Insignia of the 36th Division Texas-Oklahoma National Guard Fought at Blanc Mont in WWI
The Southwest Chapter of the Western Front Association, US Branch, was formed in 2004. We are headquartered in Austin, Texas, but would like to build a strong regional Chapter within our three-state territory of Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. Our regular venue is the Texas Military Forces Museum, located in Building 6 on Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas. Michael Kihntopf has assumed the duties of Chapter Chairman with Chapter founder David Beer continuing to serve the chapter as Associate Chairman.
Insignia of the 90th Division Draftees from Texas and Oklahoma Fought in St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne Offensives in WWI
One of Our Visits to the Last World War I Dreadnought the USS Texas
Information About Events
We try to meet quarterly (somewhat). Our future venues: Spring: Camp Mabry, Austin Texas; Summer: Public Library, Schertz, TX; Fall: USS Texas, Houston, TX. We sometimes visit other unique historical attractions such as the Stinson Air Museum in San Antonio. Please contact us if you have material you would like to present to our members. Visit the announcements section of our Chapters directory page to see our schedule of future events.
Ambassador Shurtleff, a retired American Foreign Service officer who served as President of The World War One Historical Association and as a past President of The Western Front Association – U S Branch, passed away on January 22, 2014. The searchable version of Len’s Bookshelf was created and will be maintained in his honor.