Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Centennial at the Grass Roots Series: Announcing the New Doughboy Center Website will be supporting the Centennial with our own projects each year.  Our 2014 project is a recasting of our award-winning 14-year-old Doughboy Center Website.  I like to refer to it as a "rejuvenation." While keeping all of our popular features, we will also become more of a portal to other sites that focus on the American experience during the war.  I asked our talented young designer Shannon Niel to come up with a fresh design that both captures the spirit of the times and will also be appealing to younger persons in whom we are trying to stir interest and appreciation for their nation's history and heritage. I have just approved Shannon's final design, and we will be implementing it over the summer without any break in our operations. Here is the new look, but please check in regularly to see our progress at:

Our New Home Page

The Battles and Operations of the AEF.   The Air Service, Navy and all Activities of the U.S. Marines Included.

Stories, Photos and Biographies of Notable Members, Heroes and Many of the 2 Million Doughboys, Who Went "Over There"; and Genealogical Help for Families Researching Their Members that Served.

The Lost Battalion, Belleau Wood, Armistice Day and Veterans Day, Why Were They Called "Doughboys"?   Art, Music, and Literature of the AEF. Learn About It Here.

Information for the Hard Core Enthusiast; World War I Reenactor Community; the Logistical Arm of the AEF, including the Important Medical Services.


  1. Beautifully done.
    I expect you have double checked to be sure rifle, MG and other equipment details are correct.

  2. Those are red-blooded 2nd Army men. Don't make them look like "cherubs". They would be looking at a 1917 pinup girl or a Parisian Can-Can dancer...not Mom.
    Take the "cooking pots" off their heads and put on a proper "iron hat." They were like the British helmets.