McLamb Donates “Great War” Book to BCC Library

BOLIVIA, NC – More than 700 men and women from Brunswick County served in World War I (WWI).  A new book profiling those who served, their companies and divisions, and the role of Fort Caswell in the “Great War” has been published.  Its 578 pages are replete with vivid descriptions, photographs, documents, and maps.

A copy of the book was recently presented to the Brunswick Community College library by BCC Foundation member, and past president, Teresa A. McLamb. A publication of the non-profit Friends of Fort Caswell Rifle Range, Inc., the book will also be donated to five other area libraries thanks to a donation to the non-profit by McLamb.

Brunswick County in the Great War; Preserving the 1918 Fort Caswell Rifle Range and the Legacies of the Men and Women Who Served was researched and written over a nine-year period by retired college professor Dr. Norma Eckard, her husband Ron, and her daughter Amy.  As the book’s back cover explains, “these stories were collected and curated from local families and individuals who still carry the memories of war.”  It is an important resource for anyone seeking to learn about Brunswick County history and the history of WWI.

“As they were researching the stories of these men and women, many of the profiles were published in the Brunswick Beacon,” McLamb said. “As my family’s unofficial genealogist, I matched my own database to the individuals profiled and learned much more about my family’s involvement in our country’s military history.  We have several cousins and great uncles in the book,” she noted.

The book is available for purchase by contacting Eckard at [email protected].


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