The mission of the North Dakota World War One Centennial Commission (NDWW1CC) is to raise awareness of and give meaning to the events of a hundred years ago, using educational experiences and programming for all ages. The Commission will use the Centennial as a timely and essential opportunity to educate the country’s citizens about the causes, courses, and consequences of the war in North Dakota; to honor the heroism and sacrifice of those Americans who served in our state; and to commemorate through public programs and initiatives the centennial of this global event.
NDWW1CC seeks the participation of academic institutions and faculty in the development of educational programming, broadcasting, print and digital media as it pertains to North Dakota. Appointments are given by the current North Dakota committee members.
Steve Andrist – North Dakota Newspaper Association
Claudia Berg – State historical Society of North Dakota
Dr. Al Berger – History Department, UND History Program
Dr. Carole Barrett – Historian/Author
Kevin Carvell – Historian/Author
Dr. John Cox – NDSU Historian/Author
Robert Greene – American Legion Historian
Calvin Grinnell – Native American Historian/Author
Larretta Hall – United Tribes, Bismarck
Mark Halvorson – State Historical Society of North Dakota
Barbara Handy-Marcello – North Dakota Studies Historian, State Historical Society of North Dakota
Erik Holland – Curator of Education, State Historical Society of North Dakota
Neil Howe – North Dakota Studies Coordinator, State Historical Society of North Dakota
Dr. Gordon Iseminger – History Professor, UND
Tom Isern – NDSU Historian/Writer
Dr. Joseph Jastrzembski – History Program, Minot State University
“To commemorate for all time the U.S. Missing in Action of the Great War; to assemble and make public the most complete and accurate accounting of the U.S. Missing in Action of the Great War; to attempt to gather back ground information and photographs of all of the U.S. Missing in Action of the Great War; to attempt when and where possible to locate and identify the final resting place of the U.S. Missing in Action of the Great War and to petition those, when appropriate, for the ways and means necessary to recognize and officially identify recovered U.S. Missing in Action remains or grave locations from the Great War, or to otherwise commemorate discovered or identified U.S. Missing in Action of the Great War.”
Help Us Find Them
Doughboy MIA is an ongoing program of the Doughboy Foundation. A volunteer team, including both American and European members, has performed extensive research in a variety of archives and resources to assemble more accurate and refined lists of Americans missing during the war. Doughboy MIA research has already eliminated duplicate names, and identified known individual service members who have been left off of memorials or otherwise not acknowledged. Doughboy MIA researchers have also analyzed possible battlefield recovery cases that could be pursued if resources were available. Your generous donation to the Foundation to support Doughboy MIA will help this work continue and expand.
Show the missing Doughboys that you have not forgotten