Camp Lewis and the Great War
M.A. Lt. Col., U.S. Army Reserve Director, Lewis Army Museum, Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Camp Lewis opened in September 1917 as a training and mobilization center where the 91st Division would prepare for service in World War I. The camp became home to 40,000 troops learning to soldier. Erik Flint, Director for the Lewis Army Military Museum at JBLM shares the early history of Camp Lewis as the nation commemorates the centennial of the United States entering the Great War.