WWI author visits Wheaton Historical Museum to talk new "doughboys" book
WHEATON – The origin of the name "doughboy" – the informal name for a member of the U.S. Army or Marine Corps, especially the American Expeditionary Force of WWI – is unclear.
But New York City author Richard Rubin decided that he wanted to tell their story. He managed to track down several dozen of the remaining WWI doughboys – ranging in age from 101 to 113 at the time of the interviews and now deceased – and wrote their stories in his new book, "The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten War."
He recently came to Wheaton's Cantigny Park to discuss his book and the stories within. Reporter Nathan Lurz spoke with Rubin about the book.
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