Jefferson City at War: 1916-1975

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Jefferson City has a unique and enduring legacy of brave individuals banding together to answer the nation's call to arms. The Missouri National Guard's Company L, 2nd Infantry mobilized in support of the Mexican Border War in 1916 and later federalized for deployment during the Great War. Local youth scrambled to recruiting stations for a chance to join in the fray against Germany and Japan during World War II. Later, brave residents found themselves in the Korea peninsula or the jungles of Vietnam. It is clear that the Jefferson City community has a history of embracing the groundswell of patriotic pride that emerges in support of those who chose to fight—and sometimes lay down their lives—for a cause they view as greater than themselves.
ISBN: 9781467111591
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Missouri
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Found in this book are the images that demonstrate the military tradition of Jefferson City and the people and events that represent the community's rich stories of service and sacrifice; because this is our living history, the stories of America, and more specifically, the stories of Jefferson City at War. Jeremy P. Amick, a former National Guardsman and the public affairs officer for the Silver Star Families of America, has selected images from community members and archival sources that illustrate the impact of war on the Jefferson City community.
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