A Soldier's Story

WWI Letters and Diaries of Paul B. Hendrickson

Paul B. Hendrickson was a World War I soldier from Illinois. He trained at Camp Parker in Quincy, Illinois and Camp Logan in Houston, Texas and was a member of the regimental band. While training at Camp Parker, Hendrickson learned mapmaking and signaling, which culminated in a hand-drawn map of Camp Logan. After training, his division went abroad and fought in the trenches of France.

This exhibit explores Hendrickson's journey from Illinois to Texas and on to the battlefields of Europe and offers a rare and insightful look into the life of a World War I solider through his own stories.