The Caroline County Historical Society exhibit on World War II opens September 2, 2015, at the Museum of Rural Life, 16 North 2nd Street, in Denton. The exhibit will be open Saturdays from 11am to 3pm, or by appointment (call 410-479-1750).
No county in America can exceed the military service record of Caroline County. Apart from the Battle of Saratoga in the American Revolution, someone from Caroline County has participated in every major battle involving the U.S. military in the history of the United States.
World War II was no exception.
Just in the exhibit section entitled Lost Lives, visitors will note the names Corregidor, Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, Normandy, Tripoli, Monte Cassino, The Bulge, Guam, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Liberator, Flying Fortress, Torpedo Bomber, Cruiser and Aircraft Carrier.
Between 2000 and 2005 the Caroline County Historical Society professionally video-recorded surviving local combat veterans telling their stories, which make up Recollections.
Together with Letters Home and Romance, visitors get a compelling and straight-forward insight about how World War II impacted rural Caroline County, America’s leading county in terms of breath of military service.