On Saturday, October 6, 2018, VFW Post 112 of Wichita will remember Medal of Honor recipient Lieutenant Erwin Bleckley.  The Wichita native lost his life on that day 100 years earlier, attempting to drop supplies to “The Lost Battalion.”  The remembrance will be held at the VA Auditorium at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita.

For more information, see the VFW Post webpage:  http://www.vfw112.org/Bleckley_Day.php

Information about Bleckley was previously posted here:  https://www.kansasww1.org/medal-of-honor-erwin-r-bleckley/



Blair Tarr is the Museum Curator of the Kansas State Historical Society. He oversees the three-dimensional collections of the Society, but has special interests in the Civil War, Wichita-made Valentine diners, and Leavenworth's Abernathy Furniture. In the last few years he has also done a lot of cramming on The Great War. He is a past president of the Kansas Museums Association and the Civil War Round Tables of both Kansas City and Eastern Kansas. He is currently a board member of the Heritage League of Greater Kansas City.