Thursday, April 6, 2017

American Doughboys in the First World War

Robert Mueller, a member of the Military Writers Society of American and author of Fields of War: Fifty Key Battlefields in France delivered a generous and informative lecture on Wednesday evening, March 29, at the Niles Public Library, illustrating and documenting the decisive contribution of the fresh and effective American troops under General Pershing's command.

 He referenced the bravery of the US Marines at the Battle of Belleau Wood and Captain Lloyd Williams who famously exclaimed "Retreat, hell! We just got here." 

Mr. Mueller praised the range of titles in the library's book display and donated signed copies of  two of his published works. They will be added to the library's military history collection.


Partriotic Service Award Presented to Niles Public Library

Niles veteran, Kenneth Lee, on behalf of the local Knights of Columbus Chapter, (Bishop Raymond P. Hillinger Assembly #1595) recognized the Library for its participation in the Veterans History Project and support of local veterans at the monthly Board Meeting of the Library Trustees on Wednesday, February 15. Mr. Lee is pictured on the right with Neil O'Shea, the library's VHP coordinator. A participant in the Project who served in World War II and the Korean War, Ken presented Neil with the Patriotic Services Award.