Military history series opens Friday, June 22



VANCOUVER — A series of monthly lectures on military history opens at 7 p.m. Friday, June 22 at the Fort Vancouver Visitors Center, 1501 E. Evergreen Blvd., opposite Officers Row.

Army Capt. Richard Ingleby will discuss amphibious warfare planning by the U.S. Army and Marines between World War I and World War II.

Nations often make the mistake of planning for future wars using tactics and equipment from the prior war, Ingleby said. When that happens, the price the military pays can be costly in terms of lives, equipment, and lost battles. Landing an amphibious force of combat troops on a beachhead is one of the most complex of all military operations, Ingleby said.

The series, presented by Fort Vancouver National Historic Site and Vancouver Barracks Military Association, runs through October.

The presentations are free and open to the public, but occupancy is limited to 70 people.