During the First World War, nearly two million Americans—young, innocent, and patriotic—were sent to the blood-soaked battlefields of Europe to, as President Wilson declared, “Make the World Safe for Democracy.” There, they encountered the horrors of modern war—poison gas, disease, death, and destruction on an unimaginable scale. Through it all, the doughboys upheld their American ideals, earned a reputation as fearsome, courageous fighters, and won the Great War.

Gary Knepp, author of Over There, provided an enlightening account to Cincinnati Eastside Rotary as described in his most recent book – the story of how the men and women of one Ohio community, both at home and abroad, met the challenge of their generation.

Gary L. Knepp is a lifelong resident of Clermont County, Ohio. Mr. Knepp is an attorney and an adjunct professor of American history and political science at the University of Cincinnati’s Clermont College. He was the director of the Clermont County Underground Railroad Research Project and has presented papers to academic conferences about the Underground Railroad. He is also a frequent speaker on the topic to local historical societies. In 2005, he appeared as a guest historian on the PBS television show, History Detectives.

His other publications include Forgotten Warriors, Musings From The Clear Mountain, Beyond The Names, Freedom’s Struggle, The Memoirs of Henry Clark Corbin, Nine Who Made a Difference, and To Crown Myself with Honor. He is also the author of numerous newspaper and journal articles.

FMI: http://garyknepp.com/

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The Rotary Club of Cincinnati-Eastside was formed April 5, 2013 and it's 40 members enjoy fellowship, service and education each Wednesday at a luncheon meeting at Ivy Hills Country Club.  Prospective members are always welcome and each week more people are joining the "ground floor" of this new and vibrant Club.

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