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Veterans Museum to continue Speakers Series Sept. 15 with ‘Wyoming National Guardsmen in the Philippines, 1898–1899’

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CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Veterans Museum will continue its Speakers Series on Thursday, Sept. 15 with a program on Wyoming National Guardsmen’s service in the Philippines, which began in 1898.

“In May 1898, the officers and men of the 1st Wyoming Volunteer Infantry left for service in the Philippines during the Spanish–American War. Many of the 1st Wyoming served in the Wyoming National Guard before the war,” the Facebook event page states.

The program will be presented by Dr. Mark Johnson and will explore the history of the 1st Wyoming Volunteer Infantry and members’ 494 days of service in the Spanish–American and Philippine–American Wars. Dr. Johnson is the Civilian Aid to the Secretary of the Army for the State of Wyoming as well as the Senior Army Instructor at Natrona County High School.

The presentation is free to attend and will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Wyoming Veterans Museum in Casper.