Ship alumnus Dr. Michael Lynch, has been announced a winner of the 2019 Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Awards. Lynch was awarded a plaque and a $1,000 cash award for his biography, Edward M. Almond and the US Army: From the 92nd Infantry Division to the X Corps (University Press of Kentucky). Lynch obtained a graduate certificate in history from Shippensburg University in 2004.

The Army Historical Foundation, a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, is dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of the American soldier. The Foundation is the principal fundraiser for the National Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir, VA. The Foundation’s projects and activities also include refurbishment of historical Army buildings; acquisition and conservation of historical art, artifacts, and documents; support of Army history education programs; historical research; publication of historical materials on the American soldier; and providing counsel and support to private and governmental organizations .

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