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Committee Members

Susanne Adler
Susanne is a historical reenactor.

Johannes Allert
Johannes holds a Masters Degree from Norwich University and is currently an Adjunct Instructor at Rogers State University. His articles have appeared in Air & Space Power Journal, North Dakota History, Ramsey County (St. Paul) History, and Minnesota History. His current project involves researching and compiling material pertaining to Minnesota with the goal of writing and publishing Discovering Minnesota's Lost Generation: Reflections and Remembrances of the Great War. LinkedIn.

Annette Atkins 
Annette Atkins is a professor emerita at Saint John's University and the College of Saint Benedict in Minneapolis. A scholar, teacher, and public historian, she specializes in transforming serious research into compelling stories. Organization of American Historians.

Patricia Bauer
Patricia is a retired educator specializing in American and Minnesota history, an author, and historical interpreter. LinkedIn.

Doug Bekke
Former curator of the Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley.

Jeff Boorom
Program Manager at Historic Fort Snelling.

Jessica Ellison
Jessica is a Teacher Education Specialist at the Minnesota Historical Society. LinkedIn.

Daniel Ewer
Dan is the Command Historian for the Minnesota National Guard and a Masters student in Public History at Southern New Hampshire University. He serves the committee as webmaster and Facebook manager. LinkedIn.

Randal Dietrich
Randal is the Executive Director of the Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley. LinkedIn.

Christopher Gehrz
Chris is Professor of History at Bethel University where he teaches courses on international, European, and military history, including the department's travel course in Europe on the history of World War I. Chris is the co-author of Bethel at War, 1914-2014, a digital history project for which he wrote essays on the two world wars. LinedIn.

George Glotzbach
George is a New Ulm Minnesota historian. 

Larry Marquardt
Larry is a historian and a member of the Iowa Centennial Committee.

Iric Nathanson
Iric is the author of "World War I Minnesota." MNOpedia.

Nancy O'Brien Wagner
Nancy is the author of "Alice in France: The World War I Letters of Alice M. O'Brien." BlueStem Heritage Group.

Al Zdon
Al is the editor of the Minnesota Legionnaire newspaper. His interest in World War I derives from the fact that the war led to the formation of The American Legion. He recently did a talk at the Minnesota History Center and the American Legion fall conference on that subject. LinkedIn.



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