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“‘On the Sacred Soil’: Remembering June 1918 and the U.S. Marines who fought in France”

 

By Darin D. Lenz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History, Fresno Pacific University

 

The following paper was awarded acceptance as part of the California State University Bakersfield World War One Centennial Conference titled "America in the Trenches: A Centennial Exploration of America's Involvement in the Great War." This paper was vetted by the CSUB history department for inclusion as a guest lecturer at the conference held October 13, 2018, at the university's Bakersfield Campus. This work falls under copyright restrictions, and the author has granted restricted permission for publication only here on this website. 

 

 

 Darin D. Lenz, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, Fresno Pacific Universitydr darin d lenz

 

 

 

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Bill Betten
Sal Compagno
Col. Andre N. Coulombe
Hugh E. Crooks, Jr.
Mike Hanlon
Brigadier General R.G. Head, Ph.D. USAF (Ret.)
Prof. Jennifer Keene, Ph.D
Courtland Jindra
Dennis Matarrese
Major General Michael J. Myatt USMC (Ret.)
Stephen M. Payne, Ph.D.
Anthony Powell
Lester Probst
Prof. Jonathan Roth, Ph.D.
Col. Fred Rutledge 

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Mike Hanlon
Stephen M. Payne, Ph.D.
Lt. Col. Kenneth Nielsen
Major General Michael J. Myatt USMC (Ret.)

Anthony Powell
Col. Fred Rutledge
Prof. Jonathan Roth, Ph.D.

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Maria Carrillo
Col. Andre N. Coulombe
Brigadier General R.G. Head, Ph.D. USAF (Ret.) 
Courtland Jindra
Lester Probst
Jeff Sharp

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Bill Betten, Master of Arts in Education, (Retired teacher DUSD, OUSD, AGUSD)
Lauren Weiss Bricker, Ph.D., Professor of Architecture at Cal State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Scott Corbett, Ph.D, Lecturer, History, CSUCI
Jennifer Keene, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of History, Chapman University
Michael Powelson, Ph.D., Lecturer, History, CSUCI
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