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The Jacksonport Historical Society is acknowledging the hundredth anniversary of the World War I armistice with "The Yanks Are Coming," by Capt. Charles Butler.

Charles Butler (1890-1982) was born and raised in Jacksonport. While a junior at Ripon College, he volunteered for officers’ training and was a lieutenant when he went overseas in the American Expeditionary Forces. After serving in France, he was sent to Germany in the Army of Occupation and was promoted to captain. He received two Silver Star Citations, the Purple Heart, the Distinguished Service Cross, and the French Regimental Fourragère. Upon his return to the U.S., he completed an Ed.D. at Columbia University and embarked on a career as an educator and author.

Like many veterans of horrific wars, Charles did not talk much about his military service. Some forty-five years after his return from Europe, he wrote his memories from that time in the form of autobiographical fiction.  

The two books remembering World War I, “The Yanks are Coming” and “Remembering the Great War: Letters From the Front” are available at several locations in Door County:  Other Worlds Books & More, 3rd Ave., Sturgeon Bay; Door County Coffee & Tea Co., Hwy 42, Carlsville, and Fish Creek Bookshop & Gallery, Top of Hill Shops, Fish Creek. “Remembering the Great War,” along with eleven other books published by JHS, is also on sale at Bley’s Grocery, Hwy 57, Jacksonport.

Ordering information:

Book prices: The Yanks are Coming US $10.00 plus $3.50 shipping


Special pricing package:  When you order "The Yanks are Coming" you can also receive "Remembering the Great War" by Phyllis Zatlan for only $5.00 including shipping!  (See description of "Remembering the Great War:  Letters From the Front" at Book and Video page.)

Contact:  pzatlin@hotmail.com

Please make checks payable to the Jacksonport Historical Society, Inc. and send to:

Phyllis Zatlin for JHS

6138 Lakeshore Road

Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Shipping is to domestic USA only. Please allow 2 weeks for delivery.

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