Terry Shoptaugh’s new book launched in Bismarck

Terry Shoptaugh, University Archivist, had his latest book officially “launched” April 5 at the North Dakota Capitol in Bismarck. They Were Ready focuses on the 164th Infantry Regiment during World War II and includes the stories of 70 World War II veterans of the unit with original art work by Doug Burtell of Bowman. Bernard Wagner, a Valley City veteran of WWII and Korea, and president of the 164th Infantry Veteran’s Association, introduced the book at the ceremony. Shoptaugh’s other books include You Have Been Kind Enough to Assist Me: Herman Stern and the Jewish Refugee Crisis (2008) and Moorhead, MN (Images of America) (2004).