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A colonel of truth

Published on November 7, 2017 11:59AM

Retired Lieutenant Colonel Alisha Hamel will visit the Oregon Coast this Saturday, Nov. 11, to deliver a talk on Oregon military history at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum.

Hamel’s love of history resulted in the Oregon National Guard appointing her as the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial special projects officer. She has also worked on Oregon’s 150th Birthday stories project and was appointed as command historian for the Oregon National Guard. She established the non-profit Historical Outreach Project, which has sent speakers into Oregon classrooms to talk about Lewis and Clark, Oregon in the Civil War and several other topics. She also created a documentary film about the 41st Infantry Division in World War II.

From 2015-2016, Hamel worked as Chief of the Army’s Museum Support Center in Alabama. She is currently working as the I Corps historian at Joint Base Lewis/McCord.

Hamel’s talk, which is free and open to the public, will start at 1 pm at 2106 Second Street, Tillamook.

For more information, call 503-842-4553.

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