Vaughan to appear at book program July 14

Kansas City area author Joe H. Vaughan will be appearing at the District 2 meeting of the Kansas Author’s Club (KAC).

His appearance is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the Lawrence Public Library, 7th and Vermont, downtown Lawrence, Kansas.

Vaughan has released a new book entitled, “Colonel Wilkinson’s Diary, A Kansas Doctor in World War I France.” It was produced by Mennonite Publishing Company.

Colonel Hugh Wilkinson, M.D., was born and raised in Seneca, Kansas. He volunteered for service in the “Great War” and kept a diary of his adventure.

Wilkinson served at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D. C., in France and was discharged with the rank of colonel. He then resumed his surgical practice in Kansas City, Kansas.

Author Vaughan is the colonel’s grandson. The two men never met. Dr. Wilkinson died two decades before Vaughan was born. Vaughan was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas.

This is the final year of activities to commemorate 100 years since World War I, which occurred between 1914 and 1918. District 2 of the KAC includes Johnson, Wyandotte, Miami, Douglas, Shawnee and Franklin counties in Kansas.

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