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The PSU Friends of History ushers in 2010 and the month of February with a look at several aspects of America's participation in the Second World War
Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 7:00pm

The PSU Friends of History ushers in 2010 and the month of February with a look at several aspects of America's participation in the Second World War.

On Tuesday, February 2, Military history expert and PSU History Alum Dick Matthews, will talk about "The Role of Unit Histories within Military History: Putting Memory into Context." He will be reading from his regimental history: "Good Soldiers: the History of the 353rd Infantry Regiment, 89th Infantry Division 1942-1945." Dick currently serves as the Director of Facilities for the Oregon Historical Society.

Matthews has an extensive background working with non-profit and historical organizations, including stints as Development Coordinator for World Affairs Council of Oregon, Assistant Director for the Historic Preservation League of Oregon, and Administrator for the Washington County Museum. Dick has a M.A. in United States History, with a secondary focus in Public Administration from Portland State University, and a B.S. in Modern European History from Portland State University February 2, 2009. Cramer Hall Room 447 (Hoffman Library) 7pm.

Parking for attendees at these events are free in the PSU Parking structures after 7pm.These lectures and presentations are free and open to the public. For more information check out our website at http://www.history.pdx.edu/foh , or send your email address to fohpdx1@yahoo.com and you will be added to our e-newsletter list. Parking for attendees at these events is free in the PSU Parking structures after 7pm.