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Fort Lee Presents World War I Living History Event

Fort Lee is celebrating it’s centennial, and this weekend (9/16 and 9/17), from 9:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m., they’ll tell the story of the soldiers of the 80th Division at Camp Lee when it opened during World War I.

There will be a lot to see and learn. Richard Killblane is the Transportation Corps command historian. “We have a number of living historians to represent the training that took place, we’ll have some French and British living historians who represent the advisors who trained our soldiers here.”

Visitors can see the veterinary school at Camp Lee, a remount station, even a WWI staff car.

The 80th Division, Killblane noted, dug about five miles of trenches. “Much of that is still existing here on Fort Lee so we’ll be conducting tours throughout the day.”

The Quartermaster Museum and the Army Women’s Museum have special exhibits of artifacts from the 80th. There will be a series of lectures offered.