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Archival Adventures: Veteran's Day - Earle D. Gregory

Archival Adventures: Veteran's Day - Earle D. Gregory

It's time for an adventure! With Veteran’s Day on Friday, today’s Archival Adventures will celebrate one of Virginia Tech’s veterans: Earle D. Gregory. On October 8, 1918, Gregory's unit was committed to battle at Bois-de-Consenvoye, north of Verdun, France during the outset of the United States involvement in World War I. On his first day of battle, Sergeant Gregory's unit was halted by incessant machine gun fire by German forces. Gregory abandoned his position and charged the machine gun, destroying it with a mortar round along with single-handedly capturing a howitzer and 22 German prisoners. His actions and overall valiance earned Gregory the Congressional Medal of Honor, the only Virginian to be awarded the Medal during World War I.

Learn more before the stream and see what’s in the collection here: https://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=oai/VT/repositories_2_resources_1270.xml

Join our community collections archivist, Anthony Wright de Hernandez, for a livestream on Twitch! Every week we explore and discuss materials from Special Collections and University Archives covering topics including university history, NASA pioneers, architecture, science fiction, cooking, LGBTQ+ history, Black history, urban legends, and more. Recordings of previous streams are available on the Libaries' Youtube page.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please email library-event-accessibility-g@vt.edu at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 Show more dates
2:30pm - 4:30pm
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