“An officer … of the greatest valor:” 2d Lieutenant Lloyd Diehl Schaeffer, an Airman of the Great War
Best known for his association with the Carlyle House, Lloyd Diehl Schaeffer joined the U.S. Army in 1917, to fight in the First World War. He served with distinction as an aviation observer attached to the French Army’s Escadrille BR-66 on the Western Front, where he faced Germany's infamous “Flying Circus.”
Join the Alexandria History Society, as we celebrate four local student and their achievements in history. The evening will feature keynote speakers, Luke Pecoraro (Director of Archaeology) and Jessie MacLeod (Associate Curator), from Mount Vernon.
Mark Tooley presents on The Peace That Almost Was: The Forgotten Story of the 1861 Washington Peace Conference and the Final Attempt to Avert the Civil War.
Adrienne Washington presents on African American Churches and specifically the Fort Ward Community.