Tag Archives: Connie Ruzich

Ninety-Eight Years Ago Today: The Death of TW Culbertson, 80 Division, AEF by Connie Ruzich

Webmaster’s Introduction:  Connie Ruzich was the July 2016 “People of the Meuse-Argonne” feature on this website.  The primary emphasis then was on her poetry blog posts in Behind Their Lines.  She also indicated that she was working on a biography of TW Culbertson, who was a volunteer ambulance driver with the AFS and who subsequently joined the AEF.  He was killed in the Meuse-Argonne on 4 October.  Connie was one of the first to volunteer to write a blog post for “Ninety-Eight Years Ago Today” on Continue reading →

Noteworthy Websites: Behind Their Lines

  Having selected Connie Ruzich as the July 2016 “Person of the Argonne,” it only seems appropriate to focus on her WW1 poetry blogsite:  http://behindtheirlines.blogspot.com.   During our communication she listed three American poems which she thought fit best with the Meuse-Argonne website.  These are linked and briefly described below:   Battling Homesickness:  The poem “Home is Where the Pie Is” was published in Stars and Stripes and was very popular with American troops.  In this blogpost, Connie includes a discussion of the role the Continue reading →

People of the Meuse-Argonne: Connie Ruzich

Even today French locals, other Europeans and Americans find themselves drawn to the Meuse-Argonne region of France.  Once drawn there, many return time and again; often working on a multi-year research or preservation project.  In this irregular interview series, the webmaster hopes to introduce readers to some of these individuals and their labors of love.   1)  What are your name, nationality and occupation? Connie Ruzich, American, University Professor of English at Robert Morris University and author of the blog Behind Their Lines (forgotten voices Continue reading →