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Military History Talk: The M1917 Army Ambulance

Wednesday, May 03, 2017, 06:30pm - 07:30pm


There is no cost to attend -- but please email your RSVP to

The M1917 Army Ambulance

Presented by MSG Jack Giesen, USAR Retired

Over the past year, the Vancouver Barracks Military Association has constructed a replica of the Model 1917, US Army Ambulance, as part of their commemoration of the 100-year anniversary of World War I. This talk will be the public unveiling of the completed ambulance. Weather permitting, this talk will take place outside, where the audience can see the replica ambulance as well as uniforms and equipment. If the weather is bad, the talk will take place indoors, but with replica uniforms, and video footage of the ambulance construction.

The May military history talk has been pulled from the usual third Thursday in order to coincide with the Council on America's Military Past (CAMP) 51st Annual Military History Conference that is taking place May 3rd – 7th in Vancouver, Washington. To learn more about the CAMP conference, please visit

The presentation will last about 60 minutes, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Marshall House, on Officer’s Row. This no admission fee. The Marshall House is located at 1301 Officer's Row, Vancouver, WA 98661. To get there from Interstate 5, take Exit 1c. Head east on Mill Plain Blvd to the first light, then go south (right) on Fort Vancouver Way to the traffic circle. Take the third exit, east on Evergreen Blvd to the second parking lot. The Marshall House is opposite this parking lot on the North side of Evergreen Blvd. 


*Photo courtesy of the Vancouver Barracks Military Association

Other Upcoming 2017 Military History Talks:

The 2017 Military History Talks will take place from 6:30PM to 7:30 PM at the Marshall House. Talks will be held from January to June 2017.



Contact or (360) 992-1804
Marshall House
1301 Officers Row Vancouver WA, 98661