HGF Monthly Meeting – Researching Military Records from the World Wars – Ken Grubb
April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tracking Their Footsteps: Pulling our Past from the Ashes
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
(Munchies and mingling start at 9:00 am)
Bayland Community Center
6400 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77074
Using specific examples of individuals, photos, and various militaria from WWI and WWII, this presentation will attempt to provide guidance and tips for researching military records of the 20th century. Despite challenges like indecipherable handwriting and catastrophic fires, it is still possible to discover a great deal about our modern-era veterans and family members.
Kenneth Grubb is the Department Head for History and Geography and an Instructor of History at Wharton County Junior College. Before coming to the academy Mr. Grubb spent a decade working in public history at the San Jacinto Battleground/Battleship TEXAS State Historic Site. During his time at San Jacinto, Mr. Grubb educated visitors from around the world, lent his expertise to several documentaries and films, and oversaw the design and implementation of new exhibitions and interpretation. Since coming to academic history, Mr. Grubb has taught at both the public school and collegiate levels. He has an undergraduate degree in Socio-cultural anthropology from UHCL where he studied mass media and political rhetoric, and a Masters in US history for which he focused his research on 20th century military history and social discourse.