• Dave Harmon, PW editor

US Army creates corps of Monuments Officers to protect cultural treasures during wartime

FORT BELVOIR, Va. — The Army Reserve officers worked with brisk efficiency.

For much of the afternoon, they had meticulously documented and carefully packed cultural treasures from the Smithsonia museum in Pinelandia — a country that could soon be under siege. Their mission — to evacuate important items from the museum — was going well.

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