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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Next Meeting Speaker and Topic: November 18, 2020

For our final meeting (Zoom, of course!) of 2020, our speaker will be Jeff Dacus speaking on "Washington's Family: The Aides and Secretaries that Helped Him Through the War." As Jeff says, "Most people think it was just Alexander Hamilton but he had an excellent group of young men that did his staff work."

Jeff Dacus is a retired schoolteacher who taught U.S. history for 35 years and also taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Portland. A retired Marine tanker, he volunteers with local veterans groups and is a speaker at historical events. A member of the Company of Military Historians, he has written numerous articles in The Journal of the Company of Military Historians, Marine Corps Tanker's Association Newsletter, as well as Leatherneck and Armor Magazines. He has written numerous articles online for the Journal of the American Revolution. He is the winner of the 2020 General Roy S. Geiger Award given to the author of the best article in the field of Marine Corps Aviation. His first book is The Fighting Corsairs: The Men of Marine Fighting Squadron 215.

Jeff has appeared on the SIRIUS radio "Dave Nemo Show," and on the Journal of the American Revolution podcast "Dispatches." He holds several advanced degrees and he was a Distinguished Graduate at American Military University. He resides in Vancouver, Washington. Website: 

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