataan….

Of the men who survived the Bataan Death March, Colonel William N. Amis is not the most well known. Yet Colonel Amis also had a story to tell. The grandson of Joseph T. Amis and Susan Norvell Amis, William was … Continue reading

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