Black Officer And Women’s Army Corps Speaker Series

Next year will mark the 100th anniversary of the Fort Des Moines Provisional Black Officer Training Camps and the 75th Anniversary of their Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Training Center. To commemorate these milestones, the Fort Des Moines Museum is hosting a speaker series, and this Thursday, Oct. 13, they will welcome Doug Fisher and the story of 104 Doctors commissioned at Fort Des Moines. Fisher served 10 years as an Army and Foreign Service officer after graduating from Princeton University. He discovered his grandfather’s letters and diaries about his experiences as an Army officer with the 92nd Division in World War I, which triggered Fisher’s interest in researching and writing his book, “African American Doctors of World War I: The Lives of 104 Volunteers.” Fisher will speak at 7 p.m. at the free event sponsored by the Prairie Meadows Foundation. To RSVP, follow the contact points listed below.


Phone: 515-249-1452