Verity Traditions Explores Armco's Role in World War I

Armco Corps upon their return from World War I.
Armco Corps upon their return from World War I.

Miami University Regionals’ Verity Traditions continues on July 17 at 6 p.m. in Verity Lodge on the Middletown Campus with Armco in World War I.

Before the United States entered the “war to end all wars” in April 1917, the American Rolling Mill Company (Armco) was already supplying armaments to the allied forces against Germany, but the company’s most unique contribution to the war came from 15 Armco employees who volunteered to serve with the French forces as ambulance drivers. The highly decorated Armco Ambulance Corp. served with distinction during the last year of the conflict. Presented by Sam Ashworth, former Armco employee, teacher, graphic artist and president of the Middletown Historical Society.

Next up on August 3 at 6 p.m., Heather Reister from Ohio State University’s Butler County Extension Office will share tips on guiding food choices and reducing favorite recipes.

Verity Traditions connects community and campus with the traditions of Verity Lodge. These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call (513) 727-3472 or email Verity Lodge is located at 4200 N. University Blvd. on the Miami Regionals’ Middletown campus.