In His Grandfather’s Footsteps


Paul Doherty’s mission is to learn as much as he can about his grandfather Leon’s WWI experiences to shine some light on Company K’s service.  He has made three trips to France and walked in his grandfather’s footsteps to discover many things about the way the troops lived while in this war-torn area of France and Belgium.

Source:  Rockford Register Star, June 2, 2019.

Camp Grant Museum and Command Post Restaurant

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1004 Samuelson Rd., Rockford

“Stanley and Yolanda Weisensel are the proprietors….”

“The Weisensels have amassed an impressive collection of Camp Grant memorabilia from across the country.  They keep the history alive with stories, special Army “mess” meals and even paranormal tours.”

Source” Northwest Quarterly magazine, Spring 2014, Vol. 11, No. 3, p 29, Kala Nagy, author