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Thursday, September 4, 2014

WWI display at library

Pvt. Albert L. Rector was killed in action in France on Aug. 12, 1918. The well-known 27-year-old entered the military with other Ligonier Valley men and trained at Camp Lee before heading overseas during World War I. Rector is buried with his parents in the Ligonier Valley Cemetery.
He was the grandson of Jesse Rector who served in the Civil War and after whom the Rector post office was named. For most, Rector's story and the stories of other World War I veterans who lived in the Ligonier Valley is not widely known.
The Ligonier Valley Library will display a portrait of Rector and memorabilia belonging other World War I veterans beginning 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Pennsylvania Room.

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