The Historic Trust will be holding Historic Military Talks on the third Thursday of every month, January through June, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm for Free at The Marshall House! February 21, 2019 Speakers SSG Frazier Raymond Jr. Mr. Wilson Keller Title: Buffalo Soldiers at the Vancouver Barracks, and Cathay Williams, the First Female Buffalo Soldier Description: Retired U.S. Army Non-Commission Officer Frazier Raymond, will speak about Cathay Williams, the only female Buffalo Soldiers. March 21, 2019 Speaker: Mr. Matthew Mawhirter Title: The Civilian Conservation Corps in the Vancouver Barracks District Description: Matthew Mawhirter talks about the Vancouver Barracks and the role its soldiers played in organizing the CCC in the Pacific Northwest. April 18, 2019 Speaker: SGM Jeff Dacus (U.S. Marine Corps, Retired) Title: Predator-A Marine Corps Tank Company in Operation Desert Storm Description: Jeff Dacus is a retired Master Sergeant of Marines who plans on sharing his experience in tank combat in Operation Desert Storm. May 16, 2019 Speaker: Mr. Paul Fanning Title: The Portland Metro Area Response Plan in World War II Description: Across the country, as military bases beefed up their security, so did local governments, including Vancouver and Portland. June 20, 2019 Speaker: LTC James Pestillo (U.S. Air Force, Retired) Title: The Development of the Vancouver Barracks and City of Vancouver's Water System. Lieutenant colonel, James Pestillo tells of the complexities of early Vancouver?s water systems and the competing companies that helped develop the systems we use today.