Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 5:30 pm
Via Zoom. Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ubLu3KWMT-icgoK0xtz8tw
While approximately 95,000 Mainers served in World War II, many do not know that entire units of Mainers were activated even before the nation was at war. Soldiers in Maine’s National Guard saw service all across the globe, from the Pacific to Europe – and even at home. This presentation will highlight the role of Maine’s citizen-soldiers during World War II.
Captain Jonathan Bratten, presenting. Captain Jonathan Bratten is the Command Historian for the Maine National Guard. In this capacity, he has produced multiple articles on the history of Maine's soldiers, appearing in such publications as “The New York Times,” “The Washington Post,” and “Army History.” He has also appeared in the Smithsonian Channel documentary, “Americans Underground: Secret Cities of World War I” and served as a historian in France for the Army’s World War I Centennial commemorations. His book To the Last Man: A National Guard Regiment in the Great War, 1917-1919 was published in the summer of 2020 from Army University Press. Captain Bratten has been selected as the Army Center of Military History’s Scholar in Residence at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and will report there in June of 2021.