Stories of Courage, Tenacity, and Valor Told
About the Centre
The Centre collaborates with international, national, and regional agencies to promote the study and preservation of memories and servicemembers related to the Great War.
We support our mission by advocating for those who have been unjustly denied high-level valor awards because of their racial or religious backgrounds through the Valor Medals Review, maintaining and digitizing Great War artifacts, and facilitating educational programming in partnership with Park University.
Current Events and News
The staff expresses deepest appreciation to our Congressional legislative sponsors and Department of Defense (DOD) colleagues who supported the recent Valor Medals Review (VMR) Project extension in H.R. 2670, the “National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2024.”
The VMR Project receives no federal appropriations. Funding for servicemember research, military service documentation, and student interns is sponsored solely by philanthropic corporations, organizations, and individuals. If interested in chronicling the 214 servicemembers identified, please consider a donation by clicking the “Donate” link above.
Semper FidelisLecture Series
The George S. Robb Centre for the Study of the Great War at Park University is the home of the Valor Medals Review Project and Task Force, a team of researchers and historians performing a systematic investigation into minority (African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, Jewish American, and Native American) veterans of the First World War (1914-1921) who, in spite of deserving deeds, may have been unjustly denied high-level valor awards owing to their racial or religious backgrounds.Search the Servicemember Database