Randal Gaulke’s preoccupation with the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, the largest German-American battle of the war stems from his fluency in German, his year abroad in Germany and his “real” introduction to the region in 1994. That was the year he first participated in a work weekend with the members of the German Remembrance Committee of the Argonne Forest. (www.argonnerwald.de) Since that trip, he has visited the sector almost annually.
With the Centennial fast approaching, he is hoping to use this website to present more information on the battle for battlefield tourists and researchers; with the explicit goal of presenting a more balanced assessment of the German side of the Meuse-Argonne. Recently, Randal has written two chapters in Ed Lengel’s book, A Companion to the Meuse-Argonne Campaign (Wiley-Blackwell, May 2014) that describe the battle from the viewpoint of two German regiments.
If the stars align, Randal plans to spend several weeks during 2018 on the battlefields, sharing his passion and knowledge of the battle and battlefield with others.
A historian and battlefield tourist by passion, Randal is a financial analyst who works in New York City. He and his family reside in New Jersey. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A copy of Randal’s WW1 CV can be found at the following link: WW1 CV for Randal S Gaulke Version February 2016