Newburgh in the World War, Part I

May 31, 2018
2pm

 
Admission: Free

Location:
Kaplan Hall
OBTC Great Room 101
90 Grand Street
Newburgh, NY

Please see below for directions

Military scholar, Colonel Frank Licameli, will illustrate the heroic service of some of our local soldiers a century ago. Co-Hosted by SUNY Orange at Newburgh’s Kaplan Hall, corner of Grand and First Streets. Free indoor parking.


Ending the War to End All Wars - The Terrible Cost of a Single Day
Newburgh's and Middletown's Great War Sacrifice in Breaking the Hindenburg Line

One hundred years ago, as America entered the Great War in Europe, two National Guard companies from Newburgh and one from Middletown were called into service and then folded into what became the 107th Infantry Regiment of New York's 27th Division. Fighting in Belgium and France, they suffered some of the heaviest losses of any American unit in the war. Most of those casualties occurred on a single day, 29 September 1918. The men of Newburgh and Middletown in the first assault wave were instrumental in breaking the "impenetrable" Hindenburg Line, however, they paid an awful price. Come hear their stories and the echoes of their service and sacrifice that remain with us today.

Presenter

Frank Licameli is an independent historian and a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel. He is a graduate of Fordham University, and has taught at the US Military Academy, as well as Fordham and Marist College Army ROTC. He currently serves as research analyst at the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic at West Point. He also conducts battlefield Staff Rides, and this fall will help lead a Centennial Tour of Belgium and France, to walk the World War I battlefields discussed during this presentation.

Directions

Use this address for the GPS: 90 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY 12550

From the NY State Thruway, take exit 17 (Newburgh) and take the ramp to go east on the Interstate 84. Take Interstate 84 east to exit 10. At the light, make an immediate right and get into the left lane in front of the Sunoco Station. Make a left on to North Plank Road. Follow the street down the hill, through two traffic lights, and make a right on to Grand Street. Continue past three stop signs. Kaplan Hall will be on the left.

From points West, take Interstate 84 east to exit 10. At the light, make an immediate right and get into the left lane in front of the Sunoco Station. Make a left on to North Plank Road. Follow the street down the hill, through two traffic lights, and make a right on to Grand Street. Continue past three stop signs. Kaplan Hall will be on the left.

From points East, take Interstate 84 west to Exit 10s (second exit past the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge). Stay to your right off the ramp and follow it until you come to the traffic light at Route 9W (the Alexis Diner is on the left). Make a right on to Route 9W, and continue south. Get into the left lane in front of the Sunoco Station at the second light. Make a left on to North Plank Road. Follow the street down the hill, through two traffic lights, and make a right on to Grand Street. Continue past three stop signs. Kaplan Hall will be on the left.